Great Clips Wants to Help You Thank a Veteran

Great Clips is on a mission to help all Americans say ‘Thank you’ on Veterans Day.

October 14, 2016 // // Minneapolis, Minn. - On Veterans Day, November 11, 2016, Americans will pay tribute to the nearly 22 million living military veterans who served their country during war or peacetime. Imagine if we could give a small token of appreciation to every single one of those veterans. With Great Clips’ You Can Thank a Veteran* promotion, we can try! 

A Token of Thanks

Stop in for a haircut at any Great Clips in the U.S. on Friday, November 11, and you’ll receive a free haircut card to gift to a veteran. Veterans can also visit any U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to get either a free haircut that day or to pick up a free haircut card to use later.  

“Great Clips realizes there is no amount of gratitude we can show to the men and women who served our country. Providing them with a great haircut is a simple, yet meaningful, way everyone can show appreciation for all that veterans and service members have done for us,” says Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen, whose husband is a Vietnam veteran. “We invite everyone to visit Great Clips on Veterans Day to purchase a service and pick up a free haircut card to pass on to a veteran—whether a family member, neighbor, colleague or just someone they know is a veteran—as a way to say ‘Thank you’.” 

How it Works

  • Customers come into any U.S. Great Clips salon on Nov. 11 and, with the purchase of a service, receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran.
  • Limit one card per customer (while supplies last).
  • The free haircut cards are redeemable by veterans at any U.S. Great Clips from Nov. 12–Dec. 31, 2016, with proof of military service.
  • Veterans who visit Great Clips in the U.S. on Nov. 11 receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to redeem by Dec. 31. After Nov. 11, veterans must have a free haircut card to get the free haircut. 

“We encourage everyone to spread the word about our Nov. 11 ‘Thank a Veteran’ promotion and stop into a salon to participate,” says Terri Miller, Great Clips senior vice president of marketing and communications. “Great Clips salon owners and their stylists are proud to extend this year’s Veterans Day offer to as many veterans and service members as possible and hope to exceed the 230,000 free haircuts they provided in 2015.”

* For the Thank a Veteran promotion, “veterans” are defined as active, inactive or retired members of any military branch, including the National Guard. 

About Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has 4,000 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. No appointments are needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. Getting a great haircut is more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check-in online, visit GreatClips.comor download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit 

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Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,800 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world's largest salon brand.


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