Posted on: 14 March 2019

How Barbering will grow in the future

There are fewer industries in the UK that have grown to the same extent as barbers, with the only more popular start up business in 2016 being vaping shops. It is predicted that barbering will continue to grow for at least the next 5 years. Although a change in how training is funded has led to a drop of around 25% for apprentices in the hair industry, barbers are still confident that their trade will continue to thrive.

The figures behind the rise of barbers and barbers shops

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Barbering has seen a phenomenal rise in the last 5 years, becoming a billion pound business, creating thousands of job opportunities and providing a stable industry for years to come.

Our three pieces of advice to keep your business growing are:

Embrace social media

Keep in touch with clients, book appointments and show off you work using social media, which has been proven to be a powerful advertising tool.

Keep up with trends

Make sure that you can perform the newest styles for your customers. You can do this as easily as watching videos on YouTube, or you could look for some training courses at local colleges to keep you up to date.

Don’t be a conveyor belt

Clients are more likely to come back if you give them a memorable experience. Getting through a cut in 10 minutes might mean that you can fit more clients in, but taking the time to build a relationship will give them a reason to come back.

Barber insurance with Premierline

Your Barber’s insurance policy needs to cover a range of protections for you to be able to practice with peace of mind. Premierline compares policies from a range of industry leading insurers to find the perfect package for you at a competitive price. Our trained insurance advisors will guide you through the different covers available and will find the best options for you, so why not get in touch today?


National Hairdressers Federation – Industry Statistics 2017

Enterprise Nation – UK’s high streets see rise in independent stores with barbers and beauty salons replacing newsagents

Hairdressers Journal International – Concerns over lack of quality to meet growing industry

National Hairdressers Federation - - Industry Statistics 2018

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