Clips of Kindness

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When individuals experience life's most difficult challenges, it's nice to know there are great people who care and want to help. All Great Clips salons in the U.S. and Canada provide complimentary clipper cuts to customers facing hair loss due to cancer treatments through our Clips of Kindness® program. It's a small gesture in the big fight against cancer. But, it's Great Clips’ way of trying to make things just a little better.

Customers who need a clipper cut due to cancer treatment are welcome to go to any Great Clips salon for their service. Customers who would like supportive family members or friends to receive clipper cuts can talk to the salon manager about details. Use the Salon Locator to find your nearest Great Clips.

Why Clips of Kindness?

For many, the idea of hair loss can be daunting and unsettling. But when the time comes, Great Clips can make it easier for customers—our goal is to help customers feel more comfortable as they go through this difficult process.

Based on Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen’s experience through her own battle with cancer, Clips of Kindness is a meaningful way for Great Clips to contribute to the fight against cancer. Rhoda approached Great Clips franchisee Jane Evans in mid-2010 and asked her to help develop a systemwide program to allow Great Clips stylists to serve others in the way they are most equipped: with their skills as hair stylists.

Less than four months later Jane was diagnosed with stage 4 metastasized breast cancer, and soon after she found herself getting her own clipper cut.  In October 2011, Jane informally launched what would become “Clips of Kindness” – Great Clips first-ever system wide Great Deeds® program. On Jan. 14, 2015, Jane passed away after her battle with cancer. Jane leaves a legacy of love, friendship, leadership and inspiration.

Watch the Clips of Kindness video featuring franchisee Jane Evans and members of her organization in Colorado.