SFA Over the Years
1985 – The SFA was formed to facilitate communication and to provide a unified voice for Supercuts franchisees.
1987 – The SFA sued the franchisor over issues regarding the auditing of the 5% fund. The following were direct or indirect results of the suit:
• The founders decided to sell the company
• The new owners, wanting to complete the sale, entered into a settlement agreement with the SFA
• Corporate agreed to pay into the 5% for all Corporate stores
• Corporate agreed to allocate local funds to the markets that had paid them
• Corporate agreed to eliminate all 5% advertising fees on product sales
• Corporate agreed to the formulation of the Supercuts Council
1990 – Franchisees gained specific rights through the expansion policy agreement.
1996 – Regis acquired Supercuts, giving franchisees a unique opportunity to renegotiate agreements. The new Working Together Relationship & Agreement and the Revision and Creation of Requirements for Rewrite were created.
1997 – New royalty rate of 6% for all new salons went into effect.
2005 – Franchise Agreement and Revision and Creation of Requirements for Rewrite were changed to include the following:
• Anniversary fees were reduced and paid over a 5- year period instead of lump sum.
• Marketing Fee of 2% every 10 years was deleted.
• The corporate right to raise royalties was eliminated.
• The corporate right to raise the cost of hairstylist training without restriction was changed to a simple formula
2020 – SFA cancels March 2020 annual conference and supports members through the pandemic by providing a continuous stream of information and webinars on government relief programs, new and changing legislation, and best practices for local and national health and wellness compliance. Additionally, SFA Board passes a motion to require no dues payment for 2020.
2021 – SFA works to mitigate the challenges to franchisees from ongoing pandemic, new corporate leadership and changes to technology, marketing, product suppliers and training.
2022 – Gary Grace steps down as president of the Board of SFA after 25 years in this role and continues his 35 years of Board service as Immediate Past President. Long-time Board Officer Gary Robins is appointed president. In-person conferences resume with April event in Dallas, Texas.
2023 – Regis recognizes that the SFA member-elected Board of Directors becomes the primary representative body of the franchisees. The SFA Board is appointed to the Council, meeting regularly with corporate leadership and operational executives.