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Today the beard has literally grown huge in popularity. More and more people, including celebrities are tossing the razors and getting comfortable with a scruffy face. Well, Patty’s guest on RadioAMB knows a lot about growing and maintaining a beard. Jon Koller of Beard Balm went through many phases of his own trying to tame the beast that grew from his face. After countless people telling him to either cut it off already or put something in it. He found inspiration in the latter and Beard Balm was born.
Listen in as Patty and Jon discuss the changes that are happening in the Detroit manufacturing scene and how Beard Balm developed from a home kitchen to a shared industrial space where many entrepreneurs came together to create something very special, all in a city that has been fighting for a comeback in the world of manufacturing and commerce. By re-using, re-purposing and re-cycling Jon is sticking to his founding principles of less is more and turning that into the scrappy spirit that helps propel his company forward.
Want to know how to use ethically and domestically sourced natural ingredients in beauty products? Then listen in as Jon discusses how he finds the ingredients he uses in his products. Even discovering them in his own back yard- with local Detroit bee keepers- for his beeswax, and that keeping a social and environmental mindset has kept him true to his beginnings. We think that is pretty important in all things in beauty.