“The Look” Showcases Sport Clips’ Top Six Pros and Trending Styles in National Stylist Competition

HOUSTON (April 7, 2014) – Jose Longoria of San Antonio created the winning style in Sport Clips’ “The Look” national stylist competition on Tuesday.  He was among six Sport Clips stylists from the franchises’ 11,000+ professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada invited to the company’s national meeting to showcase their all-star haircutting skills and creativity in the annual competition.  “Our stylists are skilled at creating the looks guys are sporting all across the country, and this competition allows them to really demonstrate their talent,” says Julie Vargas, Sport Clips’ director of Career Opportunities.  The competition was hosted by Julian Perlingiero, Sport Clips’ artistic consultant, and Area Coach Desiree Weaver.  Tommy Callahan of JPMS, Adriana Fournier of American Crew, Jason Schwind of Nioxin and Rafe Hardy of Sexy Hair judged results after finalists cut and created looks on models’ hair in front of the company’s 2,200 National Huddle meeting attendees. Sport Clips The Look

Sport Clips is the nation’s leader in men’s and boys’ hair care with more than 1,175 stores.  Licensed stylists throughout the Sport Clips system receive on-going training around the latest looks and the techniques and products used to achieve them.  Styles repped at this year’s competition include: faded comb-over with a hard part; slicked back, blended and pushed forward sides; clean-cut, sleek; classic with hard part; sleek, but textured; and, the winning style, classic pompadour with a deep side part.  Each stylist was judged on how he or she followed the Sport Clips All Star Haircutting System; ability to adapt to model and Sport Clips clients; overall finished design; and interview with judges.

Sport Clips Haircuts “The Look” National Stylist Competition:

  • Winner – Jose Longoria – San Antonio, TX – $2,500 and hairstyling tools
  • 2nd place (runner up) – Cristina Sales – Las Vegas, NV – $1,500 and hairstyling tools
  • 3rd place – Danielle Clewlow – London, Ontario Canada – $1,000 and hairstyling tools
  • Honorable Mention – Danielle Allemand – Summerville, SC – $500 and hairstyling tools
  • Honorable Mention – Teri Telega – Poland, OH – $500 and hairstyling tools
  • Honorable Mention – Ashley Gream – Champaign, IL – $500 and hairstyling tools

Longoria was selected as “The Look” competition winner.  He describes his winning style as “Classic ‘Mad Men’ pompadour with a deep side party that’s suitable for more clients.”  Longoria used Mitch Clean Cut and Hardwired products to finish off the style.  He says he’s been cutting hair since he was young and decided to pursue it as a profession.

As runner-up in the competition, Sales created a “classic look and modernized it with a hard part.”  She began doing hair for friends and followed her passion for it after a friend told her “there’s a school for it as a profession!”

Clewlow, the first The Look finalist from Canada, created a “sleek, but texturized low maintenance” style and finished it with Mitch Barber’s Classic.  She entered the hairstyling profession on a whim, and it turned into a career.

Honorable mentions went to Allemand’s faded comb-over with a hard part; Telega’s slicked back, blended and pushed forward on the sides look; and Gream’s clean cut, sleek look.  Allemand and Telega both grew up in families of stylists, while Gream turned doing friends’ hair into a profession, and it was a friend who inspired the style she brought to The Look competition.

All finalists received travel and hotel accommodations in Houston for the event.

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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, Elliott Sadler, and Drew Herring, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

Sport Clips Haircuts Continues to “Dominate the Category,” Shares News of Another Successful Year at National Huddle

HOUSTON (April 7, 2014) – The nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care franchise, Sport Clips Haircuts, held its annual Huddle in Houston last week.  More than 2,200 team members from around the country attended the event themed “From Leaders to Legends,” that featured nationally-known guest speakers and company highlights. SPORT CLIPS HAIRCUTS NATIONAL HUDDLE

Founder and CEO Gordon Logan addressed the gathering, sharing:

