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Retail FANTASTIC SAMS Fantastic Work Fantastic Sams, the world’s top, full-service hair salon franchise, is preparing for even more growth thanks to the support of its new owner, DESSANGE International. o obtain personal career satisfaction, people strive to be involved in a business they love. And for the people at Fantastic Sams, the beauty industry happens to be “a passionate place to be,” President and CEO Scott L. Colabuono declares. “The salons and stylists, through the consultation at the beginning of the service, give the guest the best possible look that matches the guest’s desire.” Based in Beverly, Mass., Fantastic Sams operates the No. 1, full-service hair salon franchise in the world, Colabuono says. Founder Sam Ross opened the company’s first salon in Memphis, Tenn., in 1974, T Scott L. Colabuono Beverly, Mass. and seeing success, started franchising the concept two years later. Today, the company’s more than 1,200 salons share a reputation for providing men, women and children with quality hair care services. “We’re in 46 states, plus Canada,” Colabuono says. “We offer a very unique equation for the guests.” Colabuono explains that this “equation” is based on Fantastic Sams’ ability to maintain both affordable prices and locations that are also convenient to the company’s salon guests. “We’re available in the everyday lives of our guests; 34 March/April 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2012

Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2012
Creating Value
Design Strategies
Toy Fair 2012 Wrap-Up
Expo West 2012 Wrap-Up
Fashion Week
Category Insight
China Sourcing Fair 2012 Preview
Cover Story: Jessica Simpson
charming CHARLIE
Fantastic Sams
The Bargain! Shop
Sportsman’s Warehouse
Fruth Pharmacy
Apricot Lane Boutique
Hi-School Pharmacy
Hallmark Cards Canada
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Rubie’s Costume Co.
Fashion Angels
K’NEX Brands
Total Wine & More
Sigel’s Beverages
O&W Inc.
New Hampshire State Liquor Commission
Kohler Distributing Co.
New & Notable

Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2012