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Délavé Hair Suppressant

Helping women fighting unwanted facial hair with the first biotechnology-derived 100% plant-based cosmeceutical hair suppressant.

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Project Description

Our mission is to provide a natural hair suppressant to women and men that suffer from unwanted embarrassing facial and body hair helping them regain self-confidence.

Délavé will offer the first biotechnology-derived 100% plant-based cosmeceutical hair suppressant solution to unwanted facial hair growth in a subscription type service. Using only high-quality natural ingredients with no harsh supplements, our formulation provides a better alternative and convenience to the traditional hair removal options on the market but with better results and without the risk of damaging the skin.

 

3 million-plus women, annually, suffering from unwanted hair pay upwards of $120,000 and countless hours on procedures to eliminate this problem, whether professional or home remedy.

About nine in 10 women are suffering from hirsutism, unwanted male-pattern hair growth on a woman's face, chest, and back. Semi-permanent to permanent, high-quality hair removal products are in heavy demand for women across the world. Every year thousands of dollars are spent on hair removal procedures with hopes that these investments will solve a problem that haunts these individuals every day. For all of the demand, though, there are only a handful of hair removal products on the market, and none of them specialize in naturally suppressing the hair at the follicles, despite the clear need in this area.

Lack of natural hair suppressants is also a common complaint from the transgender community across the country, especially those who are transiting from female to male as well as male to female looking for a natural way to stop facial and body hair from growing. We're convinced, by the market size, that there is a great market opportunity here to offer an affordable hair suppressant to those in the United States and Worldwide.

 

Natural element chemistry offers a superior approach to suppressing hair growth. Délavé will be the first hair suppressant biotechnology-derived 100% plant-based cosmeceutical line. Délavé will rely on microscopic technology to manipulate plant-based molecules that will help suppress the sebaceous gland stopping the protein development in the hair follicle.

Crowdfunding gives the opportunity to have your community rally behind you. Traditional business loans don't allow for the flexibility we need as entrepreneurs to build without having to pay monies back immediately when the business has yet to start making revenue. iFundWomen gives brands like ours the chance to raise funding while giving back to the female-entrepreneurs in the network.

 

We're seeking funding in the sum of $20,000 to help accelerate the formulation & development process, testing, production & packaging, and marketing.

We have some amazing rewards for your donation to our campaign on the right-hand side of the page. You can make any size donation you like or select from one of our really cool rewards from one-on-one sessions created by founder LaToya Dixson to joining our test circle or being our Angel donor.

All physical rewards are scheduled to be sent after the completion of the campaign. I will, however, send out social shout outs and thank you notes on a regular basis.

Our founder, LaToya Dixson, has a strong passion for Délavé Hair Suppressant as she deals with the issues of unwanted facial hair personally. She's spent thousands of dollars on expensive hair removal solutions and products that have not helped remedy the problem. Tweezing her unwanted hair has become a normal part of her daily beauty maintenance routine; taking minutes to hours of useful time away from her productive day. She knows first-hand how it feels to deal with embarrassing unwanted hair that's affected her self-esteem over the years. LaToya is committed to bringing a solution for hirsutism to the masses in the most natural formulation available through the Délavé Hair Suppressant brand.

 

The business is the brainchild of LaToya F. Dixson. She the creator of the brand Délavé. LaToya holds her MBA degree in marketing from Strayer University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Alabama State University. With over 17 years of marketing and consumer branding experience in the network television and radio broadcasting industries, she's launched a small branding consulting firm as well as a successful beauty hair extension brand. She also has strong business and organizational skills. With almost a decade of owning and operating beauty hair brand I Heart Hair, having previous locations in Atlanta, Georgia, Jacksonville, Florida, and Montgomery, Alabama, LaToya Dixson has not only managed physical locations, she has managed a seven-figure online store as well as small staff of maximum ten employees and three location managers.

