The Men’s Grooming Centre in Blaxland is a very successful enterprise with little competition. The business has grown from one owner-operator doing 70 haircuts a week to a team of three barbers and an apprentice doing 230 haircuts a week.
The current owner opened the business in June 2008 to fill an obvious gap in the market. The leasehold premises have been fully renovated in the last 18 months, with fresh paint, new floors, new benchtops and a new kitchen.
-Services include haircuts (including washing, colouring and styling), shaving, beard trimming and male grooming products
-Suppliers include American Crew & The Bearded Chap
-Client base includes males of all ages, from 0 to 100 – appointments and walk-ins
-Current opening hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 8.30am to 5pm; Tuesday, noon to 5pm, and Saturday, 7.30am to 2pm
-No special skills required to own the business; Certificate 3 in hairdressing or barbering required to work the business
-Current lease until December 2020
-Clippers, dryers, capes and other barbering equipment included, as well as fittings and furniture
Another small barber shop was opened about 18 months ago, 3km up the highway, but it has not affected this business in any way. The current owner is only selling because she is moving out of the area to start a family.
Blaxland is a busy community in the Blue Mountains with a population of over 7,400. Just 70km from Sydney, the town is well served with shops, schools, medical facilities and industry.