How to Start Your Own Mobile Hairdressing Business

The beauty industry is worth billions; however, if you want a share of the cherry, you’ll have to start your own business. If you are short on cash, you can start with a mobile hairdressing business, and then move on to a permanent business premise. The first step to starting a mobile hairdressing business is to get the required training. Join a cosmetology school and take the course that best suits you.

How to Start Your Own Mobile Hairdressing Business

Before you start a mobile hairdressing business, you should first get your cosmetology license. Licensing requirements vary from one state to another, however, most will require that you complete a set number of hours in school. There will be a written and practical exam where hairdressers are required to cut, style, and color at the very least.

Register The Mobile Business

Once you get the certification, you can now legally start your business by means of registering the company. You may also need an employer identification number (EIN) which will represent your business as you submit taxes to the IRS.

Insure Your Mobile Hairdressing Business

Before doing anything else, contact an insurance company to obtain liability insurance. There may be clients who will sue your business when they have complaints. Insuring your business will protect it from losing money in case someone decided to sue you.

Gather The Essentials

Make sure that you have scissors, hairdryers, combs, flat irons, brushes, shampoos, and all the other tools required. Remember to keep a list of your inventory every week or month to know whether you need to buy more items or not.

Connect With Clients

For a few weeks to a few months, your business may not be as strong as the competition. In fact, it may be difficult to get a client. Placing an ad or two can help get your business gain exposure. If you treat them correctly and properly, they can become your patrons.

It is important to look for a good beauty or cosmetology school that places an emphasis on real hands-on applications. With the advances in delivery and styling methods, the school should teach the students how to use innovative and contemporary techniques. Cosmetology training can open doors to an amazing career and even help as you create your own business.

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SHAWNIE SUTTON
SHAWNIE SUTTON
2 years ago

I would like to connect with someone who is currently doing this.. I am interested in starting a mobile salon in my area.

Stephenie
Stephenie
2 years ago
Reply to  SHAWNIE SUTTON

I’m looking to do the same

Ugochukwu Okenwa
Ugochukwu Okenwa
2 years ago
Reply to  SHAWNIE SUTTON

Same here, please hit me up via Gmail, mailugovictor@gmail.com if by chance you connected with the person.

Nikki G
Nikki G
2 years ago
Reply to  SHAWNIE SUTTON

Same here!!! Would love to get information from someone who has done this.

Linda
Linda
2 years ago
Reply to  SHAWNIE SUTTON

I am a traveling hairdresser If you have any questions you can contact me My website will be up in a few weeks

Miranda
Miranda
2 years ago
Reply to  Linda

What’s your website

Tonya Jones
Tonya Jones
2 years ago
Reply to  Linda

Could send me your website address

shayna
shayna
2 years ago
Reply to  Linda

Please get a hold of me

Cynthia Barna
Cynthia Barna
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

Hi I am a 40 year cosmetology with my 1 person salon in my home. I am looking to adding a traveling part to my business because of Covid my business has been effected. I would really like to talk to someone who has done this. Please let me know how I could contact you or get more information.
Thank you
Cynthia

lisa malizia
lisa malizia
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

Hi Linda. What kind of licensing do you need to travel to clients homes?

Tina Michelle Randall
Tina Michelle Randall
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

Can you call me 803-402-2009

Angel Finney
Angel Finney
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

Please contact me angelfinneynatt@gmail.com

Alverd
Alverd
2 years ago
Reply to  SHAWNIE SUTTON

I m also interested in working with this filled

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Alverd

Alverd, please reach out to our admission counselor and they would be more than happy to assist! You can contact us at this link: https://www.evergreenbeauty.edu/

Chris
Chris
2 years ago
Reply to  SHAWNIE SUTTON

B. S. On the go mobile barbershop

Tonya
Tonya
5 months ago
Reply to  SHAWNIE SUTTON

Hello, did you end up doing this?

Linda
Linda
2 years ago

If anyone has any questions on starting a mobile/traveling hairstylist business I have been in this business for over 20 year you can email me at Antthony812013@gmail.com. My name is Linda

Denise Rethman
Denise Rethman
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

Definitely interested! Worked as a nursing home beautician 32 years, think this would be great service for ten community I live in! Info please

Tracie
Tracie
2 years ago

If I am shutting down my Michigan salon due to cronovirus can I use the same business name, ien, bank account, ect., or should I close everything and start over. I already have the huge senior clientele. I need to get rid of my overhead…

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Tracie

Hello Tracie, first I want to acknowledge that this is challenging time and can only imagine the difficulties you are facing. I am not sure of the rules in Michigan for closing down a business, but wish you the best.

Eric
Eric
2 years ago

Can this be done in any state?

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Eric

I am not sure if it can be done in all 50 states, but there are a number of states that have Mobile Service provisions, such as in Washington State.

Eric
Eric
2 years ago

Is this legal?

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago
Reply to  Eric

Eric, could you clarify your question? Is ‘what’ legal?

Nativida Barthelemy
Nativida Barthelemy
2 years ago

I’m interested on open a mobile salon in my area I would like to connect with someone

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
2 years ago

Nativida, which state are you in?

Jessica Hollingsworth
Jessica Hollingsworth
2 years ago

Looking to discuss with someone. Parma, ohio

Jean
Jean
2 years ago

Is any mobile app I can register ? I’m in California .

Danielle
Danielle
2 years ago

Has anyone in NY done this?

Donna
Donna
6 months ago
Reply to  Danielle

I’m trying to find out the same thing.

celeste Gonzalez
celeste Gonzalez
1 year ago

HI I have A mobile Salon and have a course on how to do it. I am having a free class how to jump start your beauty business process if you want to sign up head over to celestethestylist,com beauty pro link will take you to the sign up page, I will also do fb 3 video series,

David Bentley
David Bentley
1 year ago

I am interested in starting a mobile salon in PA. Are there any restrictions?

Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
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Frank - Beauty College Ambassador
1 year ago
Reply to  David Bentley

Great question David. You may want to check out the regulations here: dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Cosmetology/Pages/default.aspx