WAITE PARK - After over 50 years of teaching cosmetology students, Regency Beauty Institute is closing all 79 of their campuses: including its location in Waite Park.

Regency Beauty says declining numbers of cosmetology students led to their decision. They also say a "negative characterization of for-profit education by regulators and politicians" led to difficulties financing their campuses.

The Waite Park building has a sign outside of its door advising students to return for their personal items on Thursday between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

"After Friday, Regency will no longer have access to this building. Therefore, it's very important that you return during on of these sessions," the sign reads.

The Waite Park Regency Beauty Institute was in the Marketplace Shopping Center, next to Pizza Ranch.


Dan DeBaun, WJON