Great Clips Promotes Charlie Simpson to President

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31, 2011—Great Clips, the world’s largest salon brand, is proud to announce that Charlie Simpson—who has served the past 12 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer—will be promoted to President effective Feb. 1.

In this role, Simpson will concentrate his efforts on growing the Great Clips brand and on building bench strength and developing Great Clips’ future leaders. He will also execute the company’s vision, lead and develop the leadership team, ensure the financial results, oversee internal tactics, and have a strategic view for the future of the Great Clips brand.

“I am excited for the opportunity to guide the Great Clips executive team as we continue to build on the foundation that will take us well beyond our approaching milestone as a billion dollar brand,” said Simpson. “One of my priorities is for even greater cross-departmental collaboration and knowledge sharing as we continue to leverage new opportunities to develop future leaders for the company.”

Simpson has been with Great Clips since 1999. Prior to joining Great Clips, he gained more than 20 years of experience performing various executive roles in franchise operations and franchise sales with The Southland Corporation, franchisor of 7-Eleven convenience stores. He and his wife have owned and operated two separate franchise businesses, including two Great Clips salons in Dallas.

About Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,000 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. And, it’s more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In. To check-in online, visit or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit