Starting an Executive Barber Shop in Kenya: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Starting your own barbershop is not as difficult as you might think. In fact, it’s more challenging than starting any other type of business. But the rewards are worth it if you’re willing to put in the time and effort required to get started with an executive barbershop. Here’s what I learned when I decided to start my own business:

The Executive Barbershop

The Executive Barbershop is located in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. It has a seating capacity of 40 customers and 10 barber chairs. This barbershop caters to both men and women, but it is primarily aimed at professionals who work in the corporate world.

The Executive Barbershop was founded by two brothers who came from different backgrounds but had similar aspirations: they wanted to build something together that would allow them to help others achieve their dreams as well as give back to those less fortunate than themselves. Their vision for this business was to create an environment where customers could feel comfortable while being served by talented professionals who are dedicated not only towards providing excellent service but also making sure everyone leaves feeling good about themselves after spending time together at this establishment!

Your Needs and the Business Background

Before you start an executive barbershop, it’s important to know what your needs are. You need to know how much time you have available and the type of experience you want. Do you want a part-time job that can be done during evenings or weekends? Or do you want full-time employment 24/7, 365 days per year? If so, then this business may not be right for you; however, if all things are equal between the two options (e.g., salary), then go with option 1!

The next step is finding out what skills are most important in running an executive barbershop business like ours: customer service skills such as listening attentively without interrupting; communication skills such as being able to explain things clearly; leadership abilities such as motivating others through example rather than just speaking at length about themselfes etcetera – these types of things come naturally once one starts practicing them regularly over time.”

Choosing a Location

When you’re deciding where to open your barbershop, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, you need a location that is accessible by public transportation. If people have trouble getting there on foot or by bike, they will not be able to come in and get their hair done—and if they can’t get their hair done because of traffic congestion or lack of parking space, then it will be difficult for them to return again later on.

Second: make sure the area is safe—you don’t want someone coming into your shop with an axe! Third: make sure it’s convenient for customers (ease of getting here) and comfortable for employees (ease of working). Fourth: try not overspend on rent; this will affect how much money you can build up over time before having any trouble paying off debts from buying supplies etcetera

Finding the Right Equipment

  • Location. The location of your shop is important because it will determine what kind of customers you attract and how much money you make in the first few months. You can choose any location that is easy for people to reach, whether it’s an area with lots of traffic or a more secluded spot where people feel comfortable coming by themselves.
  • Accessibility from roadways and airports: If you’re planning on attracting many customers from outside your area, it’s best not to locate yourself within walking distance from a main road—unless those roads are major highways like Nairobi Road or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Road (which both connect major cities). Locating yourself near these routes helps ensure that people won’t have trouble finding their way into town after landing at one of these locations (especially if they’ve just flown in).
  • Accessibility from train stations: If most of your clientele comes from within Kenya but wants quick access back home after work hours (or even while traveling), try locating near a train station instead; this may help reduce some costs associated with transporting goods back home via car rental companies like Uber[1].

Building Your Team

You can’t be successful if your team isn’t on point.

You need to make sure that you’re hiring the right people for your business, as well as training them so they know exactly what is expected of them. This will help create a solid foundation for your barbershop and keep clients happy, which means more business in the long run!

Once you’ve hired some employees and given them proper training, make sure that everyone has a good relationship with one another—and with their community (if applicable).

Starting your own barbershop is not as difficult as you might think.

Starting your own barbershop is not as difficult as you might think. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. You need to be persistent and prepared for any challenges that come your way, like having no money or resources at first. When starting out, it can be tempting to want everything right away; however, this will only lead you down the wrong path towards success because there are too many things going on in your head at once!

Your business plan should include what type of customers/clients you want (age groups), how much space do they need (size), etcetera… The more detail-oriented approach will help make sure whatever happens next will turn out smoothly when needed later down road . . .


We hope that this article has given you some ideas about how to start your own barbershop. If you follow the steps we outlined, and keep your eyes on the prize—a successful business—then we think that you’ll be well on your way toward success!

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