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Meet Jean Whitacre, new owner of Fantastic Sams located at Burning Tree Rd Duluth, MN

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In June 2018, Jean Whitacre purchased the Fantastic Sams Salon located at 5115 Burning Tree Rd in Duluth, MN. 

Jean has been a stylist with Fantastic Sams for the last 16 years.  She has 11 years of management experience and has worked at the Burning Tree Fantastic Sams for the past 10 years doing both styling and managing the location.

Fantastic Sams has been in Duluth for over 30 years and Jean believes that their quality, affordable prices and convenience are what attract new and repeat clients.  These company values are why Jean has enjoyed her affiliation with the company and why a few years ago she set a personal goal be a Fantastic Sams salon owner. 

Not long after, Jean approached the current salon owners about buying the business and got their support.  They had just started to think about selling. 

In 2017 Jean started working with Ross Peterson with Frandsen Bank and Mary Lundeen with the UMD CED.  It was hard work but with a lot of determination, research, and planning she achieved her goal in less than a year. 

The Fantastic Sams vision is to provide clients a ‘fantastic’ hair care experience, at a reasonable price. We are opened Monday – Friday from 9am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm.  Stop in to meet Jean and all the stylists at Burning Tree Fantastic Sams.

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