News added 23/01/18: A NEW LEASE OF LIFE
Protect your cash flow and manage your equipment investments with flexible leasing options across Takara Belmont’s entire range. For barbershop owners looking for a complete renovation, take advantage of beneficial purchasing options to upgrade your services and expand your offering. Equipment leasing can be an effective way to access high price furnishings that your business needs to flourish without the initial capital outlay, saving your cash for rent, stock, training and other daily expenses. Spread the cost of your equipment purchases over a period of time for a more tax efficient way to manage your assets. With many leasing options available, design your agreement to suit your business needs claiming ownership at the end of your settlement.
Mike Taylor, founder of Bonds Barbershop and barber of 27 years says: ‘Belmont chairs unbeatably stand the test of time with unsurpassed quality and attention to detail for optimum client comfort. Leasing has enabled me to conserve my cash flow and budget effectively, knowing I can spread the cost over a period of time to ensure I can afford to kit my barbershop with the best barber chairs in the business’.
Bonds Barbershop features Takara Belmont’s hero grooming chair – the Apollo 2 – a supremely industrious iconic stalwart of the barber industry that has captured the imagination of barbers and continued to dominate global interiors. Its timeless design available in a variety of customisable options, features 360° lockable rotation with a synchronised reclining backrest and raising footrest for ultimate luxury and interior style. Japanese heat-pressed or stitch-sewn upholstery combined with its cast-iron metalwork enhances its built for quality, reliability and comfort, delivering decades of uninterrupted service.
An iconic design that spans beyond the world of barbering, the Apollo 2 is a must have for the heart of every barbershop. With an array of leasing options, reach your business’ full potential whilst fulfilling your clients desires, providing them with long-standing premium service. Taylor says ‘the best part about leasing is that it allows you to stay up to date with the latest advances in equipment and technology innovation to ensure you are at the cutting edge of your industry’. Recognising the benefits of leasing to manage your equipment investments is a fundamental to achieving your dreams. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +44 (0) 20 7515 0333.
News added 15/01/18: The new Blue Tit salon in Crouch Hill, takes interior inspiration from the cool Brooklyn loft apartment. The juxtaposition of textures makes the exposed brickwork really jump out from the minimalist floor, enhancing the cool colour tones and authentic ‘loft’ style of this space. A stylish yet welcoming salon, which embraces a monochrome colour pattern with colour pops thanks to the rich blue furnishings of Takara Belmont. Nice! Choosing Takara Belmont’s Harp grooming chair (part of the D-Series) for its sleek, polished and almost industrial appearance, the designers at Blue Tit have brought both a uniqueness and sophistication to their salon environment. With 360 lockable rotation and a low backrest, the Harp offers a luxurious client experience and total functionality for the stylist. It’s a win-win we think.
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News added 03/01/18: Located in the heart of Bethnal Green on the roman roads, Diane James presents her eclectic salon offering a comfortable and calm atmosphere for clients. Inspired by the semi-industrial feel of a Berlin bar during 1987, the artistic interior features minimalist natural surroundings taking advantage of exposed brick walls and textured tiles. Combined with line-washed weatherboards and natural arches, Diane combines industrial with contemporary keeping her cocktail cabinet reception desk centre stage. Unwind at Diane James with Takara Belmont’s NRS Separate, the ultimate free standing backwash system. With a wide service menu from colour, cutting, hair extensions and make up application enjoy the full experience as you indulge into the Cadilla BW, a distinguished allure with squarer broader shoulders. Discover Takara Belmont furniture by visiting www.takarahairdressing.co.uk, and to find out more about Diane James: www.dianejames.co.uk
News added 14/12/17: Treat yourself to watching the new Paddington 2 and look out for the barbershop scene, it’s hilarious and includes the fabulous line “It’s a haircut, nothing to be afraid of!” delivered by Lucy to our new favourite bear (sorry Pooh!). Plus the featured shop is gloriously kitted out by Takara Belmont who fit well with the perception of an iconic barbers, and prove their chairs as stars of the show. Bravo! Have a quick look at the trailer featuring TB below.
PS. It’s the Apollo 2 chair that’s featured in the plush barbershop…
News added 04/12/17: The D A I N T Y
Strikingly attractive, functional and versatile, the Dainty grooming chair features 360º (lockable) rotation and a reclining backrest to ease your client into the most comforting position for their service. As a classic from Takara Belmont’s traditional collection, the Dainty also features an adjustable and removable headrest, upholstered padded armrests and a footrest. Dainty is aesthetically timeless and adds a premium touch to your salon, which you can coordinate from a range of upholstery colours and customisable options including contrasting piping for a truly distinctive look. Upgrade to hydraulic or motorised base options to enhance the overall experience and assist in providing client services.
Discover more by visiting www.takarahairdressing.co.uk OR email: email@example.com / Tel:+44 (0) 207 515 0333
News added 17/11/17: Adria II took centre-stage at HairClubLive’s 2017 #OpenChairNight Autumn tour…
Robust, durable and aesthetically pleasing – the Adria II was the perfect companion for the HairClubLive team on tour; light enough to be portable, and sturdy enough to withstand the multitude of hairdressers and models lining up to have their 10-minute shot in the chair. Travelling to five different cities across the UK, the Adria II accommodated more than 85 hairdressers as they each dared the chair underneath the traffic lights. With no brief, and no boundaries and a DJ to keep the atmosphere going, a HairClubLive #OpenChairNight is truly brilliant fun. To get a feel for the event, browse the gallery below and imagine how the robust Adria II could meet the demands of your salon environment:
News added 27/10/17: THE D O V E R
It’s all go for Takara Belmont at the moment with a variety of new salon equipment pieces to suit any taste or environment. Taking inspiration from their Japanese roots in their new Zen collections (below), Takara haven’t forgotten the traditional barbershop that is the brand’s mainstay with their brand new Dover unit.
