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Great Clips Named Official Hair Salon of Charlotte Independence

By James Thomas, 04/23/19, 4:15PM EDT


Great Clips has signed on as an official sponsor of the Charlotte Independence

Charlotte, N.C. — Queen City Soccer Club LLC announced today that Great Clips has signed on as an official sponsor of the Charlotte Independence thru 2020.

Elements of the partnership include category exclusivity, signage, broadcast, in-store promotions, print, social media, hospitality and fan interaction.

“We are beyond excited to welcome the world’s largest salon brand to the Team,” said Wade Leaphart, Independence Executive Vice President. “We’ve got some amazing sponsors helping pave the way to Memorial (Stadium) in 2021. Our main goal is to build affinity between them and our rapidly growing fanbase. As they like to say, it’s gonna be great!”

The Independence currently play at The Sportsplex at Matthews. The USL Championship club is slated to move into a revitalized American Legion Memorial Stadium, on the edge of Uptown Charlotte, in spring 2021. The 2019 season is currently underway. For more information, please visit


About Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has 4,300 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 or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit

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