TAKARA BELMONT celebrates its 100th anniversary on October 5, 2021. It is because of all the parties involved in the hairdressing and beauty industry, dental and medical industry—including our customers, distributors and business partners in the world—that we can celebrate this milestone. We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who has used our products and felt in tune with our spirit of manufacturing, while walking together with us and showing us what improvements are needed.
Our company started its business as a foundry 100 years ago in an industrial area along the Kizu River in Nishinari, Osaka. Ten years later, we changed our main business line from the manufacture of cast parts for daily essentials such as clay charcoal stoves to the manufacture of barber chairs. This bold challenge led to build and strengthen the foundation of our current business.
While we faced changing times and suffered from many natural disasters, we joined forces with our group companies to expand our business under the motto of “Supporting the beauty and health of people” and have grown into a company that sells its products not only in Japan, but also in more than 120 countries around the world.
Today, the world has changed drastically due to the coronavirus pandemic. While many industries are making a digital shift, not all operations can be handled online in the hairdressing & beauty industry and the dental and medical industry. These are industries where physical contact is the reality of the professional workplace. In this difficult age where there is no one correct answer, we realized anew that our mission is to pursue how we can support the real, touchable workplace. Nothing can replace the warmth that is produced by human touch. We will make every effort to continue to uphold this most important, enduring value and be a partner who creates the future together with professionals in the hairdressing & beauty, dental and medical industries.
As a manufacturing company in an industry that supports people’s lives, we launched a new project to realize a sustainable society. While aiming to achieve zero waste in our business, we will also focus on providing manufacturing education to children and contributing to the community that has helped us grow.
It is a universal value to live and enjoy a beautiful life. We will continue our business and social contribution activities over the next 100 years toward a better tomorrow and the realization of a beautiful life for our customers, partners, and everyone in society.
Chairman and CEO of Takara Belmont Corporation
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Takara Belmont knows that world class salon furniture and equipment should do more than assist in services. It should help you transform your business, expand your services menu, and open up retail opportunities. Read below to find out how Takara Belmont’s products will give you the results that you deserve:
Recently featured on Oprah.com, the YUME Head Spa has been on the rise in spas and salons all over the US – and it’s easy to see why. The YUME Head Spa provides clients with a spa-like experience, while dramatically improving hair and scalp health. Clients love the service for it’s unparalleled comfort and relaxation, while business owners and technicians love how it differentiates their business from the competition.
Finally! A collection specifically tailored to eyelash services. Technicians and clients deserve to be comfortable throughout lengthy and intricate treatments. The Riche collection is here to provide just that. Developed through extensive research, the Riche provides long-lasting comfort and safety for technicians and their guests alike. Learn more about the first collection developed specifically for eyelash services today.
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From trade shows featuring our world class products to networking opportunities with today’s elite platform artists, March was packed with #TeamTakara events. It was a privilege to connect with salon and shop owners, barbers, and stylists from across the country! Being able to be a part of their world and learn about the incredible visions that they have for their growing businesses we are proud to be in the midst of great talent. We’re excited to be a part of making your dreams come true, and propelling you forward as you expand your spaces and services.
West Coast Show Room
Our West Coast show room not only gave away a free Roller Ball F at their open house, but also played host to balayage beauty Brandi Caputo and talented barber Chris Vaughn. They lead informative educational sessions while our guests enjoyed the interactive Q&A, a complimentary lunch, and discovered more about our top of the line equipment.
The Mixer NYC
Back on the east coast, our New York Show Room held our first ever “The Mixer NYC” featuring a star-studded barber line up. JULIUS CVESAR, Matty Conrad, Sofie “Stay Gold” Pok, & more led a night of mingling, food & drinks, barbering demos, and more! Guests also took home Next Level Upgrade Kits, filled with VICTORY brand pomade, Takara Belmont branded spray bottles, vintage barber chair posters, and more.
