Great Clips Aims to Set Guinness World Records

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, May 5, 2011—Two local hair salons will solidify Great Clips’ place in the Guinness Book of World Records during their annual Great Haircut sale to be held in conjunction with a fundraiser for the family of a sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty. Deputy Suzanne Waughtel Hopper was shot and killed during a shootout at Enon Beach Recreation Park on New Year’s Day.

These Great Clips salons have easily broken existing Guinness World Records™ during past haircut sales. Now, in a charity event to raise money for Deputy Hopper’s family, both of the Great Clips hair salons in Springfield, Ohio will make those records official:

Most consecutive haircuts by a team (10 stylists) in 12 hours - Great Clips @ Eastside Square (Saturday, May 14, starting at 9 a.m., 150 S. Tuttle Rd, Springfield, OH 45505)

Most haircuts by a team (10 stylists) in a week – Great Clips @ North Bechtle Square (Saturday, May 14 –  Friday, May 20, 1776 N. Bechtle Ave, Springfield OH 45504)

Guinness Book of World Record judges are coming to town to count the clips and see if Springfield has what it takes to break a world record. Local sheriff’s deputies will be on hand in honor of their fallen colleague and will receive a free hair cut on May 14.

Both Great Clips salons are offering $5.99 haircuts as part of their annual Great Haircut sale all week from May 14 to May 20. All proceeds from the May 14 haircutting marathon will go to The Deputy Suzanne Waughtel Hopper Memorial Fund, a fund set up for the deputy’s family. 

“My stylists and I appreciate the loyalty of the Springfield community and this is our way of giving back,” says Great Clips salon owner, Clara Osterhage. “Our hearts go out to the family of Deputy Hopper and we hope our efforts can ease some of the financial hardships caused by such a tragedy.”

Great Clips’ goal is to raise $5,000 during the May 14 charity event.  

Clark County Sheriff Gene A. Kelly states, “We appreciate Great Clips’ effort to give back to the community and to the family of our fallen deputy. It is an honor to serve in a community like Clark County where the people recognize the commitment and sacrifice of our law enforcement, communications operators, fire, and emergency service providers.”

 “We all feel privileged to do great work for such a great cause,” says Osterhage. “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. The attempt to break the world record won’t make the Great Clips experience any different, just more exciting!”

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 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.