Great Clips CEO stepping down at end of year (Star Tribune) - In 2018, CEO Rhoda Olsen will take on a new role as vice chairwoman making way for current president Steve Hockett to become CEO. Chief Operating Officer Rob Goggins will step into the role of president.
Precision Cut (Shopping Centers Today) - Steve Hockett, Great Clips President, on how Great Clips leverages technology and location to best serve customers.
A Cut Above the Rest (Marine Star) - Great Clips commemorated the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with cut-a-thons and a meet and greet with World War II veteran Mickey Ganitch at the Moanalua Great Clips salon on Dec. 7.
Memo Exclusive: An Interview with Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen (Modern Salon) - Olsen discusses Great Clips' beginnings and why the franchise model continues to be successful in the salon industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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 (AL.com 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.
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.
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