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TRADiiES
Location: 3903 S Congress Ave #41553,78704, Austin, Texas, United States United States
Founded in: 2018
Stage: Post-launch
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 08/2018, Seed: $390 k (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Short URL: vator.co/tradiies
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TRADiiES

The Linkedin for the beauty industry
Startup/business
Austin, Texas, United States United States
http://www.tradiies.com

A career platform for beauty professionals to access a targeted & trusted network, easier access to jobs and education to navigate their careers.

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Company description

TRADiiES is a B2B marketplace & LinkedIn style platform for beauty professionals that radically improves upon existing options for job posting & career growth.

TRADiiES is a platform supporting the full career lifecycle of a beauty professional allowing them to create a digital resume, post jobs, hire from a trusted network, and an easier way to find education.

For the individual, we are a digital resume builder and career coach. For the salon owner we are a trusted network of candidates and business tools.

Our mobile app is a freemium model, with 7 monetization streams. We charge salon owners $35 to post a job for 30 days (cheaper than what they currently pay on Craigslist), $200 for unlimited job postings (6 months), and $500 for unlimited job postings (1 year). We have a subscription model for both the business & individual. We charge individuals to push their digital portfolio to a salon not on the app for a fee. We charge for sponsored advertising.


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Team
  • April Dominguez
    April Dominguez | Founder
    Founder/CEO of TRADiiES. Passionate about motivating women to ask for what they deserve & bringing necessary tech resources to an underserved industry. Obsessed with self development, awareness and creating solutions.
  • Nikki Dominguez
    Nikki Dominguez | Founder
    Nikki brings a decade of experience in the salon industry. Her career in beauty spans from working behind the chair to education development, franchising salons, and nationwide salon consulting.
  • Michael Barnes
    Michael Barnes | Advisor
Business model

Our mobile app is a freemium model, with 7 monetization streams. We charge salon owners $35 to post a job for 30 days (cheaper than what they currently pay on Craigslist), $200 for unlimited job postings (6 months), and $500 for unlimited job postings (1 year). We have a subscription model for both the business & individual. We charge individuals to push their portfolio to a salon not on the app for a fee. We charge for sponsored advertising. 

Competitive advantage

The core focus for nearly all businesses in the beauty industry has historically been consumer facing or cosmetic product focused. Think: StyleSeat (a client booking system), MindBody (a software to promote/grow businesses), Glossier & Kylie Cosmetics (cosmetic products). While the beauty industry continues to climb at double the rate of other U.S. jobs, businesses continue to focus on consumers and products. Who is focusing on the career success of individuals working in the beauty industry?   

TRADiiES is the only platform servicing individuals working in the beauty labor market. For the first time, a beauty professional has access to a simplified digital resume builder. For the first time, a beauty professional can build a professional online presence. For the first time, a beauty professional can receive written recognition that attaches to their individual name, rather than attaching to the salon (unlike Yelp). 

TRADiiES intends to increase the industry’s business acumen, professional stature, visibility and growth opportunities. By providing a technology focal point for beauty professionals, TRADiiES creates the ability for professionals to discover and scale their individual opportunities on a local and global level.