Facials and Body Enhancement Treatments for ALL

Health + Wellness , Build Her Business , COVID-19
Edmonton

C$3,348

C$3.3K
33%
 
Funded Of C$10,000 Goal
33% Raised
Health + Wellness,Build Her Business,COVID-19 Category
For Profit Type
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Buy Black Girl-ing Book, Get 20% off any service!

Buy Black Girl-ing Book, Get 20% off any service!

Pledge: C$10.00
In the spirit of BLM, get 20% off all of our services when you get a copy of Edmonton's author, Kaydeen Wright's book 'Black Girl-ing'. Black Girl-ing voices the conscious and subconscious concerns, hopes, fears, and understandings that are relatable to many black girls and women.
In the spirit of BLM, get 20% off all of our services when you get a copy of Edmonton's author, Kaydeen Wright's book 'Black Girl-ing'. Black Girl-ing voices the conscious and subconscious concerns, hopes, fears, and understandings that are relatable to many black girls and women.
Pledge: C$10.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-08-01
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Donate Facial to an Essential Worker plus FREE Face Mask from KYN Apparel ($20 value)

Donate Facial to an Essential Worker plus FREE Face Mask from KYN Apparel ($20 value)

Pledge: C$157.00
We want to say thank you to all of our essential workers who have been working tirelessly through this pandemic. Donate a facial to an essential worker and we will be happy to give them a relaxing facial helping them to destress. When you donate you will get a FREE Face Mask ($20 value) with filter from local designer KYN Apparel.
We want to say thank you to all of our essential workers who have been working tirelessly through this pandemic. Donate a facial to an essential worker and we will be happy to give them a relaxing facial helping them to destress. When you donate you will get a FREE Face Mask ($20 value) with filter from local designer KYN Apparel.
Pledge: C$157.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-05-15
3 of 18 Boosted
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Buy a Facial, get a free LIP and EYE mask

Buy a Facial, get a free LIP and EYE mask

Pledge: C$132.00
Come and get a customized facial with us topped off with a FREE lip and eye masks. Our facials include: Hydrating facial, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Brightening Facials, Men's Facial, Deep Pore Facials, Acne Facials and LED Light Therapy Facial. In Calgary? We will be there once a month to pamper you! So secure your spot now.
Come and get a customized facial with us topped off with a FREE lip and eye masks. Our facials include: Hydrating facial, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Brightening Facials, Men's Facial, Deep Pore Facials, Acne Facials and LED Light Therapy Facial. In Calgary? We will be there once a month to pamper you! So secure your spot now.
Pledge: C$132.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-08-29
6 of 10 Boosted
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Vagacial

Vagacial

Pledge: C$157.00
Want a pretty kitty? This treatment will help you get rid of razor bumps, discolouration and irritation to help you get a silky smooth bikini area. To get optimal results, a Brazilian wax must be done 7-10 days before a vagacial! Please call us to book an appointment.
Want a pretty kitty? This treatment will help you get rid of razor bumps, discolouration and irritation to help you get a silky smooth bikini area. To get optimal results, a Brazilian wax must be done 7-10 days before a vagacial! Please call us to book an appointment.
Pledge: C$157.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-08-29
4 of 10 Boosted
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Skin Consultation

Skin Consultation

Pledge: C$20.00
Need help with achieving your skincare goals? Our Certified Medical Esthetician will establish a solid skincare routine for you after assessing your skin type, skincare routine and skin goals. You are just $20 away from your skin goals!
Need help with achieving your skincare goals? Our Certified Medical Esthetician will establish a solid skincare routine for you after assessing your skin type, skincare routine and skin goals. You are just $20 away from your skin goals!
Pledge: C$20.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-06-01
3 of 10 Boosted
Thumbnail of: 3 Facial or Vagacial plus FREE Hydrojelly Mask Application

3 Facial or Vagacial plus FREE Hydrojelly Mask Application

3 Facial or Vagacial plus FREE Hydrojelly Mask Application

Pledge: C$394.00
EXCLUSIVE to ATB BoostR, get 20% off when you buy the package of 3! Usually, we only offer packages of 6, but we want to be extra nice. PLUS, we will add in a FREE Hydrojelly Mask application. In Calgary? Secure 3 consecutive spots with this deal to get your skin glowing!
EXCLUSIVE to ATB BoostR, get 20% off when you buy the package of 3! Usually, we only offer packages of 6, but we want to be extra nice. PLUS, we will add in a FREE Hydrojelly Mask application. In Calgary? Secure 3 consecutive spots with this deal to get your skin glowing!
Pledge: C$394.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-08-29
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Campaign Description

This campaign will provide current and prospective clients with the opportunity to get their hands on our services at a great deal. Our short term goal is to remain sustainable and keep our doors open to provide people with varying levels of melanin with a safe space for facials and body treatments. Our medium term goal is to have POP-UPS across Alberta to provide these services to men and women in different cities and towns across Alberta.

Our Campaign

The Melanin Studio Ltd Campaign 

At The Melanin Studio Ltd., we’re experts in skin and body care for all. We combine medical technology and skincare expertise to enhance the skin of men and women with all levels of melanin—the pigment naturally found in the skin of all humans that gives us our colour and protects us from the sun. We offer customized facials and body treatments that leave all our clients with healthy, glowing skin.

