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SOTRO Collapsible Hair Steamer

The SOTRO collapsible hair steamer unlocks the full power of your favorite hair products bringing salon-quality results into your home.

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Campaign Ends on January 31, 2021

Project Description

SOTRO is a first-of-its-kind collapsible hair steamer engineered to bring salon-quality results into the comfort of your home. This portable and storage-friendly solution allows you to reap the maximum hair health benefits from your favorite hair treatments, conditioners, and masks. 

SOTRO Collapsible Mist Steamer

 

SOTRO was created to fill a need in at-home haircare. Professional results are difficult to replicate when steam treating hair at home. Existing professional steamers and dryers are too bulky and cumbersome to store or travel with. Additionally, sanitizing professional steamers and dryers is too complicated and difficult. With the SOTRO steamer, anyone can have a salon-grade haircare experience and maximize their hair moisturizing routine from the comfort of anywhere in their home. 

SOTRO will build a curated lifestyle brand appealing to individuals seeking to achieve their optimal hair care/growth goals along with those freelance styling professionals looking to optimize their earning potential by increasing appointment value in providing added services for clients they serve at home.

Our target market includes DIY hair enthusiasts (particularly those with kinky, coily, or curly hair), freelance hairstylists, and hair salon owners.  Hair steam gently raises the hair's cuticles to allow for "the good stuff" in conditioners and hair treatments to reach the entire shaft and penetrate deeper than any other conditioning method. This is especially important for keeping afro-textured and curl hair properly hydrated, healthy, and intact. Additionally, steaming assists in the detangling process for kinky, coily, and curly hair and makes the at-home styling process more manageable and less time-consuming. 

 

 

Why is SOTRO different?

Compared to the current steamers on the market, SOTRO is collapsible, self-cleaning, and is designed to be used on any surface -- such as tabletops, floors, or couches -- in order to accommodate the user's spacial living arrangement. Most consumers do not have space in their homes to store traditional salon level steamers, handheld steamers do not distribute moisture evenly or efficiently to hair, and products that deliver steam are usually subject to buildup that can be hard to clean. SOTRO tackles all those pain points and delivers a superior experience to customers. 

Why We are Fundraising?

We are seeking funding to complete the industrial design of the product and begin mass manufacturing. We are at the end stages of the product development process and this is our final milestone before taking our product to market. Your donations will help us maintain our timeline and complete the development of the product according to the original specifications. 

 

 

Who are we? 

The SOTRO is 100% black woman-owned and our executive team is made of black people who understand that curly and kinky textured hair is often ignored in the innovation of beauty tools and rarely designed with aesthetics, functionality, and experience in mind. We are natural-haired people frustrated with the options available to us and working to bring forth a tool to solve a problem we have firsthand experience with. Our team consists of hair care experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, and product design geniuses who all share a cultural perspective that allows us to build the best product for us, by us. 

 

COLLABORATORS

 

For any questions or inquiries, please email stephanie@sotroinnovations.com

The Campaign FAQs

When will SOTRO Innovations be coming to market?

Our current timeline has our launch scheduled for April 2021. 

When will the SOTRO Collapsible Hair Steamer ship?

The SOTRO Collapsible Hair Steamer is scheduled to ship December 2021.

What are you raising money for?

We are seeking funding to complete the industrial design of the product and begin mass manufacturing. We are at the end stages of the product development process and this is our final milestone before taking our product to market. Your donations will help us maintain our timeline and complete the development of the product according to the original specifications. 

For any other questions, please email stephanie@sotroinnovations.com

SRust
01/28/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Rhiana Hernandez
01/27/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Susan M. Cooper
01/27/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Victoria Okyere
01/27/2021
MVP - 50% Discount
$100
Zach Gross
01/27/2021
Super Fan!
$50
Candace M
01/27/2021
Super Fan!
$50
Alina
01/27/2021
Angel Donor - Early Access to Steamer
$200
Peggy Burns
01/27/2021
Super Fan!
$50
01/27/2021
Angel Donor - Early Access to Steamer
$200
01/27/2021
MVP - 50% Discount
$100
Monetary Contribution

We greatly appreciate your support! Use this option to pay what you wish. 

16 Supporters
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200.00 USD
Angel Donor - Early Access to Steamer

Featured Reward: THANK YOU for supporting our black-owned businesses and helping us launch! You will receive a ONE full collapsible mist steamer premium package set that includes the steamer unit, a water tank with integrated ion filter and 4 machine-washable flex helmets

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25.00 USD
Early Supporter

 A personal THANK YOU for supporting our black-owned businesses and helping us launch!

34 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Super Fan!

As a thank you for your donation, your name will be listed on our website as an early supporter.

27 Supporters
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75.00 USD
VIP - 25% Discount

THANK YOU for supporting our black-owned businesses and helping us launch! You will receive a one-time 25% discount on a mist steamer that never expires

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4 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Dedicated Investor - Two Steamers

THANK YOU for supporting our black-owned businesses and helping us launch! You will receive the product bundle, pre-sale access to the SOTRO Hair Steamer, and grandfathered early bird pricing for the purchase of up to two (2) SOTRO steamers within a year of launch. 

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1,000.00 USD
Dream Maker - Three Steamers

THANK YOU for supporting our black-owned businesses and helping us launch! You will receive THREE full collapsible mist steamer premium package sets that include the steamer unit, a water tank with integrated ion filter, and 4 machine-washable flex helmets

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

We greatly appreciate your support! Use this option to pay what you wish. 

16 Supporters
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200.00 USD
Angel Donor - Early Access to Steamer

Featured Reward: THANK YOU for supporting our black-owned businesses and helping us launch! You will receive a ONE full collapsible mist steamer premium package set that includes the steamer unit, a water tank with integrated ion filter and 4 machine-washable flex helmets

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13 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Early Supporter

 A personal THANK YOU for supporting our black-owned businesses and helping us launch!

34 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Super Fan!

As a thank you for your donation, your name will be listed on our website as an early supporter.

27 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
VIP - 25% Discount

THANK YOU for supporting our black-owned businesses and helping us launch! You will receive a one-time 25% discount on a mist steamer that never expires

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4 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Dedicated Investor - Two Steamers

THANK YOU for supporting our black-owned businesses and helping us launch! You will receive the product bundle, pre-sale access to the SOTRO Hair Steamer, and grandfathered early bird pricing for the purchase of up to two (2) SOTRO steamers within a year of launch. 

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1 Supporter
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1,000.00 USD
Dream Maker - Three Steamers

THANK YOU for supporting our black-owned businesses and helping us launch! You will receive THREE full collapsible mist steamer premium package sets that include the steamer unit, a water tank with integrated ion filter, and 4 machine-washable flex helmets

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