I am a hairstylist looking to start my own product line that consists of children's shampoos and conditioners and shower gels (and eventually expand to body lotions, nail polishes, and lip sticks ((all targeted toward kids )) ).
To accomplish this, a formulator needs to be hired as I am a hairstylist not a chemist. I have researched about all of this for a few months now so I know the basics and have a few guidelines that I'd like them to follow but for the most part need to hire someone (or a company) to formulate these products for me.
So I guess the question in a nutshell is HOW DO I DO THIS AND WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF HIRING SOMEONE TO FORMULATE?
Who are some good contacts for this job? And am I looking for a one man job kind of person or do I contact a company and how do I go about contacting them?
I just don't know where to look and is a little overwhelming. Once the communication is in place, I can have things more finalized and other needs met.
What is the average price of this? Does it go by up front $x,000 for each product, or go by hourly charge?
Thank you guys for your guidance and patience in advance.