Friday, October 19th, 2018

Join Rhoda Olsen, vice chair of Great Clips, Inc, as she takes you behind the scenes of one of the largest, most successful hair franchising systems in North America. Hear straight from senior leaders about challenges they tackle as a mega franchisor, discover some of their secrets to supporting a large franchise system and experience one of their regional training centers and understand how they continue to scale sustainably.

This opportunity is unique, as unlike the ISBN annual conference, we will be on-site at one of our member locations. Here you and your colleagues will get the chance to interact with the leadership team from Great Clips Head Office, and also see how they support their franchise clusters around the nation.

Take it all in, ask all the questions you can and pack in a full day of inspiration before you head home with your list of inspiration.


Thursday, October 18th, 2018




Check-In Check into the Aria Resort & Casino just off the strip in Las Vegas (or go rogue with your favorite Vegas hotel) and get ready to mingle.
Welcome Reception Meet up for a quick drink at the Aria (location TBD). Pickup your agenda for the tour and meet up with your touring companions. 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Friday, October 19th




Pickup at Aria Resort & Casino Grab your coffee, your camera’s and your fanny packs and jump onboard the ISBN shuttle, with Rhoda Olsen as your tour guide. Bus will pickup in the Aria North Valet and departs at 9:45AM. 9:30AM
Site Tour – Great Clips Las Vegas Get a visual of a local Great Clips salon and walk through with one of the founding members of the mega franchise. Hear from Rhoda how they evolved their concept. 10:15AM
Site Tour – Regional Training Center Hop off at one of the regional training hubs for Great Clips where they service and support their franchisees. 11:15AM
Lunch Mingle with leadership from Great Clips and brainstorm topics for exploration later in session. 11:45AM
Workshops Gain in-depth knowledge straight from the top as senior leaders from Great Clips head office walk you through their infamous systems and current franchising considerations. 1:00PM
Closing Discussions True to the ISBN spirit, Rhoda and her team welcome you to launch questions at them for open format discussions and candid conversations. 3:00PM
Debrief & Reception After being returned to the hotel after your day of touring, we’ll meet-up for a final dinner and cocktail hour to discuss the day’s take-aways with your fellow ISBN members and your new friends from the Great Clips team. Location TBD. 3:45PM


Most tour attendees will be staying at the Aria Resort & Casino with a negotiated rate starting at $159-$209 per night, reserve this rate before September 17th to get the special rate!

Book at Aria

Please note that the cut-off date for the ISBN rate is September 17, 2018.

September is a popular (and beautiful) time of year to visit the area, so make sure to book in early to get the best rates!

Tickets for the Tour

Registration is as low as $200 per person and includes:

  • Materials during the workshops
  • Lunch and dinner on the day of the tour
  • Transportation during the site visits

Hotel is not included, so please ensure you reserve your hotel in advance to get the best rates.

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