Whether you keep your hair completely natural or have made use of hair weaving and extensions, you probably have some experience with hair braiding and styling. Some of us always go to a salon or professional to get our hair done, but for those of us who are more recession-minded, learning to do your own hair or your child’s hair is the first step to saving money when it comes to your hair.
Now, if you have taken the time to learn how to do your own hair, ask yourself these questions: Do your friends often compliment your newfound skill? Are you passionate about learning new styles and techniques for hair braiding? Have you ever thought about expanding your skills and talents to your friends, their friends, and other potential clients?
If you have the work ethic and the willingness to invest your time and talent, it is possible to take your hair braiding hobby to a new level-starting or expanding a business of hair braiding and hair weaving.
First of all, the reason hair braiding is such a practical business venture is because you already have the key component that will make money-your skill at doing hair. If you have invested in self-taught work, training sessions, or instructional DVDs, you have already made the first step to money, so why not continue? Obviously, if you are going to experiment with extensions and hair weaving, you will have to pay some start-up costs, but the skills you will gain will soon outweigh these minor costs.
Second, you will never run out of clients if you play your cards right. If you are a talented stylist (or even if you are just beginning!), your friends and family will want to support you, and they will undoubtedly tell their friends if you take the time to do quality work on their hair. Especially for those who are not looking to start a big business, marketing will take care of itself. For those more serious about expansion and development, you already have a base of clients, but there are plenty of tools to help with advertising and publicity for your new skills.
The third reason you can certainly expand your hobby into a business is that you obviously already have the creative drive and potential if you have successfully learned hair braiding techniques. It takes time and practice to develop any kind of business, but the best money-making ventures involve someone who is passionate about their work. If you are even thinking about starting a hair braiding/hair weaving business, then you almost certainly have experience and creativity that will help you along the way. Just keep your confidence and your skills in mind, be prepared for anything, and remember to believe in yourself.