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Woman with Popular Short Blonde Pixie Haircut
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:31am
It’s time to shake things up and start fresh with your haircut. And it's definitely time to find out our prediction for the hottest haircut for the new year.
Beautiful Woman with Smooth Shiny Hair
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 11:47am
Everyone you know has been raving about keratin hair products. But, what exactly is keratin—and do keratin hair products really work? You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers!
Happy Woman with Fantastic Blonde Hair Color
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 2:41pm
Getting a fresh, new haircut can make you feel like a million bucks, and dyeing it a crazy color can give you some crazy confidence. But, can changing your hair really change your life?
Woman with surprised expression learning about a hair trim versus haircut.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 1:23pm
Is growing out your hair making your ends fall to pieces?  How do you really know when you need "just a trim" versus a haircut?  Explore why you don't actually need "just a trim." 
Woman with short, wavy, brown hair has made a New Year's resolution for her hair.
Monday, January 2, 2017 - 9:11am
It's time to breathe some new life into your hair. In addition to planning out your overall New Year’s resolutions, take the time this year to give these five New Year’s resolutions for your hair a chance. 
Woman in red dress and long, wavy hair demonstrates the top 7 hair color trends for 2017.
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 3:23pm
Changing up your hair color for the new year will probably never go out of style. And it’s always a good idea to be aware of the top 7 hair color trends. It’s 2017, and it’s the year of subtle enhancements, ladies. 
Very dynamic image of woman with long hair turning around and showing off this surprising 2017 hair trend.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 10:48am
Did you know the secret to health and happiness in the new year starts with your hair?  This surprising 2017 hair trend might just blow last year's hair right out of the water. 
Cartoon depiction of stylist applying the best hair products for New Year's..
Monday, December 26, 2016 - 8:10am
Once upon a time, special occasion hair meant huge curlers and far too many bobby pins. Thankfully, party hairstyles and hair products have gotten a modern makeover. Be Styled with these must-have hair styling products.
Beautiful woman with healthy hair shows how to keep hair healthy this winter.
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 10:13am
You hear those sleigh bells jingling? Winter is officially here, and Jack Frost is probably already ravaging your lovely locks. Check out these simple tips and tricks for keeping your hair healthy through these long winter months.
Man looking at the camera, words say "be eye catching." He's demonstrating amazing gifts for men.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 2:43pm
You've waited until the literal last second again this year, and you don't know what gifts to buy for the man in your life. Don't worry; we've got you covered with these 6 amazing gift ideas for him. 
Blonde woman with short hair and the words "be spontaneous." She represents the perfect holiday hair gifts.
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:35am
Not sure what to get your best friend this year? What about your mother? Your sister who lives out in Oregon? Not to worry! We’ve got seven perfect holiday gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on all of their faces. 
Smiling woman with knit cap is excited about taming her winter hair flyaways.
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:33am
Few things are more frustrating about winter than frizzy, flyaway-prone hair. This winter, be prepared with this drawer full of surprising tips for taming pesky winter hair flyaways in a jiffy!
Man looking up at his classic men's hairstyle that women love.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 8:09am
It's the eternal mystery: what do women want? For one thing, a well-groomed gentleman. If you need more clues to solve the mystery, check out these 3 classic men's hairstyles that women absolutely love. 
Woman with long, wavy hair, one eye obscured. She is in on all of the anti-aging hair color secrets.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 8:06am
As we age, our hair naturally loses its vibrancy. Before you panic and coat your strands from root to tip with solid color, take a peek at these anti-aging hair color secrets to help you maintain that youthful glow. 
Woman laughing, holding a holiday gift and sporting a fantastic holiday hairstyle.
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 2:57pm
The halls are decked, and the mistletoe is hung (strategically, of course). Before you find yourself caught beneath the mistletoe with flat hair or flyaways (gasp!), take note of these holiday hairstyle dos and don’ts.
Smiling woman holding her hair with both hands, showing off her flawless holiday haircut.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:51pm
The perfect holiday hairstyle starts with the perfect holiday haircut. To help you get party ready, we’ve got some solid suggestions for fresh, fierce, and flawless holiday haircuts.  
Woman with bright red lipstick and a holiday hairstyle that never goes out of style.
