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.
Regal Nails, LLC established.
Oct. 1: First franchised location opens in Brooklyn, Ohio.
Oct 29: First franchised location opens in a Walmart (Shreveport, La.)
First franchised location opens in a Meijer (Traverse City, Mich.)
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
Regal Nails Canada, ULC established to begin franchise operations in Canada.
Oct: First franchised location opens in Canada (London, Ontario)
July: First franchised location opens at H-E-B (Kyle, Texas)
Regal Nails franchise system grows and reaches peak number of open and operating salons at 1024.
April: First franchised location opens in an Army and Airforce Exchange Service.
Acknowledgement by Brazilian Franchising Association
New salon design introduced to the Regal Nails franchise system
First year as Founder’s Club sponsor for the YMCA of the Capital Area
Going to the nail salon has become a beacon of brightness in an otherwise complicated world. Guests anticipate the same delightful service and they deserve the cleanliness and care that comes with a pandemic-prepared salon.
What does this mean to nail business or nail tech professionals who have struggled (or are still struggling!) through at least one COVID-19 reopening phase? Stay proactive! It’s smart business to refresh, refine and set yourself apart with what is now the beauty essential, sanitation.
Many salons have struggled to survive through COVID-19 closures. As they reopen under new guidelines, salon owners and staff are finding smart ways to adapt and grow their business through access to valuable offers on products and services.
“Salon professionals can misunderstand making money with building wealth, and without a timely heads up, leave the salon with little to show for a lifetime of salon work. I’ve seen this happen too many times.”
“We have found that customers are ready to adopt touchless check-ins and check-outs. They appreciate the simplicity and convenience. And they also understand how it helps everyone maintain health and safety guidelines during COVID-19.”