Hairdresser booking app Rock Pamper Scissors bags £1.2m

Investment from New Look's Tom Singh OBE will help app grow its stylist and user base in London, strengthen its tech team and invest in app development

London-based hairdresser booking app Rock Pamper Scissors has secured £1.2m from 500 Startups and Seedcamp, alongside a group of angel investors including New Look founder Tom Singh OBE.

Founded in 2015 by former Just Eat executive Mat Braddy, Rock Pamper Scissors is an app which allows clients to book haircuts with individual stylists instead of having to search the internet for salons and phone numbers.

The app integrates with salon software, enabling users to view personal profiles, see real-time availability and book an appointment that works for them.

The funding will help Rock Pamper Scissors grow its stylist and client base in London after successful testing in Leeds and Manchester. It well also be used to bolster its tech team and support the development of apps and services.

Braddy said: “Whilst building Just Eat it really puzzled me that no-one had built an excellent app for haircut booking. We believe less than 1% of haircuts are currently booked online – that’s insane. By focusing our brand and thinking on the millennial consumers, Uber’s children, who require instant access to services right now, we believe we have come up with a compelling approach which will finally solve this dilemma.”

Matt Lerner, UK partner for 500 Startups, said of the investment:

“We really believe the team here have a fresh approach which will unlock the market. The team impressed us with their enthusiasm for solving the problems of the talent, namely the stylist, and their deep knowledge of building both market places and  challenger brands.”

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