Fantastic Sams Ranked by Forbes as One of the Top Employers in 2021
The Salon Brand Receives Positive Reviews from Salon Employees
Fantastic Sams is proud to announce its spot on the Forbes list of America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers in 2021. The salon franchise is ranked number 68 on the list of 500 companies.
Forbes partnered with research firm Statista to survey 50,000 Americans who work for businesses with 1,000 or more employees. Participants were asked about their willingness to recommend their employer to friends or family members and were also asked to nominate companies on their own.
“This is an amazing honor for the network because it comes from people we work with on a daily basis,” said Kathie Lee, Fantastic Sams and Dessange Group North America CEO. “We want to create an environment where our employees and our franchisees’ employees can feel passionate and fulfilled by the work they do, and this ranking demonstrates we and our franchisees are meeting that goal.”
With about 800 franchised locations operating across the country, Fantastic Sams salons pride themselves on providing full service, cut and color salon services at an affordable price with a focus on technical expertise and guest experience.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, company leadership quickly saw the challenges ahead for franchisees, employees, and guests. They created a forum newsletter for the network which was distributed several times a week. It detailed helpful information including the latest CDC guidelines as well as information about government financing or grants and educational, training, and vendor opportunities that could be useful to each franchisee.
As the country continues to reopen, Fantastic Sams is dedicated to building on its push toward collaboration and teamwork at all its branded salons.
“We have always been focused on teamwork at Fantastic Sams, but COVID-19 really showed us how important it is to have great communication across the company and network to make sure everyone felt safe and supported,” said Lee. “I think this kind of collaboration is what helps to make our company and network a great place to work.”
You can check out the entire Forbes list of America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers here.
About the Forbes Ranking
For the purpose of the rankings Forbes combined the entire network of corporate and franchised salons as a single “employer.” However, Fantastic Sams’ franchisees are independently owned and operated businesses. Fantastic Sams, as the franchisor, does not employ any of its franchisees or franchisees’ employees.
About Fantastic Sams
Fantastic Sams is one of the world’s largest franchised network of salons offering full service cut and color salon services. Refining its franchise model over the course of four decades, Fantastic Sams’ vision is to franchise the premier full-service hair salon experts, balancing technical expertise with fantastic and personalized guest experience. This vision is supported by the three pillars of Education, Marketing/Products and Business Operations. The franchise network consists of about 800 locations across North America, and it continues to grow. Fantastic Sams is owned by Dessange Group North America, Inc. and both entities are headquartered in Massachusetts.