Sport Clips Haircuts Named a Top “Best for Vets” Franchise by Military Times

GEORGETOWN, Texas (September 12, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, has been named one of the top two “Best for Vets: Franchises” in the 2014-2015 Military Times rankings.

“As a U.S. Air Force veteran, I’m proud that many of our franchised stores  are owned by veterans of our armed services,” says Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. “For more than two decades, we’ve been committed to supporting the nation’s military and our veterans.  Similar to the military, Sports Clips has a strong set of core values, outstanding training and support, and we offer franchise investment discounts to military through the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program.”

Military Times cites that it focused on financial incentives, brand performance and policies that cater to veterans and reservists when conducting and scoring the “Best for Vets: Franchises” survey, which includes a 110-question analysis of a franchise’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success.

The complete list of rankings can be found in Military Times EDGE magazine and online at MilitaryTimes.com.

As a leader in the  franchise industry, Sport Clips has more than 1,250 stores in 48 U.S. states and Canada. Sport Clips is known for its support of the military through its annual Help A Hero program in partnership with the VFW; Ageless Aviation Dreams providing biplane rides to WWII Veterans, many of whom are in assisted living residences; Honor Flights taking WWII Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII and other memorials; R.O.C.K. and the Mustang Heritage Foundation providing equine therapy for Veterans with service-related stress symptoms; the Ft. Hood USO support center for soldiers and their families; the Patriot Foundation providing support to Special Forces families at Ft. Bragg who have lost soldiers in combat, and many other local veterans efforts. Sport Clips is also an active member of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran and Operation Enduring Opportunity programs which have engaged over 150,000 veterans in franchising the past few years.

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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 #1 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.

Sport Clips Haircuts Named a “Top Personal-Service Business” by Entrepreneur Magazine

GEORGETOWN, Texas (September 2, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, has been named a “top personal-service business” in the September issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. This recognition comes on the heels of Sport Clips’ #38 ranking on the 2014 Entrepreneur “Franchise 500” list.

“For more than two decades we’ve worked to perfect our signature MVP Experience for clients across the country,” says Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. “Our goal is to provide a championship experience in an exciting sports environment.  To be named one of the top 40 franchises on the annual “Franchise 500” list, and to then be recognized among the best service-oriented businesses, demonstrates Sport Clips’ success in working toward that goal.”

According to Entrepreneur, personal-service businesses are among the fastest-growing categories in the franchise world, indicating the day-to-day business is important for the economy, as is the interaction with clients who make the work possible.  Sport Clips is also ranked among the top 20 in Entrepreneur’s “Fastest-Growing Franchises.”

As a leader in the hair franchise industry, Sport Clips has more than 1,200 stores in 48 states and serves its clients on a walk-in basis.  Sport Clips is known for its support of the military through its annual Help A Hero program and is an active part of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran and Operation Enduring Opportunity programs. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com and for franchising opportunities visit sportclipsfranchise.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 #1 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.

American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts Partner to Offer Haircuts to Blood and Platelet Donors

Sport Clips donates free haircut coupons for those who donate during September

WASHINGTON (August 26, 2014) – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.” During September, people who donate blood or platelets at ARC Blood Drive 2014 - SM Post 1Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut.

“This is a great way for Sport Clips to recognize the contributions of blood donors,” said Shaun Gilmore, president of biomedical services at the Red Cross. “Sport Clips locations across the country have teamed up with the Red Cross to give blood donors a fresh new look – just for helping save lives through their blood donation.”

The Sport Clips and Red Cross relationship initiated five years ago as a way for Sport Clips to actively engage in the Red Cross mission.

“Sport Clips began our partnership with the Red Cross in the Carolinas in 2009, and we are pleased to grow the program into a nationwide effort,” said Martha England, vice president of marketing for Sport Clips. “We look forward to supporting the Red Cross’ important mission in September. You’ll not only feel good about your contribution, but you’ll look good, too!”

To learn more about blood donation and to find a local blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org. For more information about Sport Clips, go to sportclips.com.

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About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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 sportclips.com.

Sport Clips Haircuts Preps You to Be “Head of the Class”

Back-to-School Promotion offers Enter-to-Win Gear That’s Cool for School 

GEORGETOWN, Texas (August 11, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts’ back-to-school “Head of the Class” promotion launched today as two-weeks of opportunity to enter-to-win some of the coolest gear around. From aHOTC 14 - Social Media Image MacBook Air, to Beats by Dr. Dre Studio® headphones, American Crew products, cash and more, anyone can enter at www.sportclips.com/backtoschool.

“Back-to-school is an important time of year for Sport Clips across the country.  Offering our clients and potential clients the opportunity to win prizes that will help them do well and look great in the new school year works well for us as a brand,” says Martha England, vice president of marketing for Sport Clips Haircuts. “Our stylists look forward to sharing the latest hair trends and tips with our school-and-college-age clients or anyone who is interested in a fresh look for fall.”

The “Head of the Class” promotion runs from August 11-22 and requires on-line registration.  It is being promoted through Sport Clips websites and social media, satellite radio, and in-store by stylists.

Sport Clips provides a full range of hair care services, from trims to the MVP Experience, which includes a precision haircut, steamed towel treatment, massaging shampoo and neck and shoulder massage. Clients are surrounded by sports-themed decor with a big screen in the waiting area and TVs at every station, and no appointment is necessary.

For more information about the “Head of the Class” promotion and for Sport Clips Haircuts store locations, visit 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 #1 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.

VFW and Sport Clips Haircuts Award 93 Veterans with Scholarships

Veterans Can Now Apply For Spring Semester

GEORGETOWN, Texas (August 5, 2014) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce 93 veterans have been awarded VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships” this fall, totaling more than $380,000.

The scholarships are awarded twice throughout the year exclusively to veterans and help cover the cost of tuition and fees. Recipients are encouraged to reapply as they continue their educations.

Here is the complete list of fall recipients.

The VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program launched last year and has awarded more half a million dollars in scholarship funds to veterans.

Applications are now being accepted for the spring; the deadline to apply is Nov. 15. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit vfw.org/scholarship.

“The VFW is here to support our veterans as they transition to civilian life, and we know education is a crucial element to ensuring they succeed. The GI Bill is fantastic, but it has limitations, and this scholarship will help fill the gaps for so many veterans,” said VFW National Commander John Stroud.

For students like Joshua Ashley, an Air Force veteran, these scholarships lessen the financial burden associated with meeting post-secondary educational goals. “My GI Bill benefits have been fully expended and I really want to finish what I started. With this opportunity it will enhance my education and ability to secure a better position in the workforce to supply for my daughter.”

Sport Clips, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care franchise, provides funding for the program through its annual “Help A Hero” fundraising campaign. In 2013, more than 1,000 Sport Clips locations across the nation raised more than $500,000 to benefit the program. Donations were collected in stores and at local fundraising events in the fall with efforts culminating on Veterans Day, Sport Clips’ “Biggest Haircut Day of the Year.” Stores donated a dollar from every haircut service to the scholarship program. This year’s Help A Hero campaign will launch on Oct. 13.

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About the VFW

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 almost 7,000 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.

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 sportclips.com.