Sport Clips Haircuts adds HR experts to its Leadership Team


A picture of Allyson Young and Danielle RobinsonSport Clips Haircuts, the leading franchise dedicated to men's and boys' haircare, is adding to its Leadership Team with human resources professionals Allyson Young, SPHR, as chief people officer and Danielle Robinson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, as Topgrading director. 

Young has been a friend to Sport Clips through her work with the brand's first franchisee Ken Schiller, who founded K&N Management, the owner and operator of Austin-area Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ and Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes restaurants. She has also worked with Sport Clips on Malcolm Baldrige Framework leadership and training. She will lead a strong human resources team and oversee talent acquisition, management, and engagement.

Prior to her 23 years with K&N Management, Young worked as a trainer for Outback Steakhouse and training manager for Fox & Hound. She is a recipient of the prestigious Baldrige Foundation Leadership Excellence Award and has trained staff of more than 100 different organizations on the Malcolm Baldrige Framework focusing on performance excellence. She holds a BA in English from Texas A&M University.

Robinson joins Sport Clips as Topgrading director where she will be responsible for adapting and implementing the Topgrading selection and coaching system across the company. She will work closely with the franchise's leadership, talent acquisition, and human resources departments as well as with company-owned stores. Robinson spent 13 years with In-N-Out Burger and later joined K&N Management as its Topgrading director where she focused on recruitment and hiring for almost 14 years and was integral in the company's receipt of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. She holds a BA in English from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

"As Sport Clips continues to focus on operational excellence and growth, Allyson and Danielle will bring exceptional experience across many facets of human resources impacting a franchise of our size and market position," says Edward Logan, Sport Clips president and CEO. "As a company, we are well-suited to push beyond the challenges of the past year and move forward in serving our clients, franchisees, stylists, and team members as the haircare provider, business opportunity, and employer of choice. Allyson and Danielle bring to the system a winning mindset, having driven the successful application process for the national and exclusive Malcolm Baldrige Award, becoming only the second restaurant organization to ever achieve the award. Their strong backgrounds of increasing internal and external engagement with everyone who interacts with the Sport Clips brand will translate well into our franchise business model."

Sport Clips was founded in 1993, franchised in 1995, has more than 1,850 locations in the United States and Canada, and was the first haircare franchise to have locations in all 50 states.