The Great Clips® Advantage

Powerful Brand & History

Woman walking in to a salon

A Brand You Can Trust

A strong, quality brand is one of the most powerful arguments for purchasing a franchise versus opening your own start-up business. With a franchise, you’re investing in an established operation that comes with all the brand recognition, resources and expertise to help you start and grow your company. And with Great Clips, you get some serious street-cred built on 35 years of setting the standard for what a walk-in haircare salon experience should be for every customer.

Why Choose Great Clips? The numbers tell the story

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    SUPERIOR BRAND PRESENCE Great Clips is the largest and fastest growing haircare brand in North America, with nearly 50% market share of all franchised hair salon units. The next closest brand falls short by more than 30%—and the gap grows wider each year.
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    DEEP BENCH OF EXPERIENCED OWNERS More than 700 franchisees—working together in a collaborative culture to build their businesses—have opened 4,300+ salons.
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    COMMITMENT TO GROWTH The company is led and managed by an exceptional team of franchise-industry leaders who focus on the metrics that matter to franchisees: 47+ consecutive quarters of same-salon sales growth, and 42+ consecutive quarters of same-salon customer count growth.
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    OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANAGER-RUN, MULTI-UNIT OWNERSHIP Many owners continue their professional careers while establishing their salon businesses, thanks to a manager-run operational model. The average Great Clips franchisee operates five or six salons within five years of opening their first salon.
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    100% FRANCHISEE-OWNED SALONS We don’t just say we’re 100% committed to owner success—we prove it. To eliminate conflict of interest issues, we are not in the business of opening corporate salons; all Great Clips salons are owned by franchisees.
Great Clips leadership team

Great teams start with great leaders.

"Great Clips inspires you to achieve your legacy." That’s the promise made to every franchisee by more than 250 corporate team members throughout North America, including the Great Clips leadership team. It's a team that knows first-hand that the success of the brand is built on the success of every Great Clips franchisee.

Withstanding the Test of Time

Great Clips, Inc. was established in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1982 when most people received haircuts in one of three ways: in full-service salons, from mom-and-pop barbershops, or at home. That all changed when Ray Barton, one of the early leaders of the brand, revolutionized the model of how haircare could be delivered. Read about how we got from then to now.

Great Technology

Great Clips leads the industry with technology that makes it easy for customers to choose Great Clips, and gives franchisees the tools they need to operate their businesses—anywhere, anytime.