The Beautifier: Hair Braiding Machine

An invention of a unique, affordable and quick hair braiding machine.

  • £2,675

    pledged of £3,000

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This project received pledges on Sun 24 Jul 2016


To raise top up funds for the payment of a Prototype Phase and Final production Phase of a portable hand held braid making machine.

The Invention 

A portable, handheld device, simple to operate, capable of plaiting various styles within minutes. The machine will plait Afro natural hair and hair extensions with just 1-2-3 easy steps.

The Inventor: Raymond Shumba

I am fascinated with engineering and technology.  Coming up with new invention is the natural call, currently enrolled in the maritime engineering faculty my dream is to make a difference in the field of engineering. I am very adventurous and enjoy travelling. I am always up and about playing tennis and basketball.

Why inventing a hair braiding machine

I have seen the time and money that most women use when they have their hair braided. I did this through consultations and field researches though different women, salon owners and workers.  I also administered questionnaires on the subject.  Beautiful as they want to look all times, the process is so tiresome and costly hence they are forced to stay longer with the same hair style.  The response was overwhelming which led to the viability of my invention. To that note, I believe bringing this unique machine can make the whole process cheaper and far faster and it will be a thing most ladies will celebrate. This machine is bringing in a complete revolution from the all hand done braiding to automated braiding. 

Your Donations

A substantial amount of money is required into the making this invention a success. I have self-funded the most of the required amount. I was hoping to raise through this platform a top up value of £2600 to £3000 from any well-wishers.

Minimum funding expected: £2600

All the money you donate will be going towards topping up for the payments for the invention at both prototype phase and final production phase. After the prototype is completed, a number of them will be distributed into the various markets for concept proving before final production is embarked on. Your donation will go a long way in determining the ultimate success of the invention. All your donations will be securely paid through PayPal to the university account and will be released if target amount is reached. If you want to make a pledge using any other method, contact me at or 07447909637


I have some exciting rewards for everyone who donates to the fulfilment of the invention.


Get Involved 

Besides your donations and sponsorship's may you lease share this crowdfunding page with your various contacts on various social media to enable this invention to be a success. Your utmost co-operation and support will make us shape a new way of Hair Braiding.

Thank you.