Starting a Barber Shop

Starting a barber shop? You're on your way to a very lucrative business. In this article you will be able to have a grasp of the barber shop industry.

If you are thinking of starting a barber shop you are on the right track. This is considered as one of the lucrative business in the world, as long people especially men grow their hair, which nature has given; obviously men will need the services of a barber shop.

Initially a business needs a business plan. In this case you will deal with the start-up capital, marketing and advertising strategies, licenses and permits, insurance, where to establish your business, how many employees will you need to hire, bookkeeping, accounting and auditing and most especially how to sustain your barber shop amidst many barber shops that has mushroomed in this time and age.

A barber shop is a place where men trust the barbers to give them haircut that will surely add more to ones personality. Hire the best barbers for a customer who just got lousy haircut will most likely never ever go back. Establish a reputable name in the barber shop industry. A satisfied customer will more likely to recommend you to family and friends. This is a way to establish an excellent client base. Quality goes together with good customer service.

Visit as many barber shops as you can. See for yourself what are the furniture’s and amenities you will most likely put in you own barber shop. Aside for the furniture’s and amenities, see what other services they offer to attract more clients. Make sure that you have enough room for your customers and you have other services to offer other than haircut.

Scout for a good location for your barber shop. Accessibility is the best factor to consider in looking for a location for your barber shop. Convenience for your would be customers is another factor to consider. Overall accessibility and convenience are the two main factors in choosing for the best location for your barber shop. The interior design of your barber shop will be in consideration also. You have to live up with the theme of your store. You have a barber shop and men are your target clients. Make sure that the masculine gender dominates your barber shop.

Offer discounts for students. This is one promotional strategy that really works for a barber shop. You are not only helping parents save on their budget but it is also a way to attract more customers.

Where do you get your equipment/s? Use the web in searching for quality brand names in the barber shop industry equipments and furniture’s. Compare prices over quality and choose from among them which suit your taste and your need. You can also try calling companies and manufacturers of barber shop equipments and furniture’s.


