FAQs for Future Team Leaders at Our Haircutting Franchise

Our men’s hair care salons allow our customers to drop in without an appointment and get a haircut while they sit back and enjoy the game (whatever game that may be). It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that treats every client like an MVP, and it’s a service you can provide to your community.

Get in the game! Take part in our haircutting franchise opportunity today—call (888) 376-8060 or contact our team online.

  • What Are the Minimum Requirements to Open a Sport Clips Store?

    To ensure you are able to obtain the necessary financing you will need to move forward, we require you have a minimum of $200,000 liquid assets (cash and marketable securities) and $400,000 net worth. This requirement may be higher if construction costs are higher than normal in certain areas, or if a candidate wants to sign up for more than three licenses.
  • What's the initial Investment?

    Your initial cost will be $59,500 Canadian Dollars, which covers your franchise fees for your first three stores. Should you purchase more than three licenses, each additional license will be $12,500 Canadian Dollars.
  • Can I buy just one store?

    Except under certain circumstances, investors are required to purchase a minimum of three licenses. Qualifying circumstances might include a desire to develop in a market where there is not sufficient opportunity to develop three stores within a reasonable area or for veterans who can verify an honorable discharge. We also have opportunities for Store Managers to become Team Leaders (TLs) of a single store.
  • What is a multi-unit franchise?

    Multi-unit franchising is a franchise model where the typical Team Leader owns more than one location. In our case, we require candidates purchase a minimum of three locations, at a cost of $59,500 Canadian Dollars for all three licenses.
  • Do you offer incentives for veterans?

    Yes, qualified veterans are eligible for a 10% discount off franchise licensing fees.
  • What Does the Manager Model Mean?

    This means you will hire a store Manager who will manage the stores for you. The Manager will spend time on the cutting floor as a Stylist and assist in the operation of the store. As a Team Leader, you are responsible for the manager and will be expected to spend an average of 10-15 hours a week working on your business and performing tasks such as local marketing, bookkeeping, recruiting, hiring, payroll and store visits.
  • How Does the Territory Work?

    Your initial agreement will include an area of preference in which you will build your stores. You will establish this territory with our franchise development representative. A Team Leader is required to live within an hour drive-radius of their first location.
  • How Long Have You Been in Business?

    Our founder, Gordon Logan, and his wife, Bettye, have been in the salon business for over 40 years, spending the first 15 or so in full-service salons. In the early 1990s, they saw a need for a place where men and boys could be comfortable getting their haircut (Gordon didn’t enjoy getting his haircut in their own full-service salons!). They opened their first Sport Clips location in 1993. We started franchising the concept in 1995. In 2013, we opened our first Store in Canada.
  • What Is the Estimated Initial Franchise Investment?

    See our FDD for more complete information, including footnotes explaining some of these costs. It is important for you to know that we are not in the business of selling services or products to our system, other than some minor items where we can save you money by buying these items in bulk. We do not take “kickbacks” or commissions from our suppliers, we negotiate the best service, quality and pricing and pass those savings on to you.
  • Does Sport Clips Do In-House Financing?

    No, we don’t offer first-party financing, but we can refer you to several preferred lenders we work with who are very comfortable with the Sport Clips model.
  • How Big Is a Store?

    A typical location ranges between 1,000 and 1,400 square feet and houses six-to-ten chairs.
  • Am I Responsible to Locate a Site / Store Location by Myself?

    Although you are responsible for choosing your site, you will work with our real estate team to find a location. The site location has to be approved by you, then approved by our executive team. Our real estate team will scout locations based upon the territory you establish with our development professional. You will have the option to accept or pass on any proposed location.
  • What Kind of Training Can I Expect in the First Year and Ongoing?

    After signing, Team Leaders begin an orientation process that introduces them to the Sport Clips system and various aspects of the business they need to understand in order to be successful.

    Topics include basic lessons on:

    • Culture
    • Business foundations
    • Real estate
    • Marketing
    • Stylist recruiting
    • Sport Clips operations standards
    • Training and team development

    Team Leaders receive practice and experience on those topics during four-to-five days of management development training in their market, completing a series of comprehensive online learning modules, and during a five-day Team Leader Training Camp held in Georgetown, Texas, prior to opening their first store. Learning continues at their store’s Grand Opening and afterward, through follow-up management development sessions, leadership days held quarterly in most markets, and at the annual National Huddle Conference.

Team Leader Testimonials

  • “Thanks for the store visits yesterday - lots of take-aways at both locations. I only wish we had more time with you.”

    Kitchener, Ontario

  • “The startup costs with Sport Clips were about half of the others I was looking at in the franchise world. There wasn’t a lot of heavy expense in the equipment startup and the overhead and inventory costs were relatively low.”

    Franchisee Since 2006

  • “The values of treating others the way they want to be treated is the corporate culture, it’s not just on their business card – it’s the way it is.”

    Franchisee Since 2004

  • “Sport Clips gives us the freedom to do what we want to do when we want to do it.”

    13 locations

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