Cape Cod hairdresser launches mobile salon due to COVID-19 concerns

Cape Cod hairdresser launches mobile salon due to COVID-19 concerns

CAPE COD, Mass. — Some people may be nervous about visiting a hair salon due to safety concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, even though there are strict regulations.

But, a hairdresser on Cape Cod is putting a lot of her clients at ease with her new curbside service.

Heidi Fougere is busy cutting hair inside her new salon, but it isn’t an ordinary establishment.

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“They come in and their first words are, wow, this is gorgeous and I don’t even feel like I’m in a trailer, so it’s pretty cool,” Fougere said.

The Harwich hairdresser just launched a mini salon on wheels called Curb Hair Studio.

Fougere tows her 24-foot trailer all over the Cape and often parks it right in a client’s driveway.

“I would say the males get more of a kick out of it. Some males are very scared and I get it. I’m not trying to be sexist or anything, but they’re like ‘oh my, God’ here comes this short little girl and she has a 24-foot trailer behind her,” she said.

With 17 years of experience as a hairdresser, Fougere said she started the mobile salon because she needed to get back to work, but couldn’t risk being exposed to COVID-19 since one of her six children has health problems.

“I can air out the entire trailer in between from going house to house just by opening the windows. I would say you can’t get any more safe than this,” Fougere said.

Fougere and her husband stripped a toy hauler and converted it into the mobile salon. It’s fully operational with heat, air conditioning, plumbing, and a U-V air filter.

“It’s nice to hear the clients saying you know I haven’t had my haircut in 9 months, haven’t had my haircut in a year, I haven’t had a good haircut. This is safe, I don’t have to worry and it’s just so good,” she said.

Fougere said the Massachusetts Board of Cosmetology has inspected her mobile hair studio and that it’s fully licensed and insured.

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