Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.
Tell us about your business.
I started working full time as a hairdresser in 1996, love what I do for a living, and enjoy making my clients feel special when they are in my salon. I was born and raised in the UK and try to travel back "home" as often as I can to see family and friends and also catch up on the latest hair designs and techniques, which will work their way over to the states. Continuing education is always a must. I was able to work in a salon last year in the UK for several days, which I found fun. I also have been told I have a dry humor.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We have magazines and can always offer clients a cup of coffee.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started coloring my mother's hair when I was 8 years old, and I guess hairdressing started to develop from there. When I was a student at Oxford, I was always cutting everyone's hair, and this continued after I returned to Texas. I have always had a passion for hair and how it looks, feels, and what suits a person's face and personality. One day, I just signed up for beauty school and got my license and have enjoyed what I do for a living.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
When they can't keep their hands out of their hair after I have finished, and the big smile they give me when I am done. It's also nice when they refer me to their friends and family.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Haircut and color
Brands Used: Redken, Matrix, and Silk Infusion
Most Popular Service: Body contouring
Brands Used: Vanish, Exilis Elite Skin Tightening and VelaShape 3
Minimum Age Requirement: 14
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Relax and enjoy quality services and great hospitality
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Working within my profession allows me to help enhance others' quality of life. I enjoy meeting the clients and helping ease their anxiety with affordable and manageable body care solutions.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We are convienently located in the Watters Creek Shopping Center, so you can enjoy a great moment at Le Moulin Rouge Spa and do some shopping at the same time. There are many great restaurants and retail stores in the shopping center for all to enjoy.
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