We had the good fortune of connecting with DeLeon Sudds of Kingzbeard Grooming Company and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DeLeon, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Thats a great question and my answer is simple. I wanted to help alleviate the stress and frustration black men had in regards to their beard journey. A lot of times as men we get frustrated quickly if things don’t seem to fall in to place for what we want. Although that may seem like a fault its just the way we are and i wanted to help change that.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Ever walked by a man with a patchy or dry looking beard & said HE NEED HELP WITH THAT BEARD lol! Well that person may have been me! I had the goal of growing the thick & full beard like I seen on others but did’nt know all the right steps or tools to accomplish it. I began researching products to help me overcome certain issues and that’s how KINGZBEARD came about. What sets us apart in my mind is our attention to detail when it comes to our essentials. All we focus on is the 3 major components of black men beards and that’s CLEANING, GROWING & STYLING. While a lot of other companies want to simply push out product we would rather focus on those and stay in our lane. When you go into business for yourself you learn quickly about what you DON’T KNOW lol and you may need to reach out to some people for help. Chase Hunter, Nicole Mathews, Elle Brown, Neicy Walls & Donte Cherry just to name a few from facebook friends. They have been an intricate parts to where I am today thru their advice or just inspiration as a whole. You need to surround yourself with people who are driven and ambitious and they are! If there was one thing I would want the world to know about KINGZBEARD GROOMING COMPANY it would be that we are dream chasers. By simply chasing after your dream anything is possible.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Im a huge BBQ fan so i would have to take them to eat at IRON HORSE SMOKERS on the northside of the city! They have the best overstuffed baked potatoes that will have you full for a day lol. And although Im a private person i enjoy hanging out and hearing LIVE music so anywhere Erikah & Nocturnal, Reggie Jamz or Kai Hicks are performing I gotta be there and in the front row for some of the best music is the city.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shout out to my FACEBOOK FRIENDS on my page. They have literally help SHARE, LIKE & SUPPORTED me to where KINGZBEARD GROOMING is today!
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LeTony W. Hadnot Jr.