The Beauty Lounge/ The Nail Bar: Grow Together

The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis and the Nail Bar are partnering together to open a combined salon space that unites the Twin Cities.

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Project Ends on September 26, 2019

Project Description

The Mission

The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis and The Nail Bar are partnering to open a combined salon space that unites the Twin Cities across ethnic, gender, and economic barriers through beauty.

"We need a spot where we can kick it, a spot where we belong that's just for us" - Tupac

ABOUT THE SALON

The Twin Cities needs a  beauty space where everyone feels welcomed. Salon spaces are usually not diverse and the staff does not mirror the clientele. As the demographics of our community change, multiracial families need spaces where everyone in the family can receive services. Often times, nail salons can feel like a revolving door and the experience is impersonal. Hair and nails have a natural synergy so The Beauty Lounge and The Nail Bar are a perfect match.

The Nail Bar launched in a pilot phase 6 weeks ago and has been embraced by the Twin Cities community.  We are excited to grow into a larger salon space so we continue to build upon the momentum.

OUR PURPOSE

The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis and The Nail Bar believe that salons are meant to be social spaces, and that beauty services can be the glue that brings people together.

Our clients are busy professional women who don't always have a lot of time for self care. We are making their lives easier by providing both services under one roof, and utilizing a one-stop booking solution. The space will also offer amenities to cater to their lifestyle.

HOW WE ARE GROWING

  • New Space / New Equipment - We are moving into a bigger salon space that will allow for a more luxury experience and true expansion of services. 
  • Service Memberships - Monthly hair and/or nail service memberships that offer exclusive rewards and discounts to members
  • Hair Education - Curated classes that focused on managing and maintaining your hair and your child's hair 
  • Events / Networking Opportunities - We will be hosting events in the space that bring together our clients and community 
  • Retail Expansion - We will become a destination retailer of your favorite local beauty products.

WHY CROWDFUNDING?

We needed to be creative about funding, laser focused on building a thriving business crowdfunding allows us to expand the way that we need without accruing crippling debt. 

The funding we are seeking will be used to build infrastructure, increase both services, and create programming and educational offerings. 

ABOUT US

Melissa Taylor, Owner of The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis, has been a stylist for 10 years and has owned the salon for 7 years, which has given her a deep understanding of hair texture education fluency in creating spaces that embrace diversity.

Kiara Ellis, Owner of The Nail Bar, has been a nail enthusiast for over 12 years and discovered her place of self-care was in the nail and beauty space. Her professional passions have always lied in creating meaningful experiences for all people regardless of their background and at The Nail Bar will ensure clients walk away looking and feeling better than they arrived.

Together they are focused on changing the beauty experience by offering transparent beauty education, tailored services, in an inclusive space. 

 We can't wait to welcome you into our new space.

Thank you for your support!

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

How can I stay in touch? 

We would love to stay in touch with you! We recommend following us on Instagram and Facebook @TheNailBarMN @BeautyLoungeMPLS

When will I receive my rewards?

You’ll receive your rewards and services when we open our new space. If you have any questions about this timeline, please contact us directly! 

 

CAROLYN ODANIELS
09/22/2019
Monetary Contribution
$50
09/20/2019
VIP Reception
$250
Sabrina and Will
09/20/2019
Oh That's My Jam!
$30
Lori Gingerich-Boberg
09/19/2019
You're the BEST!
$100
happy reynolds
09/18/2019
You're the BEST!
$100
Geeta
09/16/2019
Monetary Contribution
$25
09/15/2019
3 Month Hair or Nail Membership
$300
Maryann and Bill
09/13/2019
Monetary Contribution
$30
Kitty
09/13/2019
Monetary Contribution
$35
Lei Simmons
09/12/2019
Girls are Powerful
$500
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Oh That's My Jam!

Vibe to our favorite jams when you are at home with our hand-selected songs on our Spotify Playlist

190 Left
10 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Swag Surfing

Includes our amazing to-go beauty must-haves: our handmade Beauty Butter, branded mug or candle and either a Beauty Lounge or Nail Bar t shirt.

