Love Burning Man? Love 60’s sci-fi? Love Jane Fonda? All hard things to deny. An ambitious group of Burning Man devotees have put together a plan to provide barber services at the legendary festival, but they need some help getting their shop together. They’ve started a Kickstarter fund to help with supplies, gear, and a few props to get the shop going. The hope is to make the Barber Ella Barber shop a staple of the Burning Man festival for years to come.
Here’s a quick pitch from their Kickstarter page:
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We were thrilled to learn recently that Burning Man is placing us in the bustling 9:00 plaza. Thus far, the Barber Ella campmates have put lots of hard work and creative energy into the project: a true labor of love. Now though, we’re hoping to expand our budget to fit our exciting location — to turn our humble haircuttery into a shop that’s shinier, sexier, and most importantly more accessible. Haircuts for all!
TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION…
We’ll shave your name into people’s hair. Well, that’s just one of the appropriately out-there ways we have of saying we think you’re awesome. Other options include sexy bandanas, gorgeous original posters, line-cutting privileges, and a spot on the “Mannequin of Patronage.” Heck, you can have the mannequin named after you! Of course, we’re looking forward to seeing all burners, backers and non-backers alike, in our styling chairs on the playa.
If you haven’t used Kickstarter before, it allows supporters to pledge donations to help fund a startup. The startup only gets paid if it reaches the goal, so make sure you tell your friends about Barber Ella and help them get funded!