Heads Above the Rest
Regis Corporation, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the beauty industry's global leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education. The Company owns, franchises or holds ownership interests in nearly 10,000 worldwide locations.
Regis' corporate and franchise locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, Sassoon Salon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts and SmartStyle. In addition, Regis also maintains ownership interests in Roosters Men's Grooming Center and Empire Education Group in the U.S. as well as MY Style concepts in Japan. System-wide, these and other concepts are located in North America, Europe and Asia.
Regis offers a wide range of haircare services including haircuts, styling and coloring, as well as a wide selection of nationally recognized professional haircare products.
The Regis Story
What began as one hair salon over 90 years ago has grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation committed to making people look and feel beautiful.
In 1922, Paul and Florence Kunin opened Kunin Beauty Salon, which quickly expanded into a chain of value-priced salons located in department stores. Their son Myron bought the chain in 1958 and changed the company name to Regis. Myron saw the retail trend move toward the convenience of mall shopping and began to move the salons out of department stores to freestanding operations in enclosed shopping malls.
With the acquisition of Supercuts in 1996, Regis Corporation expanded into strip centers and street locations, and also became a major force in franchising.
During the next few years, there were numerous acquisitions as the company continued to expand in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
In 2002, Regis entered continental Europe with the acquisition of Vidal Sassoon, Jean Louis David and Saínt Algue, the most well-known salon brands in Europe.
In 2007, in order to further facilitate the growth of the beauty school business, the company merged its accredited cosmetology schools with Empire Education Group, Inc., creating the largest beauty school operator in North America. Regis maintains a 55% ownership interest in the combined company.
In 2008, Regis merged its continental European franchise salon operations with the Franck Provost Salon Group, resulting in a 30% ownership interest in the largest hair salon company inEurope.
In 2012, Regis sold their ownership interest in Provalliance, which operates salons primarily in Europe, under the brands of Jean Louis David, Franck Provost and Saint Algue.
Today, Regis Corporation is a multibillion-dollar enterprise and the global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration and cosmetology education. The Company owns, franchises or holds ownership interests in nearly 10,000 worldwide locations. Regis' corporate and franchised locations operate under such concepts such as Supercuts, Sassoon Salon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts, SmartStyle, Cost Cutters and Cool Cuts 4 Kids. In addition, Regis maintains ownership interests in Roosters Men's Grooming Center and Empire Education Group, Inc. in the U.S. and the MY Style concepts in Japan. System-wide, these and other concepts are located in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
The Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research
Creating Beautiful Communities
The Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research funds ground breaking research at nationally recognized centers. The focus of this research is on prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure. In addition, the Foundation supports institutions that assist and treat patients with breast cancer.
Since it was founded in 1994, the Foundation has raised over $11 million.
Clip for the Cure
We're particularly proud of our stylists' commitment and contributions to the fight against breast cancer. Each year, our dedicated stylists across North America participate in the Clip for the Cure. This annual event, which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, benefits The Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
Another of Regis Corporation's philanthropic efforts is our partnership with Good360, the nonprofit leader in product giving. Formerly Gifts In Kind International, Good360 was created in 1983 to help companies efficiently donate inventory to charitable organizations. Since then, Good360 has connected more than $7 billion worth of product from America’s top brands. Regis Corporation salons donate beauty and haircare products which Good360 delivers to a network of more than 35,000 charities through a variety of distribution channels. Regis is excited to be a part of this unique philanthropic opportunity. Learn more at good360.org.
Attractive career opportunities for women and men
Imagine working for Regis Corporation, the beauty industry’s global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education. A multibillion-dollar corporation, we have an impressive record of phenomenal growth and strong business performance. We’re ranked among the top 50 publicly traded companies in Minnesota. In 2002, Regis Corporation debuted on the Fortune 1000 list and is now ranked #817.
In 2007, Regis merged its accredited cosmetology schools with the Empire Education Group, based in Pennsylvania. This new enterprise creates the largest provider of cosmetology education in North America, with over 100 locations in 20 states educating approximately 10,000 graduates per year, a merger that will double the number of beauty school graduates available to us, an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time
New leaders who truly care about stylists. Many different brands, there is a salon brand for everyone. Career growth opportunity that is unmatched in the salon industry.
It takes time to overcome some negative repution issues. Past stylist negative experiences or opinions. Brand reputation. This is a great place to work again, if people will recognize the change.
Advice to Management
Simplify pay to commission based plans only, creating an easier to understand pay approach for all stylists. Pay managers to lead, not just for production.
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I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Regis Corporation.
Zoomed through an interview with recruiter and hr. I was told by both parties that I was EXACTLY the person they have been looking for. Vp was another story. He couldn't answer even basic answers about benefits. He couldn't answer even basic questions about operations. He even tried to get me to think that a salon near me that NEVER has clients makes a million dollars. He told me that stylist make 6 figures. Looking online it was all a lie. In way, I am glad I didn't get the job after the experience and the reviews I read online.
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Regis is hair, there, and everywhere. The world's largest operator of hair salons, Regis owns, franchises, or has an interest in some 12,700 salons and hair restoration centers (three-fourths of which are in North America). Formats range from mall-based to strip mall to locations inside Wal-Marts. Regis salons operate under the company banner as well as Supercuts, Sassoon, MasterCuts, and Hair Club for Men and Women, among others. The salons also sell hair care products (accounting for about 20% of sales). Internationally, Regis owns about 440 locations in the UK and ...