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15th May 2022

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Entrepreneur Franchise of the Day: Great Clips

Great Clips was founded in 1982 and began franchising in 1983. Today the company has more than 4,000 locations in the United States and Canada. Great Clips hair salons are usually located in shopping malls and are open in the evenings and on weekends. They don’t require any appointments. No hair care experience is required for franchisees who operate 5 to 6 units after an average of 5 years.

-Haircare is a $ 70 billion industry that is still growing. Part of the hands-on segment of the no-appointment haircut industry, Great Clips is the largest and fastest growing haircut brand in the world. It’s a simple, recession-resistant business model. We don’t offer any color, wax, tan, or nail services as we want to keep business simple and focus on the service that best cuts hair with. And no matter what the economy looks like, people still have their hair cut, usually every 4-6 weeks.

Franchise opportunities

Great Clips was founded in 1982 and has been a franchise company since 1983. With over 4,200 locations in the US and Canada, we are still accepting new franchisees in over 75 markets in North America. Our salons are manager-run, so franchisees who have a flexible full-time job can keep that position and run the business on the side, knowing that starting a new business is like a second full-time job! Great Clips franchisees are always involved in the success of their business. Regardless of whether it is a man-woman partnership or a flexible full-time position, Great Clips franchisees know that they are the drivers of their positive results. Hair care experience is not required to become a franchisee. Solid business backgrounds and people management skills are the characteristics we see in our successful franchisees.


-Great Clips has an amazing support network – from helping with location selection, to building it, hiring it, opening marketing strategies to ongoing growth plans – to helping franchisees ready to sell their salons is committed to the success of our franchisees. With 100% of our franchisees owning our salons, the success of Great Clips depends on the success of our franchisees. On average, our franchisees own between 5 and 6 salons after 5 years of business. In addition, all of the franchisee’s stylists and managers are trained on the Great Clips system by Great Clips company staff at our local training centers.


“Great clips improve my ability to grow profitably. I also benefit from working with fellow franchisees and the hard working and knowledgeable people at Great Clips Corporate. The biggest asset is the Great Clips culture. Your actions keep showing that they really care about you. “Keith C has 5 locations.

“At first I expected to open just a store or two, but the deal became so successful that it made sense for me to quit my existing job as Vice President!” Jim H has 9 locations

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