Sport Clips Haircuts celebrates franchise growth, system strength and philanthropy at National Huddle

Founder and CEO shaves head and beard for a good cause

SAN ANTONIO (Apr. 5, 2016)

Gordon at Shave the DaySport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care franchise, celebrated growth, strength as a system, and philanthropic outreach at its recent National Huddle convention. More than 2,700 team members from the U.S. and Canada attended the event themed “Ignite,” that featured nationally-recognized guest speakers; company highlights; and even the founder and CEO, president, and vice president of operations shaving their heads for a good cause.

Founder and CEO Gordon Logan and President Mark Kartarik, shared in their “State of Sport Clips” address:

  • Sport Clips averaged opening around three stores per week in 2015. Across the country and in Canada, 152 stores opened ending the year with 1,455 locations.

  • The Bangor, Maine store opening in June made Sport Clips the first hair care franchise to have a presence in all 50 states.

  • Logan says the company will focus on recruitment and retention of additional professional stylists. Sport Clips franchises and company-owned stores are expected to provide more than 16,500 jobs in local communities by the end of the year.

  • The success of Sport Clips franchise locations as contributors to local economies is the result of same store sales increases (for stores open more than one year,) up eight percent in 2015 over 2014.

  • Sport Clips continues to grow its philanthropic reach and signed on to be the first national partner for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, pledging to donate more than $1 million over three years to the fight against childhood cancer. To signify the partnership, a “Shave the Day” head shaving attempt was part of the Huddle, during which Logan, Kartarik and Gordon Edward Logan had their heads shaved. The event exceeded its $50,000 fundraising goal with more than $113,000 raised for childhood cancer research.

  • Help A Hero, the franchise’s signature philanthropy, is among its many military support efforts. This year Sport Clips team members, clients and partners donated more than $910,000 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars for active-duty service member and veteran scholarships. Since 2014, Sport Clips’ Help A Hero campaign has made possible 425 scholarships to help veterans transition from military to civilian careers through education.

“Hard work and enthusiasm for our successful business model is what makes Sport Clips the strong system we celebrate,” Logan says. “We chose the theme ‘Ignite’ because we want to fire up team members to continue to improve the client experience and enlighten others about our growing team and how they can become a part of it.

“We also want to shine a light on the good our team members and partners are doing through philanthropy, both locally and nationally,” Logan later said. “We feel so strongly about it, Mark, the president, Gordon Edward, our vice president of operations, and I were willing to lose our hair to prove it. We were some of the first to sign up for the head shaving event, and I’m glad we had a way to demonstrate how important philanthropy is to us. Whether it’s shaving heads for St. Baldrick’s, blood donations through our American Red Cross partnership or recognizing veterans through the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation and Help A Hero scholarships, Sport Clips is truly about giving haircuts with heart.”

Guests at the annual gathering included authors and speakers Robert Cromeans of John Paul Mitchell Systems, Don Hobbs of MAPS Business Training and Sport Clips-sponsored Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.


About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 20 in the “Franchise 500.” There are currently more than 1,500 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada.  Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “Top 50 Franchises for Veterans” by USA Today and one of the “2016 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised almost $4 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit