Cruelty Free Skincare & Waxing in San Francisco

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Help to open San Francisco's newest cruelty-free, vegan-friendly skin care and waxing destination!
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Vanessa Ramirez
Small Business
San Francisco, California
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Hi! My name is Vanessa Elise, and I am a licensed Esthetician with a passion for healthy skin, beautiful brows, and helping clients look and feel their best. I have 8 years of experience as a skin therapist and beauty educator, and take pride in offering my clients powerful results in a comfortable, relaxing environment.

I am a strong believer in making educated, compassionate choices in life, and my philosophy when it comes to professional skincare is that it should be effective, enjoyable, and cruelty-free; not one, or two of those things, but ALL of them. Because of my commitment to these principles, in 2013, I began the process of starting my own skincare and waxing practice, using only vegan, cruelty-free, professional facial and waxing products in San Francisco.

I currently rent space in another Esthetician's office one day a week, and am looking to move into my own studio, where I can offer my signature skin treatments and expert eyebrow artistry full-time. That's where this campaign comes in- I can't do it on my own! 

 

What We Need & What You Get

If this campagin looks a little familiar to you, that's because it is! Last year, I ran a campaign to help cover the costs of starting my business, with a very lofty goal. While I did have some amazing contributors, the goal was not reached, but I was able to put the funds raised towards getting the ball rolling. 

In order to make the move to my own studio space, I am trying to raise at least $2,000 to help offset some of the anticipated costs. These include purchasing furniture and equipment for the studio, acquiring the necessary licenses, and making a deposit and first month's rental payment on a space. $2,000 is not going to fully cover these expenses, but it would be enough to get started. This campaign is all-or-nothing, meaning if I do not raise the full amount, your contribution will be refunded to you.

Check out the awesome perks, which include discounts on services & products, complimentary treatments & products, and more! Perks will be redeemable once the goal is reached, but if you just can't wait to have the Vanessa Elise Skincare experience, you can always book an appointment with me before then!

 

The Impact

I honestly believe that every single compassionate choice we make has an impact, especially when we makes those choices as consumers. Choosing cruelty-free sends a message to cosmetics manufactures, and by supporting my campaign, you are helping to create necessary change in the beauty industry. 

If you're not familiar with the term "cruelty-free", or the implications of animal testing for cosmetics, the following links are excellent resources. 

- http://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/en/the-issue/animal-tests-and-alternatives
- http://www.logicalharmony.net/cruelty-free-vs-vegan/#axzz2u1L6d5Ns

Aside from that, by contributing to this campaign, you are also supporting a small, woman-owned and operated business that, through providing caring and customized skin care and beauty services, helps other men and women look and feel their best.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you believe in this campaign, please help me get the word out! Share my link on Facebook, Twitter, and in your personal networks. 

Another great way to show your support is to book an appointment with me, and refer your friends. It all helps!


If you want to learn more about me and what I do, you can find me on the following sites.

- http://styleseat.com/vanessaelise - a menu of services, photos of my work, and client reviews
- http://facebook.com/vanessaeliseskincare
- http://linkedin.com/in/vanessaelise 
- http://vanaelise.tumblr.com
- http://pinterest.com/vanaelise
- http://instagram.com/missvanessaelise

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$1,156USD
raised by 15 people in 1 month
58% funded
0 time left
$2,000 USD goal
Fixed Funding This campaign did not meet its $2,000USD funding goal by the deadline.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on April 7, 2014
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  • $1USD
    Thank You!

    Every dollar helps get me closer to my goal, so thank you!

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    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $10USD
    Hurraw!

    Hurraw! Lip Balms are organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and amazing, and you'll get one all for yourself when you choose this perk.

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  • $25USD
    25% Off

    Choose this perk, and get 25% off your next appointment at Vanessa Elise Skincare. Use it for anything - facials, waxing, and/or products.

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  • $50USD
    Brows, brows, brows!

    Find out what good brows can do for you! Choose this perk for an eyebrow shaping and tint, on the house.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $60USD
    Get Glowing

    See what it's all about with 30-minute mini-facial at Vanessa Elise Skincare. Customized for your skin using professional strength, cruelty-free, and vegan products, it will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $75USD
    Fountain of Youth

    Choose this perk and I will send you a full size bottle of the amazing Acai & DMAE Firming Serum from Dawn Lorraine Conscious Skincare. Packed with anti-oxidants and clinically proven active ingredients, this product combines the best of nature and science for maximum results.

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  • $100USD
    bt-Cocktail Kit

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  • $150USD
    25/5

    Choose this perk and save 25% on your next 5 visits to Vanessa Elise Skincare. You can apply the discount to your entire ticket, including all products and services.

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    50/5

    Choose this perk and receive 50% off your entire ticket for your next 5 visits to Vanessa Elise Skincare. Get as many products and treatments as you want, and save 50% on all of it!

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $1,000USD
    VIP Status

    You are amazing! Choosing this perk entitles you to 50% off all services at Vanessa Elise Skincare for one whole year!

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $2,000USD
    The Royal Treatment

    That's it, you are officially the best EVER! How could I ever thank you? How about complimentary services for one whole year?

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