Fantastic Sams is a leading hair salon franchisor in the United States, offering a wide range of hair care services to the entire family at affordable prices, as well as the sale of hair care products. Fantastic Sams opened its firt salon in Memphis, Tennessee in 1974 and began franchising salons in 1976.
The network includes 1,200 salons full service throughout North America, the world's largest hair care market, and has strongly increased sales and profitability over the past five years.
Benjamin Dessange, Chairman and CEO of DESSANGE International declared : "We are delighted to welcome the Fantastic Sams team to the DESSANGE group. This acquisition highlights our strong ambitions for North America, and we are excited about the significant growth opportunities that this creates for our brands. As the pioneer of international development, we confirm our world-wide leadership position of the hair salon franchise market".
Scott Colabuono, President and CEO of Fantastic Sams declared : "Joining DESSANGE International, with whom we have been discussing joint development opportunities over the past several years, will greatly help us accelerate our growth in North America. Our goal is to have over 2,000 salon Fantastic Sams and 300 Camille Albane salons".