Recently Fantastic Sams, the North American salon franchise with over 1,300 stores in the US and in Canada, was recognized as being one of “50 Top Franchises for Minorities” as well as a “Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics” by the National Minority Franchising Initiative and Hispanic Enterprise Magazine.
In USA Today's September 28th edition, “50 Top Franchises for Minorities” award noted Fantastic Sams as an exceptional system which demonstrates minority recruiting as a crucial part of its franchise system. Historical performance, market dynamics, franchisee satisfaction, on going training as well as brand identification were all considered when making the selection.
In the June/July issue of Hispanic Enterprise Magazine, Fantastic Sams was recognized for its commitment to the Hispanic business community, “This commitment is not based on altruism; it is based on sound economics. The companies noted here represent exceptional opportunities for prospective franchisees and have demonstrated a commitment to properly training and supporting you once you become a franchisee.”
According to Fantastic Sams CEO Scott Colabuono, “We are thrilled about our recent recognition by the minority business community. We want to recruit franchisees who are interested in running a business and who also understand the culture of the clients they serve.” VP of Franchise Development Jeff Sturgis added that “Prospective franchise owners for Fantastic Sams should have well developed people skills to be successful. Our best salon owners set a standard for guest service that translates into highly trained and motivated hair stylists. Our guests recognize the difference when they step into our salons." He added, “We have become the leading full service hair salon brand by offering the best in salon services and products, and by creating a customer loyalty that sets us apart from our competition."