The barber industry is no doubt high flying and recession-proof and loads of players in the industry have been able to keep their businesses going despite the Coronavirus pandemic. Plus, the repeat customer comes naturally again and again not just for the haircuts, but for the relationships they have been able to form in the barber’s shop.

Recent studies show that the men’s grooming market is growing. The global market for male grooming products is projected to grow at the rate of 5.23 percent during the period of 2018 to 2023. The UK male haircare market will have grown by 20 percent between 2018 and 2020.

There has never been a better time to consider franchising if you are interested in the man’s haircut line of business in the United Kingdom. Whether you have been in the industry for years or you are contemplating taking a new path, take the time now to consider this opportunity.

In these challenging times, the franchise model developed by experienced barbers and business entrepreneurs incorporates everything you as a barber and/or investor needs to establish and run a profitable barber shop. Having said that, if you are interested in owning a men’s haircut business via franchising, here are franchises that you can choose to buy in the United Kingdom;

5 Men’s Haircut Franchise Opportunities in UK and Their Cost

  1. MR. Barbers – £15,000

Without a doubt, MR. Barbers is the most recognized barbershop on the high street. It has a barbering Academy and a range of professional grooming products. They moved fast to adapt to new operating procedures in line with government guidelines and protocols and have continued to uphold the strictest practices across their shops where health and safety are concerned.

Proud winners of MOBAA’s Best Business Leader 2018 and the NHF Best Group of Businesses Award 2017, MR. Barbers is a progressive company with big plans. They guarantee to support you every step of the way in launching your business and operating profitably well into the future.

Mr. Barbers is looking for people who are positioned to set themselves up in business and who can see the value in the brand and all that it encompasses. Please note that the Franchise Package Fee is £15,000. Total investment based on a new start; four chair shop is in the region of £48,500 (including the Package Fee).

Financial Requirement

  • Minimum Investment: £15,000
  1. Headcase Barbers – £42,235

Headcase Barbers is UK’s largest barber group, established in 2000 and with 38 franchise outlets spread across the United Kingdom. Headcase Barbers’ vision is to restore the barber shop to the center of the local community and to revive the experience of first-class barbering; a relaxed and welcoming shop environment with classic ‘signature features’, excellent customer service, and great music.

Headcase Barbers is looking for passionate, self-motivated people – whether you are a barber looking for your own shop or an investor looking for a rewarding part-time management franchise, Headcase Barbers can help you to build a fulfilling business.

Headcase Barbers will support you every step of the way; from selecting the ideal location, recruiting talented and committed barbers, through to assistance with financial planning, marketing, business development, and operations.

Financial Requirement

  • Minimum Investment: £42,235
  1. Jack Rabbits Barbers – £10,000

Established in 2015, this new kid on the block is already making waves. They have a barbering Academy and their own range of professional grooming products plus a branded App for appointments and loyalty. With 4 stores open and 2 in the pipeline, they are growing fast and it’s easy to see why with first-class barbering, excellent customer service, and an atmosphere that oozes chill.

Financial Requirement

  • Minimum Investment: £10,000
  1. M Room Master – £200,000

M Room was established in 2008 and it is the largest men’s barber chain in Europe, with more than 75 shops in eight countries. It is in the business of helping men look and feel their best by being more than a barber. M Room offers memberships for fast, easy, and convenient barbershop services.

Please note that the typical investment per shop for M Room’s franchise is £50-75K – dependent on the specific site. Each shop should achieve positive cash flow within 6 months and generate £250K+ in annual revenues (again location dependent).

The M Room franchise model includes special training for barbers to use the M Cut system, a growing range of branded and exclusive consumable products, extensive use of technology to both manage the business and engage with customers and a membership model that typically generates 50 percent of shop revenues. Regional territories are available throughout the UK.

Financial Requirements

  • Minimum Investment: £200,000
  1. Just Cuts – £45,000

Just Cuts is a hairdressing salon that is bridging the gap between an old-style barber and a high-end hair salon. Their internationally-renowned franchise opportunity appeals to prospective entrepreneurs from all walks of life – and you don’t need to be a hairdresser to make the cut.

Just Cuts is the franchise opportunity for those looking to achieve that elusive work-life balance, whilst achieving their goals of business ownership with a reputable brand. This opportunity appeals to those looking to build a business portfolio for future generations.

Please note that the franchise fee is £15,000 but you need to budget for salon fit-out and working capital, so they advise their franchise owners to have a minimum of £40,000 liquid capital. The full business start-up investment ranges from £90,000 – £160,000 depending on the size and location of the salon.

Financial Requirements

  • Minimum Investment: £45,000

These are some of the men’s haircut salon franchises that are available in the United Kingdom, although there are salons that are put up for outright sales and not franchising.

Ajaero Tony Martins