Sport Clips

Quick Summary

Our fun, sports-themed, men's and boys' haircutting concept is so unique; it's made us the fastest-growing haircutting franchise in the country. Yet we still have plenty of prime locations available. This is a great recession-resistant business that's all cash, no receivables, and no industry experience is necessary.

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$200,000
Net Worth Required$400,000
Total Investment$189,300 to $354,500
Franchise Fee$59,500
Year Founded1993
# of Existing Units1,616
Franchising Since1995
Financing AssistanceAvailable
Training & SupportYes
Military/Veteran PromotionYes

Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • CA
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • ME
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI

Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • AK
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CO
  • DC
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • IA
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MD
  • MS
  • MO
  • MT
  • NE
  • NV
  • NM
  • NC
  • ND
  • OK
  • RI
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WV
  • WY
Military & Veteran
Press Releases


Sport Clips

Why is a Sport Clips Franchise a Great Investment? 
Sport Clips Haircuts is a winning concept – a great haircut experience for men and boys’ in a sports-themed environment, at a reasonable price. We offer relaxing amenities and our signature service, the MVP Experience, is a 20-minute, no-appointment necessary session that includes a precision haircut, steamed towel, invigorating massaging shampoo, and relaxing neck and shoulder treatment. 
For entrepreneurs looking to build a business, Sport Clips offers a multi-unit,  lifestyle franchise (12 to 15 hours per week is typical) where you can invest in a business and hire a manager to run the day-to-day business while you keep your current job and build your Sport Clips business for the future.
Transition to full time business ownership is usually around 5 open stores.  The concept is also highly scalable (our largest franchisee recently reached 50 stores open) and has a relatively low investment level of $183,300 - $351,500 per store.  
Start-up requirements are relatively low — $200,000 liquid with $400,000 in net worth and a commitment to expand to multiple units. Sport Clips offers a 20 percent discount to qualified veterans. 
Ideal Franchisee Profile 
We look for candidates with strong managerial and communication skills, and who enjoy working with, and developing, people and marketing their store.  Franchisees will work with the manager and oversee multiple units.  Your primary responsibility is to market your business and drive sales.
Why Men’s Hair Care? 
  • Most efficient segment of the haircutting industry; with no chemicals, easier-to-execute haircuts, and lower inventories 
  • Employees are licensed cosmetologists or barbers on a base hourly rate plus incentive compensation
  • Recession-resistant – in good times and bad, hair grows
  • Stable, all-cash business with no receivables
  • Minimal inventory and no waste – unlike a restaurant franchise, nothing spoils
  • High loyalty and stability with clients returning every 3-4 weeks
Why Should You Choose Sport Clips? 
Industry Leader Supporting You Every Step of the Way
  • Established in 1993, Sport Clips Haircuts began franchising in 1995 and is the leading men’s and boys’ haircut franchise in North America with 1,600+ stores open and the only hair care concept operating in all 50 states, plus five provinces in Canada. 
  • Ensuring that you have access to all the resources you need to begin a successful franchise ownership is important to us.  Sport Clips offers comprehensive classroom and in-store training that covers assistance with site selection and third-party financing, store construction and set-up, grand opening plans and neighborhood marketing plans.  You’ll also get personal instruction on the most important aspects of your new haircut business, including Sport Clips business fundamentals, culture and team development along with best practices for hiring, developing and coaching your teams. 
Responsible Growth Plan 
  • A responsible growth plan, adding 150-170 locations each year while maintaining high standards for sites and franchisees.  The franchise system has 80 consecutive quarters of same store sales growth (that’s 20 years!) and has a 99.4% “franchise continuity rate”, (as defined by FRANdata) over the past five years – search Google™ to find out! 
Strong Leadership & Commitment to Franchisee Satisfaction
  • Overall Sport Clips franchisees rate their personal enjoyment 4.3 out of 5.  Source:  FranchiseBusinessREVIEW Satisfaction Report
Great Ways to Give Back To Your Community 
  • Giving back to our nation’s veterans has always been an integral part of Sport Clips endeavors.  Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a “Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times.
Can you imagine your life as a Sport Clips owner? 
We are expanding rapidly, with priority growth markets in California, Michigan, New England States and New York.  Additional markets available.  Build a solid future with a strong work-life balance and financial independence as a Sport Clips franchisee! 


