Name: Fantastic Sams Cut & Color
Reopened: June 2, though the salon has long been a fixture in the community. "We've been here 15 years but we still have people on a daily basis say, 'I didn't even know y'all were here!'" laughed hairstylist Jessica Ross.
New owner: Shawn Talukder, who also owns two other Fantastic Sams locations in Roswell, Ga., and Johns Creek, Ga.
New services: In addition to the haircut, coloring, perm and waxing services typically available, the salon is now able to expand its offerings with the debut of its new spa. Within the spa, guests can nourish their skin with a facial, reduce wrinkles and sunspots through microdermabrasion, or prep for swimsuit season with a full body wax.
New look: With a new paint job and removed interior walls, the remodeled space provides a more open, spacious feel and an updated look, said Ross. Returning visitors will also notice the inclusion of a new shampoo station and a new color bar, whose placement on the floor keeps stylists from having to go into the back to mix color, enabling them to spend more time with clients.
New hours: To accommodate needs, the salon is now open an hour later on weeknights. The new schedule is Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Same atmosphere: Though much may change, Ross said the quality of the client experience will remain intact. "We've got a great group of girls," she said. "It's just a fun atmosphere."
Address: 3008 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe
More information: Call 706-820-6615 or visit facebook.com/FantasticSamsFtOglethorpe.