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Last updated: February 07, 2019

Here’s How Sport Clips Celebrated Its 25th Anniversary At The National Huddle

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Sport Clips CEO and Founder Gordon B. Logan

Sport Clips Celebrates 25th Anniversary At 2018 National Huddle

It’s an annual, four-day event for Sport Clips, but this year’s National Huddle was a major one as 3,000 managers, coaches, area developers, team leaders and stylists invaded San Antonio to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary! From business-focused education and high-energy breakout sessions to the annual “The Look” competition, here’s a peek at what went down at the 2018 National Huddle. 


“The Look” Competition


Each year, six Sport Clips stylists compete on stage to showcase their haircutting skills and creativity as part of “The Look” competition. However, this year was split in to two days. On Sunday night, the stylists—Morgan Furgerson, Yanet Garcia, Jerrica Gubler, Shay Hodges, Bonnie Holloway and Erika Remers—had 15 minutes to complete most of their cut while the judges watched their techniques.


Then, the Monday morning general session kicked off by giving the stylists 5 minutes to finish their cut and style while the judges observed and all 3,000 attendees cheered them on. Click here to find out who won “The Look” 2018!


Haircuts With Heart


A big part of the National Huddle involves taking time to acknowledge major Sport Clips achievements from the past year while celebrating the company’s many charitable endeavors. During the general session on Monday, Sport Clips CEO and Founder Gordon B. Logan took the stage to announce that they raised more than $5 million for the Haircuts With Heart program, which will go toward VFW scholarships for active service men and women as well as veterans who are transitioning to civilian careers.


“I want to talk about and emphasize the importance of our charitable efforts and giving back to our community,” said Gordon. “This is one of the foundations of our culture, and we have created such a wonderful environment and all of you made it possible for us to do so many wonderful things to help so many people.” 


Opening Keynotes & Speaker Showcase

Special Guest John Paul DeJoria with Gordon B. Logan and Edward Logan.


The lineup of speakers for the 2018 National Huddle was stacked! From individual breakout sessions to general session segments, each speaker offered valuable business and life advice to the 3,000 attendees.  

  • Special guest Paul Mitchell Co-Founder John Paul DeJoria shared his story alongside Gordon and Sport Clips COO Edward Logan on Monday morning.


  • Jabez LeBret, a business writer for Forbes CMO Network, discussed ways to bridge the generational gap while sharing key tips for working with millennials.


  • Paul Mitchell VP of Key Customer Relationships Stephanie Kocielski talked to attendees about the key performance indicators that will keep them balanced for success. 


  • GIBS Grooming Director of Education Danny Amorim offered his tips for success while sharing how to find the balance between disciplined and creativity.


  • Guest speaker, Steve LeFever, author of “Profit Mastery: Knowledge-Driven Financial Performance” had his own breakout session on Sunday for Sport Clips area developers, coaches, team leaders and area managers.


  • Closing speaker Mark Sato, a Master Practitioner for the Wiseman Group conducts keynotes that are specifically geared toward business owners, making him the ideal speaker to close out the 2018 National Huddle.



Cutting Workshop With Hattori Hanzo 


“The Look” competition also has a student edition and part of their winning package includes a hands-on training workshop with a Hattori Hanzo educator. This year, Hattori Hanzo National Educator Casey Terramoccia (@caseys_cuts_nj) taught the student winners—Rica ArenasAldo BarraganSage BottHannah Kacere and Marion Joe—how to create a classic pompadour.


Break Out Sessions

GIBS Grooming’s @thejoebarber, @successaddict and @mrrazorsharp413 had a full room for each of their breakout sessions.


Of course, it wouldn’t be a Sport Clips Huddle without the breakout sessions, and there were a lot for attendees to choose from all four days. Breakout sessions lasted about 45 minutes and typically had more attendees while the mini-sessions were only about 20 minutes long but were designed to be very educational in a shorter amount of time.


From social media and strategic posting to men’s cuts and business-focused presentations, each session was led by major players in the business and hair industries, like Sport Clips Artistic Team Advisor Julian Perlingiero, Sport Clips Director of Marketing, Digital Services Chad Jordan, Paul Mitchell Art Director Jason Reyes and Insta-famous barbers like @fernthebarber and @megthebarber.

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