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woman washing hair
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 9:14pm
Nothing beats that feeling of freshly washed hair. The scent of the shampoo fills your senses and, depending on your hair texture, the locks can be shiny and silky to the touch. Why wouldn’t we want that feeling every single day?
woman with blonde hair and thick bangs
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 11:44am
The 90s were a bold decade. Individuality ruled with our flannel-accented wardrobes and grunge playlists. Confident and free was the theme of the times with locks of new bright hues and styled into blunt cuts.
Boy smiling
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 10:51am
We’re well into springtime now and the weather is slowly getting warmer. The kiddos are likely already looking forward to summer break with its endless possibilities of pool days, family trips, sports, summer camps and more. After the cooler months where longer hair may have been your go-to hairstyle now it’s time to think about a refresh for warmer months.
Spring Hair Colors to Brighten Up the Season
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 12:04pm
Spring is upon us, and what better reason to try a new hair color or brighten up your tried-and-true shade? This time of year, the flowers begin to bloom and everything gets more colorful. The sun starts to shine a little more, and the dreary days of winter are mostly behind us. So why not celebrate the new season by brightening up your hair color as well?
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 12:05pm
Finally, spring break is here! And, if you’re lucky enough to be packing your bags for the beach, we’ve got some great style tips to take with you. Soak in the fun and save time with these easy and effortless vacation hairstyles and accessories. You’ll look great, you’ll feel great, and your IG feed will thank you.
Pixie, Bixie or Bob Hairstyle - Which One Should I Choose?
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 1:24pm
When someone is seeking a big change or refresh in their lives, they often start with the hair on their head. This is the time they’ll try a bold color or style just for something different, but other individuals also opt for cutting off all their hair. 
Valentine's Date Night Hairstyles
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 5:01pm
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and you’ve probably at least given some thought to what your plans will entail. Whether going out or staying in, celebrating with that special significant other or simply a group of friends we’ve got a look for you. 
Say Goodbye to Static Hair in Winter
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 5:00pm
Now that humidity is a months-long memory, our tresses have another element to contend with in winter. The artificial indoor heat combined with the dry air of the colder months up the ante on static electricity. While that adorable wool hat keeps your head toasty and warm, it really only adds to the friction. Are you destined for your hair to stand up until spring? 
Blonde Trends to Kick Off the New Year
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 9:46pm
It’s time to set your New Year’s Resolutions! Hair goals are always a priority here. Start off the new year on a bright note with a beautiful blonde shade. Freshening up your look by changing your hair color can increase your confidence and give you that extra motivation to chase other goals. So, what are you waiting for? Read on for five of our favorite blonde hair color ideas to try this year.
Fancy Hairstyles for Your Festive Occasions
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:24pm
You’re likely in the midst of holiday party planning or getting ready for festive social events to celebrate the holiday season. This time of year, there’s no shortage of things to do, or hairstyles to try! Whether you’re attending a classy work or social event, holiday party or even a family get-together, why not step up your holiday hair game and try a fancy hairstyle? 
Holiday Hair Color Inspiration
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 10:38am
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why not celebrate with a fantastic new hair color? With the cooler weather and seasonal festivities in full swing, you’re probably busy planning for holiday gifts or meals, or even preparing for that big party or social event.
Photo of Tom Boitz
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:19pm
Woburn, MA – December 1, 2021 – Dessange International, owner of Fantastic Sams, Camille Albane and Dessange franchise brands, is pleased to announce the hiring of Thomas Boitz as Chief Executive Officer of Dessange Group North America.
Mid-Length Hairstyle
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 1:59pm
You’ve spent months, maybe even years, growing out your hair but now you may find yourself wanting a change. Maybe laps in the pool and the summer sun weren’t so fun causing split ends or damage, or those highlights you loved so much left your hair a bit dry after a few rounds of bleach. If a refresh is what you’re looking for but you’re afraid to chop off too much, a mid-length cut is the way to go. 
