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#TexturedHairMatters

CosmoSafe is giving beauty education a makeover to help black beauty professionals and the textured hair clients they serve.

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Campaign Ends on November 30, 2020

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Does "Textured Hair Matters" mean that straight hair doesn't?

    No. Every American stylist is already classically trained on how to "slay" straight hair. So, we simply believe millions of Americans (of all races) who have textured hair also deserve stylists that are confident in working with their hair. We also believe the stylist who have textured hair deserve training that reflects them, just like women with straight hair have had for over a century. 

  • Does CosmoSafe only serve black beauticians?

    No. While CosmoSafe is owned by black women, our business is focused on the future of work & learning in beauty for everyone.  We fill gaps in beauty education to serve all beauty professionals. However, we also recognized that black women and people with textured hair are currently struggling with content, access, affordability, and legislation that harms them right now. This negatively impacts salon clients with textured hair who struggle finding stylists in the beauty industry. Our current project, The #TexturedHairMatters Campaign, can provide a viable solution to this problem. CosmoSafe also has a "Beauty-preneurship" Course and other curriculums that we'll launch soon.

  • Do you believe in “de-regulating” the cosmetology industry to make room for textured hair curriculums?

    No. Regulations are important in beauty for public health and safety. However, we believe the current cosmetology market is OVER regulated and misses the market when it comes to fair, equitable, diverse, and inclusive legislation and content.

    One day, we hope the beauty industry will take notes from colleges and use a credit based system, with required minimum credits in health and safety skills. This would allow people to take specialized artistic paths that prepare them for different types of work available in beauty.

  • Are you an accredited education institution?

    CosmoSafe is an early stage education technology firm that develops and publishes printed and digital content and programs for individuals, organizations, companies, and schools to use. Much like a textbook, accreditation isn’t required for our material to be impactful in the market right now. States can recommend our program, schools are allowed to use our content, and individuals can complete self directed training without accreditation until we gain accreditation.

  • Will I be considered an equity investor in CosmoSafe? If so, what’s my return?

    The iFundWomen platform prohibits financial incentives, like equity and ownership in a company. The process is designed to give women the same, debt free, opportunities that men have had for years  in the VC space. By contributing you’ll be participating in our early stage “friends & family round” of funding to help us get to the next level and be able to access VC funding in the future. Your support is viewed more as a grant.

  • How can I learn more about the history of textured hair, cosmetology and race in America?

    You can read an interactive story on American Cosmetology here: 

    www.TexturedHairMatters.com.

    We hope you find this content and history informative. 

Ash Kaluarachchi
09/30/2020
Formation
$100
Aundrey Flewellen
09/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$15
Linh Lingenfelter
09/24/2020
Don't Touch My Hair
$150
Kenn
09/23/2020
Monetary Contribution
$40
09/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Tremeda Martin
09/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Marla porter
09/20/2020
Monetary Contribution
$5
Steph Larsen
09/20/2020
Monetary Contribution
$15
Mable
09/19/2020
Formation
$75
Taylor
09/19/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

ANY AMOUNT YOU CHOOSE, that you believe will help create a brighter future for black beauty professionals and the clients they serve! This is for those who know the struggle is REAL for black women in beauty (and for those with textured hair)!

37 Supporters
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75.00 USD
Formation

Our "Formation Level" supporters receive 40% off of a future CosmoSafe Online Course. Gift this discount a beauty pro you know or use it for yourself. Redeemable when our #TexturedHairMatters course is launched.

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300.00 USD
Lemonade

Our "Lemonade Level" supporters will receive a Textured Hair Matters Hoodie and a product from D.I.D. Nail Paint, the eco-friendly, black owned, nail polish line that Solange wore on the Met Gala Red Carpet. Items will be shipped once the campaign closes. 

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550.00 USD
B!ack Level

Our "B!ack Level" supporters will receive a specially printed, limited edition, copy of #TexturedHairMatters book along with D.I.D Nail Paints. The polish will ship once the campaign closes and the book will be shipped upon completion.

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2,500.00 USD
Freedom Level

Our "Freedom Level" supporters will be written in history as helping black & textured women with telling and controlling our "HairStory." You'll receive a specially printed, limited edition, copy of the #TexturedHairMatters textbook with your name printed on dedicated page as a sponsored partner. We'll also send you a fun beauty box with goodies, which includes a #TexturedHairMatters T-shirt. Beauty box will ship once the campaign closes and the book will be shipped upon completion.

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0 Supporters
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10,000.00 USD
Unity Level

"Unity Level" supporters will experience a creative collaboration with team CosmoSafe as we build and create history in beauty education. You'll have a chance to be a part of our creation process as we build this innovative programming. You'll receive exclusive behind the scenes access to help us design and develop the final product. You'll receive a specially printed, limited edition, copy of the #TexturedHairMatters textbook with your name printed on dedicated page as a sponsored partner. Lastly, you'll also receive a virtual makeup tutorial with a beauty influencer that you can gift or use for yourself. 

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25,000.00 USD
For The Culture Level

Our "For the Culture Level" supporters are angels who believe in our team, our mission, and who want to see us win. You'll receive the "Lemonade" & "Freedom Fighter" Level perks. You'll also become a trusted advisor to us on our road to scaling this startup. We'll arrange a founders dinner to be held in Houston, Boston, or New York so we can connect with you. 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

ANY AMOUNT YOU CHOOSE, that you believe will help create a brighter future for black beauty professionals and the clients they serve! This is for those who know the struggle is REAL for black women in beauty (and for those with textured hair)!

37 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Formation

Our "Formation Level" supporters receive 40% off of a future CosmoSafe Online Course. Gift this discount a beauty pro you know or use it for yourself. Redeemable when our #TexturedHairMatters course is launched.

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11 Supporters
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300.00 USD
Lemonade

Our "Lemonade Level" supporters will receive a Textured Hair Matters Hoodie and a product from D.I.D. Nail Paint, the eco-friendly, black owned, nail polish line that Solange wore on the Met Gala Red Carpet. Items will be shipped once the campaign closes. 

30 Left
0 Supporters
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550.00 USD
B!ack Level

Our "B!ack Level" supporters will receive a specially printed, limited edition, copy of #TexturedHairMatters book along with D.I.D Nail Paints. The polish will ship once the campaign closes and the book will be shipped upon completion.

15 Left
0 Supporters
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2,500.00 USD
Freedom Level

Our "Freedom Level" supporters will be written in history as helping black & textured women with telling and controlling our "HairStory." You'll receive a specially printed, limited edition, copy of the #TexturedHairMatters textbook with your name printed on dedicated page as a sponsored partner. We'll also send you a fun beauty box with goodies, which includes a #TexturedHairMatters T-shirt. Beauty box will ship once the campaign closes and the book will be shipped upon completion.

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
Unity Level

"Unity Level" supporters will experience a creative collaboration with team CosmoSafe as we build and create history in beauty education. You'll have a chance to be a part of our creation process as we build this innovative programming. You'll receive exclusive behind the scenes access to help us design and develop the final product. You'll receive a specially printed, limited edition, copy of the #TexturedHairMatters textbook with your name printed on dedicated page as a sponsored partner. Lastly, you'll also receive a virtual makeup tutorial with a beauty influencer that you can gift or use for yourself. 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
25,000.00 USD
For The Culture Level

Our "For the Culture Level" supporters are angels who believe in our team, our mission, and who want to see us win. You'll receive the "Lemonade" & "Freedom Fighter" Level perks. You'll also become a trusted advisor to us on our road to scaling this startup. We'll arrange a founders dinner to be held in Houston, Boston, or New York so we can connect with you. 

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0 Supporters
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