As a Cosmetologist, my speciality at the beginning of my career was mainly applying relaxers, styling & cutting hair. I wasn’t a natural hair stylist doing braids, twists & locs all day. About 7 years ago, I made a major change in my career after seeing 80% of my clientele chose to become naturalists! They no longer wanted relaxers! So with that said, I added chemical free options to my salon services.
Natural Hair Afro
I informed my clients that they didn’t have to do a big chop. Hair Weave was an option to help them grow out their natural hair without cutting. I announced that if they wanted to transition from relaxer to natural hair and didn’t want to cut it off, weaves were the way to go! They listened and I was back in the game! I used what I knew but just gave clients a solution to their problem! How to transition from relaxers to natural hair. That’s just one thing that I did.
YOU can do the same with your Braiding business. Add on weave services! If you can braid and sew, then DO IT! It will boost your income. Most people pay anywhere from $75 – $300 in my area for a weave by **Professional Braiders. Research what people in your area are charging and then offer a discount to beat their prices.
Always remember, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Start doing something today! Get into the Billion Dollar Hair Care Business!