REGIS BUYS VIDAL SASSOON: Haircare Ltd. has sold its 25 Vidal Sassoon salons and four training academies to Minneapolis-based Regis Corp. Details of the acquisition between Regis and the London-based company have not been disclosed. As reported Thursday, Regis also assumed the licensing rights to the Vidal Sassoon brand from Procter & Gamble, which owns the Vidal Sassoon trademark. Kyle Didier, vice president of finance at Regis, said to expect new Vidal Sassoon salons in the U.S. and London in the last half of 2003 and throughout 2004. There are 10 Vidal Sassoon salons in the U.S., 10 in London; one in Canada and four in Germany.

WORTHINGTON’S DELAY: Charles Worthington is delaying the launch of his flagship salon in SoHo to February. The salon was supposed to open last month. Sources said design issues have played a part in the delay.

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