How to Start a Barbing Salon Business

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Job scarcity everywhere in the world is alarming. If there is a job which left women aside, I tell you, don’t like it. Barbing salon business has survived decades with men commonly known as barbers. I must let you know the truth that men and women can thoroughly get involved in this fashion business. There is no special name given to a female barber, the name remains the same for anyone that works as a professional barber.

About 15% of women now work as barbers in this professional career.

There are tons of information you need to know about how to start a barber shop as a woman or man. The requirements for this profession remain the same, regardless of your gender.

I have a friend who owns special bathing gifts, he’s able to craft different fashion styles with your hair, depending on your head shape. My friend, who is also known as Gifted Hands, will always give the best cut and shape that you would ever imagine anyone to do to your hairstyle.

He didn’t just arrive at this peak of his professional portfolio, there is a line that everyone coming to this career path must work through, which is very important. Yes, qualifications and requirements are needed to start your own barber business. I will show you the step-by-step requirements for you to start your own barber business.

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What Does a Barber Do?


The word “barber” usually relates to a person with male clients, although this is no longer an unchangeable significance. Barbers cut, trim, and shampoo hair, give scalp massages, trim and color beards and give shaves. Barbers running shops also need the required skills for successfully operating a small business.

Step by Step Education Requirements

In the United States, to start a barber business, you must attend a barber training school where you would be offered a certificate of completion, accredited by the National Accreditation Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Science.

Almost in every part of the world, it is a must that you go through this regular training, especially in Nigeria, barber learned this profession from a certified start-up, to receive the certificate of completion.

A barber must join the Association of Barbing Salons in Nigeria before the opening. The duration to learn and be certified as a barber is between six months to 24 months.

California’s apprenticeship program, for example, is a two-year apprenticeship under a licensed barber, along with an additional 200 hours of classroom instruction. To qualify for California’s apprenticeship program, applicants must also complete a 39-hour preliminary training program from an approved sponsor. Some states also require working barbers to complete periodic in-service training programs.

How to Start a Barber Business


To start a barber business center anywhere in the world, you need to have the following tools, affordable to buy depending on your financial capacity.

If you are starting a small barber shop; you will need scissors, calving blade, clipper, tie rapper, clips, powder, mirrors, chairs, shelve, and at least if you can not afford to rent a shop, get a small container.

You can start this business with at least N 100,000 to N500,000 in Nigeria. You can always start small to see yourself grow so big in a due time.

Job Growth and Salaries

You can make from N80,000 to N250,000 as a professional barber in Nigeria, every month.

In the United States, the median annual salary for a barber at the end of 2017 was $30,414, with a usual range from $24,485-$36,628. A “median” is the midpoint of a distribution of salaries, with an equal number of salaries more and less than the median.

As with many reported statistics related to jobs and income, different sources state different medians. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a somewhat lower $24,300 annual median salary for 2016, the last year available at that site. Payscale gives $31,000 as the annual median, but shows a much wider range, from $16,346 to $61,096.


Job growth for barbers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is above average, with the job market expanding about 13 percent annually.

Requirements Versus Pay and Career Comparisons

Top-of-the-line barbers working in fashionable establishments in larger cities can make more than $60,000 a year. If you are considering a career as a barber, you may want to compare the educational/apprentice/licensing requirements for becoming a barber, who earns a median pay of around $30,000, to some higher-paying careers with similar educational requirements. For example, air traffic controllers also have a two-year educational requirement and average over $120,000. Radiation therapists and nuclear technicians, who also have two-year degree programs, make around $80,000 a year. Computer programmers can go through relatively short three-to-six-month “Coding Bootcamps” and can earn as much as $79,000 in their first year of employment.

You too can grow to become a big match

Photo credit: Gifted Hands Salon, and Google.

By GACG News

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