Mobile Hairdressing

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Do you have children and find it difficult to get to a salon? Do you work full-time and find that salons are either fully booked in the evenings, closed, or you are too tired to get your hair done at night? Have you ever just wanted to have your hair done in the comfort of your own home? Well, having a mobile hairdresser may be the answer.
I am a mobile stylist, and I would recommend to anyone with a busy lifestyle to get a mobile hairdresser. It is so much easier than taking the kids to a salon, having them moan at you to hurry up because they are bored, or having to find a babysitter, just so you can go down the street to get a quick trim, or even find someone to look after them if you are having your hair colored for at least two hours.
It is much easier than running to the salon after your busy day at work to make your appointment on time, or trying to squeeze in a quick trim in between clients, or during your lunch break. Also, salon prices are a lot more expensive than mobile stylists. Mobile hairdressers don't have all the overhead to pay; they just have their car, stock, wages, and other expenses to worry about. So, by getting your hair done at home, you will also save a lot of money.
There are only a few disadvantages of having your hair done at home. Some people like the experience of going to a salon, getting a break from work or the kids, sitting and relaxing, and reading a magazine. Some people like spending a lot of money on their hair. It makes them feel special to say they have spent $150 getting their hair done. But, I can personally say that mobile hairdressing works better for many people.
Mobile hairdressing makes life easier for all of us. Not just for the clients, but for the stylists as well. No more being told what to do by a boss, no more standing around for hours, no more pressure to sell products, and no more doing things that you hate. Also, the main things are more holidays, more money, and more freedom.
You get to choose which clients you work with and which days you work, you get to select which products you use, you get to decide which services you can offer, and most importantly, you get to set your own prices and keep the money. The worst thing about working in a salon is the meager wage. Can you imagine the meager $200 per week wage from a salon being made a day instead by working for yourself? Much better!
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The freedom you have as a mobile hairdresser is unbelievable. You don't feel tied down to anything; you work your own hours and make your own money. If you need time off to go to the dentist, doctor, etc., it is not a problem. You can just phone up a client and explain why you'll be late or why you have to reschedule. In my experience, most clients are okay with that, as long as you don't make it a habit.
Another good thing about it is that you get to have a little break in between clients while driving to the next client's house. You get a nice cup of tea in most people's houses and while their color is developing, you have half an hour or so to sit with your cup of tea or coffee and have a blether and catch up with the gossip.
You get to become really friendly with some of your clients. I think it is because mobile hairdressing is a lot more personal than someone just coming into a salon to get their hair done. I have gotten really friendly with a lot of my clients and even invited them to my engagement party, and they have invited me to their special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, etc.
It is really nice when you get close to your clients; it makes working feel like just visiting your friends. Sometimes on the weekends or at the end of the day, my clients will offer me a glass of wine. Some clients offer to make me lunch or dinner, and some have it ready for me when I arrive, which is really nice.
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By Sharon Gordon - Hairdresser | Updated | ©