A MOBILE barbershop business is hitting the streets for those who do not feel comfortable going back to town centres amid Covid-19.

Barbers On Board will be the first mobile barbers to come to Brighton and Hove.

The business will be operating on a one-to-one basis and its primary focus is on keeping its customers safe.

The van will come to customers directly for the appointment, which will help people who are too busy to get to the hairdressers - but it will also help people who are still feeling nervous about going into public places due to the pandemic.

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The haircut will take place inside the business' fully customised van.

The vehicle has been fitted with a workstation on hardwood floors that gives the impression of a regular barbershop.

There is an old-school Belmont barber chair, USB ports, a music speaker, internet, and a television will be installed soon.

Owner Dean Thompson, 28, said: "Because of Covid-19, some people are still nervous about going to a shop.

"With the van, it can offer customers privacy as they don't have to deal with a lot of other people.

"People don't want you in their house, so with the van, it keeps the mess out of the living area."

The Argus: Dean Thompson, owner of Barbers on BoardDean Thompson, owner of Barbers on Board

Dean, who lives in Peacehaven, has 13 years of barbering experience after starting when he was 15.

He said: "I thought I could provide something much better than where I have worked before.

"Working in a shop can be quite restricting.

"I wanted to remove these restrictions. One day, I can be cutting hair on the beach, and the next, I could be up Devils Dyke and not be constrained by the same four walls."

Barbers on Board will provide every service that is expected from a standard barbershop, including skin fades, cut-throat shaves, beard trims and styling. The usual prices will fall between £15 to £20.

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Then service is operating in central Brighton and Hove as well as Peacehaven, Saltdean, Withdean and Shoreham.

With and added service charge, Dean will travel an extra distance for his customers.

Dean is also planning to take the business to events like music festivals and Brighton and Hove Pride in future, once Covid-19 restrictions allow for large scale events.