LaToya is also a motivational speaker and marketing professor.

With a grateful heart, I thank you all for supporting me throughout this journey, and I'm looking forward to helping millions of people worldwide regain self-confidence and beautiful skin.

Special Thanks to:

Maya Table - Sam Frank Productions

Olivia Johnson - Production Team

Shelly Andrews - TheILLGroup

Arlean Timmons - Arlean Timmons Enterprise

Allegra Jackson - Cocktail Fusion

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Jae Nash
03/25/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
03/23/2020
Talking Dollars and making cents!
$35
03/23/2020
Founder's Fave Podcast & Books
$20
Lola Banjo
03/23/2020
Let's Talk Branding! - Virtual Workshop
$75
Anonymous
03/23/2020
Monetary Contribution
$75
L. Nicole Truesdale
03/19/2020
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$50
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Be One. - Exclusive T-Shirt
$50
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Be One. - Exclusive T-Shirt
$50
Kena
03/15/2020
Monetary Contribution
$35
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$25
Monetary Contribution

Shout Out and Virtual Love You Note: You choose the amount you want to give and forgo a reward. I'll give you a shoutout and a personalized virtual thank you note. Thank you for helping me put even more towards the development of this product!

24 Supporters
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20.00 USD or more
Founder's Fave Podcast & Books

A detailed list of our creator's, LaToya Dixson, favorite business and motivational podcasts and books that will help to guide and motivate you on your business and personal journeys leaving you charged and empowered.

I'll email my faves as you as you purchase this reward.

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250.00 USD or more
Test Circle of Trust

Be a part of our test circle! Gain access to Délavé first and be a key component to provide feedback necessary to get the product to millions of people worldwide. We would love for you to join us on this journey. Our test circle will also have access to new product offerings first.

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150.00 USD or more
Entrepreneurship's Ugly Truths

I love pouring knowledge into people, especially entrepreneurs. Similar to my new speaking series "The Ugly Truths", I'm about to introduce, you get to spend a full hour, one-on-one, discussing your challenges, successes, and direction you'd like to go next with your brand. There's nothing like getting the first-hand experience so you can avoid some of the mistakes I've made as well as capitalize on the triumphs.

I've helped a number of small business owners gain clarity in the direction that they want to go for their business. You'll have personal access to my 10 plus years in entrepreneurship and small business consulting, along with my 17 years in marketing focusing on consumer branding.

The reward is a virtual experience.

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500.00 USD or more
The Investors Cattle Call

Wanting to invest in Délavé? Wow, I thank you. I'd like to invite you to purchase an exclusive invitation to our Family & Friends Investment Round call. To welcome you to this VIP opportunity, we will send you a luxurious Wine, Whiskey, and Bourbon box curated by Cocktail Fusion as a thank you gift.

This exclusive invite is for consideration as a potential investor but does not guarantee you equity, stock or make you an instant investor in the company. Separate specified investment funding will be required should you qualify and meet the requirements for investing. One invitation per person.

You are NOT purchasing equity or stock by backing this reward.

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Knock Your Pitch Out the Park

Need to know exactly what investors are looking for in your pitch to put funding towards your brand? We know raising funds can be difficult however we tap one of our faves to provide you with a 45 minute one-on-one coaching session.

Adia Dightman is the one to help you nail your pitch and secure the funding you need to elevate your brand. As the former Director of Business Development for Zuvaa, a marketplace focused on African design and aesthetics, Adia was able to carve a niche within an oversaturated fashion industry which increased the startup revenue by $3 million. She’s secured thousands of dollars in pitch contests through her unique pitch strategy and most recently won ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit Pitch Contest for her own brand FLR-PLN.

Adia is Co-Founder and Executive Director of FLR-PLN. FLR-PLN builds thematic retail experiences for emerging entrepreneurs. She has made her impact on communities in technology and media by building a co-working space with the Core Venture Group and producing activations for brands such as the High Museum of Art, Viacom, and Brown and Forman.

