December 20, 2007 // Franchising.com // - Boston, MA. – Fantastic Sams, a full service hair salon brand with nearly 1400 salons in the US and Canada, is continuing its expansion into the Los Angeles market. The company recently opened four franchise locations in the Los Angeles area with salons located in:
• Soquel Canyon Crossing in Chino Hills
• Village Walk Center in Murrieta
• Crossroads in Hesperia
• 2nd Street Market Place in Beaumont
These openings are part of a broader growth plan that calls for 50 new locations in the Los Angeles market in the next three to five years. Currently, there are 170 Fantastic Sams Hair Salons open in the Los Angeles region.
"We are incredibly excited about our growth in Los Angeles," said Jeff Sturgis, Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for Fantastic Sams. "As the leading full service salon brand, we look forward to offering the highest quality salon services to our guests."
Franchisees from all backgrounds are drawn to the Fantastic Sams business opportunity. Franchise owners, Greg & Soldad Whaley in Chino Hills are a former airline pilot and a flight attendant. In Murrieta, franchisees Sam and Marilyn Tokatly are a former MIS Manager for Cal Poly Pomona and a Sales Manager. In Hesperia, franchisees James & Andrea Coleman are a General Foreman in power line construction and a stylist and in Beaumont, franchisee Steve Favero, comes from manufacturing and the aerospace industry.
"Fantastic Sams continues to expand its brand in markets all across the country," Sturgis added. "We are very pleased to be working with these fine franchisees in developing the brand in the local market and building upon our strong history, rich heritage and loyal customer base."
Fantastic Sams offers a full range of hair salon services to its clients, providing them with the best in full service hair care and professional hair salon products. Salon stylists are always up-to-date on the latest styles and trends. From haircuts to styles, to straightening, to color services, and more…Fantastic Sams offers full salon services at affordable prices.
Already a big player in the $59 billion hair salon industry, Fantastic Sams is fueling interest in their development plans with a cutting-edge, client centric salon design for franchise owners.
Fantastic Sams is currently concentrating its efforts on attracting quality franchise partners who want to invest in a leading hair salon brand with a solid operating system and a strong corporate support structure. The average initial investment to open a Fantastic Sams Hair Salon (ranging from $100,000 to $225,000) and the company's fixed fee royalties make it one of the most competitive opportunities in the industry. "With Fantastic Sams' attractive economic model, experienced franchise partners find our brand a worthwhile investment," added Sturgis.
"Prospective franchise owners for Fantastic Sams should have well developed people skills to be successful. Our best salon owners set a standard for guest service that translates into highly trained and motivated hair stylists. Our guests recognize the difference when they step into our salons," said Sturgis. "We have become the leading full service hair salon brand by offering the best in salon services and products, and by creating a customer loyalty that sets us apart from our competition."
ABOUT FANTASTIC SAMS
With nearly 1,400 salons located throughout North America, Fantastic Sams (www.fantasticsams.com) is one of the world's largest full service hair care franchises with an excellent reputation for providing quality hair care services for the entire family. Opening their first salon in July 1974, Fantastic Sams began franchising in 1976, marketing their "fixed fee" system and "no appointments" necessary concept to entrepreneurs seeking to own and operate their own successful business.