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Sport Clips

Quick Summary

Our fun, sports-themed, men's and boys' haircutting concept is so unique; it's made us the fastest-growing haircutting franchise in the country. Yet we still have plenty of prime locations available. This is a great recession-resistant business that's all cash, no receivables, and no industry experience is necessary.

Quick Facts

  • Minimum Cash Required

  • Net Worth Required

  • Total Investment

    $168,300 to $326,500
  • Franchise Fee

  • Year Founded

  • # of Existing Units

  • Franchising Since

  • Financing Assistance

  • Training & Support

  • Military/Veteran Promotion


Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • CA
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IA
  • ME
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • NH
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • TX
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI

Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • AK
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CO
  • DC
  • HI
  • ID
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MD
  • MS
  • MO
  • MT
  • NE
  • NV
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NC
  • ND
  • OK
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • UT
  • VA
  • WV
  • WY
Military & Veteran
Press Releases


Sport Clips

Connecting Entrepreneurs To A Championship Business Experience
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as a “Top 10 Best Franchise to Buy” for 3 consecutive years!
Do you feel like your current job leaves you with little time for yourself or your family? Are you working long hours with little financial return?

A Sport Clips Haircuts franchise offers the freedom of being your own boss, with the security of an industry leader supporting you every step of the way.
Many of our Sport Clips Team Leaders (franchisees) come from many different industries, are successful in middle management and looking for an exit strategy from “corporate America” over the next three to five years.  Typically our Team Leaders keep their job for a few years until their Sport Clips businesses ramp up sufficiently for them to make the transition from employee to full-time Sport Clips Team Leader.
Sport Clips has a semi-absentee / manager-run business model that allows you to work ON your business, not IN your business.  Haircutting experience NOT necessary. 
This means you will hire a manager that will run the stores for you. As an owner, you are responsible for the store manager, neighborhood marketing, and bookkeeping. Your store manager will spend time on the cutting floor as a Stylist, and assist in the operation of the store.  Most owners spend an average of 10-20 hours a week working on their business.
What does this mean to you?  Flexibility. Freedom. Better Work-Life Balance!       
A Championship Haircut Experience
We’ve been franchising since 1993 and our mission remains the same…to provide a “championship haircut experience for men and boys in an exciting sports environment”.   Sport Clips offers men and boys more than just a haircut – we offer them a unique, sports-themed experience while receiving a well-executed haircut at a reasonable price - an experience they can’t get anywhere else. The “MVP Haircut Experience” includes a precision haircut, massaging shampoo, hot steamed towel treatment, and neck and shoulder message while enjoying sports on TV.
Sport Clips was the first truly national brand to exclusively target the 150 million men and boys who need a haircut place to call their own.  Now over twenty years later and with the male grooming market growing in leaps and bounds, Sport Clips has the best footprint (with over 1,530 stores) to capitalize on the growth in male grooming products and services.
As a Sport Clips franchisee, you will have the ability to own a business that capitalizes on the male haircut segment of a $60 billion hair and beauty market.
The Sport Clips Difference
Sport Clips is a straight-forward, relatively simple business.  We are very focused…we do not try to be all things to all people, but focus on our target market of men and boys.  (We do not refuse service to anyone, but we specialize in men’s and boys’ haircuts.)
We are the dominant male haircut franchise in North America and the only haircare franchise to have locations in all 50 states and Canada. 
Why Men’s Hair Care? 
  • A paradigm shift in men's overall perception of grooming and self-care – guys are conscience about what they look like and it’s creating a demand for more products and services.  A 300% growth in sales of these products in 2015 alone.
  • Growing male grooming market with an estimated $21 billion in revenue for 2016!
  • Most efficient segment of the haircutting industry; with no chemicals, easier-to-execute haircuts, and lower inventories 
  • Stable, all-cash business with no receivables
  • No waste – unlike a restaurant franchise, nothing spoils
  • High loyalty and stability with clients returning every 3-4 weeks
An Industry Leader
Sport Clips Results:
  • A responsible strategic growth plan, adding 150-170 locations each year while maintaining high standards for sites and franchisees. 
  • Experienced an annual same store sales growth of 7-10% in the past five years.   
  • An industry leader with over 1,530 stores open and a 99% continuity rate, an honor based on five years of real data, during which time only six Sport Clips stores have closed in the entire country.  
  • $30 million annual national advertising budget
What does this mean to you?  Stability.  Confidence.  Freedom.
A Championship Business Experience 
At Sport Clips, we provide support and a Championship Business Experience for our Team Leaders.  You will receive comprehensive classroom and in-store training that covers all aspects of what you need to know to run your business.  Proven systems with training, an easy to execute business plan and on-going support backed by national advertising and recruiting programs help our Team Leaders become successful at a very high rate!
What does this mean to you?  A Winning Support Team You Can Count On!
  • Minimum Net Worth:  $400,000
  • Liquidity:  $200,000
  • Good credit
  • Franchise Fee:  $59,000 for 3 licenses
  • Strong managerial and communication skills
  • Willing to work within the Sport Clips business model and execute our proven systems
  • Enjoy marketing a business and driving sales
  • Willing to develop in available territories: CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI, District of Columbia 
  • Qualified veter¬ans receive a 20% discount on the initial franchise fee 
We are expanding rapidly, and prime locations are still available. Don’t delay... build a solid future with a strong work-life balance and financial independence as a Sport Clips Team Leader!


