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Fantastic Sams Hometown News: Florida edition

We still have salon franchise opportunities throughout Florida. Find out what our Fantastic Sams franchises in Florida have been up to.

If you’ve been looking for Fantastic Sams franchises in Florida, you should know two things: 1. We still have opportunities available. 2. We are very dedicated in this region to franchisee support and manager training.

We thought potential buyers might like to see what’s been happening lately in Florida, so we asked some of our Region Owners to fill us in.

Salon manager boot camp teaches essential skills

The Fantastic Sams Florida Region launched its Manager Boot Camp training program in May 2018. This intensive and interactive 3-day Boot Camp, created and presented by Director of Education Amanda Tanner, was designed to equip salon managers with the skills and tools necessary to lead their salons.

Managers learned how to understand payroll, profitability and other important salon numbers, as well as how to impact those numbers. Members of the Regional Team joined the Boot Camp to train in their areas of expertise. Subjects like scheduling, interviewing, coaching, cleanliness, marketing and guest service were discussed in depth, to name just a few! Graduates proudly wore shiny red dog tags proclaiming, “I survived FS Florida Manager Boot Camp!” The Florida Region looks forward to hosting this successful program again in the near future.

Fantastic Sams Salon Manager and Educator Marilyne Torres with Fantastic Sams Florida Region President Randy Lazar.
Fantastic Sams Salon Manager and Educator Marilyne Torres with Fantastic Sams Florida Region President Randy Lazar.

New salons open on the northeast coast of Florida

Fantastic Sams Murabella, St. Augustine, FL
Dr. Stephen Strout has signed a lease to open a second location, a little over a year since opening his first Fantastic Sams franchise in St. Augustine on May 13, 2017. His new salon will be located in the Fruit Cove area of Jacksonville, FL, and is scheduled to open in early September 2018.
Fantastic Sams Mandarin South, Jacksonville, FL
Nick and Heather Mouhourtis opened the doors to their first salon in Jacksonville, FL, on May 19, 2018. Their new salon sits in the busy Mandarin South shopping center, complete with beautiful, sleek decor and a fantastic team of professionals. Residents are thrilled that Fantastic Sams has returned to their community! We wish Nick and Heather tremendous success in their first location.

A girl with long pinkish-blonde hair and a hat is walking into a clear blue ocean, pulling a pink donut float behind her.
A new Fantastic Sams franchise opened in May in Jacksonville, FL, and there are still plenty of Florida opportunities available.

Keeping Florida salon managers updated

The Fantastic Sams Florida Regional Office began hosting Quarterly Salon Manager Updates in 2018. Director of Education Amanda Tanner designed the updates to help salon owners keep their salon managers in the loop on news and events happening in our region. The Updates are centrally located throughout Florida (in Pensacola, Orlando and Tampa Bay) to make it as convenient as possible for all Fantastic Sams salon managers to attend.

Of course, salon owners are always welcome! During the next Quarterly Update, salon managers will hear the latest recruitment and retail news, photography tips for social media, updates on national and regional marketing initiatives and more! Quarterly Salon Manager Updates have been such a success that we’re all ready preparing for and looking forward to the third-quarter sessions.

Premiere Orlando Hair Show

The Fantastic Sams Florida Regional Office hosted its first booth at Premiere Orlando in June 2018. We were thrilled to participate in the career fair, meeting talented cosmetologists and students from all over the country. Our high-energy regional team, joined by franchisees and local Fantastic Sams stylists, greeted and conversed with attendees, sharing fantastic freebies and inviting them to sign up to win a gorgeous grand prize salon kit.

Stylists clamored to win the $500 value grand prize, complete with professional styling tools and private-label Fantastic Sams Hair Care products. Our efforts resulted in 1,285 entries, with nearly 500 of those entries signing up to receive updates on career and education opportunities with Fantastic Sams. It was a thrilling couple of days, and we are all excited for Premiere Orlando 2019!

Learn more about Fantastic Sams franchises in Florida

Find out more about opportunities in Florida in elsewhere by exploring our research pages. Click here to fill out a Fantastic Sams franchise application.