Since our inception in Japan in 1921 our passion and vision has led to the world’s most innovative hairdressing furniture and equipment.
We have redefined the expectations of salon and barbershop owners, and their clients, by transforming everyday products into multi-functional service experiences. As a result, Takara Belmont is revered globally for iconic design, matchless quality, sublime comfort and precision technology.
Our appetite for invention and the application of pioneering technologies has transformed salon services, hairdressing outcomes and customer experiences. As the world’s first company to introduce motorised barber chairs and automated shampoo systems, and apply infrared and ultrasonic technologies to processing equipment, we have set new benchmarks that are often imitated, yet never equalled.
With the customer always in mind, we have modernised and advanced the salon industry by going beyond what our customers’ imagined was possible and by anticipating the future.
Journey with us through almost a Century of innovation.
Our founder Hidenobu Yoshikawa formed Takara Chuzo Ltd. to manufacture cast metals
Production of first Barber's chair begun
The manual hydraulic barber chair was developed
The Takara Company N.Y. Inc. was incorporated in New York as the first subsidiary outside of Japan. This is now Takara Belmont USA Inc.
Belmont Chairs London Ltd., now Takara Belmont (UK) Ltd., saw the company's fast expansion into Europe with a new office in London
1961 The first iteration of what is now the iconic Apollo 2 barber chair was unveiled as Model No. 125
1962 Takara Belmont successfully introduced the world's first motorised barber chair
1963 The predecessor of today's Salon Console was launched to introduce the world's first foldaway basin concept
1966-1967 and 1969 Global expansion continues with the opening of HQs in Toronto (Canada), Paris (France) and Frankfurt (Germany)
1970 A brand new era begins with the introduction of hairdressing chairs in the form of Model Nos. 116 and 119
1792 The newly launched Takara Belmont Para America Do Sul sees the company established in Brazil
1973 Famous collaborations with famous designers Michel Quennessen, Charles Pollock and Pierre Cardin elevate the cachet of Takara Belmont styling chairs and increase global sales.
Most notably Model No. 191A, launched as the Kenesen, established the foundations of today's Adria II, a design that has changed little since it was originated.
1975 A liaison branch was opened in Singapore to cover South East Asia
1977 Takara Belmont created its brand of hair cosmetics with the launch of Lebel Cosmetics
1988 Presence Paris S.P.A was established as a joint venture with Maletti
1989 The world's first infrared processor, the Rollerball, introduced a groundbreaking innovation to accelerate colour, treatment and chemical processing services and transform results
1990 Technical innovation continues with the launch of the world's first fully automated shampoo system, developed for the Asian market.
1996 TS Belmont (Taiwan) Co. Ltd. was established as a joint venture with Tin Sing Trading Co. Ltd.
1997 Takara Belmont enters the nail business with the opening of the Takara International Nail College. The company acquires ISO 9001 accreditation
1998 A joint venture is established in Seoul between Daewoong Belmont Co. Ltd and Daewoong Medical Inc.
1999 To mark the company's global reach and outlook, the Takara World Beauty & Barber Congress (TWBC) opens and showcases the new Kita and D.Series
2001 The Takara World Business Congress (TWBC) is held in Tokyo
2002 Takara Belmont (Taiwan) Corp. is established in Taipei
2003 2003 Processing innovation advances with the new Micromist processor
2004 The Takara World Business Congress (TWBC) is held in Tokyo
2006 European expansion sees the opening of new showrooms in Manchester and Frankfurt.
The Takara World Business Congress (TWBC) is held in Tokyo
2007 A new showroom is opened in London to showcase a wealth of equipment innovation
2009 Luxury re-imagined. Takara Belmont embodies luxury, technical innovation and nine decades of expertise in the transformative Yume shampoo system
Processing innovation becomes more compact and mobile with the launch of the Spa Mist
Styling chairs continue to evolve and draw upon the influence of designer Toshiyuki Kita with the new Rotondo styling chair
Technical precision results in the SPX grooming chair, an evolutionary motorised barber chair that is set to transform everyday salon experiences
2011 The Legacy 90 reinvents past innovation to mark the company's 90th Anniversary. A barber chair inspired by an original 1940s design
The G90 styling chair collection reflects on 90 years of innovation and the company's hairdressing heritage
Spa Mist advances and improves processing outcomes with the Spa Mist II
Inova EX marks yet another milestone in chair innovation with advanced electronics at its heart
The transformative RollerBall takes an evolutionary step with refined technology and enhanced results as the all new Roller Ball F is released