Get your hair cut... in a 1950s styled caravan

Sarah Astbury of Rolling Barbers in Leyland
Sarah Astbury of Rolling Barbers in Leyland
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“How often can you have your hair cut in a caravan?”

A talented hair stylist from Leyland has set up a mobile barber shop - in a 1950s themed caravan.

Sarah Astbury, 30, from Leyland had the idea to cut mens’ hair in a caravan late last year.

After years of working in the theatre and travelling far and wide she wanted she wanted something more grounded.

With the help of her partner, Andy Walsh, 32, she got the ball rolling.

She said: “I wanted to do something that was a normal job and I just thought everyone needs a hair cut.

“I just mentioned that I like the 1950s era and Andy said he could remember having his hair cut in a caravan when he was younger, so he searched on eBay for a caravan.

“We won the auction in November and started doing it up and it is just about finished now.

“The caravan had just been sitting outside this house and the woman had said to her husband if it isn’t gone by Christmas you will be sleeping it!

“We took everything out and changed the seats into a waiting area and put a barber chair in.

“It is better than I expected it to look.”

The caravan is decorated with photographs of Marilyn Monroe, has a black and white floor and even a jukebox.

Sarah, who did a degree in costume, retrained in hair and makeup in 2006 after winning £36,000 on Deal Or No Deal.

She now plans to use the ‘rolling barbers’ at shows and fetes so men can have their hair cut.

She added: “A lot of people have said I am brave to do it. When I went to Tatton Park everyone was saying what a great idea. How often can you have your hair cut in a caravan? Its a novelty.

“At the moment it is just part time but I hope it will be full time eventually. I’ve had a lot of good feedback.”