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    October 17, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          
    CONTACT:    Jerry Holmes
    Phone:         616-890-3404

    Great Clips Wants to Help You Thank a Veteran 
    Great Clips is on a mission to help all Americans say ‘Thank you’ on Veterans Day.

    Grand Rapids (Oct. 11, 2016) — Great Clips salons across the nation—including Grand Rapids and all of west Michigan Great Clips—are showing appreciation for Veterans by giving all Great Clips customers a way to thank those who've served or are serving in the U.S. military. 

    On Nov. 11, all non-veteran customers who get a service at Allendale Great Clips salon get a free haircut card they can give to a veteran as a thank you. Limit one card per customer, while supplies last.

    Veterans and active service members get either a free haircut or a free haircut card to use later. The cards can be redeemed for a free haircut from Nov. 12 to Dec. 31, 2016 at any U.S. Great Clips salon with proof of military service.

    Now in its forth consecutive year, Great Clips’ “You Can Thank a Veteran” promotion has provided over half a million free haircuts for military members and veterans.

    “Great Clips realizes there is no amount of gratitude we can show to the men and women who have served our country. Providing them with a great haircut is a simple, yet meaningful, way everyone can show appreciation for all veterans and service members have done for us,” says Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen, whose husband is a Vietnam veteran. “We invite everyone to visit Great Clips on Veterans Day to purchase a service and pick up a free haircut card to pass on to a veteran—whether a family member, neighbor, colleague or just someone they know is a veteran—to show their appreciation.” 

    “Many of us know at least one veteran, even if we don’t know much about their service,” says Linda Holmes, Great Clips franchisee owner, who’s 93 year old father, George Davis is a World War II Air Force veteran.  “This Veterans Day, consider asking a veteran about their service—how long they served, what job they had, and what their service meant to them. Thank that veteran with a free haircut card to express your recognition and appreciation for their service.”

     “We encourage everyone to spread the word about our Nov. 11 ‘You Can Thank a Veteran’ promotion and stop into a salon to participate,” says Terri Miller, Great Clips senior vice president of marketing and communications. “Great Clips salon owners and their stylists are proud to extend this year’s Veterans Day offer to as many veterans and service members as possible and hope to exceed the 230,000 free haircuts they provided in 2015.” 

    About Great Clips, Inc.
    Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has 4,000 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips is 100 percent franchised, and salons are owned locally by more than 1,200 franchisees across North America. Great Clips franchisees employ nearly 40,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer care system and advanced technical skills. As a walk-in salon, Great Clips provides value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments are needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. Getting a great haircut is more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check-in online, visit GreatClips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit GreatClips.com.  
    Jerry Holmes, Owner
    sonriseclippers@gmail.com, (616) 890-3404
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