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By Sequoia Leopold
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About this project

A little history...

I have spent the last 13 years learning about sunless tanning since I purchased my first 'at home' system in 2003.  Over the past decade I have researched products and equipment, learning from talented industry professionals around the country and using my poor friends as guinea pigs.    Flawless Beauty Bars has been making our guests feel and look beautiful for 8 successful years in Kirkland.  We have clients travel from all over the Pacific Northwest for our flawless services, and now we think it is time to expand our services to Seattle and beyond.    


Our goals...

Our goal is to extend our flawless services we currently provide in Kirkland to their own unique space in Seattle where our environment is welcoming and  beauty is celebrated, not preached or judged, and we need your support.

We have secured a lease on a small loft space in the heart of South Lake Union.  South Lake Union has seen incredible growth over the last few years, and we have had our eyes on a particular space which finally came available.  We were in the right place at the right time to snag this coveted spot and we can't wait to share it with you.

A fun addition to our new location is a 'Flawless Wall of Fame' lining our stairway.  Lining our stairway will be plaques with a kiss lip print and the signature of each of you.  We will be reminded each day of everyone who made this dream possible!  

Flawless Wall of Fame Plaque
Flawless Wall of Fame Plaque

Our Interior Design Plans...

The design concept is being created and refined by talented designer Amber Lancaster (based in LA).  Amber has designed beautiful spaces throughout California and has offered her talents to us, because of her true belief in our concept. 

Nine Zero One Salon Los Angeles designed by Amber Lancaster Interiors
Nine Zero One Salon Los Angeles designed by Amber Lancaster Interiors

How The Money Will Be Used...

Our number one expense is the proper display for all of our products and tools.  Our goal is to make the space inviting and comfortable for guests to experience beauty without intimidation and the first step is the proper display and access to our beauty products and tools for both our clients and our artists 

Display and tester designs are expensive and need to be customized to represent the Flawless Beauty Bars philosophy.  Ease of access to the products, a sanitary way of displaying testers and tools and not to mention making it all look really really pretty.

We are also fundraising for lighting.  We have such limited time with our natural light here in Washington and lighting in our industry is incredibly important to our clients and our artists.  Designing and installing lighting that will assist in the services Flawless Beauty Bars will provide.


The Flawless Beauty Bars 'Why'...

Our concept is creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere where clients want to gather and enjoy all the fun aspects of the beauty industry without the pressure or intimidation or crowding of a large department store or mall.  We truly believe that with your support we can be successful in our expansion vision.

While the results of all beauty services are extremely important, my personal success has been built not on talent, but on my ability to communicate with my clients to ensure I understand their vision and during the process, providing top quality service so they enjoy their time. My philosophy has always been 10% talent / 90% listening.  I can't wait to listen to the Seattle clients and find out what they want out of beauty!

Risks and challenges

There are always risks that come with the expansion of a business, and the salon/spa industry has a very scary failure rate. However we feel confident given Flawless Beauty Bars success in Kirkland the last eight year we will be able to bring our concept to Seattle and thrive.

While Seattle is an intimidating endeavor (different employment laws, difficulty with parking and traffic, and saturation of all beauty businesses) I feel that our brand comes with an excellent reputation and we provide a unique mixture of services and equally important, a welcoming environment to our clients. As the owner, I am nervous but excited about this opportunity.

The biggest struggle I have right now is my own capital limitations. While I have been putting in countless hours of work and labor myself to make this location beautiful, I've reached the point where the remaining work that is needed is simply beyond my skill set.

I have done my homework and I have partnered with an amazing team which will implement my creative vision for this space.

I believe that the combination of experience, creativity, passion, and your support, together can make Flawless Seattle into the beautiful studio our clients deserve by May 2017.

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    Wall of Fame Plaque

    Be part of our Flawless Wall of Fame. You will receive 3 cards to 'Kiss and Sign' along with an envelope to send it back. We will create a mosaic of these at our new Seattle location.

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    Wall of Fame Plaque w/ Lipstick

    Be part of our Flawless Wall of Fame. You will receive 3 cards to 'Kiss This and Sign' along with a lipstick of your choosing and an envelope to send it back. We will create a mosaic of these at our new Seattle location.

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    Signature Flawless Tank

    Fitted Flawless Tank top in black with our signature statement on the back 'Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can wear'.
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    Teen Makeup Lesson

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    Makeup Application

    Perfectly customized makeup application including airbrush foundation and false individual lashes if desired.
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    Over 40 Makeup Lesson with Sequoia

    One on one makeup lesson with Flawless Beauty Bars founder Sequoia Leopold. This is the only chance to book a private makeup lesson with Sequoia at either Seattle or Kirkland locations.

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    3 Blowouts

    Three blowouts at our new Seattle location with light styling. These never expire and you will look flawless for a fabulous weekend of events.
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    3 Airbrush Tans

    Three customized Airbrush Tans at either Seattle or Kirkland location with one of our talented Flawless technicians.
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    Flawless Jogger Sweats

    Signature Flawless jogger sweat pants perfect for post tan attire in Seattle.
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    Revive Yourself

    Choose three of your favorite services...
    Airbrush Tan
    Makeup Lesson
    Facial Peel
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    Lip Stick of the Month

    Receive a lip stick, lip gloss, or lip conditioner each month after you choose your favorite color category.
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    Senior Portrait Beauty Package

    We know you will keep these photos forever and send them to everyone. Look flawless! Full makeup with false lashes (if desired), blow out and hair styling, custom airbrush tan.

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    Completely customized professional makeup application for any occasion. Includes flawless finish airbrush foundation as well as false eye lashes for the day if desired.
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    Mother and Daughter Package

    Mothers Day is coming up, why not do something together. Joint makeup lesson and application with blow out and hair styling.
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    Flawless Beauty Makeup Brush Set

    Flawless Beauty Makeup Brush Set of 10 of our favorite brushes for flawless makeup application. Including a black makeup brush holder.
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    Lash Extensions for Your Wedding

    Full set of traditional faux mink lash extensions plus 3 fills. This is perfect for your summer vacations or for any bride.
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    12 Airbrush Tans

    Tan once a month and have a glow all year, or use them up during the summer months, you choose. Just $18 per tan, you cant go wrong with that.
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    Additionally receive 5 enhancements (prep-spray, fragrances, or DHA upgrades)

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    Summer of Tanning

    4 Months of unlimited airbrush tanning between June and September. Great value and we know you want to be glowing bronzed those months.
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    Beauty Party for 5

    5 friends enjoy 3 services each, makeup application, blow out, airbrush tan.
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    Monthly Blow Out

    One blow out every month for a year. The service rolls over to the next month if you cant make it in.
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    Makeup Lesson Party

    Learn fabulous makeup tips, tricks, and techniques from the Flawless Beauty Bars professionals with up to 5 of your closest friends.
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    Clients Choice Monthly Service

    You choose a service a each month for a year, blow out, lash extensions fill, makeup application, airbrush tan. Start this anytime after the delivery date and you can use any service once a month for a year.

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    Unlimited Tanning for One Year

    Unlimited airbrush tanning with our original solution for an entire year.
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    Unlimited Eye Lash Extensions

    One year of eye lash extensions. Full set applied if needed and a year of complimentary fills at either location.
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    Unlimited Services One Year

    Unlimited airbrush tanning, eye lash extensions, makeup applications, and hair styling for one year at either location.
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