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June 19 2023

Star Tribune names Great Clips, Inc. a 2023 Top 200 Workplace

The company is ranked #18 in this year’s ranking

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (JUNE 19, 2023) — Great Clips, Inc. has been named one of the Top 200 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The company was ranked #18 on the midsized company list.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Great Clips, Inc. is the franchisor of the Great Clips® brand, the world’s largest salon brand. Corporate staff include home office staff in Minnesota and field staff throughout the United States and Canada. 

“This award recognizes the work that everyone at Great Clips, Inc. does to live out our values,” said Steve Hockett, CEO of Great Clips, Inc. “All staff members have contributed to building a collaborative, inclusive culture with a clear intent on making a difference for our franchisees and our communities.”  

Produced by the same team that compiles the 32-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from 124,719 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations. 

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 200 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 5,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

Star Tribune CEO and Publisher Steve Grove said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 200 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”  

A complete list of those selected is available at and was also published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 18.

About Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Today, there are over 4,400 independently owned Great Clips® salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips is 100 percent franchised, and salons are owned locally by more than 700 franchisees across the U.S. and Canada. Great Clips® franchisees employ more than 25,000 stylists. Great Clips® franchised salons provide value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. Getting a great haircut at a Great Clips® salon is more convenient than ever with Online Check-In, ReadyNext® text alerts and Clip Notes®. To check in online, visit or download the free app. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a salon location near you, visit

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