Sport Clips Celebrates Women Entrepreneurs

Leading the Charge for Women Entrepreneurs in Franchising

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Sport Clips proudly shines a spotlight on Amanda Donovan, a dynamic woman who is making waves in the traditionally male-dominated world of franchising as a high-performing business owner and member of the Team Leader Advisory Council (TLAC). Amanda’s journey with Sport Clips began in 2012, when she and her husband decided to bring the brand to West Virginia, marking the start of an inspiring entrepreneurial venture.

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Humble Beginnings

Amanda’s decision to pursue franchising with Sport Clips stemmed from a desire for flexibility and stability in her career, coupled with a strong belief in the brand’s values and proven systems. “We moved to a state where we didn’t have any family or support nearby,” she explains. “I wanted to have some flexibility in my schedule for when my husband was out of town for work. I was looking for an opportunity where I could follow a proven system.”

In addition, Sport Clips was a brand her family already saw the value in. “My husband wanted to get his haircut, but didn’t like the options we had in West Virginia, so he would wait until we traveled to go to a Sport Clips in another state,” she says.

From the outset, Amanda faced the challenge of owning and managing a business with no prior experience, as well as leading a team of individuals who were new to her. These hurdles were compounded by the fact that only 31% of franchise owners are women, highlighting the gender disparity in the franchising industry. However, she approached these challenges with determination and a willingness to learn. “I tried to be a sponge, I tried to listen, learn, and stay connected to our store,” she reflects. “It wasn’t easy, but I tried to stay true to myself, use my common sense, and trust my gut.”

Making a Difference in the Sport Clips Community

Amanda’s dedication and leadership skills have not gone unnoticed within the Sport Clips community. She was elected to represent her region on the Team Leader Advisory Council (TLAC), a role she describes as “an honor and a humbling experience.” The TLAC is comprised of Sport Clips franchise owners who act as a liaison to help develop and implement initiatives to benefit the entire Sport Clips organization. TLAC is made up of five Team Leaders from five different regions and two at-large members.

Through TLAC, Amanda has had the opportunity to collaborate with Sport Clips leadership and share insights from the field. “I truly believe the relationship between Sport Clips and TLAC is a wonderful commitment to ensuring the growth of our Team Leaders and the Sport Clips brand,” she says.

As a woman excelling in a male-dominated industry, Amanda emphasizes the importance of building strong relationships with her team members and fostering a supportive work environment. “We’ve been able to balance not only a wonderful working relationship, but they are my family,” she shares. “We laugh, cry, scream, and cheer together. I think being a female has allowed us to build these close bonds that allow us to celebrate the wins and work together on the challenges.” With dedication and integrity, Amanda proves that being a woman is no hurdle when it comes to business ownership, in fact it became a driving force in growing a team of dedicated people working together to build a community that values each other as much as profit potential.

“Women displaying their strengths in these key areas has contributed to many franchises shifting focus to shake up the traditional “boys’ club” and grow through franchising with women,” says a recent article from Forbes. “As the industry leans into having more female franchise owners, it continues to be apparent how complementary women and franchising are.”

Amanda’s advice for fellow Sport Clips franchise owners is rooted in the principles

of learning, supporting their teams, and prioritizing communication. “Make sure you have the right manager in place,” she advises. “Don’t always think about the bottom line, think about your team first. Be strong and resilient. Be a good student of your business and work hard. Invest in your team to ensure their personal and professional growth.”

Follow in Amanda’s Footsteps

Amanda Donovan’s journey with Sport Clips exemplifies the spirit of Women’s History Month – a celebration of resilience, determination, and achievement. Her accomplishments serve as an inspiration to women entrepreneurs everywhere, proving that with dedication, passion, and a supportive community, anything is possible.

