How To Start a Salon Business in Kenya

As alon business in Kenya can be set up anywhere in the country but the best place to start is in large towns since there are good growth opportunities. In this article, I will provide you with a complete guide on how to start a profitable salon business in Kenya.

Salon business requires one to be committed, creative, passionate, and constantly improve your skills to satisfy market demands and trends. Below are the requirements you need to start a successful salon business in Kenya;

Salon business in Kenya

1. Have the necessary skills and training

Opening a salon business is easy however you must have the skills required. You can run the business yourself or hire a hairstylistwho have the skills and qualifications to offer salon services.

Incase you decide to run the business yourself, you must acquire beauty therapy and hairdressing training from Vocational Centers or colleges.

2. Create a plan for your salon business

When starting any business, whether small or big you will need a business plan to help you achieve long and short-term goals.

Salon Business in Kenya

Your salon business plan should include; startup capital, location of the salon business, budget, salon equipment, how to raise the capital, and services to offer.

3. Capital for your salon business 

The nature of the services, location, size of the business, and type of equipment you intend to use, determine the capital you need to raise. One can start a salon business with as low as Ksh 50000 to about Ksh 2 million and above depending on your budget.

You can borrow money from family and friends, and apply for interest-free loans or mobile loans to raise capital.

4. Find an ideal location for your

salon business

Market research is also an important aspect while starting a business because it will help you choose a suitable location for your salon business. Choose a location where your salon business will be easily visible and has high foot traffic.

Suitable places to set up your business are around colleges, near and inside shopping malls, in town, and shopping centers.

5. Business permits and licenses