Part of their Traditional collection, the Dover provides a full functional shampoo station and storage unit with the option to integrate with the Hot Towel Cabi into the unit – making it perfect for shaving services, too. With three working drawers, a durable acrylic basin and an adaptable shower head, the Dover offers beautiful functionality and premium design in one. Doubling up as a salon showpiece, the Dover is robust and reliable and available in a range of quality bespoke options. Choose from Walnut Dark Brown, Dark Green or Dark Grey service vaneers and four drawer handle options to really impress your clientele! Find out more about the Dover HERE:
News added 18/10/17: Introducing the ZEN series
The exquisite Zen collection of salon furnishings from Takara Belmont is highly evocative of the brand’s Japanese roots, and is clearly influenced by the practice and power of meditation to provide a calm and serene experience for your clients. Muted, earthy tones on beautifully detailed upholstery, and simple, uncomplicated design make the Zen collection a truly tranquil offering to enhance any salon environment. Harness the ancient Japanese art of Zen, and allow your clients to indulge in total comfort for the ultimate relaxation experience.
As ever, the series lives up to everything that Takara Belmont does, the pieces are robust, functional and built to perform with a multitude of bespoke options to fit the specific design criteria of your salon.
Alongside two chairs – the KU and the SHIKI – there is also a mirror, trolley and styling stool in the Zen series so all your salon needs have been considered. What’s more, Takara have gone one step further and introduced both the chairs in two versions – ‘styling’ and ‘waiting’ -so that your salon aesthetic flows from the beginning to the end. We love it. Come see:
News added 10/10/17: Innovation alert!
Takara Belmont’s new Yume Oasis is proof that the brand remains on the cutting edge of design, innovation and functionality for salon furniture.
The new addition joins the much-loved Yume series as a multi-purpose, free-standing and manoeuvrable backwash unit. The Yume Oasis is perfect for space-strapped salons, and brings an element of theatre to the salon floor (At ColourWorld UK Takara Belmont provided a similar theatrical experience by provided backwashes for the event which were used in the middle of the main thoroughfare!) The new Yume Oasis allows you to leave your client in situ as your bring the backwash to them… it’s a real revelation and clients are sure to love the additional pampering that this provides! And there’s more… The versatile unit is available in six colours and can be used for a variety of luxury backwash services including shampoo, hair treatments and head massage, too. To learn more about the Yume Oasis, please click HERE:
News added 20/09/17: Introduce transforming treatments with a VIP edge!
The promise of luxury, exclusivity and an unrivalled customer experience is offered by salons looking to attract a discerning clientele and increase the value of their services. Quality hairdressing and colour are a minimum expectation of every client, so how do you go beyond that? Retaining loyalty depends on how the client looks and feels, but it also relies on their overall experience too.
Takara Belmont’s Yume, and its DX version, bring spa-style luxury that enables even high-end salons to upgrade their service offering. It elevates the customers’ backwash and shampoo experience, and allows for the addition of new premium treatments, such as head massage, facials and beauty treatments, which boost revenues and create fresh income streams. And when used in conjunction with the Spa Mist II processor, the outcome of colour and conditioning treatments are enhanced further as its ultrasonic mist allows colour pigment and treatment ingredients to penetrate deep into each hair strand and lock in without dilution. The result? Silkier, smoother, healthier hair and colour with more intensity, vibrancy and shine.
YUME /YUME DX
The Yume shampoo system is a revolutionary equipment innovation that transforms your salon into a haven of tranquility and serenity.
The rotating Yume DX delivers the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. It gently motions the client in and out of the treatment position, as gel-filled neck cushions and pillows delicately support the head to promote senses of harmony and total well-being. Bringing a spa-style concept to the backwash area, it not only gives the customer new shampoo and treatment sensations, it allows the salon to monetise these experiences by charging a premium and introducing new services.
Spa Mist II brings even more possibilities when paired with the Yume DX. As world leaders in hair processing innovation, Takara Belmont’s Spa Mist II literally transforms hair treatment and colour services. This portable unit generates an ultra-fine mist utilising ultrasonic technology that opens the hair cuticle at a low temperature. This allows more treatment ingredients and colour pigments to penetrate each hair shaft without heat damage or dilution. As a result, hair health and condition are actively and visibly improved, treatment results prolonged and colour intensity and vibrancy are enhanced.
Whilst the Yume DX and Spa Mist II operate independently, their combined effect creates a unique ambience and dramatically improves customer satisfaction. Both innovations work in perfect synergy on every level for the client and the salon owner. Clients enjoy a new experience, treatments and services; salons achieve a point of difference and benefit from new revenue steams.
With Takara Belmont equipment available to lease, there has never been a better time to take advantage of customers’ demand for luxury treatments and transform your offering quickly. Discover more at www.takarahairdressing.co.uk call 020 7515 0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
News added 07/09/17: The LEGEND
The NEW Legend grooming chair represents the very pinnacle of equipment innovation by Takara Belmont. This fully-motorised chair guarantees unsurpassed luxury for sublime client comfort and relaxation using the latest leading-edge electronics. In keeping with Takara Belmont’s most prestigious offerings, the Legend is ideal for unisex salons and men’s grooming establishments that want to project a premium image, deliver VIP hairdressing, grooming and treatments, and ensure their client enjoys a service experience like no other. The quality, durability and performance of the Legend exceed every expectation, meeting Takara Belmont’s global standards to reveal a stunning showpiece chair that delivers aesthetically, functionally and ergonomically. Nice!
Ease your client into the perfect position to maximise their hairdressing or grooming experience by calling Takara on + 44 (0) 20 7515 0333 or email: email@example.com
News added 22/08/17: D Series: Cadilla BW
Last week, we shined a light on Takara Belmont’s curvaceous Cadilla chair, and this week we’re focused on its sister-model, the Cadilla BW. The elite backwash version features squarer, broader shoulders but the same distinguished style and design features including:
– 360 (lockable) rotation
– low backrest
– metal armrests
– footrest with stopper
– decorative, white side-strip trim
The chairs – like the styling version – are fully customisable from the colour of the leather to metalwork (Chrome or matte?!). So there’s not excuse… a bespoke Cadilla or Cadilla BW can be created to suit every salon interior and design around. Check out the gallery below for ideas if you don’t believe us…
Takara Belmont also offer a FREE Salon Design Service too… Visit: www.takarahairdressing.co.uk to find out more.