“Since I have no experience in the haircutting industry, I was impressed how strong the franchise support was from training to coaching to even a National Huddle. Sport Clips’ strong values, culture and brand sold us on this investment. The truly understand who they are, what they have to offer and how to win in the marketplace.”Dennis Guerrette, Team Leader
“When we had the chance to meet everyone at the Sport Clips’ Discovery Day we knew that this was for us. The level of commitment from the franchisor to support the success of franchisees seemed to be second to none. In anything that we chose to do, we wanted to make sure that we remained “Client-Focused” and “Quality-Driven”. Everyone that we have worked with at Sport Clips has had this same mission and it’s unwavering… Now, five years later, we are currently working on opening our sixth Sport Clips and are more excited than ever about what the future holds!”Tim Scott, Team Leader

Military & Veteran Promotions

We provide a 20% discount off of initial franchise fee for veterans.

Sport Clips Video(s)

Video Selections

  • Sport Clips Franchisee Testimonials

Press Releases & Awards

11/15/2017 - Sport Clips Haircuts receives "Fastest Growing Award" from The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University
10/16/2017 - A haircut at Sport Clips can "Help A Hero" now through Veterans Day
9/8/2017 - Sport Clips Haircuts focuses on future and continued growth with leadership announcements
9/5/2017 - Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts offer free haircut coupon to blood and platelet donors
5/5/2017 - Franchise growth, stylist opportunities, philanthropies and awards "Excite" at Sport Clips Haircuts National Huddle
12/12/2016 - Sport Clips Haircuts Donates Record $1 Million to VFW Help A Hero Scholarship Program
10/19/2016 - Sport Clips is Proud to Support Our Veterans
3/2/2016 - VFW Announces Landmark Semester for VFW’s "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship"
2/26/2016 - St. Baldrick's Foundation and Sport Clips Haircuts Partner to Support Childhood Cancer Research National hair care franchise commits to donating $1 million to the St. Baldrick's Foundation over next three years
2/19/2016 - Sport Clips Haircuts soars to #16 in Entrepreneur "Franchise 500"
11/12/2015 - Sport Clips, Inc. Launches New Franchise Development Website
5/13/2015 - Sport Clips Haircuts celebrates successes at “Game Changer” National Huddle
7/24/2014 - Mark Kartarik Named President of Sport Clips Haircuts
8/9/2013 - Sport Clips Haircuts Names Greg Smith Vice President of Real Estate
4/4/2013 - Sport Clips Haircuts Celebrates 1,000th Store Opening with $10,000 Donation to YMCA
8/27/2012 - Sport Clips Haircuts Announces Expansion into Canada
8/2/2012 - Sport Clips Haircuts Celebrates Opening of 900th Store with Golf Tips and Chips with the Pros to Benefit The First Tee
5/18/2012 - Sport Clips, Not Your Father's Barber
5/18/2012 - Sport Clips Haircuts on Target to hit Second "Billion Dollars" in Haircuts by 2014
3/16/2012 - Sport Clips Haircuts to Make Big Moments Happen with "MVP Moment Maker"
2/22/2012 - VFW, Sport Clips Haircuts to Sponsor NASCAR Nationwide Series Event at Darlington Raceway
2/15/2012 - Pittsburgh-area Sport Clips Haircuts takes part in "Shear da Beard" and donates $10,000 to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
1/30/2012 - Sport Clips Celebrates Opening of 800th Store with Baseball Camp and Ribbon Cutting

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