Profile of Seiji Yamashita
Director of EARTH Holdings
Representative Director of Sanctuary Corporation
Director of EARTH Holdings, one of the largest beauty salon group in Japan. “EARTH” operates 240 franchised stores.
[Number of Employees: 3000, Annual Sales: 1.8 billion yen]
Yamashita is also the Representative Director of Sanctuary Corporation, which operates 70 franchised stores.
Sanctuary Corporation operates stores in Kanto, Koshinetsu, Tokai, Hokuriku, Hokkaido and Fukuoka, including 30 franchised stores he produced.
[Number of Employees: 900, Annual Sales: 0.5 billion yen]
Born in 1976 in Shizuoka, Japan
After graduating from high school, moved to Tokyo and started working as a hairdresser at the age of 19. Annual income surpassed 100 million yen, at the age of 31.
Worked almost every day during the age of 19 to 23, then worked 365 days for 15 years from the age of 24 to 39, taking the first train to work and going home on the last train.
In his forties, succeeded in removing the barrier between business and pleasure time.
Became the manager of EARTH Ginza at the age of 24 and monthly personal sales exceeded 5 million yen the following year.
At the age of 26, established Sanctuary Corporation and became a franchise owner of the Ginza store, a highly competitive area for the beauty industry. EARTH Ginza’s monthly sales exceeded 27 million yen and became the best store in the region. It served as a headquarter and “solid base” for other franchised stores nationwide.
Yamashita set up headquarters in various regions at the age of 27, beginning with the Tokai region.
Later on, 14 headquarters in 16 prefectures including Kanto, Koshinetsu, Tokai, Hokuriku, Hokkaido and Fukuoka were set up.
Sanctuary Corporation trained and fostered its first manager when Yamashita was 30.
Fostered 38 new managers, who became owners of a subsidiary company, second, third, fourth, and fifth-generation subsidiary companies.
4 managers currently own a Ferrari.
At the age of 31, Yamashita became the Director of EARTH Holdings.
Beloved car is Ferrari 488 Spider.
Work is his hobby.