Ready to follow in Amanda’s footsteps and become a Sport Clips franchise owner? Explore this franchise opportunity and start your journey towards inclusivity, community, and growth today. Visit our research pages here to learn more, or fill out our form here to get in touch with our franchise team. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sport Clips Once Again Ranks On The Franchise 500

Sport Clips and the Entrepreneur Franchise 500

Recognized yet again as one of the best bet franchise investment opportunities, Sport Clips was named atop of ranking for yet another year in Entrepreneur magazine’s esteemed Franchise 500 ranking. Entrepreneur magazine, the premier source for everything small business, listed Sport Clips as No. 44 out of 500 of the top performing franchise systems in the U.S.

“When Entrepreneur published the very first version of this ranking back in 1980, no one could have known what it would become—or what the future of the franchise industry would be,” Entrepreneur wrote. “All these years later, we continue to see more and more franchise companies apply every year, proving that founders still see franchising as one of the best ways to grow their brands, and entrepreneurs still see it as one of the best ways to get in business for themselves, but not by themselves.”

Franchises are ranked within respective categories, and reflect how each company scored in this year’s Franchise 500, based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of cost and fees, size and growth, franchise support, brand strength, as well as financial strength and stability. Landing a high ranking yet again this year’s list is a reflection of Sport Clips’ strength, business model and continued innovation, beating out a number of highly performing competitors.

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Invest in a Franchise with a Recognizable Brand

One of the most important factors when deciding on what franchise to invest in is brand recognition. Put simply: the more people know your brand, the more business you’ll receive. And who doesn’t know Sport Clips? Indeed, you’d be hard pressed to find a more recognizable brand in the hair salon industry, let alone the franchise world as a whole. Sport Clips brand recognition and incredible reputation is a major asset for entrepreneurs who want to run their own business with a leg up on the competition.

What’s more, Sport Clips offers unparalleled support to its franchise owners, evidenced by the fact there are more than 1,890 Sport Clips locations in all 50 U.S. states as well as in Canada. You just don’t have that kind of growth as a franchise without doing something right, and Sport Clips believes it all starts with training and support. Each franchise owner receives in-depth teaching on how to hire, develop, and coach a team, as well as manage scheduling and recruiting, how to market effectively, selecting a site location, and much more. Truly everything you need to be a Sport Clips franchise owner is provided for the life of the franchise.

Finally, Sport Clips prides itself on its business coaching offered to franchise owners. Having a high-quality, well-trained team of managers and stylists is key to running a growing Sport Clips franchise, which is why we send a team of professionals to help you get it right. From hair cutting methodology and services to high-level customer service, our business coaching is top-notch in making sure your franchise is ready to deliver a service that will have customers coming back time and again.

Learn More about Sport Clips Today

Start your journey with one of the most well known franchises in the hair salon industry today. Continually recognized as one of the best bet investments for aspiring entrepreneurs, Sport Clips is looking for people to take the brand to the next level. To learn more, visit our research pages here or make a request for more information today!

Sport Clips Again Ranks On Franchise Times Top 400

Sport Clips and the Franchise Times Top 400

Sport Clips once again ranks atop The Franchise Times Top 400, marking another year of strong, continued growth. The Franchise Times Top 400 is an exclusive annual ranking of the 400 largest U.S.-based franchise systems. Over the course of five months, The Franchise Times researches and investigates each franchise’s operating systems, resulting in one of the most credible and objective franchise rankings out there. Now, The Franchise Times Top 400 is considered a gold standard for aspiring entrepreneurs researching which franchise systems are best bet investments.

Rising from last year’s rankings is Sport Clips, the premiere haircut salon for men and boys. Sport Clips placed No. 103 on The Franchise Times Top 400, up 25 spots from last year!

“We are honored to be recognized by The Franchise Times as one of the top performing franchise systems in the U.S.,” says Edward Logan, CEO of Sport Clips. “This is a very stable business with steady cash flow and a straightforward business model. Now is a great time to invest in Sport Clips, because as we head into 2024, we’re excited about the great real estate opportunities that exist right now, as well as the disruption of client behavior. As people change their buying behavior and their habits, the brands that go out and capture those clients are going to win an outsize market share. That’s going to be us because that’s how we’re thinking.”