  • The franchise’s same store sales (for stores open more than one year) were up seven percent in 2013 over 2012, another solid year-over-year increase after a nine percent increase the year before.
  • Sport Clips opened 151 stores across the country and in Canada in 2013 and expects to open closer to 200 this year.
  • With the opening of these new stores, Sport Clips franchises and company-owned stores are expected to provide more than 13,500 jobs across the country by the end of 2014.
  • Help A Hero, Sport Clips’ signature program among its many military support efforts, raised more than $525,000 through clients and hard-working team members to sponsor Veterans of Foreign Wars-administered scholarships for returning service members. Forty-four spring semester scholarships were awarded this year, and more than 60 fall scholarships, up to $5,000 each, will be awarded to help veterans transition from military to civilian careers through education. Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship recipient Paul Belk, a former military chaplain who was injured while serving, spoke to the National Huddle crowd about the significance of the scholarship in his own life and to other veterans.

“As we continue to dominate this business category with our Championship Client Experience, we are proud of what we have accomplished and our successes.  We are focused on our vision for the future of Sport Clips and what we need to do, working together, to continue to build the brand,” Logan shared with team members. “We are committed to be the company that will enable all of us to achieve our goals and will continue to commit the resources and demonstrate the resolve to make it happen.  Together, we are creating a future of which we will all be proud to have been a part.”

Guest at the annual gathering included authors and speakers Jason Young, Richard Hadden, Rafe Hardy, Sam Burns,Stephanie Kocielski, Jason Schwind, Winn Claybaugh; Roy Spence, co-founder and chairman of GSD&M; and former New England Patriot and five-time NFL All-Pro Brain Holloway.

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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, Elliott Sadler, and Drew Herring, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.com.

Benetrends Announces Sport Clips Haircuts as the Most Recent Franchise to Participate in Proprietary $100 Million Fund

Sport Clips Haircuts Secures $10 Million in Initial Funding to Drive Expansion across U.S.

NORTH WALES, Pa. (March 26, 2014) – Benetrends, the trusted leader in franchise funding, announced today Sport Clips Haircuts has secured funding through its new $100 million franchise financing program, which launched in January. As the nation’s largest franchise dedicated to men’s and boys’ hair care, Sport Clips Haircuts will receive $10 million in funding to drive its expansion across the U.S.

“In less than two months, Benetrends has already provided more than $20 million to franchisors and their franchisees to grow their businesses in markets across the U.S.,” said Rocco Fiorentino, president & CEO, Benetrends, Inc. “Access to adequate capital plays a key role in ensuring not only short-term growth, but also long-term success for franchise-owned businesses. This year alone, franchises are expected to create 200,000 jobs and add $493 billion to the U.S. GDP.”

Benetrends’ $100 million fund was created to help International Franchise Association franchisor members provide qualified candidates with direct access to capital for new store development. Sport Clips Haircuts is the second franchisor selected by Benetrends to participate in the new fund. In January, Hand & Stone, a rapidly growing spa franchise, received $10 million in initial capital to assist with its franchise growth.

“Sport Clips has been recognized for being one of the fastest-growing franchises in the industry and we have aggressive plans to continue that momentum throughout 2014,” said Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips Haircuts. “Benetrends’ development fund will help us meet our goal of opening 180 additional locations with both new and existing franchisees nationwide.”

Franchisors and franchisees selected to participate in the program benefit from:

  • Direct access to capital
  • Simplified qualification process
  • Dedicated loan officer from application to closing
  • Loan proposals within 48 hours of receiving initial application
  • Loan commitments within 10 business days of receiving loan package
  • Consistent communication with lender and single point of contact
  • Experienced PLP SBA lender

Benetrends, recently named a 2014 Future 50 winner by Philadelphia SmartCEO, offers a full suite of funding options to help entrepreneurs secure the capital needed for their small business or franchise. The company originated the 401(k)/IRA tax-deferred and penalty-free rollover process more than 30 years ago and has created more than 85,000 jobs with $4 billion in retirement assets invested in America’s small businesses. Additionally, Benetrends features a wide range of loan options covering every type of business need, including SBA loans, equipment leasing, merchant cash advances, securities-backed lines of credit, and more.

