Great Clips Sets Another Guinness World Record!

By Beth Nilssen

For the world’s largest hairball…

record breaking hairball

Great Clips salons typically immediately dispose of hair leftover from haircuts, but franchisees Ibrahim and Brenda Maslamani came up with a better use to help benefit their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals—set a world record.

For months, salon staff saved hair in bags in hope of breaking the Guinness World Record™ for the largest hairball. The Maslamani’s saw that the weighing ceremony for the hairball could be much more than just a date with a scale; it could be a fundraising opportunity for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. With help from a local radio station, the event featured two live bands, a cheer leading squad, a local school band and classic cars from a car club. During the event, donations were accepted for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The hairball topped the scale at a whopping 337 lbs—setting a new record over the previous title-holding 167 lb hairball. Read a full recap of the hair-saving event here.

Did you know?

This isn’t the first time a Great Clips salon has broken a world record during a fundraising campaign. In 2011, two salons in Ohio set two separate world records while raising money for a local memorial fund.