EMERYVILLE (KPIX 5) — One Alameda County barber has found a creative way to get around the rules that forced him to close up shop during the pandemic: he took his business on the road.

Shavin Singletary has cut hair professionally for ten years. His barber shop has been closed for months. Now he’s doing a booming business in an Emeryville parking lot,

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“My phone started ringing and it as other clients all looking for haircuts. So I was like, ‘OK, the shop is closed, but I can do mobile services for the time being.'”

Shavin says doing outdoor mobile cuts has drawn the attention of folks passing by, including one woman waving a big thumbs up.

He charges $30 plus whatever tip you want to leave. Shavin said yes, the cops have been by and talked to him.

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“One officer came by the first day I was here,” said Shavin. “And he stopped and asked, ‘How much?’ I said, ’30 bucks.’ He said, ‘I’ll be back in 30 minutes!'”

Robbie Sharma said it had been a while since he’d had a proper haircut.

“About four and a half months ago, I tried myself about two months ago but I stopped half way through,” said Sharma. “I came here because I got tired of having hair as long as my wife’s.”

To advertise where he is setting up on any given day, Shavin uses social media.

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So far, Shavin says he hasn’t had an unhappy customer yet.