September 11, 2008 // Franchising.com // Boston, MA – Today's career women are continually challenged by the demands of full-time work and the responsibilities and commitments at home. Fantastic Sams Hair Salons, the nation's largest full service hair salon brand, has a unique business model that allows women entrepreneurs to successfully achieve work/life balance.
Ranked as one of Entrepreneur Magazines Top 10% of franchises to buy and featured on Lifetime's The Balancing Act, over 40% of Fantastic Sams salons/franchisees are women owned, and that number is projected to grow in the future.
"As a mom looking to get back into the workforce, Fantastic Sams was the perfect opportunity. Being a salon owner allows me the flexibility to manage my family life and my career. I'm able to pick up my daughter from school, spend time with my family and run a successful business," said Marilyn Tokatly, a multi-unit franchisee in Southern California. "The hair salon business also tends to be stable during a slowing economy because people always want to look good. Guests usually visit the salon every 4-6 weeks, which builds a solid customer base. And when they leave feeling fantastic about themselves, it creates a high degree of customer loyalty," she added.
With nearly 1,400 salons nationwide, Fantastic Sams has a solid, proven system of success, which allows women business owners to go into business for themselves, but not by themselves.
"With our business model and support network, we provide all of our franchisees with valuable information and resources to help them operate a successful business," states Jeff Sturgis, Vice President of Franchise Sales & Development. "We recognize how important it is that we continue to support the growth of this dynamic sector of women business owners".
Already a big player in the $59 billion hair salon industry, Fantastic Sams offers a full range of hair salon services catering to men, women and children of all ages. Customers at any Fantastic Sams can expect the full service treatment from a professional team of stylists up-to-date on the latest trends and fashions. Haircuts and styles, straightening, coloring, highlights and texturing are all available, as well as beard and mustache grooming, facial waxing and rejuvenating hair treatments. Fantastic Sams' menu of services are also complemented by an exclusive line of professional hair care products.
The average initial investment to open a Fantastic Sams 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.
"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 - our guests recognize the difference," states Sturgis.
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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.