Sport Clips Haircuts Founder and CEO Gordon Logan named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award finalist in Central Texas

GEORGETOWN, Texas (May 18, 2015) – EY has announced that Sport Clips Haircuts Founder and CEO Gordon Logan is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Central Texas region.  The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Logan was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Friday, June 5 at the JW Marriott Austin.

Sport Clips is the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ haircare franchise with more than 1,300 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company is celebrating its 20th year in franchising and will soon open in its 50th state.

Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

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Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.

In Central Texas, sponsors also include BBVA Compass, ADP, CLS Partners, Andrews Kurth, Bridgepoint Consulting, Austin Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.

About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan and started franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur as one of the Top 10 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and ranks 36th in the “Franchise 500.” It is also ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category. With more than 1,300 Sport Clips stores, 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 to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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National “The Look” stylist competition showcases Sport Clips Haircuts top pros

LAS VEGAS (May 11, 2015) – Of the more than 13,000 professional stylists who work at Sport Clips franchises, six were selected to compete in the finals of its annual “The Look” competition in Las Vegas on May 5. The DSC_0175_2finalists came from locations across the U.S. and Canada to recreate their winning looks on models before the Sport Clips National Huddle gathering and some of the hair industry’s most recognized professionals. On hand for the competition were host and platform artist Julian Perlingiero of JPMS and judges Jason Schwind of Wella, Jason Reyes of JPMS, Rafe Hardy of Sexy Hair and Jim Massey of American Crew.

“We’re delighted the finalists chose Sport Clips as the place to pursue their careers, and look what it’s allowed them to accomplish… showcasing their hair cutting skills in Vegas before some of the best in the business!” says Sport Clips Senior Director of Career Opportunities Julie Vargas, also a licensed stylist with 25 years of experience. “You’ll find some of the most talented and professional stylists anywhere at Sport Clips, and I’d put them up against anyone in the business when it comes to creating the terrific looks guys want today.”

Sport Clips Haircuts “The Look” National Stylist Competition

  • Winner – Nicole Parker – Oakville, ON Canada – ($2,500 and hairstyling tools)
  • 2nd place (runner up) – Pam Hendricks – Humble, Texas  ($1,500 and hairstyling tools)
  • 3rd place – Jocelyn Martinez – Olathe, Kan. – ($1,000 and hairstyling tools)
  • Honorable Mention – Maryfaith Samuel – Alpharetta, Ga.– ($500 and hairstyling tools)
  • Honorable Mention – Sydney Losacco – Wall Township, N.J.  – ($500 and hairstyling tools)
  • Honorable Mention – Christina Jones – Spokane, Wash.  – ($500 and hairstyling tools)

As The Look winner, Parker created a high-fade style with a pompadour on top. She used Style Sexy Hair Blow It Up and d:fi Extreme Hold Styling Crème to create the style. She’s been with Sport Clips just over a year, but knew she wanted to be a professional stylist 14 years ago when she entered a training program in her high school.

Runner up Hendricks used Style Sexy Hair Blow It Up and Frenzy products to create a mid-fade style with a part on the side. Hendricks has been with Sport Clips for a year, and like Parker, knew she wanted to be a hairstylist from a young age.

Martinez created her third place look – a clipper cut with longer sides that faded into a long, textured top – using Style Sexy Blow It Up, Hard Up and Frenzy products. As a recent cosmetology school graduate, she was proud to have the opportunity to showcase her skills at the national level.

Honorable mentions went to Samuel, Losacco, and Jones, who received travel and hotel accommodations in Las Vegas for the event along with the first, second, and third place winners. Samuel chose a medium high-fade with a blended pompadour on top for her model and used MITCH Reformer and Barber’s Classic Pomade, along with American Crew Boost Powder to achieve the look. Losacco created a half low-fade, slicked-back-on-top style using MITCH Construction Paste and Hardwired. Jones #4 blend, with a disconnected messy top, had American Crew Alternator and Defining Paste as elements of its style.

Also attending the Las Vegas event were the first-ever winners of The Look “Student Edition,” an opportunity for those in accredited beauty training settings to cut, style and share their expertise. The three winners included Jennifer Stuller (Paul Mitchell the School – St. Louis, Mo.); Matthew Kane Taylor (Empire Beauty School – Augusta, Ga.); and Alexander Hernandez (Paul Mitchell the School, Lombard, Ill.). A representative from each school attended with the students who each received a half-day of education with Hattori Hanzo’s Platform Artist, Justin Thomas; a pair of Hattori Hanzo Shears and Thinning Shears; a Kit from American Crew and a prize package from Direct Beauty Express. More than 1,700 images were uploaded to Instagram during the competition using the hashtag #thelookstudent2015.

