Our Story

About Sport Clips

Headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, Sport Clips opened its first store in 1993 in Austin, Texas. Sport Clips CEO and founder, Gordon Logan, recognized there was a market niche in targeting just-for-guys hair salons. No longer would a guy have to enter a woman’s salon with its smelly perms and hair colors. With over 140,000,000 men nationwide looking for an alternative to typical women salons, Gordon was right on track. There’s been a little tweaking, but the original concept of creating a “Championship Experience in an exciting sports environment” remains the cornerstone of Sport Clips.

In 1995, Sport Clips started franchising the concept and opened its first franchised location in Houston, Texas.

In 2012, Sport Clips celebrated its 1000th store opening in Springboro, OH.

In 2013, Sport Clips expanded into Canada. The first Canadian store opened in Burlington, ON.

In 2016, Sport Clips celebrated the opening of its 1,500th location, which happens to be in Founder and CEO Gordon Logan’s hometown of Sumter, S.C.

2018, Sport Clips celebrates it’s 25th Year Anniversary!

Sport Clips Values

Sport Clips’ Values form the foundation upon which our reputation and success are built. They reflect the core beliefs for us to succeed. Our Values communicate what is important and what others can expect from us.

Living our Values is more than memorizing the words. It is demonstrating the Values that make up the Mission Statement, Heart of a Champion and the Three Key Questions, day-in and day-out, with everything we do and with everyone with whom we come in contact.

Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement forms the foundation upon which our reputation and success are built. It reflects the core values required for us to provide the unique Sport Clips experience. Our Mission Statement tells everyone inside and outside of Sport Clips what is important and what they can expect from us.

“To create a Championship Haircut Experience for men and boys in an exciting sports environment.”

Heart of a Champion

Coach Lou Holtz, former head coach of two national champion football teams, sets forth three rules for life that are applicable to the Sport Clips Team as they are to his football teams. These three rules are the guiding principles or values for all that we do at Sport Clips. We expect all of our Team Members to live by the following values:

Do What’s Right.

Do Your Best.

Treat Others the Way They Want to be Treated.

Three Key Questions

There are three key questions we expect to be able to ask each other and have each answered in the affirmative.

Can I trust you?

Are you committed to excellence?

Do you care about me?


Sport Clips Haircuts with Heart

At Sport Clips Haircuts we believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work.  Through our Haircuts with Heart programs, Sport Clips’ Team Members embrace charitable endeavors that make a difference in the lives of our veterans, families and children. The spirit of giving is demonstrated by the generous donation of time and contributions and is representative of the Sport Clips values.

Help A Hero Scholarships

The VFW’s Sport Clips’ “Help A Hero” Scholarship program has contributed some $6.5 million to the VFW since 2013, with its primary focus on funding scholarships for service members and veterans working toward finishing their education and taking the next steps in their post-military careers. By providing scholarships for use at post-secondary schools, including trade schools, our goal is to make the transition from a military career to the civilian workforce a little easier. From degrees in law, medicine, business, education, engineering and many more, these men and women share a common desire to make a
difference as civilians.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

In 2016, Sport Clips Haircuts proudly signed on as St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s first national sponsor, committing to give more than $1 million dollars in support of childhood cancer research over the next three years. Since then Sport Clips joined the fight against cancer in local communities by assisting in raising funds for childhood cancer research while also supporting and hosting local shave events. In 2019, the brand agreed to another three-year, $1 million commitment to St. Baldrick’s to continue to support their cancer research funding. Learn more about St. Baldrick’s by visiting their website, and join us in supporting their important mission! Whether you want to host a St. Baldrick’s signature head-shaving event in your community, or “brave the shave” yourself, there are many ways to get involved!

Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation

Sport Clips is the primary sponsor for Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans. Through donations, and with its all-volunteer group, including the pilots who provide the flights, the foundation provides once-in-a-lifetime “Dream Flights” to veterans, many of whom served during WWII, in a Boeing Stearman biplane, the same aircraft used to train many military aviators in the late thirties and early forties. AADF hosts between 800 to 1,000 flights each year, covering the majority of the United States.

American Red Cross

Since September 2015, Sport Clips has supported the American Red Cross Blood Services through its annual Saving Lives Never Looked So Good! Campaign. During September, presenting donors receive a coupon for a free haircut that can be redeemed at participating Sport Clips locations. It’s our way of saying thank you to the hundreds of thousands of blood and platelet donors around the country. Through our continued commitment to the Red Cross, Sport Clips’ Team Members and clients understand the need for blood and platelets never goes away, and is often drastically increased when disasters strike. For more information on lifesaving blood donations please consider Giving the Gift of Life.


Sport Clips Racing

Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing and IndyCar’s Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan.

Sport Clips is in its 11th season in 2019 as a partner with Joe Gibbs Racing, with Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin driving for Sport Clips. Jones drove the No. 20 Toyota Camry in his quest for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, while Hamlin drove the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Darlington Raceway.

Sebastien Bourdais campaigned his second season for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan and his 14th in Indy cars during the 2019 IndyCar Series season.







#20: Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Sport Clips

#20: Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Sport Clips Throwback wins

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