Shape up: Rising wage expenses will be an increased burden for operators, hurting industry profit margins

Over the five years to 2017, the Barber Shops industry has performed well. While there has not been a significant or notable uptick in demand for industry services over the past five years, the increasing population has contributed to revenue growth by providing barber shops with a larger customer base. Furthermore, barbers are generating more money per person in 2017 than they did in 2012, as specialized services are becoming more popular, which has also contributed to revenue growth. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to continue growing, though at a slightly decelerated rate...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.9%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
152,284
Businesses
141,514
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The increasing population has contributed to revenue growth by providing barber shops with a larger customer base
  • The rise of the internet and social media has accelerated the speed in which hairstyle trends travel
  • The use of social media platforms is expected to continue rising and aiding the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Basic haircutsThe Barber Shops industry generates the overwhelming majority (92.0%) of its revenue from providing haircuts. The industry caters primarily to men, who (relative to women) tend to exhibit lower demand for hair styling, coloring and other services. Since relatively few men demand these services, few barber shops offer them. As a result, basic haircuts are the industry's largest service segment, generating an estimated 65.1% of revenue. Men seeking hair coloring or perms are more likely to visit salons, which are generally better equipped to offer such additional services. For example, only 12.9% of barber shops are estimated to offer hair coloring services, compared with 75.3% of salons. Mos...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Barber Shops Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Barber Shops Industry are

  • Business expertise of operators
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of adults aged 20 to 64 and Per capita disposable income in the Barber Shops industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Barber Shops Industry?

    This industry includes men’s hairstylist shops primarily engaged in cutting, trimming and styling men’s and boys’ hair. Furthermore, barber shops shave and trim men’s beards. This industry does not include companies that primarily offer training in barbering or hairstyling.

    Industry Products
  • Basic haircuts
  • Haircuts with shave
  • Other hair services
  • Merchandise
  • Industry Activities
  • Hair cutting
  • Beard trimming
  • Hair styling
  • Shampooing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of households
  • Business sentiment index
  • Prime rate

  • Current Performance
  • Stable demand
  • Specialized services
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Social media continues to fuel trends
  • Urban escape
  • Profit and industry structure
  • Table: Barber Shops Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Barber Shops Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cosmetic & Beauty Products Manufacturing
  • Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Trade & Technical Schools

  • Products & Services
  • Basic haircuts
  • Haircuts with shave
  • Other hair services
  • Merchandise
  • Other
  • Chart: Barber Shops Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers under age 35
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Barber Shops Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Barber Shops

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Barber Shops Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sport Clips Inc.,
  • Table: Sport Clips Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Barber Shops Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Barber Shops Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Population (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Barbershop
  • A hair cutting establishment primarily engaged in cutting and grooming men's and boy's hair.
  • Buzz Cut
  • A haircut style where the hair is cut short primarily by clippers
  • Clipper
  • A small appliance used to cut or trim hair.
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