Greater U Institute

Your partner's in shaping a Greater U!

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Project Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS GREATER U INSTITUTE

Greater U Institute is a one-stop premiere training facility for personal appearance beauty professionals! 

THE PROBLEM

There are only 1900 schools in the United States but there is not one that houses training for all programs in one place, or focuses on specialty licensing which allows students to graduate and become licensed working professionals at a fast pace.  In order for students to gain multiple licensing students are required to transfer to several different schools. Most training facilities and staff are outdated, lack passion, and the drive needed for the future of the beauty industry! 

THE SOLUTION

Greater U Institute is unlike any cosmetology training facility. We offer cross training in multiple sectors: Cosmetology, nail tech, barbering, esthetician, massage therapy, photography, tattoo artistry and so much more. GUI is unique in its training because we bring guest educators who are considered leading experts in their chosen field!

HELP US BE GREAT!

GUI is at the very beginning! In our initial angel investors meeting, we raised $10,333. So far this has allowed us to complete the required state curriculum, higher a web designer, and marketing team. We are seeking a minimum of $70,000 to help with the cost of build-out, and to purchase the tools and equipment required by the state of Texas to house a personal appearance facility. 

Rumi said it best  "A candle does not lose its light by lighting another". With your donations, Greater U Institute can light up the world!   At Greater U Institute we are your partners in shaping a Greater U! 

 

Founder/President CC the Great

 

 

ABOUT THE ENTREPRENEUR 

Chakina “CC the Great” Watkins is a 3-time award winning celebrity hairstylist and make-up artist in Arlington, Tx! Creativity, innovation, and motivation are what makes C.C. a leader among her peers! CC the Great has made history as the first professor of cosmetology at Tarrant County college! As well as a published author of Hair University textbook which serves as the curriculum for the college’s cosmetology program which CC heads in Dallas, Fort Worth. CC Mentors countless women of color by providing tutoring, mentoring and coaching in the area of cosmetology.  She is known for giving back to the community by raising awareness of mental health, motivational speaking, women’s empowerment events, marriage enrichment, love and legacy for our daughters, through  her empowerment events such as Mo Betta Beat, Big Hat Boss Brunch, Married & Proud, and Big Boss Meets Little Boss to name a few.  Recently CC has decided to give back to the cosmetology industry that she loves so much by becoming a cosmetology instructor in a local cosmetology school in addition to her professorship by pouring into future cosmetologist.  Her previous work includes Celebrity Kenny Latimore's makeup for his 2013 concert What Christmas Means to Me! Dorrough's music video "That Low End" as leading make up artist, also the leading hair stylist for several fashion shows and magazines like DIFFA Dallas, Dallas RAW, Eric Ganison of Men's Board. As well as features in Magazines online, and Volume 9,10,11, and 15th edition of Encore HD Magazine! C.C. The Great made history with Southern Dallas County Magazine when the magazine released their first Bridal Edition Our weddings Magazine! C.C.'s work graced the cover of the Bridal Magazine Our Weddings where she used her expertise to give advice in her very own column on how to get the perfect look on your wedding day! CC has also styled hair for Democratic leader Debra Peoples, former district Dallas district attorney Faith Johnson, HBO’s Patrice Fisher,  Cyn Santana's hair of VH1 Love and Hip Hop New York, and styled hair for Dede McGuire radio personality to name a few. CC is the owner of The Glam Lounge Salon in Arlington, Texas, and most recently she has begun to build a legacy of lifetime learning and education for the future of the beauty industry by opening Greater U Institute LLC in 2020. CC’s motto is average is officially over… greatness is the only standard. 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is Greater U Institute?
  • GUI is a training facility for Personal Appearance Professionals for every segment of the beauty industry under one roof! We offer training for cosmetology, nail techs, massage therapy, esthetician, barbering, and photography etc.

  • When will Greater U Institute start enrollment?
  • We will begin enrollment Spring of 2020.

  • Where is Greater U institute located.
  • We will have our first institution located in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • What will the crowdfunding monetary contributions be used for?
  • Greater U Institute is crowdfunding to pay for the building, and equipment required and needed by the state of Texas to open and house a training facility for personal appearance professionals.

