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Why Great Clips

The Facts

The value of the haircare industry itself may be obvious at this point, but what about Great Clips’ place in that industry? Why choose our brand above another? Here are a few things to consider:

  • Great Clips is the largest single haircare name brand in North America. We have a nearly 50% market share of all franchised hair salon units.
  • We have a proven business model that has successfully endured for more than 35 years.
  • We have more than 1,200 franchisees who have opened more than 4,500 salons.
  • Our franchisees believe in multi-unit ownership—our average franchisee owns 5-6 salons after five years.
  • We are 100% committed to franchisee success. We don’t just say it, we prove it. Every Great Clips salon is owned by a franchisee. We are not in the business of operating corporate salons; our salons are owned by franchisees. 

Unparalleled Support

Our support personnel-to-franchisee ratio is 1:10—remarkable in the franchise industry. Where does that support come from?

  • Local Education Specialists
  • In-market Operations Managers and Specialists
  • Initial salon design and layout assistance provided by our Facilities & Purchasing (F&P) Department
  • Grand Opening and ongoing marketing assistance
  • Real Estate support
  • Various ongoing Great Clips-sponsored training programs for franchisees, managers, General Managers and stylists
  • Outstanding long-term vendors


Competitor comparison growth chart 

Figure 1. Growth compared to competitors