January 24, 2008 // Franchising.com // - SAN DIEGO – Sport Clips, the nation's fastest-growing hair-care franchise tailored to men and boys, has opened its 500th location. According to the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation's "Profile of Franchising 2006," only seven percent of US franchises have more than 500 outlets. Now in 34 states, Sport Clips has redefined the men's hair-care setting by offering its services in a sports-themed setting and customizing its services to the male niche of the overall $40 billion a year hair-care industry.
"We are always looking for ways to enhance the Sport Clips experience for our clients, ensuring that men and boys have a unique hair-care experience in a sports-themed environment that is clearly 'their kind of place' - a superior experience at a competitive price," says Gordon Logan, Sport Clips founder and CEO. "This resonates with men and boys who don't look forward to getting a haircut, but who can appreciate the "Guys Win" atmosphere we have created just for them at Sport Clips."
The 500th store location is in San Diego at Mission Valley - Fenton Market Place, Friars Road & Fenton Parkway, next to Costco and IKEA. Logan, Clete Brewer, Sport Clips president; Ron Chamberlain, Sport Clips area developer; and Susan Boresow, Sport Clips vice president of Marketing participated in an event at the store held to benefit the local Boys' and Girls' Clubs.
Logan noted the company's franchise growth is a testament to the success of its mission - to create a championship haircut experience for men and boys in an exciting sports environment. Sport Clips is listed among the top 100 franchises, as well as the top 50 fastest growing franchises. More than 100 new stores are added each year, and Logan says Sport Clips is rapidly realizing its vision of being the dominant male hair-care provider in the USA.
About Sport Clips
Headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, Sport Clips is one of the nation's fastest-growing franchises. Entrepreneur magazine's January 2008 issue ranked the company the 74th largest franchise in America and the 39th fastest-growing franchise, moving up 10 places from its ranking in 2007. Sport Clips was established in 1995 by Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. It is affiliated with NASCAR; is the "Official Haircutter" of several teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL); and is the "Official Haircutter" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) offering preferential franchising options and pricing to veterans. For more information about Sport Clips, including locations throughout the United States, visit SportClips.com.