“Since I have no experience in the haircutting industry, I was impressed how strong the franchise support was from training to coaching to even a National Huddle. Sport Clips’ strong values, culture and brand sold us on this investment. The truly understand who they are, what they have to offer and how to win in the marketplace.”Dennis Guerrette, Team Leader
“When we had the chance to meet everyone at the Sport Clips’ Discovery Day we knew that this was for us. The level of commitment from the franchisor to support the success of franchisees seemed to be second to none. In anything that we chose to do, we wanted to make sure that we remained “Client-Focused” and “Quality-Driven”. Everyone that we have worked with at Sport Clips has had this same mission and it’s unwavering… Now, five years later, we are currently working on opening our sixth Sport Clips and are more excited than ever about what the future holds!”Tim Scott, Team Leader

Military & Veteran Promotions

We provide a 20% discount off of initial franchise fee for veterans.


Video Selections

  • Sport Clips Franchisee Testimonials

Press Releases & Awards

12/12/2016 - Sport Clips Haircuts Donates Record $1 Million to VFW Help A Hero Scholarship Program
10/19/2016 - Sport Clips is Proud to Support Our Veterans
3/2/2016 - VFW Announces Landmark Semester for VFW’s "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship"
2/26/2016 - St. Baldrick's Foundation and Sport Clips Haircuts Partner to Support Childhood Cancer Research National hair care franchise commits to donating $1 million to the St. Baldrick's Foundation over next three years
2/19/2016 - Sport Clips Haircuts soars to #16 in Entrepreneur "Franchise 500"
11/12/2015 - Sport Clips, Inc. Launches New Franchise Development Website
5/13/2015 - Sport Clips Haircuts celebrates successes at “Game Changer” National Huddle
7/24/2014 - Mark Kartarik Named President of Sport Clips Haircuts
8/9/2013 - Sport Clips Haircuts Names Greg Smith Vice President of Real Estate
4/4/2013 - Sport Clips Haircuts Celebrates 1,000th Store Opening with $10,000 Donation to YMCA
8/27/2012 - Sport Clips Haircuts Announces Expansion into Canada
8/2/2012 - Sport Clips Haircuts Celebrates Opening of 900th Store with Golf Tips and Chips with the Pros to Benefit The First Tee
5/18/2012 - Sport Clips, Not Your Father's Barber
5/18/2012 - Sport Clips Haircuts on Target to hit Second "Billion Dollars" in Haircuts by 2014
3/16/2012 - Sport Clips Haircuts to Make Big Moments Happen with "MVP Moment Maker"
2/22/2012 - VFW, Sport Clips Haircuts to Sponsor NASCAR Nationwide Series Event at Darlington Raceway
2/15/2012 - Pittsburgh-area Sport Clips Haircuts takes part in "Shear da Beard" and donates $10,000 to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
1/30/2012 - Sport Clips Celebrates Opening of 800th Store with Baseball Camp and Ribbon Cutting

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