The 10 Best Haircut Franchise Businesses in USA for 2020

| 11.09.2019
The 10 Best Haircut Franchise Businesses in USA for 2019

Updated October 7, 2020.

Haircut business has always been profitable and demanded. No matter if the country is flourishing or in crises, the citizens both men and women don’t stop spending on looking their best. The average hair salon in the USA brings the revenue of $245,000 which makes $63 billion of total annual salon revenue. Haircut Franchises deal with various services for men, women and kids. They include different concepts and creative approaches from a sports-themed environment of a barber shop to playground and video games on site of children hair salons. Find the most interesting concept and the most profitable business opportunity on our list of the Best Haircut Franchises below.

Here are the top 10 best hair salon franchise businesses in the USA

Great Clips

Founded in: 1982
Franchising since: 1983
Franchise units: 4371
Initial investment: from $136,900
Royalty Fees: 6%

One of the many reasons Great Clips has surpassed the industry competitors is due to technological innovations, which have not only lead to a more convenient and satisfying experience for customers, but has placed the company on the forefront of the future of the industry. Starting a Great Clips franchise comes with 24/7 support, not only from franchisor experienced staff and proprietary software, but the network of Great Clips owners as well. Great Clips ideal franchise candidate is someone who has the desire and time to manage a salon manager, is financially qualified, will be involved and engaged.


Fantastic Sams

Founded in: 1974
Franchising since: 1976
Franchise units: 1000
Initial investment: from $144,862
Royalty Fees: $362+ per week

Fantastic Sams offers the stability of a hair salon franchise that’s been in business for four decades with the appeal of available territories nationwide. Simple, scalable business model and flexible salon footprint work anywhere from small towns to large cities. With nearly 1,100 locations across the country, the company has instant brand-name recognition, making this an ideal time to expand into new territories. Reliable, affordable full-service salons are always in demand.


Sport Clips

Founded in: 1993
Franchising since: 1995
Franchise units: 1765
Initial investment: from $224,800
Royalty Fees: 6%

Designed to target a previously underserved market, Sport Clips caters to men and boys by providing hassle-free hairstyling in a sports-themed environment. For entrepreneurs looking to build a business, Sport Clips franchise is an easy-to-understand business model that’s simple to execute while offering something every guy needs. Enjoy greater freedom and reach your personal and financial goals growing a business on your terms that will always be in demand and has recurring revenue.


Supercuts

Founded in: 1975
Franchise since: 1979
Franchise units: 2509
Initial investments: from $151,370
Royalty Fees: 6%

Supercuts is a salon-industry leader in haircare services, with over 38 million guest visits per year for haircutting, hair-color services and more. As a Supercuts franchisee, the first thing you should know about running a hair care franchise is that you don't need to know anything about hair. The professional stylists you hire will handle that, and stay on the cutting edge thanks to ongoing education they will receive from Regis Corporation. Your only objective is running your business with precision.


Cost Cutters

Founded in: 1982
Franchising since: 1982
Franchise units: 373
Initial investment: from $29,500
Royalty Fees: 6%

The Cost Cutters franchise is a leader in the value-salon sector offering expertly trained stylists who provide hairstyles at affordable prices without the need for an appointment. The Cost Cutters hair salon concept responds to a universal desire: to get more, pay less and save time. The company provides franchisees with a comprehensive system of business training, stylist education, site approval, lease negotiation, professional marketing, promotion and advertising programs, and additional types of support designed to help you build a successful business.


Snip-Its

Founded in: 1995
Franchising since: 2003
Franchise units: 62
Initial investment: from $144,770
Royalty Fees: 6%

Snip-its franchise is the fastest growing children's salon in the United States and offers memorable branding, proven systems and comprehensive support. Snip-its has changed the dynamic of children's hair care by turning what has traditionally been considered a mundane and often unpleasant experience into a fun-filled adventure. Like every franchise opportunity, Snip-its will provide all the systems, training and support you will need to be a successful franchisee.


Roosters Men's Grooming Center

Founded in: 1999
Franchising since: 2002
Franchise units: 86
Initial investment: from $173,750
Royalty Fees: 4 - 6%

Regis Corporation (the parent company of Roosters MGC) is one of the largest franchised haircare companies in the beauty industry. Roosters is uniquely positioned in the "sensible middle" between overpriced independent salons that focus primarily on women and the discounters that provide a no-frills experience and compete on price. The company provides franchisees with a comprehensive system of business training, stylist education, site approval, lease negotiation, professional marketing, promotion and advertising programs, and additional types of support designed to help you build a successful business.


First Choice Haircutters

Founded in: 1980
Franchising since: 1980
Franchise units: 205
Initial investment: from $163,880
Royalty Fees: 5 - 7%

A strong brand name is a sign of a strong opportunity, and First Choice Haircutters franchise is Canada’s most recognized name in salons. Celebrating 30 years of service, First Choice Haircutters offers an ideal business opportunity in the salon services. When you operate a First Choice Haircutters, you have automatically invested in an established brand with a built-in customer base. Prior to the opening of a franchise, the franchisee must enroll in and complete a training course. The training period is 4 or 5 days, and there is no fee for this training.


V's Barbershop

Founded in: 1999
Franchising since: 2005
Franchise units: 36
Initial investment: from $196,700
Royalty Fees: 5 - 3.5%

V’s Barbershop enjoys massive demand for an upscale, stylish, traditional men’s grooming establishment. V's barbers provide traditional and short hair cuts, as well as contemporary men's haircut styles. As a V's Barbershop franchisee, you will receive training on all aspects of operating the barbershop from pre-opening, operating and employee training. V's has created comprehensive, detailed manuals with step-by-step instructions on everything from how to select a site, how to hire and pay barbers to V's distinguished approach to hair cuts, shaves and facials.


Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Founded in: 1994
Franchising since: 1994
Franchise units: 82
Initial investment: from $130,000
Royalty Fees: 5%

Experiencing a Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids haircut is an interactive experience. Our unique store design includes an in-store playground and video games, which set us apart from other children hair salons. With our fantasy chairs that are only available to Cookie Cutter franchisees, our system is designed to keep children coming back again and again. Our business model has been fine tuned to offer our franchisees and operators the benefit of keeping our cost-to-open low, and our on-going fees lower than others in the marketplace.


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