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There’s simply no bigger name in men and boys’ hair care than Sport Clips, which has grown to more than 1,850 locations since it was founded in 1993. The Sport Clips business model encourages Team Leaders to work on – and not in – their business, so they can focus on creating a family-like culture, empowering their team, growing their business, implementing marketing strategies, and taking care of back-end administrative duties. With a store manager taking care of the day-to-day operation, it just doesn’t get any more straightforward than that! By freeing up our Team Leaders time to concentrate their efforts on growth, Sport Clips has emerged as the perfect investment for multi-unit ownership. In fact, many of our Team Leaders have opened anywhere from 10 to 40 locations.

Sport Clips is also dedicated to helping as many aspiring entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership as possible, which is why we’ve kept initial investment costs incredibly low. As a result, the estimated total investment cost to open to open one new Sport Clips franchise ranges from $266,300 to $439,500, which includes the Franchise Fee, cost of build out, Grand Opening marketing expenses and up to six months of capital. From day one, Sport Clips business model is designed to start bringing in profits as soon as the doors open, helping you become established financially in just the first few weeks of operation.

And let’s not forget the world-class training and support Sport Clips provides. Sport Clips helps its Team Leaders master the tools, resources, and mentoring to become the very best behind-the-scenes owner. Once you’ve completed our training and support programs, you’ll know how to hire and develop a team, how to manage compensation and scheduling, how to use our technology, and how to market effectively in your community. And that’s just to name a few! Sport Clips is available 24/7 to help Team Leaders grow your business to its full potential.

Learn More About Sport Clips

Already one of the most recognizable brands in the hair care industry, Sport Clips has no plans to slow down its expansion across the U.S. If you’re interested in becoming a Team Leader with huge profit potential, visit our research pages here or make a request for more information to learn more.

New Sport Clips Franchise Team Members 

Sport Clips Welcomes New Franchise Team Members

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Sport Clips has announced it has brought on two professional team members to its already powerhouse corporate organization, passionate about helping our team leaders find growth in franchise ownership.

Ashley Whitlock started with Sport Clips in May 2022 as a Field Marketing Coordinator, organizing grand openings around the U.S. In Nov. 2022, Whitlock was promoted to Lead Generation Specialist, working with key suppliers to attract new franchisees.

“I can pinpoint the exact decision I made in college that led me to my current role,” Whitlock said. “I was introduced to Sport Clips my sophomore year of college, before I was even looking or even considering jobs after I graduated. I couldn’t be more grateful for this team that supported me before I was even a part of it. The culture is what made me join, and that same culture is what we show our Team Leaders.”

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Andrea Rokovich began her Sport Clips career in the IT department as a Support Specialist in May 2016, and was quickly promoted to Project Coordinator in March 2017. Now, Rokovich has been promoted again to Franchise Administration Specialist, working with document production, brand excellence, and data management.

“The two reasons I love working for Sport Clips are, I love our company culture, and I love the opportunities Sport Clips affords us to give back to our community through their many philanthropic efforts,” she said. “I love my job because we are a team in every sense of the word. We encourage and support each other in daily activities, and rally together to ensure every project and initiative meets Sport Clips exceptional standards.”

Always Evolving

At Sport Clips, we are always supporting our team members, investing in their career growth and upward mobility, as well as giving them every opportunity to learn, advance and evolve in our company. Ever since Sport Clips was founded nearly 30 years ago, we’ve ingrained into our culture a mission that puts the future of our team members first. Everyone on the Sport Clips team is empowered, from the leadership team to Team Leaders to store managers and stylists, to find the most growth and meaning in their careers.

“In any business, the competitive advantage is the people that make up the organization,” says Gordon Logan, Founder of Sport Clips. “We’re looking for people with passion and people who love people. We’re looking for people who want to build teams and see their teams succeed. If we can attract the Team Leaders that focus on their teams, that’s the right fit. We believe success flows up.”

In turn, by making sure everyone in our entire organization feels appreciated and is given every opportunity to grow, Sport Clips has cultivated a company value with team members invested in the brand’s future.

