weavon2Do you know that NIGERIA’S MULTIMILLION NAIRA HAIR INDUSTRY is dominated by Asian companies who supply synthetic and real human hair for everything from wigs to weaving but local players are slowly catching up in the highly competitive market. Wigs and weaves have become the biggest money makers in Nigeria, in an industry dominated mostly by Asian-based companies.
As the countdown for the end of the year season begins and the Christmas mood sets in, most hair salons and beauty parlours in cities like Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Enugu etc,  are a flurry of activity as customers seek to modify their looks with new hairstyles and wigs. When it comes to artificial hair extensions a woman’s hair speaks volumes about her personality and style. “The hair on a woman is the beauty, without the hair I am not sure one can be totally beautiful, so ladies hair is one of their pride, a woman has to make her hair,” to look presentable. The scramble for quick cash from artificial or synthetic hair has seen several Asian-based companies from as far as China and Japan set up factories in places like Lagos where they make a roaring trade selling their products.

weavonCompanies such as Amigo, which invested over $50,000,000 fifty million dollars in machinery and structures in Lagos, produce everything from wigs and weaves to human hair extensions which are on high demand in the local market as well as in other African countries. Some imported hair extensions have easily sold for as much as 1000 – 2500 US dollars and buyers are plenty. “Competition is fierce there is a lot of hair out there, different hair manufacturers out there, not just in Nigeria but also coming from abroad especially form China and now Korea, flooding the Nigerian market with all sought ” i think its time we Nigerian wake up and smell the coffee” start investing in artificial or synthetic hairs as well and watch the money flood in” (caution don’t start making fake o! this is low quality products let me put that as a warning because people ”no go” buy fake).

weavon rjfjfOmotola AKA Omo-sexy  Nollywwod actress and brand ambassado said she believed wigs and weaves were here to stay. “Yeah, the future is bright, I mean it is hair, women will continue to look glamourous, trends are going to change, fashion is going to change, people keep changing with time, so its going to look really nice. But in Lagos, hair is big business! Trust Nigerian women to turn anything wearable into a status symbol. Imagine when a lady friend of mine told me her hairdresser, or as y’all would say, stylist, was trying to sell her a N100, 000 weave (give or take $700)! I thought I heard wrong. she narrated her story to me………….. (0ne Sunday afternoon, God delivered me from the stronghold of miserliness.

omotola-jalade-ekeindeIt was the weekend before Christmas and I was in a mad rush to do my hair. I was driving through Ikeja GRA area and drove in to a large salon hoping it wouldn’t be too crowded. As I parked I took note of the fancy cars in the lot. Uh oh, I thought nervously, but quickly shrugged it off. How much could it be? Me, that I’m used to retouching my hair for N300 – pere! By the time I stepped out of their upscale dryers, I was slammed with a bill of N4,500. Embarrassed at my shock, and upset because my hair was poorly done, I gave the stylist a N500 tip to help me stay calm. Later on, I had to stop myself from rattling off the opportunity cost of N5,000 – new shoes, new outfit, fuel for my gen. Hours of GSM talk time). Ok that’s enough story. I really encourage Nigeria to look at this business opportunity  critically. For further information email me or follow me on twitter @udeozochibuzo to send a direct message to me

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  1. prisca Collins says:

    Please reply me

  2. prisca Collins says:

    Please how can join the business

  3. Nkere Benson says:

    where can I get human hair in Nigeria to stock my shop please…

  4. paddilla says:

    Pls I want to purchase in wholesale I am a dealer on the same product

  5. Akangbe Taiwo Rebbeca says:

    How do I get your products if I intend in buying, and from what range as in the lowest/ highest prices.

  6. Svetla says:

    I sell hair, fake and natural
    Whatsapp 00359895311117

  7. atule dalene says:

    Am one of de hair designs in nigeria, benue state.

  8. Ojo Jerry says:

    Am an entrepreneur interested in this business. I need suppliers and partners

  9. Fikrie Aldjoeffry says:

    I’m Indonesian human hair suppliers will be join Indonesian Trade Mission on 25-28 July 2016 in Eko Hotel, Lagos. Feel free to come and see our products. My Whatsapp contact is +6281311000252

  10. Anonymous says:

    What is the name of the hair she has on..

  11. Hyacinth Uyanne says:

    Please I intend to start a weavon and hair attachment business. I intend to be a distributor to weavon and hair attachment manufacturers in Nigeria.
    Please can I be assisted with contact addresses and telephone numbers.

  12. Normally I don’t learn article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it!
    Your writing tate haas been amazed me. Thank you, quite nice article.

  13. You made some really good points there. I looked on the net to
    find out more about the issue and found most individuals will
    go along with your views on this web site.

  14. sha, i don’t really know where to start. I want to open a weavon,attachment and wig shop. I don’t know where to get the original ones.

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