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In 2014 founders Adam Johanson and John Erkkila could see a significant gap in the growing mens grooming market.
The first BarberShopCo store opened in Millwater, north of Auckland in January 2015. By 2016 more than half a dozen BarberShopCo outlets were open across Auckland, creating a buzz in the market and challenging the standards of barbering. By focusing on ‘the thousand details’ that make up superior client experience, BarberShopCo was able to grow at a quick pace with 10 stores open by the end of 2016.
In 2017 the first store opened outside of Auckland in Hamilton, and the pace of growth has continued with 24 stores now established.
The company owns and operates numerous stores while maintaining a franchise structure to provide equity opportunities for employees and franchise owners. To ensure world class standards across a growing network, the company has established infrastructure including the establishment of Promap NZ Ltd and wholesale distribution arm Custom Distributors Ltd. The company also owns The Bowery brand and holds a stake in New Zealand born brand, Earnest Empire.
In 2019 the company was honoured to be selected as a Finalist in the Westpac Business Awards for 'Employer of the Year'.BarberShop Company founders Adam Johanson and John Erkkila
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Director and CEO