Men's Hairstyles: Fall Edition
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 1:18pm
Hey guys, now that it’s November, you’re probably preparing for seasonal get-togethers, family photos or work gatherings to celebrate the holiday season or the close of another year. For some, these events can incite worry that their hair won’t be selfie-worthy, but don’t fret. We’re here to help your hair look its best with these fall men’s hairstyles.
Girl with painted face in costume, holding pumpkin
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 10:46am
We’re full swing into spooky season and you likely already have your pumpkins carved, spiderwebs draped and skeletons hung to celebrate the arrival of another Halloween. And whether you’ve had your trick-or-treater’s costume planned since last year or are still deciding between creepy creatures, sparkly princesses, the latest movie characters or something totally different, you’ll need to complete the ensemble with the perfect Halloween hair.
Fall Hairstyle Trends to Try This Year
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 3:31pm
Fall is seen as a time of change and starting over—even more than New Year’s. After a summer of chlorine and sun, your hair may need a new start. This season is the perfect time to change your look with a new haircut, color or both! 
Simplify Your Routine with These Three Girls Hairstyles (and Great Haircare Tips)
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 4:18pm
When choosing a new hairstyle for ourselves, a few of the main questions we ask are, “Can I maintain this look with my current lifestyle? Do I have time to keep it looking great? Other than the days I rise out of my stylist’s chair, will this look become too complicated for upkeep?” When it comes to your child’s hair, of course you want to keep it healthy and looking great, but convenience is key as they rush off to school each morning or head to practice. 
Go Bold With One of These Fall Hair Colors
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 10:24pm
After Labor Day is over, most of us are in full “fall mode,” welcoming (or not) the thought of pumpkin spice everything, looking forward to cozy sweaters and boots weather, finding our favorite chili recipes and of course, deciding how to change our hair for the new season.
Transitioning Your Hair Color From Summer to Fall
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:54am
The summer sun often inspires us to lighten up our look and add more blonde or lighter colors to our hairstyle. Blonde and red shades are common during the summer months, but you may want a different look or possibly less maintenance come fall. 
Perfectly Polished Hairstyles for the Office (Virtual or Actual) and Beyond
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 10:14am
With summer in full swing, you may have gotten accustomed to throwing your hair up in a ponytail or messy bun for a day of work, family time, errands or fun in the sun. Or perhaps you’ve taken your work-from-home hairstyle to a new level while safely social distancing in the confines of your home. Either way, it’s always fun to switch up your hairstyle and try something new, so we’re here with some perfectly polished hairstyle ideas.
Hair Color Ideas for Brunettes
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 9:28am
With its many shades and variations, brunette hair can look gorgeous on just about anyone. That’s lucky for us all,  because it’s just about as easy to transform your hair color as it is to pick out your wardrobe for the day.
Tips to Keep Your Hair Looking Fantastic All Summer Long
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:08am
As soon as the summer sun comes out to play in the hot months of June through August, it’s second nature to slather on sunscreen to keep our skin from drying out and burning. What many of us forget is that while our exposed skin definitely needs all that extra protection, our hair does, too. 
Sun-Kissed Summer Hair
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:41pm
Spending hours upon hours in the sun during summer is a surefire way to add touches of blonde to your locks naturally, but who has time for that? And what about the damage you may be doing to the hair, and your skin for that matter? Plus, there’s no way to guarantee your hair will look great with this potentially ineffective, DIY route.
Pool Hair Care for Kids
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 10:16am
A summer without a pool isn’t a summer you want to think about, especially for kids who have been dying to ditch the books for a dip into the pool on those long hot days. But what happens to hair when it’s soaking in chemicals until Labor Day? A good amount of damage can occur if you don’t take a few precautions first.
The Modern Mullet and Other Unique Men's Hairstyles
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 2:51pm
When you think of a mullet hairstyle, the first thing that comes to mind might be an old-school country singer or a flashy wrestler personality, and that might be pretty accurate for the traditional version of the mullet. But since early 2020, the mullet has been making a comeback in the form of the “modern mullet.” We are here for the updated version, which can actually be a trendy, fashionable hair statement.
