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Keighley Harrison and Branda Blundell watched videos of other people opening mobile salons during the pandemic and decided to try it.



It took Keighley Harrison and Branda Blundell six months to turn the camper into a salon, which has a restroom and even a coffee bar.



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It takes Keighley Harrison and Branda Blundell about 15 minutes to set up the camper, and about 15 minutes at the end of the day to store everything safely. The men’s salon on wheels is equipped with everything you’d find in a conventional salon.



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Keighley Harrison (left) and Branda Blundell invested $30,000 in their mobile salon. It took them six months to renovate this 1998 Dutchman classic camper trailer.



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The men’s salon on wheels is equipped with everything you’d find in a conventional salon.



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Keighley Harrison and Branda Blundell added salon chairs and stations for each of them, a wash station, a wax pot, a waiting area, a restroom and even a coffee bar.



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“I feel like clients are always super surprised when they walk in,” Branda Blundell said of Good Life Grooming for Men’s trailer space. “It looks like a small camper on the outside, and it’s so open and spacious. It’s really surprising.”



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Keighley Harrison and Branda Blundell remodeled a camper into a mobile salon.

Good Life Grooming is a mobile salon made from a 1998 Dutchman classic camper trailer.

BELLEVUE — It started as a running joke for Keighley Harrison and Branda Blundell as they whiled away the shutdown days of the coronavirus pandemic watching videos of other people opening mobile hair businesses.

But maybe, just maybe, the two Bellevue hairstylists decided, they could do the same thing.

The pair, the best of friends since attending La’James International College in Fremont, found a 1998 Dutchman classic camper trailer in Iowa, spent six months turning it into a salon and suddenly, Good Life Grooming for Men was open for business.

It’s still hard for them to believe.

“We are young women, we put it together, even though it seemed freaking impossible,” Harrison said. “We did it. I feel proud of myself, proud of Branda.”

Harrison jokes that her boyfriend, Greg Knaff, better beware of her new construction skills. Who knows what she could change in their home while he’s away?

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