Shortcut

Haircuts anytime, anywhere

Shortcut is an hair care marketplace that connects people & businesses to premium barbers and stylists - anytime, anywhere.

We're currently available in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Chicago. New cities and services coming soon.

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Reviews

  • Pros: 

    All of Shortcut's barbers have been able to flawlessly execute my extremely specific haircut. It's right on point every single time.

    Cons: 

    Wish there were more barbers in South Bay, CA.

    Awesome in-home experience, super convenient, easy to use app.

    Anthony Agrios has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Awesome selection of top barbers and app is user-friendly. The whole in-person haircut experience is flawless.

    Cons: 

    Not available in all neighborhoods/cities. Certain barbers are pricey.

    Huge fan of Shortcut and their mission to provide a fair and liberating system for barbers.

    Todd Torabi has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Irv
IrvMakerHiring@irv3389 · Co-Founder/CEO Shortcut
@chrismessina Thanks so much for hunting Shortcut! Really appreciate it, man.
Chris Messina
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@irv3389 cheers! Why don't you tell us more about your journey since the last time you were hunted (3 years ago?). What's changed? How has your business evolved?
Irv
IrvMakerHiring@irv3389 · Co-Founder/CEO Shortcut
@chrismessina Good idea! So when we initially launched Shortcut, our mission was focused on the consumer. We wanted to make it as easy as possible to get a haircut, which we've accomplished by offering expanded hours (8am - Midnight), 24/7 booking, and the convenience to get a haircut at home, work or while traveling. What we didn't realize at the time of our initial launch, is that the consumer-side problem is a major pain point, but the issues on the supply side are crippling. Most barbers and stylists are paid on one of two structures: a.) grooming professionals pay a chair rental fee, which can be as high as $400/week to work in a barbershop/salon OR b.) they're splitting profits on each haircut they execute at the shop/salon -- it's not uncommon to hear about barbers & stylists conceding up to 65% commission for the work they're doing. So, we reset. The company's mission has become more supply-centric, in that, we're allowing grooming pros to do what they love and earn what they deserve. With Shortcut, barbers and stylists are able to set their own price (and keep an industry high percentage of the service cost), choose their own operating hours and market to their existing/prospective clients. On the product side, we've cleaned up the UI/UX to create the best possible experience, we've focused on access and are now available for both iPhone and Android devices and we've also begun to offer our services on a corporate level to companies. We're excited about the latest developments and are proud to offer haircuts that consumers and grooming pros can both feel good about.
Chris Messina
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@irv3389 thanks — that's helpful. Sounds not unlike Uber's trajectory... finding a product that people want, but then realizing that the hard part is scaling supply!
Kelly Kuhn-Wallace
Kelly Kuhn-Wallace@kkdub · 🎯Strategist for Hire
@irv3389 Any chance you'll be offering "shortcut interventions"? Like a giftcard but so much more offensive. 😝
Irv
IrvMakerHiring@irv3389 · Co-Founder/CEO Shortcut
@kkdub Haha no immediate plans for "Shortcut Interventions", but we definitely recommend referring any friends who need an aggressive nudge. 😂😂
Gal Dubinski
Gal Dubinski@galdubinski · Co-Founder at Poptin
Cool! When will Shortcut be available in Tel Aviv? :)
Irv
IrvMakerHiring@irv3389 · Co-Founder/CEO Shortcut
@galdubinski No plans for international expansion just yet, but hopefully that changes soon!