Great Clips

Great Clips

Great Clips

Initial Investment

LOW: $132,250
HIGH: $253,100

Change in Units

+4.7% +174 UNITS (1 Year)
+5.3% +195 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile



Franchising Since

1983 (33 Years)

Corporate Address

4400 W. 78th St., #700 Minneapolis, MN 55435


Rhoda Olsen

About Great Clips

Established in 1982, Great Clips started franchising in 1983 and now has locations throughout the United States and Canada. Usually located in strip malls, Great Clips hair salons are open evenings and weekends and do not require appointments. No hair-care experience is required for franchisees, who operated 5 to 6 units after 5 years on average. Great Clips has national partnerships with brands like NASCAR, EA Sports, and Old Navy.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$132,250 - $253,100

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement

$50,000 - $150,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Great Clips has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives

$5,000 rebate on first-store franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 19

Lowest Rank: 100

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 3 days

Training at headquarters: 3 days

Additional Training: At local training center

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 8 - 10

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Updated: August 6th, 2016

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