Haircut on Sunday: Illegal or Pure Profits?

Illegal to Get a Haircut on Sundays?!?

Over the years, some states have adopted some rather weird laws: in Kentucky, you’re not allowed to bring a reptile to church; in Maine, you’re not allowed to dance without a permit; and in North Carolina, you’re not allowed to wear a Halloween costume to a business meeting. But this law in New York may take the cake: no haircuts or shaves on a Sunday!

It’s true – the law made it illegal to cut hair, shave, or engage in any other barber-related work on Sundays, dating back to old laws surrounding the Sabbath in New York. Anyone who dared get a haircut on a Sunday could be subject to a misdemeanor charge and a fine up to $5 for a first offense. Getting caught a second time could result in a fine up to $25 and 25 days in jail!

Over the years, some of these old laws fell through the cracks and technically remained in effect, though were very rarely enforced (if at all). In July 2021, New York State officially repealed the law in an effort to clean up their record books. Now, you can rest easy in that chair on a Sunday while getting a quick shave and cut!

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Sport Clips Flexible Schedule

At Sport Clips Haircuts, our Team Leaders have the freedom to set their own hours. Translation: if you have the demand and the staff, you can operate seven days a week, creating more jobs and an opportunity for more profits. Sport Clips, the dominant brand in the multi-billion dollar hair salon industry, has provided a path to financial independence and a healthy work-life balance for countless franchise owners.

Sport Clips’ business model is truly one-of-a-kind. Team Leaders are responsible for building culture and developing an expert team to take care of the day-to-day, allowing them to focus on growing their business and take care of duties on the back end. Our Team Leaders spend just 10-20 hours per week working on the business. But being open on Sundays, however, is one more day for staff to get hours in and potential revenue to come through the door.

“Our team leaders are phenomenal businesspeople,” says Edward Logan, CEO and president of Sport Clips. “Very few of our team leaders have salon experience or beauty experience – and that experience isn’t necessary. Our top-performing team leaders are people friendly. Of course, this is a business and we’re all trying to make money, but I think the best way to determine if this is the right business for you is whether you can get passionate about this business, or will this just be a spreadsheet for you? Our mission is to create a championship haircut experience for men & boys in an exciting sports environment. If you’re excited about that – then we’re excited about you.”

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Sport Clips is one of the fastest growing hair salon franchises in the world, closing in on 1,900 locations across the U.S. And that’s because we have a business model that works and continues to provide entrepreneurs the lives they want through small business ownership. If you want to learn more, visit our research pages here or make a request for more information.

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