MINNEAPOLIS, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Clips, the world's largest hair salon brand, announced today it will open its first location in Mobile, Ala., on April 16 at 27955 Hwy 98 in Daphne. Located in the Magnolia Place shopping center, the salon will host a grand opening celebration and Cut-A-Thon on Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., to benefit the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital, a local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
During the Cut-A-Thon, customers can receive specially priced haircuts for $2.99 and 100 percent of the day's sales will benefit the local hospital. In addition, guests who purchase a Children's Miracle Network balloon for a $1 donation will receive a coupon for $2 off a future haircut. Attendees will also have the chance to enter to win one of five giveaways for free haircuts for a year.
Great Clips in Daphne is owned and operated by franchisees Hunter and Mary Hughes. They join a network of more than 3,900 Great Clips salons throughout the United States and Canada.
"We are excited to open our newest location in Daphne and invite the community to join us on April 23 as we give back to the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital, " said Hunter Hughes. "We look forward to meeting our newest customers and introducing them to our great team of stylists who will keep them looking their best everyday."
Hunter and Mary Hughes have been Great Clips franchisees for nearly 20 years and currently operate 12 salons in Tennessee and Georgia. The husband and wife duo became franchisees in 1997 after searching for a brand that would continue to allow them to raise their family, pursue their individual passions and provide a flexible working environment.
The grand opening in Daphne is part of Great Clips' expansion plans for the Mobile area and is the first of five new salons slated to open in 2016. Additional confirmed locations to open yet this year include:
- 3075 Government Blvd. in Mobile
- 7440 Airport Blvd., in Mobile
Great Clips offers affordable, quality haircuts. Although prices vary from salon to salon, the average adult haircut is only $13 and children's haircuts are $10. Not only can you save money by visiting Great Clips, but you can save time with its online check-in option. Download the free Great Clips app or go to GreatClips.com to check wait times and add your name to the wait list before heading to the salon. Visit your nearest Great Clips to see what this new salon has to offer.
About Great Clips
Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,900 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 1,200 franchisees across North America. Great Clips franchisees employ nearly 35,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer care system and advanced technical skills. As a walk-in salon, Great Clips provides value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments are needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. Getting a great haircut is more convenient than ever with Great Clips' Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check-in online, visit www.greatclips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit www.greatclips.com.
About Great Clips' Online Check-In
Great Clips' Online Check-In feature is powered by ICS Net Check In™, a patent-pending, internet-based technology platform developed by Innovative Computer Software. Online Check-In allows customers to remotely log in from a computer or smart phone and view the estimated wait time at surrounding salons. Consumers can click the "check-in" icon to add their name to the list at the Great Clips salon of their choice, and by the time they arrive they are likely next or almost next in line – saving precious time they might have spent waiting in the lobby for their haircut. Online Check-In saves time, every time.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
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