Great Clips salons are manager-run and don't require franchisees to be present in the salon every day. At the same time, salon ownership is not an absentee business. Our most successful franchisees often start out keeping their previous jobs, and then transition to working full-time as a salon owner as soon as possible.
If you are not currently working, it is important to have enough financial resources to support yourself and your family while you get your business up and running.
2 Willing to follow a system?
The ability to follow a system, with established policies and procedures to ensure brand consistency and fairness, is essential for success in any franchise. The Great Clips system has been developed and tested for more than 30 years, so you don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
The ability to follow a system, with established policies and procedures to ensure brand consistency and fairness, is essential for success in any franchise. If you’re not comfortable with that, it’s possible a franchise isn’t right for you.
3 Want to work for yourself?
Great! If you are tired of the corporate rat race, Great Clips can provide a unique alternative to transition from working "for the man" to "being the man (or woman) in charge!"
As a member of the Great Clips franchise family, you’re never truly alone in this venture. Great Clips offers our franchisees tremendous training and support, but this will be YOUR business.
4 Experience in managing people?
Terrific. Great Clips is truly a people management business. If you have managed teams and understand the challenges and rewards of recruiting, training and retaining staff, then Great Clips has the potential to be a great fit for you.
The Great Clips franchise opportunity is a manager-run business model. If you haven’t been a people manager before, you’ll want to decide early on if you are comfortable in a management position. Great Clips has franchisees in our system that didn’t have prior management experience, for example, teachers or stay at home moms, however, the vast majority of our franchisees had management experience from a previous career or business. You may want to consider partnering with someone who has management experience in their background.
5 Owned a business before?
Business experience is always a plus when considering a new business venture. You don’t need to know about the haircare industry, but we certainly love it when you have a business background!
No worries! Most new Great Clips franchisees are getting into a business for the first time. Our franchisee training and support will help you learn what you need to know to be successful.
6 Net worth +$300,000 with $50,000 in liquid funds?
Excellent! Our minimum net-worth requirement for most markets is $300K, with liquid assets of at least $50K. Find out more on the investment page.
Our minimum net-worth requirement for most markets is $300K, with liquid assets of at least $50K. Find out more on the investment page. If you do not meet these minimums, consider investing with a partner.
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Perhaps Great Clips franchising isn't the right fit for you right now. We highly encourage you to continue reviewing the website, and if you have questions, please reach out to our team at 800-947-1143.