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For the Culture Beauty Supply

Help turn this "hidden gem" into a "cultural attraction". Support our relocation today!

$1,670
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Project Description

Who We Are: 

For the Culture Beauty Supply is a retail store that specializes in natural hair care and protective styling solutions and features a full salon and DIY Hair Oil & Butter Bar. We are not your average beauty supply store, we are 100% Black-woman owned and operated, and it shows.

The Problem We Solve: 

The beauty supply industry is a billion-dollar industry, primarily patronized by Black-women, however, traditional beauty supply stores rarely actually cater to their primary consumer. Their space is often cluttered and visually unappealing, and though they may offer a wide range of products, they lack the product knowledge and personal experience to assist customers with making informed purchasing decisions. Furthermore, there’s been far too many instances of subpar customer service and outright disrespect.

How We Solve the Problem: 

At For the Culture Beauty Supply, we strive to provide our customers with the shopping experience that they deserve. We believe your hair is a big deal and your beauty supply should be too. So we’ve designed a clean, open, and vibrant space where our customers can feel welcome and cared for. As Black women ourselves, we’re able to personally identify with our customers and use our natural hair expertise to assist them with choosing the right products for their hair.

When customers enter our store, we love to see the excitement in their eyes as they realize they’ve found a place where they can see a reflection of themselves and get the assistance they need.

Our Campaign:

It’s been a pleasure serving our customers over the past 3 years at our Culver City location, but our journey has not been without its challenges. As a self-funded small business, it’s been difficult to sustain our business and grow in the way that we need to while trying to withstand the effects of a global pandemic and maintain foot traffic in a plaza that is going through changes that no longer serve our business. Due to our location, we’ve become known as somewhat of a “hidden gem”, but it’s time to turn this “hidden gem” into a “cultural attraction”. So we’re raising money to relocate our store to a more visible, high-traffic location that is easily accessible to our community. The funds raised will go towards a deposit for a new location, additional inventory to fully stock our shelves, and marketing to get the word out about our big move.

As a small business, we appreciate all the support we receive so want to thank you so much for rocking with us, supporting us and helping us take our business to the next level. For now, feel free to come see us at our Culver City location, shop online at fortheculturebeauty.com, or through the For the Culture Beauty Supply mobile app.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

    How long has For the Culture Beauty been in business? 
    • For the Culture Beauty opened it's Culver City location in November of 2018. 
  • Who are the owners of For the Culture Beauty? 
    • Shantika Lynch: A believer and mother of 5 children. A natural hair expert with over 18 years of experience as a stylist and salon owner, known for her "growing hands. 
    • Cyndrea Mathews: A believer, wife, and mother of 3, with over 9 years of experience in marketing and a passion for natural hair, and business ownership. 
  • Has a new location been identified? 
    • YES! We have our eye on a space in a popular plaza in Ladera Heights, CA. With your support, we can secure the deal. 
  • When will I receive my award?
    • All awards will be shipped at the end of the campaign. Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipment of all rewards. 

 

 

Cher
05/04/2022
Monetary Contribution
$200
Darnisha Stephen
04/26/2022
FTC Beauty Hoodie + Social Shoutout
$100
Brianepps
04/26/2022
FTC Beauty Hoodie + Social Shoutout
$100
Michelle Heron-Archie
04/21/2022
FTC Beauty Hoodie + Social Shoutout
$100
Sharmel
04/19/2022
For the Culture Beauty T-Shirt
$50
Brenda
04/18/2022
DIY Queen
$250
Monique
04/17/2022
DIY Queen
$250
04/16/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
ChulaB
04/15/2022
For the Culture Beauty T-Shirt
$50
04/13/2022
FTC Beauty Hoodie + Social Shoutout
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

4 Supporters
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50.00 USD
For the Culture Beauty T-Shirt

Represent For the Culture Beauty and show your support in the FTC Beauty Logo tee. 

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3 Supporters
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100.00 USD
FTC Beauty Hoodie + Social Shoutout

Represent For the Culture Beauty in your hoodie and get recognized for your contribution via social media. 

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6 Supporters
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250.00 USD
DIY Queen

Get a DIY Party for 4 at our DIY Hair Oil & Butter Bar.  Party includes a tutorial and each participant will receive their own customer oil or butter plus a FTC Beauty T-shirt

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2 Supporters
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1,500.00 USD
FTC Specialty Package

FTC Salon Treatment for 1 (includes wash, deep condition + blow dry or wash n go), + DIY party for 6 including t-shirts + shoutout on forthecculturebeauty.com + social media

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0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
FTC Beauty Royalty Package

FTC Salon Deluxe Treatment  for 1 (Wash, deep condition, and blowdry or wash n' go + mani + pedi) + 25% discount card valid for 6 months + DIY party for 6 including t-shirts.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

4 Supporters
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50.00 USD
For the Culture Beauty T-Shirt

Represent For the Culture Beauty and show your support in the FTC Beauty Logo tee. 

97 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
FTC Beauty Hoodie + Social Shoutout

Represent For the Culture Beauty in your hoodie and get recognized for your contribution via social media. 

69 Left
6 Supporters
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250.00 USD
DIY Queen

Get a DIY Party for 4 at our DIY Hair Oil & Butter Bar.  Party includes a tutorial and each participant will receive their own customer oil or butter plus a FTC Beauty T-shirt

24 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
FTC Specialty Package

FTC Salon Treatment for 1 (includes wash, deep condition + blow dry or wash n go), + DIY party for 6 including t-shirts + shoutout on forthecculturebeauty.com + social media

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
FTC Beauty Royalty Package

FTC Salon Deluxe Treatment  for 1 (Wash, deep condition, and blowdry or wash n' go + mani + pedi) + 25% discount card valid for 6 months + DIY party for 6 including t-shirts.

5 Left
0 Supporters
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