The Beard is Back, Especially in Colorado

February 25, 2017 8 Comments

The Beard is Back, Especially in Colorado

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Owners, Megan and Derwood, of The Vintage Grooming Co were featured on the cover of The Gazette in Colorado Springs yesterday. The article written below by Stephanie Earls highlights the story of our company and the men's grooming industry from the perspectives of Derwood, Megan and other local experts.

The Gazette
February 24, 2017

Megan and Derwood Willhite were driving cross-country from North Carolina in 2011 when Derwood decided he was ready to take the plunge.

They were moving to Rocky Mountain country. It was time to free his follicles.

"I had a beard roughly an inch, it was scraggly and itchy, and I didn't know what to do with it," said Derwood, who told his wife he wanted to go full "Mountain Man."

Megan didn't bristle at the announcement, per se, so long as her husband promised to keep things tidy and fragrant - not the raggedy whiskers he'd sported after getting out of the Army or while touring the East Coast with his reggae band.

At the time, cultivating and maintaining one's face topiary was easier requested than done. Aside from shaving cream and aftershave, beard and mustache care options mostly were limited to homemade offerings for sale on websites such as Etsy.

That realization, combined with a gift of beard oil from Derwood's stepmother and a timely viewing of the movie "A Million Ways to Die in the West," led the couple to start Vintage Grooming Co. in 2014. The storefront on Nevada Avenue opened a little more than a year ago in Colorado Springs selling all-natural scented and unscented beard oils, hair and body balms, mustache waxes and soaps, and other grooming items. All body products are handmade by Megan and as locally... Read the full article at The Gazette: CLICK HERE!

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8 Responses

Sam U.
Sam U.

March 20, 2017

I saw this place driving past university village on the north end of town a few months back, and recently read this article while at work down a fort carson one morning, so I stopped to check them out the other day. I must say, this company is doing business the RIGHT way! They are all about educating their customers and providing even better quality products. My beard has never felt softer, and my wife really likes when I wear their hair pomade! It’s great to see a veteran owned business here in Colorado taking such a great part in the community and local economy! I hope Vintage spreads all around the country and world and shows everyone what US Veterans are made of!! Hooahh

Mary Turowsky
Mary Turowsky

February 25, 2017

Bought several beard oils and balm for my husband and two grown sons. Definitely a must have product!

Aguilar Barber Styling
Aguilar Barber Styling

February 25, 2017

We have been carrying Vintage Grooming Products since there beginning. Or Barbers and Customers love it. All natural, organic ingredients! The Hair and Body Balm is da ?!

Mountain Man Beard
Mountain Man Beard

February 25, 2017

Had a wonderful chat with the owners at a trade show in Boulder, Colorado and have been a dedicated customer since. These folks are down to earth and even though its a small company, they probably care about their customers and service more than 99% of businesses in America today! Keep up the great work Vintage!

Mr. Barber
Mr. Barber

February 25, 2017

Been buying their products wholesale at my barbershop for over a year now and my bearded clients have never been happier! I just started selling their new hair pomade and body balm, and people seem to be liking them both so far too!

Ed Turner
Ed Turner

February 25, 2017

Saw this on the cover page of the news yesterday, ran down to see their shop from Denver, and my beard has thanked me more!! The hour drive is tough, but I’m happy to see they have free shipping here on the site. If you are anywhere near Colorado Springs, I’d recommend checking this veteran-owned shop out, and there is also a really cool coffee roaster next door with tasty drinks and snacks!

Anonymous Cajun
Anonymous Cajun

February 25, 2017

I’m pretty sure this fella is from Louisiana near Tallulah. About certain I played ball against him in high school around 2005 or so. Good to see a local boy doing big things in the world!

Sunny Turner
Sunny Turner

February 25, 2017

Excellent read, and I just started getting my husband stuff from their website a few weeks ago and everything arrived across country in 4 days with Free shipping and my hubby absolutely LOVED it

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