Brooklyn man converts van into mobile barbershop

A Brooklyn man is adapting to the pandemic by taking his barbershop business on the road.

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2020, 10:00 PM

Updated 1,373 days ago

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A Brooklyn man is adapting to the pandemic by taking his barbershop business on the road.
Rasheen Wilson transformed his van into a barbershop on the go, equipped with everything needed to give clients the full barbershop experience.
From clippers to a barbershop chair, and even safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Wilson says his mobile barbershop makes getting a haircut convenient and gives clients a safer option than going to a traditional barbershop.
 
Wilson says that starting his mobile shop, BedStuy Rah, has been a dream of his for about five years. He says that dream became a reality once the pandemic hit because it made even more sense to do one-on-one haircuts for clients.
The mobile shop has now been up and running for the past month, and either goes around Brooklyn servicing clients or the clients come to him, whichever they prefer.
Wilson says he sanitizes the chair in between clients and requires masks to be worn at all times. He says a hand-sanitizing station is also installed in the van.
Wilson says he's hoping to grow his business and one day have more mobile barbershops to service the entire city.
 


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