Gray Hair Care: What You Need to Know
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 3:16pm
Gray hair, don’t care—or do you? It’s more or less inevitable. Women of all ages will brush through their locks one day and find a white strand sticking out against the regular hue of their hair color. Reactions range from denial, to terror, to shoulder-shrugging indifference.
3 Ways Small Hair Changes Can Make a Big Difference
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 10:53am
Long or short, curly or straight, side part or middle? Blunt-cut bangs or long, face-framing layers? We get it. Hair decisions are difficult! With so many options to consider it can be challenging to go all-in on a dramatic hairstyle change. We’re here to help you with what’s in style, what fits your personality, what works with your hair texture and desired level of styling and maintenance.
Styling Basics Every Woman Should Know
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 1:42pm
It’s a safe bet that in your hairstyling arsenal, you own either a flat iron, curling iron, curling wand or all of the above. Whether you utilize any of them in your daily routine, or at all, is the bigger question. 
Brunette answering the phone
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 9:24am
Forbes recently published its 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers and Fantastic Sams is ranked number 68 out of 500! We attribute this success to our franchisees and their teams who pride themselves on commitment to one another and dedication to guest services.
Time to Choose Your Spring Hair Color
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 2:07pm
After stuffing your locks into a hat to shield them from the dark and cold days of winter, you may be itching for something new. One of the best ways to revitalize the look of your locks this spring is with a change in hue. 
Top Reasons to Make the Big Chop to Your Hair
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:50pm
Have you ever considered making the “big chop?” As initimidating as it sounds, it’s really nothing to fear—with the help of our great stylists, of course. Whether you are trimming off a few inches to clean up your medium-length hair into a chin-length bob, or going from super long locks to a pixie haircut, the big chop can be interpreted in many ways.
Hair Care For Men
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 3:05pm
Keeping a healthy head of hair is important to everyone. Whether you prefer a buzz cut, long locks or something in between, you want to look good. We all know that good style comes from the effort you put into it. 
Top 3 Hair Ideas For Your Best Valentine’s Day Look
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:40pm
It’s the season of love, and we want to help your hair look its best this year, no matter how you’re celebrating. Whether it’s a socially distant date night, virtual friends celebration or something completely different, read on for some Valentine’s Day hair inspiration.
Glow Up Long Hair
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 5:04pm
When your long hair loses its luster, all you may need is some TLC to refresh your locks. You’ve worked months to grow it to this length and now you realize it’s lacking some style and shine.  You’re not loving it, but you don’t want to commit to anything new, or more than that, you don’t want to spend another long stretch of months growing out a style you chose out of desperation.
New Year, New Hair Color
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 3:27pm
New year, new hair color? We totally agree! You may be the type to change your hair color or hairstyle regularly, or perhaps you’ve rocked the same color for the last year while being stuck at home. Whatever the case, we hope to inspire you to take a step outside of your comfort zone and try something new, whether it’s a slight hair color change or a completely new hair color.
Winter Hairstyles for Men
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 12:41pm
When the fall days turn frigid and frosty, women aren’t the only ones who like to alter their style. As the temperatures drop, men often consider a switch according to how much maintenance they want to take on and may want something different or more sophisticated for any holiday events that pop up. 
Cool Weather Hair Care
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:46am
You may think the heat of the summer sun or the chlorine from taking a dip in the pool are the only seasonal hazards for your hair. The truth is, the bitter cold can be just as cruel to your locks if you don’t take care of them with a little extra maintenance and prevention. Exposure to the frigid temperatures outside and the dry, artificial heat at home can cause serious hair issues. There are some simple—and surprising—ways to protect your tresses from cold weather damage.
Stylish and Easy Hairstyles
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 9:30am
Some of us may still be working from home, educating the homeschoolers or may simply have fallen into a hairstyle rut. It’s so easy to do. Our routines are turned upside down – and often, our hair falls victim to our busy schedules. Not to worry though, you can spruce up your look for your next virtual meeting, work-from-home selfie or to change up your look for a little confidence boost.
