|Total Investment:||$150,362 - $283,006|
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About Fantastic Sams
Fantastic Sams was the first nationally franchised full-service hair salon, and has grown to more than 1,100 locations over 40 years. Unlike discount haircut franchises, Fantastic Sams offers the full range of salon services, including haircuts and trend-right styles, color and waxing, which helps generate higher tickets and margins. Fantastic Sams invented the “no-appointment needed” hair salon and continues to be a franchise and beauty industry leader.
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"Good operations make a big difference. I took over a salon in October that was struggling under a previous owner. I closed it for remodeling, re-opened it and within four months was at break-even. I think, on average, you should be able to do it in four to six months in a good location. One of the important things is to follow the model. Entrepreneurs tend to want to do it their own way -- when I started, even though I said I wanted to follow a system, I often did my own thing. It slowed me down. My advice: Do what corporate tells you to do!"
"I never thought I'd own a hair salon. It was the furthest thing from my mind. But it made total sense, especially from an affordability standpoint. As it turned out, I didn't really need to have experience in the hair and beauty field. It probably would have helped me if I had, but it wasn't necessary."