How to Start a Barbershop Business

Being a barber is a great way to earn money because cutting hair is one of the daily activities which transpires all over the world. Through this, you will be able to earn lots of money.

Now, if you are tired in just being a barber who works for someone, then why not start your own barbershop business?

A barbershop is one of the most lucrative businesses which someone can venture into because of the fact that it requires low maintenance but guarantee’s high profitability. This is a very easy to run and manage business especially if you have lots of experiences in working as a barber. This article will provide you with loads of information on how you will earn lots of money the quickest time possible simply by cutting hair of clients.

Tips and Tricks in Starting a Barbershop Business

In this business, you need to have certain tools, devices and other things such as location, supplies and equipments, business loan and business plan which will guarantee your success.

Now what if you don’t trust yourself much in your capabilities as a barber? Then you don’t have anything to worry about because you can attend a barber school. This will pave the way for you to get equipped with the newest and latest trends when it comes to the hottest hair styles of today that every man will surely like. Another benefit of enrolling in the barber school is that it is not costly and it will result to getting your barber’s license in just a very short period of time.

After you obtain the license, you can already work as a barber. With this, you will be able to build a strong client base which will pave the way for a higher traffic on your barbershop to be established.

Next, you have to make a decision whether you will purchase a new business or an existing barbershop. In fact, there are several ways on how you will be able to get started. But the best and easiest option would be purchasing an existing one because it already has equipments, client and barbers. But the disadvantage of this is that you need to spend more money. Now, if you think you still lack money then the right thing to do is get started on your own.

The next step that you need to put lots of attention to is looking for the right location of the barbershop. This is a very crucial one because you need to be on the right place where there are lots of people who will see what kind of service you offer to them. With this, you will also have the chance to cut on advertising costs.

After that, you can already begin in looking for your suppliers because you need to have the following: clippers, shampoo chairs, shampoo basins and styling chairs. The last step is hiring barbers and other barbershop workers.


  • Isaac said on May 20, 2013
    barbershop is also one of my dream business and would like to do it in Nairobi though my challenge interior designing of the shop and all that is needed to start hitting the ground kindly advise on everything including the cost of starting. thanks alot
  • tayo said on November 19, 2013
    Hello sir, my name is Tayo and i am about starting a corporate barbing saloon for private clients, pls could you give me a few tips


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