What Are Our Target Growth Markets?

Many markets are still available across the United States

Fantastic Sams is a versatile salon franchise with the impressive ability to work in large and small markets. High-frequency shopping centers in densely populated, middle-income residential areas give our franchisees the best opportunity to thrive. We have successful franchisees in markets as large as Los Angeles (pop. 3.9 million) and as small as Weaverville, NC (pop. 3,900). Our simple, scalable business model works anywhere that people embrace affordable hair care in a full-service salon atmosphere.An exterior shot of a beige Fantastic Sams Cut & Color sign.

We have the advantage of a recognizable brand name with a 40-year history, and even with 1,100 units across the country, we still have plenty of room to grow. We are especially excited about opportunities in the states of Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Northern California, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Beyond these states, there are still hundreds, if not thousands, of untapped territories — communities where a full-service, affordable salon franchise would be more than welcome.

Franchise owners can build a solid customer base because there is always a need for what we provide. In addition to our three core services of haircuts, color and facial waxing, we also provide frequent, high-quality education to our stylists to keep them abreast of the latest trends. Our support system and training for franchisees are designed to help them provide trend-right services in their communities, which makes customers happy and gives owners greater opportunities for success.

How Fantastic Sams shines

There are a lot of cut-only salons in the market. Some of them cater to children-only or men-only. Fantastic Sams has an edge because we offer a much broader range of services, and we offer those services to the whole family.

Our salons are stocked with nationally branded hair care products TIGI and Bed Head as well as a product line manufactured exclusively for Fantastic Sams. That business model provides a win-win — clients leave looking and feeling great about themselves and about the price they paid, and franchisees get an opportunity to boost their bottom lines through multiple streams of revenue.A red graphic with white lettering reads, "70% of Fantastic Sams Salons are operated by multi-unit owners. Most started out with a single salon." A pair of white scissors is silhouetted on the bottom right.

We have single- and multi-unit development opportunities available in numerous areas. Our experts will help guide you through the site-selection process once you’ve chosen your ideal territory, and we’ll be there for you when you’re ready to scale up.

Fantastic Sams salons are remarkably stable long-term investments, with the potential for high earnings in any economic climate.

“I would definitely say it’s recession-resistant,” says franchisee Jerry Dalzell, who currently owns multiple salons in the Las Vegas area and is still developing. “Everybody needs haircuts. We offer family hair care at a mid-range price point. We are not going after the high-income folks, but I have stylists I’d put up against anybody — stylists who are very skilled and talented, as well as some who are young and whom we are developing. We offer a great value at a reasonable price.”

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