Sport Clips Haircuts celebrates opening of 1,300th store with three-way tie

Sports-themed hair care franchise continues fast-paced growth with stores opening simultaneously in three locations today

GEORGETOWN, Texas (Dec. 19, 2014) — Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, continues its fast-paced growth with the openings of its 1,300th locations – a three-way tie as stores opened simultaneously in North Charleston, S.C.; Woodstock, Ga.; and New Providence, N.J. With locations in 49 U.S. states, this marks 152 store openings for the Georgetown, Texas-based franchise in the 2014 calendar year, to date, with several more to open by year-end. Additionally, 11 Sport Clips stores have opened in Canada this year, bringing the total north of the border to 19.

“Every store opening is significant because it means a growth in locally-owned businesses, adding to the retail and employment landscape of a community,” says Sport Clips CEO Gordon Logan, who founded the company in 1993. “We had big dreams when we started the company with just one store. It’s gratifying to see how the franchise investment opportunity, jobs for managers and stylists, and services we offer benefit Sport Clips team members, communities and clients.”

Sport Clips offers:

•         A fresh take on barbershop amenities and services like the “MVP Experience” that includes a precision haircut, massaging shampoo, hot steamed towel treatment, and neck and shoulder massage

•         Stylists who specialize in hair care for men and boys and stay up-to-date on industry trends

•         Large, flat-screen televisions playing sports programming at each haircut station and in the lobby, along with reading materials

•         Affordable luxuries like special lighting and massaging chairs in the shampoo area

•         Haircut services without an appointment – walk-ins are welcome

For more information on Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.com.

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About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 40 in the “Franchise 500.” Sport Clips Haircuts was ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category. With more than 1,300 Sport Clips stores, numerous new locations open each month in the U.S. and Canada.  Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “2014 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised more than $3 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com

 

Sport Clips Haircuts donates $650,000 to help service members further education, reach career goals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 15, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts donated $650,000 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars today to help active duty U.S. service members and veterans further their education and reach post-military career goals. Through client and product partner donations, as well as Veterans Day contributions of $1 per haircut service, the franchise’s annual “Help A Hero” campaign was its most successful since the program began in 2007. Funds raised will benefit the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program which is expected to provide more than 145 scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Sport Clips’ Help A Hero campaign started in support of the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ “Free Call Days” program and has made nearly 2.5 million calls home possible for deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members. Last year, Sport Clips expanded its Help A Hero focus to offer scholarships of up to $5,000 each to active-duty military and veterans who wish to pursue college degrees and vocational certifications. To date, 137 Help A Hero Scholarships have supported military in returning to school.

“The benefits of these Help A Hero Scholarships are making a major difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes who are attending school and taking the next steps in advancing their futures. It’s really gratifying for me as a veteran, and for every Sport Clips team member, to know we’re a part of making college and civilian career training possible for these heroes,” says Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Lifetime Member of the VFW.  “Being a part of their journey when they return home is just one of the ways Sport Clips will continue to say ‘thank you’ to our military.”

“As veterans, we know how difficult transitioning back into civilian life can be because we’ve been there,” said John Stroud, VFW’s commander-in-chief. “Our returning service members and veterans deserve every chance to be successful. The generosity and support Sport Clips’ team members, partners and clients provide through the Help A Hero Scholarship program is life-changing. Together, VFW and Sport Clips are giving more military families the chance to move forward and better their lives than we could have ever imagined.”

As a part of this year’s fundraising efforts, Sport Clips partners such as Nioxin, and others contributed a total of $105,000 to the Help A Hero Scholarship campaign.

Sport Clips is the Official Haircutter of the VFW, and its Help A Hero campaign is just one of the many ways it supports active-duty military and veterans. To find out more, visit your local Sport Clips or SportClips.com.

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About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995 by Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 40 in the “Franchise 500.” There are currently over 1,200 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “Top 50 Franchises for Veterans” by USA Today and in the top 5 by Military Times Magazine. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised more than $3 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin andElliott Sadler, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit SportClips.com.

About The Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans organization. With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in more than 6,900 Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.” The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs worldwide. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.

Cosmetology students awarded ACE Scholarships totaling $15,000 by Sport Clips Haircuts and American Crew

GEORGETOWN, Texas (Dec. 5, 2014) – To help cosmetology students reach their career goals, Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, partnered with American Crew to award 15 Access to Cosmetology Education (ACE) scholarships this year. To be considered for an ACE scholarship, candidates met both academic and video requirements established by Sport Clips and American Crew. Each recipient was presented a $1,000 scholarship to help with educational expenses.

This is the sixth year the Georgetown, Texas-based company, which has more than 1,200 stores across the country, has awarded scholarships to eligible students enrolled at an American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) member school. To date, $40,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to promote quality cosmetology education.

“Our support of cosmetology students spans across the nation,” says Julie Vargas, Sport Clips Haircuts senior director of career opportunities. “We want these stylists to be equipped with the proper training and skills they need to be successful in the hair care industry upon graduation. We value their interest in quality education, and we’re honored to assist them with their career goals.”

