Great Clips, Inc., North America’s largest single-brand hair salon franchise, welcomed 92 new franchise owners into its franchise system for 2009.

“This is a great accomplishment for our company, our franchise team, and our more than 1,100 franchise owners throughout the U.S. and Canada,” said Rob Goggins, vice president franchise development for Great Clips. “Even in this recession economy we are attracting more inquiries to our franchise opportunity due in part to our 20 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth.”

In December,, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet, released its 2010 Franchise AllStar 300 listing and once again ranked the Great Clips franchise opportunity as the top hair salon business franchise opportunity.

“When investigating hair salon franchises, prospective Great Clips franchise owners can feel confident that based on the All-Star criteria used to rank winners—franchise unit growth rate, financial strength, system size, years in business, years franchising, availability of financing, and Web (brand) visibility—our Great Clips franchise stands heads and shoulders above the rest,” said Goggins.