For you to get into the barbering business you have first to get trained or gain expertise on how to go about it. If you are passionate about cutting hair and making people feel good, it can be a very rewarding career.
So if you are competent follow the following steps to become a successful barber.
Step 1: Get trained
Like we discussed above, first you will need to get trained on how to cut hair. You can ever compromise on this step since this will be the genesis of your success. How good you are at something will determine how far you go. Most beauty schools offer this course at an affordable fee. You can as well consider hiring a trained barber.
Step 2: Find a good location
A good location is key to any business growth. Everyone wants to find there preferred barber with ease. If you are renting the premises some owners might ask for a good will. Others may not so the cost will largely depend on your preferred location. You need to research well and do comparisons. Then finally make a decision.
Step 3: Design your shop
Call a designer or an artist to help in decorating and organizing the equipment’s on the shop. You need to make the place very attractive. The designer should have an eye for color. Make sure the colors blend in well to bring out that feel good mood.
Step 4: Apply for licenses
If you are in Kenya you need to apply for a single business permit from your count of operation. The cost may vary from county to county.
Step 5: Buy the required equipment
The barber shop must have the right equipment for it to run smoothly.
- Basic barber chairs
- WAHL Clippers
- Equipment Sterilizer
- Sink Seat
- Cosmetic Products
- Fabric sheets, towels, apron
- Hair Style Charts
- Waiting or Lounge Chairs
- Water heating & storage
- Backup Generator
- Entertainment System
You can source all of those locally or you can even buy them online.
Step 6: Build a clientele
The main sure way of acquiring and maintaining clients is by offering excellent services. They say the customer is always right so all you do is listen and give into their wishes of course if you can. Ensure the shop is neat and clean. Maintain high standards of hygiene as well.