The reward can be used in person if you're located within 30 miles of Adia in Atlanta, GA or virtually.

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1,500.00 USD or more
Diamond Ambassador - Founding Client

Join our exclusive Diamond Brand Ambassador team and you will receive everything in our Star Giftee reward plus you will receive year's supply of Délavé Hair Suppressant,  and be a critical part of our formulation and feedback with our team. You'll also have exclusive access to future product launches plus merchandise first.

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35.00 USD or more
Talking Dollars and making cents!

Join this hour-long Zoom virtual workshop with SAGE certified Small Business accounting specialist and EA (Enrolled Agent) Tiffany Y. Wilson.

The virtual workshop will cover the following:

  •         Is my business set up right? What business entity works best for me?
  •         Accountant or Bookkeeper, what’s the difference in the roles?
  •         How do I utilize my accountant to help me grow my business?
  •         What is commingling funds?
  •         Do I have to collect sales tax? What’s the best way to manage my sales tax?

Tiffany Wilson is a versatile accounting professional with over 15 years of experience working with a diverse range of industries including dentistry, sales, plumbing, automotive, marketing, trucking, consulting, and public relations. She possesses comprehensive hands-on experience in financial reporting, managerial accounting, and operational management for start-ups to private as well as publicly held companies. Most of all she makes understanding accounting easy for entrepreneurs to comprehend what's going on with their business.

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Let's Talk Branding! - Virtual Workshop

I absolutely love marketing but branding that's my jam! I work with clients to help them jump start their branding ideas or revamp branding to gain more awareness about their products or services. Let me help you with my 90 Minute Virtual Branding Workshop. I have over 17 years with consumer marketing and product branding so I'm really looking forward to this workshop.

In this workshop we will focus on these 5 areas with an open Q&A at the end plus some sweet takeaways.

1) How to tell a brand story
2) How to build your customer personas
3) How to market your brand
4) How do I get my idea off the ground
5) How to develop a team for your brand

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Image Consulting with #NotCarrieBradshaw

Jessica "#NotCarrieBradshaw" Wilkins will help you turn your wardrobe from drab to fab with this one-on-one session. She'll help you figure out your signature style and how to purchase investment pieces for your wardrobe that will turn heads in every room you enter.

Jessica is a New York-based writer, blogger, and podcast host who's a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and former corporate fashion merchandising at Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, and Coach. She’s worked with some of the top brands in the fashion industry while also providing freelance styling services. Currently, she is a contributing fashion and beauty writer for Essence online, StyleCaster, and Yahoo Beauty.  A host of her podcast, Not Carrie Bradshaw, she unpacks the nuances of pop culture, style, wellness, and feminism.

The reward can be used in person if you're located within 30 miles of Jessica in NYC or virtually.

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1,000.00 USD or more
Star Giftee

Become our Star Giftee and you will be in our test circle plus you'll receive:

  • A 120-day supply of Délavé Hair Suppressant
  • Nano Ionic Facial Steamer
  • Natural Bamboo Cottons Facial Skin Caring Pads-Face Cleaning Clothes Wipes Machine Washable With Laundry Bag
  • 24k Gold Skin Care Face Massager 3D Roller
  • Exclusive "Be An Asset" t-shirt created by me, LaToya Dixson
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10,000.00 USD or more
The Angel

For your wonderful generosity, I will be forever grateful. We will schedule a meeting of the minds to see how I can best thank you for your contribution.

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20.00 USD or more
SLACK Only: Business Blues Call

Limited-time discount on this offer!

Hey, ladies, we can wholly agree that this entrepreneurial journey can cause you to have the blues that can lead to failure, burnouts, doubt, and more. Throughout my 10 plus years as an entrepreneur, I’ve experienced some devastating blows and I didn’t have many people to talk to during those moments. At times, I didn't want to stay in this crazy world being an entrepreneur. I needed motivation and encouragement. As a result, I vowed, when consulting my clients I’d always carve out time to discuss the blues and blunders to help shift issues to positive teachable moments. We all need people in our corner that we can turn to when times get tough in business.

