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 Dec. Launched original product line "numberA." and its online shopping site
Jan. Opened a hair salon "A GRAND UNION" in Manhattan, New York Feb. Opened its first men’s hair salon "FADE&LINE"
- 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 Director Kazuhiro Ichinose CFO and Director Hikaru Nagashima Director Sotaro Egi Director* Megumi Kiyozuka Director* Hidetsugu Agata Director* Keisuke Shitomi Director* Manabu Mori Director* Shingo Iwata
- Audit & Supervisory
Auditor(Full-time) Akiko Sakamoto Auditor Takayuki Odawara Auditor Kaoru Miwa
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Shinjuku East Square Bldg 6F, 2-16-6, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan