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October 30 2018

Veterans Day 2018 marks 5th year honoring Veterans

Great Clips® honors veterans across the U.S. with free haircuts on Veterans Day, celebrates $10 million worth of services donated since 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 30, 2018) — Great Clips, Inc., the world’s largest salon brand, once again celebrates Veterans Day by thanking those who have served in our military with a free haircut for Veterans and active duty military at any Great Clips salon across the United States.

As part of this program, Great Clips salons will open their doors on November 11 to welcome Veterans for complimentary haircuts as a way to show respect and appreciation for their service. General customers who visit a Great Clips salon on Veterans Day will also have an opportunity to pay it forward by receiving a “Free Haircut Card” on November 11 that can be given to a Veteran and redeemed November 12 – December 31, 2018.

Since 2013 when Great Clips launched its Veteran program, the company has donated more than $10 million worth of haircutting services to the men and women who have served their country. 2017 marked the company’s one-millionth haircut given to a service member, a huge milestone in the program.

In addition, Great Clips supports Veterans in the U.S. and Canada through a number of additional initiatives outside of Veterans Day. Operation: Fishing Freedom (OFF) is a television program that is heavily supported by Great Clips through sponsorship and promotional efforts. OFF provides an opportunity for Veterans to spend a day on the water fishing. In 2017, Great Clips launched a program called #Greatful4Vets that features the powerful stories of men and women Veterans and Veteran families across the United States and Canada. The #Greatful4Vets program honors those who have served as well as those who support those in the military through a series of videos that engages audiences and shows the vast appreciation of Great Clips and its network of salon owners, their managers and stylists, as well as their customers.

“Veterans have always been an extremely important part of the Great Clips community and we’re honored to be able to expand our gratitude across the U.S. and Canada at each of our more than 4,300 salons,” said Steve Hockett, CEO of Great Clips. “We’re very proud to have a robust Veterans program and are looking forward to another great Veterans Day supporting those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

For more information on the Great Clips Veteran program, visit

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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