Starting Haircut Business

If you want to start a haircut business, you should be aware that there is great competition in the market. You can find salons in almost every corner of the street.

You will not succeed with a haircut service alone; try to offer other hair services so that you can offer a variety to customers.

Starting Haircut Business

People want to look their best in front of others. Because of this fact, you can find salons and spas in almost every street corner. If you have the skills of a great stylist and hairdresser, you can start your own haircut business. Since you will be focusing on the hair, you can also offer services like trims, style, weaving, highlights, hair/scalp treatments, perms, relaxers, shampooing, conditioning, permanent waving, curling, and reconstructing. Still, the decision is yours if you just want to offer haircut to your customers; just keep this in mind – customers are always looking for a variety of services they can choose from.

It is possible to start with a haircut business from home. If the zoning requirements in your state or country are favorable, you can start a home-based business. This is possible with a new business but as your customer base grows, it would be best to lease out a store space within the city. Choose a location that is easily accessible to your customers. The haircut store space should have a great layout that will attract customers. You might want to look into the plumbing and the design of the business space to carry out certain improvements.

Hiring Employees and Other Expenses

Staffing is necessary to meet the needs of customers. You can hire a receptionist and if you’re a stylist, you can hire 1-2 more. The next thing you have to do is to get the equipment. You will need a styling chair, scissors, comb, washing basin, hair driers, aprons, supply trolleys, and many others. You can use the internet to find a supplier of these materials and equipment. You will also have to invest on the utilities, professional fees of lawyers, insurance, business licensing, cash register, and marketing/advertising expenses. You will have to obtain a business license in advance so that you can operate the business legally upon launching.

Starting a haircut business is not easy because there is already stringent competition in the market. Determine now many salons and spas offer haircut services in your area. You should also enhance your knowledge in the latest haircut trends and learn how to achieve such looks. You can even start your own style if you’re creative enough. Have a supply of magazines with hair photos so that your customers can choose the best hairstyle. If you can provide superb and quality haircut services, you can expect repeat customers in no time. Take care of your customer base so that you won’t lose them to competitors.


  • matthew waqewaqe said on September 18, 2010
    please help me in starting a haircut business in 7124 Chandler Dr, Sacramento, ca. 95828
  • Joseph said on June 19, 2015
    How much will I need to start up a haircut business


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