A barbing salon is a shop where a barber works on the hair. Nowadays, owning a salon business in Nigeria is very high in demand and also a profitable venture. In order to set up a barbing salon, you wouldnwould a good amount of capital for purchasing the equipment used in a barbing salon.
How Much It Would Cost To Start A Barbing Salon Business in Nigeria
Depending on the location and size of the salon, the capital needed to start a standard barbing salon in Lagos, Nigeria ranges from ₦600, 000 to ₦6 million. For expensive areas like Victoria Island, Ikeja, Abuja, Portharcourt, the cost to start up a salon business can be as high as ₦10 million. You can budget at least ₦2 million if you must run a successful barbing salon in Nigeria today.
Barbing Salon Equipment Prices in Nigeria Currently (2023)
The essential requirements needed to start a salon in Nigeria include getting trained on how to cut, trim and design different hairstyles, getting your barbing license, purchasing equipment and renting a shop where you would start off. If you are financially bouyant, you employ staff who can cut and trim various hair designs.
Barbing salon equipment prices aren’t stable in the market as clippers, mirrors, rotating chairs, sterilizers, etc aren’t cheap. Although, cutting or trimming hair require great skill, it can be a very challenging business for first-timers who want to match the industry standards. Lets quickly move on to the part where you need to buy the necessary equipment for your barbing salon.
In this article, we provide a comprehensive list of barbing salon equipment and their current prices in the market. We would also provide places to purchase these barbing salon equipment in Nigeria.
Large Wall Mirrors Cost ₦20,000 to ₦25,000
The most important tool in a barbers shop is a mirror. There should be at least two mirrors for your barbing salon. Without the mirror, a salon is incomplete in every way. The cost of a single large wall mirror can range from ₦20,000 to ₦25,000.
Rotating Chair Cost ₦15,000 to ₦60,000
After a large wall mirror, all you need is rotating chairs, where your customer will sit for any kind of service you will provide. Rotating chairs are very comfortable as they can rotate and the barber can comfortably cut the hair of the customer. The size and material vary with the prices of this chair. One chair may cost you like ₦15,000 to ₦60,000.
Clippers Cost ₦5,000 to ₦30,000
Clippers are the most important equipment required in your a barbing salon, at least two clippers are required for the initial stage, they come in various sizes and types. One barbing salon should have 2 types of clippers. The prices of clippers are ₦5,000 to ₦30,000. Everything depends on the type and sizes of the clippers.
Sterilizer Cost ₦15,000 to ₦45,000
Sterilizers are as important as the clippers; sterilizers are used to remove the microorganisms and other pathogens from an object by subjecting it to high heat such as an autoclave. When the pieces of equipment are not in use they are placed in the sterilizer. A sterilizer cost between ₦15,000 to ₦45,000 it all depends on the brand you purchase and size with other features.
Hair Combs (set) Cost ₦1,000 to ₦30,000
Hair Combs are essential while styling the hair of customers, for the initial stage one should buy a set of the hair combs. There you will get a variety of combs for different uses in different styling. The price of the hair comb set will range from ₦1,000 to ₦3,000.
Hair Relaxer Cost ₦500 to ₦2,000
Hair relaxer is a cream that is used for straightening hair, the stubborn curly hairs are being softened with this lotion and make it easier to straighten the hairs. It reduces the curl by breaking down the hair strands. it would be noteworthy to say that Hair relaxer should be a must-have cream for any barbing salon. The Hair relaxers price may vary with brands. If you go for the best brand the price will be certainly higher in comparison to others. This may range from ₦500 to ₦2000.
Barber’s Neck Strips Cost ₦1,200 to ₦2,000
Before cutting hair, the neck strip is used in surrounding the neck of your salon customer. A chair cloth large enough to cover the chest, lap, and shoulders of the person is then placed in position and overlaps the lower portion of the neck strip, then the chair cloth is joined by a clip. Reasons to use a neck strip are to prevent the hair from touching the neck of the person for some sanitary reasons. The price of neck strips is ₦1,200 to ₦2,000.
Neck Tissue Paper Cost ₦2,000 to ₦3,000
This unique item is a must-have in a barber’s shop. It’s a disposable tissue paper that is usually tied around the neck before the Berbers cloth is spread all over the body of the customer. This tissue is used to prevent the spread of germs in the neck strips from the other customers. The price of neck tissue paper is ₦2,000 to ₦3,000.
Long Shaving Brush With Powder Slot Cost ₦1,500 to ₦3,000
The shaving brush is used for shaving beard and head shaving. To apply the shaving foam or cream the brush is used to spread it in all the bearded parts on the face. This may range from ₦1,500 to ₦3,000.
Hair Shampoo & Conditioner Cost ₦800 to ₦3,000
Professional barbers wash the hair of their customers before starting any service such as haircuts, straightening, etc. washing hair with a professional brand’s shampoo following up with conditioner. The most basic in a barbing saloon. The price of any professional shampoo with conditioner would range from ₦800 to ₦3,000.
Set of Sound System Cost ₦15,000 to ₦50,000
Buying a perfect sound system is compulsory since music is an essential factor if you must succeed in your salon venture. Aside the liveliness that music gives to the environment its played, it helps draw customers to your shop especially when you are playing the latest songs. You can also purchase television set connected to a cable network like GoTV, DSTV, Startimes, etc to brighten up the environment. Depending on the brand and type, you can get a durable sound system for ₦15,000 to ₦50,000
Generator Cost ₦50,000 to ₦100,000
Another important barbing salon equipment is generator. Since Nigeria doesn’t have steady electric power supply, people have resorted to using alternate power sources. You can buy an original generator between ₦50, 000 to ₦100, 000 currently at the market.
Air Conditioner or Standing Fan Cost ₦10,000 to ₦50,000
Since your barbing salon shop needs to be well ventilated and your customer’s comfort an important priority, its compulsory you get either a standing fan or air conditioner or both. You can get these two or one of these equipment at retail shops for ₦10, 000 to ₦50, 000.
With the situation of the country, starting a barbing salon in Nigeria and the equipment required for a barber to provide service to the customer isn’t easy to get through. Above, we have listed the most important equipment to buy at an initial stage of a barbing salon business. Hope the mentioned equipment and prices are helpful for you to decide your budget. Goodluck.