News added 18/08/17: D-Series: Cadilla
The Cadilla is one of Takara Bemont’s most iconic chairs. Loved world-wide for its rounded back, proportions and serious stamina and durability. Though the chair looks sweet, it really packs a punch with an impressive list of design features including:
– 360 (lockable) rotation
– low backrest
– metal armrests
– footrest with stopper
– decorative, white side-strip trim
And there’s more! Like most Takara Belmont furniture, the Cadilla is fully customisable. You can choose chrome or matte metalwork, a selection of bespoke leather options or to go the whole-hog and get the backwash version. Browse the gallery below to see how the Cadilla could fit into your salon interior…
Speak to Takara Belmont to find out more about their FREE Salon Design Service too… Visit: www.takarahairdressing.co.uk
News added 06/07/17: Offering bespoke furniture to suit every salon interior style and design, we’re thrilled to see that Takara Belmont’s Rollerball-F is now available in colour! A range of four trend-driven shades – Autumn Blue, Crema, Matcha Green and Ebony – have been developed to transform your salon environment. The revolutionary Rollerball-F uses infrared technology to cut down colour processing time, minimize damage and enhance your clients salon experience. That’s quite the claim we know, but this revolutionary piece of equipment has the potential to cut colour-processing time in HALF and has a heap of other benefits besides…. Scroll down below this post to find out more about the Rollerball-F:
News added 22/06/17: We love a salon deign, and think this one from Larry King’s luxury salon in South Kensington is a real gem. Furnished with key (and bespoke) pieces from the Takara Belmont collection including chic Adria II chairs and the Rollerball-F, why not come inside and take a look around:
News added 13/06/17: What a LEGACY!
Takara Belmont celebrates over 95 incredible years of furniture design and innovation with their show-stopping Legacy 95 chair. Guaranteed to create a talking point in any barbershop or salon, this beautifully crafted chair has a decidedly vintage feel but a thoroughly modern performance.
The Legacy 95 provides a superior experience for clients and barbers alike, thanks to features like these:
- Upgraded footplate including a stylish new ‘grille’
- Refined footrest to make the chair customisable – with or without a heel-rest
- Luxurious padded, reclining backrest, headrest and cushioned seat.
And there’s so much more to love… What about the iconic stainless steel footplate, the robust framework and build quality (that we have come to expect from Takara), not to mention the gorgeous retro styling!
The chair is available in a spectrum of colours, and – like most of Takara’s pieces – has several customisable or bespoke options if you’d like to go the extra mile. The Legacy 95 can be tailored to suit any interior design or colour scheme, and with leasing options – to suit any budget, too.
For more information on the Legacy 95, please call: +44 (0) 207 515 0333 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
News added 31/05/17: Just roll with it!
Updating their original, innovative Rollerball hair processer, Takara Belmont present the evolved Rollerball-F with infrared technology to cut down processing time, minimize damage and enhance client experience. Phew! That’s quite the claim we know, but this revolutionary piece of equipment has the potential to cut colour-processing time in HALF and has a heap of other benefits besides. Let us tell you more…
The Rollerball-F features the world’s first infrared dome with a rotating ring that offers an airiness and smart processing style that you can’t get with hood-shaped hair processors. “The unique rotating ring features a very efficient Carbon heater, which generates far infrared rays – a type of electromagnetic wave that helps to accelerate the chemical reactions of treatments such as perms and the processing of colour. When the hair and chemicals absorb these far infrared rays, it generates heat quickly, cutting processing time by half and therefore lessening the damage to the clients hair,” explains Cari-Anne Rawlinson, Marketing Executive at Takara Belmont. “Stylists often find that clients complain that their head feels extremely hot when using traditional hooded processors. With its ring design, the Rollerball-F gives the added benefit of ‘airiness’, which helps to keep the clients head cooler during treatment,” adds Cari-Anne.
As colourists know from experience, there are often areas of the head and hair that take longer to ‘lift’ or absorb colour, leading to longer application times, which can cause client discomfort, especially to those who have sensitive skin or scalps. “The Rollerball-F not only cuts processing time down for the stylist and client, but it can be set to target selected areas of the head, for example the nape or crown. Targeting those areas that are more complicated or don’t respond as readily to chemical applications, enables effective processing and means that clients can be treated in greater comfort.”
Available as a mobile or wall-mounted unit, the Rollerball-F comes in several different colours including Black, Grey and Silver, with new pastel shades being introduced in June to compliment a wide variety of salon interiors. For more information, please visit www.takarahairdressing.co.uk
News added 11/05/17: We’re thrilled that Takara Belmont are sponsors for Colour World UK 2017, and will be providing furniture from the super-chic Adria range for our colourists to test-drive. At the backwashes, you’ll see the RS Adria II rear shampoo unit in action. This luxe piece of furniture features a ceramic basin with an ergonomic tilt-mechanism and a gel-filled neck cushion for ultimate client comfort. Want to take it to the next level? There’s a premium upholstery upgrade available, too. In the Colour SHair demo area, you’ll be able to see the customisable Adria II styling chairs. Updated in 2015, this chair is an enhanced version of the original salon-favourite, Adria chair. With a 360 degree lockable rotation, replaceable chair sections, no visible fittings and a sleek design – it’s no wonder it’s a hugely popular choice for salons throughout the industry. Learn more about Takara’s exceptional selection of salon furniture here: www.takarahairdressing.co.uk
News added 12/04/17:
News added 29/03/17: At Cosmoprof last weekend, Takara Belmont revealed their new Epiphany M collection. Made up of ten beautiful pieces of furniture, the collection was made in Spain in collaboration with Pahi Barcelona.
For 95 years, Takara has been focused on the functionality and quality of their designs and this latest collection is no different; each styling chair, shampoo and furniture system can be customised to suit the environment of their new salon. Everything from upholstery, body, basin and surface finishes can be personalised offering a truly bespoke service and if required, Takara Belmont also offers a FREE* salon design service too! Get acquainted with the latest pieces, we’ve got a feeling you’ll be seeing them everywhere before to long…
Available in the UK on 1st April 2017.