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 About Benetrends

Benetrends is the authority in franchise and small business funding, and is acclaimed for its Rainmaker Plan that enables entrepreneurs to use their qualified retirement plan to purchase or recapitalize a business or franchise, tax deferred and penalty free. Benetrends originated 401(k)/IRA rollover funding helping over 10,000 entrepreneurs in the last 30 years. Benetrends provides a comprehensive suite of small business solutions including SBA Loans, Securities Backed Lines of Credit, Equipment Leasing, Commercial Insurance, Individual and Group Healthcare, Payroll Services and more. To learn more about Benetrends, please visit www.benetrends.com.

 About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and franchised 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 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, Elliott Sadler, and Drew Herring, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.com.

Sport Clips Haircuts Recognized for “Fast and Serious” Growth

Georgetown-based Company Lands Two Top 20 Franchise Rankings This Week

GEORGETOWN, Texas (March 6, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s largest franchise dedicated to men’s and boys’ hair care, is number 14 of 40 in the new Franchise Times “Fast and Serious” ranking of the “smartest-growing brands.”

The 10-point formula for selecting franchises for this first-time ranking considers such factors as percentage sales growth, percentage unit growth, dollar sales growth and numerical unit growth over the past three years, with more weight given to acceleration in years two and three.  Database for the ranking is the Franchise Times Top 200 plus 300 of the largest franchise systems by revenue.

In the report, Sport Clips’ Founder and CEO Gordon Logan cites strong same-store sales growth of nine to 10 percent over the past three years as a top achievement and is quoted as saying, “We have always had the philosophy that we will not grow any faster than we can support our team leaders (franchisees) so that we maximize their probability for success.”  He goes on to say, “In the past three years we have opened over 400 stores, growing to 1,150 locations, while only three have closed, two due to changed shopping center dynamics where leases were appropriately not renewed.”

Sport Clips was also recognized this week by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the nation’s “fastest growing” franchises.  For the second year in a row, Sport Clips ranks 16th, up from 18th in 2012.

Sport Clips has 1,178 locations across the country and serves its clients on a walk-in basis.  For more information, visit a Sport Clips location 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 franchised 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 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, Elliott Sadler, and Drew Herring, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.com.

Sport Clips Haircuts offers “MVP Moment Maker” for Cash Prizes, Tech Gear

Nothing says “MVP” like being a winner!

GEORGETOWN, Texas (February 24, 2014) –  Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s largest franchise dedicated to men’s and boys’ hair care, is offering  the opportunity for anyone  to win up to $10,000 to create their own “MVP Moment.” Whether it’s watching a big game in VIP seats or relaxing in a brand-new man cave, it’s those winning moments that make it “Good To Be A Guy!” DA70799LOGO

From February 24 to March 23, anyone can visit a local Sport Clips to pick up an MVP Moment Maker scratch-and-win card with a unique 10-digit code to enter at MVPMoment.com for the chance to win prizes.  No purchase is necessary, and everyone who enters their MVP Moment Maker code will automatically be entered to win one of four cash grand prizes.

Grand Prizes:

  • First Prize: $10,000 Cash
  • Second Prize: $7,500 Cash
  • Third Prize: $5,000 Cash
  • Fourth Price: $2,500 Cash

In addition, participants can win the prizes below, instantly:

Instant Win Prizes:

  • iPad® mini with Retina Display
  • PlayStation®4
  • Free MVP Haircuts for a Year
  • Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic NoiseCanceling® Headphones
  • Cash ($50, $100, $250)

“Our desire is to provide an MVP haircut experience for every client every time, and our MVP Moment Maker scratch-and-win promotion is a fun way to promote our signature service and introduce the MVP to those who’ve yet to feel like one,” says Martha England, vice president of Marketing for Sport Clips.

Sport Clips will post information on its Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages where fans can stay up-to-date on MVP Moment Maker throughout the promotion.

Sport Clips has more than 1,150 locations across the country and serves its clients on a walk-in basis.  For more information about the MVP Moment Maker campaign, visit your local Sport Clips location or SportClips.com.

About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and franchised 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 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, Elliott Sadler, and Drew Herring, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.com.