“Culture is key,” says Julie Vargas, Vice President of Career Development & Team Member Engagement. “If you take care of your people, they will take care of you. It sounds so simple, but it’s so important. If you have happy stylists, they will go above and beyond for your customers. But just as importantly, if you take care of your people, they will stay with you, they will be loyal to you, and they will drive your success.”

Learn More about Franchising with Sport Clips

If you want to learn more about a franchise opportunity that’s invested in your career growth, look no further than Sport Clips. Visit our research pages here to learn more or fill out an inquiry form today!

New Franchise Location Built on Teamwork

Game On: How Two Families Joined Forces to Open Sport Clips Haircuts Newest Franchise Location

With close to 2,000 locations all over the U.S. and in Canada, Sport Clips Haircuts is one of the top-rated men’s hair franchises globally. As an investment opportunity, owning a Sport Clips franchise is a great diversifying tool for entrepreneurs seeking to build wealth. Two separate husband and wife teams, Jai Thar and Sweta Shah, and Varun and Chhavi Suri, were two such couples looking for their next venture in business when they met and went through the Sport Clips Discovery Days process. Today, they have joined forces and are on schedule to open the newest franchise location of Sport Clips Haircuts Franchise in Columbus, Ohio. The two couples, and their road to opening their franchise, are outstanding examples of the opportunity Sport Clips Haircuts gives to prospective franchisees.

From Corporate Workers to Franchise Owners

sport clips new franchise location owners thar suriLong before the two couples met and decided to join the Sport Clips team, Jai worked in informational technology for Fortune 500 companies. Similarly, Varun Suri also held executive positions for many years, but as time went on, both couples decided the best way forward was to begin exploring possibilities for building a franchise while maintaining their current jobs.

“Our wives were actually instrumental in looking for ownership opportunities and diversifying our portfolio options,” Varun explained. “Both of us shared the vision that we didn’t want to reinvent the wheel when it came to building a business. We wanted to follow a successful model and use our skills to run the finances and the overall business. Investing in the Sport Clips’ franchise gave us the power to do just that.”

With both couples being savvy in their business experience, a lot of homework was done before purchasing the franchise. “We looked at a few options, but as we went through the immersive onboarding process, we found the information Sport Clips provided was very transparent,” Varun said. “They took the time to clarify expectations, and together we determined if we were the right fit for each other.”

Sold on Support

Both couples met with other Sport Clips Team Leaders (franchisees) and went to different Sport Clips stores to gain as much knowledge as possible about the brand. “Meeting with the entire Sport Clips team made the decision for me,” Jai said. “The support was outstanding.” The Sport Clips franchising model encompasses a complete and innovative launch process for new owners. The company has poured hours of time and resources into giving owners, stylists, and team members the most up-to-date and tech savvy training in the industry. So, when you join the Sport Clips family, you are really joining a team of champions who are ready to pour time and energy back right back into you.

“We saw the difference with our own eyes,” Varun explained. “The experience was so refreshing. Our wives loved the process, and they felt heard and listened to from the very beginning. When my wife learned that in the world of male grooming, owners could make a real impact in their communities and in the lives of those they employ, she said ‘game on.’”

Jai, Sweta, Varun and Chhavi will be game-ready when their franchise opens later this year. “We are so keen to get this going,” Varun said. The four franchise owners are at the finish line of their prep work and are eagerly awaiting the kick-off of their franchise investment later this year.

Learn More about Sport Clips Today!

If you or someone you know is interested in making the move into franchising, Sport Clips is looking for enthusiastic entrepreneurs interested in investing in their future. For more information, visit our research pages here. If you’re ready to start a conversation about investing in a new franchise location with Sport Clips, fill out our form here and we’ll be in touch!

Sport Clips Haircuts National Huddle Celebrates Store Growth

A Commitment To Store Growth

Huddles aren’t just for the football field. For years, Sport Clips Haircuts has hosted an annual National Huddle to bring franchisees (Team Leaders) and their Team Members from across the country together to create a sense of teamwork, come up with innovative ideas, and work as a group toward problem solving. The 2022 Sport Clips Haircuts National Huddle theme was “Dare To Be” to challenge Team Leaders and Team Members to strive for greatness.

