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May 2023

Takara Belmont Launches Legacy 100 Barber Chair, Celebrating 100 Years of Craftsmanship


SOMERSET, NJ – Takara Belmont, a leading manufacturer of salon and barbershop equipment, proudly announces the release of its latest milestone product, the Legacy 100 barber chair, commemorating the company’s centenary.

“The Legacy 100 is the ultimate expression of craftsmanship,” said Kohei Fujimoto, COO at Takara Belmont USA, Inc. “Built with hand-crafted quality production, the Legacy 100 is quickly emerging as a new modern classic.”

Meticulously crafted with a fusion of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge materials, the Legacy 100 is a modern classic that combines style, function, and comfort. The Legacy 100 boasts a rich metallic color palette that adds a modern touch to any space, exuding elegance in every detail. Its decadent textured leather upholstery, padded armrests, and classic flip-style footrest provide enhanced function, utility, and comfort for both barbers and clients.

The Legacy 100 barber chair is available in two premium options: Premium Vintage Dark Grey and Premium Vintage Red. The Premium Vintage Dark Grey features diamond-quilted stitching, a contrasting metallic body with a silver frame, and a color-coordinated base cover, making it a seamless fit for traditional or contemporary settings.

On the other hand, the Premium Vintage Red boasts plush black stripe stitching, a contrasting red metallic body with a silver frame, and a retro flare that creates an eye-catching piece in any interior space. Both chairs proudly display the original Takara logo, engraved on classic popular models, showcasing the brand’s commitment to tradition and genuine barbering heritage.

“Over a century of experience and expertise has enabled us to present new products that inspire the future of our industry while honoring our barbering heritage,” said Koji Orita, Executive Vice President of Takara Belmont USA, Inc. “We draw on decades of designs that have stood the test of time and evolve them into the modern age.”

“Meticulously crafted and stitched to an uncompromising standard of precision and quality, every client will notice a tangible elevation in comfort and appreciate the superior attention to excellence,” said Steve Hughes, National Sales Manager at Takara Belmont USA, Inc.

Luxurious, agile, and versatile, the Legacy 100 is a statement piece with an air of prestige that will elevate any interior setting and customer experience. With its combination of traditional craftsmanship, modern design, and exceptional comfort, the Legacy 100 barber chair is poised to become a timeless classic in the world of barbering.

For more information about the Legacy 100 barber chairs and other products, visit a nearby Takara Belmont showroom or Shop the Legacy 100 barber chairs online at

About Takara Belmont
Established in 1921, Takara Belmont is recognized as the innovative leader in furniture and equipment for beauty salons, spas, and barbershops. With over a century of craftsmanship experience, the company offers word-class products with unparalleled design, function, and quality. Takara Belmont has distributors in 80 countries, showrooms across the United States, and a team of experts providing comprehensive assistance.


New YUME Head Spa Education Program for Scalp & Hair Services

CHICAGO, IL – Takara Belmont USA launches an innovative education initiative for hair and scalp care treatments and services, led by industry expert Karen Gordon. The YUME Head Spa Education Program aims to empower salon owners and beauty professionals by providing them with a comprehensive range of courses, workshops, and seminars to expand their skillset and expertise.

Karen Gordon, YUME Head Spa Education Lead, says, “Having had the privilege of experiencing this exceptional service firsthand in Japan, I recognized the pressing need to introduce this service to the US market to meet the rapidly growing demand for hair and scalp care treatment.”

Following the successful completion of a rigorous training and education program by a master head spa educator in Japan, Ms. Gordon is currently spearheading the development of a structured learning program and building a network of educators across the country. Participants can expect to receive training on proper consultation techniques relevant to scalp and hair care and learn how to tailor their service offerings to their specific location and competitive setting.

“We are thrilled to have Karen onboard to lead the charge with such a transformative education program,” said Koji Orita, Executive Vice President at Takara Belmont USA. “Karen’s trichology expertise, industry insights, and extensive knowledge of our YUME Head Spa services, provide the ideal blend of elements to establish a truly world-class education program.”

The YUME Head Spa Education Program marks a significant milestone for the company as it continues to expand its offerings and provide value to its customers. With the program’s launch, beauty professionals will have the opportunity to hone their expertise and augment their service menus.

“Today, clients are deeply devoted to mental and physical wellness,” commented Ms. Gordon. “Through a hands-on education program, we have an opportunity to help stylists and cosmetologists embrace this shift in mindset and stay at the forefront of the industry with an exceptional service experience.”

The highly anticipated education program will debut with a fully booked seminar on May 21st, hosted at the Takara Belmont Showroom in New York, with additional opportunities for hands-on training at other showrooms. Registration will be announced on the company website.

For more information about Takara Belmont USA and the YUME Head Spa education program, visit

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