A history of making people look and feel beautiful.
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
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
Today, Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) is a leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education. The company owns, franchises or holds ownership interests in over 9,000 locations. Regis' corporate and franchised locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, SmartStyle, MasterCuts, Regis Salons, Sassoon Salon, Cost Cutters and First Choice Haircutters. Regis maintains ownership interests in Empire Education Group in the U.S. and the MY Style concepts in Japan.