87 Left
13 Supporters
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$125
Daddy/Mommy & Me Hair Class

2 hour hair styling class for you and your little one

98 Left
2 Supporters
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$200
A Day of Pampering

Hair style & nail services for 2

8 Left
2 Supporters
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$250
VIP Reception

You are invited to our VIP Reception opening party which will include: food, drinks, behind the scenes tour, and more!  You will also receive our awesome swag bag with both Beauty Lounge & Nail Bar T-Shirts! 

49 Left
1 Supporter
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$300
3 Month Hair or Nail Membership

Choose either a 3 month Beauty Lounge or Nail Bar Membership which provides $150 worth of services for $100 an offer only available through the crowdfunding campaign! Members will also receive exclusive discounts and offers!  

PLUS Invitation to our VIP reception opening party!

PLUS Your Name memorialized in the salon!

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4 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Girls are Powerful

Sponsor a young girl to get her hair done for a year. Girls are Powerful empowers girls to foster strength of character by changing the way they feel about themselves in a positive way and by embracing their unique individuality.

PLUS Invitation to our VIP reception opening party!

PLUS Your Name memorialized in the salon!

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$500
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation

Help a woman living with lung cancer feel beautiful. Nothing helps us forget a cancer diagnosis quicker than a day of pampering. Pretty nails, make-up and hair - a happy diversion from the cancer journey! Educate yourself about lung cancer at ABreathofHope.Org.

PLUS Invitation to our VIP reception opening party!

PLUS Your Name memorialized in the salon!

5 Left
0 Supporters
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$1,000
Hair/Nails for a year

We've got you covered. Save 20% on an annual membership to make sure you're hair and/or nail looks great all year around. 

PLUS Invitation to our VIP reception opening party!

PLUS Your Name memorialized in the salon!

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
Nails for a year!

We've got you covered. Save 20% on an annual membership to make sure you're nails looks great all year around

PLUS Invitation to our VIP reception opening party!

PLUS Your Name memorialized in the salon!

10 Left
0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Oh That's My Jam!

Vibe to our favorite jams when you are at home with our hand-selected songs on our Spotify Playlist

190 Left
10 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Swag Surfing

Includes our amazing to-go beauty must-haves: our handmade Beauty Butter, branded mug or candle and either a Beauty Lounge or Nail Bar t shirt.

87 Left
13 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
Daddy/Mommy & Me Hair Class

2 hour hair styling class for you and your little one

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
A Day of Pampering

Hair style & nail services for 2

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
VIP Reception

You are invited to our VIP Reception opening party which will include: food, drinks, behind the scenes tour, and more!  You will also receive our awesome swag bag with both Beauty Lounge & Nail Bar T-Shirts! 

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$300
3 Month Hair or Nail Membership

Choose either a 3 month Beauty Lounge or Nail Bar Membership which provides $150 worth of services for $100 an offer only available through the crowdfunding campaign! Members will also receive exclusive discounts and offers!  

PLUS Invitation to our VIP reception opening party!

PLUS Your Name memorialized in the salon!

26 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Girls are Powerful

Sponsor a young girl to get her hair done for a year. Girls are Powerful empowers girls to foster strength of character by changing the way they feel about themselves in a positive way and by embracing their unique individuality.

PLUS Invitation to our VIP reception opening party!

PLUS Your Name memorialized in the salon!

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$500
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation

Help a woman living with lung cancer feel beautiful. Nothing helps us forget a cancer diagnosis quicker than a day of pampering. Pretty nails, make-up and hair - a happy diversion from the cancer journey! Educate yourself about lung cancer at ABreathofHope.Org.

PLUS Invitation to our VIP reception opening party!

PLUS Your Name memorialized in the salon!

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Hair/Nails for a year

We've got you covered. Save 20% on an annual membership to make sure you're hair and/or nail looks great all year around. 

PLUS Invitation to our VIP reception opening party!

PLUS Your Name memorialized in the salon!

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
Nails for a year!

We've got you covered. Save 20% on an annual membership to make sure you're nails looks great all year around

PLUS Invitation to our VIP reception opening party!

PLUS Your Name memorialized in the salon!

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward