Kevin Rogers is the founder of SHWAXX Laboratories and an admired leader in the B Corp and social impact community around Metro Atlanta.
After serving 30 yrs. as a licensed Master Barber and Licensed Barber instructor, opening, and selling a couple of barbershops, opening, and failing at others, publishing a barber trade journal in the early 2000s, Kevin founded a natural hair product manufacturing company, called SHWAXX Laboratories, LLC. The mission: “Building healthier self-images through the art and science on natural hair”, has been a career-long mission. More than just quality handcrafted pomades, shampoo, conditioner, and styling aids… SHWAXX Labs is here to empower licensed barbers and cosmetologists through micro-distribution opportunities, increasing their income through retail sales. Since 2016, SHWAXX Labs has handcrafted and sold more than 10,190 units of SHWAXX Brand products grossing over a quarter million in sales through services rendered, product sales on the SHWAXX.com website, Amazon Store, independent micro-distribution wholesalers, and Professional Hair Tradeshow sales.
Nathan Stuck sits down with him to unpack his founding story and what he’s learned along the way by being open-minded, seizing opportunities, receiving mentorship, and staying grounded in his faith and family values.
Resources Related To This Episode
- START:ME Small Business Accelerator
- Emory Impact Investment Group (EIIG)
- Emory Consult Your Community
- NMSDC: National Minority Supplier Development Council
- Partnership for Southern Equity (Just Capital Cohort)
- Amazon Black Business Accelerator
- Comcast RISE program (Technology Makeover + 1 year of Business Internet, Voice & Cybersecurity Service)
Learn More & Follow
- AMAZON STORE LINK: https://www.amazon.com/stores/SHWAXX/page/DD3A44C4-9C40-4F19-9366-EEBC5A9826B2?ref_=ast_bln
- SHWAXX BRAND INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/shwaxxbrand/
- SUBSCRIBE TO SCHWAXX BRAND YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwELlvKEzjiRInEuNPXYNNw
- WEBSITE: http://shwaxx.com
- FOLLOW KEVIN ON LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shwaxxlaboratories-llc/
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