Toni from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran working hard to start my own salon! I'm close & need basic gear to open

I have 20 yrs experience as a nail tech & aesthetician. I'm ready to start my own salon but need to replace equipment stolen during my move to Chicago


I'm a veteran of the US Army Reserves and a Beauty Professional with over 20 years of experience as a Nail Technician and Aesthetician (both in medical and cosmetology settings). When I relocated to Chicago, I lost some of my equipment and I would love to get back to the business of beauty because it is what I enjoy doing and it’s where my heart is.

My goal is to refresh my skills in a salon so that I can go back to work and take steps toward entrepreneurship.

I need supplies to begin the work again as a nail technician and aesthetician equipment to provide proper beauty services.

Meeting this need will help me get into a salon where you must bring your own tools. It will give me a new chance to develop my skills and fulfill my passion for the beauty industry.

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$110of $700

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Validated by Joanna from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

Toni has been working with CCL for over a year on her financial and employment goals. She is a very thorough, reliable and determined woman. Toni has very clear goals, a long history of experience in the beauty industry and a passion like no other for looking and feeling amazing! Receiving this help to get the rest of her equipment to live her dream of entrepreneurship in the beauty industry after serving our country will be a major life changer for Toni!

About Joanna

I am a Business Solutions Coach that works to make connections with employers and match them with the clients that we are helping to find employment. I also conduct mock interviews, workshops, and host hiring events.