DRACUT -- Alok Gupta, a local entrepreneur, is opening a Fantastic Sams franchise on Monday at the Brookside Plaza, 50 Pleasant St.

Beverly-based Fantastic Sams offers haircuts and styles, up-dos, straightening, coloring, highlights and texturizing. It also offers beard and mustache trims, facial waxing, as well as rejuvenating hair treatments for stressed or damaged hair.

In a press release, Fantastic Sams said it is looking to expand further in its home state, including additional locations in Greater Lowell. It presently operates salons in Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Wilmington and Acton, as well as in Hudson, N.H.