Becoming an Owner
When you become a Fantastic Sams franchisee, you’ll receive guidance at every step and industry-leading training and support to put you on the path to success. Here’s how it works.
10 Steps to Your Grand Opening
Ready to get started? Read on for a a step-by-step plan description of what to expect, from welcoming you to the franchise to your first store’s grand opening.
Initial Welcome and Pre-qualification Call
You will be asked to submit an application, and we’ll conduct an introductory interview to discuss your desired market territory, financial qualifications and motivation. We’ll agree to a process timeline during this call.
During this call, we’ll review your background, discuss your long- and short-term goals and discern whether you’re a good fit for Fantastic Sams. We’ll provide a process overview and discuss your financing options. We will send you a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
A Franchise Development Representative will provide an overview of the FDD, explain the terms of the franchise agreement and talk about expectations.
Region Director Call
Our Region Director (RD) for your area will schedule a call with you. You’ll be able to ask questions about on-boarding; site selection, construction, marketing and field support; as well as what to expect as a Fantastic Sams franchise owner.
You will have an opportunity to call, email or visit existing Fantastic Sams franchise owners to gain a better understanding of what it’s like to be a franchisee in our system. We will schedule a salon tour and a Discovery Day, and you will be able to meet with the Regional Field Team.
You will gain a more in-depth understanding of your role as a franchise owner, how our Operations Team supports you in that role and how your success will be measured. You will also prepare a business plan summary and pro forma after this call.
Finance Strategy Call
You’ll speak with our Development Team about your financing options.
Final Approval and Franchise Agreement Signing
We will conduct a background check and prepare the final documents for you and your legal representative to review before signing. We will set a signing date, and at the scheduled time you will sign your Franchise Agreement.
New Owner On-boarding
Our experts can help you choose the best possible site for your Fantastic Sams by providing access to site-selection software. You and your designated manager or managers will attend New Owner Training to learn Fantastic Sams Salon Fundamentals, which cover everything from back-office processes to guest service protocol.
You can expect to open your Fantastic Sams franchise approximately 6-7mo (28 weeks) from signing your Franchise Agreement!