I’ve decided to offer this great 30-minute one-on-one call with me, exclusively, to the women in the SLACK Community. This call will help develop a personalized plan of action to face your challenges head-on.

Failure becomes your best friend when you face it head on. ~ LaToya

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Shout Out and Virtual Love You Note: You choose the amount you want to give and forgo a reward. I'll give you a shoutout and a personalized virtual thank you note. Thank you for helping me put even more towards the development of this product!

24 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD or more
Founder's Fave Podcast & Books

A detailed list of our creator's, LaToya Dixson, favorite business and motivational podcasts and books that will help to guide and motivate you on your business and personal journeys leaving you charged and empowered.

I'll email my faves as you as you purchase this reward.

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8 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD or more
Test Circle of Trust

Be a part of our test circle! Gain access to Délavé first and be a key component to provide feedback necessary to get the product to millions of people worldwide. We would love for you to join us on this journey. Our test circle will also have access to new product offerings first.

26 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD or more
Entrepreneurship's Ugly Truths

I love pouring knowledge into people, especially entrepreneurs. Similar to my new speaking series "The Ugly Truths", I'm about to introduce, you get to spend a full hour, one-on-one, discussing your challenges, successes, and direction you'd like to go next with your brand. There's nothing like getting the first-hand experience so you can avoid some of the mistakes I've made as well as capitalize on the triumphs.

I've helped a number of small business owners gain clarity in the direction that they want to go for their business. You'll have personal access to my 10 plus years in entrepreneurship and small business consulting, along with my 17 years in marketing focusing on consumer branding.

The reward is a virtual experience.

13 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD or more
The Investors Cattle Call

Wanting to invest in Délavé? Wow, I thank you. I'd like to invite you to purchase an exclusive invitation to our Family & Friends Investment Round call. To welcome you to this VIP opportunity, we will send you a luxurious Wine, Whiskey, and Bourbon box curated by Cocktail Fusion as a thank you gift.

This exclusive invite is for consideration as a potential investor but does not guarantee you equity, stock or make you an instant investor in the company. Separate specified investment funding will be required should you qualify and meet the requirements for investing. One invitation per person.

You are NOT purchasing equity or stock by backing this reward.

28 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD or more
Knock Your Pitch Out the Park

Need to know exactly what investors are looking for in your pitch to put funding towards your brand? We know raising funds can be difficult however we tap one of our faves to provide you with a 45 minute one-on-one coaching session.

Adia Dightman is the one to help you nail your pitch and secure the funding you need to elevate your brand. As the former Director of Business Development for Zuvaa, a marketplace focused on African design and aesthetics, Adia was able to carve a niche within an oversaturated fashion industry which increased the startup revenue by $3 million. She’s secured thousands of dollars in pitch contests through her unique pitch strategy and most recently won ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit Pitch Contest for her own brand FLR-PLN.

Adia is Co-Founder and Executive Director of FLR-PLN. FLR-PLN builds thematic retail experiences for emerging entrepreneurs. She has made her impact on communities in technology and media by building a co-working space with the Core Venture Group and producing activations for brands such as the High Museum of Art, Viacom, and Brown and Forman.

The reward can be used in person if you're located within 30 miles of Adia in Atlanta, GA or virtually.

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0 Supporters
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1,500.00 USD or more
Diamond Ambassador - Founding Client

Join our exclusive Diamond Brand Ambassador team and you will receive everything in our Star Giftee reward plus you will receive year's supply of Délavé Hair Suppressant,  and be a critical part of our formulation and feedback with our team. You'll also have exclusive access to future product launches plus merchandise first.

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD or more
Talking Dollars and making cents!

