I worked 17 years in the oil and gas industry all over the world. In this industry you have to be cleanly shaven every single day! After retiring from this industry I am now taking advantage of all the years that I missed growing a beard, it has been a journey. Once I got past the 3-4 month beard growth period, I started to really enjoy the whole beard thing.
From bad beard days to dryness, itching and flaking to an uncontrollable mess, I decided to find a local barber and get a trim. After sharing with her all my beard problems, she introduced me to beard oil. Naturally, before purchasing this stuff I did my research. I was shocked at how many companies were out there producing and selling this stuff.
I was amazed at the benefits this stuff has for your hair and skin! I decided to try making my own oil so I started learning about various carrier oils and essential oils, how they work, what the benefits are, what combines well and what doesn’t.
Over the next six to seven months and approximately 50 -/+ failed recipes later…..I finally had 4 beard oils that hit all the right notes, were nice and light, non-greasy and smelled awesome!! I was totally in love with this stuff! My beard was now 2″ in length, soft, shiny, healthy and smelled amazing! So much so, that my friends and co-workers started growing beards as well. They could see that this stuff was actually working. This is where the problems started. Remember when I said; “It worked for me”? Well, it didn’t work for them nor their wives. This was when I realized that just because something works for me does not mean it will work for someone else! I was quick to point out that I would keep giving them free product as long as in return they give me feedback. The response was very positive. Even though I was not 100% happy with my beard oil just yet, my buddies still wanted some and were actually willing to PAY me for it now! Who was I to complain? We made a deal. They are willing to test my product, give me feedback on every detail (this includes their wives and girlfriends liking the scent) and they get 20-50% discounts on their purchase. This was our version of turning lemons into lemonade. One thing led to another and we kept hustling until we had perfected this thing to where everybody was happy…almost forgot, through this whole experience our beard balm was also produced and being tested. Even my 7-year-old daughter was getting into the action, she was promoting and selling our product at her school, one of her customers was the VP. I have a feeling she will one day be great in sales…she is an amazing talker and very convincing. We quickly realized that we had more than just a great hobby here, we felt this may actually be a great little home business; wasn’t too long after that we created Kingsmen.
Now early into 2017, the magic was happening…company name, logo, labels, hardware and suppliers. On March 21st 2017 Kingsmen Beard Products launched a public Facebook page!
We are have been blessed with four beautiful energetic children, amazing friends and family and could not have made this possible without them. It is our privilege to serve you with all your beard needs and our promise to always stay authentic and consistently produce the best beard products on the market. We want to be the best, that’s our goal! We will always be looking for new ways to improve our company, products and service that is a promise, to be able to do that we will be relying on you, our customers for your valued feedback.
We are Nate & Juls Wollman, We Are Kingsmen.