July 22, 2008 // Franchising.com // - Racine, WI —Helping to set a new world record is an opportunity that doesn't come along often. You can assist Ivan Zoot, director of education and training at Andis Company, in breaking the current Guinness World Record for the most haircuts in a 24-hour period. Zoot is staging a haircutting marathon at Roosters Men's Grooming Center, at the Anderson Arbors Center, 13343 U.S. Highway 183 North, in Austin, TX on Friday, August 22. Beginning at 3:00 p.m., he intends to break the current record of 300 and is looking for shaggy haired volunteers who like their haircuts fast and for supporters to cheer them on while enjoying free food and live music. Sponsors include the Andis Company, Woody's Men's Grooming Products and Roosters Men's Grooming Centers. Proceeds will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas and Children With Hairloss. Anyone interested in participating should call Roosters at 866-242-2625.
"While we attempt to break the record of 300 haircuts in 24 hours," says Zoot, "we are going to go the extra mile and take a shot at two more records—the fastest haircut in the world and the greatest number of professional haircuts executed in one hour."
A licensed cosmetologist and barber, Zoot's background includes experience as a hairstylist, salon manager and owner, hair care product manufacturer, salon chain technical trainer, regional sales manager and consultant in the professional beauty industry. He has previously broken three Guinness World Haircutting records. In his position with Andis, he identifies, recruits, trains and manages Andis' team of professional beauty industry educators. He is often a featured presenter at industry shows and events where he shares information, education and his enthusiasms for clipper cutting and for the professional beauty industry.
Roosters Men's Grooming Center was founded nine years ago in Lapeer, Michigan by Joe Grondin, a Master Barber. The barbershops are designed to combine old fashioned customer service with warm, comfortable surroundings and cutting edge styling techniques. There are now over eighty shops in eight states, including 34 in Texas. To learn more about the company, go to http://www.roostersmgc.com.
Woody's Men's Grooming Products include hair, shaving and body care products designed especially for men. The line was founded by Barry Shaich in 2001 when he created a pomade, his first hair care product, which he introduced at a Hollywood movie premiere to the press covering the event. The line now includes more than twenty products. For more information on the products, go to www.woodysgrooming.com.
Andis Company has been manufacturing handheld equipment to trim, cut, curl and dry hair since 1922. The company's products are purchased worldwide by stylists and barbers, consumers, hotels, motels, resorts, small animal groomers and large animal groomers and shearers. To find a local distributor, call the company at 800-558-9441 or visit their Web site at www.andis.com.