What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
I remember selling all my toys at 8 years old so that I could purchase a lawnmower from the local pawnshop to start a landscaping business. I hired all my friends to work for me and paid them every Friday after school. I’d iron the cash so that it was nice and crisp, and I’d put it in white envelopes and hand them out like a real payday. Thinking back its pretty funny but it goes to show I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. I’ve always been a go getter.
Tell us about your company and products.
Beard Daddy LLC is a rising male cosmetics brand specializing in exclusive all natural beard grooming products. We nurture healthy beards while building confidence with the use of aromatherapy.
In such a competitive industry, what makes your products different from others?
The Beard Daddy Collection combines functionality, efficacy and aromatic artistry to create a line of sensory inducing beard oils designed to penetrate each follicle. Our blend of vitamin and nutrient rich oils are infused with aromatic accords designed and crafted by a certified artisanal and aromatherapeutic perfumiest.
How has men's grooming evolved over time?
The world of men’s grooming is evolving fast. I remember the first time I grew my beard out about a decade ago, all my friends asking me if I was trying to look older. At that time, you only saw older guys rocking longer beards, but now long beards are in style for men of all ages. The most popular men’s grooming products back then were shaving products and deodorant. Now you’ll see entire aisles dedicated to men’s grooming products in supermarkets. Men have started to care more about their appearance and are starting to take self-care more seriously; It’s certainly become more of a trend.
What does success look like for you?
Thinking back to my initial need for quality grooming products and to now have tangible beard grooming products that people enjoy using and benefit from feels so surreal. Having the pleasure of making these products by hand, packaging them and shipping them to people that share the same need as me is huge! I’m confident that these products will make people not only look good but also feel better about themselves and their appearance. I believe that self-esteem and self-confidence are important, and it is my goal to help individuals achieve both. Having that is what I consider success.
What has been some of the responses from people who have used your products?
I have received so many positive responses from people who have used my products. The most common responses I get are that people love the way it smells and how lightweight and moisturizing it is.
Where do you see your business in the next five years?
In the next five years I can see Beard Daddy becoming the leading brand of beard and skin care essentials that contribute to the confidence of individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, cultures, occupations, and so on. We want to help people from all backgrounds achieve the finest version of themselves.