Today, Fantastic Sams is one of the worldâ€™s largest full-service hair care franchises, with salons located throughout North America. But our story b.. read moreegins in July of 1974, when Sam Ross opened our first salon in Memphis, Tennessee. He began franchising in 1976, and today we have over 1350 salons. Over the years, our salons have earned a reputation for providing quality hair care services for the entire family. Quite simply, our goal is to provide our guests with unexpected quality, service, and style, at a fantastic price.