AB&Company offers three business verticals; a Beauty Salon business which operates directly-managed hair salons, a Franchise business which provides back-office function and business know-hows for franchisees and an Interior Design business which creates designs and manages construction of hair salons.
We operate hair salons nationwide in Japan. We believe our hair service brings joy to all our customers through our professional services. We are proud that Agu. Group's hairdressers can earn higher salaries than the market average and that they are free to decide when and how long to work in their salons. We also fully support our senior hairdressers becoming new franchisees when they are ready to take on owning a business.
We provide back-office services to our franchisees, including accounting, HR and admin operations. Agu. Group is very active in sharing our know-how, in order for our franchise owners and hairdressers to succeed, through unique educational programs. We occasionally sell out an existing hair salon to a new franchisee in order to kick-start their business, launching with a fully-furnished salon, customers and hairdressers. It enables new franchisees to scale the business much faster than starting it all from scratch.
Our Interior Design business is critical in maintaining our salon opening pace, the fastest in the industry. We are able to maintain our pace because we are capable of "doing it all" within the resources of Agu. Group. We also provide interior design services to clients outside of Agu. Group and the hair salon industry so that we can keep up with the latest interior trends in general.
- Feb. Established hair salon alice (former brand of Agu.)
- Jan. Established LOINESS KK
Dec. Established B-first KK
Jan. Beside KK became the first franchisee
- Apr. Reached 10 franchisees
- Dec. Opened 200th salon
Mar. CLSA acquired shares in Agu. Group
Mar. Established AB&Company
Mar. LOINESS KK and B-first KK became subsidiaries of AB&Company
Jul. Ken. LABO KK became a subsidiary of AB&Company
Jul. Headquarters moved to Roppongi
Aug. Opened 300th salon
Oct. Puzzle KK, agir KK, KALO KK became subsidiaries of AB&Company
Jan. Reached 20 franchisees
Apr. Headquarters moved to Shinjuku
Oct.Opened 400th Salon
Nov.Opened salons in every 47 prefectures in Japan
- Company Name
- AB&Company K.K.
- HQ Office Location
- Shinjuku East Square Bldg 6F, 2-16-6, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
- Scope of Business
- Beauty Salon business
Interior Design business
- Esablished in
- Paid-in Capital
- 90 million JPY
CEO and Executive Director: Kazuhiro Ichinose
CFO and Executive Director: Hikaru Nagashima
CSO and Executive Director: Sotaro Egi
External Director: Megumi Kiyotsuka
External Director: Manabu Mori
- Main Bank
- Shinsei Bank
Shinjuku East Square Bldg 6F, 2-16-6, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan