Startup MyBarber aims to be the “Uber for haircuts”


Everybody likes to look good, but getting a nice haircut isn’t always as straightforward as we’d like it to be. First you have to find a barber who knows his stuff, then allocate enough time in your schedule to deal with the inevitable wait once you show up. Startup MyBarber believes there’s a better way to do things, and it’s currently in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign to help make that dream a reality.

MyBarber may fancy itself the “Uber for haircuts,” but it’s a bit more than that. For one, this isn’t entirely mobile; while there is a plan to offer an on-demand “BarberX” fleet that comes to you, you can also schedule appointments for traditional brick-and-mortar shops. MyBarber will vet participating barbers for quality of service, while providing them the benefit of easy access to an increasingly app-preferring, mobile-centric user base. That extends to payment options, with MyBarber streamlining credit card and debit processing for participating barbers.

Right now MyBarber is looking to raise $10,000 to get itself off the ground, and as of press time it’s nearly a quarter of the way there, with 19 days left in its campaign. Ultimately, we’ll see the launch of an online MyBarber site where users can discover barbers and make appointments, as well as the debut of a mobile app.

If this all sounds like something you wish existed years ago – and are happy to see someone working out all the details now – visit the MyBarber Indiegogo page linked below and see if you might be interested in helping out.

Source: MyBarber (Indiegogo)

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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