Students & Scholarships


We couldn't call ourselves GREAT without the schools that develop great cosmetologists or barbers and grow the industry. GCAZ is proud to partner with schools to shape and change lives in the cosmetology industry. GCAZ loves to connect with schools to offer high-quality technical and career-oriented presentations, which include skill-building, best-practice videos, guides and live demos.

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Internship Program

The purpose of the GCAZ Internship Program is to provide students in the hair industry opportunities for learning outside of their academic setting.

As an intern you will have the opportunity to practice skills you have learned while in school while enhancing those skills, obtain the perspective of a salon work environment, and benefit from a mentor’s experience and advice.  It is our goal to help prepare candidates for their futures in the beauty industry!

GCAZ Glimpse Program

See why our stylists LOVE to work in our GCAZ Great Clips salons through the GCAZ Glimpse program.

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Do you know a student who is ready to be great? At Great Clips, we encourage you to show the world what you’re all about. To make it easier, Great Clips, Inc. provides over $100,000 in scholarships to cosmetology and barbering students each year! Eligible students can apply for a scholarship valued up to $5,000. Open all year to apply. Stay updated by signing up for our Stylisthood e-newsletter!

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The Great Clips Academy is a blended learning program, combines online learning and high-energy in-person or live virtual sessions

Topics covered include:

  • Getting Started at Great Clips
  • Delivering a Great Customer Experience
  • Furthering Your Technical Advantage
  • Growing with Great Clips


Great Clips has many educational programs to continue your training.

Programs included:

  • Great Clips University (GCU)
  • Leading Excellence and Developing Staff (LEADS)
  • GM to Leader
  • Advanced Techniques and Trends
  • Shear Artistry

Are you a cosmetology or barber student who's ready to jump-start your career? Join a locally owned Great Clips salon team and they will help you develop your skills and gain essential salon experience.