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.

Mark Kartarik Named President of Sport Clips Haircuts

Recognized Industry Executive Joins Nation’s Leading Provider of Men’s and Boys’ Hair Care 

MarkKartarikGEORGETOWN, Texas (July 9, 2014) – Salon industry leader Mark Kartarik has been named president of Sport Clips Haircuts effective August 1 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan.  Kartarik comes to the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care franchise after a long, established career as a top executive with Minneapolis-based Regis Corporation.  For more than 20 years, Kartarik saw Regis through its major global expansion, most recently serving as executive vice president. Kartarik also served as president of Regis’ Franchise Division for the Supercuts, Cost Cutters, ProCuts, First Choice Haircutter, Magicuts, City Looks and We Care Hair brands. 

“Mark played a major role in Regis’ expansion the past twenty-plus years, and he will bring an extremely high level of franchising expertise to Sport Clips Haircuts as we continue our growth and expansion into new markets,” says Logan.  “Mark’s knowledge of the franchised hair care business is unmatched in the industry, and he is known for his strong relationships with the franchisees he supports. My family and I have known and worked with Mark in our chain salon trade association (ISBN) for the past 14 years, which will make this a very smooth transition. Mark further solidifies Sport Clips’ strong leadership team with his industry experience and his track record of outstanding support of franchised businesses. We look forward to the addition of such a knowledgeable industry professional to the Sport Clips Executive Team, and we are excited to have him help guide our future growth.”

Kartarik says, “I feel fortunate to join such a strong brand that’s as highly respected as Sport Clips.  I’m confident that with its primary focus on men and boys and its unique client experience, Sport Clips will see extensive growth in the years ahead.  I’m bullish that it’s an amazing platform on which to build.”

Sport Clips recently announced that its same store sales continue to grow at a rate unmatched in its category, averaging approximately 9 percent per year for the past four years.  Sport Clips has more than 1,200 stores open; 159 stores opened in the U.S. and Canada in 2013, and there have been only four closures since 2010. The company expects to open up to 200 stores in 2014. Sport Clips was recently ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” for its investment level.  For more information about Sport Clips, 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.

Double the Sport Clips Experience When You Rinse, Relax, Repeat During “Instant Replay” Promotion

GEORGETOWN, Texas (July 1, 2014) – For the entire month of July, Sport Clips will offer its clients an “Instant Replay” of its signature MVP Experience, also known as “Rinse, Relax, Repeat.”  During the Instant-Replay---Facebook-Graphic-1promotion, clients will receive a double MVP Experience for the price of a regular MVP, which includes a precision haircut and twice the invigorating scalp massage, hot steamed towel treatment, and neck and shoulder massage.* And, just in time for warmer weather, Sport Clips is offering chilled towels as an option for those clients who are fans of the MVP’s hot steamed towel treatment, but want to cool down in the mid-summer heat.

Throughout the campaign, Sport Clips hopes to show its appreciation to clients who enjoy its signature service and provide them with a refreshing pause from their busy day.

Sport Clips has more than 1,200 locations across the country where you can “Instant Replay” throughout the month of July. To find out more and for stores near you, visit sportclips.com.

* Neck and shoulder treatment is not available in Oregon, Massachusetts, Utah and Washington State.

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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.