Hall of Fame Podcast - Tommy Callahan - Sport Clips Hall of Fame Podcast
This episode is with Tommy Callahan. With 52 years in the salon industry, Tommy Callahan’s resume is impressive. A long-time vice president of worldwide education for John Paul Mitchell Systems, Callahan has also been an owner of a John Paul Mitchell school in Memphis, Tennessee and even did a stint as an advisor to the photography department of a prominent magazine publication.
Callahan is a well-respected thought leader in the haircare industry. Sport Clips Haircuts Founder and CEO Gordon Logan knew that to be the best he needed to consult the best, so he sought out Callahan to advise on the creation of the stylist training systems for his emerging brand.
The Sport Clips team worked with Callahan to develop the brand’s signature All Star Haircutting System prior to opening the first Sport Clips in 1993, based on a system that Callahan had developed for full-service salons. This system and its unmatched coaching system both set Sport Clips apart in its industry.
In this podcast, Tommy explains how he got connected with Gordon Logan and Sport Clips in the early 90's, and also shares some of the greatest memories from his decades spent in the haircare industry.