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.

Sport Clips Haircuts continues to send veterans on flight of a lifetime through Ageless Aviation Dreams sponsorship

GEORGETOWN, Texas (March 3, 2015) – Georgetown, Texas-based Sport Clips Haircuts announced today its primary sponsorship of Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF) to fund flight experiences for veterans living in long-term care communities. In its second year of supporting AADF, Sport Clips will help make 520 flights possible in cities across the U.S. this year…up from last year’s 436 flights in a restored 1940’s Boeing Stearman bi-plane. The first flight of the season will take place in Kissimmee, Fla. on March 13.

“It is so meaningful for these veterans to experience the thrill of boarding a plane that was used to train military aviators in the late ‘30’s and early ‘40’s, and take to the skies for the flight of a lifetime,” says Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips, himself an Air Force veteran. “This is a vestige of their military service, and to see the memories flooding back when they climb into the passenger seat is priceless. Making these flights possible is just one more way Sport Clips can say ‘thank you’ to those who have served our country.”

AADF “Dream Flights” are made possible through sponsorships, such as Sport Clips’, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ haircare provider with more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. AADF is a non-profit dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans with the mission to “Give Back To Those Who Have Given.”

For more information about AADF and Sport Clips-sponsored flights, visit agelessaviationdreams.org.

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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.

Members of Sport Clips Haircuts’ Franchise and Operations Teams Receive Certified Franchise Executive Designation

GEORGETOWN, Texas (February 24, 2015) – Four of Sport Clips Haircuts’ Support Team members have been recognized as Certified Franchise Executives (CFE) by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.

(Clockwise from Left) Sport Clips Vice President of Franchising Pete Lindsey; Vice President of Operations Connie Boltinghouse; Senior Director of Operations Earl Blood; and Director of Franchising Dave Wells received the CFE designation at the 2015 IFA convention.

(clockwise from left) Sport Clips Vice President of Franchising Pete Lindsey; Vice President of Operations Connie Boltinghouse; Director of Franchising Dave Wells; and Senior Director of Operations Earl Blood received the CFE designation at the 2015 IFA convention.

 Sport Clips Vice President of Franchising Pete Lindsey; Vice President of Operations Connie Boltinghouse; Senior Director of Operations Earl Blood; and Director of Franchising Dave Wells completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation.  

IFA is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide and honored this year’s designees during its annual convention in Las Vegas, NV.

Nearly 1,800 franchise executives are currently enrolled or have received certification.  More than 300 IFA-member companies currently have one or more executives enrolled in the program that provides benefits such as specialized knowledge, industry recognition, peer-level networking and professional standing.

Candidates are required to complete a rigorous course of study to earn the CFE designation, which includes attending institute-sponsored educational seminars and workshops.  The program enhances franchising professionals’ understanding of both the industry’s fundamental and complex aspects.

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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.

What would your Sport Clips Haircuts’ “MVP Moment” be?

Promotion offers winners opportunity to create dream MVP Moment and other great prizes now through March 30

GEORGETOWN, Texas (February 23, 2015) – Ever dreamed of having a butler…in your office? Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care franchise, is offering the opportunity to win one of four cash grand prizes, up to $10,000 to put toward a dream “MVP Moment,” and one of more than 2,500 instant-win prizes, such as Xbox Ones and free haircuts, through its “MVP Moment Maker” promotion. The campaign launched today and will run through March 22.

“We kicked-off this fun promotion with a commercial that depicts a guy celebrating his winning ticket and dreaming of an office butler to make him feel like an MVP,” says Martha England, vice president of marketing for Sport Clips. “At Sport Clips we work daily to create ‘MVP moments’ for clients in our stores, and with this campaign, our clients and others who enter and win will have a chance to create their own!”

Each scratch-and-win ticket, distributed at more than 1,300 participating Sport Clips locations throughout the country, includes a secret code for participants to enter online to determine if their ticket is an instant winner. All who enter an MVP Moment Maker code will also automatically be entered to win the cash grand prizes.

Sport Clips provides a full range of hair care services, from trims to the MVP Experience, which includes a precision haircut and hot steamed towel treatment. Clients are surrounded by sports-themed decor and TVs playing sports at every station, and no appointment is necessary.

For more information on the “MVP Moment Maker” campaign, visit your local Sport Clips location or mvpmoment.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 tops Franchise Gator ranking, second year running

GEORGETOWN, Texas (Feb. 9, 2015) — Sport Clips Haircuts has once again received the top spot in the “Top 100 Franchises 2015” Franchise Gator ranking. Franchise Gator, one of the largest directories of franchise and business opportunities on the internet, uses its research “to measure the quality of a franchise system over time,” and its “rankings are mostly based on a formula created from various pieces of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD),” according to the site. Franchise Gator looked at “franchise opportunities that fit the mold of what a typical Franchise Gator visitor seeks” and placed primary focus for the ranking on:

  • Financial stability
  • Growth
  • Transparency
  • Engagement
  • Continuity

“Sport Clips is honored to be ranked first by Franchise Gator for a second year. We work very hard to provide superior support and training to our Team Leaders (franchisees), and we are continually looking for ways to improve our systems,” says Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips Haircuts. “The result of these efforts is that, in the past four years, we have opened more than 550 locations and now have over 1,300 stores open. Since 2010, only four have closed nationwide – and two of those were in centers that had gone downhill and those leases weren’t renewed. We always put the success and profitability of our Team Leaders first, which has produced same store sales increases of seven – 10 percent each year for the past five years. We’re looking forward to a successful 2015!”

Sport Clips will open in its 50th U.S. state (Maine) in the next few months. For more information about Sport Clips 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.