Open Barbers need a new venue!

by openbarbers in London

We did it
On 11th January 2016 we successfully raised £27,657 with 900 supporters in 42 days

Open Barbers is a hair salon that welcomes all genders and sexualities; fundraising to lease and renovate a new location in North London.

by openbarbers in London

5 EASY & FUN WAYS you can help us reach our target!

Dear generous supporter <3

We are so delighted that after 1 week of our Crowdfunder campaign we are already over 25% funded!! Thank YOU so much - we have been completely overjoyed with our early progress!

We know that many people will have already given as much as they possibly can, but for anyone out there who is in a position to give more or if you can spread the word among your peers even further, please help us to keep the momentum going!

Here are FIVE ways you can help us:

1. Spare some loose change! Next time you’re in for a haircut, please drop some coins (or notes!) into our Crowdfunding bucket (pictured below), made by our very lovely stylist Richard Houguez.

2. Pledge online for 2 days of FREE haircuts!
If we reach an interim target of £16,000 by 25th December 2015, Greygory & Solomon, dressed in special outfits, will open up shop for 2 days on 28th & 29th December to offer FREE, drop in haircuts to say thank you! As we are almost fully booked until 4th January, this is a great opportunity to push for more trimming time! Keep an eye on our Crowdfunder total to see if we make it!!

3. Buy one of our NEW rewards!
Our generous and amazing clients and supporters keep offering more rewards! We have 3 Irreverent Dance classes, Jamology™ with The Butch Institute, hot copies of Little Joe, a tattoo of your cat from Dexter Kay, a queer personal training session from Becca Knapp and fantastic signed books from Juliet Jacques, Sarah Savage & Fox Fisher! Check out our Crowdfunder page for more info!

4. Buy / request a GIFT voucher as a winter holiday present!
If our rewards don't get you dancing you and you just want a plain old haircut, check out our haircut gift vouchers! All proceeds go to the Crowdfunder. Buy for a friend or request one as a gift for you! Vouchers can be obtained in person at the salon, or by emailing [email protected]. If wanted in time for winter holidays, please order before 15th December 2015.

5. Come to our ‘Fundraiser Fun Times’ PARTY!
On Saturday 9th January 2016, 4 – 11pm, Open Barbers invite you to join us for one last push on the dancefloor, at DIY Space for London. Our friend and supporter Jack has curated an afternoon mini intersectional zine fair and haircuts, followed by a packed programme of live music and incredible DJs! All proceeds on the door go to the Crowdfunder and more information is on our tumblr and facebook Come along and help us blast through the roof of our Crowdfunder appeal!

Lots of love and gratitude!

Greygory, Felix, Richard and Solomon
Open Barbers team



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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

£5 Reward

An Open Barbers logo badge and an Open Barbers logo sticker.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

1 RAFFLE TICKET to win: KATE BORNSTEIN A chance to meet Aunty Kate (Bornstein) after the show if you win these 2 tickets to the opening night of Kate Bornstein's performance 'Men, Women and the Rest of Us' at Soho Theatre on 23rd February http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/kate-bornstein-on-men-women-and-the-rest-of-us/

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Pledge £5 or above without claiming a reward, and instead take this message as a huge hug and thank you from us all!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A 'My Gender Is Mine To Decide' badge and sticker, and a special badge designed by our artist in residence Amy Pennington.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

1 RAFFLE TICKET to win: KATE BORNSTEIN A chance to spend a day with Aunty Kate (Bornstein) if you win 1 place on 'My Gender Workshop', a life changing, full day course in South West London on 13th February 2015, PLUS a signed book. (Tickets worth £100 not yet on sale). http://www.queerhearted.com/kate-bornstein.html

£15 or more

11 of 40 claimed

£15 Reward

An exclusive mix CD made by Wild Thing DJ Joe Pop. Joe's CD is a dance-able, upbeat retro mix of raunchy rhythm and blues and rock n roll of the 50's, swinging girl groups and soul of the 60's and spiky punk rock of the 70's.

