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The Barbershop Industry is Huge!join_today_button

The American Barber Association represents a vast industry that includes Barbers, barbershops, suppliers, service providers (insurance, marketing and financial services, others), small business owners, franchisees, licensing agencies and training agencies.

Some Facts:

  • The United States has between 20,000 to 30,000 Barbershops, depending on how one counts an establishments being a barbershop.
  • There are between 80,000 – 90,000 licensed Barbers in the united States.
  • Barbershops exist in almost every population center her 10,000 people.
  • A barber working full time may cut between 300 to 500 heads per month.
  • The average price of a hair cut varies by market, but the average price is approximately $15 in the United States.
  • The typical barbershop occupies about 1,000 to 1,500 square feet.

Barbershops are economic development engines:

In struggling commercial corridors and malls across America, barbershops provide a steady anchor stability.   Barbershops are destinations and compliment other destination businesses such as restaurants, financial institutions, professional services, food/grocery stores ad specialized retail.   For struggling and emerging urban corridors barbershops are often the focal point of change and progress.   Most importantly, barbershops provide a place for residents to earn decent money by providing quality service; and those barbers in turn purchase local homes, cars and services and stimulate the economy.   Yea, barbershops are economic engines!

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