Thanks for your interest in learning more about Great Clips! Our environment is positive and team-oriented. Since Great Clips’ reputation brings in a lot of customers there’s no competition for clients. You can focus on being creative giving people the unique cuts and styles they want. Great Clips salons are independent businesses. That brings even more of a family atmosphere, and a lot of opportunity. You can start climbing the ladder or simply be awesome at cutting hair. So feel free to bring all of your career goals. We’ve got plenty of room.
More Robert Pattinson, less Ringo Starr. The “bed head” is the best men’s hairstyle of all time, while the “bowl cut” is the worst, finds a new national survey from Great Clips. Both men and women voted on history’s top hairdos, and named the “side part” and “hockey hair”—no, not a mullet—the second- and third-best male cuts. To read more on how to create these looks visit Mens Health at http://news.menshealth.com/the-greatest-hairstyles-of-all-time/2013/06/07/
Kasey Kahne takes the wheel of the Great Clips No. 5 in three June Sprint Cup races: Pocono, Sonoma and Kentucky. The first stop in this busy month of Great Clips Racing takes Kasey to Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania for the June 8 Pocono 400. Kasey has seven Top 10 finishes at Pocono Raceway—snagging the top spot in his August 2013 appearance there. Race action begins Sunday, June 8 at 1 p.m. (ET) on TNT. After Pocono, Kasey and the Great Clips Sprint Cup Racing team head to the exciting road-race course at Sonoma Raceway in California. In Kasey’s last five appearances in Sonoma, he’s secured Top 20 finishes, winning in 2009 and taking 6th- place in 2013. Check out race action Sunday, June 22 at 3 p.m. (ET) on TNT. Kasey wraps up his June schedule by steering the Great Clips No. 5 to the Kentucky Speedway the last weekend in June for an exciting night race. His three appearances at Kentucky have netted Top 15 finishes. Catch the Saturday, June 28 race on TNT at 7:30 p.m. (ET). Great Clips will adorn the hood of Kasey’s No. 5 Chevrolet SS as the primary sponsor for six additional Sprint […]
To order Cut It Out pins for $1: email Petra.Lawrence@greatclips.com or call her at (952) 746-6462. by Barbara Boelk Great Clips was honored over the weekend of July 12-14 when it was publicly announced that Great Clips was chosen from more than 20 companies to be the premium sponsor of Cut it Out for the second year in a row. Cut It Out is a respected program in the cosmetology industry that helps prevent domestic abuse. As the premium sponsor, Great Clips is given the exclusive right to sell pins to benefit Cut It Out. The Cut It Out pins are extremely popular in the cosmetology industry—people wait in long lines up to buy them from the Great Clips booths at industry trade shows and functions. This year’s pin, a styling chair, has very special meaning for Great Clips. Our own Shana Kolodziej (thats me!) presented the idea for the chair design and her idea was selected over many other submissions. Shana is a stylist at Crossroads Mall Great Clips in St. Cloud, Minn., and writes TheClipArtist.com, our stylist blog. Congratulations to Shana! The pin debuted during Beauty Week July 14 in Las Vegas and Great Clips’ Director of Industry Relations Kim […]
Local Man Honored For Great Clips Digital Milestone by Tammy Nienaber The Internet has created many superstars, such as the illustrious Grumpy Cat and You Tube sensation and “Gangnam Style” singer Psy. And now, Great Clips, the world’s largest salon brand, has its own Cyber Celebrity. Jed Bauman, 21, from Deer Creek Ill., earns the digital distinction of becoming Great Clip’s 10 millionth check-in using their revolutionary technology, the salon industry’s first online check-in app. (June 7, 2013) “This is exciting news. I’m surprised and honored,” says Bauman, a machine operator from Deer Creek. “That day I had just downloaded the Great Clips’ Online Check-in app, checked in from my cell phone, went to the Peoria Great Clips and got my hair cut right away with no wait. You can’t beat that.” Bauman says he’s been a Great Clips customer since he was learning to drive and drove his dad to Great Clips for a quick haircut. Soon, Great Clips cuts became a great father/son tradition that Bauman says he’ll continue. “The haircut is great. The price is great. Now the convenience is great,” says Bauman. “I won’t go anywhere else to get my hair cut.” App-plause for Local Salon “We’re thrilled […]
It does not faze a stylist to see a pile of hair after a haircut. They just sweep it up and toss it in the garbage. A group of stylists from the Augusta Great Clips in Georgia decided to do something creative with all the clippings they were sweeping and tossing…they combined it into one huge hairball. And this wasn’t just any old hairball. It was record worthy! Representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records came to the salon on June 1, 2013 to weigh a whopping ball of hair that tipped the scales at 337 pounds. The previous record was set at 167 pounds. Congratulations to the Great Clips stylists in Augusta, Georgia for blowing that record out of the water! Other records held by Great Clips: Most Haircuts by a Team in Twelve Hours The stylists at Great Clips at Eastside Square in Springfield, Ohio cut 392 heads of hair on May 14, 2011. Amazing! http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/8000/most-consecutive-haircuts-by-a-team-in-12-hours Most Haircuts in One Week by a Team The stylists at Great Clips at North Bechtle Square in Springfield, Ohio cut 1,600 heads of hair. I wonder what their hairball would have looked like at the end of that week! […]
Spring has sprung, and Great Clips has been featured in the news showcasing the latest hair trends and supporting a favorite pastime—baseball. If you’re a Minnesota Twins fan or happen to visit Target Field in Minneapolis, be sure to check out the new Great Clips Great Seats section (Sections 139-141 in the right-field corner). Great Clips has been a Twins partner the past three years, including a promotion where kids help the grounds crew rake the infield and change bases.
