Sport Clips Haircuts, a successful hair care franchise that makes it good to be a guy and has over 1,000 locations throughout the U.S, announces today that after six months of prep work, it is ready to open its first Canadian franchised store. On Friday, March 1st, 2013 the first Canadian store opened in Burlington, Ontario with plans to open at least three more throughout the city.
“After a year and a half of market research and planning, we’re very excited to open the first store!” said Peter Kowal, President and COO of the Master Franchisor, Sport Clips Canada. “We wanted to start in a tight-knit community where we can work closely with local organizations and Burlington was a perfect fit for that. We expect the store to do very well there and have plans to open more in the area. We look forward to demonstrating to the community that a sports-themed hair salon for men and boys is what the city has been missing.”
In addition to Burlington, Sport Clips Canada currently has 26 more stores under contract to open throughout Ontario and British Columbia, verifying its rapid expansions across the country. The Master Franchisor plans on opening 50 stores within the next three years, 100 stores in five years and 200 stores in ten years. Kowal, a native of Canada and very experienced franchise executive, has been coaching both franchisors and franchisees in the U.S. and Canada for over 20 years and is uniquely positioned to drive Sport Clips' growth throughout the country.
Sport Clips offers Canadian owner/investor opportunities in 3-packs ($49,500 CDN), 5-packs ($69,500 CDN) or 10-packs ($129,500 CDN), with the goal of becoming the leading men's and boys' hair provider in each market developed. Sport Clips Canada is also a member of the Canadian Franchise Association.