How many times have you wanted to schedule a hair appointment but simply
couldn’t find the time? How many times have you been frustrated by the limited
business hours and constant lack of availability at your favourite salon? You can quit wasting time waiting for your number. Get the best service at the comfort of your own home.
If you’re like most people, the answer is probably a lot more often than you’d like.
And until recently, there was no great solution for these issues. Sure, you could find
another, less-busy place...but a salon with tons of free chair time doesn’t exactly
scream quality, does it? You could also try to force a hair appointment into your
already jam-packed schedule...but then something else would inevitably have to be
Fortunately, though, there’s now a convenient fix for these all-too-common
frustrations: mobile hairstylists. Keep reading to find out why this recent industry
development might be perfect for you!
What Is a Mobile Hairstylist?
First things first—let’s make sure we’re on the same page about what a mobile
A mobile hairstylist is just as the name implies: a hairdresser who works on the go.
Rather than take time out of your day to go to the salon, you simply wait at your
home or office for your mobile stylist to come cut, colour, or treat your hair.
One important thing to note is that mobile hairdressers are first and foremost
hairdressers. That means that they have all the same training, licensing, and
certification as salon-based stylists. They’re also equipped to offer many of the
same, if not more, hairstyling services. And they’ll leave your home just as spotless
as they would their own salon station. The only real difference? A travelling
hairstylist comes to you.
How Could a Mobile Hairstylist Help Me?
No matter how old you are, you’ve probably been visiting barbershops or hair salons
your entire life. So the idea of reversing the normal order of things—bringing the
hair salon to you—might seem a bit weird. As you’ll see below, though, weird isn’t
necessarily bad. In fact, there are a number of benefits to mobile hairdressing that
you simply can’t get from a traditional styling experience!
Here are six reasons why an at-home hairdresser might be just the
service you need:
1. Mobile hair salons save you time.
Whether you’re a busy lawyer, stay-at-home mom, or travelling salesperson with
precious few days at home, you can probably agree: There are far too few hours in
the day to get everything accomplished.
By booking with a mobile hairstylist, you’ll be able to save tons of time otherwise
* Driving to and from the salon
* Finding a place to park
* Waiting for your stylist to finish up with the previous client
* Waiting for the assistant to wash your hair
* Being ferried through the “assembly line” of the salon
* Plus, because travelling hairdressers offer more flexible hours than a traditional
salon, you can choose the time that’s best for your busy schedule.
2. Mobile hairstyling is more private and comfortable.
Even the most fully featured, beautifully designed hair salon can feel like just that—
a hair salon. An attractive but sterile place where people are constantly talking,
walking to and fro, answering the phone, and using noisy styling equipment.
Compared to the hustle and bustle of a traditional salon, a mobile haircutting
service can be much more comforting and pleasant. You’ll not only feel more
relaxed in your own environment, but you can have your full hair routine done
without listening to other clients’ gossip or feeling the pressure of watchful eyes.
And for those with sensitivity to scents, the privacy is really just an added bonus. At
home, you won’t have to be exposed to strong fragrances or chemical odours just to
get your hair done!
3. Mobile hairdressers are perfect for those with limited mobility.
You may have heard of a mobile hairdresser for seniors, but travelling stylists offer
benefits to more than just ageing loved ones. In fact, mobile hair salons are perfect
for any person with limited mobility—whether you’re recovering from an injury,
dealing with a physical limitation, or living without access to reliable personal
4. Mobile hair salons make big events easier.
If you’ve ever been to a wedding or attended an important charity ball or another
soiree, you know how challenging it can be to make it to the salon on the day of a
big event. With a mobile haircutting service, you can avoid event-day stress by
scheduling a visit at your location and hour of choice. And it doesn’t even have to
be a major occasion to call for a travelling hairstylist! You can even treat yourself to
an in-home hairstyling session for a special anniversary celebration, girls’ night in,
or a night out on the town.
5. Mobile styling supports your favourite hairdresser.
You’ve probably heard of the phrase “voting with your wallet”—but did you know
that this applies to the hair industry as well? By choosing to patronize a mobile
hairstyling service in place of a traditional brick-and-mortar salon, you’re supporting
your favourite hairdresser in a real and tangible way. Because mobile hairstylists
don’t have to pay expensive chair rental fees or split their commission with salon
owners, every haircut they do puts money directly in their wallet.
6. Mobile hairstyling lets you work during your hair service.
For busy professionals, mobile hairdressing is a dream come true. While it might
seem odd to pull out your laptop and fire off a few emails at the barbershop or
salon, it’s no problem at all in your own home or office. Not only do at-home or in-
office haircuts save you the time it takes to get to and from the salon, but they also
let you turn those wasted hours (sitting in the salon chair) into working hours. For
those with full-to-the-brim schedules, it’s a definite win-win!
Like any other beauty or grooming service, getting your hair done is an incredibly
personal experience. And despite the many benefits of mobile hair salons, some
people will always prefer the experience of visiting a brick-and-mortar space. The
best way to find out what works for you, though, is to give mobile styling a try!