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News added 23/03/17: The UK Takara Belmont team have just touched down on British soil after a fun-filled weekend at Cosmoprof in Bologna. The Takara Belmont stand was looking superb, and hosted a selection of salon chairs with thoughtfully-styled and complimentary interiors side-by-side. It was here that the brand launched a VERY exciting new collection, which we will be able to bring you the low-down on next week – so stay tuned! But in the meantime, why not browse the below and image how you could transform your salon with their super-luxe furnishings and FREE* salon design service…
News added 10/02/17: We’ve been really impressed by Takara Belmont’s salon design service; the six stage process takes you from initial measurements to 2D designs, then 3D designs, bespoke detailing, relevant product training if required, all the way through to final salon completion. Yikes! To give you an idea of how this process works, we’ve managed to get our hands on the design plans for south-east London salon, The Curious Comb. This retro-styled salon has a super cool aesthetic, and features the iconic Apollo 2 barber chairs and retro looking Cadilla styling chairs to accentuate the theme. Owner Selena Pang says her idea was to create, “an old world feel in a larger, modern space”. Browse the blueprints to see how Takara Belmont helped Selena’s ideas become reality…
To discuss the FREE* salon design service call: +44 (0) 20 7515 0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Free on purchases over £5,000
News added 02/02/17: We loved the Ruffians’ #MyBelmont video that we featured last year on Respectyou.me (scroll down to view) and are delighted to revisit the barbershop-chain to talk design this year. With shops in Edinburgh, Covent Garden and Marylebone, Ruffians managing director Andrew Cannon knows a thing or two about creating a welcoming environment and said: “We want to create an environment that feels comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable for the client, but one that’s still fully functional and unmistakably Ruffians in style”.
Customisation and personalisation is key for salons that want to create a theme that shows off their individual style and Takara Belmont continually develops new ways to achieve this. In fact, Takara Belmont’s iconic Apollo 2 barber chair, custom upholstered in bespoke ‘Ruffians Blue’. They also offer a free* space design service to help salon owners bring their vision and ideas to life whilst taking into account the client experience, service options and space planning to maximise revenue.
Andrew says: ““We put together mood boards of what we want and things that we like. Inspiration can come from anywhere; restaurants, coffee shops, airports, even our parents home.”
Curious? Come take a look…
News added 27/01/17: The Labo Salon Design Studio in Takara Belmont’s new showroom in Japan helps clients to try lighting options and furniture pairings in a bid to help them design a beautifully balanced salon environment. Takara Belmont pride themselves on being able to help maximise your salon space, and offer tangible design advice. Whilst getting the right feng shui in any space can be a fine art, there are plenty of good salons to look at for guidance…
The luxurious Daniel Galvin salon next to Selfridge’s in central London has a clean, modern aesthetic and uses both the RS Adria II and Adria II to add to its contemporary feel. Stephen Nurse, Operations Director for Daniel Galvin said: “The salon can be an intimidating place, so our aim and design approach is to make the client feel comfortable, as if they were in their own home.” Take a look at the pictures below, what do you think?
News added 05/01/17: We are very excited to hear that Takara Belmont has revealed TB Square; their new purpose-built showroom in Osaka, Japan. Where better to open a show room than in a country renowned for its design innovation? Spanning five floors, the impressive showroom exhibits Takara Belmont’s many design innovations within the professional hairdressing industry and provides salon owners with immediate interior and business inspiration.
Each floor focuses on a different aspect of the industry from the ‘Labo’ Salon Design Studio on the 2nd floor to the Beauty Therapy College on the 4th floor – all floors are interactive and encourage customers to get involved in the many options and opportunities presented by TB Square. The Rooftop Refresh Space on the top floor is the perfect place to unwind and reflect on everything seen and learnt at the space while gazing out on the beautiful Osaka skyline. We can’t wait to visit!
Ground floor: Reception.
First floor: Men’s Grooming Space and Beauty & Nail Treatment Space.
Second floor: Salon Interior Design Labo and Global Business Space.
Third floor: Lebel Product Studio, Photo Studio and Meeting Space.
Fourth floor: Conference Room, Beauty Therapy and Nail Colleges.
Fifth floor: Rooftop Refresh Space.
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News added 03/11/16: Apollo 2 Icon
Beauty is as beauty does and here’s one helluva an example! Gorgeous-looking and oh-so comfortable with handsome, quilted upholstery (white diamond stitching dontcha know!) and contrasting piping, the luxe new Apollo 2 Icon barberchair from Takara Belmont is a delight. It’s the latest generation in the brand’s Apollo 2 dynasty, and has been ‘elegantly restyled to meet the demands of luxury barbershops and prestige, male-grooming establishments across the globe.’
Classic features remain however; its timeless design, unmistakeable style, robust structure and distinctive footplate are unchanged. Available in a wide range of upholstery colours, the Apollo 2 Icon can be customized to perfectly complement your salon or barbershop interior, while traditional features including the integrated ashtray and shaving bowl add an authentic touch. Choose from a hydraulic base or the new MTR2 motorised base, which delivers optimum access and manoeuvrability for the stylist or barber.
News added 16/09/16: Smooth Operator
If you’ve got the back-to-school bug and are looking for change, why not update your TB chairs with the new MTR2 Motorised Base from Takara Belmont. The motorised base is both sleek and smooth and offers a comfortable experience for the client, and optimum access and manoeuvrability for the stylist. Quicker than a traditional hydralic base, the new motorised option saves times in a busy salon environment.
Perfectly paired with the Apollo 2 and Apollo 2 Elite, the MTR2 also works with the GT Sportsman and Legacy 95. Available in black, silver and white – the base makes a chic additional to your Takara Belmont chair.
News added 07/09/16: Not content to settle, Takara Belmont is always pushing the boundaries of design and furniture functionality. This drive has lead to another new addition; this one to the Traditional Collection. Say hello to the Dion mirror…
The Dion (pictured above) features a solid hardwood frame that will withstand the hustle and bustle of a working salon environment. Available in three beautiful wood finishes; Walnut Natural, Walnut Dark Brown and Oak Dark Brown, the Dion will blend seamlessly into any salon interior. Takara suggest that it is the ideal aesthetic partner to the Aubrey Barbering Station (see left).
News added 22/08/16: Meet the Pandora Reception Desk
Make the first impression the right impression with the new Pandora reception desk. Joining the Themis family, which takes inspiration from Greek mythology, Pandora reflects the very essence of the collection, featuring clean lines and an uncomplicated design. Softly lit with an LED light surround and featuring built-in storage space for a tidy and organised front-of-house space, the Pandora is beautifully made from real wood and is available in three different wood options; Walnut Natural, Oak Natural and Oak Dark Brown.