The 2014 scholarship recipients and their schools include:

Jessica McDaniel – Paul Mitchell the School, Spokane, Veradale, WA

Michelle Grimes – The Ohio Academy – Paul Mitchell Partner School, Twinsburg, OH

Tatiana Francis – Paul Mitchell the School Jessup, Jessup, MD

Ameca Williams – Georgia Career Institute, Conyers, GA

Deisy Estrada – Eric Fisher Academy, Wichita, KS

Keena Rae Haynes – Gene Juarez Academy, Mount Lake Terrace, WA

Kelsey Bradbury – Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy, Coeur D’ Alene, ID

Adrianne Kuss – Empire Beauty School, New York, NY

Gabrielle Schrag – Empire Beauty School, Prescott, AZ

Maria Menjivar – Empire Beauty School, Pottsville, PA

Raven Rainey-Pleskonjic – The Hair Design School, Bloomfield, NJ

Soraia Jaber – Hair Professionals Career College, Palos Hills, IL

Charra Williams – Empire Beauty School, West Miftlin, PA

Ashley Englehardt – The Salon Professional Academy, Farga, ND

Angela Robertson – The Hair Design School, Bloomfield, NJ

For more information on the ACE Scholarship program visit: www.screports.com/scholarship or www.facebook.com/SportClipsJobs and click on “scholarships”.

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About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips is the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care franchise. Fully-equipped for the sports enthusiast, Sport Clips surrounds its Clients with televisions tuned to sports and sports-themed decor. Stylists enjoy a hassle-free, fun work environment, with a guaranteed base-pay plus service and retail commission and tips. Sport Clips also supports the growth of their team members through continuing education, exciting contests, and award recognition. To learn more, visit www.sportclipsjobs.com.

Sport Clips Haircuts selected as a “Top Workplace” in Austin by Austin American-Statesman

GEORGETOWN, Texas – (November 17, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts has been selected as one of the Austin American-Statesman’s “Top Workplaces.” Based solely on feedback from employees of the company’s support center, located in Georgetown, Texas, and store managers and stylists in the greater Austin area, Sport Clips Haircuts ranked seventh among mid-sized employers and was designated a “special award winner” for the training category. The complete Top Workplaces list, published on November 16, can be found here: www.statesman.com/s/business/top-workplaces/2014

“As Sport Clips continues to grow, we maintain a continued focus on putting clients first while enhancing the lives of our team through our workplace culture,” says Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. “We truly value our employees’ insight and feedback, and it’s thanks to their dedication and loyalty that we’ve been highlighted as a ‘Top Workplace’ in Austin.”

On behalf of the Austin American-Statesman, WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, conducted the fifth annual “Top Workplaces” survey. The survey was designed to recognize local employers in Greater Austin that stand for the best in leadership, vision, and an employee-centered culture, among other qualities.

Last year, more than 22,000 anonymous surveys were collected from 143 Austin-area employers, grouped into three categories based on the number of employees to compile the survey data. WorkplaceDynamics analyzed the results and came up with the list of the top 85 Austin-area employers.

For Sport Clips Haircuts career opportunities, visit www.sportclipsjobs.com

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 About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 40 in the “Franchise 500.” There are currently over 1,200 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada.  Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “Top Franchises for Veterans” by Franchise Business Review. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised more than $2 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.com.

Get a haircut, Help A Hero during Sport Clips’ scholarships for veterans campaign

GEORGETOWN, Texas (October 13, 2014) — When you get a haircut at one of the more than 1,200 Sport Clips across the country, you can “help a hero” at the same time by donating to the company’s Help A Hero 1406078 Share Graphics 800x8003program now through November 11,Veterans Day. Over the next four weeks, Sport Clips’ locations nationwide will have a collective goal of raising $600,000 for their annual fundraising program that provides scholarship money to veterans. Since 2007, the company has partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to support service members, and last year, created the “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program to help service members and veterans in the next chapter of their lives. Each scholarship provides up to $5,000 of assistance to those who are pursuing an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools.

Donations to Help A Hero will be collected in-store and at local fundraising events through November 11. In addition, Sport Clips will hold “The Biggest Haircut Day of the Year” on Veterans Day, when each store will donate a dollar from every haircut service to the VFW-administered scholarship program.

“Sport Clips team members, partners and our clients have already made a positive difference in the lives of more than 130 veterans by helping fund their education through Help A Hero scholarships. We’re hoping to award even more scholarships in the year ahead, and anyone can help — it’s as easy as getting a haircut,” says Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and lifetime member of the VFW.

“Thousands of U.S. service members returning home from the front lines still face an unstable economy,” says VFW Commander-in-Chief John Stroud, a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. “Together with Sport Clips, the VFW remains committed to providing our service members and veterans with the tools they need to reach their educational goals and successfully transition back into civilian life. The Help A Hero Scholarship has proven to be vital to those efforts.”

Veteran recipient James Robak says of his Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship, “It will help out immensely since my GI Bill has been exhausted, and I still have a year left in my dietetics program.  As a father of four, with ages spanning 14, 8, 7 and nearly 2; a wife that works full-time; and me being a full-time student; this couldn’t have been a bigger blessing.  It will really help take the edge off of the financial burden that a higher education carries, along with the benefits for a brighter future.”

Sport Clips is the official haircutter of the VFW, and its Help A Hero campaign is just one of the many ways it supports active-duty military and veterans. To find out more, visit your local Sport Clips or SportClips.com.

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About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995 by Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by EntrepreneurMagazine as one of the top 20 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 40 in the “Franchise 500.” There are currently over 1,200 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “Top 50 Franchises for Veterans” by USA Todayand in the top 5 by Military Times Magazine. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised more than $2 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit SportClips.com.

About The Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans organization. With nearly 1.9 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in more than 6,900 Posts worldwide, “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS.” The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs worldwide. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.