Short Hairstyles for Women
Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:55am
The shorter you go with your hair, the bolder your statement is. There is something both freeing and terrifying about cutting it all off, but don’t let the fear stop you! From bobs to pixies and everything in between, there are endless options to choose from.
Easy Halloween Hairstyles for Kids
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 2:52pm
As with many other aspects of our lives in 2020, our Halloween celebrations will surely look a little different this year. Whether you and the kiddos are planning to stay in and celebrate at home or brave the neighborhood trick-or-treating route, we’re here to help you prepare with some easy Halloween hairstyles for kids.
Trending Hairstyles for Late 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:48pm
The year of change To say 2020 has been unprecedented is a gross understatement. With all the time spent in isolation and the services we’d grown to rely on no longer available, attempting tasks ourselves was tempting—with some outcomes working out better than others. It’s not an exaggeration to say that one of the most sought-after unavailable amenities was our hairstylist’s chair.
Fall Hair Colors
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:54am
The official first day of autumn is in late September, but October is the month that we can really declare the seasons have changed. Days are cooler, nights are crisp, and the bright and pastel colors of summer have transitioned to bold reds and browns.
Hair Care Tips for Your Labor Day Fun
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 9:26am
Whether you're staying home and laying low this Labor Day weekend, having a backyard barbecue or celebrating a little differently this year, you want to stay safe but still keep your hair looking fantastic. You might be seeing your close family or a few friends, or perhaps just your housemates. Either way, you’ll likely be taking selfies and remembering this occasion as yet another unique memory of 2020.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:25am
Hey guys, we understand that 2020 has been an interesting year for hair. Our lives have been thrown a little off balance (or a lot, who are we kidding?) and you probably had to forgo a few haircuts over the last several months. You’re likely ready for a hairstyle change, or maybe a little something different than what you’re used to, so we’re here with some of our favorite short hairstyles for men.
Warm Hair Colors for Late Summer
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 8:52am
The lazy, hazy days of summer are soon coming to a close, but it’s not a bad thing. Most of us are about to trade in sandals for boots and crunch multicolored leaves under our feet instead of letting sand sift through our toes. Autumn is known as a season for change and a time for rich color.
Boho-Chic Hairstyles
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 4:23pm
You may have had to forgo your favorite outdoor concert this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your boho-chic side to get your music festival fix. In fact, the long wait to see your stylist may’ve given you the chance to add a good amount of length to your locks. You’ve had to acclimate to a simpler way of life this year, and the bohemian style is all about connecting with nature and your own spirit.
Back to School Hair: The Best Looks for Girls
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 9:20am
It’s that time of year again to be thinking about back to school. While our schedules this time around may look a little different considering new online learning options, hybrid learning or other changes, it’s still important to have a fresh mindset and a new haircut to top it off, to prepare your little ones for learning.
Humidity and Hair: How to Deal
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:41am
Along with the lazy and hazy days of summer inevitably comes the messy and frizzy days of hair. The hot and saturated air and humidity can wreak havoc on your locks. But, although it may seem hopeless, you don’t have to look like cotton candy until September. Read on for surprising ways you can safeguard your tresses from a frizzy fate, starting with your brush and shower routine.
woman with guitar
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 1:28pm
When you think of rockstar hairstyles, what features come to mind? Lots of volume? Long, wild locks? Unique, unconventional cuts? Bright colors? Perfectly coiffed, polished looks? The rockstar look could mean different things to different people, but the common theme for all of these looks is the fun vibe they seem to contribute to the person wearing them.
Trending: Medium to Long Hairstyles for Men
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 12:56pm
Hey guys, let’s talk about that long(er) hair that you may have gotten used to over the last few months. You know, the extra length on the top or back that you can now run your fingers through, pull back into a ponytail or that you need to contain with a headband most days.

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