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Despite the current slide of the national economy, one thing people will not stop doing is looking good. No matter how bad things get, ladies will style their hair and look beautiful. What does this entail? This means that the salon business will continually flourish. It also goes a long way to say that the salon business is definitely a good business prospect, even at this time.


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In this article, I will be highlighting the step-by-step approach to setting up a beauty salon in Nigeria.

Write a plan

A business plan is obviously the first thing you need to understand what you will do in your business. You should figure out how you want your business to run, the capital required, the set of equipment needed and the environment you want to set it up in. All these should be accommodated in your business plan. It is from here that you can start implementing. Just like planning your day, week or whatever else, in order to get the best results, having a business plan gives you just the same result.

Get capital

You must have decided exactly what you want in and from your business. It is now time for implementation. At this stage, you will get the required capital for your business, depending on your budget.


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There are different ways you can source capital. It could be through loans, personal savings or partnerships. Just choose what works best for you.

Secure a space

Once you have the money you need to start up, the next thing is to find a space. Your beauty salon should be located in a central place, where people can easily access it. Also take note of the environment, in terms of neatness, road network, water and electricity access. These factors can make or mar your business in the long haul. I am sure you wouldn’t want to be spending heavily on bills and still not have people easily access your salon. This is bad for business. Find a busy area where people are most likely to patronize you. it could be an area that does not already have a beauty salon. This will make you extremely relevant to the residents of that area.

Get equipment

When you must have secured your salon space, you should get the needed equipment or materials needed to furnish the salon. Some of the equipment includes a generator, furniture, cabinets, mirror, hairdressing and grooming tools, etc.


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You will also need to invest some amount of money on light decoration or basically a new painting. This will help in the aesthetics of your salon.

Recruit capable hands

Especially if you are starting on a large scale, you will need hands that will help you out. You can possibly attend to all your customers alone. Also, there might be areas of specialization like pedicure, which you may not have much knowledge about. Getting capable hands to see that your customers are satisfied is a way to go.

Launch and market your salon

Now you have your house in order, it is time to launch your salon. Indicate that you are now open for business. Also, always be available, be consistent and watch people come to you. You can print handbills, have social media accounts (especially Instagram) or even open a website. In all, ensure you let people know that you are in business. I hope this helps you decide on and succeed in your beauty salon business.

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This article was first published on 25th June 2022

chidiogo-akaelu

Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.


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