Fantastic Sams Franchise Articles
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 think it's recession-proof. 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. When you can get an adult haircut and shampoo for $14.95, that's a pretty good thing in this market.
|Total Investment:||$150,362 - $283,006|
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Fantastic Sams franchisee John Prichard has never been a "growth for growth's sake" kind of franchisee. Until recently, the Twin Cities-based owner of 24 Fantastic Sams and two upscale Camille Albane salons wasn't even aware that he was the brand's largest franchisee.
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