Steps on how to venture into barbing saloon business in Nigeria



A lot of Nigerians actually think that starting a barbing saloon business requires a lot of capital. The gospel truth is that starting a barbing saloon business in Nigeria does not actually require so much capital to start. With a little capital you can start a profitable barbing saloon business in Nigeria. One of the major things that determine the success of any barbing saloon business is how professional and skillful the owner is. The barber must be a professional in the area of cutting hair. If the barber is a professional, the barbing saloon will be a talk of the town. On this article we are going to look at the requirements on how to start a profitable barbing saloon business in Nigeria. Below are the steps on how to start a profitable barbing saloon business in Nigeria;

    1. Become an apprentice in a very good standard barbing saloon: Before you think of venturing into a barbing saloon business you need to acquire the skills. One of the ways to acquire the skills is to become an apprentice in a good professional barbing saloon. Make sure the barbing saloon is a very popular barbing saloon that has a lot customer that patronizes them on a daily basis. Barbing saloon business requires a lot of skills, you need to acquire all these skills for you to succeed in barbing saloon business.

    2. Capital to kick-off: Almost all business in Nigeria today requires capital to start. Barbing saloon business is like any other business in Nigeria that also requires capital to start. You can seek for financial assistance from close relatives or friends that you fill that is financially buoyant or more still, you can apply for a loan from any commercial bank in Nigeria with a good business proposal.

    3. Rent a place in a busy environment: Barbing saloon business in Nigeria do very well when located in a business environment. If you want to make a reasonable profit from barbing saloon business you need to locate the barbing saloon business in a very busy environment.

    4. Acquire the necessary equipments and tools: To start a barbing saloon business you need to purchase some working tools. The following are some of the major tools you need to purchase;
-         - You need to purchase a standard rotatable barber chairs.
-         - Purchase some quality clippers.
-         - You need to get a standby generator.
-         - Purchase a sterilizer.
-         - Purchase a standing fan, a ceiling fan, if possible an air condition.
-         - Purchase cover clothes.
-         - Buy a wall mirror.
-         - Purchase some cosmetics like facial powders, hair creams, sprays, dyes, conditioners, relaxers, etc.
-         - Purchase some other tools like scissors, combs, blades, etc.
-         - Purchase towels and towel warmer.
-         - Purchase an entertainment system.
-         - You need to purchase a waiting-chair.
-         - Purchase barbing salon pictures and wallpapers.

All these things mentioned are very important in barbing saloon business.

    5. Choose a unique name for the barbing saloon: You need to choose a unique name for the barbing saloon and register it with Corporate Affairs Commissions (CAC).

    6. Get a license and permit to operate: Almost all business in Nigeria requires license and permit to operate. You need to get the license and permit in the state you want to operate your barbing saloon business to avoid embarrassments from some government officials.

    7. Join the barbers association: Barbing saloon business is like any other business in Nigeria that has an association. Try and belong to the association of barbers, becoming a member of the association will really contribute to the growth and success of your barbing saloon business.

    8. Promote and market your barbing saloon business: You can start by offering promo and discount for customers. You can also print flyers and business cards. You can also carryout word-of-mouth marketing around your neighborhood.

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