How to Start And Succeed In Hair Styling Business In Nigeria (Step By Step Guide)

Hair stylist business is one of the most lucrative business most young Nigerians begin especially, the young girls. Some do this to carter for their day to day need and to others it’s just like a hobby.

Hair styling is not just a common business. Yes, it does not require much capital to start but it’s capable of making you a millionaire overnight if you run your run your business professionally.

Hair styling business is one business that you’re are sure to get your own customers as Nigerian females love to beautify themselves to the fullest and if you give them what there are looking for, there will always come back to you.

Due to the rate of unemployment in Nigeria, I’ll advice young people to go into this business because it is as beneficial as starting a cosmetic business in Nigeria.

A Hair stylist who is sometime called a Hairdresser shampoos, colors, bleaches and styles hair. He/she may also use chemicals to straighten or curl hair and apply extensions to lengthen hair.

  Duties Of A Hair Stylist

  • Provide Cut Blow-dry
  • Braid and weave hair
  • Demonstrate and sell hair care product
  • Proactively develop new customers

How to get started in the hair stylist business

  1. You’ll have to attend a state approved salon or cosmetologist program. This program is usually at least 6 – 12 months
  2. You may need a secondary school certificate
  3. Once you graduate from the salon or cosmetology school, you’ll have to get a license from the state where you wish to work and that’s not too difficult

Skills to help you succeed as a hair stylist

  • Active listening
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service
  • Good thinking
  • Time management
  • Creativity

Challenges Every Hair Stylist Would Likely face

  • You’ll have to spend a lot of time on your feet
  • The chemicals used may damage your skin and clothing
  • Since many clients work during the day/week, salons work more in the evenings are weekends
  • Some salon pay a commission rather than straight salary. If you don’t have a lot of work, you don’t earn enough money
  • In some salons, Hair stylist may pay rent to the salon owner

How to overcome the Hair stylist challenges

  • Learn from people
  • Keep an open mind
  • Don’t follow the crowd
  • Perseverance
  • Financial planning

I have seen hundreds of people in my chair during the 2 years I have been a Hair stylist dressing hair. I have them all in my eyes and greeted them with a handshake of hug; they have listened to my suggestions and let me cut, colour and style their hair to perfection. They have given me their time, trust and untimely the ability to wake up every day and do what I want. I am completely grateful.

See Also: How To Start Cosmetic Business In Nigeria With Less Than N50,000

My advice to every upcoming and professional Hair Stylist is to see your customers as your friends, some customers can be very annoying while some are interesting. All you have to do is apply wisdom, don’t overreact because if you loose one; you may likely loose all. Always persevere, never show regards to discouragement.

About The Author

Grace Chinecherem is a young Nigerian entrepreneur and cosmetologist who has passion for Hair Styling. Grace has been in the hair styling business as a hair stylist for over 2years and she has been delivering good services to her customers and also achieving much success in the business. Connect her on Facebook

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