Owner Darryl Keeports goes from running a financial services team to running with scissors.

After 25 years in the finance industry, Darryl Keeports swapped his corner office for a hair salon. Keeports is opening a Great Clips hair salon in Middletown, just in time for the holiday season.

The new salon will have its grand opening Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 a.m. The salon is located on U.S. Route 301 in Westown, near Aldi’s and next to Starbucks.

The salon will offer $4.99 haircuts during the first few weeks of operation. Afterwards, normal pricing will be $15 or less for high quality haircuts.

In 2009, Keeports successfully opened his first hair salon in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with no prior experience operating a small business. He quickly realized his passion for his new career path and industry. The Middletown salon is his second location in Delaware, following his north Wilmington salon which opened in 2011.

Keeports is thrilled to bring convenient, affordable, and quality haircuts to Middletown.

“I’ve always been a big believer in convenience and value, and with Great Clips I’m able to provide my customers with both," said Keeports. "We offer great prices and are open seven days a week, and no appointment is needed. You can’t beat that!”

The salon will be open daily, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Great Clips

Great Clips is the largest hair salon brand and franchise in the United States, with more than 4,400 locations across all 50 states. Great Clips was founded in 1982 and now employs almost 40,000 stylists. Men, women, and children are able to receive quality haircuts on their schedule, and senior citizens are eligible for a discount. Open seven days a week, Great Clips offers convenient, quick, and affordable haircuts.

To learn more about Great Clips, see the website https://www.greatclips.com/salons/1773