MINNEAPOLIS - July 5, 2016 // PRNewswire // - Great Clips, the world's largest hair salon brand, announced today it will open its third location in the Mobile Bay on July 16 at 2438 S. McKenzie Street in Foley, in the Foley Square shopping center. To celebrate, all three recently opened Great Clips locations in Foley,Daphne and Mobile will host a Cut-A-Thon on Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to benefit the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital, a local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
During the Cut-A-Thon, customers will receive specially priced haircuts for $2.99 and 100 percent of the day's sales will benefit the local hospital. Participating salons are:
Great Clips salons in Foley and Daphne are owned and operated by franchisees Hunter and Mary Hughes. The Great Clips on Government Boulevard in Mobile is owned and operated by local franchisee Gentry Allen. Both franchise groups join a network of more than 3,900 Great Clips salons throughout the United States and Canada. By the end of the year, Great Clips aims to have eight locations open in the Mobilearea.
"We are excited to open our next Mobile area location in Foley and invite the community to join us on July 16 at all three Mobile Bay Great Clips as we give back to the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital," said Hunter Hughes. "We look forward to meeting our newest customers and introducing them to our great team of stylists who will keep them looking their best everyday."
Hunter and Mary Hughes have been Great Clips franchisees for nearly 20 years and currently operate 13 salons in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia. The husband and wife duo became franchisees in 1997 after searching for a brand that would continue to allow them to raise their family, pursue their individual passions and provide a flexible working environment.
Gentry Allen is one of Great Clips' newest franchisees and opened up his first salon in Mobile this past April. The young entrepreneur and recent graduate of Harvard University has been a long-time client of Great Clips and was excited to join a concept that would allow him to continue to his passion to serve the local community.
Great Clips offers affordable, quality haircuts. Although prices vary from salon to salon, the average adult haircut is only $13 and children's haircuts are $10. Not only can you save money by visiting Great Clips, but you can save time with its online check-in option. Download the free Great Clips app or go to GreatClips.com to check wait times and add your name to the wait list before heading to the salon. Visit your nearest Great Clips to see what this new salon has to offer.
To find a Great Clips salon, visit GreatClips.com. To learn more about Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, visit CMNHospitals.org.
Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,900 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 35,000 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 www.greatclips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visitwww.greatclips.com.
Great Clips' Online Check-In feature is powered by ICS Net Check In™, a patent-pending, internet-based technology platform developed by Innovative Computer Software. Online Check-In allows customers to remotely log in from a computer or smart phone and view the estimated wait time at surrounding salons. Consumers can click the "check-in" icon to add their name to the list at the Great Clips salon of their choice, and by the time they arrive they are likely next or almost next in line – saving precious time they might have spent waiting in the lobby for their haircut. Online Check-In saves time, every time.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
SOURCE Great Clips, Inc.