How to start a mobile hair salon business

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How to start a mobile hair salon business
Provide a personal hair salon service in your customers' homes or offices. (AlexRaths/iStock/Getty Images)

Having your hair cut or styled by a professional in a salon is normal, but less so in your own home, office or a public place. Many hair stylists have decided to hit the road and start a mobile hair salon business. Armed with scissors, combs and a rolling sink, mobile hair salons are becoming more popular, especially with the elderly or those with reduced mobility. When stylists start a mobile hair salon business, they can tap into a whole new market.

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  1. 1

    Secure proper business licensing from your local council and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. This also includes expanding your vehicle's insurance to include additional liability and extra cover.

  2. 2

    Decide what type of equipment you will need to start a mobile hair salon business. Buy portable sinks and hoses, fold-away chairs, table-top or rolling hair dryers and table-top equipment like curling irons, combs and hair solutions.

  3. 3

    Consider buying equipment to start a mobile hair salon business from other hair salons that have gone out of business or ones that retire their equipment. Insure any equipment you buy, whether the equipment is new or used. Visit equipment suppliers to find bargains.

  4. 4

    Secure a dependable and ample-sized vehicle to transport the mobile equipment and supplies in. A four-wheel drive, people carrier or van would be ideal for transporting equipment.

  5. 5

    Contact potentially new or existing clients about your new mobile hair salon service. Book appointments as you contact them. Since mobile equipment can be purchased relatively easily and quickly, don't waste time or lose potential business.

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