“The Sport Clips brand is strong, and the excitement for the future is even stronger. We were thrilled to have three thousand franchisees, stylists, support team members and supplier partners gathered in Nashville, with everyone focused on serving our clients as the pros in men’s hair,” says Edward Logan, Sport Clips CEO and president. “The Huddle theme of ‘Dare to Be’ is defined by our enhanced training for stylists, advancements in our technology to better serve our clients, and a renewed commitment to philanthropy to position Sport Clips.”

At the Huddle, Team Members discussed that 2022 was on track to have the highest number of store openings since 2018. Sport Clips is also the only national hair care provider, with more locations now than in 2019. It was also shown that new franchisees are coming from more diverse backgrounds than ever, with an increase in veteran franchisees since 2020 (who now represent 12% of the system). And, according to a client survey, Sport Clips ranked the highest out of any hair care brand as the one customers would recommend, with one of the best in-store experiences.

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At Sport Clips, we want our Team Leaders to have every resource available to grow their business, as well as thrive and prosper over the long term. Because you take on a manager-style role, we make sure you have all the tools, resources, and coaching you need to be an effective behind-the-scenes owner. That starts with helping you hire and develop a great team, how to manage staff, setting clear expectations of everyone’s role, and how to market effectively and engage with your community. Once you’ve mastered your first location, we’ve seen countless Team Leaders go onto multi-unit ownership.

Growth is what Sport Clips is all about. Even with almost 1,900 locations across the U.S., we still have room to grow and prime markets available. Sport Clips takes great care to have a very strategic approach to growth. We make sure locations are a perfect fit for the brand, the franchise owner and the communities they serve. We make this process as easy as possible with a business model that’s scalable by design. Some of our most successful franchise owners have grown from one store to five in no time.

Learn More About The Sport Clips Franchise Opportunity!

Sport Clips is not only committed to store growth, it’s committed to smart store growth. We have a strategic growth plan in place that’s identified the markets with the most potential. Now, we’re looking for the right Team Leaders to hit the ground running.

To learn more, we invite you to fill out our form here. One of our dedicated franchise team members will be in touch with a copy of our Franchise Information Report. We can’t wait to start a conversation with you!

Sport Clips Supports Childhood Cancer Research

Sport Clips Donates to help Fund Childhood Cancer Research

Sport Clips recently announced a $1 million donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants, over the next three years. This is the third million-dollar commitment Sport Clips has made to St. Baldrick’s since the partnership began in 2016. Through both financial contributions and supporting St. Baldrick’s shave events with stylist volunteers, the brand commits itself to providing critical funding and support to advance promising childhood cancer research.

“Through our Haircuts With Heart program, we believe in creating opportunities for Sport Clips team members to give back,” says Edward Logan, Sport Clips president and CEO. “So many talented Sport Clips stylists and franchisees volunteer their time in local communities to support St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events to help the cause of funding childhood cancer research at the local level. We are proud to continue our support of St. Baldrick’s and the efforts and the work of the foundation.”

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Sport Clips, A Franchise That Gives Back

Sport Clips has a long and storied history in supporting important causes and charities, with a specific focus on veteran causes. Philanthropy is one of the foundational core practices implemented when the brand was created in 1993. Since 2013, Sport Clips has contributed $10 million to fund more than 2,200 scholarships through the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program. Sport Clips is the primary sponsor of Dream Flights, which provides flights to senior veterans in a Boeing Stearman biplane.

Through the Gratitude Initiative, Sport Clips helps the organization provide educational support and college scholarships to children of military service members, veterans, disabled veterans and those killed in defense of our country. Sport Clips also partners with the Aleethia Foundation, which provides assistance to injured service members and their caregivers, and regularly donates to other veteran organizatiosn including Honor Flight Network (Austin) and VetFran. In addition to veteran causes, Sport Clips has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to promote quality cosmetology education among candidates who don’t necessarily have the funds to advance their hair care careers.

