Fantastic Sams Hair Salons Is 'Stylin' In Boston

Leading hair salon franchise plans for 35 locations in its home market in the next five years

April 01, 2008 // Franchising.com // Boston, MA – Fantastic Sams, a full service hair salon franchise with nearly 1400 salons in the US and Canada, is continuing its expansion into its home-base Boston market. The company recently opened an additional franchise location in the Wilmington Crossing shopping center in Wilmington, MA.

This opening is part of a broader growth plan that calls for 35 new locations in the Boston market in the next three to five years. Each salon business generates about 10 new jobs, allowing for over 350 jobs to be created with this expansion. Currently, there are 14 Fantastic Sams Hair Salons open in the Boston region.

"As a locally-based company, growing our presence in the greater Boston area is very important to us," said Jeff Sturgis, Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development for Fantastic Sams. "Not only do we want to be a vibrant corporate partner with the Boston area business community, we want to be a strong local business partner by adding more jobs to the local community. As the leading full service salon franchise, we look forward to offering the highest quality salon services to our guests."

Franchisees from all backgrounds are drawn to the Fantastic Sams franchise opportunity. The newest location in the region is owned by multi-unit franchisee, Mike Boudreau. He owns three other Fantastic Sams salons and the Wilmington Crossing location is the newest addition to his portfolio. He is utilizing his 33 years of financial and operations management in the operation of his Fantastic Sams locations.

"Fantastic Sams continues to expand its franchise opportunity in markets all across the country," Sturgis added. "We are very pleased to be working with Mike 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 business, 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 franchise opportunity with a solid operating system and a strong corporate support structure. The average initial investment to open a Fantastic Sams Hair Salon franchise (ranging from $100,000 to $225,000) and the company's fixed fee royalties make it one of the most competitive franchise 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 franchise 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 offering franchise opportunities in 1976, marketing their "fixed fee" system and "no appointments" necessary concept to entrepreneurs seeking to own and operate their own successful franchise business.

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