Expanded Client Base Makes Us One of the Most Successful Hair Salons

No other salon franchise offers the same experience and services at such an affordable price point

Based on our decades of experience, we’ve created the perfect business model to meet the needs of every man, woman and child who steps through our doors. Most successful hair salons cater to a specific demographic, but we’ve focused on building a framework that will allow the maximum revenue potential for franchisees. Our client care, range of services, affordability and attention to detail give us a unique niche in the marketplace.

An open shelving unit filled with hair care products separates a reception desk from a row of empty salon stations.

Clients love that they can bring the whole family in for a full menu of hair care services, all at an affordable price, making us one of the most successful salon franchises around.

One-stop convenience helps us stand out among best hair salon franchises

“We try to make sure Fantastic Sams is a little different, not only because we’re a one-stop shop but because of the level of service we offer,” says Bob Loffredo, Chief Development Officer. “In our perfect world, a client should leave with a cut, color, blow-dry and a product.”

Our New Image salon design puts all our services and products on display from the moment clients arrive. The sleek, modern interiors showcase our salon service areas, while the Color Bar and product display cases invite clients to browse our products while they consider the services they’re seeking. No other salon in the value space offers the scope of services, quality of care and affordable price that Fantastic Sams does.

For women

When a woman gets her hair done in a salon, she expects certain niceties — a scalp massage while she’s being shampooed, and a cup of coffee or a bottled water. She also expects an end result that looks so good she makes sure to go somewhere immediately afterward to show off her style (and maybe get a compliment or two).

She’ll find all that at Fantastic Sams.

For men

Our salons also meet the expectations men have when they get their hair cut. The average male client wants to walk in with no appointment and get his hair cut and styled right away. He wants someone to recommend the right products so he can maintain the same good look until his next cut.

This is a client who’s very likely to walk out with one of our styling products in hand.

A stylist clips a male client's hair at a hairdressing station.

Men, women and children can get the hair care services they need at Fantastic Sams.

For kids

When mothers and fathers bring their kids to Fantastic Sams, they’re expecting prompt attention. After all, kids aren’t known for sitting still for long periods of time. At Fantastic Sams, clients know they can count on a trained stylist to quickly give their children haircuts and trims.

Why we’re among the most successful hair salons

For clients, our commitment to convenience and premium service at an affordable price is a big draw.

“When someone spends $15, $16, $17 on a haircut, they deserve to have the stylist ask them what they want,” says Chief Development Officer Bob Loffredo. “They deserve a good shampoo, a bottled water or a cup of coffee. Yes, Fantastic Sams provides a great value, but we still provide a worthy service. Our clients don’t want to pay $75 or $100 for a haircut, but when they walk out, they should walk away feeling like they got a really good experience for their money.”

Royalty structure means franchisees keep more as they sell more

Our modern New Image salon puts all of our services and products on display from the moment clients arrive. The sleek, modern interiors showcase our salon service areas while the Color Bar and product display cases invite clients to browse our products while they consider the services they’re seeking.

For franchisees, Fantastic Sams offers a low entry point, with a typical initial investment of around $185,000; a chance to start out as an entrepreneur with one salon that can scale quickly into a multi-unit operation; an incredible system of support and training; and perks like a fixed royalty fee. As sales increase, royalties do not — so increasing the top-line sales improves the bottom line more quickly than other franchise concepts. Franchisees keep more of what they earn.

A red shelving unit features an array of hair color products.

The Color Bar is front and center in our redesigned salons, featured prominently as one of our highest-margin upsell services.

“I like the fact that Fantastic Sams has a flat royalty fee and not a percentage-based fee,” says LaRonda Hunter of Ft. Worth, TX, who owns four salons. “All the other franchises I researched were based on percentage. I started out with the goal of being successful, so I wanted there to be a point where I could start making more money and not have to give a percentage of everything to the franchisor. That was a big factor for me. It’s proven to be advantageous. I’m not a wealthy person, but I had enough money up front for the franchise fee and down payment on a loan. I had good credit. I think it’s important to know you don’t have to be rich to start a Fantastic Sams.”

If you’re interested in learning about the franchise opportunity with one of the most successful hair salons in the nation, we invite you to explore our research pages. You can download our franchise report by filling out the shortform on this page.

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