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Now You Can Order A Barber To Your Door With The 'Uber Of Haircuts'

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Now the barber shop comes to you (Photo by Ross Griff via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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A new app lets you order a barber on-demand to get a trim at your home or office.Billed as the "Uber of haircuts", the newly launched Hairdoo connects Angelenos with certified, professional barbers and stylists in their area. So, whether you're getting ready for a date or job interview—or you're just tired of the shag and want a new look, you can have someone come and hook you up with a quality and reasonably priced cut. Stylists working with Hairdoo will come to your home or work within an hour of booking in most parts of L.A. While the app can be used by men and women, right now it's mostly geared towards guys, and Hairdoo plans to eventually expand to offer additional services specifically geared to women.

The Hairdoo app lets you browse through available stylists in your area, which pop up on a map similar to ride-sharing apps. You can then view the stylists' profiles, including their photo and bio, reviews and suggestions for possible styles and cuts. Once you select one, you're charged a flat rate of $45 for your appointment (tips are not included). You can also purchase a monthly subscription for $100, which includes 3 cuts per month or order up a group haircut for up to four people. Hairdoo also makes it easy to get a last-minute cut during off-hours when most barbershops and salons are closed or booked up.

"I needed a haircut one night and I was searching for barbershops around me, but nothing was open at 9:30 at night," Hairdoo founder and CEO Leonardo Colon III tells LAist. "I thought, 'Wouldn't it be great if I could just quickly get a barber or hairstylist to come to me?' And that's what spawned the idea for the app."

The Hairdoo app is free to download, and though it's only available on the iPhone now, it will soon be available for Android. Colon is first launching Hairdoo in Los Angeles, but he plans to expand to other cities soon.