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.
- 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!