There are some disadvantages to mobile hairdressing. For example, you really have to put the hours in.
If you want to make a good business out of it and make good money, you really do have to work weekends and night times. When I first
started my business, I worked seven days a week and every night was late. But it is what you have to do to make it work. Now that I have
been in business for nearly two years, I have my regular clients, regular days and hours. I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until
late at night, usually about 9pm (but it is sometimes later), Friday until 6pm and Saturday until 5pm. I take a Sunday and Monday off now.
It is good to have a few days off as it can become really tiring. People forget that it's not just the hairdressing side you have to deal
with; you have to do your entire book keeping, accounts, banking etc. Also you have to do stock takes etc. I used to go up town to the
local hairdressing suppliers on my day off to buy more stock, tools and equipment etc, but now I just do it by mail order as it is much easier and not as much time consuming.
Another disadvantage of being a mobile hairdresser is that, if you have a complaining client, you can't just say 'I'll go and get
my manager to deal with it', you have to deal with it yourself and rectify the problem. But if you take your time and be careful and
listen to exactly what your client wants, there shouldn't be any problems, although some people are very hard to please, but you just
have to learn how to deal with it. It is all about experience and being business minded.
But, don't let the disadvantages put you off, it pays off at the end of the week when you have a
good wage and you feel as if you have achieved something. It is a good feeling.
Whether you are a client or a stylist, mobile hairdressing works for everybody. It is definitely the new way to get your hair done.
Remark: This article was written by a hairstylist in the United Kingdom. Check with your local board of cosmetologists to learn about possible rules and regulations for mobile
hairdressing in your country or US state.