Smartstyle shops, which are mini hair salons located inside Walmart Supercenters, are staying open around the north country.
That's according to employees at the local locations, which include Watertown, LeRay, Potsdam and Massena.
Parent company Regis Corporation announced Monday that it's closing 597 of its Smartstyle shops. See news release.
The change will leave Regis with 2,000 SmartStyle locations.
The SmartStyle location in Oswego is closing January 31, employees said.
A spokesperson for Regis Corporation said, "To support those employees impacted, Regis will be offering job placement opportunities to many of our employees at our other Regis Corp. family of salon brands."