Ratner Companies started with one salon and two Stylists back in 1974. Dennis Ratner was an up-and-coming hairdresser working in his father's Louis salon in Washington, D.C. It was the beginning of a new era, and Dennis envisioned a unisex salon convenient for the whole family. Over dinner with then-wife and fellow Stylist Ann, Dennis sketched on a cocktail napkin a business plan that laid the groundwork for the first Hair Cuttery salon. We are a company  were it's all about the people...We are Ratner Companies We are a company  were it's all about the people...We are Ratner Companies
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Dennis Ratner
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Ratner Companies is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, operating nearly 1,000 salons in 16 states and the District of Columbia.
Ratner Companies currently employs over 11,000 licensed stylists and is approaching 1,000 operating locations. Its diverse brands include Hair Cuttery, BUBBLES, Salon Cielo, Salon Plaza and Cibu.

Led by co-founders Dennis Ratner and Ann Ratner, the Ratner family also includes Warren, Kelly, Gary and Lauren, who serve in capacities ranging from licensed stylists to Resource Center leaders.

In 2016 Phil Horvath was appointed President and COO of Ratner Companies. He brings more than 25 years of beauty and salon industry leadership to his new role. Mr. Horvath draws upon his experience in leading aggressive growth in both the service and retail sides of the hair salon business as he takes the helm at Ratner Companies.

ON THE WEB Hair Cuttery offers a full complement of cutting, coloring and texturing services at value prices with no appointment necessary. BUBBLES Salons SALON CIELO SALON PLAZA CIBU