Competitions & Magazine Covers: Fantastic Sams Franchises Boost Employee Retention
Who wouldn’t want to work at a hair salon that encourages employees to compete at national levels — and then helps them get there?
Good hair stylists provide great cuts. Great hair stylists provide artistry for every client in terms of cut, color and trend-right looks. These are the men and women that every Fantastic Sams salon franchise recruits — and retains.
Why the loyalty? Fantastic Sams recognizes the talent it has, and it wants to show those stylists off. That’s why the company’s Artistic Styling Awards program was created. The winners of that competition, as well as many other stylists throughout the Fantastic Sams salon franchise family, also find their work adorning national industry magazines.
National honors = local retention
And that makes for happy employees, says Craig Morris, who owns a Fantastic Sams salon franchise in Corona, California, and whose stylist Rosalind Pacleb has been featured on many magazine covers for her award-winning work.
“We are the No. 1 salon participating in the ASA every year, and the stylists absolutely love it,” Craig says. “They are very happy when we win awards there, and they also love it when photos of their styles are featured on magazine covers. It’s great for retention, because they know they are working for a business that values them and allows them to explore their creative side as much as they want.”
Clients appreciate talented stylists
Rosalind and the talented stylists at every Fantastic Sams salon franchise enjoy being able to blend cuts and colors to create exciting, trend-right styles. Better yet, their clients are the beneficiaries, and that gets noticed
“One reason Fantastic Sams has been around for more than 40 years is a willingness to be more than just convenient,” says Linda Chadwick, President and CEO of Fantastic Sams. “We were built on the no-appointment model, but from there the differentiators really begin to stand out against other salons in the value sector. Our focus on trend-right cuts, our full-service color bar and other services, in addition to our popular, custom-blended brands … these are all valuable to the customer, but also help us get — and keep — amazing stylists.”
That combination, she says, is why Fantastic Sams continues to attract the best talent as it continues to grow all across the United States.
“We have recently redesigned our floor plan to make our salons more open and accessible,” Linda says. “We received a lot of input from stylists about what they wanted to see in their work environment. They are thrilled with the open, airy feel of the new salons, and it’s just one more way we support the men and women who do such an amazing job for our Fantastic Sams salon franchise owners and their clients.”