This campaign will provide current and prospective clients with the opportunity to get their hands on our services at a great deal. Our short-term goal is to remain sustainable so we can continue to provide Edmonton residents of all skin tones and types with a safe space for facials and body treatments. 

Are you in Calgary and want to experience these treatments? Once a month we will host pop-up spas in Calgary. So, feel free to purchase rewards for you and your closest friends so we can pamper you when we come to Calgary. Don't wait too long to secure your spot. We can only accept a limited number of clients.

The deals will not be available after the campaign closes. So get your rewards. Because let’s face it, our skins and bodies deserve some TLC for the year we’ve been having.

Thank you our Essential Workers

Thank you to our Essential Workers

COVID-19 has affected us all, and through these trying times, it's heart-warming to see how Albertans have come together to support each other. The Melanin Studio Team is thankful that the ATB BoostR is giving small businesses like ours the opportunity to seek the support of our community too. 

In the spirit of paying it forward and in alignment with our core values of inclusivity, community, and self-love, we want to be sure that we extend all the support we receive to our essential workers. That’s why this campaign will allow you to not only pre-purchase services for yourself, but donate a facial to an essential worker as well. 

Stay tuned for the raffle at the end of our campaign to see who are the lucky winners!

The Story of Melanin Studio Ltd.

The Melanin Studio Story 

Megan Vernon (MBA, MSc, BA, CME) is a Certified Medical Esthetician and the founder of The Melanin Studio Ltd. A native of the Caribbean island of Jamaica, Megan moved to Alberta to complete her MBA and MSc at the Alberta School of Business. Though she is the only member of the Vernon family here, Alberta is her home, and she started The Melanin Studio Ltd. to share her passion with her new community. 

The Melanin Studio Ltd. was founded with an understanding that self-care is a necessity for all. For women, who play the roles of mothers, sisters and friends, taking care of others before they take care of themselves. And for men, who spend so much time being a solid support system but rarely taking the time to be pampered. The Melanin Studio Ltd provides men and women of all complexions with a space to destress, relax, and glow unapologetically. 

Though we had to close our doors temporarily due to COVID-19, we are confident in the support of our loyal clients and the Edmonton and broader Albertan communities. We are now open and are excited to serve our community.

Meet the Team

Megan Vernon

Megan Vernon

Founder

Megan Vernon (MBA, MSc, BA, CME) is a the owner of The Melanin Studio Ltd. Her passion is to help people become the best version of themselves. Alberta is her home, ever since she moved here 4 years ago to complete her Master's degree at The University of Alberta, she was connected to the culture and the sense of community! She wants to share her passion with her fellow Albertans so that she could continue to help men and women Glow Unapologetically.

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Kaydeen Wright (B.Ed, M.Ed)

Kaydeen Wright (B.Ed, M.Ed)

Esthetician

Kaydeen Wright has the most gentle touch ever! That's why she is a Facialist and our Chief Extraction Specialist! Ever watched Dr Pimple Popper? Well, that's Kaydeen! While she works with us, she is a student at The University of Alberta completing her Masters in Education (M.Ed).

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Jul 7, 2020

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The Melanin Studio Ltd was a guest on Top Draw's #SocialActsofKindness Live - How to Be an Ally

Thank you Top Draw for having us on your Social Acts of Kindness Live on June 11, 2020. 

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Jul 2, 2020

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Highlight from CTV News

Thank you CTV News for highlighting us as a Black Business in Edmonton. 

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Jul 2, 2020

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Catherine Griwkowsky from AB Today tweeted about our campaign

Thank you Catherine Griwkowsky for Tweeting about our campaign. 

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Jul 7, 2020

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National Black Coalition of Canada Society (NBCC)

Thank you for featuring us in your blog!

To check out theblog post, click this link http://www.nbccedmonton.ca/support-the-melanin-studio/

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Jul 2, 2020

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Feature in Global News

Thank you Morgan Black for our feature in Global News.

Here is the link to the story: https://globalnews.ca/news/7027673/how-to-support-local-black-owned-businesses/

 

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Jul 2, 2020

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Feature in Edmonton Journal

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May 25, 2020

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Filming the campaign

We recorded this campaign video with the help of Adriel Rosenfeldt, @Strenneth on Instagram. It was such a fabulous day and we are honoured to get the support of our friends.

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May 8, 2020
Project launched

FAQs

When will I be able to get my facial or vagacial?

Once we reopen, you’ll be the first to know, and we’ll give you a call so you can lock in your preferred appointment date.

 

Who am I donating the facial to?

Your facial will be donated to an essential worker. Over the course of our campaign, we asked our Albertan community to nominate essential workers. You could. check out our instagram to see the nomniated Essential Workers. At the end of the campaign, the team at The Melanin Studio Ltd will have a raffle to choose the lucky winners.

How do I nominate an essential worker?

If you have a special someone in mind, send us an email us at themelaninstudio@gmail.com with the name, occupation, which city they live in and why you think this essential worker should get a free facial. At the end of the campaign, the team at The Melanin Studio Ltd. will identify the essential workers who will be given this treat. 

Are taxes included?

Yes, taxes are included in all of your purchases.

When will I get my mini-facial?

You could book a time with us by calling 7807070205.

When will I get my Black Girl-ing book?

At the end of the campaign, we could arrange for pick-up or you could get the copy of your book the day of your appointment. 

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