Great Clips Franchise

Hair salon

Established in 1982, Great Clips started franchising in 1983 and now has locations throughout the United States and Canada. Usually located in strip malls,
Great Clips hair salons are open evenings and weekends and do not require appointments. On average, franchisees operate three units. Great Clips sponsors NASCAR Busch Series driver Kasey Kahne. The company has also partnered with General Mills, Sprint, Best Buy, Blockbuster, Coca-Cola, Hasbro and DreamWorks.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Great Clips
franchise is from $146,900 to $282,400. This includes $25,250 to $30,000
that must be paid to Great Clips or an affiliate for a single franchise
agreement, and $40,250 to $45,000 that must be paid to Great Clips or
an affiliate for the first salon you develop under a Three Star Program
If you sign a Master Development Agreement, you also must pay
to Great Clips or an affiliate a Development Fee of $4,000 for each
salon you agree to develop, which would amount to $8,000 to $40,000 if
you were granted the right to develop between two and 10 salons.
Veteran Incentives

$5,000 rebate on first-store franchise fee

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How much does it cost to open a Great Clips Franchise?

The investment required to open a Great Clips Franchise is between $146,900-$282,400. There is an initial franchise fee of $20,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Great Clips name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
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When did the first Great Clips open? 1982
When did Great Clips start Franchising? 1983

United States: Mid West, South, South East, South West, West,

International: Canada,

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): InSource Capital Services Inc., IRH Capital

Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8 - 10

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Marketing skills
  • Strong management & leadership skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Great Clips Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    4400 W. 78th St., #700
    Minneapolis, MN


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