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Best Hair Care Franchises to Buy in 2021

Temporary salon and barbershop closures due to COVID-19 did not stop the need for hair care services.

Franchise investors looking not only for an opportunity to make a profit but also to help people look and feel their best can find a place in hair care. 

Hair care franchises are considered “recession-resistant” since people will always need trims no matter the economic climate. Plus many franchises require little to no prior salon experience. Franchisees can spend more time growing their business and building their clientele base. 

Here are 10 of our favorite hair care franchises for 2021.

Nikita Hair

Great Clips*

  • Startup costs: $147,000-$282,000
  • Units: 4,473


  • Startup Costs: $151,000-$321,000
  • Units: 2814

Sport Clips*

  • Startup Costs: $234,000-$388,000
  • Units: 1879


  • Startup Costs: $149,000-$305,000
  • Units: 1961

Cost Cutters Family Hair Care

  • Startup Costs: $149,000-$317,000
  • Units: 676

Cookie Cutters Haircuts For Kids

  • Startup Costs: $132,000-$340,000
  • Units: 110

V's Barbershop Franchise LLC

  • Startup Costs: $193,000-$423,000
  • Units: 47

Roosters Men's Grooming Centers

  • Startup Costs: $203,000-$342,000
  • Units: 90

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids

  • Startup Costs: $163,000-$223,000
  • Units: 76

Pigtails & Crewcuts

  • Startup Costs: $98,000-$230,000
  • Units: 66

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.