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Great Clips Ranks First in Segment and 23rd Overall on Entrepreneur’s 2022 Franchise 500

For the fifth consecutive year, the iconic haircare franchise beat out every brand in its category and neared the top of the prestigious ranking.

Entrepreneur Magazine has released its annual Franchise 500 list for 2022, and once again, Great Clips received the highest placement in its segment.

For the fifth year in a row, Great Clips was ranked number one in the Hair Care category by the prestigious business publication. The franchise also ranked in the top 25 of all franchise brands, earning the No. 23 spot.

“To be at the top of the hair care category for the fifth year in a row is a significant milestone for our brand, particularly in the current business environment,” said Steve Hockett, CEO of Great Clips, Inc., in a press release. “This award from Entrepreneur is a recognition of the hard work and dedication of Great Clips franchisees, who contribute every day to the success of the Great Clips brand."

This year’s Franchise 500 evaluated brands with a particular interest in how they navigated the challenges of the pandemic over the past two years. Brands were evaluated by their performance in categories including financial strength and stability, unit growth, and brand power. Each brand’s ranking represents its cumulative scoring on more than 150 data points.

About Great Clips Inc.

Great Clips Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has over 4,400 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips is 100 percent franchised, and salons are owned locally by more than 1,100 franchisees across North America. Great Clips franchisees employ more than 35,000 stylists. Great Clips salons provide value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. Getting a great haircut at Great Clips is more convenient than ever with Online Check-In, ReadyNext™ text alerts and Clip Notes®. To check in online, visit or download the free app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit To learn about franchising opportunities, visit 

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