Business Management

Regal Nails Turns 20

The largest nail salon franchise celebrates its 20-year journey.

Each year, a hardworking franchisee is awarded Salon of the Year for its performance.
<p>Each year, a hardworking franchisee is awarded Salon of the Year for its performance.</p>

In 1997, the first Regal Nails franchised location opened its doors in a Kmart at Brooklyn, Ohio. Twenty years later, the Regal Nails franchise system has become the largest nail salon franchise, with over 800 locations in the United States and Canada. “Our team works tirelessly to assist our franchisees in realizing their dream in owning and operating their own business,” says the franchisor’s marketing coordinator Kiri Meche. Here’s a timeline highlighting the important milestones of the Regal Nails franchise system.

Every month, 30-40 Regal Nails franchisees visit the franchisor’s headquarters in Baton Rouge, La., to discuss new products, services, and opportunities to help grow their salon business.
<p>Every month, 30-40 Regal Nails franchisees visit the franchisor’s headquarters in Baton Rouge, La., to discuss new products, services, and opportunities to help grow their salon business.</p>

1996

  • Regal Nails, LLC established.

1997

  • Oct. 1: First franchised location opens in Brooklyn, Ohio.
  • Oct  29: First franchised location opens in a Walmart (Shreveport, La.)

2004

  • First franchised location opens in a Meijer (Traverse City, Mich.)

2005

  • Regal Nails, Salon & Spa, LLC established
  • Baton Rouge Business Award presented to Regal Nails, LLC
  • Regal Nails receives Wal-Mart’s Most Creative Award during Tenant Week

2006

  • Regal Nails Canada, ULC established to begin franchise operations in Canada.
  • Oct: First franchised location opens in Canada (London, Ontario)

2007

  • July: First franchised location opens at H-E-B (Kyle, Texas)

2008

  • Regal Nails franchise system grows and reaches peak number of open and operating salons at 1024.

2010

  • April: First franchised location opens in an Army and Airforce Exchange Service.

2014

  • Acknowledgement by Brazilian Franchising Association

2015

  • New salon design introduced to the Regal Nails franchise system
  • First year as Founder’s Club sponsor for the YMCA of the Capital Area

2017

  • New website launched.

Regal Nails Downtown Baton Rouge was one of the first salons to showcase the new look.
<p>Regal Nails Downtown Baton Rouge was one of the first salons to showcase the new look.</p>

RNSS proudly supports the YMCA of the Capital Area.
<p>RNSS proudly supports the YMCA of the Capital Area.</p>

For more information, go to www.regalnails.com.

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