News added 05/07/16: Takara Belmont has recently converted its iconic Adria II styling chair into a stunning backwash system, the RS Adria II. The Adria, one of Takara Belmont’s best loved chairs, received a re-styling in 2015 and has since enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. The latest development in its illustrious history see the integration of a streamlined backwash system that has already been incredibly popular in salons across the country. Innovative design and comfortable too, the RS Adria II is almost too good to be true!
News added 17/06/16: In a new installment of the #MyBelmont campaign see Cut-Throat Barber and Parlour discuss why they love the Dainty Chair and Takara Belmont… Plus it’s a sneak peak behind the scenes at this super cool establishment in the heart of Peckham, London. Don’t miss it. Check the second video on the link below:
News added 03/06/16: Ruffians talk friendship as the basis for the growth of barbering relationships in their #MyBelmont story below. Find out the more about Andrew Cannon and his team of Ruffians Barbers who are on a mission to offer the men of London a retreat from the fast pace of city life with Takara Belmont…
News added 13/05/16: Given the love that Takara Belmont’s Adria II chair has received over the years (it is the company’s best-selling styling chair), it is only natural that it should lend its characteristics to a new chair: RS Adria II, a stunning backwash version. First developed in 1971, the Adria received a makeover in 2015 and then this year, Takara Belmont integrated the chair into a bespoke backwash system bringing luxury, elegancy and interior coordination.
“Adria II continues the Adria legacy, ensuring it remains a popular choice across the world. The availability of a backwash version adds something extra special to our range and we’re confident it will be a huge hit.” Andre Dupratt.
RS Adria II features include:
• Majolica Porto ceramic basin with ergonomic tilt-mechanism
• Gel-filled neck cushion
• Hair-trap system
• Thermostatic control
• Chrome tap
• Free-swivelling, ergonomic shower-head and retracting cord
News added 13/04/16: Once again Takara Belmont are sponsoring the chair on the hotly anticipated HairClubLive #OpenChairNight tour. So far, we’ve admired the Adria II on stage in Glasgow, Birmingham and London with two more dates in Oxford and Cardiff next week to follow.
The Adria styling chair has become a global best-seller for very good reasons and it all began in 1971 when it redefined styling furniture design. Its aesthetically appealing contours, sleek understated style and inherent ergonomics yielded something truly original and highly desirable for both stylists and their clients. At that time, Takara Belmont couldn’t have imagined the Adria would endure to become a consistent favourite across the world for over four decades. Despite a generation of changing interior fashions and fashions, Adria’s classic good-looks, supreme comfort and durability has continued to find pride of place in hair salons, beauty and spa. Now for the first time, this iconic chair has been subtly refined and finessed. Whilst avoiding the temptation, or the need, to tamper with perfection, the new edition Adria II has been subtly modified to make this salon favourite even better. Whilst on first sight it may look unchanged, Adria II boasts a number of enhancements that are sure to secure Adria II’s iconic status well into the next generation.
New features include:
• All-new fibreglass scratch-resistant backrest shell, available in a
high-gloss black or white finish
• Expanded colour range
• Premium upholstery option with colour-coordinated protective cover
• Removable and replaceable chair sections
• Upholstered padded armrests
• 360º lockable chair rotation
• No visible fixings
News added 29/02/16: Take a seat and check out the new Legacy 95 from Takara Belmont. We love the retro styling of the chair which is perfectly fitting as the chair marks Takara Belmont’s 95th anniversary – what a milestone! The Legacy 95 is an updated version of the much-loved barbering classic Legacy 90, which was released to celebrate their 90th anniversary back in 2011. New features of the chair include an upgraded footplate with a stylish new ‘grille’ and refined foot-rest – which can be customised with or without a heel-rest.
Its luxuriously padded reclining back-rest, headrest and cushioned seat ensure optimum comfort for clients, as ergonomic considerations make it a pleasure for working barbers and stylists. The iconic stainless steel footplate, robust framework and build quality ensure decades of performance, whilst its 1940s retro-styling deliver timeless vintage looks that make this anniversary chair a genuine showpiece for every barbershop or salon. Available in a wide range of colour and customised options, the Legacy 95 can be tailored to complement any interior style and colour scheme and, with leasing options available, it will also suit any budget. We like it so much, we’d like one in the office!
News added 04/02/16: The final installment in the Themis series carries a slightly more masculine, darker theme than the rest of the pieces. The Aubrey is more rugged, more robust and is the ideal styling station for any barbershop. The delicately detailed station features an integrated Majolica Porto ceramic wash basin with its trademakr gel-filled, ergonomic neck cushion for unsurpassed client comfort. Along with a double tap mixer that delivers thermostatically controlled water, Aubrey’s six drawers provide maximum storage capacity for tools and products, helping to keep your working space tidy and clutter-free.
The countertop is crafted from an innovative, durable solid surface called ‘Staron’. The non-porous nature of Staron provides a surface that no stain can penetrate, making it perfectly suited to the everyday rigours of a bustling barbershop.
The Aubrey is available in three hardwaring natural wood veneer finishes including including light or rich walnut, or classic oak, while the Staron coynrer presents three colour options; pebble frost, pebble saratoga or sanded mocha; allowing the Aubrey to be customised to define any barbershop interior.
News added 25/01/16: The Sappho is the fourth installment into the Themis range. The practical and sophisticated Sappho is a full length backlit mirror featuring a floating storage alcove and hairdryer holder.
One of the lovelies things about this all-natural looking series is that all pieces in the Themis collection are available in three different wood finishes including rich Walnut, classic Oak or rustic Oak.
News added 18/01/16: The third installment of the superbly deisgned Themis collection is the Adrienne. The Adrienne delivers simplistic elegance and artistic styling whilst ensuring design longevity. This two seater station features two full length, angled backlit mirrors, a centre table and three tired shelving unit with four power outlets.
