The Hair Stylist Rolling Travel Case isn’t our typical product review. Like other professions, many Hairdressers travel for a living. whether it’s a hair show, workshop, or a job on location.
Your prized tools are your lifeline to creating a masterpiece or a complete failure. Since failure isn’t in our vocabulary, we need the perfect bag to carry our trade secrets.
Unfortunately, we don’t always appreciate high-quality luggage until your favorite pair of scissors gets mangled, and your stuff strewn all over the luggage belt.
Essentials of your Rolling Stylist Travel Case we will consider in this article are:
How big is it? (Luggage size and weight)
If traveling by plane the maximum overall inches that your Hairstylist Travel case can be is 62”. If it’s over 62” then you will be charged extra even if it’s underweight.
“To calculate your bag in linear inches: Height + Width + Depth = it’s linear measurement. If your bag measures 25 inches high, 14 inches wide and 12 inches deep, its total linear dimensions would be 25 + 14 + 12 = 51 linear inches”. -usatoday
*carry-ons are usually between 43-45”
The maximum weight for checked luggage these days is 50lbs. So if it’s over then the overweight you will be charged extra. Most airlines don’t like overweight luggage for worker safety reasons.
With good reason, it’s best to look for the lightest possible bag so you’ll have more room for your actual tools
*Check with your airline for specific weight and size allowance. Each airline is different and the rules are always changing.
Having your possessions pilfered through is always a concern, especially when it comes to your trade tools. Locks keep you from losing your prized 200$ pair of sheers or your 400$ supersonic hair dryer.
All airport authorities have permission to examine your bags at their discretion. In most countries, the authorities make the owner open their bag if they want to inspect the contents further.
However, in the USA, airport security can open any piece of luggage without involving the owner. This means if your luggage is locked, it will be opened with force, often damaging the bags in the process.
If your bag has TSA locks, authorities can unlock it with a master key, avoiding damage to your travel case or leaving yourself open to potential theft or loss.
TIP: TSA doesn’t reimburse passengers for unrecognized locks that are broken in the security screening process, or for any damage caused to the bags. -bforbag
Hair Stylist rolling case – Material Comparison
Hard-side luggage materials:
ABS– (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) coupled with other elements to make a stronger suitcase.
Aluminum– lightweight, sturdy alloy, won’t rust
MDF– Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) “is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibers, then that gets combined with wax and a resin binder, high heat and pressure. MDF is generally denser than plywood”. wikipedia.org
- Because MDF is dense, it’s very heavy.
- MDF dings easily
- Don’t expose to moisture
PU Polyurethane/ PU leather (used as a laminate on hard side luggage)
Best Hard Sided Stylist’s Rolling Cases Compared
|15.2 x 10.4 x 22.4"||13.5 x 9.5 x 21.9"||14.2" x 8.6" x 19.7"||14.2 x 9.4 x 39"||14x9x29"|
|small||carry on||carry on||Large or 2pcs||2pc|
|5.4 kg/ 11.57lb||9.3 Lb||17 Lbs||9.6 Kg / 21.1 Lb||22.2 lbs|
|black/pink /silver||red/black||royal blue only||pink/black/silver/black w silver trim||black/gold/pink/red|
Max. Load Capacity
|20 kg/ 44 lb||-||-||30 kg/ 66 lb||-|
Handle Max. Height
|ABS+MDF+Aluminum||Aluminum Frame, ABS Surface +MDF||PU+Plastic||Plastic +, aluminum + metal edges.||ABSy+Aluminum Frame & Corners|
|Polyester Lining||Polyester Lining||-||Soft oxford cloth lining||Nylon lined|
It’s carry on size, so carry it on. This bag may not withstand luggage handling unless you invest in extra luggage straps to keep it all together.
Mfg. Recommendation: The partitions are fixed with glue that may produce some smell in the bag. The odor is non-toxic. Let the travel case air out for 2~3 days after receiving it.
Soft-sided Stylist Travel Case materials:
1680D Nylon fabric/ aka Ballistic Nylon.
Ballistic nylon was originally used in the flak jackets during World War II, to protect airmen against debris from artillery. In the mid-1980s, 1680D (D =denier) made its debut in the travel industry. This tough-as-nails material has proven to be one of the most trusted and durable fabrics used in luggage manufacturing.
“When considering baggage material, ballistic nylon fits the bill for the regular traveler. If your bag is made from ballistic nylon, it can take a beating. Ballistic nylon’s “filament” yarn makes it a step smoother and stronger than common nylons like Cordura, which is less compact and features a rougher weave. The other major identifier of ballistic nylon is a two-ply weave, adding the extra stability needed to handle rough conditions. This durability and fine texture have made it a popular choice for business travelers”. Worldtraveler
I purchased a Samsonite soft-sided luggage set made of this stuff. It lasted me longer than the 5-year warranty.
Soft Sided Stylist’s Rolling Cases Compared
|18.9 x 14.2 x 30.7"||19.5? x 10? x 13.5?||13.75 x 9.5 x 20.5"|
|Medium or 2pc||carry on||carry on|
|26.5 lbs||12lbs||12.4 lbs/4.5kg.|
|Black/Bright Blue||multiple||black only|
Max. Load Capacity
|-||frame 300 lbs||-|
Handle Max. Hight
|1680D Nylon||1000D ballistic||nylon|
|-||serves as stool||-|
Convert your ZÜCA into a mobile station with a seat cushion & side pouches
FAQ about ZÜCA
Question: Why is this pro-artist case more expensive than the sport ones?
Answer: It has a slimmer frame, so you can use it as a carry-on bag. It also comes with utility pouches and travel cover.
Question: What is the difference between the Pro Artist and Pro Travel?
Answer: The only difference between the Pro Artist and Pro Travel is the type of packing pouches inside. The Pro Artist roller bag contains clear vinyl packing pouches (better for liquids) and the Pro travel contains mesh packing pouches. The roller bag is the exact same on both.
Comes with seat cover but no seat cushion
Question: Do the wheels help when going upstairs?
Answer: Yes, the large double wheels help with stair climbing
Mobile workstations are like having a mini salon that fits inside your rolling travel case. This setup is a hairstylist best friend who wants to take their show on the road.
|31 x 18 x 14||15.8 x 8.6 x 20||27 x 18 x 9||16 x 8.5 x 20|
|large||carry on||medium||carry on|
|28 lbs||33.1 lbs||40 lbs||29 lbs|
|6 colors||4 colors||1- black w/ pink trim||2 colors|
Max. Load Capacity
Handle Max. Height
|2 in-line+2 small||spinner||spinner||2|
|ABS + Aluminum||Aluminum, steel corners||Aluminum alloy, PP, PVC lining||PVC+MDF+ aluminum|
|salon station||telescoping legs||telescoping legs||tabletop|