IBS New York
The industry’s best attended trade show in New York City, IBS, showcased exciting and innovative product lines. Takara Belmont had a line up of beauty and barber chairs, processors, and dryers, as well as demonstrations featuring our Yume Espoir. Those who volunteered enjoyed a luxurious head spa treatment in the Yume chair, which can expand your service menu and help you attract and retain guests. Matty Conrad joined us as well for pop up hair cutting demonstration featuring our Dainty chair.
Mid-Atlantic Fashion Focus | Our New Design Center
Our new design center featuring some of our best equipment opened just in time for Mid-Atlantic Fashion Focus in National Harbor, Maryland. Our sales representative, Rick Golden, met with many amazing owners, barbers, and beauticians both at our booth and back at our new facility. If you’re in the area, come take a look at our equipment and our new space located at 4200 Forbes Blvd., Ste. 105 Lanham, MD 20706. Give Rick a call at 301.577.0212.
WORLD RENOWNED PLATFORM ARTISTS TAKE OVER TAKARA BELMONT SHOW ROOM
Meet Julius Caesar, Matty Conrad and more
SOMERSET, NJ – The most iconic names in barbering will be featured at Takara Belmont’s New York show room for the first ever “The Mixer NYC.” The event boasts headliners Julius Caesar, Matty Conrad, David Diggs, Rich Mendoza, and Sofie Pok. You can connect with the industry’s elite on March 5th at 7:00 p.m. at 17 W. 56th Street, Manhattan, NY 10019 by purchasing a ticket in the link below.
In addition to mixing with today’s top barber names, guests will also take home a next level upgrade kit, enjoy food and drinks with admission, and even check out a few demos throughout the evening.
“Takara Belmont is always looking to provide barbers and stylists with an unparalleled experience” said Steve Hughes, National Sales Manager of Takara Belmont’s beauty division.” “Usually we do that by providing them with world class equipment, but now we’re partnering with the best talent in barbering to give attendees something as cutting edge as it is valuable.”
Guests will also have the chance to experience Takara Belmont’s incredible spring line up, featuring the Legend barber chair, the 225 barber chair, and so much more.
SOMERSET, NJ – Takara Belmont released the new Odin backwash unit, which offers new or current salon owners a value-focused equipment solution that brings the comforts of a tilting shampoo bowl, contoured seat cushions, and wide seating space to clients.
“Based on customer feedback, we aimed to tackle a challenge to create a value line that is robust, comfortable and stylish,” said Daisuke Nakamura, Product Manager of Takara Belmont USA, Inc. “the result is a series that features a new shampoo unit paired with an existing and proven styling chair that checks all of those boxes.”
With up to four inches of high-density foam, the backwash seat has a striking balance of plush comfort and solid support. The ergonomic design of the unit incorporates a curved backrest style and a shallow seat depression of 2.5 degrees to gently support and cradle the customer. The backwash also provides a wide 19.7” arm-to-arm width and a 20 degree tilting white bowl to comfortably accommodate a large range of clients.
Available in Grade I & II vinyl or in standard black upholstery with a black body and a white bowl, the Odin backwash unit weighs approximately 88 lbs. with a front-to-back space requirement of at least 102.4” for optimal installation. The backwash dimensions stand in at a space-conscious 23.7” width, 49.6” depth and a variable height range of 36.2-38.6” due to the tilting bowl.
The Odin Backwash Unit can be seen at a local Takara Belmont showroom. For additional information about the Odin Backwash Unit or Styling Chair, please contact your local sales representative.
SOMERSET, NJ – Takara Belmont announced the release of the Americana Series, a seating lineup that features three unique chair designs each complete with styling, reception, all-purpose, dryer, and backwash variations.
“We set out with a simple goal to develop a line of seating equipment to fit all areas of a salon or spa,” said Steve Hughes, National Sales Manager of Takara Belmont USA. “The result is an impressive suite of versatile, comfortable and stylish chairs that perform as well as they look.”
