Its UK arm is owned and operated by private equity firm Regent, L.P., under a franchise agreement with Regis Corporation. On Thursday, a Supercuts spokeswoman decline to comment on the chain’s financial circumstances.

Today’s news comes less than a year after Regis UK announced it was seeking a rescue deal in order to stay afloat. 

In October, the firm was looking to slash rents through a company voluntary arrangement process as it struggled with lower footfall, the apprenticeship levy and higher pension costs.

The company trades under the Regis and Supercuts brands in the UK.

Deloitte Appointed as Administrators

The move to appoint administrators calls into question the future of its 220 outlets in Britain and the fate of roughly 1,200 employees, although retail industry sources said they expected a buyer to be found.

Sources said that Deloitte had been appointed as administrator to the UK business ahead of a legal challenge to Regis UK’s Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), an agreement with creditors that would have involved steep rent cuts at many of its sites.

At the time, Jackie Lang, managing director of Regis UK, said: “This action has been taken to restructure our costs to ultimately enable reinvestment into the business to improve our digital platforms and our expertise in salon. If successful, over 90% of our creditors will be unaffected.”

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Supercuts UK stores at risk

Supercuts Walthamstow

Supercuts Wembley Central

Supercuts Westfield

Supercuts Wood Green

Supercuts Romford

Supercuts Stratford City

Supercuts Surrey Quays

Supercuts Sutton

Supercuts Tesco Sutton

Supercuts Uxbridge

Supercuts Lewisham

Supercuts Liverpool Street

Supercuts Orpington

Supercuts Edgware

Supercuts Gloucester Arcade

Supercuts Hammersmith

Supercuts Holloway

Supercuts Hounslow

Supercuts Bromley

Supercuts Croydon

Supercuts Ealing

Superbeauty Kings Lynn

Superbeauty Cambridge

Supercuts Pitsea

Supercuts Walton on Thames

Supercuts Slough

Supercuts Staines

Supercuts Milton Keynes

Supercuts Oracle

Supercuts Peacocks

Supercuts Epsom

Supercuts Fareham

Supercuts Farnborough

Supercuts Gillingham

Supercuts Gosport

Supercuts Guildford

Supercuts High Wycombe

Supercuts Ilford

Supercuts Kingston

Supercuts Lakeside

Supercuts Basildon

Supercuts Basingstoke

Supercuts Bedford

Supercuts Bluewater

Supercuts Brighton

Supercuts Camberley

Supercuts Chatham

Supercuts Chelmsford

Supercuts Cobham

Supercuts Eastbourne

Supercuts Aylesbury

Supercuts Banbury

Superbeauty Swansea

Superbeauty Cardiff

Supercuts Swindon

Supercuts Emerson Green

Supercuts Gloucester

Supercuts Bristol

Supercuts Cardiff

Supercuts Chippenham

Supercuts Corby (Asda)

Supercuts Chesterfield

Supercuts Corby (Tesco)

Supercuts Wellingborough

Supercuts Weston Favell

Supercuts Leicester

Supercuts Mansfield

Supercuts Northampton

Supercuts Nottingham

Supercuts Peterborough

Supercuts Derby

Supercuts Yardley

Supercuts Dudley

Supercuts Redditch

Supercuts Stafford

Supercuts Stratford Upon Avon

Supercuts Tamworth

Supercuts Nuneaton

Supercuts Hanley

Supercuts Birmingham

Supercuts Burton On Trent

Supercuts Coventry

Supercuts Dudley

Supercuts Watford

Supercuts Welwyn Garden City

Supercuts Southampton

Supercuts Stevenage

Supercuts Norwich

Supercuts Hemel Hempstead

Superbeauty Wrexham

Superbeauty Longton

Superbeauty Walkden

Supercuts Blackpool

Supercuts Warrington

Supercuts Horwich

Supercuts Leyland

Supercuts Stretford

Supercuts St. John’s Liverpool

Supercuts Oldham

Supercuts Ellesmere Port

Supercuts Blackburn

Supercuts Carlisle

Supercuts Chester

Supercuts Eastlands

Supercuts Manchester

Superbeauty Gateshead

Superbeauty Stockton

Supercuts Yate

Supercuts Bradford

Supercuts White Rose

Supercuts York

Supercuts Scarborough

Supercuts Stockton on Tees

Supercuts Sunderland

Supercuts Trinity Walk

Supercuts Leeds

Supercuts Meadowhall

Supercuts Merrion Leeds

Supercuts Metro Centre

Supercuts Middlesbrough

Supercuts Eldon Square

Supercuts Hull

Supercuts Killingworth

Supercuts Doncaster

Scotland & Northern Ireland

Supercuts Livingston

Supercuts Edinburgh

Supercuts Kirkcaldy

Supercuts Belfast

Supercuts Buchanan Glasgow

Supercuts Clydebank

Supercuts East Kilbride

Supercuts Aberdeen