We only expand when the time is right and in areas we can fully support. Our development strategy is based on the following:
We concentrate on growing the markets surrounding our training centers.
We balance our growth between emerging markets, growth markets and mature markets.
We choose future market growth carefully, never by “shot-gunning” new salons anywhere and everywhere. Our Chairman of the Board, Ray Barton, tells the story of returning a sizable check to a gentleman who wanted to open a market in the early ‘80’s before Great Clips was ready. The check was returned with a polite “Not at this time; thank you.” We hold firm to that strategy today.
Your Great Clips Franchise Development Manager will discuss these market-specific topics with you: