Some people really dread going to the hair salon. And some people simply don’t have the time to go out of their way to get a haircut during business hours. When you work 24/7 or have a demanding family life (or both) getting your hair done tends to get fall to the bottom of the list. But it’s one of those necessary things, especially when personal grooming is important to you.
And that’s why starting a travelling hair salon is such a good idea. You save on the cost of rent as well as have a unique sales pitch. It’s a service people need and they’ll be willing to pay for it. So, if you’re an aspiring hair dresser with excellent training, here’s what you can do to get started…
It’s all about the tools – You may be a great hairdresser, but even the greatest magician can’t do many tricks with the right tools. You don’t need to own every piece of hairdressing equipment that has ever been invented, but own the essentials is an important part of the job.
Decide what works for you – running a travelling hair salon means that you have to lay down some ground rules. If you don’t specify that you only work until 7pm, you may get clients trying to convince you to come over at 9pm on a Monday night for a wash and blow dry. You should also make it clear which areas you operate in because you don’t want to make an appointment only to find out later that it’s an hour away.
Set realistic goals – Or rather, have realistic expectations. You never know, your business may take off in a matter of days, but it may also take a while to grow. Set small, reachable goals and take note as you achieve them. Don’t expect to be an overnight success, you’ll end up disappointed. You’ll need to invest a lot of time and effort in the beginning but it will pay off.
Get yourself out there – Start small. Tell a few friends about the business and get them to spread the word. Word of mouth is really important when you start your own small business so make sure you give a good first impression to all your clients.
Now that you know what you need to do, organise your business finance and get out there with your own travelling hair salon.