Sport Clips has built a reputation on fostering a family-like environment, and that starts with looking outside profits and margins, and giving back to communities. Helping friends and neighbors is a top priority for this company, and Sport Clips backs up that commitment at every opportunity.

Learn More About The Sport Clips Franchise Opportunity!

Do you want to be part of a brand that values giving back to the communities it serves? Then look no further than Sport Clips Haircuts franchise, which has a long track record of being a franchise that cares.

If you’re ready to learn more, we strongly encourage you to check out our research pages here for more. Cycle through our informational pages on the Sport Clips franchise opportunity, costs, and support. If you’re ready to invest in a Sport Clips franchise and become a franchisee in the haircutting industry today, fill out our form here. One of our dedicated franchise team members will be in touch with our Franchise Informational Report and to start a conversation about your franchise goals. We can’t wait to learn if your franchise goals can be met with Sport Clips franchise ownership!

Is This The Year To Invest In The Hair Franchise Industry?

The Year of the Franchise

As millions of Americans reevaluated their career paths in the past few years and decided they want to control their own fate by running their own business, 2022 has truly become the year of the franchise, and for most, the best time to jump into the franchise industry.

Indeed, the COVID pandemic reversed a decades-long decline in the pace of entrepreneurship. According to a report in Vox, a record 5.4 million Americans applied for business IDs in 2021, with 2022 on track to surpass that number.

Even Forbes magazine reported that as many businesses struggled during the pandemic, franchises thrived. For so many Americans who wanted to run their own business, they chose the franchise model, which offers so many advantages, such as a proven operating strategy, strong backing support and brand awareness.

“After nearly two years of economic uncertainty, more and more people are following their entrepreneurial dreams and taking control of their destiny through business ownership,” Forbes wrote. “As a result, interest in franchising is reaching an unprecedented high, and 2022 is set to be a year of major franchise growth.”

Salon Franchise Industry is Booming

The hair care and beauty industry has seen this same remarkable growth in the past few years. In the U.S. alone, the hair and beauty industry generated $64 billion in revenue in 2018, with the 50 largest salons accounting for about 15% of sales.

According to a report Trafft, the market could hit $87 billion by 2023!

“The hair care and beauty industry is dynamic and continues to grow at a rapid pace,” Trafft reported. “Consumers are always looking for the latest trends and the best hair care products and services. Their needs are always changing. In order to meet these demands, the hair industry continues to develop and evolve.”

Why Invest In Sport Clips?

All over the country, our franchisees are reporting their customers are restless to get back in the barber chair and reconnect with the people who have cut their hair for years. That’s why we believe Sport Clips is truly poised for a banner year in business and growth in 2022 and beyond.

But don’t just take our word for it – Sport Clips is consistently one of the highest ranked hair franchises among franchise industry experts.

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Franchise Rankings

Entrepreneur magazine ranked Sport Clips as the No. 24 best franchise to invest in for 2022 on its esteemed “Franchise 500” ranking, beating out hundreds of other franchises across a swath of other markets and industries. Entrepreneur highlighted the brand’s low initial investment costs, training & support program, recent growth, and ability for franchisees to scale up.

Top Franchise, one of the premier trackers in the franchise industry, also recently listed Sport Clips as one of the top 10 best haircut franchise businesses opportunities out there.

“For entrepreneurs looking to build a business, Sport Clips franchise is an easy-to-understand business model that’s simple to execute while offering something every guy needs,” Top Franchise wrote in its rankings. “Enjoy greater freedom and reach your personal and financial goals, growing a business on your terms that will always be in demand and has recurring revenue.”

Last but certainly not least, NerdWallet, the go-to spot for so many Americans and their business needs, recently reported Sport Clips was among the top hair salon franchises for 2022, pointing out Sport Clips has grown from about 50 stores in 1998 to now more than 1,800 locations across the U.S.

Franchise Support

Sport Clips is here to support our franchisees as they grow their businesses, and that starts from the ground up.

