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History of NALU-Style
Nalu-Style was born in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, in year 2001.
Back then, Daisuke Hamaguchi started a little hair salon with his only assistant and called it HairStyleShop NALU. He wanted to establish salon with the concept of a style shop, where customers can casually switch hair designs as they fancy, as simple as a change in fashion items. NALU means "waves" in Hawaiian.
"Riding the tide (catching the trends), beckoning the waves (creating the trends), and of course perming your hair wavy (haha) were the most befitting phrases for me, since I also love surfing." said Hama.
In the year 2003, NALU moved to Omotesando. At the same time, 76 CAFE was introduced at the same location.
It is a unique concept with the basement and ground floor being a cafe, and the floor above a hair salon. The harmonious synergy of food and style reinvented Nalu-Style into a lifestyle concept that many came to know. It is soon established as one of the popular spots in the stylish district of Omotesando, Tokyo.
Then, Hama's wandering journey began.
He was in search for a chance to create new waves overseas, thus travelled to different countries around Asia, America and other cities. He found an ideal place, which is Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, a city of multiculturalism with people of different fashion and culture senses. He was deeply intrigued by how the locals and residents possess the power to create their own distinctive culture in their city. He decided to choose this charming capital as the destination of his journey, with the belief that one day Kuala Lumpur would too be a centre of unique fashion cultures, just like Harajuku in Tokyo.
This new year, Number76 stamps its mark in the cosmopolitan city of Singapore.
Expanding to Singapore was a natural decision to come to for Hama. The dynamic and amazingly stylish country beckoned to him; while Singaporean customers that frequent Malaysia also called for its arrival, cementing his expansion decisions. Wherever Number76 goes, Hama is determined that his customers across the globe will walk out from his salons with a sense of satisfaction and happiness. It is this determination that has carried this brand across oceans.
The name Number76 was originally conceived from NALU.
In Japanese, 7 (seven) is pronounced as "NANA" while 6 (six) as "ROKU". When abbreviated, “NANA” and “ROKU” merged together as NALU, hence Number76. Bearing the concept inherited from NALU, we hope to create new trends together with all of you.