Yes. Once you become qualified by our Franchise Development team you'll be encouraged to start talking with our franchisees – most of whom kept their professional job while opening up their first Great Clips salon(s). This is not an absentee business, it's a manager-run business; and we recruit franchisees that know how to manage the manager.
No. Approximately 95% of our franchisees didn't know how to cut hair when they joined our system, and most of them still don't know how to cut hair years after becoming a franchisee. Your mission is to manage and lead your staff, grow sales and open multiple salons.
Great Clips has grown to become the world's largest hair salon franchise brand by providing quality haircuts, at an affordable price, to the entire family in convenient locations.
In general, 9-12 months is typical, but it will vary depending on a number of factors, namely, your commitment to finding and building out a site and the availability of local real estate.
You're welcome to do so. You will likely open salons at a faster pace if you're able to devote full-time attention to the business.
By working closely with your dedicated Great Clips Real Estate Manager and our Exclusive Commercial Real Estate Agent in the market, when available. They know the market better than anyone and will devote their time and effort to help you find a site.
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Implement our staff recruiting strategies to find recruiting success. Our http://www.greatclips.com/stylists website attracts more than 41,000 stylist and manager applications every year throughout North America. Those applicants are forwarded immediately to our local franchisees. Additionally, Great Clips has long-term relationships in the industry with leading cosmetology schools that can help drive staff to your door.