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Great Clips is the largest haircare name brand in North America with more than 3,700 salons and over 1,000 franchise owners.

No industry experience required. Due to our simple business model, the salons are manager-run so our franchisees can keep their professional careers. This model allows our owners to grow multiple locations without adding significant complexity.  At Great Clips our average franchise owner operates 5-6 salons after five years.

Investment Costs

The total investment to open a Great Clips salon ranges from $122,500 to $233,100 in the U.S. and from $130,400 to $249,900 in Canada.

Franchisees are required to have a net worth of at least $300,000 (in most markets) and at a minimum, $50,000 in liquid funds. 
 
Great Clips Franchisee
Staffing Support

Great Clips offers several recruiting strategies to find recruiting success. Our stylists' website attracts more than 41,000 stylist and manager applications every year throughout North America. Those applicants are forwarded immediately to our local franchisees. Additionally, Great Clips has long-term relationships in the industry with leading cosmetology schools that can help drive staff to your door.

Great Technology

Our unique online Check-In application allows customers to check wait times and add their names to a wait list.  Once the app is opened, the nearest Great Clips salons will appear on a map based on the customer’s location. Customers need only touch their desired salon location and then add their name to the wait list of a Great Clips salon before they arrive.

 
Launched in 2011, the app was the first of its kind in the haircare industry.  

Franchisee Growth
Great Clips franchisee Inson Byun is living proof of the American dream. She emigrated from South Korea to the U.S. in 1973 with only a few dollars to her name and a strong work ethic. A short time thereafter, everything changed.
 
Byun suddenly found herself divorced and completely on her own. Armed only with a high school education and a faint understanding of the English language, she wasn’t sure where to turn to next.
 
In need of work, Byun did whatever she could do to make a living in Irving, Texas—cleaning homes, working in a salon, packing boxes at warehouses and sewing clothes in a factory. She struggled like so many of us do, but deep down, Byun knew there was a better way forward. She would have to create her own path to success.
 
“You need a good work ethic and a sense of urgency to succeed,” Byun said. “I wanted to make money and be happy here, so I worked hard towards my goal of being successful.”
 
In 1993, Byun was working at a salon and asked the manager if there were any other salons in the area for sale. Unfortunately there were none available. That’s when a friend from a packaging job told her about Great Clips.
 
In 1996 she coupled together her savings and a loan to purchase a Great Clips franchise and soon thereafter, she opened her first salon in Irving, Texas. It was a decision that has paid off. Today, Byun has 19 units open across Texas. Byun said she couldn’t have reached this point if it weren’t for the guidance and reassurance from the Great Clips team.
 
“I am very good at the customer service aspect of the business, but I was a little new to the business and marketing components of it. Great Clips is a really great company filled with highly educated people who know franchising and business,” Byun said. “They really support you with all the training and systems they put in place and I trust them. If they tell you can be successful, I would believe what they say.”
 
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Name:

Great Clips

No. Of Units Currently Open:

3,700+

Start-Up Costs:

$122,500 to $233,100

Franchise Fee:

$20,000

Royalty:

6%

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