Join this hour-long Zoom virtual workshop with SAGE certified Small Business accounting specialist and EA (Enrolled Agent) Tiffany Y. Wilson.

The virtual workshop will cover the following:

  •         Is my business set up right? What business entity works best for me?
  •         Accountant or Bookkeeper, what’s the difference in the roles?
  •         How do I utilize my accountant to help me grow my business?
  •         What is commingling funds?
  •         Do I have to collect sales tax? What’s the best way to manage my sales tax?

Tiffany Wilson is a versatile accounting professional with over 15 years of experience working with a diverse range of industries including dentistry, sales, plumbing, automotive, marketing, trucking, consulting, and public relations. She possesses comprehensive hands-on experience in financial reporting, managerial accounting, and operational management for start-ups to private as well as publicly held companies. Most of all she makes understanding accounting easy for entrepreneurs to comprehend what's going on with their business.

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1 Supporter
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75.00 USD or more
Let's Talk Branding! - Virtual Workshop

I absolutely love marketing but branding that's my jam! I work with clients to help them jump start their branding ideas or revamp branding to gain more awareness about their products or services. Let me help you with my 90 Minute Virtual Branding Workshop. I have over 17 years with consumer marketing and product branding so I'm really looking forward to this workshop.

In this workshop we will focus on these 5 areas with an open Q&A at the end plus some sweet takeaways.

1) How to tell a brand story
2) How to build your customer personas
3) How to market your brand
4) How do I get my idea off the ground
5) How to develop a team for your brand

122 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
275.00 USD or more
Image Consulting with #NotCarrieBradshaw

Jessica "#NotCarrieBradshaw" Wilkins will help you turn your wardrobe from drab to fab with this one-on-one session. She'll help you figure out your signature style and how to purchase investment pieces for your wardrobe that will turn heads in every room you enter.

Jessica is a New York-based writer, blogger, and podcast host who's a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and former corporate fashion merchandising at Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, and Coach. She’s worked with some of the top brands in the fashion industry while also providing freelance styling services. Currently, she is a contributing fashion and beauty writer for Essence online, StyleCaster, and Yahoo Beauty.  A host of her podcast, Not Carrie Bradshaw, she unpacks the nuances of pop culture, style, wellness, and feminism.

The reward can be used in person if you're located within 30 miles of Jessica in NYC or virtually.

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1,000.00 USD or more
Star Giftee

Become our Star Giftee and you will be in our test circle plus you'll receive:

  • A 120-day supply of Délavé Hair Suppressant
  • Nano Ionic Facial Steamer
  • Natural Bamboo Cottons Facial Skin Caring Pads-Face Cleaning Clothes Wipes Machine Washable With Laundry Bag
  • 24k Gold Skin Care Face Massager 3D Roller
  • Exclusive "Be An Asset" t-shirt created by me, LaToya Dixson
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0 Supporters
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10,000.00 USD or more
The Angel

For your wonderful generosity, I will be forever grateful. We will schedule a meeting of the minds to see how I can best thank you for your contribution.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD or more
SLACK Only: Business Blues Call

Limited-time discount on this offer!

Hey, ladies, we can wholly agree that this entrepreneurial journey can cause you to have the blues that can lead to failure, burnouts, doubt, and more. Throughout my 10 plus years as an entrepreneur, I’ve experienced some devastating blows and I didn’t have many people to talk to during those moments. At times, I didn't want to stay in this crazy world being an entrepreneur. I needed motivation and encouragement. As a result, I vowed, when consulting my clients I’d always carve out time to discuss the blues and blunders to help shift issues to positive teachable moments. We all need people in our corner that we can turn to when times get tough in business.

I’ve decided to offer this great 30-minute one-on-one call with me, exclusively, to the women in the SLACK Community. This call will help develop a personalized plan of action to face your challenges head-on.

Failure becomes your best friend when you face it head on. ~ LaToya

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