I woke up one morning recently and realized I had to make some changes. It was hot, sticky hot, and I was too!!! It was time for a change. As I mentioned in previous posts, I attended the Type A Parent Conference in June. There were many sponsors who provided swag for attendees but one I knew I wanted to get to know better was Great Clips. It had been a LONG time since my last hair cut so I decided the first change was going to be me, using my free haircut certificate from Great Clips for myself! That decision may not seem like a biggie to most people, but for me, using something for myself instead of my boys, it was HUGE!
There are two Great Clips locations in my area, so picked the closest where I visit other stores. I will also disclose my younger son had a haircut there before and it was a good haircut (can’t say that every time…). I walked in and was in the chair in only a few minutes! I briefly discussed what I wanted to do (SHORT in back, some length in front and sides) and Tim was working! He cut, and we chatted, and I looked around his station, clean, neat and a BIG POSTER of a Camaro overhead.
Great Clips is having a 30th Birthday celebration. They are giving away tons of gifts to customers, employees and franchise owners. In case you don’t know, which I didn’t, Great Clips has over 3,000 salons in the US and Canada. The other thing I didn’t know is they ONLY cut hair! They changed the salon business by “unbundling” services, such as allowing customers to choose to wash hair before a cut or style after a cut. This cuts down on time required to get a haircut and resources required to run the business, win-win!
My haircut was a complete success! With the 20 minutes I invested, I have a snappy new cut, learned about a wildly successful business in my own community, and am now entered to win a brand new Camaro! I’m going to be coloring my own hair this week, and will post a picture of the new ME on Friday to share the personal transformation as part of my big change. It ends up that Tim, who cut my hair, is also the store manager of the Great Clips I chose for my haircut. He is invested in the success of this business, the success of each member of the staff and has fabulous skills at hair cutting and styling as well!!! Kudos to franchise owner, Kevin Pong, for putting together this stylish team!
Thanks again to Type A Parent for providing the certificates for the Great Clips haircuts. They now have a vocal and enthusiastic customer with me! I’ll be celebrating their 30th birthday with them, and wish them continued success for 30 more!!!
Note: This is an unsolicited review of business services. No products or services were received other than the certificate mentioned above.