So you’ve got a knack for hair styling, cutting, coloring and dying? Well, then. Why not make a career out of it?
We understand that running a salon or barbershop business is easier said than done. Perhaps the hardest part is getting started. You’ll have to find a place that you’re either willing to buy or rent. And if that isn’t going to financially strain you enough, then there’s going to a lengthy list of product inventory and staff salaries you’re going to have to pay for.
Well, what if we told you that you can cut the costs and still manage an effective barbershop business? That’s right! You can set up a barbershop at your home! It’s a quick and convenient way to fulfill all your barbering dreams.
Here’s how to do it:
Prepare a space for the shop
We suggest you use your garage or empty backyard as ideal spots to set up the shop. A room that’s easy to access from the main or back entrance will be preferred. Now, the first step is to analyze the amount of space you have and the kind of equipment you can add there. Check for socket ports and decide if you need to have more installed since all the drying and trimming machine use will depend on this.
Pick a theme
Designing your barbershop can be really fun. Just remember the interior that you select should be appealing to your target audience. For this, you’ll have to plan in advance; are you looking to cater to older men only or are you willing to take in younger clients too? Dark colors can give off a professional vibe but paler shades can be calming to the most stressed out clients.
Get some equipment
Once you’ve got a theme sorted, you can now begin transporting some barbershop equipment to your place. Some basic things that you’ll need to get started include a barbershop chair, shampoo sink and waiting chairs. The barbershop chair is probably going to be your most significant investment so make sure you do your research on the different types.
Now that you’ve got the basics down, it’s time for you to set the mood. Remember the theme planning we did at the start? That’s going to come in handy now. Check out some pictures of barbershops that you like and see where to position things given the space you have. Put some nice overhead lights, lamps, pictures and indoor plants to give your barbershop some cool finishing touches.
See, that wasn’t so difficult! Usually, the main hurdle in setting up a barbershop at home is the lack of space and equipment. But if you’ve got a room to spare, all you need to do is get yourself stylish and affordable barber equipment.