Sport Clips Haircuts National Huddle this year celebrated the franchise’s stylists across the country and in Canada, as well as the professionals who support the system’s 1,900 locations. With 3,000 team members on site for the “Pro in You”-themed event, president and CEO Edward Logan welcomed the crowd to Sport Clips’ home state of Texas.
"Seeing the vision our family had come to life for Sport Clips when it was founded by Gordon and Bettye Logan in 1993 is especially gratifying as their son and now as president and CEO of what has grown into one of the top U.S.-based franchises. More than 13,000 stylists have found rewarding careers in locally- and company-owned Sport Clips locations where they are the creative rock stars who deliver on our brand promise of a championship haircut experience day in and day out. As the franchise investment and employer of choice for the group that’s celebrating here this week, we chose the theme ‘Pro in You’ to recognize their talent and contribution to our 30-year-young, growing haircare business.”
— Edward Logan, president and CEO, Sport Clips
Additional Huddle News:
- Sport Clips created and offered a "Sober Pros" opportunity in response to a stylist’s emotional journey to sobriety shared at last year’s Huddle. The celebration is part of an umbrella of assistance the franchise has rolled out this past year that includes 24-7/365 SupportLinc counseling services as well as the team member recognition platform THNKS.
- Sport Clips is increasing its in-person training with a team of about 100 coaches, its platform performance Artistic Team, and 39 training centers in the U.S.
- Sport Clips continues to give back through its Haircuts with Heart programs. Last year, Sport Clips, its clients, and product partners reached a $13M milestone in donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (VFW) to fund “VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships” by fundraising and donating $1.5 million in 2022. This year’s fundraising will kick off in October.
- A Huddle blood drive was staged at the event by the American Red Cross, one of Sport Clips philanthropic partners.
- The Sport Clips’ in-store fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s childhood cancer research raised $166,000 for a total of $2.86 million contributed to the organization since the partnership began in 2016.
- Sport Clips’ sponsored Dream Flights has been a partner philanthropy for a decade and will hit 6,000 flights in six restored Stearman biplanes for veterans and their spouses who are residents in senior living facilities.
- Sport Clips created a relief fund to provide funds for team members in financial need. To date, the McGlone Gozur Fund has distributed more than $4.7M in funds to about 800 team members employed by individually owned franchises or corporate stores.
Top Awards at this Year's Huddle:
- Area Developers of the Year: David and Becky Weseman, Omaha, NE — David and Becky operate three stores in Colorado and Nebraska, and cover Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming as area developers.
- Area Manager of the Year: Laura Storrjohan, St. Louis, MO.
- Manager of the Year: Olivia Bock, Boise, ID.
- Team Leader of the Year: Patrick Hardy, Raleigh, NC and Amanda Mazzone, Williamstown, NJ.
- Coach of the Year: Maria Jones, Pittsburgh, PA.
- Logan Trophy (Sport Clips' highest honor): Jared Lee and Val Hill of Chandler, AZ. They own 65 stores in Arizona, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and their winning store is in Queen Creek, AZ.
Originally posted on Modern Salon