News added 11/01/15: The second piece to be added to the new Themis series from Takara Belmont is the Alvis Tetra. The Alvis Tetra offers a four seater, fully functioning styling station complete with a double sided mirror with back lighting, centre storage cabinet, four hairdryer holders and a further eight power outlets. Focusing on practicality but also natural beauty, the ergonomic range fulfills Takara Belmont’s ‘Advanced Tradionalists’ tagline exceptionally well.
News added 06/01/15: Takara Belmont introduces New Themis Series…
Pronounced ‘Tea-Mis’, this inspirational four-piece capsule collection is designed and crafted in Greece to specifications that salon businesses have come to expect from a Takara Belmont range; high quality, natural materials that ensure timeless aesthetics, unrivalled durability and guaranteed customer satisfaction.
The essence of the Themis collection is the creation of uncomplicated pieces, featuring clean lines andvisually impressive styling. Natural wood veneers deliver an authentic look whilst the simplicity of this range allows for a plethora of interior design approaches to be achieved. The first four beautifully crafted pieces to launch in this series include the Alvis Dio, Alvis Tetra, Adrienne and Sappho.
We present the first installment of the Themis collection, Alvis Dio. The two seater, is a fully functioning styling station featuring a backlit mirror, centre storage cabinet, two hairdryer holders and four power outlets. As with all pieces in the Themis collection, the mirror comes complete with back lighting around the framework.
News added 18/12/15: In January 2016, Takara Belmont is celebrating 95 years of global furniture innovation by launching the Legacy 95.
Superseding the Legacy 90, which marked Takara Belmont’s 90th anniversary in 2011, the new Legacy 95 features an upgraded footplate including a stylish new ‘grille’ and refined foot-rest to make the chair customisable with or without a heel-rest. Its luxuriously padded reclining back-rest, headrest and cushioned seat ensure optimum comfort for clients, as ergonomic considerations make it a pleasure for working barbers and stylists.
The iconic stainless steel footplate, robust framework and build quality ensure decades of performance, whilst its 1940s retro-styling deliver timeless vintage looks that make this anniversary chair a genuine showpiece for every barbershop or salon. Available in a wide range of colour and customised options, the Legacy 95 can be tailored to complement any interior style and colour scheme and, with leasing options available, it will also suit any budget.
Discover from 4th January 2016 at www.takarahairdressing.co.uk
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News added 02/12/15: Another barbering link up for Takara Belmont is Savills in Sheffield, an establishment proudly dedicated to the craft of barbering, relying on age-old skills that have been perfected over centuries. With a vintage feel, the attention to detail from the shop’s decor to each individual haircut is an essential part of the Savills experience. Boasting the tagline, ‘Savills Barbers because Salons are for Girls!’ the shop hosts clientele from all over the city, and has been linking up with Sheffield Theatre since 2009, having done hair for the likes of Dominic West and John Simm. With such a strong reputation and male focus, we couldn’t resist the temptation to take a snoop around…
News added 19/11/15: Takara Belmont is a great supporter of the British barbering scene, and the recent revival of the craft has seen a number of traditional establishments popping across the country.
This week, we’re showcasing the London and Edinburgh-based barber group, Ruffians. Founded in Edinburgh’s West End in 2012, Ruffians was borne of a frustration with the lack of barbers out there providing great customer service. Within six months it became a resounding success and won Best Independent Newcomer at the British Hairdressing Business Awards. In December 2013, Ruffians launched their flagship store in London’s Covent Garden, and it became an instant success. Come take a look around…
News added 12/11/15: Centre stage on each night of the HairClubLive Autumn tour this November was the Takara Belmont Dux chair! What stories it could tell, what action it has seen. Clocking up more than 2,000 miles and 26 load-in-load-outs with a couple of hundred models taking up a seat, the figurework is eye-watering. Takara Belmont, take a bow – in fact they provided two chairs for each event such was the demand, risked several thousand pounds of kit to this great cause. Yet it was a PR coup, as the brand demonstrated how tough, durable and stylish their equipment is.
News added 05/11/15: With the resurgence of barbering in the industry, there are some seriously sharp establishments popping up across the country.
We are big fans of the interior of Murdoch Soho, but must admit, that their other shops in Shoreditch, Covent Garden and within Liberty of London are also pretty special, and faithful to the sophistication of the London Barbershop. The blend of time-honoured classics accompanied by a modern twist works extremely well, and explains why they have made Takara Belmont’s Apollo Elite 2 their barber chair of choice.
News added 23/10/15: The Takara Belmont team was out in force at Salon International at the beginning of this month. Showcasing the beauty and quality of their products, visitors could browse the many iconic designs in on the stand from the spa favourite, the Yume Espoir to the classic Apollo Elite 2 and the luxurious Halo collection.
One of the hottest areas in the hair industry at the moment is barbering – and Takara Belmont wasted no time in securing a selection of the most inspiring barbers in the country to demonstrate their craft on the stand. The sheffield-based barbers, Savills, are providing a renaisaance of old-school style of barbering up in the north of engaldn, and were joined on the stand by London-based barber groups, Murdock and Ruffians.
News added 24/08/15: The latest barbering icon from Takara Belmont, say hello to the Apollo Elite.
The new generation Apollo is an evolution of Takara Belmont’s barbering dynasty built for modern hairdressing, male grooming and beauty salons.
All the much-loved classic features remain: its timeless design, unmistakable style, robust structure and distinctive footplate are unchanged. But its restyling brings fresh dimensions too. First there are two striking colour options; white with black piping and black with white. Familiar silver iron works have been elegantly finished in blackor white gloss with a colour coordinated base to perfect the look.
Each chair features the Apollo’s reclining backrest to manoeuvre clients into the perfect position, and thearmrests’ traditional integrated ashtray and shaving bowl give way to a new streamlined look fit for every service requirement across barbering, hairdressing, beauty and spa.
The Apollo Elite is everything you’d expect from the Apollo and more…with an elegance and class of its own that ensures its global reputation will remain undiminished for many decades to come… We LOVE IT.
News added 07/07/15: Welcome to the new Yume Espoir!
Building on the success of the Yume DX, the new Espoir is an evolution of the classic. The Espoir delivers uncompromised Yume performance whilkst prviding an affordable solution that hair and beauty businesses can adapt to their individual spatial circumstances.