The Americana Series styling chairs were created from a concept of urban sophistication and comfort that is natural, wide and open. All of the chairs in the series – the Virtus, Bellus, and Novo – provide ample seating room for clients to relax and enjoy a service experience.
“Breadth of styles brings a wider, more functional offering,” said Michelle Koster, National Sales Coordinator of Takara Belmont USA. “The series allows designers to coordinate the design of multiple service areas for an elegant and sophisticated decor.”
With a distinguished square style, chic color combinations, and a stately presence, the Virtus styling chair is an ideal match for male grooming salons and unisex salons alike. It features an ultra-comfortable seat structure, ergonomically refined design, and a 21.5” arm-to-arm seat width for maximum service comfort. The solidly built styling chair is available in two-tone or monotone color variations to accommodate a wider range of design concepts.
The Bellus styling chair brings an air of refinement to salons or spas through a seating solution that truly shines. Gentle contours, a plush seat, and a sweetheart design add an opulent look and feel to each chair. It features a 21.5” arm-to-arm seat width, ultra-plush cushions, and monotone color selections. Clients will appreciate the stunning style and exceptional comfort of the Bellus chair as they enjoy a relaxing, bliss-filled service experience.
Novo chairs carry a modern appeal with a sophisticated and exquisite sense of style. Vivacious curves and an expansive 22.0” seating width cradle clients in comfort, while luxurious foam padding and a lavish balance of graduated support enhances a service experience. The open-concept deign adds a light and airy look, and it also makes cleanups between services a breeze.
Available in Grade I & II vinyl or in standard black upholstery, the Americana Series styling chairs include a standard B1A round style base, 217 U-shaped footrest, and plastic chair cover. Optional footrest upgrades are available such as the 317 or G90 footrest selections. Customers may also choose from a complete list of compatible hydraulic or electric base upgrades for an enhanced styling experience. Americana backwash units will be available by the end of Spring 2016.
The Americana Series can be seen at Premiere Orlando on June 4-6, 2016. Please visit www.takarabelmont.com or contact your local Takara Belmont representative for additional information about the Virtus, Bellus or Novo styling chairs.
SOMERSET, NJ – Takara Belmont released the new Duet Styling Chair which features a removable lumbar support cushion that doubles as a booster seat, steel reinforced back supports for added durability and an expanded seat area to accommodate a variety of clientele.
“We strive to offer the beauty industry new, quality and cutting edge products that can set new standards for salon equipment,” said Kent Iwasaki, Director and Vice President of Takara Belmont USA, Inc. “and the Duet Styling Chair accomplishes the goal by combining form, function and style.”
The Duet Styling Chair is designed with a unique folding lumbar support that can be swiftly converted into a children’s booster seat. The support cushion is attached by industrial strength fasteners for quick and efficient removal and cleaning between client services. It is available for upgrade as an accent panel, which can be upholstered in the same vinyl color options as the main body of the styling chair: Standard Black, KP2 Dark Brown, or Grade 1 and 2 vinyl upholstery options.
“It’s truly a high quality styling chair fit for our Takara Belmont grade-A product classification,” said Eiichi Ikezaki, Product Designer at Takara Belmont Corporation in Japan. “Great dimensions, plush cushions, sleek design aesthetic, and an innovative lumbar cushion fully completes the package.”
The durable, stylish and comfortable chair weighs approximately 44 lbs. with a standard X5C five-star chair base, plastic backrest cover and a 217 footrest options. Alternative upgrade options include a 317 or Euro style footrest for a customized look and feel. The Duet Styling Chair features a 20-inch inside arm-to-arm width, 34.8” height on an X5C base, 24.5” overall chair width, and a 22.9” overall chair depth.
The Duet Styling Chair can be seen at the Takara Belmont booth at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, March 22-24. For more information about the Duet Styling Chair, please visit www.takarabelmont.com.