  • When can I expect to receive my reward for my monetary contribution?
  • All tangible gifts (ie. Books, pens, note pads etc.) Will be mailed out within 3 weeks after the close of the crowdfunding campaign. All other rewards ie. the Webinar Tutorial, and Council of Great’s will receive an email within 3 weeks after the close of the crowdfunding campaign discussing date, time, and platform to be used for the 2 hour beauty tutorial event and web meetings for the council.

 

 

Nicole
07/29/2019
GREAT Supporter
$100
Tiina Howell
07/27/2019
Monetary Contribution
$75
07/22/2019
One of 1000 Great's Join the Movement!
$25
Abney
07/21/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
William Houston
07/05/2019
Hey I’m GREAT
$50
Nicole
06/27/2019
Hey I’m GREAT
$50
KyRen
06/26/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
Hudson Patricia
06/26/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
Juicy The Boss
06/25/2019
One of 1000 Great's Join the Movement!
$25
Ashley Ferguson
06/25/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
Monetary Contribution

The Road to Greatness (Just because I care)

This is for those who just want to be apart of launching something great! No rewards just great vibes. Thank you for believing in us! We won't let you down! Any monetary gift is appreciated! We are greater because of you!

 

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6 Supporters
Contribute
$50
Hey I’m GREAT

SHOUT IT TO THE ROOFTOP!

Yeah, you're pretty GREAT! Get a Shout Out on our Greater U Institute Insta story for 24 hours with 8k subscribers. Along with the items listed below!

*Personal Thank You card from our Founder/ President CC the Great

 

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
GREAT Supporter

Jot down all those GREAT ideas in style with your new Greater U Institute Pen and Greater U Institute  logo Notepad!  Along with the rewards listed below!

  • Personal Thank You Card
  • Insta story Shout out for 24 hours

 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
The GREAT Collection

This is a collection truly for the GREAT'S! Receive all of the rewards listed below, Plus HAIR UNIVERSITY book by our Founder/President CC the Great! Hair University is a pictorial text book that shows you how to navigate your way through the new and exciting world of cosmetology! Inside this amazing book you will learn the newest weaving and hair extension techniques, several Braiding techniques like feed in braids, cornrow extensions, crochet braids, faux locks, makeup techniques and so much more! 

REWARDS INCLUDED WITH THIS GREAT COLLECTION

  • PERSONAL THANK YOU CARD
  • INSTA STORY SHOUT OUT FOR 24 HOURS
  • GREATER U INSTITUTE LOGO PEN AND NOTEPAD
  • HAIR UNIVERSITY BOOK
0 Supporters
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$1,000
GREAT Hall of Fame

We want to Commemorate our GREAT'S!

Have your PICTURE, LOGO, NAME, OR BUSINESS NAME placed in our GREAT HALL OF FAME at Greater U Institute. We will also display on our website for one year! The HALL OF FAME will be unveiled at our grand opening in Spring 2020 for everyone to see! Along with the rewards listed below!

This Reward Level Includes

  • HAIR UNIVERSITY BOOK
  • GREATER U INSTITUTE LOGO PEN AND NOTEPAD
  • INSTA STORY SHOUT OUT FOR 24 HOURS
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$2,500
Platinum GREAT'S

LIVE WEBINAR TUTORIAL EVENT 

HOSTED BY: 

 CC THE GREAT & SURPRISE GUEST CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST

Experience this live 2 hour tutorial event as our founder/ president (master hairstylist) CC the Great and her celebrity guest makeup artist friend dive into all of the latest tip, tricks, and trends in hair styling and makeup! In this event you will witness a live makeup and hair makeover! Along with the rewards listed below!

This reward includes

  • HAIR UNIVERSITY BOOK
  • GREATER U INSTITUTE LOGO PEN AND NOTEPAD
  • YOUR NAME ON OUR GREAT HALL OF FAME
  • YOUR LOGO DISPLAYED ON OUR WEBSITE FOR ONE YEAR
  • INSTA STORY SHOUT OUT FOR 24 HOURS
  •  

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Council of GREAT'S

WANT A SEAT AT THE TABLE?