£15 or more

38 of 40 claimed

£15 Reward

An exclusive mix CD from the Unskinny Bop DJ's.

£15 or more

1 of 40 claimed

£15 Reward

An exclusive mix CD made by Wotever DJ Jo Bunny. Sing along to a mix of party tunes & floor fillers from 60's through the decades. Pop, Rock, R & B, Motown, disco, dance and classic 80's! Now That's What I Call Bunny Music!

£15 or more

£15 Reward

'Pay It Forward'. Donate a haircut to someone who can't afford our sliding scale average price of £20. Your donation will help to subsidise our 'Affordable Appointment Scheme' which offers 5 haircuts per week for £2 - 10.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Haircut Gift Voucher - buy a gift voucher for a haircut for you or for a friend, matching our average sliding scale haircut price of £20 per haircut. Or pay more if you can! (Please note these will not be received until February 2016)

£30 or more

56 of 100 claimed

£30 Reward

Exclusive Rudy Loewe t-shirt, designed especially for Open Barbers. http://rudyloewe.tumblr.com/ (Photo featured in project description - colours may vary)

£40 or more

9 of 10 claimed

£40 Reward

Stage make up: group tutorial with expert make up artist Darren Evans, to be held in February 2016.

£40 or more

11 of 15 claimed

£40 Reward

Fanzine making workshop: a group session with artist/writer/educator Linda Stupart, who teaches at LCC, and is a PhD student at Goldsmiths. This will take place at the end of February or the start of March. http://lindastupart.net/

£40 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£40 Reward

Make up for everyday wear: a group tutorial with expert make up artist Umber Ghauri. This workshop will be happening on 4th February 2016. http://brownbeautystandards.com/

£40 or more

12 of 20 claimed

£40 Reward

Set of 3 exclusive mix CD's; from Unskinny Bop, DJ Joe Pop, and DJ Jo Bunny.

£80 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£80 Reward

A place on a small group workshop on BSL awareness led by interpreter Rebecca Hinks and with input from Deaf trainers. Learn about how to be more welcoming of Deaf people in your workplace, organising and daily life.

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£1,000 Reward

A special college, corporate or charity reward; a day long gender and sexuality awareness workshop provided by Felix and Greygory. An example of a training session with Camden Working Men's College (WMC) can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nECW8K-A5Jk

£10 or more

16 of 15 claimed

£10 Reward

Handmade sew on patch made by Hannah Daisy, with our 'MY GENDER IS MINE TO DECIDE' slogan on. https://www.instagram.com/makedaisychains/

£15 or more

13 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

Mini fanzine bundle: 'Soof Rates' and 'How to be an Anarchist' by Soofiya http://www.soofiya.com/ (fanzines not featured on the website)

£15 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£15 Reward

1 new copy of the long awaited issue #5 of Little Joe, a magazine about queers and cinema, mostly. Catch it before it sells out like most Little Joe goodies do! http://www.littlejoemagazine.com/

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£20 Reward

Risographed David Bowie print by Soofiya. http://www.soofiya.com/Bowie-Poster

£20 or more

7 of 7 claimed

£20 Reward

1 limited edition print or poster by Soofiya selected randomly from this range: http://soofiya.com/Anarchist-ish-Posters

£25 or more

20 of 20 claimed

£25 Reward

Strike! magazine goody bag! Featuring 6 issues of Strike!, stickers, badges, and pamphlets. http://strikemag.org/

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 Reward

1 signed copy of the new children’s book ‘Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?’ by Fox Fisher and Sarah Savage https://www.facebook.com/areyouboyorgirl

£30 or more

106 of 100 claimed

£30 Reward

An exclusive Open Barbers t-shirt designed by our artist in residence Amy Pennington. http://www.amypennington.co.uk/

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£30 Reward

1 signed copy of the 2011 edition of 'Normal Life' by Dean Spade. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8251053-normal-life

