Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

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We are committed to making a positive impact
on all the communities we serve.

Ratner Companies would not be the company we are today without our deeply rooted culture of caring for our Associates, our Guests and the communities where we work and live. We are committed to making a positive impact through partnerships with local and national organizations and Associate volunteerism. Because kindness is a fundamental aspect of our company values, our Associates are empowered and encouraged to use their talents to contribute to those less fortunate in their communities.

My Strands

An important part of who we are as the LOVE Company is outlined in our Purpose: to serve our communities where we work and live. During October and November 2019, all Ratner Companies salons are joining forces with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) in the fight against cancer, as they work to transform all cancer patients to long-term survivors.

As part of our “Who Do Your Strands Stand For” campaign, Guests can make donations at the register when they check out. 100% of donations goes to funding SU2C research programs.

Also, Pulp Riot will donate $1 for every Pulp Riot color service, up to $5,000.


Over the last 20 years, this signature Hair Cuttery program has provided more than 2.4 million free haircut certificates to underprivileged children, veterans, the homeless and victims of domestic violence.

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Scholarships, Mentorship, Inspiration

Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) is a nonprofit driven to make the beauty profession a first-choice career by empowering individuals with mentorship, inspiration and scholarships.

BCL identifies and inspires emerging and established talent—giving them the education and expertise necessary to realize their full potential and lead the industry forward.

Ratner Companies supports BCL through the following initiatives:

  • Ratner Passion & Purpose Scholarships: 8 scholarships per year are awarded to students who are attending an accredited cosmetology program.
  • Make Your Mark: This campaign aims to transform traditional perceptions about careers in beauty and raise awareness of the career opportunities, possibilities and potential available to licensed beauty professionals.
  • Beauty Changes Lives Experience: A unique fund-raising event that includes more than 1,300 friends of the BCL mission, participating in an evening of entertainment, special guests, formal dinner and awards and a NextGen Runway Presentation.

Local Community Support

Our Salon Professionals are passionate about giving back to their communities. They host cut-a-thons after hours in their salons to raise funds for local causes, participate in charity walks and volunteer for head shaving events for cancer patients.


Helping women look good and feel confident

Started by Ratner Companies co-founder, Ann Ratner, Salon Cibu is a hair salon located in a domestic violence shelter in Naples, Florida. Our Salon Professionals volunteer their time and talents by providing free hair services to the residents of the shelter, helping them look good and feel confident as they overcome challenges and move toward self-sufficiency.

Hope Fund

Our Associates are at the heart of everything we do. The HOPE Fund was set up as an emergency resource that can assist our Ratner Associates in times of severe crisis, such as the loss of a home or an immediate family member. Sometimes, there’s simply nowhere else to turn, and the HOPE Fund can provide short-term, emergency financial assistance to our Associates in times of severe hardship.

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"Across Ratner Companies, we have a rich history of giving back. I am proud and touched to watch the Associates across our company make the choice to continue that tradition every day."

— Dennis Ratner, Founder, CEO & Salon Professional

Other causes we support

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