Learning Center

Welcome to the Learning Center

This Begins Our 8-Step Process of Mutual Evaluation

So glad you’re here and ready to learn more! Over the next 6-8 weeks, we will introduce you to our business model step-by-step. It’s a Mutual Evaluation Process- meaning, not only do you need to discover if Great Clips is the right business for you- but we want to get to know you to find out if you’re the right fit for the Great Clips brand.

We’ve refined this process over 35 successful years and more than 4,500 salon openings. In other words, we have a winning formula and we stick to it.

Click on the sections below for a high-level overview of what you’ll be learning during each phase of the process.  When you’re ready to dig in- you’ll gain access to the presentations by clicking on the menu in the top right corner. Please note- some of these sections are password protected- so you’ll need to be a fully approved candidate to access them.  Not sure if you’re “fully approved”? Fill out our Get In Touch form to talk with someone from our team to find out

Let’s get started!

Let’s spend some time getting to know each other- and make sure it makes sense to continue this mutual evaluation process.

Review the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and dig into the financial model to understand if this business matches your financials needs. You’ll see a detailed view of the estimated initial investment, and see the latest Item 19 (Financial Performance Representation), along with all the other information required by the FTC.

Learn what your role as a Great Clips franchisee is all about: PEOPLE.

How do you grow your business? How do we all work together to drive customers into your salon through effective marketing strategies, and how do you run your business with great tools and technology to give those customers a positive experience so that they return again and again.

Learn about how the Great Clips Real Estate team supports your site selection process with technology, relationships and industry experience. After reviewing the high level real estate processes, we’ll get you in touch with your local Real Estate Manager to learn more about our growth plans in your specific market.

This is the final presentation with the Great Clips Development team to finish the mutual evaluation process.  After this conversation- you’ll be ready to make your decision on joining the Great Clips family of franchisees.

After reviewing the presentations and connecting with Great Clips franchisees, now is the time to decide: Is Great Clips going to be the franchise business that will help you achieve your long-term goals?

Once you’ve decided to join the Great Clips family, you’ll have a call with one of our Operations Executives to review what you’ve learned in your evaluation of the business.  This is your chance to show the executives why you are the right fit for Great Clips! The Operations Executive gets to have the final say in whether or not you are able to become a Great Clips franchisee.

You’ve been given the “stamp of approval”, so now, all that is left is to compile the necessary documents so that you can sign the dotted line! Welcome to Great Clips!

*these sections are password protected. Your Great Clips Franchise Development Manager will give you the passwords as you progress through the mutual evaluation process together.

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