"Fantastic" Sams
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Waterloo, IL

#1 Jun 10, 2010
Last week I was in need of a haircut and I also wanted to get my hair colored. I heard from a few people that Fantastic Sams was a good place to go and that it was reasonably priced compared to other places around here. So, I gave it a try and I must say that I was VERY displeased with their service. I'm not even sure if the workers are licensed to do hair. The girl that did my hair seemed like she MAYBE 14 years old and my cut was AWFUL! But the worst part was my color. Now, I've been getting my hair done since I was about 12. I know what looks good and what looks like crap. My hair looked like crap. I would NEVER EVER recommend Fantastic Sams. I ended up going to Master Cuts and getting my hair fixed because I was afraid to go back to the girl that did my hair the first time. Please, do yourself a favor and never go there!......FANTASTIC sams?? HA! Far from fantastic!
Springheel Jack

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Jun 10, 2010
I go to Great Clips in Columbia, but a couple years ago I went to Sams. It was fine, but I'm sure none of the people from back then still work there.
lesson learned

Waterloo, IL

#3 Jun 10, 2010
I went to Fantastic Sams once to get highlights, which the chick ended up giving me color panels instead..which was not what I wanted..the girl also attempted to fix the butcher cut job Great Clips did when I did the locks of love thing, but she ended up making it look worse!! All in all, I have learned my lesson and no longer go to anyplace that markets low price hair cuts. I now go to high end salons in St. Louis and have not had a problem since..yes of course you pay more but the service is always top notch and you get exactly what you want without any headaches!
there you go

Columbia, IL

#4 Jun 10, 2010
That is why they always say you get what you pay for. Most salons will fix those $7 hair cuts and they do fix a lot of them.
studio j all the way

Dupo, IL

#5 Jun 10, 2010
i needed to get my hair stipped of all color and re colored so i went around to all of the local hair salons to check on prices. Fantastic sams was by far the most expensive. they said it would cost 75 dollars and hour. I asked them about how long it would take and they told me atleast 4 hours. thats 300 dollars and thats without the tip! Anyways i went to studio j salon and it took them 2 hours and they did a great job and it only costed 125 bucks!!
and the gay guy at fantastic sams said that i wouldnt find a place to do it any cheaper than them. Ha just for that i will never go back to fantasic sams!!
local beauty shop client

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jun 10, 2010
I have been going to main attraction in waterloo for years even before all these chains came to town. I have to say I have never been disappointed. I don't understand why anyone would go all the way to St.Louis and pay more when there are plenty of good salons right here. I do think it is great when you finally find a good stylist though, it can be very hard to do. Really you shoud try one of our LOCAL SALONS THEY DO GREAT WORK!
what Ive been told

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Jun 11, 2010
I go to Casablanca in Farview Heights, they are wonderful!!!! But, anyway, my hairdresser I've been going to for 13 years told me places like Fantastic Sams and Great Clips have their hairdressers on a time limit. They have only x amount of time to do haircuts/styles/permnants/dyes . As is where I go they can be leisurely and not have to rush through their clients. That's why those other little chain stores are cheaper. They rush through their clients to make up money. I wouldn't trust anyone rushing through my hair.
nice experience

Waterloo, IL

#8 Jun 11, 2010
I have used Fantastic Sams several times with no problems. Sometimes you just get a bad person.
lmao

Reston, VA

#9 Jun 11, 2010
if any GUYS need a haircut...best place is Ron's barber shop in Mascoutah. Forget the rest.$8 for a quality cut, like you directed them. They also used a straight blade and WARM lather on your neck/around ears. IMHO it's the only place to go for guys! Ron and his daughters do a GREAT job..
hair care

Waterloo, IL

#10 Jun 11, 2010
i have alwasy gone to one person to get my hair done.. i have never liked any of the places that you just walk in and some strange person cuts my hair... this way you know who is doing you hair and you know they will do a good job.. there are a lot of great stylists in town that do great work i would suggest you find one that you like
no name

Waterloo, IL

#11 Jun 11, 2010
I went to Fantastic Sams for highlights and when they were done my hair looked like a checker board, I swear the girl that did my hair had arrived in her 18 wheeler, she looked and acted like a truck driver, the manager had me come back the next day and the job was a little better also the cost was the same as good salons, I will never go back there again
been there

Waterloo, IL

#12 Jun 12, 2010
I've had good luck at Fantastic Sams, but I only require a trim when I go there. The thing I didn't like about it, is if you liked the job one of the stylists did, the next month when you came back, she was gone!
Stylist

Chesapeake, OH

#13 Jan 29, 2013
I'm a stylist and I work at fantastic SAMs in southern Ohio and not all stylist are bad some need work ,but that's everywhere you go .if you find a stylist u like get the number of the shop and call to see when there working and when u go in the shop request the person u want to do your hair.and also just because the prices are low doesn't mean the higher priced salons r better its the competitor prices every hairstylist gets the Same education so u could even get a bad haircut at a high priced salon.
Lice in my daughters updo

Cape Coral, FL

#14 Mar 9, 2013
My daughter was getting married and had her hair done for her wedding at the fantastic sams by sams club. She contracted head lice from the girl who did her hair. Never go there they are unclean. Your right
knows more

Maryland Heights, MO

#15 Mar 9, 2013
studio j all the way wrote:
i needed to get my hair stipped of all color and re colored so i went around to all of the local hair salons to check on prices. Fantastic sams was by far the most expensive. they said it would cost 75 dollars and hour. I asked them about how long it would take and they told me atleast 4 hours. thats 300 dollars and thats without the tip! Anyways i went to studio j salon and it took them 2 hours and they did a great job and it only costed 125 bucks!!
and the gay guy at fantastic sams said that i wouldnt find a place to do it any cheaper than them. Ha just for that i will never go back to
fantasic sams!!
U obviously have mor money than since. Why wouldn't u go strip ur hair yourself? Then go to a salon if you can't dye your hair your self. Some people geeeezzzzz.

Since: Mar 13

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#17 Mar 25, 2013
I cut my own hair
Love fantastic sams

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Mar 25, 2013
They do a good job at trimming my pubic hair. They also give complimentary rub and tugs for triming up grass around the snake.
The

Campbellsville, KY

#19 Jun 28, 2014
It's not all fantastic sams it is just that one
Mack

Waterloo, IL

#20 Jun 30, 2014
I have had great haircuts at Fantastic Sams
GFZ

East Saint Louis, IL

#22 Jul 8, 2014
Well they posted a no guns sign on the door so thats it for me or my family going there. They can keep their criminal protection zone and ill take my business elsewhere.

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