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 About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts 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 team members through continuing education, exciting contests, and award recognition. To learn more about Sport Clips and job opportunities near you, visit www.sportclipsjobs.com

Sport Clips Haircuts celebrates successes at “Game Changer” National Huddle

LAS VEGAS (May 11, 2015) – Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care franchise, had much to celebrate at its recent “Game Changer”- themed National Huddle. Twenty years in photo collagefranchising, same store sales increases of 8 percent, and the opening of 154 stores last year were just part of the positive news shared by Founder and CEO Gordon Logan and President Mark Kartarik. Additional franchise highlights included:

  • Sport Clips will soon open in its 50th U.S. state – Maine. Only one store closed in 2014, bringing the total closed since 2010 to only four… a rarity in franchised businesses.
  • Sport Clips expects to open 170 franchises and company-owned stores in 2015. These franchises offer small business ownership opportunities and create jobs in communities across the country. Currently, more than 14,000 are employed at independently owned-and-operated Sport Clips.
  • New television spots that reflect how a Sport Clips haircut helps provide the edge needed to ‘win your game’ were unveiled and will begin running in this month.
  • Sport Clips’ first-ever Artistic Team entertained attendees with their haircutting skills. The purpose of the newly-established team, which is comprised of six Sport Clips coaches, will be to spread awareness of the brand among future haircare professionals.
  • Sport Clips is a long-time supporter of the military and welcomed Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief John Stroud and Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient and best-selling author, as guest speakers. Both were on stage for the company’s presentation for its Help A Hero program. Since its establishment in 2013, the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program has provided 207 veterans and service members’ financial support to further their post-military education and career goals. Through its annual Help A Hero fundraising campaign in the fall of 2014, Sport Clips team members, clients, and partners gave more than $712,000 to sponsor the VFW-administered scholarships.

“We developed Sport Clips with the intention of franchising to build on our 15 years of experience as both a franchisee and a franchisor. Twenty years later, it’s incredibly rewarding for my wife, Bettye, our son, Gordon Edward, and his wife, Christy, to see Sport Clips as a successful investment for so many other families and a great place to work for thousands of salon professionals,” Logan says. “We are committed to providing superior support and training for franchisees and team members, which is reflected in the fact that only four stores have closed since 2010. We continually strive to enhance the Sport Clips ‘MVP Experience’ for our clients, our franchisees and for our Team Members.”

More than 2,400 convention attendees gathered from around the country in Las Vegas to celebrate successes and plan for the future. Next year’s National Huddle will be held in San Antonio, Texas.

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About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan and started franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur as one of the Top 10 ”Fastest-Growing Franchises” and ranks 36th in the “Franchise 500.” It is also ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category. With more than 1,300 Sport Clips stores, 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 to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

Sport Clips Haircuts recognized as a top multi-unit franchise

Sports-themed hair care franchise ranks number eight in inaugural “Top 25 Brick and Mortar Opportunities” 

GEORGETOWN, Texas (April 13, 2015) – Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, is recognized as a top multi-unit franchise and eighth in the media outlet’s first “Top 25 Brick & Mortar Opportunities” ranking by Franchise Business Review. The sports-themed hair care franchise has more than 1,300 locations throughout the U.S and Canada and ranks in the overall 2015 Franchise Business Review Top 100 for franchisee satisfaction.

“We work very hard to provide all the tools needed for our Team Leaders (franchisees) to be successful and realize the full satisfaction of their Sport Clips franchise investment,” says Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips. “The majority of our franchisees have more than one store, so recognition as a top multi-unit franchise is affirmation of Sport Clips as a strong brand and franchise opportunity.”

For the ranking, Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 6,000 multi-unit operators with at least three units, who represent more than 300 leading brands. Questions focused on financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and product development, core values — honesty and integrity of franchisor, general satisfaction and the franchise community.  Market areas, demographics, business lifestyle, overall enjoyment running their franchise and role in the franchise community were also considered.

To find out more about the ranking visit Franchise Business Review, and for Sport Clips Haircuts franchise 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 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan and started franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur as one of the Top 10 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and ranks 36th in the “Franchise 500.” It is also ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category. With more than 1,300 Sport Clips stores, 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 to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.

Sport Clips Haircuts scores as a top 15 “smartest-growing” brand in Franchise Times’ “Fast and Serious” ranking

GEORGETOWN, Texas (March 5, 2014) - Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading franchise dedicated to men’s and boys’ hair care, is number 13 of 40 in the just-released Franchise Times “Fast and Serious” ranking of the “smartest-growing brands.”

The trade media outlet utilizes a 10-point formula for identifying fast-growing franchise systems that also have “staying power.” The proprietary formula takes into consideration percentage sales, dollar sales 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 notes one of the company’s reasons for growth is that, “We will not compromise” on the quality of franchisees nor the real estate locations selected. The article also cites Sport Clips’ 2013 unit growth “above 38 percent” and the company’s marketing efforts through NASCAR and military veterans’ sponsorships.

Sport Clips has more than 1,300 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 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan and started franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur as one of the Top 10 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and ranks 36th in the “Franchise 500.” It is also ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category. With more than 1,300 Sport Clips stores, 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 to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.