Great Clips Promotes Steve Hockett to Sr. Vice President of Operations

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31, 2011—Great Clips, the world’s largest salon brand, is proud to announce promotions across its executive leadership team. Effective Feb. 1, Steve Hockett will be promoted from VP of Operations to Sr. Vice President of Operations. He will expand his role beyond the Operations and Business Services teams to leverage his depth of knowledge to other functions in the organization.

Hockett worked with Great Clips from 1993 to 2002 before leaving to become the President of FranChoice Inc., where he was responsible for day-to-day management and leadership for the largest franchise broker/candidate referral network. He then took the helm at Rapid Refill and led its growth from less than 40 units to more than 100, making the company the No. 2 franchise player in the ink and toner-replacement category.

Hockett returned to Great Clips in May 2008 as Vice President of Operations. With this promotion to Sr. Vice President, Hockett will lead both the Operations department and the Marketing and Communications department.

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