Great Clips in the News

October 2016

Great Clips Celebrates Growth with 4,000th Salon (Franchising USA) - Coverage of the 4,000th-salon opening in the Detroit market and the rise to become the world's largest hair salon brand.

Learning from the Pros (MSNBC) - Great Clips Chairman Ray Barton and CEO Rhoda Olsen give tips for running a successful franchise in this installment of Learning from the Pros.

September 2016

Great Clips celebrates 48 consecutive quarters of growth (Star Tribune) - Great Clips marks an impressive 12-year streak of consistent quarterly sales growth along with the milestone of opening the 4,000th Great Clips salon.

August 2016

Looking Sharp (Retail Merchandiser) - Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen discusses the key's to Great Clips continued growth and success, including leveraging technology, understanding customer's preferences, and a strong franchisee program.

May 2016

'Strong Against Cancer' kids create Kasey Kahne's paint scheme for Daytona (Shake and Bake NASCAR blog) - Great Clips has given Seattle Children's Hospital patients the chance to design his paint scheme for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 2.

Great Clips purchase a great fit for business professor  (WSU News) - Kory and Pam Brown, business professor and cosmetologist, respectively, became Great Clips franchisees after seeking advice from the Washington Small Business Development Center, which helps clients start, expand or transition a business.

It's Your Business: Center's growing at a great clip (The News-Gazette) - New Great Clips salon in Champaign/Urbana offers specially-priced haircuts for their first month in service at Carriage Center.

Great Clips to open in Big Y Plaza, Southbridge (Worcester Telegram) - Announcing the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening special price for the new Great Clips salon in Southbridge.

April 2016

Great Clips opens in East Norriton with $4.99 special (The Times Herald) - Local couple open their 11th Great Clips salon. The new location at Hillcrest Plaza promises convenient cuts at a popular dining and shopping destination.

Great Clips opens first salon in Mobile ( blog) - Announcing the grand opening for the first Great Clips salon in Mobile, Alabama. Also, the salon's opening weekend Cut-A-Thon to benefit the University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital, a local Children's Miracle Network hospital.

January 2016

The franchise world finally gets the whole 'big data' thing (Entrepreneur) - Steve Hockett, Great Clips president, discusses how analyzing customer data helps salons grow business and provide better customer service.

Great Clips donates $8,000 to Seashore Soccer league as part of 3-year pledge (Carteret County News-Times) - In a show of support for their community, Great Clips franchisees James and Sydney Cummings, Helen Cummings, and Pat and Maria McLaughlin, donated $8,000 this year to the Seashore Soccer League. This Good Deed™ will fund needs for the league that serves over 1,000 children every year. 


November 2015

Buzz Cut Challenge events raise more than $6,500 ( - In 11 cities across the country, hundreds of people accepted the Buzz Cut Challenge and said goodbye to their hair to raise money to support veterans, servicemembers and their families. 

Get a haircut, give a haircut to a veteran (WANE-TV) - Announcing Great Clips' third annual "You Can Thank a Veteran" campaign, which gives customers a meaningful way to thank a veteran in their life on Veterans Day. 


October 2015

Franchise Expert Says Great Clips a Top Ranking Franchise in 2015 ( - Great Clips ranks 37 on Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500 list. Experts cite Great Clips' strong management systems, in depth training for salon staff, and manager-run business model as major highlights for the franchise.

September 2015

Lisa Colagrossi's sons surprised with visit to ESPN's "Mike and Mike' show (WABC-TV) - Great Clips surprised the son's of beloved New York news reporter Lisa Colagrossi, who passed unexpectedly in March, with a chance to meet their heroes - ESPN's Mike and Mike - as part of the #MoreMinutes campaign.

July 2015

Cosmetology instructor 'estatic' after winning car (The Mercury) - Bellus Academy instructor Evelyn Conway was the recipient of a new Chevrolet Cruz LS as a part of Great Clips' Cosmetology Educator Appreciation Month.

The long and short of it: An interview with Great Clips (Kim Co Realty blog) - An interview with Great Clips' President Steve Hockett about the company's success and future plans for expansion.

How this Great Clips CEO drove 42 quarters of consecutive sales growth (Smart CEO) - Four tips for successful business transformation from Great Clips' CEO Rhoda Olsen. 


June 2015 

Great Clips salon surprises young football player (WECT News) - A Great Clips salon in Mayfair surprised an eight-year-old boy with a check for $500 to help his family cover the cost of his football uniform, gear, and registration for the upcoming school year. #MoreMinutes

April 2015

Woman donates tickets to kids (Fox 4 Kansas City) - Great Clips franchisee Ruth Ann Grimsley donated opening-day Kansas City Royal's tickets to a family and was featured on the local news for her Great Deed™.

January 2015

Great Clips introduces New Commercial Spot (Modern Salon) - Q & A with Ann Latendresse, Great Clips' Director of Marketing, about the new Ralphpunzel commercial spots. 

Executive of the Year: Great Clips Inc. CEO Rhoda Olsen (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal) - Great Clips' Rhoda Olsen featured as the Executive of the Year, includes article and video.



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