Wondering about in-home haircut ? How many of you have seen these interrogations or videos where someone (a pro ... or not) explains how to cut you hair at home ?
In the actual health and economic situation, haircutting in your home is a legitimate and common question, unfortunately by necessity most of the time.
Funnily there are only two ways to resolve that : either you give yourself a haircut or let a pro take care of it. Our opinion is one is a risky option the other a pretty safe one ...
We aknowledge we are not the most objective people regarding the question, but we have some solid points to back our position.
How it works
It is pretty easy to imagine. If you would like to have a at home haircuts by a professional, you need to find a regular stylist that would except to come to your house, or you try to find around you a stylist who is already mobile.
Find in-home haircut services near you
Hair stylists and barbers going at customers places is not common in the US. It not inexistent neither. So far most of the time you would ask a local salon if one of their stylists would do it, but the truth is if you were not one of their client already, there is little chance they would accept. Plus there is the equipement question : mobile styling requires a some specific equipement, nothing complicated, but to offer a professional service you must/should have a rolling suitcase to stock you tools, disposable gawns for customers, extension cords for your clipper ...
Some stylists had the opportunity to start servicing clients at their place, especially stylists who specialized in brides / wedding hair services. You can hear from those hairdressers by word of mouth.
To sum up, there is no place where you can find the local stylists who do hair at home ... until now. That is exactly why we created DashStylists.com : enable you to find local and experienced barbers and stylists who will come to you.
For example, based on the duration of the service (up to several hours) you should probably have your braiding services at your place.
Another service that takes time, and then is well suited for at-home hair services is the installation of hair extensions.
What does it take to be a pro mobile hairstylist
First, let's state the obvious : to be a mobile hairdresser you need firstly to be a freelance hairdresser. Being your own boss you get to work the hours that you want, when you want, creating your own schedule. This doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be working often it maybe quite the opposite .
Starting out you will want to grow your business as much as possible, making it highly likely that you will be working long hours during the week. Some clients will require early morning services or possibly later in the evenings depending on what is needed. This will often give you the opportunity during the day to work on marketing, promoting and other aspects of your business or just handling errands and your day to day.
In home haircuts are well adapted for seniors or disabled persons
Whether old or young, all of us enjoy looking at our best. Sadly, seniors and people facing mobility challenges have difficulties getting hair and beard trim as often as we do. Even for seniors without mobility issues, visiting a salon may not be a very appealing idea. The good news is that we have a professional mobile barber and stylist to attend to our seniors at the comfort of their homes.
Besides the convenience that mobile hairstylists provide for senior citizens, they are well adapted to senior clients' unique needs. Age comes with diverse needs such as a thinning hair, blocked hairlines and balding. Getting the right hairstyle is not only refreshing but enhances our image as well as boosting confidence. Seniors need individual attention and customized services. Mobile hairdressers are well versed in the unique needs of seniors and people with mobility challenges. The therapists not only groom but also provide the care and compassion that is needed to lift their clients' spirits.
Whether it's women requiring perm or blow dry services or men in need of a decent haircut in your house, traveling hairstylists are just a call away. Not only are they equipped with the right tools and experience, but are also armed with the energy and fun needed to make every grooming session an enjoyable experience. All they need is a small area to work in. The area must be well aerated and set apart from interfearances. The stylists clean the place after they are done with their craft. Even in the Covid 19 times, there are adequate measures taken to ensure safety of both the clients and therapists.
Do not let your hair grooming needs to take away your confidence and peace of mind. The certified mobile hair professionals are ready to give you that new look. They are also insured, bonded and have all the relevant police clearance for your security and safety.
Some basic safety rules when you have your hair done at home
Covid 19 has significantly changed our lives. One such shift is the hair services and beauty treatment industry, which had to evolve to meet their clients'needs amidst the pandemic. More than ever, you can have a hair trim in the comfort of your home. This trend is being sought after for its safety compared to the typical salon setting where maintaining social distance may be challenging.
Having your hair serviced outdoors is not your usual grooming exercise. While easing the crowding issue that salon, mobile hair services are convenient and full of fun. However, it's prudent to observe the laid down health guidelines and basic safety rules to keep COVID at bay.
1. Have your hair serviced outdoors
Many salons and stylists have been forced to close their doors in March under the stay-at-home order. Many states allowed re-opening in April/May just to be closed again recently in July due to spikes in Covid-19 cases. Stylists are worried and fed-up not knowing when or for how long they will be able to work or provide a safe environment for clients. Clients are also concerned with their safety at indoor salons because of the rise in coronavirus cases. Several stylists have decided to start doing haircuts outside. Offering outside haircuts is a way to bring back at least some clients to help pay the bills.
