Who We Are

About Us

Starting in 2021 Sara Sutherland and Melanie Elliott became the operating partners for the organization. Sara started as a stylist in 2000 with Great Clips. She has been working in the business since then and managed the very first location ever opened in East Tennessee back in 2003. Melanie has been with the organization since 2010 and manages the home office. Together with a senior leadership team of 6 General Managers, an Assistant Director of Operations, and a Talent and Education Manager we support over 50 locations in East and Middle Tennessee as well Bowling Green, Ky.

We also believe in giving back to the community. Every year we do a charity event for East TN Childrens Hospital at the TN Valley Fair and raise thousands of dollars in donations. We also participate in the Childrens Miracle Network balloon campaign every year.

Our Culture

Be Great!

We are a family run business. Because of that we focus on creating a salon family culture. We want everyone to feel comfortable, happy and cared for.

We focus on kindness and doing what’s in the best interest of our team. We want them to be successful in their career with Great Salons as well as their personal life. We focus on growing people in the organization and creating opportunities for them.

We also love our customers and want them to feel that way. We work to be there and available for our customers when they need us. We provide ongoing education to our stylists to ensure they get the service they deserve.

We feel that community and being involved is very important. We want to give back. We participate in several charity events. Help out with fundraisers and events that are important in the communities that we serve.

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Community Giveback

A Few of Our Partners