My last haircut happened sometime in January or February…. definitely before everything locked down. My kids’ last trim was probably even longer, and so I became a scissor and clipper wielding mama for my kids and husband during the height of lockdown, even braving my daughter’s long, curly locks. But there’s only so much learning and practicing I could do by watching YouTube channels on how to cut someone’s hair before the inevitable misstep happened.

As things started to open back up, I knew a professional haircut was in order for the ladies in the family, but I was hesitant to step into a salon with the rise in Covid-19 cases happening in Texas. I happened to come across some recommendations on a neighborhood group page that mentioned SpaDash, a mobile hairstyling service, and I jumped into action to get our overgrown manes back into some sense of style.

SpaDash is an app that was created by three Austinites in 2019, and it handles everything from scheduling a licensed stylist to show up at your location to processing the payment. The app allows you to store your home, work, or other addresses so scheduling is done in a couple of quick steps. The haircut options range from long, short, and buzz cuts to beard trims. The prices are super reasonable, especially considering that the stylist comes to you! A long cut is $45, a short cut is $28, and a discount is given for children and seniors.

Our stylist, Shannah, was on time, professional, and did a fantastic job. We were a little hesitant to try a new service, a mobile one at that, but it all worked out perfectly. Shannah was happy to set up her mobile station outside in our backyard, and we all wore our face masks for the entire time. She did a great job with my daughter’s curly hair, even earning high praise for being one of the best haircuts she’s ever had. The mobile station includes a tarp that is laid down on the ground to catch all of the hair, making cleanup super easy. All equipment is sanitized in between cuts, giving us additional peace of mind in this time of Covid-19.

Interested in trying it out for yourself or learning more about their service? Download SpaDash in the App Store or in Google Play.

Catherine Prystup has been in the publishing industry for over twenty years, handling everything from large and small scale ad campaigns to events, marketing, content management, and more. She lives in the greater Austin area with her husband, three kids, three dogs, two cats, and one Beta fish.