Do you wish to start a barbing salon business in Nigeria but don’t know how to go about it? This is the right article for you.
There are businesses that always remain profitable no matter the crisis in the country. Barbing salon business is among them. It is a beauty business for both male and female.
No matter the level of financial crisis in a country, your business will still be sought after since most people can’t afford to move about with a bushy hair.
Barbing salon business is not only profitable, but fun and entertaining. The amount of money you can make from it depends on your packaging.
An average man spends between N200 and N5000 per week as service cost for haircut. Thus, his monthly spending is from N800 to N20000.
That simply means a barber shop with an average of 100 customers per month is likely to earn between N80,000 and N500,000.
The maintenance is relatively cheap, though it depends on your packaging as earlier stated.
You can start small and grow big with time. Though the location of your barbing salon matters a lot.
The every two weeks shaving and barbing by different people makes it more fun.
You don’t need to have all the knowledge in the world before you own a barbing salon. There are other options for you which this article will bring to light.
Things To Do Before Setting Up The Business
Here are the necessary things to put in check before starting the business
1: Go for the skill acquisition
Look for a renowned barber and opt in for a six months training on the best styles.
You should also learn the cutting, styling, treatment and care so as to make your customers happy.
Look out for styles in celebrity magazines, on Twitter and Facebook.
Employ the services of an experienced and updated barber. Do the best you can to protect your brand.
2: Get a good site or location
When looking for a place to stay, let it be spacious, accessible and clean. Do not locate your shop in a place that is too calm or less populated.
Shopping malls are usually a good place for this kind of job. Your location should include a parking space for car owners. That way, they will know that you are not out for play.
3: Equip your shop
When you have acquired the skills and gotten a good location, the next thing is to equip your shop.
As a starter you will need the following:
- A barber’s chair, usually the rotating type
- Beautiful furniture
- Standby generator
- Cover clothes
- Standing fans/ air conditioner
- Interior decoration
- Long and wide standing mirror
- Hair creams, spray, dye, conditioner, alcohol, relaxer etc
- Waiting chairs
- Lightning and wiring
- Entertainment system
- Head washing basin etc
The above are the things you will need to set up your business.
4: Obtain a license
Register your business with the appropriate authorities to avoid embarrassment from the government, labour association or individuals.
5: Be unique and outstanding
Probe your competitors to know that unique thing they do, then refine it to serve you better. A good communication skill is ideal for this purpose.
Be of good character, rapport with your customers and learn how to serve them better. Remember, customers are always right.
With your modern equipment and expertise, you are sure of making a difference.
6: Offer different kind of services
Barbing salon business is no child’s play, so there are other businesses that you can attach to it and it will promote your business.
These services includes
- Haircut training services
- Selling magazines and perfumes
- Spa and make up services
- Sale of clippers, shaving stick, hair creams, shaving powders, hairbrush, and shampoo
- Making game consoles available for interested players
- Sale of cufflinks, male tiles and other make products etc
7: Packaging and Marketing
The slogan “we talk value not price” should be your slogan at the beginning.
When you package your business to look exquisite, nobody will ever think of bargaining with you provided you deliver what you portray.
With the TV set displaying things that men love like football, who wouldn’t come to your shop to shave or barb. Men love music. Give it to them.
Packaging and good customer relationship is the perfect way of getting people do what they don’t really want to do at that particular time.
If possible, have a good website where people can visit to know more about your services.
Be on social platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp and the likes of them. Regularly update your status with different hair styles especially the ones in vogue.
Talk about your other services and let the people know how you operate.
Ask your already existing customers to write a review about your services. Post it online for your prospective customers to know you are not out for child’s play.
Another thing to consider is your dress code. How you dress matters a lot in this business.
I would suggest uniformity in dressing for effective communication because you will be addressed based on how you are dressed.
Same goes to your workers, encourage them to dress properly and attend to customers with smile on their faces.
This article how to start a barbing salon business is a sure guide to help you start this lucrative business anywhere in Nigeria.
I hope you find it useful.