How to Run a Successful Barber Shop

how to run a successful barber shopBarbers do much more than just cut hair. They interact with customers and provide them an opportunity to sit back and relax for a little while. Their easygoing personalities play just as big a role in their success as their hair cutting skills. These barbering tips will help you run a successful barber shop.

Create an Inviting Environment

All clients should receive a greeting as soon as they walk into the shop. If they have to wait, talk to them. Most barbers have a decent sense of humor and are not afraid to crack a joke. Customers will view your shop as a fun place to hang out instead of dreading having to go in for a haircut.

Subscribe to Good Magazines and Invest in a Television Set

Invest in subscriptions to the most popular news and sports magazines. Add a couple newspapers and keep all the subscriptions current. Inspire conversation by tuning the TV to a sporting event or the news.

Ensure That The Barber Shop is Clean

Anyone not helping a customer should be sweeping up hair or cleaning combs, scissors and razors.

Offer Consistent Service

Always open the shop on time. If a last minute customer walks in, make every effort to honor their request for service even if you have to stay open a little while longer. You may receive a nice tip and acquire a loyal customer.

Talk to The Clients

Take an interest in the lives of your customers. Building a relationship will encourage them to return. Be friendly and sympathize with their problems. If they talk about family, you do the same.

Make Your Shop Comfortable

Make sure your shop has plenty of light. Prop the door open if the weather permits. Keep the air conditioner in good working order throughout the summer and use disinfectant so the shop smells clean.

Provide Extras

Performing a shoulder rub and neck shave after the cut is a tradition that most modern barbers fail to provide. Use a straight razor and hot lather on the neck followed with aftershave. Finish up with a brief shoulder rub. In so doing, you will be on the right track to running a successful barber shop.

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Eli the Barber
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Eli the Barber

Are there any Government programs to help open barbershop??

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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador

There are a number of programs that may be helpful. You may want to reach out the Small Business Association, or if you qualify, the Office of Minority Women Business Enterprise. They have helped a number of individuals be able to open us shops. Good luck!

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Ron Booker

I like that you said that a good barbershop needs to be open with clients on making conversation with them and sharing stories to make them feel comfortable. My friend told me that he was going to look for a barbershop to make his hair cuts as needed. I’m going to help him look online for one.

Damilare Emmanuel
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Damilare Emmanuel

If you a barber or you knows anybody that perfect as they thought you can take him there.

Alfredo
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Alfredo

What’s the best automated tool to track expenses and income for a barber who is owner of a shop?

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thanks for the information

Vivian Black
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Vivian Black

I love that you talked about talking to the clients and making sure you take an interest in their life. My husband and I are looking for barber training to send him to so that he can get his license. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that can help him best.

Luminaire
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Luminaire

Content creation is starting to play a huge hand in the barbershop business. Look up Claudio Ferreira/Fade Room on Youtube for reference.

Abe Christophe
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Abe Christophe

Thanks for the advice big bro. But why not also add articles for sale in your, like cosmetics products.

676311978
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676311978

Is what I have been doing. But some customers won’t agree with our prices, but they appreciate our services. So at these level, what should I do to maintain these customers if they decide to go. Should I drop my prices down maintain the quality services?

Clyde Jones
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Clyde Jones

This is good stuff!

Jerron Pryce
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Jerron Pryce

this is some great tips im pleased

Silengo Michael
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Silengo Michael

Are there coursii can do online for barbing and saloon?