Great Clips Recognized for Children's Support

MINNEAPOLIS, March 25, 2011—Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, in recognition and celebration of the tremendous philanthropic support of Great Clips, Inc., Raymond and Mary Lou Barton and Great Clips franchisees, officially named two rooms at Children’s—Minneapolis after Great Clips: the Great Clips Family Resource Center and the Great Clips Sibling Play Area.

The Great Clips Family Resource Center provides a quiet, comfortable, soothing environment where families of patients can find up-to-date health information, connect with community resources, learn about child safety and development, or simply escape the stress that comes with being in the hospital. Additionally, the Great Clips Sibling Play Area is designed to give family members a break with the comfort of knowing that siblings are receiving special attention, and enjoying themselves in a creative environment.

“Both Great Clips and my family are honored by this recognition from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota,” Barton said. “These two rooms will prove to be a valuable asset to families visiting Children’s, so we’re glad that our local community has been generous enough to allow Great Clips to help support a great organization.”

Since 1997, Great Clips has been raising money for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota with the Great Clips® Charity Golf Classic as part of its Great Needs. Great Deeds.® program. Going on its 15th year, this year’s event will be held on June 27 at Bearpath Golf and Country Club in Eden Prairie, Minn. In all, the event has raised more than $2.3 million dollars to help provide funding and awareness for underfunded but necessary programs at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Additionally, a big part of Great Clips’ support of Children’s has come from Great Clips franchisees, who’s more than 140 salons in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market continue to raise money for the hospital through Cut-A-Thons that are held throughout the year. Many Great Clips franchisees from throughout North America also play a pivotal role in the success of the Charity Golf Classic through their participation and generosity.

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 www.greatclips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit www.greatclips.com.