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Our 3 biggest wins of 2017

Hair salon ownership never looked better: Fantastic Sams is closing out 2017 with one of our best years ever

A salon shows a row of empty chairs on the left and a silver reception desk on the right bearing the Fantastic Sams logo. Shelves of products can be seen behind and to the right of the desk.
Fantastic Sams signed dozens of new franchise agreements in 2017, and we’re looking for 2018 to be just as fantastic.

It’s only natural to take stock of the year we’ve just left behind to help us set our goals for the year ahead, and we definitely love what we’re seeing in the rear-view mirror for 2017. Fantastic Sams is excited for what’s ahead this year, but we’d love to remind you of some of the high points of the exceptional year we’ve just closed out.

Here’s a look at three of our biggest achievements from 2017:

Great momentum

Hair salon ownership with Fantastic Sams grew like crazy in 2017. We opened over 30 salons, and we closed out the year with more than 100 new locations slated for development. Much of this development will come from new franchise owners, who recognize the unique value proposition we offer.

Four men and women dressed in black and white strike poses for the camera as silver and gold confetti falls around them. The Fantastic Sams logo is at the top next to the words “Looks Good On You,” and the words “Always Be Fantastic” are written in white script across the center of the picture.
Have you considered hair salon ownership with Fantastic Sams? It could be the best decision you make in 2018.

When Fantastic Sams started franchising in 1976, our brand became the first unisex hair salon franchise in the United States. We offer a full menu of salon services to men, women and children. That gives us two distinct advantages over so many other salon franchises: We have demonstrated our long-term stability as a brand, and we don’t limit ourselves to just one consumer niche.

We are setting our growth goals for 2018 at 110+ new salons.

Fresh financing options

Often the biggest hurdle between you and franchise ownership is getting through the sometimes-arduous process of securing financing. Over the last year, we’ve formed relationships with several banks and financial institutions to help qualified candidates fast-track the process.

Our strategic banking partnerships allow you to start on the loan process early because The Bancorp Bank, Radius Bank and Hitachi Capital have established certain criteria for Fantastic Sams franchise candidates seeking financing. These institutions have already vetted our brand and recognized our decades of leadership in the hair salon franchise industry. The partnerships are endorsements of the strength of our business model and help us accelerate our growth by allowing franchise owners to open new salons more quickly.

New leadership

Late in the year, Fantastic Sams welcomed a new President and CEO when John Costanza joined our firm. Parent company Dessange International brought Costanza on board from Conair Corporation. With 22 years of experience in the salon and beauty industry and extensive international management experience, Costanza will bring a new leadership style and vision to our company.

Costanza firmly believes that our people are our strongest asset, and he vows to strengthen our commitment to supporting our franchisees through training, recruitment and brand innovation to create even more fans of our iconic company.

Explore hair salon ownership

If you’d like to learn more about joining our dynamic and growing franchise, we invite you to explore our research pages. To start a conversation with someone on our franchise development team, please fill out the no-obligation form on this page and someone will be in touch with you. We look forward to hearing from you!