Become an exclusive member of the advisory board in our council of great's and have a say on how Greater U Institute shapes our brand. You will be an integral part of the team! This is only for the most serious of the GREAT'S! We will meet quarterly to revamp, direct, and push towards the GREATEST for Greater U Institute! Are you up for this GREAT task? This reward also includes everything listed below!

THIS REWARD INCLUDES

  • HAIR UNIVERSITY BOOK
  • GREAT HALL OF FAME
  • LIVE WEBINAR EVENT
  • GREATER U INSTITUTE LOGO PEN AND NOTEPAD
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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

The Road to Greatness (Just because I care)

This is for those who just want to be apart of launching something great! No rewards just great vibes. Thank you for believing in us! We won't let you down! Any monetary gift is appreciated! We are greater because of you!

 

494 Left
6 Supporters
Contribute
$50
Hey I’m GREAT

SHOUT IT TO THE ROOFTOP!

Yeah, you're pretty GREAT! Get a Shout Out on our Greater U Institute Insta story for 24 hours with 8k subscribers. Along with the items listed below!

*Personal Thank You card from our Founder/ President CC the Great

 

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
GREAT Supporter

Jot down all those GREAT ideas in style with your new Greater U Institute Pen and Greater U Institute  logo Notepad!  Along with the rewards listed below!

  • Personal Thank You Card
  • Insta story Shout out for 24 hours

 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
The GREAT Collection

This is a collection truly for the GREAT'S! Receive all of the rewards listed below, Plus HAIR UNIVERSITY book by our Founder/President CC the Great! Hair University is a pictorial text book that shows you how to navigate your way through the new and exciting world of cosmetology! Inside this amazing book you will learn the newest weaving and hair extension techniques, several Braiding techniques like feed in braids, cornrow extensions, crochet braids, faux locks, makeup techniques and so much more! 

REWARDS INCLUDED WITH THIS GREAT COLLECTION

  • PERSONAL THANK YOU CARD
  • INSTA STORY SHOUT OUT FOR 24 HOURS
  • GREATER U INSTITUTE LOGO PEN AND NOTEPAD
  • HAIR UNIVERSITY BOOK
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
GREAT Hall of Fame

We want to Commemorate our GREAT'S!

Have your PICTURE, LOGO, NAME, OR BUSINESS NAME placed in our GREAT HALL OF FAME at Greater U Institute. We will also display on our website for one year! The HALL OF FAME will be unveiled at our grand opening in Spring 2020 for everyone to see! Along with the rewards listed below!

This Reward Level Includes

  • HAIR UNIVERSITY BOOK
  • GREATER U INSTITUTE LOGO PEN AND NOTEPAD
  • INSTA STORY SHOUT OUT FOR 24 HOURS
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$2,500
Platinum GREAT'S

LIVE WEBINAR TUTORIAL EVENT 

HOSTED BY: 

 CC THE GREAT & SURPRISE GUEST CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST

Experience this live 2 hour tutorial event as our founder/ president (master hairstylist) CC the Great and her celebrity guest makeup artist friend dive into all of the latest tip, tricks, and trends in hair styling and makeup! In this event you will witness a live makeup and hair makeover! Along with the rewards listed below!

This reward includes

  • HAIR UNIVERSITY BOOK
  • GREATER U INSTITUTE LOGO PEN AND NOTEPAD
  • YOUR NAME ON OUR GREAT HALL OF FAME
  • YOUR LOGO DISPLAYED ON OUR WEBSITE FOR ONE YEAR
  • INSTA STORY SHOUT OUT FOR 24 HOURS
  •  

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Council of GREAT'S

WANT A SEAT AT THE TABLE?

Become an exclusive member of the advisory board in our council of great's and have a say on how Greater U Institute shapes our brand. You will be an integral part of the team! This is only for the most serious of the GREAT'S! We will meet quarterly to revamp, direct, and push towards the GREATEST for Greater U Institute! Are you up for this GREAT task? This reward also includes everything listed below!

THIS REWARD INCLUDES

  • HAIR UNIVERSITY BOOK
  • GREAT HALL OF FAME
  • LIVE WEBINAR EVENT
  • GREATER U INSTITUTE LOGO PEN AND NOTEPAD
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0 Supporters
Select this reward