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|Traded as||NYSE: RGS|
|Headquarters||Edina, Minnesota, U.S.; stores throughout North America and Europe|
|Revenue||US$4.5 billion USD (2006)|
Number of employees
|53,000 stylists (2005)|
Regis Corporation is the largest hair salon chain in the world, with over 11,000 salons (including both company-owned and franchises) and is listed on the Fortune 1000. It has its headquarters in Edina, Minnesota.
Its namesake is Regis Salons, and it also owns the chains Carlton Hair International in Southern California, Images Salon in Las Vegas, NV, Michael of the Carlyle in Colorado Springs, and Denver, CO, City Looks, Famous Hair, Best Cuts, Saturday's, HCUK, Supercuts, Pro-Cuts, Hair Crafters, Magicuts, MasterCuts, Borics Hair, Hair by Stewarts, SmartStyle, Cost Cutters, TGF Hair Salon, HairMasters, Style America, Holiday Hair and Mia & Maxx Hair Studio mostly in the United States, First Choice Haircutters based in Canada, and Vidal Sassoon, Jean Louis David, and Saint Algue based in Europe. In 2005 the company acquired Hair Club for Men and Women. In 2012, Regis sold Hair Club to the Japanese wigmaker Aderans. The company recently sold all of its beauty schools to Empire Beauty School.
On January 10, 2006, Regis Corporation announced it would acquire the Sally Beauty Company business of Alberto-Culver. Sally has 2,419 Sally Beauty Supply stores and 822 Beauty Systems Group stores. However, on April 5, 2006, Alberto-Culver terminated the merger agreement and later Sally was spun off as a separate company.
Regis's biggest successful mergers are Sassoon and HCUK, bringing two new names to Regis, Sassoon (Vidal Sassoon) an upper class, very famous chain throughout Europe, and HCUK, formerly part of the Hair Cuttery chain. They also sell DESIGNLINE haircare products (2004) as well.