Health officials have stated that being outdoors and in open air while still abiding by safety measures can be a much safer option to being indoors. Both clients and stylists can feel better about not being in closed quarters inside where the spread of germs may be prevalent and feel more confident performing hair services in an outdoor environment. Fortunately we are in the warm months and the weather has been making it an easy transition to service customers in outdoor areas. Getting a haircut outside will work very similar to indoors. The stylist will set up a chair and somewhere for all styling tools to go and perform the service, pretty easy. Color and chemical services can not be performed outside for obvious reasons being water, wash bowls and other things are needed.
With these ever changing times and uncertainty people are needing to come up with creative ideas and solutions. If you haven’t ever gotten your haircut outside now is a great time to try it.
2. Sanitize the Tools
Besides sanitizing your hands, the hairdresser ought to ensure that they sanitize the tools and equipment before and after working on a client. Prevention is always better than cure, and sanitizing the tools ensures that no germs get a loophole through the tools.
3. Personal Protective Equipment
Homebased and mobile hairdressing lowers significantly the risk associated with crowding. However, observing social distancing for hair and beauty attendants is physically impossible. As such, the safety of the therapists and clients is always a priority. Mobile hair services attendants need to put on the appropriate PPE while grooming the clients.
4. Strict Safety and Hygiene Measures
When seeking home hair and beauty services, an ideal space needs to be set apart. The room or area has to be well aerated. It should be clean and sterilized adequately. All the wastes from the exercise have to be handled and disposed of safely to avoid contaminating the surrounding areas. It's also highly advisable to have the clients not reuse any tools where possible.
There should be a handwashing facility and soap to allow the cleaning of hands. Ensure that all clothing used is cleaned thoroughly after.
5. Be Alert
Have your body temperature and your hairdresser's checked and report any health issues associated with Covid 19 to the health authorities. Safety starts with you. Whereas unkept hair and long nails may not be great for your image, consider safety first. Follow the authorities' directions for your region and make sure you engage compliant hairdressers.
For more details, please refer to detailed COVID19 safety recommendations for mobile hairstylists and barbers proposed by DashStylists.
Hairstyle while we are stuck at home : How to conceal gray roots
During this unprecedented time there is plenty to worry about, big and small. Not being able to make it to the salon for your hair color and maintenance shouldn’t be one of them. Having some time off from hair coloring can be a great benefit for your hair, but having unwanted grey roots can affect your daily mood. In a time like this, it’s important to stay happy and our hair contributes a great deal to that. Here are a few tips to get you through this time and help conceal those gray roots at home.
Temporary root concealer
A temporary root concealer is the fastest way to cover those unwanted grays. There are multiple different root cover ups on the market to choose from. They have powders, spray, and color sticks. Depending on which you choose application will be slightly different but all are simple and can be done quickly. Pharmacies, grocery stores and amazon all carry these products and so finding them during this time shouldn’t be an issue. If you don’t have access to these stores or are in a crunch you can use an eyeshadow that matches your hair color or a mascara wand to cover up your roots. One application lasts until you shampoo your strands again, so you control when your roots become visible.
Try a sleek Bun
Maybe you don’t usually wear your hair pulled back, take your roots as a signal to try a new hairstyle.
Putting your hair into a sleek bun can help hide roots.
Apply a hair gel or pomade then pull your hair into a high ponytail and wrap the ponytail around its base to form a bun,
securing it with hair pins.
With your hair pulled back it will make those new gray roots a lot less noticeable until you can find another solution.
Try a headband, a hat ...
On those days when you don’t want to put a whole lot of effort into hiding your roots, this next tip is going to be ideal for you. Throw on a hat or headband and be on your way. There are plenty of stylish options for you to choose from with different hat and headband styles.Choose what ever color or style fits your mood or is most comfortable for you that day. slide on a headband or place that hat on your head , and you’re ready to go about your day—no root growth in sight.
... or grab a scarf
We’ve talked about different hair accessories and hats, but we can’t forget about hair scarves and head wraps. Both of these are seriously on-trend, and will also perfectly disguise your roots. Just about everyone has a scarf lying around the house that can be turned into a great hair accessory. A quick online search will give you numerous options and tutorials showing you how to style and wrap these scarfs as well as inspiration for you.
We know that being home is tough and not being able to do your normal things but try some of these tips to help brighten your day and get through this until you can see a professional again and get those grays covered.