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.

Sport Clips Haircuts Ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best” Franchise to Buy

Nation’s Largest Provider of Men’s and Boys’ Hair Care Scores High for Demand, Success and Franchisor Support

GEORGETOWN, Texas (June 3, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts was ranked by FORBES this week as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category.  An article detailing this “first-ever critical list of best and worst franchises in America” will be in the publication’s June 16 issue.  Research by FRANdata, looking at 3,000 franchise brands to determine the “best” and “worst” franchises to buy, primarily focused on:

  • Demand for the brand, based on the systems’ growth rate between 2008 and 2012
  • Success rated by the “continuity rate” between 2008 and 2012….what percentage of stores already open in 2008 plus those that were opened in the period, remained open in 2012
  • Franchisor support

Additional consideration for the ranking was given to franchise transparency, whether a system is self-sufficient without new franchise sales, and average investment.  To make it into the top 10, a brand had to meet additional criteria that focused on performance and how supportive the franchisor is with regard to being “lender friendly.”

Sport Clips took the number two spot in the $150,001 – $500,000 investment range.

“We know Sport Clips is a leading franchise opportunity, and the data FRANdata used to support this ranking by such an impressive media entity as FORBES validates this for our existing franchisees and those who are considering a franchise investment,” says Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips.  “In 20 years, Sport Clips has grown to more than 1,200 stores across the country with very few closings.  Our success rate is truly remarkable for a brand our size, and having only three closures since 2010 while opening over 400 new locations is a record of which we are very proud.

“The ‘demand’ measurement in the ranking is something we see firsthand, as Sport Clips is increasingly the brand of choice for hair care clients.  Often our clients enjoy their experience so much they decide to join us as franchisees.  Our same store sales continue to grow each year at a rate unmatched in our category, averaging approximately 9 percent per year for the past four years.”  Sport Clips opened 151 stores across the country and in Canada in 2013 and expects to open up to 200 stores in 2014, with special growth emphasis on the Northeast, mid-Atlantic states and the West Coast.

FORBES points out the impact of franchises on the U.S. economy with an estimated 770,000 franchise establishments employing 8.5 million Americans and creating $840 billion in output, according to HIS Global Insight in a report for the International Franchise Association, of which Sport Clips is a member.  For more information about Sport Clips franchise opportunity, visit SportClipsFranchise.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 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 Presents “Big Biff Brady” to Pop Paternal Knowledge through Father’s Day

GEORGETOWN, Texas (June 2, 2014) – Sport Clips, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care franchise, is helping celebrate dads in a big way with tips from “Big Biff Brady, All-Star Dad” as a part of its Father’s Day promotion. Big Biff is popping out paternal knowledge nuggets now through June 13. In addition, clients and potential clients will have the chance to share their own wisdom and enter for the chance to win $2,500 cash, an iPad® Mini with Retina Display, iGrill2 and Nest Learning Thermostat.

“Big Biff’s tips are a fun and engaging way for Sport Clips to connect with our clients and others leading up to Father’s Day,” says Martha England, vice president of marketing for Sport Clips. “We’ve taken Dad-humor to a smart and entertaining level that can really resonate with anyone.  Look and listen for Big Biff Brady’s tips on-line and on the radio.”

Graphic and copy elements of the promotion allow Big Biff’s crafty language to take on typical dad scenarios and flip them into wise sayings for others to share with the hashtag #BiffTip.   To kick-off the promotion, Big Biff says, “It’s time to lose your amateur Dad status!”  To enter-to-win through June 13, visit SportClips.com/BiffTips

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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.

Scot Johnson Named First Sport Clips Haircuts Vice President of Organizational Development, HR

GEORGETOWN, Texas (May 30, 2014) – Scot Johnson has been named Vice President of Organizational Development ScotJohnsonSportClipsand Human Resources, a new position for Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading franchise dedicated to men’s and boys’ hair care. Johnson comes to Sport Clips with more than 10 years of experience with strategic human resource functions, organizational development, workflow process improvement and staff productivity.

“We are pleased to have Scot join our team and lend his expertise to enhance our on-boarding, training, and talent development programs,” says Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips. “We have had strong same-store sales growth of approximately nine percent over the past four years, and this would not be possible without our hardworking team members, both in our stores and at our Support Center in Georgetown. As our locations grow in number across the country, we want to ensure our team members grow as well – personally and professionally – and that we continue to establish Sport Clips as an employer of choice.”

Prior to joining Sport Clips, Johnson worked in organizational development and human resources for Wood Group Mustang, an international engineering company based in Scotland, with operations in the U.S.; the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) in Austin, Texas; and the American Heart Association in Austin, Texas, where he received multiple awards for employee excellence during his tenure.

Johnson attended Texas State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in history and later completed a master’s program in human resource development leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Austin, Texas.

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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.