Today we will be talking about barbing salon business in Nigeria, how lucrative the business is and the cost of starting the business in 2021. If you are really interested and have passion for barbing this barbing salon business plan is for you.
The fact is anybody can be a barber either male or female age can’t even stop you so far you are at least 18 years old.
Who is a barber?
A barber is a person whose Work is basically to cut, dress, style and shave men’s and boys’ hair. To be a barber does not necessary mean that you must have a shop no! any one that have the skill of barbing is a barber.
But, for you to actually have the right to barb people’s hair you need to be a certified barber and have the certificate of barbing, which you may be given by your master after learning the skill.
A professional Barber is someone that have been helping people to have their hair cut for not less than 5years.
How to learn barbing in Nigeria
You can learn barbing in any state of your choice even in popular cities like: Abuja, Lagos, Abakaliki etc. For you to learn the handwork you need to look for a good barbing salon that is close to you.
Make sure that the barbers in the saloon are always busy to avoid when you Start you will just go and be sleeping always in the shop because of lack of customers.
When you have note the salon you wish to learn work, the next thing is for you to go and register, perform every necessary things and pay for the work, the amount you will pay depends on the location and the owner of the salon.
Note that barbing is a blue collar job and it requirements that you will be learning the work on the process of doing it, I call this participant observation method of learning.
For you to learn everyday, barb everyday. you need to start learning the work using small children most especially those ones that usually barb style like; low cut, junior ponck, Skin low cut.
Best salon to learn barbing in Abakaliki
Uncle Ben barbing salon remain one of the best barbing salon that anyone can learn barbing skill in Abakaliki.
Not only that, the salon have been in existence long ago, that is; it is one of the oldest barbing salon in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.
So many individuals have learn’t barbing skill in the salon and have opened their own.
Uncle Ben barbing salon is located at (Old Enugu road) Ishieke Market Abakaliki, Nigeria.
How long does it take to learn barbing in Nigeria?
At least 1 year, some persons due register for 1year and six months. The good things about the handwork is that you will keep on learning the more you keep doing it.
what is barbing salon?
A barbing salon is simply a place or shop were people visit to get their haircuts, gying, dreading or hair treatment etc. In American English it is called; Barbershop.
How To start Barbing Salon Business In Nigeria
You can start a profitable barbing salon business in Nigeria with 500k or 1 million Naira depending on your capability and location were you want to start the business.
The good things about this business is that you can easily recover times ten of the money invested within a shot period of time because of how lucrative it is.
In fact barbing is one of the best daily income business in Nigeria currently. That is capable of fetching you money on a daily bases. I will be analyzing things you need to Start the business below.
1. Rent a shop
Rent a shop in a very good area with much population, renting shop in a quiet area will make you end up making nothing at the end you will come out with a phrase “barbing na scam”.
If your shop is located in students or business area then your chance of making it will be high. In some areas in Abalaliki you can rent a normal wide shop with at least N100,000.
2. Get a standby generator
This is one of the main equipment to start a barbing salon business in Nigeria, because of lack of electricity supply it is very important you get a strong generator that will be able to carry all your equipment.
A big generator will cost nothing less than N150,000, except you want to buy small one with as low as N50,000.
3. Furnish your shop
Paint your shop, arrange sits arrange all your equipment in one side, put ceiling fan or AC because it will not be good for your customers to be sweating like he goat when you are barbing them.
You will also need a table cabinet for barbing equipment like clippers, scissors, towels etc. Not only that a good barbing salon must have mirror also both front and back.
4. Buy Original quality Clipper
If you check very well you will notice that I put two strong words together which are; Original and Quality, the reason why you need Original and high quality clipper is so it can serve you longer, it will not easily spoil. Once your clipper is good customers will keep on patronizing you.
Original clipper like Super taper will cost not less then N20,000 depend on where you want to buy it.
5. Buy a sterilizing machine
To start your new salon you will need to get sterilizing machine that you can be using to treat your clipper and that of your customers own, to prevent the spread of communicable diseases like, HIV/AIDs etc if you do not have money for this you can be using Lighter to sterilize the clipper.
