How To Start A Hair Business
How to start a hair business and selling hair extensions without inventory? JC Hair Factory help you to build up your hair brand and make your business easily!
If you have clicked this article, you are among the hundreds of thousands of people who want to start a hair extensions business with their own hair brands. We received hundreds of emails every year asking about how to start a hair extensions business, how to start selling hair extensions, since that we have been in hair industry for more than 16 years and help many starters in becoming an entrepreneur.
We could say it is not easy and sometimes it take pains because it involves too many things like how to find wholesale hair vendors, you need to make your price list, design your logo, your custom hair packaging, how to get the first sale, how to manage the shipping and many more like that.
We conclusions some main points, which we hope could help you have a basic idea of getting started with your hair brands. And if you already have a hair brand, the basic steps on what you need to do to keep going with where you are.
#1. Figure out your business name, logo and package
It is extremely important. We mean as little as it might sound. It is actually important for you to think about the name for your business. There are two types of names. A specific name and a general name. A specific name is a name in such a way that anybody immediately can see what you do. For example, the name is Goddess Hair Extensions. Of course, everybody will know you are selling hair because you already stress your business is all about hair. However, when you say Goddess World, Goddess World can practically mean anything. You can decide to sell anything outside, to do anything. In many cases, you start with selling hair and later expand to selling 3D mink lashes, or even women cloth as you already have many women customers in hand and are able to do orders on the same name. So if you want a long expanding in the future, the general name is a better choice.
You should keep in mind whatever you come up with a business name, you are also connecting it to your reputation. Are you willing to put your reputation on the line for your products. We know you are. You could put together possibly 10 to 15 names and just go through them. Put them on your logo design & package design; write them out on paper; go to vistaprint.com and input the name you create and see how it looks; see how it rolls off your tongue. You could also go to a few friend or family members that you are really close with and ask them what do they think about these names. Next, what you also can do is make sure that you search Google because the last thing you want to do is come to a name that you like and nobody already has it. So we recommend to you search, search and search. Google is your best friend in this process. Once you come up with your name, go ahead to the Secretary of States . You will be able to search your name and see if somebody has actually filed, paid for that name because if they have the name, once again you have to start back at ground zero.
We also offer custom packaging service to wholesale clients. It includes hair bundles wraps, hang tags and lovely silk bags. You can order them here.
#2. Find your right wholesale hair vendors
Finding a good hair vendors is the key and also the hardest part for your hair business. It is so tedious. We are not saying this to discourage you anything. If you are able to cross this gully, then you are the best of the games. Trust us. There are so many places to find your vendors - Google, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest. We have another blog talking about how to find a good hair vendor in details. Please check this out here. We advise that you'd better not to choose your local vendors like wholesale hair distributors based in the United States, in the Canada, etc. Because they are not the real hair manufacture and also go out there to buy from China, from India, from all the origin of the hair. They have already gone through what you are doing right now. They actually add some margin to their price. You will not get the best price from them than from a directly China hair factory like JC Hair Factory.
We would say that a lot of people have some money like some little money to play around because you have to get samples to test the hair. Before you place the order, how to know is it a scam. This is easy. All you need to do is to contact them and ask them to Facetime. So you can see the hair for yourself and know if they are a real company or real hair factory. Next, what you are going to do is to buy 2 to 3 bundles from them. Try it on for two to three months and see how you will like it. You will never notice the hair is good quality until you try it yourself. This is the only way. It deserves your time as you will be benefited a lot later.
We welcome customers to Facetime with us to check out our factory or you can come to visit us. Also, we provide the sample kit for new customers.
#3. Properly fund your hair business - dropship program
When you are just starting up, you are kind of short on cash. You have enough money for maybe a hair extensions online store, business cards and logos but you don't have enough money to do that and still get a whole bunch of stock because there are too many length, origin, color, type in hair extensions. What matters the most is you might not get a sale and you don't want to put yourself in such a stressful situation. However, if you are still eager for this million-dollar industry, JC dropship hair extensions program is great for you.
Dropship hair program is a resource for you guys if you want to start a hair company without inventory or even no money. How it works is you start your company under your company name. You can make your own logo; make your own website. Then, what happens is we go ahead and ship the items out to your customer. You don't have to keep any inventory. You don't have to ship the order. You don't have to do any of that annoying stuff except getting the profit. It is just awesome because the hardest part for a startup is to keep up with inventory and you need a lot of money to sustain a business, which is a astronomical. What we do is we provide various items, various stocks including virgin hair, lace closure, lace frontal, 360 frontal, human hair wigs, etc. You can sell all of that under your company name when you select certain products that you want to sell and we send it to your customers. You don't have to buy bolts of inventory any more. Whenever your customer purchases from you, whether it be one bundle, whether it be one closure, you simply come to our site to purchase and we will ship it out.
With JC dropship program, you are going to sell hair under your company name. So you are not selling for JC hair. You are selling for whatever your company is.
#4. Promote your brand
Promotion is everything that can help you show your products and expose them to a large range of targeted people. Finally, you will get someone to purchase from you. Definitely, you can pay for advertising and it is a quick way to get clients but as you are a starter with limited money to play with, here are some thing you can do for free and won't cost you anything other than time to put your business out into the world.
a. YouTube Video Marketing
It is highly recommended to set up a YouTube channel because YouTube is the seconds largest search engine in the world and it is totally free. You are going to have your videos titled something that your targeted clients would like to search for. It could be yourself wearing the hair, some useful hair tutorials and everything you can come up with to promote your hair brand.
b. Business Instagram
Instagram is the second best platform to promote your hair business. You should have a business account instead of private one and put all your information in the bio. Never use your private account to do business. It looks not professional at all. Next, the key to running a successful Instagram account is post consistent catchy photos and small creative videos that women would like to see. There is a fact that a catchy photo always stimulate women desire to purchase your products.
#5. Take your time and deal with pressure
Was Roma built in a day? Absolutely not. So don't think your business is going to be successful overnight. It could take three weeks; it could take three months; it could take three years. We worked with a lot of people and they freak out when they don't get a sale in the first week or the first two weeks.
The first two months are always going to be the hardest months ever especially if you don't have a client because you have to make the Instagram for the hair company; getting those followers; having people to trust your brand and believing in your brand is not a scam or your hair quality is good. You are going to work towards all of that.
But to be honest, you need to have a mind for boss to keep it pushing and going because not every day you are going to wake up with orders. There is no 5 to 6 orders waiting for you every day. You need to work hard to get those orders like follow people back on Instagram and DM them; if you see other hair companies as well looking for wholesale, email them like a professional. In these two months, you are not going to get any sleep because you are going to constantly be stressed out about the whole things like not getting customers right away; what can I do different and keep posting videos to promote your brand. We can tell you that people that you know from church are not going to be buying from you. They would rather buy somebody whose price is more expensive than yours. You are just watching them money. So keep that in mind!
If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact us, email: [email protected], one of our staff would contact you and provide our best service within 24 hours. Welcome new clients all around the world!