From day one, Sport Clips has an entire team dedicated to helping our franchisees secure the right location, implementing GIS technology, as well as demographic and psychographic data. We also have long-term relationships with landlords and developers, which has a tremendous advantage in helping secure a location.

We also make a team of coaches available for you to utilize to train your managers and stylists, and outfit you with a comprehensive marketing strategy to make sure you reach customers in your community.

At the end of the day, you’ll have all the tools and support you need to master all the Sport Clips business fundamentals, including how to hire and develop a team, manage compensation, scheduling, and recruiting, understand team roles, use our technology to understand financials, market effectively, engage with your community, and much, much more!

Invest In The Hair Industry Today!

Hair care and beauty industry studies show customers are eager to get back to scheduled appointments after shutdowns temporarily closed salons and barbershops in the early days of the pandemic. Not surprisingly, nearly 80% of consumers said that regular salon and spa services are critical to regain a sense of normalcy as the world reopens.

This is exactly the case at Sport Clips. Founded in 1993, Sport Clips has grown to over 1,800 locations in North America and is the only hair cutting franchise to have a footprint in all 50 states.

If you’re ready to invest in a Sport Clips at this exciting time for franchising, fill out our form here and one of our team members will be in touch. We can’t wait to start a conversation with you!

IFA awards Sport Clips Founder Gordon Logan and Franchisee Jeremy Aydell

GEORGETOWN, Texas  Gordon Logan, Sport Clips Haircuts founder and chairman, received the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) 2021 William Rosenberg Foundation Leadership Award at its recent annual convention in San Diego. The honor is given to “an individual who has made a significant contribution to franchise education and to the IFA Foundation through research, teaching, fundraising or other activities or service.” Along with the honor Logan received during the meeting, Sport Clips Team Leader (franchisee) Jeremy Aydell was honored as Franchisee of the Year in the category of workforce development for the successful ways he supports the professional development of Sport Clips team members.

Sport Clips FounderIn a statement, IFA President and CEO Matt Haller said of Logan, “From his military service to his career in franchising, Gordon embodies servant leadership. Gordon is an entrepreneur with a vision who has grown an extraordinary business, and his eye is always focused on how he can give back and continue serving others.”

“I am humbled to be honored by the IFA and the IFA Foundation with this award, and included with so many of franchise’s greats,” Logan says. “But this really should go to the entire Sport Clips system. Our Haircuts with Heart philanthropic programs have supported veterans not only through the IFA Foundation’s VetFran program, but with over $10M for the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship program, the USO, Dream Flights, the Gratitude Initiative, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the Red Cross and so many other important charities.

“This is truly a testament to the dedication of our franchisees, thousands of our Team Members, our suppliers and of course our Clients. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping us help so many deserving others.”

Along with the award Logan received during the meeting, Sport Clips Team Leader (franchisee) Jeremy Aydell, of French Settlement, Louisiana, received Franchisee of the Year honors saying, “I am so very thankful for leadership of Sport Clips and I’m proud to represent the brand. I am forever grateful for the opportunities being a Sport Clips franchisee has afforded me and those who work with my wife, Lori, and me. One of the most rewarding things in our business is giving someone the opportunity to better themselves both professionally and financially to help them succeed in their career and personal life.”  

Sport Clips’ leadership in serving team members and veterans supports recent Oxford Economics Research that found the franchise business model offers entrepreneurial opportunities that would not otherwise be available, especially to women, people of color, and veterans.

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30 Heroes for 30 Years: Cheston Syma, Sport Clips

Marine Corps Veteran, Cheston Syma, owns 41 Sport Clips franchises across two states. In order to achieve his dreams as a franchise owner after leaving the military, Cheston worked as a security contractor for the Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan, where he spent the four years during a time of war in order to pay his business loan and personal bills. All the while, running the two Sport Clips from Iraq and Afghanistan.

CLICK HERE to visit the VetFran website and learn more about Cheston and how his experience as a Sport Clips Team Leader helps him serve again.

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