Sport Clips Haircuts Sets First Year Growth Record with 53-Licenses Awarded in Canada

Leader in hair care for men and boys continues to expand rapidly throughout Canada

LONDON, ON, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Sport Clips Haircuts, a modern-day barbershop concept and leader in hair care for men and boys, announced today that they have just awarded their 53rd franchise license for Canada. This record setting pace has the Canadian Master Franchisor well on their way to achieving their stated goal of having 50 locations open in 2015, 100 open in 2017, and 200 open in 2022.

The franchise currently has six locations open across Southern Ontario and recently opened its first location outside of the province in Saskatoon, SK, making a total of seven locations open and operating in Canada.  Originating from the U.S. with over 1,100 locations, the brand is quickly increasing its presence north of the border. With 53-committed licenses, Sport Clips is now in position to provide approximately 425 career opportunities for managers and hair care stylists across Canada.

"We have implemented aggressive growth plans and are thrilled to report that we have reached our 53rd franchise license awarded within our first year," said Peter Kowal, President and COO of the Master Franchisor, Sport Clips Canada. "With franchisees now located in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta, our plan is to continue to attract superior franchisees and open stores in strategic areas across the Country."

Sport Clips' Franchisees are coming from very diverse backgrounds, including some with past franchisor experience. David Allen, who has signed for locations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), was formerly the COO for McDonald's Canada. After recently retiring, he heard about this opportunity and immediately wanted to be a part of it. "We have been fortunate to have attracted exceptional franchise owners," said Mark Schiffner, CEO of Sport Clips Canada. "Sport Clips is one of those concepts that attracts owners/investors who understand that it's not hair industry experience that's important, it's instead their effectiveness in executing a system proven over 1,100 locations. We're simply looking for the highest quality people, with the strongest business experience to invest in our franchise model."

Sport Clips offers Canadian owner/investor opportunities in 3-packs ($49,500 CDN), 5-packs ($69,500 CDN) or 10-packs ($129,500 CDN), with the goal of becoming the leading men's and boys' hair provider in each market developed. Sport Clips Canada is also a member of the Canadian Franchise Association.

For more information, please visit www.sportclips.ca. For franchise opportunities, please visit www.sportclipsfranchise.ca.

About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1993 by Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 "Fastest-Growing Franchises," and in the top 10 percent of the "Franchise 500." The Canadian expansion began in 2012 with business partners Peter Kowal and Mark Schiffner, both Canadian citizens with over 45-years of collective International franchise experience between them. In August 2012, they finalized their agreement for the Canadian market as Sport Clips International's first Master Franchisor. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.ca.

SOURCE: Sport Clips Canada

For further information:

For additional information and interview opportunities, contact:
Sacha Simpson, Marketing Manager of Sport Clips Canada
Phone:  416-560-8244
e-mail: ssimpson@sportclipsfranchise.ca


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