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How To Start a Kinyozi Business in Kenya

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Is it true that you are searching for a business you can begin with minimal expenditure? Do you have great hair trimming aptitudes? At that point underneath is a guide on the most proficient method to begin a kinyozi.

The Kinyozi business is a downturn confirmation. Everybody needs a haircut, and hair will grow constantly regardless of what circumstance the economy is in. On the off chance that you are truly adept at barbering or giving decent haircuts, and couldn’t want anything more than to begin your very own business, at that point you ought to consider beginning your very own barbering business. This may be a significant choice, and setting up the business may be to some degree riotous. In any case, with phenomenal aptitudes and a decent business sense, you will have the option to keep up the business effectively and develop it to the point of achievement.

So does beginning a barbering shop sound incredible to you? What’s more, do you have the right stuff required? At that point pursue these means to begin your own Kinyozi business:

What You Need to Start an Executive Barbershop in Kenya

  1. You need a trading license

A trading license is the local authority license offered by county governments (get a licence on eCitizen). Prices for these licenses vary by county. You can get a trading license for as low as Ksh. 3,000 and as high as Ksh. 15,000 depending on the location and size of your business.

2. Music Copyright of Kenya Licence

This license is important if you will have a TV or radio playing in your shop. You can get the license for Ksh. 2,000 form MCSK offices.

Pieces of Equipment Needed for Kinyozi (Executive Barbershops)

1. Clippers – Shaving Machine

Clippers are used to shave the hair. The cheapest shaving machine goes for Ksh. 1,600

2. Barbershop Seats

These are seats customized for the Kinyozi environment.

You can make them locally or order from office and supply stores.  Barber seat prices range from Ksh. 3,000 if made locally and Ksh. 5,000 if imported.


3. Styling Station

This is the cabinet that sits in front of the client. Often equipped with a mirror, drawers and other compartments to hold barber tools.

You can make these stations locally or buy them ready-made.

PHOTO: A Local Kinyozi At Work

4. Other Equipment & Tools to Buy for the Startup

You will need a sterilizer to kill germs and to maintain equipment hygiene. Sterilizers go for as little as Ksh. 5,000

You’ll also need: –

  • Towels
  • Combs
  • Cream oil and gel
  • Gowns
  • Heaters
  • TV and Dstv Subscription (Optional)

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Cost to Open a Barbershop in Kenya

Barbershop start-up expenses depend on various factors like: –

  • The locations of the store – this plays a major roll on your rent
  • How executive you want your barbershop to be?
  • The size of your store. Do you want it to have just one seat or 15 would be ideal?
  • Cost of equipment and fittings

On average you will need Ksh. 1,000,000 to start the best executive Kinyozi in your hood but even Ksh. 200,000 or 20,000 or ten thousand can do the trick just fine.