Great Clips

Quick Summary

Great Clips is the fastest growing salon chain, providing value-priced haircuts and perms to the entire family in a no-appointment atmosphere. We have over 2,600 locations and 25 years of experience. Great Clips is the largest brand in the haircare industry and is one of the top franchise opportunities.

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$50,000
Net Worth Required$300,000
Total Investment$150,000 to $175,000
Franchise Fee$20,000
Year Founded1982
# of Existing Units3,500
Franchising Since1983
Financing AssistanceAvailable
Training & SupportYes

Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • AR
  • CT
  • DC
  • FL
  • IA
  • KY
  • MD
  • MA
  • MI
  • MO
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OK
  • PA
  • RI
  • TN
  • TX
  • VT
  • VA
  • WV

Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AK
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DE
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • LA
  • ME
  • MN
  • MS
  • MT
  • NE
  • NV
  • NM
  • NC
  • ND
  • OH
  • OR
  • SC
  • SD
  • UT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WY
Additional Info


Great Clips

It's Gonna Be Great
Proven Multi–Unit Strategy with over 2,600 locations and over 25 years of experience.  If you want to keep your professional career and are looking for a great way to pursue a multi-unit franchising strategy, you really should take a close look at our offering.

Why Great Clips - Owner Benefits
Established in 1982, Great Clips is the largest brand in the haircare industry and is one of the top franchise opportunities.  Our salons are conveniently located in strip malls in 138 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada.  No appointments are necessary for men, women, and children to get haircuts and perms at competitive prices.

Our franchisees utilize their own skills to take full advantage of the many benefits; Here are just a few:

  • 25-year positive track record
  • Over 2,600 salons operating
  • Steady growth potential
  • Cash business with no receivables
  • Recession and Technology resistant
  • Keep your professional career – Manager run locations
  • Franchisees who have operated for at least 5 years, typically own 5 to 6 locations
  • Haircare - Cosmetology is ranked as the most recession resistant industry a business owner can pursue

What does a former McDonald’s executive have to say about Great Clips?

“Haircare is like food -- it's not a fad. Sure, tastes and styles change, but, just as people will not stop eating, they won't stop getting their hair cared for.  That's one reason this business has more "staying power" than many trendy businesses. “

- Shelby Yastrow - Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of McDonalds from 1978-1998; Member, Great Clips Board of Directors, 1996-Present

Investment Review
Initial Franchise Fee - $25,000
Fast Start - $45,000 (3 salons)
Estimated Total Initial Investment Per Salon - $106,900 to $197,700 USD. $128,685-$242,510 CAD

Minimum Financial Requirements
$300,000 net worth with $150,000 liquid capital

Great Clips is an executive’s decision that offers an established path to successful multi-unit business development.  If you really want to leverage your experience and build your own organization, then provide us with your contact information (below) and one of our development managers will contact you shortly.

Thanks for thinking about Great Clips.  We look forward to hearing from you.



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Additional Info

Training & Support

100% funding is available with a credit score of 700+. SBA approved.