Regis Corporation Makes 2 Key Hires

by Nate Hunter

Minneapolis — Hair salon giant Regis Corporation has hired a new vice president of construction and vice president of real estate.


Minneapolis — Regis Corporation, the global leader in the $160 billion haircare industry, has made two new appointments.

Larry Parnell has joined Regis Corporation as vice president of construction. He brings 33 years of experience to the company. He began his career with Collective Brands (Payless ShoeSource) in the development and furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E) purchasing arena. From there, Parnell held positions with Victoria’s Secret (Limited Brands), Blockbuster LLC, and most recently Panda Restaurant Group, where he held responsibilities within construction, FF&E purchasing, facilities, energy, design and major rollout program management.

Bruce Robinson joins Regis Corporation as vice president of real estate and will initially assist in the company’s Canadian development. Robinson brings a broad background in real estate development as well as construction and asset management. He has expertise in both the United States and Canadian real estate markets, having worked with retailers such as Blockbuster LLC, Starbucks Coffee Company, Which Wich, Inc., and Sally Beauty Supply LLC.

Both Robinson and Parnell join Kim Ellis, senior vice president of development, who is responsible for the management of Regis Corporation’s real estate, design, construction and facilities departments.

Regis Corporation owns, franchises or holds ownership interests in approximately 12,800 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 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 more information, visit



SOURCE: Regis Corporation

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