STAMFORD, Conn. — Call it the Uber of haircuts.
Much like the ridesharing service that offers lifts on demand, the recently launched Stamford-based Doorbell Barbers will send a barber to your home or office an hour after you request it.
“I think we’re entering into an on-demand economy,” the company’s founder Christian Iannucci told the Daily Voice. “Uber was a big influence. You’re seeing a number of different companies within the beauty industry moving toward in-house service.”
Launched in July, the service has seen a “great demand,” he said, serving 270 clients within its first few months.
Through the company’s website, customers can book a haircut online. The process takes about 60 seconds, Iannucci said.
The client then chooses a convenient time. Sometimes they can have a barber arrive within an hour, Iannucci said.
Doorbell Barbers currently partner with area properties, hospitals, senior centers and local companies to provide haircuts as well as straight razor shave services.
The company also offers day of wedding services for grooms, which sometimes gets overlooked in the wedding planning process.
“Our contribution is making sure everyone is looking their best and everyone’s clean cut,” Iannucci said.
But the wedding grooming service is more than a simple haircut and shave.
“it’s also more of an experience,” he said. “You’re creating a memory with people.”
The company is continuing to expand. In late November, it will begin to offer an on-demand service for blowouts and haircuts for women.
Although Iannucci said he doesn’t know of any other service in the area that provides on-demand haircuts and shaves, he said the service is the wave of the future.
The former CEO and co-founder of Gilt Group, a popular online luxury deal site, for example, started Glamsquad. The company specializes in on-demand beauty services.
“I think people are catching on to the idea that they want things in the moment, now,” he said.
And Iannucci, a Stratford resident and Shelton High School grad, is ready to provide that — in style.
“We try to make that experience as luxurious and intimate as possible,” he said.