Sam M. Ross started Fantastic Sams in July 1974, and the company began franchising in 1976, marketing its "fixed fee" system and "no appointment necessary" concept. In 2012 Fantastic Sams joined Dessange International, the luxury European beauty salon chain. In addition to cuts, perms and coloring services, they sell their own line of shampoos, conditioners and styling aids for men and women.
As an established presence and trusted brand, Fantastic Sams is the affordable full-service salon experience that customers need. The reason is simple: As a Fantastic Sams franchise owner, you’re delivering a premium salon experience at a price they can afford.
As a Fantastic Sams franchise owner, you are positioning yourself as a player in the $75-billion-a-year salon industry, which is currently enjoying a rapid 8% growth rate per year. Fantastic Sams has the added benefit of is the oldest full-service unisex salon franchise in the nation and they have grown to more than 1,100 locations over the past 40 years.