New Clovis Sport Clips provides men’s haircuts in unique sports-themed environment


Sport Clips is located inside the Buchanan Crossroads East shopping center on Herndon and Fowler avenues in Clovis. (Photo by Ron Sundquist/Clovis Roundup)

By Johnny Martin | Reporter

Gentlemen, have you ever wanted to get your haircut but the “big game” was about to come on? With a Sport Clips location now open in Clovis, you can catch the game and get a haircut at the same time.

With over 1,700 stores, Sport Clips decided it was time for a Clovis location. With the recent Buchanan Crossroads East shopping center development opening up on Herndon and Fowler avenues a few months ago, it was the perfect location for a Sport Clips.

“The owner was looking for new locations and he checked out certain spots but then he knew this [shopping center] was coming up so he knew there would be a spot available and with everything around us it’s a perfect location,” Manager Nicole Kvalevog said.

With the theme centered around sports, Sport Clips’ main target is men. With a clientele of 90 percent men and children, the focus is on pampering males.

“The founder of Sport Clips, him and his wife owned a Regis [salon], and he noticed that men had to wait and smell all the chemicals so he thought of something men would want and thought of something men would like,” Kvalevog said. “A theme he could do and he knew men like sports so he combined the two and opened his first location in ‘93 in Texas.”

When you get a haircut at a Sport Clips location, you check in at one of their kiosks at the front counter and your name then goes on the scoreboard with your estimated wait time. Once it’s your turn to step up to the plate you have a variety of services to choose from but the premiere option that Sport Clips is known for is the MVP experience. The MVP option includes a haircut, wash, steam towel, scalp massage, and even a shoulder massage.

The services are designed to pamper men without them having to smell any chemicals.

“We’re not not going to do a woman if she was to walk in, our focus is just centered around men,” Kvalevog added. “Men don’t like to wait and women like their hair all blown out and curled and their hair done, which would take us a little longer. But men like to just come in and get their haircut, watch some sports and go home without having to wait, so we don’t target women too much.”

SportClips is also involved with the community, putting a focus on charity work but also on supporting military and first responders.

“On Veterans day, all vets can come in and get a free MVP experience and we also offer them a VFW card with discounts and then we have an all-star card for all our military, firefighters, police officers, and with that they get a discount on our services,” Kvalevog said. “We also do St. Baldrick’s, I know that just passed but we’ll go out and do haircuts so we do different events outside of work.”

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