Our Story

About Sport Clips

Headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, Sport Clips opened its first store in 1993 in Austin, Texas. Sport Clips CEO and founder, Gordon Logan, recognized there was a market niche in targeting just-for-guys hair salons. No longer would a guy have to enter a woman’s salon with its smelly perms and hair colors. With over 140,000,000 men nationwide looking for an alternative to typical women salons, Gordon was right on track. There’s been a little tweaking, but the original concept of creating a “Championship Experience in an exciting sports environment” remains the cornerstone of Sport Clips.

In 1995, Sport Clips started franchising the concept and opened its first franchised location in Houston, Texas.

The Canadian expansion began in 2012 with business partners Peter Kowal and Mark Schiffner, both Canadian citizens with over 50-years of collective International franchise experience between them. In August 2012, they finalized their agreement for the Canadian market as Sport Clips International’s first Master Franchisor.

The first Canadian Store opened in Burlington Ontario in 2013 and we have experienced rapid growth since with 30 opened locations currently.

 

Sport Clips Values

Sport Clips’ Values form the foundation upon which our reputation and success are built. They reflect the core beliefs for us to succeed. Our Values communicate what is important and what others can expect from us.

Living our Values is more than memorizing the words. It is demonstrating the Values that make up the Mission Statement, Heart of a Champion and the Three Key Questions, day-in and day-out, with everything we do and with everyone with whom we come in contact.

Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement forms the foundation upon which our reputation and success are built. It reflects the core values required for us to provide the unique Sport Clips experience. Our Mission Statement tells everyone inside and outside of Sport Clips what is important and what they can expect from us.

“To create a Championship Haircut Experience for men and boys in an exciting sport environment.”

Heart of a Champion

Coach Lou Holtz, former head coach of two national champion football teams, sets forth three rules for life that are applicable to the Sport Clips Team as they are to his football teams. These three rules are the guiding principles or values for all that we do at Sport Clips. We expect all of our Team Members to live by the following values:

Do What’s Right.

Do Your Best.

Treat Others the Way They Want to be Treated.

Three Key Questions

There are three key questions we expect to be able to ask each other and have each answered in the affirmative.

Can I trust you?

Are you committed to excellence?

Do you care about me?

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