Fantastic Sams

Fantastic SamsĀ® is one of the most recognized brands in the hair care industry. We have over 1200 full-service salons in North America. With nearly 40 years experience in the $59 Billion beauty industry, our expertise in the franchise business will deliver you results. Business expectations are to manage the salon remotely with no hair care experience needed.

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Fantastic Sams

Fantastic Sams Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Fantastic Sams is a great alternative to costly, high-end salons. We set up shop in neighborhood shopping centers near where people live, we keep convenient hours, we accept walk-ins and we offer services for men, women and children. We offer families a one-stop family shop, which fosters intense customer loyalty. Four decades later we're still growing strong with our trend-right salons.

Fantastic Sams has remained relevant because we specialize in offering affordable options for what full-service beauty salon customers seek.

Franchisee Benefits

Fantastic Sams franchisees receive the benefits of:

  • A recognized and beloved national brand
  • The security of a large, trend-setting organization
  • The support of a well-resourced chain

"Owning a Fantastic Sams is an entrepreneur's dream," says franchisee Rick Tonet, who has four salons in the Pittsburgh area. "They are not in your face every day. It's like: 'Here's everything you need. If you need help, we're there for you.' And I like that."

Company Details

Established: 1974
First Unit Franchised: 1976
Franchised Units: Close to 600
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: All USA except Maryland

Support and Training Offered By Fantastic Sams

Financial Assistance Provided: Preferred Financing Options for Qualified Candidates Available
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: New Owner On boarding, Salon Fundamentals, on-going local training for owners, managers and stylists.
Other Info: Fantastic Sams is a member of the IFA.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Fantastic Sams Franchise.

What does a Fantastic Sams Franchise Cost?

Fantastic Sams franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $30,000 (single unit)
Total Investment: $169,000-$301,000
Minimum Net Worth: $300,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000 (single)
3 Pack $60,000
5 Pack $70,000
Royalty: 6% of gross sales
Ad: $146.49 / week

Average Number of Employees: 6-8
Passive Ownership: NO
Semi-Passive Ownership: YES, manage the manager(s)
Home Based: NO
Master Franchise Opportunities: NO
Veteran Discount: YES, 25% off initial franchise fee ($7,500 off)

Is Fantastic Sams a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Fantastic Sams is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Fantastic Sams a Home Based franchise?

No. Fantastic Sams is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Fantastic Sams Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Fantastic Sams franchisees make. Fantastic Sams offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Fantastic Sams a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Fantastic Sams is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Fantastic Sams Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Fantastic Sams franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Fantastic Sams Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Fantastic Sams franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Fantastic Sams Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Fantastic Sams franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Fantastic Sams Looking for International franchisees?

No. Fantastic Sams franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Fantastic Sams's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Hair Care & Beauty Salons, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Fantastic Sams Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Fantastic Sams franchises for sale. We may have Fantastic Sams franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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