  • Darren Bailey said on April 16, 2010
    hi, i want to open a barber shop in Gainesville Florida United States
  • sandra coleman said on August 14, 2010
    Hello, I want to open a barbershop in algiers louisiana united states
  • clotell hanks said on August 25, 2010
    hi , i want to open a barber shop in marshall creek, Pa united states
  • Avril Scarlett said on October 5, 2010
    what do I need as it relates to the law to start a barbershop in Florida
  • germaine walker said on November 22, 2010
    i have a barber shop for 10 plus years but i want to expand
  • anthony santoscoy said on December 22, 2010
    hi, i would love to open a barber shop in FONTANA CA, UNITED STATES IN THE INLAND EMPIRE. for young men location where i would like to have the barber shop is less than a mile form a new high school and in an area where there is no good barber shop who give good quality like young men like.
  • Kelly Risper said on January 10, 2011
    Hey. I am currently a Barber Student and I am interested in opening a male salon in Wash DC.
  • mel said on February 18, 2011
    Hello, I am looking to open a barber shop in CA, but, I am not a barber and do not plan on being one. I just want to invest in opening a barber shop. Is this possible in CA or any other state? Thank you
  • Shawn Price said on June 12, 2011
    Hi, I'm looking to start my own barbershop in Dallas,TX. How can i get started on the right track? I have a lot of good ideas for my business.
  • mike said on July 9, 2011
    Hi, i am currently a student in barber college and i'm looking to open a barbershop in birmingham, al. how do i get started and what are some important things do i need to know?
  • Phard@YMAIL.COM said on September 29, 2011
  • tarek said on October 10, 2011
    Dear Sir, opening a hair salon for Kids,do you please have any information about That business . Thank you for your help, Tarek
  • richard kerongo said on November 24, 2011
    i own a barber shop in north coast kenya, would like to be advised about customer satisfaction please advice.
  • Anthony ndirangu said on December 15, 2011 in the due process of starting a barber shop in central kenya. pls advice me with business ideas.
  • Meluleki Simelane said on December 20, 2011
    hi i'm a 19 year old and me and my other friend are planning on opening a barber shop in katlehong khumalo valley in south africa so according to how we going to do when we are at school we can't close the shop and are struggling to find a way on how we can get capital .
  • justus said on January 21, 2012
    i want to start up a barber shop in Nairobi Kenya. What are the key areas i have to look on? aged 21
  • kiama said on February 11, 2012
    am 22 young gal, wanna open a barber shop as well, an kenya nairobi. advise on customer satisfaction. thanks.
  • Msbutter said on February 25, 2012
    Trying to open a barbershop in Detroit, MI any new security measure?
  • Jim said on March 9, 2012
    Hi!just about to start a barber shop in Machakos. Where can I purchase the best equipment in Nairobi?
  • Unique Osborne said on April 10, 2012
    Hi..My name is unique osborne, and I am 12 years old. I wanted to start a new Barber Shop, I can cut hair very well, also if I can start a new barber shop I will have somebody to do braids and long hair very well also. Please give me a call 757-310-8076,Thank you and God bless you......LOVE Unique Osborne... i wanted to start a new barber shop in Hampton VA
  • Sachin said on August 14, 2012
    I am working in a KPO. I would like to start a barbershop in Thane or Airoli. Its a partnership business with my friend. He and his friend will be the in charge for that. Can u suggest me that budget to spend for the shop. it mean for the equipments and for the room modification. the room rent is 6000 per month. whether its a profitable one
  • DICKSON NYONGESA said on August 22, 2012
    Hi , am Dixon and would like to start a barber shop within Nairobi. What are the necessary requirements that one would have en how good or rather profitable is the business. Please help.
  • collins said on September 8, 2012
    i want salon and barber shop equipments am in Nairobi please help collins
  • samuel aggrey said on November 4, 2012
    i want quality salon and barber equipments in Nairobi. Please tell me where i can buy them.
  • Okandeji habeeb said on November 17, 2012
    Hello, am okandeji habeeb, am a nigeran and am a professional barber please i need a barber shop to manage. please don't let my talent die in this country. here is my telephone number(08176458084) THANKS
  • pattie wangari said on January 25, 2013
    want to start a barbershop @ Ongata Rongai. Where do i get the right equipments?
  • Jake said on February 27, 2013
    Hello, I live in the uk and would like to start my own barber shop as I am keen on mens/womens hair. I'm 18 years old and would like to study barbering what tips and qualifications do I need? Many thanks :)
  • Maya and Bob said on March 4, 2013
    Hi there, my husband and I want to open either esthetics and barbershop or Convenience store? so we really don't know where to start. please help, we live in Canada Calgary Alberta. Thank you
  • Stephen Aihebhoria said on March 8, 2013
    Clermont Florida I am not a barber. All I want is to own one. How do I get the licensing, and how do I get the required equipments
  • ab'dullah said on March 22, 2013
    I wanna open a barber shop in Lagos, Nigeria. And i wish to follow up with your article. Tanx
  • kennedy said on March 25, 2013
    hi, i would like to start a barber shop in Mombasa Kenya, i need your help in determining the budget needed for the necessary equipments.
  • Dipesh said on March 26, 2013
    hi, i want to Start a barber shop in naigaon (vasai)so please tell me all about detail.
  • Allan kadenge said on April 28, 2013
    Hi, am Allan and i would like to start a barber shop in Nairobi , Kenya. How do i go about it ?
  • DENNIS said on July 4, 2013
    hi, i would like to open a barber shop in my home town, but buying equipment locally is very expensive. I live in zambia.
  • steve said on July 11, 2013
