Inspired by the sexy, sci-fi classic "Barbarella," Barber Ella Shop is Burning Man theme camp that gives out hundreds of free haircuts.
We're a Burning Man theme camp inspired by the classic, sexy sci-fi movie Barbarella. Our mission: we give out free, awesome haircuts on the playa.
2012 will be our second year at Burning Man. In 2011, things went better than we ever imagined – and that’s thanks in large part to our Kickstarter backers. Each day, hundreds of Burners lined up at our shop in the bustling 9:00 plaza. They came in with dusty, tangled hair, but they left with mohawks, or racing stripes – or no hair at all. In just one week in the desert, we worked with a dozen professional hair stylists and gave out more than 150 haircuts!
WE'RE TRIPLING IN 2012
This year Barber Ella is expanding. Our shop is tripling in size, which will give people in line somewhere shady to sit, let us snip up twice as many haircuts, and help us do away with long waits. The $2,000 we’re raising will go directly toward basic, crucial materials like building supplies for the new shop shade structure, and enough haircutting tools that up to six burners can get trimmed at once. If we reach our Kickstarter goal, we’ll be able to give more than 300 haircuts at Burning Man 2012!
TO PULL OFF 300+ HAIRCUTS, WE NEED YOU
To be able to expand, we need your help! We’re dedicated here at Barber Ella Shop, but we’re a small, ragtag band of students, artists, and non-profit workers. Every little contribution helps, and we have awesome merch and backers-only privileges to give you in return.
Not coming to Burning Man 2012? We’ll miss you! We’re happy to ship your backer rewards instead of handing them off on the playa. Just add $5 to your Kickstarter donation for shipping, or $10 if you'd like us to ship internationally. You’re also welcome to transfer your backers-only privileges to a friend, or friends, who will be at Burning Man (and who you think could really use a haircut).
Here are just some of the backer rewards we're cooking up for our Kickstarter compatriots:
^ Barber Ella Sticker: $25 or more*
^ Barber Ella Bandana: $50 or more**
^ Barber Ella Apron: $100 or more
Thanks so much for checking out Barber Ella Shop. You can also find us at barberellashop.wordpress.com, or email us at barberellashop [at] gmail [dot] com.
We'll see you on the playa -- and when we do, your hair will be awesome.
* laptop not included
** boy not included
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 25, 2012.
Apr 25, 2012 - May 25, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
We’ll send you our dusty, sun burnt, eternal GRATITUDE!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $5 or more
We’ll PAINT YOUR NAME on our mascot Silvia. She’s the naked silver mannequin who welcomes “customers” into our shop.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $10 or more
We’ll send you a big Barber Ella STICKER with our playa-fied Jane Fonda logo, plus we’ll put your name on Silvia.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
We’ll invite you to our special, BACKERS-ONLY DAY on the playa. Each day, hundreds of Burners line up at our shop. Now you can get the haircut of your dreams, with NONE OF THE WAIT! Plus, you’ll get the sticker and your name on Silvia.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $50 or more
We’ll have a Barber Ella Shop BANDANA waiting for you when you come get your hair did at the backers-only event. They look awesome, and they’re super useful! Plus, you’ll get the sticker and your name on Silvia. (Not picking up on the playa? Please add $5 for domestic shipping, $10 for international.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $75 or more
We’ll let you BRING A FRIEND to the backers-only event. You can both get your hair done by our stylists, and you’ll both get awesome bandanas! Plus, you’ll get the sticker and your name on Silvia. (Not picking up on the playa? Please add $5 for domestic shipping, $10 for international.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
We’ll have a Barber Ella APRON with the motto: “WE GIVE GOOD HAIR” waiting for you at the backers-only event. We wear these when we cut your hair; take the fun home. You and a friend still get haircuts and bandanas. Plus, you’ll get the sticker and your name on Silvia. (Not picking up on the playa? Please add $5 for domestic shipping, $10 for international.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012