Note: Security of your shop is very important, most especially your generator that is always outside, look for chain and key that you will be using to luck it or look for safe place you will be dropping it.
Barbing salon business plan in Nigeria
What am going to tell you now, is just the basic factors you need to consider before you start barbing salon business in Nigeria, this will also detamine how much it will cost to open a new barbing salon in Nigeria.
- Their are no much established barbers; what I mean is that for you to be able to stand you need to check the area to no if their are no much established barbers in the area to avoid loosing hope when you start, if their are already well established barbers there my question is will you be able to stand?
- 2.) Population; This is also one of the major factors to consider before setting up a standard barbing salon in Nigeria, without people your business can’t move you can’t even work if people are not in the area.
For you to set up a barbing salon check the area to know how the population is if the popular is high that is great you are good to go, note that the more popular the place is the more chance of making it.
- 3.) The amount the people or the existing barbers are barbing in the location; if the amount people are barbing in the area is something like N500, or N1000 that is great, some places in Lagos barbers are barbing N1000 and above while in some location in Osun state barbers are barbing N300 per head.
The location you find your self matters a lot.
How much does it cost to open a barbing salon in Nigeria
To open a barbing salon you need to check how much it will cost you to rent a shop, to rent shop in some places in Lagos state will cost you not less than 200,000 except if you want to rent local building. Once you rent your shop furnish your shop.
Paint it, dress it to be will condusive and cool, put fan or air condition, Barbing salon picture so people can be selecting styles they want to barb.
Give your barbing salon a very catchy name for example ; Uncle Ben Barbing Salon, Exclusive Barbing Salon etc let the name be short and easy to pronounce and also easy to remember.
Put your mobile phone number on your sign post so people can call you if you are not around.
Get a Business License
Try and make sure you get a location business license to avoid people asking you about your permit.
If you can’t be able to barb as the owner you can employ a very qualify barbers, for instance someone that have been into barbing for not less than one year.
Let people say something Good about you
The first impression matters a lot when setting up a standard barbing salon in Nigeria, make sure you barb the first set of people very well so that once people ask them were do they barb their hair they will point at your shop.
Do not forget to advertise your business
Let your new salon be the talk of the town, advertise it on radio, Usulorinform, Facebook and other Relevant platforms.
How much do barbing salon owners earn?
Barbers make not less than N100,000 per week in a standard barbing salon some even make more than that but their are some factors that will detamine how much a barber earn;
Population: If their is a lot of population in the area definitely your chance of making it will be high.
- Number of hours put into the work: How many hours you work per day also detamine how much you make from a barbing salon.
- The quality of your shop and services: how beautiful and cool your shop is and the quality of the service you offer matter a lot, those are the two major things that attract customers.
- Cost per head for haircut: The amount you are going to be barbing also matters a lot, this will also detamin how much you will earn as a barber.
the above mentioned points will detamine how much you can be making from your barbing salon.
Standard Barbing Salon Equipment And Tools
To start Barbing Salon Business In Nigeria you will need some of this equipments to be able to deliver quality service to your customers.
- Standby Generator
- Original Clipper example ; Supper Tapper
- Cover Cloths
- Wall mirrors
- Power Sockets
- Standard rotatable barber Chair
- Sterilizing machine
- Standing Fan/Ceiling fans or Air Conditioners
- Barbing salon pictures and wallpapers
- Furniture (Decorations, Cupboard, table)
- Waiting Chairs for customers
- Towel /Towel warmer
- Combs, Scissors, Blades,tissue papers
- Cosmetics (Hair creams, sprays, dyes, relaxers, conditioners, facial powders.
- Entertainment system such as music Etc.
Barbing salon business in Nigeria is very profitable and capable of fetching you more money than government job, some barbing salon owners in Nigeria are even paying more than 10 workers that are working for them.
Are you planning to start barbing salon business in Nigeria, Or what is your view about the business? let me see your respond in the comment box below.