Roger Allen’s [Charleston, SC; Savannah] team at the Belle Hall Great Clips in Mount Pleasant, S.C., got a fun public shout-out last week. The salon team does hair for several of the announcers on two local television stations and it appears the TV folks are thrilled with their work. Weatherman Tom Crawford on Lowcountry Live on the ABC affiliate (WCIV-TV) mentioned Great Clips during a live broadcast. The television team was discussing the increased humidity and Crawford said he had to wear a lot of hairspray to battle the humidity, adding that the Great Clips team takes care of him. A big hi5 goes out to the Belle Hall team! Have you had the opportunity to work with people on television? Tell us about it!
Over the course of three days, a group of 80 managers (selected by lottery) had the chance to showcase their talents as they competed on mannequins. The top 30 moved on to the 5-Step Competition and the top 10 were featured on the main stage in the Hair Show before the closing general session. The competitors were judged by seven cosmetology industry experts with extensive hair competition judging experience. The judges were Robert Passage, Frankie Cacciato, Kristie Davis, Anthony Civitano, Tony Fragomeni, Robert Rosenberg and John Halal. The Create the Cut competition was new this year in honor of Great Clips 30th birthday. Sponsors included Matrix, Tigi Bed Head, Belson Pro, Conair, Cricket, Hot Tools, Salon Innovations, Spornette and Sterling by Wahl. Congratulations to the top three winners of Convention’s Create the Cut and 5-Step competitions: first-place winner Amanda Albrecht (Grand Rapids, Mich.—Franchisee Linda Holmes), second-place winner Curtis Welch (Columbus, Ohio—Franchisee Ruth Saylor) and third-place winner Amanda Howard (Greenville, SC—Franchisee Monty and Janet Cash).
Every year, Great Clips has a convention where franchisees, managers and corporate staff come together to learn about our industry and celebrate our successes. The Great Clips 2012 Convention was extra-special because it was the company’s 30th birthday! Celebrating 30 years of Great Clips took many forms at this year’s Convention. Perhaps the most visible was the art-in-progress in the lobby of the Convention Center—a huge mural (huge = almost two stories tall!) that started off completely blank but then came to life when artists painted their interpretation of what “great” is. The artists were inspired by personal text messages sent by the attendees who completed the sentence, “Great is….” As you can imagine, there were plenty of creative responses: Great is…strong coffee. Great is…puppies. Great is…customers who tip well. Great is…my wonderful husband. Great is…feeling beautiful. The artists painted for 14 hours over two days to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The best part of the Great Mural? It was cut into 3,000 pieces overnight, framed and given to each attendee during the closing celebration. Why? It was a great way to demonstrate how everyone is a critical piece of the Great Clips brand […]
Managers display creative talents in two exciting hair competitions Great Clips threw itself a 30th birthday party last month and more than 3,000 people were there—including franchisees, general managers and managers from all corners of the U.S. and Canada. On the first day of this three-day celebration, 80 managers had the chance to show off their talents in a Create the Cut competition. The top 30 moved on to the 5-Step Competition, and the top 10 were featured on the main stage in the Hair Show during the closing session. Seven cosmetology industry experts judged the competitions. The judges were Robert Passage, Frankie Cacciato, Kristie Davis, Anthony Civitano, Tony Fragomeni, Robert Rosenberg and John Halal. The Create the Cut competition was new this year in honor of Great Clips 30th birthday. Sponsors included Matrix, Tigi Bed Head, Belson Pro, Conair, Cricket, Hot Tools, Salon Innovations, Spornette and Sterling by Wahl. And the winners were: 1st Place Amanda Albrecht (Grand Rapids, Mich.—Franchisee Linda Holmes) 2nd Place Curtis Welch (Columbus, Ohio—Franchisee Ruth Saylor) 3rd Place Amanda Howard (Greenville, SC—Franchisee Monty and Janet Cash)
Guest blog by Tammy Nienaber, Great Clips Director of Communications Back in January, I was privileged to have a conversation with a few of our long-term franchisees from the Cleveland-Akron (Canton) market. During the course of our chat, they suggested I visit the market during their annual salon managers’ recognition event (a.k.a., Top of Performing Stylists—TOPS). I jumped at the offer. I love the culture we have at Great Clips of recognizing the people who are closest to our customers and who deliver the best service every day—the stylists. So it was an honor to be included in such a special celebration. During the event, the franchisees serve the winning stylists lunch, a corporate representative shares a few words to express gratitude for the great accomplishments of these stylists, and awards are presented. In addition to a trophy, each winning stylist gets a greeting card with a crisp $100 bill enclosed. The 25 TOPS winners are selected based on pre-defined criteria as determined by the franchisees in the Cleveland co-op, including how many new and repeat customers return to their salons. There’s no doubt this year’s TOPS group is a bunch of truly top performers.These guys and gals are just a […]
Let’s face it, hair salons are a dime a dozen! Within a city shopping area, there can be three or four salons alone. Within a strip mall, there are typically at least two; within a major shopping mall, there can be up to 8. That equals a lot of salons and a lot of competition! This begs the question: What makes Great Clips different from other salons and our competitors? What gives us that distinctive, competitive edge? What will make us stand out from what all the other salons are doing? The simple answer is our “great” system. This is what differentiates Great Clips from every other walk-in haircare salon. We don’t want to be the same and that’s our competitive edge. Let’s start with our system as a whole, which is somewhat modeled on a barbering system. Think about it. Someone who would like a haircut walks or drives to their neighborhood barbershop, takes a seat and waits for the first available barber. No appointment. No requests. No worries. Service is convenient and very civilized. Let’s apply this barbering system to the Great Clips system and illustrate just how brilliantly Great Clips has improved it. First, we offer flexibility […]