There's no such thing as a bad hair day for Ratner Companies. It operates nearly 1,000 hair salons in 16 states and employs some 12,000 stylists. It boasts the nation's largest privately-owned and -operated chain, which does business under the banners BUBBLES, Hair Cuttery , Salon Cielo and Spa, ColorWorks, and Salon Plaza. Value-priced, Hair Cuttery is Ratner's largest chain, with 800-plus locations on the East Coast and in the Midwest US. Salon Cielo and BUBBLES carry Ratner's Cibu-brand hair care products. The company also owns two Paul Mitchell schools in Florida and Virginia that offer advanced classes to hairstyling educators. Ratner was founded in 1974 by then-newlyweds Ann and Dennis Ratner.