Regis began in 1922 when Paul and Florence Kunin opened Kunin Beauty Salon. Kunin grew quickly as a value priced hair salon in department stores.
In 1958, Myron Kunin purchased the chain and changed the name to Regis. Myron began to move salons out of department stores and into shopping malls.
In 1996, Regis acquired SuperCuts.
In 2002, the company expanded into Europe with the acquisitions of Vidal Sassoon, Jean Louis David and Saínt Algue.
In 2006, the company announced plans to acquire Sally Beauty Company but the deal fell through at the last minute.
Today, Regis is the largest hair salon chain in the world. They operate over 11,000 locations worldwide under numerous brands.
Due to the coronavirus in 2020, Regis reported a loss in the first quarter of 2020.