How to Start a Barbing Salon in Nigeria

How to Start a Barbing Salon in Nigeria [2024 Update]

How to start a barbing salon in Nigeria – What are the things that you have to put into consideration before you start a salon business that will yield positive results?

In this article, I will be guiding you with several things that you have to consider before you start a barbing salon, this includes a variety of things.

So if you have a skill in cutting hair, please o well read this article.

How to Start a Barbing Salon in Nigeria

About Baring Salon

The barbing salon business has a lot of money involved, it is quite unfortunate that most people don’t know, they feel that is a cheap and ordinary business of naira and kobo, so they don’t venture into it.

But all of this depends on the location where you are based, and the standard of your salon, so to speak. But most people earn a living from it, by opening 

The concept of a barbing salon is a business rendering services to people. It is a business cutting men’s hair or grooming men’s hair.

The business includes haircuts, shaving, beard trimming, and dying of men’s hair in different colors as desired by the customer.

How to start a barbing salon in Nigeria

actors to be considered before starting a barbing Business. Before you start a barbing business, you must consider the following factors:

  • Do you know how to barb very well
  • Apprentice/ Hiring employees
  • Cost of starting the barbing salon
  • Location of the shop
  • Get a barbing salon license for your shop
  • Do you know how to barb very well

Starting a barbing salon business is not the problem, the first and the most important question you should ask yourself is if you know how to barb hair very well.

There are so many barbers out there, and the only thing that will make stand out is your ability to barb better than either barber in your area.

You know that you do not have any customers yet, because you are just starting and for you to retain and keep the few ones that will first visit your shop, you must prove that you are worth it.

Cost of starting the barbing salon

Another important factor that you have to consider is the cost of starting the barbing salon. You must have saved enough money that will be used to start the business.

The start-up capital of your business will determine the quality of the barbing salon that you want to start. If you have a lot of money, you can start the shop big, but if you don’t have, it means you are to start a small shop based on your start-up capital.

Remember that you will cover the shop rent, the equipment in the shop, and many other thing things that you will need to fix the shop to your taste.

Find a good location for your shop

You have to decide if you want to start this shop in the town or rural area. If you are going to situate the shop in the city, then you must know that you need so much more money than if it were to be in the rural area.

You have to find a very good location for your shop. Location is one important factor that businessmen consider before starting a  business, so you have to look for a location where you will have enough people that become your customers.

The location has to be where people can easily access your shop whether they are customers with cars, or those who track it, let it be simple to locate. In all of this choose the location of your shop, in a very busy place. 

License for your shop

Get a barbing license. Some areas may require you to join a barbing association or club, then you need to join the association. 

In this association, you will be offered a license that will then allow you to operate in that area. 

So make sure that you have a license so that you won’t have a problem with other barbers in the area.

Apprentice/ Hiring employees

You have to also consider if you are to employ qualified barbers to work with you. If yes, then you need enough funds to be able to pay them.

Moreso, if you are going to need the services of an apprentice, then your shop space has to be a  big one, and all the equipment you will buy will be double.

If you like, you can also let young people come here to learn how to barb as apprentices, this too can bring you more income.


Equipment needed for your barbing salon business

There are so many pieces of equipment that you need to buy for your barbing salon shop, which will require a lot of money from you.

The cost of all that you need to buy depends on the size and kind of salon that you will want to run.

So as someone who is planning to start a barbing salon business, here are the essential tools, and equipment that you need for the shop:

  • Clipper guards (aka clippers steps)
  • Clipper Oil
  • Hairbrush
  • Neck face duster
  • After barbing spray
  • Customer’s and barber’s aprons
  • Sterilizer
  • Hair dye (must be original)
  • Face Powder
  • Scissors and Blades
  • Towel and Towel warmer
  • Barber’s Neckbands or Neck Strips
  • Generator
  • Hair clippers
  • Hair trimmers
  • Barbers shears
  • Barbers comb
  • Edgers
  • Straight razor
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Hair dryer
  • Barber chair
  • Hair products
  • Mirrors
  • Fans
  • Wood cupboard


How much do barbers, take in a space of one month?

The money you make from the barbing business depends on the kind of service that you render and the quality of your service as well.

If you are a barber in the rural areas, you will make a little money like 10 to 20k in a month, but if you are barbing in the city where you have many customers and you are charging high, you can make between N50k to N200k in the space of one month.


Thank you for reading this article on how to start a barbing salon in Nigeria. With this information at your disposal, you are ready to start your new barbing salon business today.

Amos Nya
Amos Nya is a Digital (SEO) Content Developer at Legit School Info is a team of Resource academicians and Consultants led by John Akpan. However, If you need personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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