£30 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£30 Reward

1 signed copy of the 2015 revised edition of 'Normal Life' by Dean Spade. https://www.dukeupress.edu/normal-life-revised

£30 or more

2 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

1 signed copy of 'Trans: A Memoir' by Juliet Jacques. "A moving memoir and insightful examination of transgender politics." http://www.versobooks.com/books/1975-trans

£30 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£30 Reward

1 signed copy of 'A Girl Called Jack: 100 Budget-busting, delicious recipes' by Jack Monroe http://cookingonabootstrap.com/the-books/

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Reward

1 signed copy of Making Trouble: Life and Politics by original mischief Lynne Segal https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Making_Trouble.html?id=wikqAAAAYAAJ&redir_esc=y

£40 or more

6 of 4 claimed

£40 Reward

A relaxing, queer and trans friendly, 30 minute massage at a location of your choice with Cecile Campagne.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward

1 limited edition 'Smash' poster by Soofiya: http://soofiya.com/Smash-Poster

£40 or more

7 of 6 claimed

£40 Reward

Jamology™ with The Butch Institute! An illustrated introduction to jam making with a practical demonstration and a sample to take home. All ingredients provided, no specialist equipment necessary. Become a Jamologist! This workshop takes place on the evening of 12th February 2016. www.thebutchinstitute.co.uk

£40 or more

2 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward

A 1:1 session with queer, trans and non-binary friendly personal trainer Becca Knapp who specialises in personal training, bespoke workouts and nutritional guidance. http://www.trainwithbecca.com/

£50 or more

7 of 6 claimed

£50 Reward

Nail Transphobia nails session with Charlie Craggs, hosted at Open Barbers. http://nailtransphobia.com/

£50 or more

21 of 20 claimed

£50 Reward

Join designer, illustrator and art director Kate Moross in a group 2 hour workshop learning hand drawn lettering techniques at Kate’s studio in Stockwell. All levels, ages and experiences welcome! Each reward includes a personalised signed book and a print to go home with at the end of the day. Date: Saturday 13th February 2016 website: http://www.katemoross.com/

£80 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£80 Reward

One to one drumming lesson in London for 1.5 hours with musician Jaca Freer. All abilities welcome, from beginners to advanced. Jaca plays in a number of bands, including Colour Me Wednesday and Ay Carmela. The lesson can take place in a fully accessible venue.

£80 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£80 Reward

1:1 Drag make up tutorial with Victoria Sin. Tutorials can take place on 6th or 20th February 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJYaq_XnjaQ

£80 or more

4 of 3 claimed

£80 Reward

1 place on an 8 week dance class of your choosing led by Europe’s first gender-neutral and body positive dance studio, Irreverent Dance. Commencing in March 2016, the classes include ballet, swing, commercial, ballroom and more. http://www.irreverentdance.co.uk/

£150 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£150 Reward

Your own personal portrait sitting in a London location! Amy Pennington will draw your portrait and have it framed for you. http://www.amypennington.co.uk/

£190 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£190 Reward

A bespoke tattoo of a cat head designed with your input / from your photos by the brilliant Dexter Kay, a queer, trans and non-binary friendly tattoo artist based at King of Hearts, London. Examples of Dexter’s work can be seen on Felix’s arms and legs and here: http://www.dexterkay.com/ The tattoo would normally cost up to £220.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

10 hours of driving lessons in London with queer and trans friendly, BSM qualified driving instructor Hamish MacDonald of Open Roads.

£500 or more

6 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

A very exciting opportunity to own a limited edition artwork by 2004 Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller. These 5 editions of 'Untilited' feature neolithic arrow heads which formed part of Deller's British Pavillion at Venice Biennale in 2013. http://venicebiennale.britishcouncil.org/people/reference/jeremy-deller 3 examples of this unique edition of 5 can be viewed in the project description. Exact rewards offered will be decided at the end of the Crowdfunder.

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