If the current trend is anything to go by, then barbershop business is one of profitable ventures in Kenya. Some of Kenya’s best barbers disclosed that they make millions from the less recognized.
In this article, Muranganews will take a look at 6 top earning barbers in Kenya.
5 top earning Barbers in Kenya
Barber Roba is one of the most sought after barbers in Kenya. He is the man beind Daniel Dambuki (Churchill), MC Jessy and Dennis Itumbi’s impeccable haircuts. Having served them for over a decades, the comedian praise him for being skillful and perfecr in his work.
Barber Roba got into haircut business in early 2000. It is however not until 2014 that his business got into limelight and began attracting celebrities.
With over 17 years of experience, Rober has worked with many celebrities. In 2018, he caused a buzz on social media after celebrity Tanzanian Singer Diamond Platnumz visited his shop for a cut.
Other celebrities he has served before include; city lawyer Cliff Ombeta, Nyali MP Mohammed Ali, Denis Onari and Kabi wa Jesus.
George Dufanda is among the celebrity barbers in Kenya serving high-profile clients. Among his notable clients are Senate Speaker Amason Kingi and former Mombasa Governor Hassah Joho.
Dufanda was born and raised in Congo but settled in Kenya in 2011.Whole speaking in an Interview, Dufanda revealed that he learnt how to shave when he was only 13, using a razor blade and a pair of scissors.
He operates a barbershop located at the Safari Business Arcade along USIU road.
Eric Simiyu, better known as Eric One Wash is the is a celebrity barber behind popular salon and barbershop, African Royalty Salon.
Besides hair-cutting, Simiyu also runs a showbiz agency that promotes African artists and concerts.
With years of experience, the skillful barber has shaved several African celebrities like Otile Brown, Skales, Burna Boy and Alikiba.
He also once shaved the former Mombasa governor Joho and the current governor Abdulswamad Shariff.
Jimmy The Barber
Jimmy The Barber is undoubtedly one of Top earning barbers in Kenya. The barber who has majored in shaving and colouring hair operates in Nairobi.
Over his years of experience, Jimmy has worked with several celebrities like KRG The Don, Jamaican singer Koshens, Khalif Kairo and Tanzania’s Paul Clement.
He is the face behind K Styles Hair Studio. He is one of top earning barbers in Kenya making millions from his business.
Mid last year, he caused a buzz on social media after he revealed that Singer Otile Brown pays him Ksh 100,000 weekly for hair cut.
Fahim Skills has worked on both male and female celebrities including Mungai Eve, Rayvanny, Otile Brown, DJ Joe Mfalme and Oga Obinna.