Guide to start a hair care products business

Starting a hair care products business is a successful business which can be operated from home. The hair care products can be sold to specialty retailers on a wholesale basis or directly to consumers via mail-order advertising, the internet and renting sales kiosks at malls.

Do you want to start a hair care products business? If YES, here is a complete guide to starting a  hair care product business with no experience.

1.    Register your business.  You would need to register a unique business name, file the articles of incorporation, and apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS. You may also file a trademark application to protect your original brand and logo.

2.   Identify your target consumers.  You may aim a specific ethnic group, age or hair type. Research your potential consumers and find out what their needs are regarding hair care products.

3.    Review the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for hair products.

4.   Contact a chemical engineer. Consult a professional about shelf life and product safety. A chemical engineer can create different formulas of hair products, develop a special scent, and refine your existing products to better suit your needs.

5.    Price your hair care products appropriately.  The customer may be willing to pay more for a high quality product like an all-natural shampoo. However, very expensive products may limit the number of your customers. Compare your price to your competition to set a price point where you can make a solid profit.

6.  Find a distributor for your hair product line.  The most successful hair care products are carried by major retailers. A new hair product business may find success through salons and private business sales. Salon owners and boutiques may consign your products. You may also sell your items in a small kiosk or online store.

 As the hair care product industry continues to grow, so does the business potential for those interested in starting a business in this market.

The Pros of Starting Hair Care Products Business

There are many reasons why this hair care product business has the potential to be very successful: 

  • There is a growing demand for hair care products.
  • Your business can be entirely home-based.
  • It’s a good type of business to operate part-time, if you are not quite ready to start a full-time business.
  • You have several options for selling, including through retail markets, online, through salons or spas or directly to clients.
  • You can make your own products that cater to the audience of your choice. 
  • You can sell products that are made by others, and have a wide variety of products to choose from to sell as a distributor.
  • There is a good growth potential because you can add products and services as they are developed.

Hope this information helps in building your hair care products business. 

Cordell Davenport

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