Great Clips offers military haircuts on Veterans Day

Published 9:54 pm Thursday, October 31, 2013

Great Clips hair salons are offering a chance for customers to show their appreciation to the U.S. military on Veterans Day by awarding active-duty or retired members of the military a free haircut.

“The gesture is one small thank you for our veterans’ service to country,” company officials stated in a press release announcing the program.

On Nov. 11, customers who visit any U.S. Great Clips salon — including the one in the Suffolk Specialty Shops shopping center at 1201 N. Main St. — will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, any day before Dec. 31.

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“We’re honored to help the entire nation show appreciation for the men and women who have served our country,” said Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen, who is married to a Vietnam veteran.

“We invite everyone to come into a U.S. Great Clips salon on Veterans Day to purchase a service and pick up a free haircut card. Give the card to your veteran neighbor, family member or just someone you notice is a veteran to thank them for serving our country. It’s one small way to show you truly care and appreciate their service.”

“Many of our franchise owners, corporate staff and Great Clips stylists have served in the military, or have family members or customers who have served, so we are all excited to be a part of this nationwide ‘thank-you’ to our men and women in uniform,” says Terri Miller, Great Clips vice president of marketing and communications.