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.

Sport Clips Haircuts ranks as Top 10 fastest-growing franchise

Nation’s largest provider of men’s and boys’ hair care continues climb in “Entrepreneur” magazine’s annual ranking

GEORGETOWN, Texas (Jan. 28, 2015) – Sport Clips Haircuts has been ranked in the Top 100 of Entrepreneur magazine’s “fastest-growing” companies for the past 12 years, and this year, for the first time, in the top 10 among the media entity’s Franchise 500® ranking.  An article in the February issue entitled “Rocket-fueled growth” says, “These franchises are adding units at light speed,” and ranks Sport Clips Haircuts number 10, just behind McDonald’s. This is the tenth consecutive year for the franchise to rank among the “fastest-growing,” which is based on the increase in the number of open and operating franchise units. During the calendar year 2014, Sport Clips opened 167 locations and now has more than 1,300 open in the U.S. and Canada.

“While we are proud to be listed as one of the fastest growing franchises, we are even more proud of the fact that very few Sport Clips locations close…in the past four years we have opened over 550 locations and only four have closed. Of the first 100 Sport Clips opened starting in 1995, 92 are still open and operating,” says Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips. “As Sport Clips continues to be an outstanding investment choice, we also continue to be very selective of who we accept as franchisees and the real estate we approve for new locations. We currently open an average of about 3 stores a week, a pace with which we are comfortable given available real estate opportunities.”

Sport Clips recently announced a three-way tie for its 1,300th store when locations opened on the same day in several East Coast markets. The franchise opened in Canada in 2013 and 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.

VFW and Sport Clips Haircuts Award Scholarships Totaling More Than $288,000

Service members and veterans receive needed financial aid for Spring 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 26, 2015) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce 70 veterans and service members have been awarded VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships” this spring, totaling more than $288,000.

Help A Hero Scholarships are awarded exclusively to service members and veterans to help cover the cost of tuition and fees. Scholarships are available for both spring and fall semesters. Recipients are encouraged to reapply as they continue their education.

Here is the complete list of spring recipients.

Launched in 2013, the Help A Hero Scholarship program has awarded over 200 scholarships totaling nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to service members and veterans.

“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. With the GI Bill’s limitations, this scholarship helps fill the gaps for so many veterans,” said VFW National Commander John Stroud.

For students like Micha Gashes, an Air Force Reservist, these scholarships lessen the financial burden associated with meeting post-secondary educational goals. “My GI Bill benefits have been exhausted, and I really want to finish what I started. This scholarship has been amazing and will allow me to use the mechanic skills I gained in the military now that I’m working in the civilian sector.”

Applications are now being accepted for the fall; the deadline to apply is April 30. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit vfw.org/scholarship.

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 2014, through the support of thousands of Sport Clips stylists across the nation and their clients, as well as donations from partners in the salon industry, the company raised more than $706,000 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. Sport Clips will launch its ninth annual Help A Hero campaign on October 12.

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About the VFW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of 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 more than 6,800 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. 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 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.