Starting your own barber shop is a good decision to make especially if you have the passion for cutting people’s hair. If you love cutting hair for money, then you can choose to open a barbershop and make a living from it.
Who is a barber?
A barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave men’s and boys’ hair. A barber’s place of work is known as a “barbershop” or a “barber’s”. Barbershops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums.
People always want to look good all the time whether they have money or not. And also this popular saying that “looking good is good business” makes men to always make it a priority to barb their hair before it even gets bushy.
Things to consider when opening a barbershop
Undergo the training
Starting a barbershop requires money and experience. So before thinking about starting one, you must undergo some training, either by paying for training or doing some kind of internship at a barbershop.
To excel in the business you have to pay rapt attention to what you are learning because after that period of training you will be on your own and will be there barbing and also training other interested people.
As I said earlier, becoming a barber involve experience. This will expose you to know how the barber operates.
You become a barber after the specified period of training has elapsed. By this period, you will now decide on going ahead to open your own barbershop.
Choose an Appropriate Location
Your location matters a lot when starting a barbershop. You need to choose a place that you have much population so that you will be able to render your services. You won’t be getting the kind of customers that you desire if you go ahead to situate your barbershop in a less populated area or an area that is not busy.
Register Your Business
So many businesses nowadays require registration and certification. So, to avoid embarrassment with the governing body, you need to register your business properly.
Some states have a union where barbers pay their dues and have meetings regularly. As a barber you should also be a part of this.
Offer Extra Services
You can increase your business’ earnings by offering other services like selling clippers, hair creams, clipper oils, cuff-links, ties, sharpening of clipper blades, manicure/pedicure, and treating hair conditions etc.
To make your shop more appealing you can employ the services of tattoo artists and female hair stylists. All these will make your income to rise above the average.
Packaging and Marketing
Your customers’ satisfaction will always make them recommend their friends to come to your salon and barb their hair. So no matter how busy you may be, try to keep in touch with your customers on social media. From having a website, Facebook page, Twitter handles, and Instagram handles. This will help you see what other barbers are doing. You will be able to see the new hairstyles and other stuff that is in vogue.
Advertise your salon on all relevant media that can make you known to so many people. By doing this, you will not only get customers from your vicinity but people from far away will always want to come and have you cut their hair.
Make provision for home service
Some salons make contacts for home services. This pays a lot as you are leaving the convenience of your salon to cut the person’s hair in his home.
How do I get much client/customers as a barber
Pretty good that customers or client per say doesn’t wait like someone waiting for taxi while some accidentally come in as anonymous customer..
Which is under probability that he/she might leave at any giving time
Some are die hard customers to the extent that no one touches their hair if not you.
As a premium barber who wish to connect more customers online since technology has taken over in the world, you need to create an online barber shop website either for booking,home services and related contract you may think.
I have a friend who makes a lot of thousands daily as a barber based in Awka Anambra state,he is now a graduate with Higher National Diploma holder in Food Technology, Federal Polytechnic Oko,Anambra State.
His name is : Okwunma Sunday Frank popularly known as Nero
Fb:Okwunma Sunday Frank
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