Sport Clips offers triple haircut option

Photo by: Chad Kenney

Isaac Carrasco

 

Sport Clips sets itself apart from other hair salons by catering specifically to sports fans, offering customers sports-themed haircuts and multiple TVs with a variety of games being played.

Sport Clips, located off Brannen Street in the same shopping center as Your Pie and Nikko Express, calls its haircuts the “Varsity,” the “Triple Play” and the “MVP treatment.”

“Guys can get pampered like girls can with the MVP treatment. It includes a hot steamed towel on your face while getting a precise haircut and shampoo in your hair. Then we give a relaxing neck and shoulder message,” Shelvy Dunn, store manager, said.

The MVP treatment costs $22 and is what makes this hair salon unique, Dunn said.

“Besides the MVP special there is the Triple Play that costs $20. The Triple play includes the haircut, a hot steamed towel and a scalp message,” Dunn said.

The basic haircut, the Varsity, is being offered at a discounted price of $12 until Oct. 21 and will cost $17 afterward, Dunn said.

“You don’t have to make an appointment, you can just walk in, and we’ll take care of you,” Jim Clifton, owner of Sport Clips, said.

The special treatments are not the only thing that makes Sport Clips unique.

“There are flat screen TVs on the walls so that guys can watch football, basketball or baseball games,” Dunn said.

The owner of Sport Clips lives in Statesboro, and to have a location here in town was his choice.

“I talked with the marketing guy for this Sport Clips location to think of future sponsors for Georgia Southern sports teams. We do however sponsor NASCAR drivers Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin. Were also a large contributor to the Veterans of Foreign War programs,” Clifton said.

A discount program will get Sport Clips involved with the community and the university, Clifton said.

“Every third client is a GSU student and we average about 40-45 clients per week,” Dunn said.

“I really enjoyed my first haircut. It was a great all-around experience, and I’m definitely coming back,” Yakov Savitskiy, multimedia communications major, said.

Josh Mackrill, sophomore anthropology major, said, “When I walked inside, I noticed Sport Clips looked so retro. They give you a great message, and I’m always content with my haircut.”