Beth Nilssen
April 10, 2012 / Milestones

Great Clips in the News

In the news: Great Clips by the numbers

It’s been a busy few months for Great Clips in the news. Forbes ranked our walk-in salon franchise in a top 20 list; our CEO is a person to watch; and, people are revealing some, shall we say, interesting information about what they would do with an extra 15 minutes in their day. Wondering how that last one is related to Great Clips? Read on. (But if you click on the first two links, make sure you come back to the blog so you can read about the survey. I promise, it will be a good conversation starter at home!)


It’s always reassuring to know that others see a good opportunity in Great Clips as a franchise business, most recently Forbes Magazine and the publisher of Bond’s Franchise Guide who put Great Clips into their top 20 franchise brands “for the buck.” Rankings were made based on five variables: initial investment costs, total number of locations, closure rate, growth in the last three years and training hours. I talk about what a great value Great Clips is to our franchisee prospects, especially those looking for something in the walk-in salon category, so I’m pleased Forbes thinks we’re a good buy, too.


Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen made the list of “200 Minnesotans You Should Know” in Twin Cities Business, in the grouping “New at the Top.” When you meet Rhoda, it doesn’t take long to realize how passionate she is about the hair care business – and especially about franchising as a way to invest in your future, so I’m glad to see her get this much-deserved recognition.


Great Clips recently launched our Online Check-In service, which helps customers save up to 15 minutes in their day. We conducted a survey, asking people what they would do with that extra time. I’m sure you’ll be shocked (not really) to learn that men and women answered this question differently! Let’s just say women chose “sleep” as their number one answer and men chose...something different. Read about the survey and then come back and let me know what you would do with your extra 15 minutes in you day! (Keep it family-friendly, everyone!)

Beth Nilssen By Beth Nilssen on April 10, 2012
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