We love technology and none more so than Capelli, a unique new app seeking to revolutionise the mobile barbering business.
Working by connecting local barbers across the UK with a growing network of customers in their area looking for a professional cut, Capelli’s location-based technology, available on iPhone and Android, means customers can book a haircut wherever they are – be it at home, work or a hotel – and the company are now recruiting barbers to widen the scope of the service across the UK.
“Capelli allows barbers the freedom to work when and where they want. Simply create a brief profile on the app and then accept booking requests for times and locations that suit you. Because Capelli is positioned as a premium service for men who want a quality haircut at a time that suits them, our Barbers receive competitive rates, with Capelli simply taking a small percentage of each cut,” explains co-founder Greg Rycroft.
Greg and co-founder Stuart decided to develop the app after becoming frustrated with the difficulty of booking a quality men’s haircut at times that suited them, with many barbers offering walk-in services on a weekend and weekday appointment slots during working hours. The lack of rating systems for barbers was also a big factor in the development of Capelli. “Not only is it difficult to find a barber that offers appointments outside of office-hours, but it’s also nearly impossible to find accurate and up-to-date ratings which point you towards the best in your area,” says Greg. “Capelli allows users to rate every haircut and as such no matter where customers are in the country, whether they’re a local or simply in the area on business, they can be sure of a quality cut.”
This commitment to quality is an integral part of the business and barbers signed up to the app are required to have a minimum of NVQ Level 3, experience of working in a barbers, liability insurance, no criminal record and thwir own equipment required to carry out mobile haircuts including cleaning up.
“We are looking for barbers with proper training and experience to give customers a quality service, with the rating system allowing barbers of different experience levels the chance to build up their profile and respect amongst the Capelli user community very quickly – and while earning excellent levels of income.”
With hundreds of users signing up in the first week following a soft launch, Capelli is set to become a viable career opportunity for its barbers already on the books. It costs nothing to sign up and you have the power to accept as many or as few appointment requests as you wish. To find out more about how to offer your services via the Capelli app please CLICK HERE.