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August 06 2019

Great Clips recognized as best employer for women

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (August 6, 2019) — The Great Clips® brand has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes, ranked 17th on the list. Results were based on a survey conducted by independent research firm Statista, with a representative sample of more than 60,000 employees. “This award is in recognition of our more than 1,200 franchisees,” said Steve Hockett, CEO of Great Clips, Inc.

“They work hard every day to provide a rewarding, fun and supportive environment for their 40,000 stylists and employees across our more than 4,400 Great Clips-branded salons. All of us at Great Clips are proud that Forbes has recognized those efforts.”

The evaluation was based on different criteria, including:

  • Direct recommendations on work topics in general, including working conditions, salary and wage, development and diversity.

  • Direct recommendations on topics relevant to women in particular, such as parental leave, family support, discrimination and pay equity.

  • Indirect recommendations on other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively.

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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