Its fully motorised reclining seat and backrest effortlessly motion the client in and out of the treatment position. Gel-filled neck cushions and pillows delicately support the head to ensure total relaxation.
This model also works in harmony with Spa Mist II to open up an extensive range of spa-style services and treatments, such as facials and hand treatments.
Yume Espoir is available in two types; the ESF model features a fixed leg rest whilst the ESL’s motorised leg-rest further enhances client comfort.
News added 30/06/15: Spotlight on the Spitfire Chair.
Undoubtedly the most rock’n’roll of the three chairs, the Spitfire oozes cool and style. Unlike it’s artistocratic brothers, the Spitfire has metal panels which give it real grit and character.
Inspired by the legendary Spitfire aircraft, bold hammered aluminium plates adorn the back of this leather upholstered chair to produce a true masterpiece. Each plate is manually hammered one at a time for a uniquely authentic look whilst luxuriously padded seat and back deliver the ultimate comfort and support. Along with its matching mirror, this sets a dramatic tone for a dynamic interior look.
News added 22/06/15: Spotlight on the Barone Chair.
Brother to the Dux, the Barone Chair is part of Takara Belmont’s latest range, the effortlessly luxurious Halo collection. As we’d profiled the Dux, we felt it was only fair that the Barone should get some coverage too…
Reminiscent of olde British aristocracy, the Barone is a rich expression of luxury, class and comfort. With rich dark leather upholstery, Barone is evocative and nostalgic; great attention has been paid down to the last stitch to maximise the style, comfort and ergonomics of this masterpiece that oozes finesse and refinement.
Suggested pairing: the Bolt mirror, features age- painting for an authentic aged rust-like appearance that perfectly compliments the Barone. We’re slightly in love with it.
News added 18/06/15: Spotlight on the Dux Chair.
Part of the beautifully crafted Halo Collection, the Dux chair was the star of the show at the recent #OpenChairNight from HairClubLive and we felt it deserved a bit more attention in it’s own right…
This chair is the ultimate expression of Britishness that captures the essence of nobility and luxury. Two types of silky leather envelope plush cushioning, so your clients can literally sink in comfort, combined with hand attached brass tacks for a genuine antique look that will change and age with time.
Suggested pairing: The Oldie mirror is crafted in old wood that adds to the elegance for a unique ambience and salon setting your clients will adore. And we 100% agree…
News added 03/06/15: We welcome to centre stage the latest offering in Takara Belmont innovation, the Yume Espoir ESF & ESL. The Yume Espoir is an evolution from the Yume Deluxe, which has recieved global success for it’s ability to deliver the ultimate in VIP shampooing experiences. Appreciating the spacial needs of the smaller salon, Takara Belmont has capitalised on the popularity of the Deluxe and created a more compact version, suitable for salons with restricted space. The Yume Espoir can be easily incorporated into other beauty services and allows the salon to operate and indulge the client in a full spa style experience. Great thinking guys!
News added 19/05/15: So as many of you may have heard, HairClubLive’s #OpenChairNight has been on tour this May taking with it two b-e-a-utiful Dux Chairs from Takara Belmont’s latest Halo Collection. The chair’s have stolen the show on more than one occassion! On the 10th and 11th May, #OpenChairNight hit London and Manchester, where it was met by remarkable talent and enthusiastic crowds. Amongst those performing were Ken Picton, Zoe Irwin and Andrew Collinge as well as a plethora of young talent. Have a gander below to get a feel for the first weekend…
A firm favourite since 1971, the Adria is a global best seller that’s refined style has remained elegant and aesthetically pleasing for over four decades. Despite a generation of changing interior fashions, Adria’s classic good-looks, supreme comfort and durability has continued to find pride of place in hair salons, beauty and spa.
Now, this iconic chair has been subtley refined and finessed. So subtle in fact, that you my not even realise you are looking at the Adria 2.0. The enhanced chair features: fibreglass, scratch -resistant backrest shell, expanded colour range, premium upholstery option, removable and replacable chair sections, 360 lockable chair rotation and no visable fixings.
News added 15/04/2015: Interested in Innovation? Progression? Takara Belmont was founded in 1921 and is still going strong, find out the secrets to their success…
News added 27/02/2015: New collection ‘Halo’ from Takara Belmont ensures comfort, design and performance with three world-class styling chairs and coordinated mirrors. Distinctly British, the Spitfire, Dux and Baron styling chairs exude aristocratic qualities with authentic antique nuances that are reflective of a bygone era of britishness. The use of luxurious materials creates a truly special collection in which every attention to detail is unequivocal. From leather upholstery to antique brass tacks, stitching and design embellishments, every aspect of this range is perfected to deliver supreme comfort and maximum support for both stylists and clients. Along with coordinated mirrors, this collection allows you to create a truly inspiring interior space built on traditional values that are the hallmark of every Takara Belmont range.
Inspired by the legendary Spitfire aircraft, bold hammered aluminium plates adorn the back of this leather upholstered chair to produce a true masterpiece. Each plate is manually hammered one at a time for a uniquely authentic look whilst luxuriously padded seat and back deliver the ultimate comfort and support. Along with its matching mirror, this sets a dramatic tone for a dynamic interior look.
This chair is the ultimate expression of Britishness that captures the essence of nobility and luxury. Two types of silky leather envelope plush cushioning, so your clients can literally sink in comfort, combined with hand attached brass tacks for a genuine antique look that will change and age with time. The Oldie mirror is crafted in old wood that adds to the elegance for a unique ambience and salon setting your clients will adore.
Reminiscent of olde British aristocracy, the Barone is a rich expression of luxury, class and comfort. With rich dark leather upholstery, Barone is evocative and nostalgic; great attention has been paid down to the last stitch to maximise the style, comfort and ergonomics of this masterpiece that oozes finesse and refinement. Its companion, the Bolt mirror, features age- painting for an authentic aged rust-like appearance that perfectly compliments the Barone.
Discover Halo today at takarahairdressing.co.uk
News added 5/01/2015: If you’re after a touch of 1950s glamour in the salon, the Eye is the Takara Belmont design for you. This chair has soft, sinuous lines, and is said to embody the spirit and nostalgia of fabulous hairdressing. Feature armrest insets can be personalized with wood, metal or acrylic to accentuate the contours of the chair that exudes both sophistication and class. Ooo eeer. We love.
