The idea of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding has swept the country and made it possible for pretty much anyone to raise money for a cause, a product, or an artistic endeavor. There’s been numerous tech projects that have been funded and come to fruition from crowdfunding. But now, a woman from New Jersey is trying her hand at opening a salon for people with hair loss, and she’s using the crowdsourcing platform to get started.
Taneice Chavers was faced with hair loss when she was in university and went to a local salon to get her hair colored. Due to a poor dye job, she lost almost all of her hair (except for an inch). That experience has been one of the driving forces behind her desire to open a salon in her hometown that caters to women who are dealing with hair loss, either as a result of trauma, alopecia, or treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation.
Because of her own experience, Chavers understands how self-conscious many women feel when they experience hair loss. The salon will cater to women who are experiencing hair loss and provide a safe, non-judgemental place for them to get beauty treatments.
To support this great cause, head over to the crowdsourcing loan platform, Kiva, to help her raise $5,000 to purchase supplies.