Cost Cutters is a family-oriented hair salon offering everything from cuts to perms since 1982. There are 850+ locations across the United States. In 1963, Joe Francis opened the first The Barbers Hairstyling for Men salon in Minnesota. Five years later, the salons began styling women's hair. In 1982, Francis diversified even more, founding family salon Cost Cutters. Twelve Cost Cutters centers opened that first year, and six years later, the 300th salon opened. Today, the parent company of Cost Cutters is the Regis Corporation, which also offers U.S. franchises of SuperCuts, Pro Cuts, and City Looks.