Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, and SalonUltimate, the salon industry’s top software provider, announce a 7-year partnership, during which SalonUltimate, powered by BookedBy, will continue to be the exclusive provider of point-of-sale, store operations and online check-in software to Sport Clips’ 1,900-store system.
“Sport Clips and SalonUltimate have been working together since 2016 to build the most reliable, easiest-to-use, best-in-class software with the most intuitive interface for the salon, spa and men’s haircut space,” says Sean Maney, founder and CEO of SalonUltimate. “We perfected online check-in, contactless checkout, walk-in wallboard and check-in kiosk. Our continued focus is to provide the best product for our customers. We are grateful to the Sport Clips team for showing their confidence in us with this 7-year exclusive contract.”
Sport Clips was the first hair care franchise business with a presence in all 50 states and Canada. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023, Sport Clips was once again named a top 30 franchise in the annual Entrepreneur “Franchise 500” ranking this year.
“Sport Clips and SalonUltimate have merged two best-in-class teams to develop and execute a roadmap to build the most sophisticated, practical, functional system for multi-unit businesses, especially for the salon, spa and barbershop vertical,” adds Edward Logan, CEO and president of Sport Clips. “Sport Clips is excited to deliver stability and business-driven functionality to help our franchisees drive their profitability. We are also very focused on enhancing the Championship Haircut Experience for Sport Clips’ clients through the holistic digital experience and by using digital to further client convenience.”
In addition, SalonUltimate, powered by BookedBy, offers best-in-class customer support, thanks to a highly trained, humanpowered support team. The help-line is always answered by a real person—not a chatbot or AI. SalonUltimate’s Software as a Service solution provides the industry’s highest reliability. The company also provides state-of-the-art security features,
including biometric authentication, timed logout and geofencing.
About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, offers online check in for clients, and ranks #30 in the Entrepreneur “Franchise 500” for 2023 and is listed in Franchise Direct’s 2021 “Top 100 Global Franchises.” There are almost 1,900 Sport Clips stores open in the United States and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a 2021 Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser, which has contributed $13 million to the VFW; has a national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and supports other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing team and SRX Racing, and partners with other NCAA and
professional sports teams.
About SalonUltimate, powered by BookedBy
SalonUltimate develops and distributes Software as a Service for the salon, spa and barbershop industry and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company’s enterprise system provides an all-in-one solution for multi-unit salon, spa and barbershop businesses. In addition to Sport Clips, SalonUltimate customers include Perfect Look, Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids, Just for Him, Zona Salons, Diesel Barbershops, Acapello Aveda Salons and many more. BookedBy is the online appointment and walk-in queuing engine that separates SalonUltimate from the competition. With BookedBy, SalonUltimate’s customers enhance the value of the customer experience while increasing employee productivity.
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