One In A Million: Barber on a bike

Eoin Crudge is 'Barber on a Bike'. Based in Dublin he cycles to your home or business to cut your hair and promotes his business on social media @barberonabike Video: Bryan O'Brien

When Owen Crudge returned to Dublin after a year of travelling in Australia, he struggled to find a job, so he created one.

“There is a great drive at the moment in Ireland amongst young people to start up on their own, so this inspired me,” says Crudge who combined his fixie bike with his six years of experience as a barber and turned it into a business in December 2013. His ‘Barber on a Bike’ Facebook page sums it up nicely: ‘Mobile Barber providing an in-house service to the busy men of Dublin City Centre’.

“The response so far has been fantastic," says Crudge who finds that cutting hair in homes and offices is more convenient and comfortable for customers. "Business has grown since I have started and I have a large, very loyal group of clients," he says. "This summer has been the high point. I know the business has room to grow, but I am enjoying getting there."

And get there he does, in rain or shine. "Like anyone I don't enjoy cycling in the rain but I'm well equipped with rain gear."

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