    aldy have barber shop, bt its not doin well i feel like quitting the business, plz help i live in kenya
  • Awolowo Abdul-hamid said on July 11, 2013
    Hi, I'm abdul-hamid from ikom cross river state,Nigeria.Though am not a barber by profession, but i plan to invest on barber shop by employee professionals.having study the environment,no befitting saloon.How much it will cost me to start?and what strategies would i apply.Am economist.
  • Jayson said on September 15, 2013
    Good day, I'm interested in opening a barber shop in either MD or DC area. Looking to go into this business with a friend, what do we need to make this vision happen, do we both need owners permit, neither of us will cut hair merely to invest/owning the shop, and have barbers working for us. We don't know where to start other than, looking in a high traffic area. We could use your expertise in this matter. Thank you
  • Ojedele samuel said on October 7, 2013
    Pls i need help to start my own barber shop or someone who can sponsor me abroad.
  • Opeyemi said on November 21, 2013
    Hey am in this business since in Nigeria but i wish to open another one in london what is the step to take so that my dream will be a true thank.
  • DENIS BUNDI said on December 18, 2013
    Am a guy from meru county but currently in kiambu county in kenya. i got twenty five thousand and planning to start a barber shop. please advice.
  • Akinda said on January 7, 2014
    thanks a lot for your advice. i would like to open a barber shop in nigeria which is my home and i would want you to connect me to a barber shop equipments manufacturing company.
  • christian quinto said on January 16, 2014
    i am barber... here in phillipines.. i want to start own barber shop but no finance to invest.. for renting the space... and i wanted to work in foreign country....
  • Peter cool said on January 23, 2014
    I'm within meru county & already i hv a room ready 2 start a barbershop bt Wea do i get best items 4de job. HELP PLEASE.
  • Usman Olamide said on March 13, 2014
    am professional barber, i need someone that will finance me to have my own saloon, please God will help you too amen, call me +22966404060
  • cameron said on March 27, 2014
    hi. i'm looking at opening a barber shop in mombasa, kenya, let me know where to find the cheapest suppliers for equipments, furniture and fixtures for my shop.
  • josee said on May 13, 2014
    hi, I am a resident of Nyamira town in Nyamira county from Kenya & I wish to start a barber shop. My main problem is where to procure furniture and accessories. Besides this , which are the chemicals and oils needed?
  • Eniola Peter Aderemi said on July 14, 2014
    I want to have unisex salon in Nigeria
  • Prince Gospel odono said on August 5, 2014
    Am a barber I wish to open one of the best saloon in nigeria I need help.
  • Ronald omondi said on August 8, 2014
    i would like to start the best barber shop in baraton kenya .
  • Kiswaswa japheth said on August 20, 2014
    Hello am Kiswaswa from Mombasa Kenya. planning to start a barber shop, how can I get equipment plus advice. Thanks
  • Motsamai martins said on September 11, 2014
    Hey there am martins from south africa am planning to open a barbershop here in free state south africa how can I get the required equipment for barbershop
  • wandia said on October 22, 2014
    hi, i'm planning on opening a barber shop in nairobi. please advise me on the legal and basic information i should know about the business and where i can purchase the equipments locally
  • ahmed said on November 2, 2014
    Hi, I need to employ 2 young barber man for new salon in Bahrain ..if interested plz send your cv to Thanks
  • jonh princewill said on January 2, 2015
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  • BRIAN KORIR said on January 13, 2015
    i would like to start a barber shop in my village in Rift Valley Kenya majorly for shaving students and other people. please advice on requirements and customer satisfaction. thanks
  • ERIC OOKO said on February 17, 2015
    Thank you for your lecture on how to open and maintain a barber shop. Am from kenya and i wanna open a barber shop. I need to partner with anyone from USA who is committed and willing. I need equipments from USA thus the partner will help a lot. Thank you
  • faith said on April 28, 2015
    i would like to start a barber in kericho rift valley kenya
  • Samwel Ayott said on June 12, 2015
    I would like to open a barber shop in Naivasha Kenya
  • Curtis May said on June 16, 2015
    Hi, I would like to start a barber shop in Reiger Park, Boksburg, South Africa. The barber shop is existing at the moment. Currently we servicing our clients from outside room at home. We have the clientele already. About 50% of the clientele in the community. We want to expand our business and take it to greater heights. May we please receive more information on how to start a proper barbershop. Thank you
  • bonface said on June 26, 2015
    Av got 2 barber shops at fig tree which r doing well need to add mo. Plz advise
  • joice muthoni nganga said on November 23, 2015
    I have opened a barber shop at parklands and am looking for a experienced and God fearing barber guy and a shower girl who know how to massage urgently,please get in touch using o775300562
  • Nikk Bush said on May 9, 2016
    Hi. I want to open a barber shop in jacaranda estate, Nairobi kenya. Also looking for trained and qualified barber guys and wash girls. Please advise. +254 722 462116
  • Akindele Dami said on June 23, 2016
    Hello, I am looking to open a barber shop in lagos city. lagos state. nigeria, but, I am not a barber and do not plan on being one. I just want to own and run a barber shop. Can you give me advice? Thank you
  • paulsen said on July 20, 2016
    I want to start barber shop business in zambia what can I do?
  • Patience kheswa said on January 29, 2019
    Hi, I want to open a barbershop in kzn south Africa please help me with the tips to run a successful business
  • Nini said on May 9, 2023
    Hi, opening a barbershop in Nairobi. Please guide me on the chemicals(best brands) used for a barbershop.


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