Our History

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Aug. 1986
Naoki Yoshihara opened his first beauty salon in Kanagawa-ku Yokohama.
Nov. 1988
ARTE Co., Ltd was established
Feb. 1997
The first "Ash" branded salon was opened in Asahi-ku Yokohama.
Apr. 1997
The first franchise salon "Grand-Maxim" (renamed "Ash Gakugei-daigaku salon" later) was opened in Meguro-ku Tokyo.
Dec. 1997
ARTE CO., LTD. was reorganized into ARTEJAPAN CO., LTD.
Jun. 1998
ARTE Academy(training room) was opened in Nakahara-ku Kawasaki.
Apr. 2000
ARTE brand name sharing system was generalized.
Ash Shibuya salon was opened as a flagship salon in Tokyo area.
Mar. 2001
Ash Ginza salon was opend.
Jun. 2001
ARTE Academy was relocated to Kanagawa-ku Yokohama, and was up-sized.
Aug. 2003
Head office was relocated in Naka-ku Yokohama.
Sep. 2003
ARTE Academy was relocated into Head office bldg.
Aug. 2004
ARTE Co., Ltd. was listed on JASDAQ(Jasdaq Securities Exchange). (Currently Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ Standard)
Jun. 2005
ARTE had tied up with NewYork-NewYork Co.,Ltd.
Jul. 2005
ARTE Co., Ltd. was listed as a member of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
Nov. 2005
Ash Omiya salon was opened as a flagship salon in Saitama area.
Jul. 2006
ARTEJAPAN CO., LTD. was renamed as “Arte Salon Holdings, Inc.” and reorganized into a holding company. At the same time, Ash Co., Ltd. (100% affiliated company) was established as a managing company of Ash franchise salons.
Jul. 2006
Arte Salon Holdings, Inc. acquired 100% ownership of NewYork·NewYork Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2007
Arte Salon Holdings, Inc. acquired 66.7% ownership of STYLE DESIGNER Inc.
Apr. 2007
Arte Salon Holdings, Inc. tied up with ‘Tony & Guy’.
May. 2007
AMG Co., Ltd. was established as 100% affiliated company.
May. 2007
essensuals japan Co., Ltd. was established as 51% affiliated company.
Mar. 2008
etra Co., Ltd. was established as 100% affiliated company.
Jan. 2009
Arte Salon Holdings, Inc. acquired 100% ownership of STYLE DESIGNER Inc.
Oct. 2009
etra Co., Ltd. was renamed as aj Co., Ltd., for the beauty salon business.
Jul. 2010
Ash Co., Ltd. merged with aj Co., Ltd. to continue business under Ash Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2011
Yoichi Nishie became Representative Director & President, Naoki Yoshihara became Representative Director & Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jul. 2011
Tokyo College of Hairdressing Arts Co., Ltd. was established
Dec. 2011
Ash Co., Ltd. merged with essensuals Japan Co., Ltd. to continue business under Ash Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2013
Naoki Yoshihara became Director & Chairman of the Board
Jun. 2013
Arte Salon Holdings, Inc. made an investment in Arte Straits Holdings Pte.Ltd.
Jul. 2013
The first salon in the Republic of Singapore was opened in Liang Court, under the brand name “Naoki Yoshihara by Ash”.
Mar. 2014
Izumi Meguro became President of Arte Salon Holdings, Inc.
Dec.2014
Arte Salon Holdings, Inc. acquired 100% ownership of DIAMOND EYES Co., Ltd.
Dec.2014
Arte Salon Holdings, Inc. transferred all shares of Arte Straits Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Apr.2015
Arte Salon Holdings, Inc. acquired 100% ownership of CFJ, Inc.
Jan.2016
The first “Ash” salon in the Peopleʼs Republic of China was opened in Changsha, Hunan Province.