News added 4/12/2014: If comfort and relaxation is what you want to provide clients with, then take a look at the Epiphany range’s jewel in its crown, the Eclair. Eclair elevates the senses to new levels of positivity. It encases the client and immediately heightens sensations of peace and equanimity – amazing! As the masterpiece of the Epiphany collection, Eclair has a unique hidden shampoo basin, which adds to the design, making it perfect for both hair and spa settings. The bed position rises to enable the operator to function in ergonomic harmony either on a stool or standing, as the client is maneuvered into the perfect position for a range of treatments and hair services – an incredibly versatile addition to the salon. For relaxation at its very best, the Eclair looks to be a must!
News added 28/11/2014: The EP Square in theTakara Belmont Epiphany designed range is both beautiful to look at and a genius in terms of space and storage. With one flowing contour that is poised, elegant and satisfying on the eye, the Square provides unique side-storage for magazines, a tablet computer or other reading material. Its geometric proportions are inspired by an imaginary cube to deliver support, comfort and ergonomics in an imaginative and distinctive way. Feature piping on the front provides the scope to customise for your salon from a palette of colours, and to differentiate the chair back, which demands more resistant shades… this is innovative and awesome. We Love.
News added 21/11/2014:‘Elegance’ truly does sum up this particular design in the Epiphany range of Takara Belmont Chairs. Inspired by the famous Eames Lounge Chair, Elegance recreates the tones and contours of a modern furniture classic, authentically recreated to exceptional standards for a truly imposing chair of enduring sophistication, status and style. This ‘art-piece’ features natural elements in the grained veneer and colour options; it is undoubtedly a furniture icon in the making. We love how that the beautiful Epiphany range includes this modern take on an incredibly classic design.
News added 10/11.2014: Inspired by elements of nature, the Epiphany collection is the latest launch by Takara Belmont brand and absolutely stunning for its simplicity, integrity and beauty. The shapes, colours and textures used in this collection are selected as they are known to arouse the senses and emotional human responses including positivity, relaxation and harmony – we love. The collection is designed to be evocative of a homely environment, and to bring this type of comfort and relaxation into the salon. The concept of this collection is to capture the essence of human inspiration in perfect harmony with the environment.
Check out the LIVING chair design in particular. This chair provides striking aesthetics and supreme functionality. We’re raving over the natural grained veneers and natural tones in the upholstery. The extendable footrest and ergonomics with motorized functionality provide effortless maneuverability for perfect control and client relaxation. The design comes in a varied range of colours and woods, allowing you to match the Living chairs to your salon’s interior schemes – alternatively it can be covered with the same material as your salon floor for a seamless and chic customization.
News added 16/10/2014: Takara Belmont has launched a new website dedicated to their beautiful new Epiphany range in all its glory. We suggest you take a look at this website where you can easily scan through the different designs, inspirations, and options available to enhance your salon. http://takara-epiphany.co.uk/
Epiphany is the first collection from Takara Belmont that’s been designed and manufactured outside of Japan. Conceived and built in Italy, the aim was to create a unique collection that appeals to the design sensibilities of European salons inspired by shapes, textures and colours from nature that are known to evoke emotional responses. From enveloping styles to curvaceous contours and geometric, angular shapes, this collection brings the concept of home comfort into the salon whilst appealing to the interior preferences of every salon owner.
News added 11/10/2014: A generous offer you’d be mad to refuse! For five days only, until the 16th October 2014, you can save more than £400 on the purchase of the Takara Belmont Spa Mist II. As a world-leading manufacturer of salon equipment, Takara Belmont’s latest innovation to revive and revitalise your clients’ hair and soul, is a compact, mobile and flexible piece of salon technology. Sophisticated yet easy to operate, the Spa Mist II can perform multiple hair and scalp treatments at the styling station or washpoint, including colour or perm treatments. It is reassuringly user-friendly and needs only purified water to generate all the promised goodness and relaxation. Good for business, too! A single technician can now shampoo, condition, massage and give a Head Spa treatment, and all without interruption or changing stations. Freeing up space and minimising movement through the salon, the Spa Mist II will perform for a seated or reclined client. Takara Belmont’s own full Head Spa procedure lasts up to 45 minutes at the backwash, alternatively, your bespoke conditioning treatments can be as short as 5 minutes. Additionally, there is the possibility of offering of a hand spa or aromatherapy using the Hand Capo and Aroma Diffuser accessories. Bliss to use, luxurious for the client.
Spa Mist is handsome, fully mobile and conveniently moved around the salon. It’s perfect for salons looking to add a new and unique service dimension, and it gives you the opportunity to offer a luxury treatment experience without the expense of a refurbishment. We couldn’t agree with Takara Belmont any more, this is one treatment experience not to be ‘mist’.Take advantage of this offer here :
News added 02/10/2014: Bravo! Takara Belmont have done it again. Employing years of experience in creating beautiful salon furniture and design, this Japanese company born of expertise in all things ‘salon’ is launching a simply stunning new collection: Epiphany. We love it and know you will, too.
As the name indicates, Epiphany is something of a revelation as it defines a new, invigorating approach to furniture design and customer care for discerning hairdressing salons and spas. In Epiphany you will find a capsule collection of four styling chairs and three shampoo stations equating to a refreshing, elegant and alluring proposition where form and function are perfectly balanced. Shapes, colours and textures are carefully selected and worked into the design of the furniture, every detail and every line, to evoke a mood of positivity, relaxation and harmony. The result is a blissful combination of ‘home’ comforts blended into the context of the luxe salon environment.
Marking a new direction for the well-regarded Takara Belmont brand who are renowned creators of world-class furniture and equipment in Japan since 1921, the Epiphany collection is conceived, designed and manufactured in Italy. Mamma mia! Such style and exuberance appeals specifically to the tastes and sensibilities of the European hairdressing market.
Browse the Epiphany collection and you will have to continually remind yourself such works of art really are for practical use. Adding a wow! factor to your salon, they are at once intriguingly different, yet reminiscent of home furnishing. The simplicity of the shapes belies the depth of expertise which clearly has been applied in such innovative pieces.
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