Mobile hairdressing is the perfect way to start your own business within the hair industry without the overheads associated with buying premises and taking on staff.

The work of a mobile hairdresser can span from at-home cutting, hair colouring and blow drying, to being required for wedding and occasion hair styling.

With such a demanding role that requires you to be flexible and equipped to fit around your clients’ lifestyles, it is important that every mobile hairdresser has the right kit for the job. Here at Salons Direct we have pulled together the essentials for mobile hairdressers, whether you’re just starting out or simply want to update your existing kit.

Our favourite pieces of practical kit…

Of course, being mobile you will need multiple sturdy bags and cases to haul your kit around in. They need to be waterproof as well as being super durable to carry electrical items and other pieces that may be quite heavy.

We recommend taking a look at our collection of hairdressing cases and holdalls for all the professional organisational trolleys, cases and tool bags you will need to take your hairdressing business out on the road whilst remaining organised.

When working in clients’ homes, it is important that you try and be as diligent as possible when it comes to mess. Of course when you are cutting or colouring a client’s hair, it is likely that there will be cuttings on the floor and colour drips, but make sure you keep your working space tidy with our PVC Protective Floor Covering, a simple, black waterproof floor covering that guards against any unavoidable spillages.

Towels are an essential for any hairdresser whether that’s to protect clothing, catch any mess or simply dry off the client’s damp hair. For stylists on the move, we recommend our Pro-care Premium Disposable Towels which are 100% biodegradable and absorbent as well being incredibly lightweight for your kit bag! An ideal, hygienic solution that avoids a mass of laundry between each client.

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When taking your kit on the road with you, it is inevitable that there will be damage or breakages to your equipment, which is why our Lotus Unbreakable Black Mirror is ideal for hairdressers on the move. It is lightweight, mold-resistant, acid and alkali resistant and is made from XPE, a special material which is waterproof, resistant to ageing, high temperatures and chemical corrosion. This mirror is pretty much indestructible!

Our favourite hairdressing tools…

And of course there are the imperative tools that are essential to mobile hairdressers. Tools that are easy to clean and pack down quickly and efficiently.

Our bestselling Framar Accusoft Tint Brush and Tint Bowl are perfect for mobile hairdressers wanting to add a touch of Framar’s iconic colourful and creative flair to their kit.

There will be occasions when you need to put down your straightening irons and it is important that you completely avoid the risk of burning a hole into the furnishings of your client’s home. Our Gripeze Black Heat Protective Non Slip Mat is currently on special offer for 3 for the price of 2! The innovative mat changes colour with heat and grips most surfaces. Heat resistant to 250°C and can be used to roll up hot straighteners or tongs.

Discover more kit essentials including Sectioning Clips and Grips to make the perfect kit additions to your mobile hairdressing kit.

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