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:33am
There are almost too many holiday parties to count this time of year. Make sure you're polished and ready at all times with one of these top hairstyles that never go out of style.
Blue eyed woman looking at the camera with her hair pulled up into a festive, easy holiday hairstyle.
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 8:37am
Perfect for your next holiday party, these 5 easy holiday hairstyles will have others asking, “When did you have time to go to the salon?” Your secret’s safe with us; you can pull these easy hairstyles off all on your own!
Woman getting her hair washed at a hair salon and taking time for herself this holiday season.
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 3:34pm
The holidays can be so overwhelming. You’ve got trees to decorate, holiday parties to get ready for, and family to feed. Make sure you also take time for yourself this holiday season with these relaxing tips.
Man with slick hair and a thick beard looking into the distance, thinking about beard oil.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:49pm
You've managed to grow quite the impressive beard this November. But, unless you’re taking advantage of beard oil, you’re not reaching your beard’s full potential. Is beard oil necessary?   
Woman holding a candle and the words "give thanks." She has several things to be thankful for this holiday season.
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 3:07pm
Did you know that being thankful all-year-long is actually good for your health?  There is always something to be thankful for. If you need some reasons, consider these seven things.
Woman with long, voluminous hair knows how to fix flat, lifeless hair with these tips.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:05pm
By 3 PM, your hair has gone flat, and you’re 100% over it. Before you reach for that faithful old hair tie midday, try any number of these 5 foolproof ways fix flat, lifeless hair in a snap!
Woman with red hair and bangs, looking at the camera. She has a unique bright red winter hair color.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 8:50am
If you think winter is going to be the season to let your hair color fade out, you’re totally off-base. ‘Tis the season for unique hair colors. So, go ahead and try one of these unique winter colors for yourself.
Woman with beautiful eyebrows knows how to fake her way to better brows.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 5:32pm
Big, bushy, bold, beautiful brows: we all want them. Luckily, you don’t have to be born with outrageously thick eyebrows to have brows that are on point 24/7. You, too, can fake your way to better brows. 
Girl at a coffee shop has gorgeous, fall hair color that matches her latte.
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:29pm
It’s officially fall! And the hottest new trend this season is, believe it or not, swirling around in that mug you have right in front of you. The question is: fall hair color or latte flavor?
Man cutting his own beard with scissors knows how to style his beard for No-Shave November.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:55am
Just because you’re growing out your goatee in the name of charity, it doesn’t mean that you should sacrifice style. Every lumberjack worth his salt should know how to style a beard for No-Shave November. 
Woman covering her eye with one hand knows how to keep her hair color from fading.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 5:37pm
Did you know that more than two-thirds of women color their hair? If you’re part of that majority, you’ve probably typed into Google: “How to keep hair color from fading." Pick up the tips to keep your color fantastic. 
Beautiful woman with hair contouring highlights shows off her dimensional hair.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 1:27pm
Not all contouring involves the heavy application of highlighter sticks. This season’s most universally flattering (and subtly anti-aging) trend is hair contouring. Spoiler alert: it’s definitely for you. 
Woman with short brown hair has chosen the best hair color for her complexion.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:14pm
 If you are yearning for a new look, Fall is in the hair and *The FS Color Event is going on now at participating Fantastic Sams Cut & Color. Check out these tips to choose the best hair color.
Woman in cat getup holding a strand of her hair and showing off her last minute halloween costume.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:53am
Halloween is upon us, and the struggle is real to find the perfect costume. Don't fret if you still haven't found your ideal look, because every fantastic costume starts with spooktacular hair.
Older woman looking quizzical, asking, "Is your hair making you look older?"
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 10:37am
When it comes to anti-aging, start with your hair since it is the first physical trait that others notice about you. So, what is your hair saying about you? Your hair is making you look older if...
12 hair styles with facial hair to match
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 4:27pm
Hair maintenance can be a tricky thing for men; you want to care, but not too much. Here are some common mistakes most men make, and an easy fix for each one to make the mistakes go away for good.
Woman with red hair looking at the camera with a Fantastic Sams logo on top.
