Great Clips Celebrates 30th Birthday with 30 Giveaways

Thirty chances to win something great from then and now

MINNEAPOLIS – September 5, 2012 – The year was 1982. E.T. was phoning home, Olivia Newton-­‐John was “getting physical” with her chart topping hit, Ronald Reagan started his first term as president, and haircutting history began as Great Clips opened its first salon on the University of Minnesota campus. To celebrate its 30th birthday, Great Clips, Inc., the world’s largest salon brand, is giving away 30 gifts. The gifts range from contemporary prizes to early-­‐80s retro prizes. The giveaway is the latest in a series of contests, games and online festivities Great Clips is sponsoring to celebrate three decades of great haircuts for great customers.

To register to win, U.S. and Canada residents can visit "30 Great Years. 30 Great Prizes" and fill out the entry form for a chance to win one of the 30 prizes. The contest runs through the end of the year. Prizes range from a modern iPad and Droid Smart Phone to a retro Ferris Bueller DVD, Rubik’s Cube Alarm Clock, a Casio calculator watch and other memorable 80s treasures.

“Thanks to our great customers, we’ve cut a lot of hair over thirty years in styles that include mall bangs, sideburns, bobs and even mullets, which were the rage when we first started,” says Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen. “We want to keep the fun going for our 30th birthday, so we are giving away some great prizes that commemorate three decades in business.”

The “30 Years. 30 Great Prizes” sweepstakes is one of many planned festivities honoring the early leaders, corporate staff, franchisees (salon owners), stylists and customers of the company that forever changed the haircare industry. Great Clips celebrates its birthday along with 3000 salons in 150 markets across the United States and Canada.


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