Conair Corporation

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Conair Corporation
Founded 1959
Headquarters East Windsor, New Jersey, USA
Key people

Leandro Rizzuto (CEO and owner)), Ronald T. Diamond (President)

industry = Appliances, personal care
Products Small Appliances, personal care
Revenue $2 billion (2010) [1]
Number of employees
4000 (2010) [1]

Babyliss SARL

Brands = Cuisinart, Waring, Rusk, Jheri Redding, Babyliss, Scunci, Allegro, Interplak, TravelSmart, Conair Hospitality, Conair Pet, Pollenex

Conair Corporation is a private US-based multinational corporation which sells small appliances, personal care products, and health and beauty products for both professionals and consumers. It was founded in 1959 and has since expanded to include ten product divisions.[2]


Leandro Rizzuto's father founded Conair in 1959 in his garage in Queens.[3] Conair began by selling hair rollers and then hair dryers. Conair became a public company in 1972, but went private again after a leveraged buyout in 1985.[4] The company is one of the largest producers of hair care appliances ranging from hair dryers and styling irons to its ground-breaking innovative hair curlers, Curl Secret and Miracurl stylers. Conair also manufactures a wide range of home kitchen appliances under its well-known Cuisinart and Waring brands.

Rizzuto pleaded guilty in 2002 to tax evasion associated with his tenure as chief executive officer of Conair. Rizzuto was sentenced to a prison term of 20 to 37 months. [5]

Conair acquired Cuisinart in 1989, Waring Products in 1998, and bag manufacturer Allegro in 2007.[6] Pollenex was acquired after Jarden acquired Holmes in 2005, and was rebranded as Conair Home in 2013.


Brands by division include:[2]

The Personal Care Division[edit]

  • Conair Home
  • Interplak
  • Travel Smart by Conair
  • Allegro

The Hair Goods Division[edit]

  • Scünci

The Professional Products Division[edit]

  • Rusk
  • BaBylissPRO
  • Satin Smooth
  • One 'n Only
  • ConairPRO Pet

The Cusinart Division[edit]

  • Cuisinart

The Waring Division[edit]

  • Waring

Cuisinart Resort and Spa[edit]

Cuisinart Resort and Spa is a five-star resort hotel in Rendezvous Beach, Anguilla. The resort is inspired by the Greek island of Mykonos.[1]It contains wicker furniture and Haitian paintings on the walls.[1] The formal evening restaurant of the hotel is Santorini and the informal Meditarraneo bar is by the pool. Its Venus Spa contains 16 treatment rooms and a heated Thalasso pool of seawater. The resort contains a notable hydroponic farm which is said to offer an opportunity for excellent practical training for students completing their degree or technical diploma program.[2]It contains greenhouses covering some 18,000 square feet, manufactured by Agra Tech, Inc and two ponds which are used to grow bibb lettuce.[2]

The Conair Packaging Company[edit]

Conair Appliance Manufacturing[edit]

  • Conair
  • Hair care appliances for all brands


Conair sells products in over 100 countries and has offices and subsidiaries in over 12 countries including Babyliss SARL in Paris, France.


  • Pollenex - rebranded as Conair Home in 2013

International Operations[edit]

  • BaByliss
  • Tools of Sassoon


  1. ^ a b "Conair: improving work order collaboration to reduce cost". SAP. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Corporate". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  3. ^ Elissa Gootman (2002-04-03). "Conair Founder and Executive Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion in Federal Court". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Leandro Rizzuto". Forbes. March 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  5. ^ Rosemary Schlank (2002-09-23). "Ex-CEO Gets Jail Time For Corporate Kickback Scheme". Accounting Web. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  6. ^ "Conair Corporation Acquires Allegro Manufacturing, Inc.". Appliance Magazine. 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 

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