Great Clips in the News

November 2016

Cheating on My Stylist Saves me $160/Year (Penny Hoarder blog) - Money-saving tips and salon experience report from a customer who discovered she could get a great haircut by an experienced stylist while saving time and money by choosing Great Clips.

Haircuts go high-tech at Great Clips (Shopping Centers Today) - A profile of the customer-oriented technologies implemented by Great Clips, including Clip Notes, where stylists can review notes on customer's previous hair cuts, and Online Check-in, which allows customers to check wait times and add their name to the queue before arriving to the salon.

Great Clips opens 4,000th salon (The Beauty Industry Report) - An interview with Rhoda Olsen, Great Clips CEO, covering the past, present, and future of the world's largest salon brand upon reaching the milestone of the 4,000th franchised salon opening.

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.



Great Clips in the News Archive