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July 10, 2008
Hair no more. But what about locally?

The Regis Corporation's announcement Wednesday that it will be closing up to 160 underperforming salons next year likely raised a few hairs among its 8,500 businesses, both in the United States and the United Kingdom.

A quick search of the local Regis Salons puts them at Arden Fair, Sunrise Mall, Downtown Plaza and the Galleria at Roseville.Two of those - at Arden Fair and downtown - hadn't heard about the string of closures when contacted on Thursday,

"No one has said anything to us about closing," said one employee, who asked not to be identified.

According to Marketwatch.com., most of the closures are set for the first half of 2009. The company did not identify which salons would close but said about 100 locations are regional mall based salons, another 40 locations are in strip centers and 20 locations are in the U.K.

Most of the salons are set to turn off their blow dryers by Dec. 31, 2009.

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