Business Type: Franchise
Startup Costs: $110,000 - $210,000
-Haircare is a $55Billion dollar industry, and still growing. Great Clips is in the convenient, no appointment haircutting segment of the industry, and is the fastest growing haircutting brand in the world. It is a simple, recession resistant business model- we do not offer color, waxing, tanning, or nail services because we want to keep the business simple and focus on the service that we do best- cutting hair. And, no matter what the economy looks like, people still need their hair cut, every 4-6 weeks.
-Great Clips has been around for 30 years, and been franchising for 29 of them. With over 3200 locations in the US & Canada, we are still accepting new franchisees in over 75 markets in North America. Great Clips is the #1 Haircare brand in the world. Our salons are manager-run, we are not an owner-operator model, so most franchisees have a full time job and do the business on the side. Haircare experience is not necessary to become a franchisee- solid business backgrounds and people management skills are the traits we see in our successful franchisees.
-Great Clips has a support network that is outstanding- from assistance during the site selection process, build out, hiring, grand opening marketing strategies, ongoing growth plans, all the way to helping franchisees who are ready to sell their salons- Great Clips is dedicated to the success of our franchisees. With 100% of our salons franchisee owned, Great Clips’ success depends on the success of our franchisees. On average, after 5 years in business, our franchisees own between 5-6 salons. Plus, all stylists and managers are trained by Great Clips at our local training centers.
“Great Clips improves my ability to grow profitably. I also benefit from working with other franchisees and the hard working and knowledgeable Great Clips Corporate employees. The biggest benefit is the culture of Great Clips. Their actions consistently show that they really do care about you.” Keith C, owns 5 locations.
“Initially I anticipated opening just one or two stores, but the business grew to be so successful that it made sense for me to leave my existing job as vice president!” Jim H, owns 9 locations