I am LaToya Jones, the owner of L. Jones Salon. After years of making my passion for doing hair my career, I then decided to start my own hair care line. It began as me wanting to create a deep moisturizer because I had many clients who suffered from extremely dry hair. I was not particularly thrilled with what I was currently trying so I figured how hard could it be to formulate one of my own? After many failed attempts and several moments of wanting to give up, I created a formula that I actually really loved. I began using it on myself and loving the results. This led to me using it on my clients. After they also started loving the product they then began asking me where all of the other products were like the shampoo and other conditioners. This led me to create an entire line of products, which is called Silk Hydration by L. Jones. It has been about two years since I began making Silk Hydration by L. Jones in my very own kitchen and over that time period I went from selling it only to my clients to also extending that to my blog readers as well. Now I would like to take the next step in exposing my products to the world by trying to get them sold on Amazon which is the number one retailer right now, even topping Walmart! Usually it is pretty easy to sell things on Amazon because all you have to do is sign up for an account and start selling but because I actually manufacture my own products Amazon requires them to be tested in an independent third party laboratory to be deemed safe for consumers to use. Once I began speaking to different labs I quickly realized that having your items tested is not cheap! This is where you come in. To have ONE item tested is $1200 and each additional item is $850. I currently have seven items in the line that I would like tested as soon as possible. This equates to $6300. I also have three more items that I plan on lauching within the next month which will also have to be tested before being sold on Amazon. After that I have five more collections that will be made and need to be sent for testing. It seems like a lot and the cost actually exceeds $20K but I am confident that if I get most of the items available for purchase on Amazon that sales will pick up enough to cover the rest. As of right now I need $6300 within the next three months to go ahead and get the first seven items tested. This means a lot to me because Silk Hydration by L. Jones is basically like my third baby. I have literally seen this company go from a simple idea, to one product, to seven, with MANY more coming behind it. I am very happy to be able to have the opportunity to share my products with so many more people and would be extremely thankful and grateful for any help that is given. No contribution is too small! I appreciate each and every single penny in advance! Thank you!