What Is Barbing Salon Business All About?
You stumble here because you are interested in barbing salon business! Have you ever walk into any barber’s shop to have your haircut? If yes, You can imagine the amount you paid after he or she gives you the nice haircut of your choice.
There is no doubt, barbing salon business is fast growing in Nigeria and it is highly profitable to those that understand how to start well. In this guide, we will teach you everything that you need to know about this business with facts and figures.
Truth be told, if we have one hundred Nigerian youths in the room and this question is thrown to them “Will you like to be a barber?”, without mincing words; 97% will reject to be a barber without thinking twice.
Well, everyone wants a white-collar job or to start a multi-million business. Yes, that is the dream of an average Nigerian Youths but what should be considered in the situation where jobs and business capital is scarce like water in the desert is a lucrative business with low capital.
Many see barbers to be uneducated and naive but gone are the days that only drop out secondary school student learn how to barb, open shop, e.t.c. But now it has become a lucrative business for graduates.
Someone asked me this question a few days ago, Can A Graduate Start Barbing Salon Business? I quickly responded loud and clear, Yes a graduate can start the business. Being a graduate doesn’t stop you from hustling to make money. In my saying, do not underestimate any business! As a graduate, you only need to apply the mental skills you have leant in school to set up your business to meet the standard.
How Much Can A Barber Make Daily or Monthly?
We are going to do some simple mathematics now to justify what will be your expected income if you start the business. Provided that you open your barbing shop two or three days ago in a suitable environment, let us proceed with the calculations.
Shaving Cost in South-West Nigeria: N150 but some barbers charge more than that depending on how classy is the shop.
Cost Per Haircut In South-West: The cost ranges between N300 and N500
Cost Per Haircut In Abuja: The cost ranges between N500 and N1000 per haircut but it can be between N350 and N500 in the Abuja local area. This same price can also be applicable in other commercial location n your city or state.
As a new startup in the business, you may not have mainstream customers. Let us assume you open your shop in a good location and you create awareness. If you are having at least 10 customers daily as a new starter, then you make 350 * 10 = N3500 daily. If you work from Monday to Saturday (6 days) that means you will make 3500 * 6 = N21,000 weekly then 21000 * 4 = N84,000 monthly. This is only if you don’t have many customers and you have a reduced haircut fee (N350).
You can see that the business is lucrative! Perhaps, you can employ barbers working for you instead of you engaging in it directly. But in this case, you will be paying the barbers monthly or weekly out of your total income.
Can I Start Barbing Salon Business Without Money?
You may or may not ask this question within yourself, but whatever could be your reason for asking or not asking the answer is Yes or No. You can’t start the business having your own shop without money except if you want to work as a join man in an already established shop or to be employed as a barber.
Obviously, there are some people having the skills but have no money to start the business, this article will also help you out.
How To Start Barbing Salon Business Without Money
There are many limitations attached to it if you want to start without money. You won’t have your own shop, you won’t have your own barbing equipment, you won’t have your own total privacy and management plan. However, you will still be making some money which is better than being jobless. Here is how you can start without money:
- Start as a join man: you can stay with your fellow barber that owns a shop, make an agreement with him and let him know how long you will stay as a join man. If you can’t be a join man then find available vacant for a barber, we have good numbers of people looking for a barber to employ.
- Save some money out of your earnings to buy your personal clippers.
- Start home service by barbing for people in their comfort zone this will add to your earnings aside from the income you are getting from the joined man or the monthly payment.
How To Start Your Barber’s Shop
Set Up Your Barber’s Shop
You will need to rent your shop and set up all the necessary things that are required to be in a barber’s shop.
These include the balanced chair where your customers will sit on for better comfortability when they are having a haircut.
Not only that, but you will also need a long chair for those customers waiting for a haircut to sit on. Also, in your shop, you will need a table cabinet. This is where you can keep your barbing equipment such as clippers, comb, scissors, and towel.
Buy Your Clippers
You will need at least two clippers as a beginner. While buying your clippers, ensure you purchase quality clippers. It is better to buy just one clipper than having many clippers that are faulty. However, I will advise you to buy modern clipper ranging from N6,000 and N9000. In fact, most of these modern clippers are rechargeable. This means even when there is no electricity you can continue barbing with your chargeable clipper.
Buy Your Sterilizer
The beauty of Salon is when your customers are safe to use your clippers, this is because they believe your clippers are well sterilized.
So, for the sake of your customers you will need to buy good electronic sterilizer. This will enable you to treat every used clippers to protect your customers and also prevent any communicable diseases to spread among your customers.
Buy Your Standby Generator
You don’t need an adviser to tell you that you will need a standby generator because you can’t really depend on the electricity in the country. However, you can even install a solar panel or any other means of electrical source that can power your equipment. As a beginner with low capital, you can buy a small generator that will cost between N33,000 and N49,000 depending on your location.
Keep Your Shop To Be Entertaining
Though this is not necessary, it will keep drawing the attention of customers to you. You can get a speaker with a good sound system, connected with an MP3 player or any music player device. Keep the GBEDU and see your customers enjoying the cruise.