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 1:39pm
Congratulations to our 2015 and 2016 ASA winners and to all who competed in this year’s competition!​ Read all about these top hairstylists and the Fantastic Sams Convention 2016.    
red light and text
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 4:07pm
With inspiration to “Move Forward Together,” over 1,200 stylists, salon managers, franchisees, regional owners, industry suppliers and the entire Fantastic Sams Brand came together to network, learn, and celebrate.
lady holding butterfly
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 5:28pm
Fantastic Sams is a proud sponsor of Operation Reinvent a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women Veterans transition from the military into the civilian workforce. Together, we support female Veterans with the tools, and confidence they need to re-enter the civilian world.
Woman with long red hair covering one eye.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:59am
It’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to hair color, especially when telling your hairstylist what you really want. What’s “hair contouring”? What about “balayage”? There are too many new terms to keep up with, it seems. But luckily, there are three terms that are pretty universal and have remained consistent over the years: all-over color, highlights, and retouches.
lady with red hair and bangs
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 1:08pm
While the effects of your diet on your hair may not be immediate, they are long lasting. A healthy head of hair begins with a healthy, balanced diet, so give your hair the nutrients it needs to growth strong and beautiful.    
brown eyes red tassel ear rings
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:39pm
We’ve all been there. You’re standing in front of a wall of about 1,000 shining, shimmering shampoo bottles, and you just cannot seem to decide on a single one. It’s the classic paradox of choice: too many options are literally paralyzing. That’s why, in order to make that all-important decision a little easier, we’ve categorized the best shampoos based on the most common hair types, complaints, and wishes. 
happy blue eyes curly hair
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:07pm
At some point, we will all experience damaged hair.  Maybe it happened from impulsive "do it yourself" hair color, a flat-iron obsession or too many summer days spent at the pool.  Whatever the cause, did you know that every day 90% of women do something that damages their hair? few simple changes can repair your damaged hair.  
slick hair beard candid
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:15pm
It’s no secret that the George Clooneys of the world can pull off the salt-and-pepper look. But it can also work for you, too! Going just a little gray can be distinguished, ruggedly handsome, and lends that certain air of mystery. On the flipside of the coin, letting your hair go full-on Santa Claus might not bode well around the holidays. Unfortunately, many men are hesitant to take that crucial step to balancing youth and aging: coloring their hair.
dark brown hair happy with tiara
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 1:37pm
Growing up, I dreamed of having long hair with luscious, curls cascading past my waist. Maybe I watched too many fairytales as a child or perhaps, it was that summer vacation when we visited "the happiest place on earth" you know the one, it made us all want "princess-hair".
comic book style pensive
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 12:35pm
A lot of work goes into a well-groomed man, but who’s to say you can’t be one? Before you master the art of men's grooming, start with these top grooming habits every man needs to know:
nice couple with good looking hair
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 1:52pm
A new strategic alliance with The Bancorp fuels franchise growth for Fantastic Sams.  The successful creation of this financing program is a testament to the strength of our Fantastic Sams business model.
long hair blown by fan lots jewelry
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 8:05am
It’s not a secret that a new haircut can make you feel fantastic.  But did you know that the right haircut can also knock years off your age?  Check out these five hairstyles that will instantly make you look more youthful!
cartoon lady with blue hair
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 11:33am
We have all heard the saying, “Do what you love, and the money will follow.”  But how many of us have really followed that advice and taken the “risk” to follow our dreams?
beautiful lady with dirty blond curly hair
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 11:58am
Summer is winding down and labor day is insight. If you are not ready to let go of your summer, sun-kissed look, why not try some new highlights?  Here are three of today's must-have highlighting trends explained.
lady with long hair in a wheat field
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 3:01pm
Is your hair feeling overly dry, stressed or damaged? It may be time for a healthy hair treatment, and we have just the trick!
chiq lady with luxurious long locks
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 2:03pm
Whether you are driving or flying to your destination, traveling in style doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort.  Here's how to travel in style:
kids with hip trendy hair cuts
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 5:10pm
It's easy to neglect your hair during the summer months, but it's time to go back-to-school and take your hair from summer drab to back-to-school fab! Here are seven easy-to-do hairstyles to rock for back-to-school!
lady wearing a hat
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 10:34am
Hats are not only a great way to shade your face from the sun’s damaging rays but can also add the perfect finishing touch to almost any outfit. Unfortunately, hats can easily create unavoidable, flat hat hair. This one trick will hide hat hair for good.

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