I decided to share this guide with as many as are interested in setting up a standard barbing salon business in Nigeria.
There are some businesses that will always remain profitable as long as they’re well managed: Barbing salon is one of them.
In a country like ours where most men visit the salon at least twice a week to either cut or shave their hair, you need not be told that owners of barbing salons are successful entrepreneurs.
However, a lot of people are not aware of this. They tend to assume that the business is not profitable enough because it is not a loud kind of business.
Be that as it may, it is important to note that barbing salon business can be very lucrative, especially when it is properly managed. And interestingly, it cost very little to keep the business running.
Here are the things you should know if you wish to start a barbing salon business
1. Get a shop in a good location
Unarguably, location can be said to be everything when it comes to businesses like this because your barbing salon needs to be in a place where it can easily be accessed.
Your shop should be located on a busy road or a place where people can easily notice, because the more strategic the location, the more customers you’re able to pull in daily.
Preferably, residential areas should be considered as people tend to visit the salon before or after work and especially during the weekends.
2. Furnish your shop
Furnishing a barbing salon is not really much of a big deal. It is quite simple and cost-effective.
All that is required is a good and comfortable revolving chair where your customers will sit on while their hair is being cut.
In addition, you will need other chairs where your waiting customers can seat. And a table cabinet for barbing equipment like clippers, scissors, towels e.t.c
A good local carpenter can help you fix the table cabinet and chair at an affordable price. Don’t forget that you will need a good standard mirror as well.
3. Buy original clippers
For a start, you will need at least two clippers. But you can decide to go for more if you wish to start a bit above average.
As advised, it is better to go for the original ones as they will last you longer and serve you better. They can be a bit expensive no doubt but bear in mind that they are cost-effective.
4. Get a sterilizer
Although a lot of people visit the salon with their personal clippers these days, it still doesn’t change the fact that people will be more inclined to patronize your salon if they are assured that your clippers are well treated and sterilized.
This is why you need to get a good electronic sterilizer that will be used to treat your clippers and that of your customers after use to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
5. Get a standby generator
You do not need a big one except if you can afford it. A small generator is OK for the job. The generator is so important in the business of barbing that without it, you may not be able to do the business.
Be reminded that you don’t have to be a professional barber to own a barbing salon. In fact, most of the well-to-do barbing salons are owned by those who know nothing about the art.
Make good early impressions
In the barbing salon business, the first impression matters a lot. Bad news spread faster than good news. So, if you want to succeed in your business, don’t give the community any bad news about your business
When people visit your shop, give them the best treatment possible. Be friendly and polite to customers; and above all, give them the best haircut possible.
With all that, you’ll win over new customers and the news about your salon will spread like wildfire in your community.
I have shared tips that can help you start a successful barbing salon business in Nigeria. If you have any contributions to this piece, you can let us know using the comment section below.
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