Being a traveling hairstylist is all fun and games until you arrive the night before a major red carpet event to style your client and your kit is nowhere in sight on the baggage claim conveyor belt. Turns out the airline lost your kit—your precious cargo of products and tools, your livelihood, your everything. Gone. To prevent that nightmare from happening (or happening again), scroll through the gallery for a list of luggages and organizers that do double duty to protect a hairstylist’s arsenal while withstanding the wear and tear of traveling near or far.
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Several stylists prefer a Rimowa trunk-style luggage to call their kit’s home. And we don’t blame them. The sleek bag, though pricey, comes with all the fixings, a five-year warranty and is made in various sizes to match your kit’s needs. Travel near or far—the heavy-duty trunk is no match for jet-setter wear and tear.
If you favor nylon over a shell-like exterior, look to Burton for a travel bag that fits everything you need to get your client glam for the ‘gram. Major bonus: The bag comes with a lifetime warranty.
Made from strong ABS plastic (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) the Kofer Hair Bag is durable and can withstand a broad range of temperatures. The inner foam piece is made from EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate), the same padding used in some sports equipment. Coupled with the bag’s quality material, it’s lightweight (nine pounds) and accommodates both products and tools (peep the blow dryer console).
If you’re looking for a more stylish bag, the sleek Tumi V3 Carry-On makes for the perfect kit for those quick house calls across town or red eyes flights for a red carpet.
Keep your friends close, keep your must-have stylist arsenal even closer. This Muji carry-on safeguards your most precious styling items (in case of a “we lost your luggage” emergency) and features foldability to free up space in your hotel room.
Count on this transparent KatKit caddy to carry your essentials throughout the day. The easy-to-clean bag includes eight pockets and a zipper to prevent comb casualties.