Fantastic Sams

Fantastic Sams Franchise

New Era. New Salon. New Image.

We are redefining the hair salon experience as we attract legions of new, loyal customers with our New Image Salon. Fantastic Sams is experiencing unprecedented growth, making now the best time ever to join our iconic brand.

How Does Fantastic Sams Compete?

No other salon franchise offers the same salon services, our salon experience, or at the same price

With our decades of experience in the salon business, we’ve created the perfect business model to meet the needs of every man, woman, and child who comes to our salons, and we’ve done it in a way that means revenue potential for franchisees. Our customer care, range of services, affordability, and attention to detail give us a unique niche in the marketplace.

The New Image Salon raises the bar. Consider the types of customers who come to salons seeking haircuts and services.

When a woman gets her hair done in a salon, she expects certain niceties — a scalp massage while she’s being shampooed and a cup of coffee, perhaps, or a bottled water. She also expects an end result that looks so good she makes sure to go somewhere immediately afterward so people can see her hair and maybe compliment her.

She’ll find all that at Fantastic Sams.

Our salons also meet the expectations men have when they get their hair cut. The average male customer wants to walk in with no appointment, sit down in the chair and be cut and styled right away. He wants someone to recommend the right products for his hair so he can keep the same good look until his next cut. The F|S Men line of products is just what your stylist ordered.

When mothers and fathers bring their kids to Fantastic Sams, they’re expecting prompt attention. After all, kids don’t always do well sitting still for long periods of time. With Fantastic Sams, customers don’t have to wait long for a skilled stylist to give their children haircuts and trims.

How does Fantastic Sams stand out among the best hair salon franchises?

For customers, our commitment to customer care and premium service at an affordable price, coupled with the ultimate in convenience salons, is a big draw. Our CEO Linda Chadwick understands the importance of the salon experience.

“When I spend $15, $16, or $17 on a haircut, I want someone to ask me what I want,” she says. “I want a good shampoo. I want to have a really good experience. It’s still a great value. I don’t want to pay $75 or $100 for a haircut, but when I walk out, I want to feel I got a little bit more.”

It’s convenience. Customers don’t want to have to go somewhere else to get their facial waxing done. They don’t want to go one place for an inexpensive cut and then have to figure out how to get highlights or a root touch-up. Fantastic Sams offers all of that in one place.

For franchisees, Fantastic Sams offers a low entry cost, with a typical initial investment of $185,000; a chance to start out as an entrepreneur with one salon that can scale quickly into a multi-unit operation; an incredible system of support and training; and perks like a fixed royalty fee of $340-$400 per week. As sales increase, royalties do not — so increasing the top-line sales improves the bottom line more quickly than other franchise concepts. Franchisees keep more of what they earn.

As a leading hair care franchise, we are featured in some top industry and business publications:

  • Entrepreneur Magazine – Franchise 500
  • Franchise Times – Top 200 Franchises
  • Inc 500 – 5000 List of fastest growing private companies in America
  • Black Enterprise – Top Franchises for African Americans
  • Hispanic Enterprise – Top Franchises for Hispanics
  • USA Today – Top Franchises for Minorities

Next Steps

After you submit your information below, you will get a call from us. It’s a quick call — usually about five minutes — that gives us a chance to introduce ourselves, learn a little about you and answer a few questions. From there, we’ll schedule a time to provide you with in-depth information about our amazing salon business opportunity and to learn about you and see if Fantastic Sams is a good fit.

CEO Linda Chadwick on why now is the time to invest in Fantastic Sams.

“I think sometimes previous salon experience can be a hindrance. Starting fresh helps you not have a paradigm in your head that holds you back. Fantastic Sams gives you everything you need to be successful. You are the background support system for the business — you’re not the one doing the haircuts.”

Rick Tonet

Pittsburgh, PA

“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.”

Earl Wise

Brighton, MI

“Other franchises are “cutting salons.” They have a few extra services, but those services are pretty minor in terms of what they provide. The guest service and training and development model that we have allows franchisees to come in and step into a full-service hair salon environment and be well-supported and stronger than what I’ve seen from competitors. As we have more services, we also need to offer more training and education for those services.”

John Prichard


“Fantastic Sams has been great for me. I wouldn’t go back and change it for the world. I wish I had done it five years earlier. I tell my salon managers that one of the reasons we’ve been so successful is that we have a balance. My stylists come at the business from a technical side, and I come at it from a customer’s side and from having a background in accounting. I feel like I know the level of customer service people want in salons because I’ve been a customer. Between us we’ve got it all covered.”

LaRonda Hunter

Fort Worth, TX

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