Takara Belmont Steals the Show at the 2010 Salon of the Year Awards

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SOMERSET, NJ (June 1, 2010) – Takara Belmont USA, Inc. won four honors at Salon Today's 27th annual Salon of the Year Awards. Every year, salons around the U.S. submit entries to show off their best design and equipment. Out of all the submissions, salons featuring Takara Belmont furniture and design stood out.

This year, Takara Belmont products received First Runner Up, Third Runner Up and two Salons of Distinction awards.

Larry Erikson, Vice President of Marketing and National Sales Manager for Takara Belmont, was pleased with the honors, he stated, "We are so proud of helping salons reach their highest potential. Salon Today's recognition of creative, cutting-edge furniture and design proves that a salon is about more than just a chair and a mirror– it’s about expression, quality and, most importantly, an extraordinary salon experience."

Each winning salon represented a variety of Takara Belmont's major product categories: styling chairs, shampoo and reception seating, shampoo bowls, dryers, and cabinets for styling stations. Akari, the first runner up located in Portland, ME, featured Takara’s Ghia Styling Chairs; Voce, the third runner up located in Lexington, KY, featured the Sofa A Styling Chairs and the Rollerball I Hair Processors; Gene Juarez Salon and Spa, a Salon of Distinction winner located in Puyallup, WA, included Takara’s Liu Styling Chairs and Rollerball II Hair Processors; and, finally, The Hoboken Man, the Barbershop at Maxwell Place, also a Salon of Distinction winner located in Hoboken, NJ, received floor plan, furniture and material and finish design from Takara designers. Takara added its final touch by furnishing the salon with Elegance Barber Chairs, Sara Shampoo Units, European Touch Forte Pedicure Spas with Clean Touch Technology and the Oakworks Antigua Massage table with lower cabinets.

About Takara Belmont

Takara Belmont is recognized as the innovative leader in furnishings and equipment for beauty salons, spas and barbershops, with distributors in 80 countries and showrooms across the US. Takara's staff of professional designers offer assistance in everything from design, to function, to financing, resulting in numerous award winning salons, year after year.