Great Clips, Inc. Named to Star Tribune's 2010 Top Workplaces List

MINNEAPOLIS, June 22, 2010—Minneapolis-based Great Clips, Inc. has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Twin Cities metro area based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune. The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 20. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 19-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in the metro based on employee opinions about company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation and benefits. The analysis included responses from over 33,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune top places to work are based on survey information collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

Great Clips, Inc. was ranked No. 18 in the small company category on the 2010 Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces list. The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program was based upon feedback from an independent survey of our corporate staff. Nearly 90 percent of Great Clips corporate employees responded to the survey. Click here for the Top Workplaces profile about Great Clips, Inc.

“The results indicate that our Great Clips corporate employees, not just us as leaders, believe we are a great place to work,” said Great Clips President Rhoda Olsen. “Our employee responses validate that we are going in the right direction, that employees have confidence in our leadership, and that the organization operates by strong values and ethics,”

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “I congratulate each of the companies in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces on their outstanding accomplishment. They have succeeded in creating a positive workplace for their employees during very challenging economic times.”

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in the Twin Cities metro area. Over 1,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

About Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has nearly 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. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit www.greatclips.com.