Regis Corporation

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Regis Corporation
Kunin Beauty Salon
Traded as NYSERGS
S&P 600 Component
Industry Hair salon retail chain, beauty services
Founded Edina, Minnesota, United States (1922)
Founders Paul Kunin
Florence Kunin
Headquarters Edina, Minnesota, United States
Key people
Hugh E. Sawyer (CEO)
Products Hair cuts
Beauty products
Brands Empire Beauty Schools
Revenue DecreaseUS$1.69 billion USD (2017)
Number of employees
50,000 stylists (2014)
Divisions Carlton Hair
Michael of the Carlyle
City Looks
Famous Hair
Best Cuts
Super Cuts
Hair Crafters
Borics Hair
Hair by Stewarts
Cost Cutters
TGF Hair Salon
Style America
Mia & Maxx Hair Studio

Regis Corporation is an American operator of hair salons, and the largest such chain in the world, with over 10,000 salons (both company-owned and franchises). It has its headquarters in Edina, Minnesota.[1]

Regis, Putney Exchange, London, England

Its namesake is Regis Salons, and it also owns the chains Carlton Hair 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 US, First Choice Haircutters 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.[2] 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 is based in Edina, Minnesota and was founded in 1922 by Paul and Florence Kunin as Kunin Beauty Salon, and renamed Regis in 1958 by their son Myron who acquired the chain.

A HairMasters location in Hillsboro, Oregon

Regis's biggest successful merger was the acquisition of major competitor The Barbers, Hairstyling for Men & Women, Inc., which had previously brought the companies: The Cost Cutters, Family Hair Care, City Looks Salons International and We Care Hair. Other major acquisitions included Sassoon and HCUK. Regis sells Designline hair care products (2004) as well.


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Regis Corporation. Retrieved on January 26, 2011.
  2. ^ M&A: June 17, 2012

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