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.

Sport Clips Haircuts brings back “Coach Love” for Valentine’s Day promotion

Coach is back and “lovelier than ever” now through February 6  

GEORGETOWN, Texas (Jan. 26, 2014) – Sport Clips Haircuts is bringing back its Coach Love character for the franchise’s 2015 Valentine’s Day promotion today through February 6. The coach’s “game plan” is for 1412038-Generic-Kick-Off-Graphic-2.1000x800pxlevery guy to be an MVP with his sweetheart as he “transforms hopeless guys into hopeless romantics.”

“As a male-oriented brand, Sport Clips is continuing the success of this light-hearted approach leading up to a holiday not necessarily known as guys’ favorite,” says Martha England, vice president of marketing for Sport Clips. “Coach Love offers Valentine’s Day dos and don’ts for guys through social media. And, we’re giving clients and potential clients the chance to win prizes-for-two as a part of the promotion, including Surface Pro 3 tablets, Google Chromecasts, a $700 gift card to use at any Hilton hotel and cash for a great night out.”

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.

The “Coach Love” promotion requires online registration at www.sportclips.com/coachlove

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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 Expands Partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015 Season

Carl Edwards joins Denny Hamlin to Share Driving Duties of the Sport Clips Toyota Camry’s 

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (January 15, 2015) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and Sport Clips Haircuts announced the race and driver lineup for the 2015 season today after signing a multi-year contract extension. Sport Clips will increase their sponsorship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and continue to have a presence in the newly named XFINITY Series.

Denny Hamlin will remain a key driver for Sport Clips, piloting the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry for two Sprint Cup Series races during the 2015 season at Auto Club Speedway on March 22 and under the lights at Darlington Raceway on September 6. In addition, Hamlin will return to the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for the Sport Clips-sponsored Help A Hero 200 night race at Darlington Raceway on September 5. In its fourth year to partner with Darlington, the national haircut franchise will use the race to increase awareness and support for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program which provides scholarships to active-duty military and veterans who are pursuing a college degree or vocational certification. To date, Sport Clips and the VFW have granted more than $866,000 in scholarships since beginning the program in 2013.

New to the Sport Clips program for the 2015 season will be veteran driver Carl Edwards. Entering his first season with Joe Gibbs Racing, Edwards will carry the Sport Clips banner for two Sprint Cup Series races this season starting with the July 19 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and again for the November 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway.

“When Denny began driving for Sport Clips, we had a few more than 700 locations open at the time, and we now have more than 1,300 locations in the U.S. and Canada – a milestone we were proud to reach at the end of 2014. We are pleased to have Denny, and now Carl, along for the ride in 2015!” said Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips. “Joe Gibbs Racing and its drivers have been excellent ambassadors for our brand over the years. We look forward to having an exciting and successful race season!”

The 2015 season will mark the seventh season that Sport Clips has been a part of the Joe Gibbs Racing family of partners.

2015 NASCAR SCHEDULE

Sprint Cup Series

March 22: Auto Club Speedway – Denny Hamlin

July 19: New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Carl Edwards

September 6: Darlington Raceway – Denny Hamlin

November 8: Texas Motor Speedway – Carl Edwards

XFINITY Series

September 5: Darlington Raceway – Denny Hamlin

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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.” Sport Clips Haircuts was ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category. With more than 1,300 Sport Clips stores, numerous 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 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 Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, three NASCAR XFINITY Series teams and a driver development program. Its 2015 driver lineup consists of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Carl Edwards in the Sprint Cup Series. Meanwhile Daniel Suarez will run fulltime in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as one of JGR’s three teams with Erik Jones coming on board to run a partial schedule along with Busch, Hamlin and Kenseth.  Cody Coughlin is currently in JGR’s driver development. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs — a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame — JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships, and four Nationwide Series owner’s championships along with more than 200 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.

Sport Clips Haircuts continues its climb in “Franchise 500” ranking

Sports-themed hair care franchise ranks among top 40 

GEORGETOWN, Texas (Jan. 14, 2015) – Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, continues its climb in the annual “Franchise 500” rankings. Sport Clips has risen to 36th in the EMPTY STORE2015 Entrepreneur report, up from 38th last year. Entrepreneur bases the ranking on franchises’ financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.

“Growing by close to 200 stores a year and increasing retail sales annually makes Sport Clips a really interesting franchise opportunity and ever-growing haircare option of choice,” says Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. “We’ve been very intentional in the past 20-plus years to create Sport Clips as a business that works in communities everywhere. When franchisees open a Sport Clips store, they become a vital part of the local retail scene, providing jobs and contributing to philanthropies. It’s our team members that really make Sport Clips a winner in the rankings and in the areas they serve.”

Sport Clips recently announced the opening of its 1,300th stores, a three-way tie among stores that opened the same day along the East Coast. The company is a leader in the hair franchise and beauty salon franchise industries and will soon open in its 50th state in the U.S.  Sport Clips is known for its support of the military through its annual Help A Hero scholarships for veterans outreach and is an active part of the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program.

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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.” Sport Clips 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, numerous 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 provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit SportClips.com.