Name: Dan Bridges
Brand name: The British Bearded Baby
Where do you live? Liverpool, UK
Why did you choose that name for your brand? I had started making my own beard products because I didn’t trust what was in certain products out there already after doing my research. This all stemmed from finding out we were having our first child and panic of what ingredients we were using set in, so we started blending with 100% natural and organic oils that were already certified by The Soil Association.
So were are British, Bearded and there’s nothing more natural than a baby.
When did you first start making beard care products? I started first blending oils about 17/18 months
What is your favourite thing about making and selling beard care products? Well making the oils, I would have to say I love the scents that surround me during the process and selling wise it has to be the people in the beard community I have met through doing so.
What do you dislike about making and selling beard care? I am 100% in my zone and place when making them so I can’t really say anything bad about making them, but selling wise would have to be the the knowledge I have gained about how certain products just really aren’t what they say they are. The dishonesty is what made me start ‘The British Bearded Baby’
How many hours do you normally spend making beard care in a week? At the moment as we are a new brand I would say we only go into production a few hours a week at most, every bottle of oil is hand made individually and balm tins in batches of 6-10, so the process takes a lot longer than usual but the end product has a much greater quality we feel.
Where do you make the beard care products? We have a small workshop set up here at our home in Liverpool where all the production is carried out.
What is your favourite product from your brand? Oh great question (I knew this would be in here somewhere)……….I really would say all of them as I use each product at different stages of weeks myself, but I won’t leave you with that predictable answer! If I could only choose 1 product from our range to use again I would have to say our Silence beard oil. (Only because I work in kitchens on the side and the heat can sometimes dry my skin and gets itchy with a beard)
What one other beard care brand or brand owner do you admire? I haven’t met any other owners (as of yet, but i’d love to) but brand wise I’m mad for Detroit Grooming, those guys have created a brand that just stands out for me and the way they share their story of growth as a brand really hits home to me! (Plus I’m a Detroit Lions fan so that probably helped)
What plans do you have for the brand? You guys will have to wait and see, 2018 is just around the corner……
What are your hobbies? Hmmmm hobbies, I’m sure that becomes changing nappies or singing Twinkle Twinkle when you have young child…….doesn’t it? I’d love to watch a full NFL game again tho!
Are you married/in a relationship? Engaged to a wonderful mother
What motivates you? The amazing feedback from the community
What are your strengths? My passion
What are your weaknesses? My passion
When was the last time you were angry? Today
What happened? Someone mentioned The X-Factor
If you weren’t making beard care what would you want to do for a job? I’d love to work in a Zoo, animals are just AMAZING!
What were you like in high school? I’m glad I didn’t have to stay longer than I did.
Do you talk much? If it’s a subject I’m interested in you can’t shut me up
Are you introvert or extrovert? Depends on the situation, I switch pretty easily
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? A monkey, they just rule!
How do you handle stress and pressure? I stay quiet
What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done? I had probably drank too much before this moment to remember
What’s the best holiday you can imagine? LOTS of snow and beer
What is your favourite food? Sea Bass or sausage & mash
What is your favourite alcoholic drink? Goslings Black Seal rum
What is your most proud achievement? Becoming a father
What is/are your phobias? Dying and missing out on what the future is going to be like