May 10, 2012 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS – Regis Franchise, a division of Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS), the global leader in the $160 billion haircare industry, increased its franchisee base while current franchisees opened more than 20 salons in the company’s fiscal third quarter, January through March 2012. Regis Franchise welcomed 12 entrepreneurs who will operate Regis Franchise salon concepts, including the successful Supercuts and Roosters Men’s Grooming Center brands.
Additionally, existing Regis franchisees representing multiple salon brands opened 23 new locations in 15 states and provinces: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and British Columbia, Canada.
“We’re pleased but not surprised by the ongoing interest with our salon brands,” said Kurt Landwehr, vice president, Regis franchise development. “Franchising is a terrific option for anyone looking for a career change or who wants a way to supplement their current profession. The haircare industry is recession-resistant, defies technological obsolescence and is relevant in every community.”
Regis Corporation (Regis Corp.) first became a major force in franchising in 1996. Today, with over 2,000 doors, Regis Corp. has more franchised locations than anyone else in the beauty industry.
Regis Corporation has more franchised locations than anyone in the beauty industry. In North America, successful franchised concepts include Supercuts (consistently ranked as the #1 hair salon franchise in the U.S.), Cost Cutters, First Choice Haircutters and Pro-Cuts. Regis Franchise provides a comprehensive system of business training, stylist education, site approval and lease negotiation, professional marketing, promotion and advertising programs, and additional types of support designed to help entrepreneurs build a successful business. Find expert tips and franchising advice at BusinessStyle.RegisFranchise.com. More information is at RegisFranchise.com, SupercutsFranchise.com and Facebook.com/RegisFranchise.
Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) is the beauty industry's global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education. As of March 31, 2012, the Company owned, franchised or held ownership interests in approximately 12,700 worldwide locations. Regis' corporate and franchised locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, Sassoon Salon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts, SmartStyle, Cost Cutters, Cool Cuts 4 Kids and Hair Club for Men and Women. In addition, Regis maintains an ownership interest in Provalliance, which operates salons primarily in Europe, under the brands of Jean Louis David, Franck Provost and Saint Algue. Regis also maintains ownership interests in Empire Education Group 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. For additional information about the company, visit RegisCorp.com.