Great Clips Hair Salons Set Two Guinness World Records™

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO,  June 13, 2011—When local salon owner, Clara Osterhage, sets her mind to something she’s unstoppable, and so is her staff. This time, however, Osterhage had something larger than life in mind—two Guinness World Records™.

For her first feat, Osterhage’s stylists at the Eastside Square Great Clips gathered on Saturday, May 14, and successfully completed 392 Guinness World Record™ qualified clips to set a new world record for most consecutive haircuts by a team of ten in twelve hours.

Not resting there, Osterhage’s stylists at the North Bechtle Square salon proceeded to set a new world record for most haircuts by a team of 10 in one week, when they completed 1,600 haircuts the week of May 14-20.

“My stylists are great at what they do. They are highly trained and extremely efficient. Our customers love that they can get in, get a quality cut and get out with minimal disruption to their busy day,” said Osterhage. “

In addition to giving Springfield, Ohio its first entries into the Guinness Book of World Records™, the May 14 events at both Great Clips locations raised $6,027.21 for The Deputy Suzanne Waughtel Hopper Memorial Fund, a fund set up for a deputy’s family. Deputy Suzanne Waughtel Hopper was shot and killed during a shootout at Enon Beach Recreation Park on New Year’s Day.

“We appreciate the loyalty of the Springfield community and this is our way of giving back,” said Osterhage. “We feel privileged to do great work for such a great cause.” 

Additional Resources:
Guinness Book of World Records™ blog entry—Most haircuts in by a team in 12 hours.
Guinness Book of World Records™ blog entry—Most haircuts by a team in one week.
Springfield News Sun Photos.
Photos from the events.
Video from the events.

About Great Clips

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