Fantastic Sams

  • Fantastic Sams Franchise Corporation
500 Cummings Center, # 1100
Beverly, MA 01915
  • (877) 383-3831 / (978) 232-5600
  • (888) 315-4437 (Fax)

FANTASTIC SAMS is one of the world's largest full-service hair care franchises, with over 1,100 salons in North America. Our full-service salons offer quality, affordable hair care services for the entire family—including cuts, textures and color. When you join the FANTASTIC SAMS family of franchisees, you'll receive both local and national support through on-going management training, educational programs and national conferences, as well as advertising and other benefits. No hair care experience required.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1974

Franchising Since: 1976

Operating Units

Franchised Units 664 99.4%
Company-Owned Units 4 0.6%
Total Operating Units 668 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 668 99.4% In 41 States
Canada 4 0.6% In 1 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 672 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
California 159
Minnesota 114
Texas 60

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member Yes
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 53
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Coupons/Rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads
Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Press Releases

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline N/A


Region Ongoing
Salon Fundamentals Class 4 Days
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $150K
Cash Investment $30-75K
Total Investment $150.4-283K
Average Total Investment $217K


Initial Franchise Fee $30K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 5-15%
Average Royalty 10%
Advertising Fee $138.99

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 8
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 0
Space Needs (in square feet) 1,000-1,200
Preferred Site Types Strip Center
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 5
Specific Industry Experience 1
Formal Education 4
Psychological Profile 1
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 10
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Yes, for 0 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 52
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas No
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