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How to start a business selling human hair for weaving

Updated April 17, 2017

Selling human hair for weaving can be a lucrative business. It is important to have the proper approach in order to get the results that can make you financially independent. The majority of of human hair is imported from countries like China and India. Indian Remi hair is the most expensive hair that you can buy and it normally ranges between £65 to £195 a pack, depending on the length of the hair. Nonetheless, the human hair weaving industry has become a multimillion dollar business, and many investors are looking to get in. This article will get you started on the path of owning your own human hair weaving business.

Perform research. Knowing exactly what you want to sell—hair types, colours, lengths, and place of hair origin—is essential. All human hair is different and categorised by brand and quality reputation. The hair you choose to sell will determine how much start-up money you will need.

Prepare to travel. If you decide to sell the finest quality of human hair, you or a company representative will have to travel to China or the temples of India to outbid other distributors. This requires large amounts of capital. Human hair bundles typically sell between £6,500 and £13,000 each.

Decide how and where to sell. If travelling is out of the question, you may need to contact a wholesaler. Wholesalers are important because they do the travelling for you. Going this route is not as financially satisfying as being your own hair distributor, but it does offer significant returns. Decide how you want to sell—independently or in a retail store. Starting a human hair weave business can be costly and requires enough capital to sustain the business until you reach proper clientele numbers.

Tip

Contacting a wholesaler may be difficult. Finding one in the yellow pages is rare. I suggest doing footwork and travelling to successful human hair weaving businesses and requesting their wholesaler list. Good networking skills are essential.

Warning

• Don't get in over your head. Be sure to have enough start-up capital. I recommend having at least £325,000.

Things You'll Need

  • Money
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About the Author

Shana Morgan began writing professionally in the 2004. She is a college student majoring in English and journalism and will be attending George Washington University's School of Law upon graduation. Morgan is a copy editor and news writer for a prominent Baltimore website as well as a licensed cosmetologist and hair expert.