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Monday, October 31, 2022 - 3:29pm
It’s tough getting older, and it’s also sometimes challenging to keep our hair looking fantastic, in style and contemporary. While there’s no miracle cure for reversing the effects of time, there are ways to take extra care of your hair.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 4:55pm
The changing of the seasons is always a great time to rethink your hair color and style. There’s something about the weather turning cooler and the approaching holidays that inspires us to make a change, whether it’s in our daily lives or with our wardrobe.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:31am
When the leaves start falling and the wind turns cooler, you might find yourself dreaming of cozy sweaters and scarves, fall boots or wrapping up in a fuzzy blanket to hibernate for the chillier weather. While the weather may dictate some of these necessities—it’s also called cozy season, after all—don’t forget about your hair. 
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 3:47pm
Having a regular workout schedule doesn’t mean you can’t also have fantastic looking hair all the time—you must simply know how to style and care for it between your exercise routine and the rest of your busy schedule. 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 5:18pm
Aging happens to us all, but there’s no need to fret when we see our first gray hair in the mirror. While we can’t reverse the aging process, we can make the most of it with regular visits to our favorite FS Stylist and take other steps to minimize the appearance of aging’s effects on our hair.
Friday, August 5, 2022 - 6:23pm
It’s that time of year again, when the kids are finally getting into the freedom of summer, and they have to cut the fun short to go back to school. Or they may be getting restless with all the free time and are excited to hit the books once again. Either way, your schedule always gets hectic when school starts again, so it helps to have some great hairstyle ideas in mind for those busy mornings.
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Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 10:10am
Your hairstylist holds a special place within your heart. As someone who helps your hair look fantastic month after month, you come to rely on them for much more than just your haircut or hair color. They become a part of your extended family, perhaps someone with whom you share secrets that nobody else knows or someone you can trust for unbiased advice. 
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:00pm
Hair care applies across all genders, and while some men may have a quicker routine than others, hair health is just as important for men as it is for women. To keep hair looking great, you need to give tresses some love and attention, whether your locks flow down past your shoulders or are closely cropped by a buzz cut.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:19pm
Summer is here, and there’s no better time than now to refresh your hair color or try a completely new shade. The summer season is a time for relaxation, laid-back fun, vacations and enjoying the outdoors, so why not have a little fun with your hair color as well? The changing of the seasons seems to always make us consider life changes and goals, and it’s always a fantastic time to update your hair color for a fresh outlook on life or liven up your existing shade to take on new possibilities.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 12:59pm
Summer is when we all get to exhale. Lazy days, gauzy sundresses, and for some, being able to wash and go with minimal hair maintenance. But while we can take a more relaxed approach to this change in season, we need to protect our hair and not cause any unintentional damage before the summer sun fades and the leaves change.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 2:45pm
It’s almost time for the long days of summer and if you have long hair, it can be difficult to stay cool while looking fantastic. Ponytails are wonderful and it’s easy to tie your hair back quickly and get on with your busy schedule, but it’s also nice to get creative and really show off your personal style.
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?
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. The 90s may be over, but their spirit is making a comeback this spring in the form of blunt bangs, chunky highlights, and those same bold colors that stood out back then. Read on for ways to incorporate these throwback looks into your current style.
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. Boys (or parents of boys) may need some great haircut ideas to spruce up their style for spring and get ready for all that summer has in store. Read on for a few fantastic haircuts for boys to try this year.
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.
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. 
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. 
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? 
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.
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? 
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.
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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.
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. 
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.
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.
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! 
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. 
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. It’s almost fall, and a fantastic time to change your hair color. So, while you’re thinking about all of your other fall favorites, take a moment to consider your fall hair color. We suggest choosing a bold color to show off your personality or simply to do something different than what you’re used to.
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. 
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.
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.
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. 
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. Our suggestion? See your favorite Fantastic Sams stylist for that gorgeous sun-kissed summer hair glow.
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.
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.
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. At a certain point, your strands lose the melanin that give it its color, and once you go gray, you can’t go back. Your only options are to cover it with color or embrace the natural change. Along with the color shift, gray hair can change your hair’s texture, making the strands coarse and wiry.
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.
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. 
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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.
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. 
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.
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. 
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. Go all-out with a completely new hairstyle or opt for more subtle changes to your look, but either way, have fun with the occasion and make sure to snap a selfie and use #StyleMeFantastic to show us your Valentine’s Day 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.
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.