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7 Steps to Start Weavon Business in Nigeria

Here in this post, you will learn valuable ideas about the different steps to start weavon business in Nigeria. We hope you find this helpful.

Business Overview of Weavon Business in Nigeria

Starting a weavon business in Nigeria is another business venture which is becoming more like a professional business.

It is also called hair extension. Look around now, many ladies go to the saloon mostly to make their hair and they always go with weavon or hair extensions.

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7 Steps to Start Weavon Business in Nigeria
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Everyday a lady or ladies go into the salon to change their hair or many other things, but mostly it is to plait their hair.

In most salons they already have weavon there which they can buy from and have their hair-do. Most of these ladies buy from outside the saloons due to the fact that most saloons do have their own extra charges.

Now you can easy across many states, shops that sell only weavon and you will still see a lot of ladies packed up in there to purchase weavon for themselves.

Most times you will ask if it is every week or every day women have a hair-do, but the fact is that most women purchase weavon.

Nowadays we have ladies that act as suppliers to the salons or individuals at a reduced price. This weavon do come at different qualities and prices.

Selling weavon or hair extensions is a great business to go into as it is profitable and lucrative and sure to bring sustainable income, and with the right strategies and set up and customer delivery, you could gain a lot of customers and become a top supplier and seller of weave-on.

There are no much popular names in Nigeria of people who sell weave-on because a large number of people are into the business, but back in school we had girls then who buy from Lagos and bring to school to sell to other girls in school, they may buy a weavon at probably 10,000naira in Lagos and sell for 15,000naira in school, making a gain of 5000naira.

Opportunities abound in this business as women do not stop at anything just to make their hair, they are ready to go extra miles, and this creates room for more sales in the weave-on business.

In a particular city, you could have about ten to twenty different sellers of weavon and yet they will all still sell comfortably without any complaint of zero sales in a week.

Target of this business are mostly the ladies, they purchase at various times to make their hair and look good, and also competition will be heavy because there are many styles and colours of weavon you have to get in your stock to ladies stop by at your shop to purchase from, you, you will have to be fully stocked with different styles and colours for your customers as this will get them coming back anytime they need a weavon or a hair extension for the fact that you always have what they want at any time.

You could make a lot of money within your 1st year doing this business even though you would be building your ground within this year.

It may also interest you to know that there are no technologies needed in these business, you do not need any machines or system to sell your weavons, no technology or major equipment to sell your weavons or hair extensions.

If you are ready to start this business, let us delve into what you need to kick-off your business.

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How to Start This Business

1. Knowledge Of The Market

In every business or market you are going into, you need to acquire the knowledge of it; you need to know how it operates, what the customers want and what would be sellable and its price and its season.

If you know about 98% of what you need to know about the weave-on business you would gain a lot of customers and you will be able to grow

2. Getting Your Weavon/Hair Extension

This is why you are in the business, to sell your weavons, so if you know a lot about the market and what it entails you can go ahead and purchase your weavons.

Try to get the most trending styles as much as possible as many people will be looking for it. Also get additional styles that you know could attract the customers and make them want to patronise you.

Get new stock which others do not have, also purchase as many qualities as possible so those who cannot afford the expensive ones can go for where their price range can reach.

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3. Get Your Shop/Office Location For Sales

After you must have gotten your desired weavon materials, you will have to get a shop for yourself or an office where you can stay and make your sales.

This is where you will entertain your customers to your goods, they will select, bargain and some may buy and some may leave without buying, you just have to be able to be patient with them and attend to those who will come so they can make up their minds to buy a weavon.

4. Make Your Shop Comfortable

Many customers will come to you so your duty is to first of all make them comfortable so they can comfortably select what they want and buy.

Install an air conditioner or a ceiling fan to keep your office cool, get office tables and chairs for your customers to sit and feel relaxed, you can also get display tables or glasses or shelves to display your goods.

5. Advertise Yourself

Make yourself known, make your services known, make your location know, you have to advertise yourself. Talk to your friends and any lady you come across of your business, word of mouth advertisement is also powerful, get a signpost to make yourself known and display your goods and services.

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6. Register Your Business

Get your business registered by the corporate affairs commission so you can be a legally recognized business company, so as to prevent usage of your name, logo and other things accrued to your business by another person.

7. Market your Business

You can go out for a day of outreach to make your business known to people around, meet working class ladies, married women, female students etc, you will eventually get a positive turn up within a short time.


This business will require an extra hand to help with the sales and help in the running of the shop in case of other business requirements. For a start you may need a shop assistant to help you stay in the shop and attend to customers’ needs.

Business Promotion Tips

In order to be different from other sellers around you, you have to be up to date of the trending styles, design and colour in order to meet up with demands of your customers.

Call to check up on your customers, let them know when you have arrived with a new stock of weavons, you can also use the opportunity to get to know what exactly they want and get it for them.

Do not wait for them to come and check on you before you get the goods they need, get it before they request for it and call them to come and buy exactly what they want, this would enable you beat the competition aggressively.

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Weavon business is sure to bring a lot of profits if tapped into correctly and chased with time and dedication, so long as ladies still see it fit to buy a weavon every now and then to make themselves beautiful. So why not use the opportunity and make yourself rich while they make themselves beautiful.

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Godspower Ugadu is an Economist an a Content Developer at InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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