Fantastic Sams



Fantastic Sams is one of the largest full-service hair care franchises with over 1,200 salons in North America. Our full-service salons offer quality hair care services, including cuts, perms and color, for the entire family. Being a full-service salon means our owners benefit from a wider range of revenue sources and a higher average ticket per customer than our competition. By catering to men, women and children, we do not limit our business to only one segment. Fantastic Sams is proud to have its own line of professional hair care products, available only in our salons, thus creating an additional revenue opportunity for our owners.

We are seeking owners/investors who are interested in building a business, not buying a job, by developing multiple locations. We currently offer 1, 3, 5 and 10 unit licenses. When you join the Fantastic Sams family of franchisees, you will receive both local and national support through our on-going management training, educational programs and national conferences, as well as advertising and other benefits. Our on-going support focuses on those things that make a difference to the bottom line--recruiting and retention of stylists, training for owners, managers and stylists and marketing and product sales. No hair care experience is required.


Year Established: 1974
Year First Franchised: 1976
Franchised Units: 100+
Actual number of units: 1287
Projected New Units (12 months): 100

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: Yes


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $70,000
Minimum Investment: $115,000
Minimum Net Worth: $300,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000


  • Vet Fran
  • Minorities

Royalty: fixed fee
Ad: fixed fee
Average # of Employees: 8
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: No


Fantastic Sams is pleased to offer veterans and minority candidates 25% off of License Fee PLUS a $5000 FS Product credit when salon opens. Available in participating markets.

Fantastic Sams is listed on the SBA Registry.

Single Unit Agreement
Cash Investment: $60k - $75k
Total Investment: $115k - $228k
Minimum Net Worth: $250k
Franchise Fee: $25k - $37k
Royalty: Fixed Fee / Varies by Region
Ad: varies / fixed fee
Average Number of Employees: 8 FT
Passive Ownership: Allowed

Multiple Unit Agreements (3, 5 or 10 licenses)
Cash Investment: $100k - $750k
Total Investment: $300k - $2,350,000
Minimum Net Worth: $500k
Franchise Fee: $50k - $150k
Royalty: Fixed Fee / Varies by Region
Ad: varies / fixed fee
Average Number of Employees: 8 per salon
Passive Ownership: Allowed


Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: No
Developing outside of the U.S.: N/A
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: N/A
Total Investment: N/A


No International Opportunities


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: Yes


Salon Fundamentals Class: Five days, required for new owners

Training: On-going within region


Get Started!

Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development