High-tech leader in haircare to bring a combined 40 Locations and 400 jobs to Ottawa and Winnipeg Communities
TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Great Clips, the largest and fastest growing haircare brand in North America, is targeting Ottawa and Winnipeg for expansion. With more than 4,300 units in North America, the company has announced plans to open 40 additional locations through franchise partnerships and strategic development. The new locations will create approximately 400 new jobs within the communities of Ottawa and Winnipeg.
Great Clips' Canadian development is led in part by director of franchise development, Beth Caron. With a commitment to innovation and convenience, Great Clips has a business model with industry-leading, proven franchisee profitability and plans to open more than 40 locations across Canada in the next two years. Ottawa and Winnipeg, in particular, are great target markets for Great Clips' growth. "Both Ottawa and Winnipeg are home to such diverse populations from students to professionals and are ever-evolving. They're the perfect places to set our sights on development. A great haircut at a time and place that's convenient is something we are excited to offer future Ottawa and Winnipeg customers and we are thrilled to expand in both regions," says Caron.
Great Clips salons are individually owned and operated by people with diverse sets of backgrounds that turn their operations into successful establishments. Franchisee support is a major factor in Great Clips' ongoing success. Award-winning Great Clips university helps franchisees learn the basics, such as real estate, marketing and salon operations. Stylists and managers will attend industry-leading training at one of the 65 conveniently located training centers. Whether it's new franchisee orientation, employee training, or observing another local franchisee in their salon- there are plenty of opportunities for new franchisees to meet people and get "hands-on experience" with the brand.
Caron is actively seeking qualified franchisee partners to open their own salons in the region. "This is the perfect opportunity for those who are thinking of starting their own business but are conservatively ambitious and prefer to be backed by a brand that has over 35 years of experience. Many owners continue their professional careers while establishing their salon businesses, thanks to the manager-run operational model," adds Caron. "The opportunity to create a long-term legacy for the future and to become a multi-unit owner are a few additional reasons the Great Clips franchise model is so appealing."
Great Clips successfully operates on the belief of offering a great haircut at a time and place that's convenient for all customers. With their dedicated app, that has over 9 million downloads, clients can view estimated wait times for their nearby salons, and check-in online to reduce or eliminate waiting in the lobby. Using their exclusive Clip Notes database, any licensed Great Clips stylist can access information on that customer's previous visits—to ensure they receive the haircut they want.
About Great Clips, Inc Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips® has more than 4,300 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world's largest salon brand. Great Clips is 100 percent franchised, and salons are owned locally by more than 1,200 franchisees across North America. Great Clips franchisees employ nearly 40,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer care system and advanced technical skills. As a walk-in salon, Great Clips provides value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. Getting a great haircut at Great Clips is more convenient than ever with Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check-in online, visit GreatClips.com or download the free app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit GreatClips.com.