5 August Birthdays and a Guide to their Signature Facial Hair

5 August Birthdays and a Guide to their Signature Facial Hair

Are you celebrating your birthday this August? See some prominent men of color you share a birth month with, and if you like, steal their look with the help of our products. JAMES HARDEN We'll be remiss not to include the former NBA MVP in this list. His monicker is, after all, 'The Beard.' Since coming into the premier basketball league in the world, Harden has been sporting a Viking beard that is as intimidating as his ball-handling skills and step-back jumpers, among others. We can't help you improve your basketball skills, but we can give you a hand when it comes to growing a beard as fly as Harden's - Introducing our Beard Growth Kit!  ISAAC HAYES Where does one even begin with Isaac Hayes? Oscar-winning composer for the movie theme of 'Shaft,' multiple Grammy Award winner for his iconic albums, singer of some of the most beloved songs, and the list goes on. As smooth as his buttery voice is the full beard he kept as part of his look for years. You can have yours too with the help of our Beard Shampoo and Beard Conditioner BLAIR UNDERWOOD  Blair Underwood distinguished himself as a serious actor on the big and small screen. While his list of movie credits is quite extensive, his stint as Jonathan Rollins in the hit NBC series L.A. Law put him on the Hollywood map. He earned several acting awards for that role, including two Golden Globe nominations and five NAACP Image awards. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he's easy on the eyes with his delicate features and an assortment of beards he wears, one of which is a ducktail beard. Grow one yourself with our Classic Beard Oil .  PATRICK EWING  This legendary New York Knickerbocker is known for his intensity on the defensive side of the ball. No wonder opponents think twice before they drive into the shaded lane against this 7-foot force. His career spanned 16 seasons, playing over 1,000 games, a testament to his endurance and durability. We can't help make you into a seven-footer, but we can help you be as durable as Ewing with our Immunity Vitamins.     ROY WILKINS Another prominent African-American whose birth month falls in August is an activist in the Civil Rights movement Roy Wilkins. On separate occasions, Mr. Wilkin served as Executive Secretary and Executive Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). His overall contribution to improving the plight of African-Americans in the United States cannot be emphasized enough. It would be tough to surpass Mr. Wikin's accomplishments, but replicating his classic 'stache is more doable with the help of our leave-in conditioner
10 Thriving Black Businesses to Support this Black Business Month

10 Thriving Black Businesses to Support this Black Business Month

Fresh Heritage takes pride in being a Black-owned Business that caters to bearded Black men. Ancient African grooming traditions even inspired our products, such as our best selling beard oil, while our founders were on a trip to Morocco. So it should not be a surprise that we try to help as many African-American-owned businesses as possible. In celebration of Black Business Month, we want to spotlight some companies you might want to check out and support.   SEMICOLON BOOKSTORE - https://www.semicolonchi.com/ Some businesses can take a page from  the playbook of Semicolon Bookstore regarding social entrepreneurship. Owned by DL Mullen, this chill and spacious bookstore in Chicago feeds its patrons' intellectual curiosity and reaches out to its community through its program #CleartheShelves, wherein they give out books for free to those who cannot afford to purchase one for themselves.     SET SAIL APPAREL - https://www.setsailapparel.com/ As the saying goes, Every setback is a setup for a comeback. And that can't be more true for Set Sail Apparel founder Kentrel Code who started the thriving contemporary lifestyle company after losing out on two jobs - one of them being discharged from the U.S. Navy. As the name suggests, Set Sail Apparel is nautical lifestyle focused but with a mix of streetwear classics guaranteed to help you make a splash every time you enter a room or yacht.     ADJOURN TEAHOUSE - https://www.adjournteahouse.com/aboutadjourn Founder Latonia Cokely's dream of having her tea and wellness brand was already brewing when she was just a teenager in Richmond, VA. This early realization certainly helped her stir Adjourn Teahouse on the path to success. The tea company offers its customers artisanal loose leaf tea specializing in organic, hand-crafted, full leaf tea blends that they hope will help people recenter and balance themselves and allow them to Adjourn, which means the practice of pausing intentionally.   PERRY CO SHOES - https://perrycoshoes.com/collections/all If you can't find what you're looking for, why not just create it? That's exactly what entrepreneur and sneakerhead Brittney Perry did. Growing up in Indianapolis, choices were lean regarding women's footwear, so she wore men's shoes most of the time. So it's no surprise she founded PerryCo Shoes, which aims to create genderless sneakers that are versatile enough for almost all styles and identities.   3RD EYE VIEW - https://www.shop3rdeyeview.com/ Founded in Houston, Texas, by Christyn Breckenridge, there is more to 3rd Eye View than just providing some of the dopest eyeglass designs in the country. Behind this thriving Black-owned business is a company that cares for its community, as evidenced by their philanthropy work with local nonprofits to provide vision screenings, eye exams, and even new eyewear to those who can't afford them.    RENOWNED - https://renowned.la/pages/about Brands love to use storytelling to sell their products. In the case of Renowned, a Los Angeles-based clothing brand, storytelling is part of the products. According to John Dean III, creator of the brand, "Renowned is a creative outlet to share and tell stories from a perspective that is relatable to anyone chasing a dream." "The brand formulates silhouettes, patterns, and motifs that bind the past, present, and aim to create a brighter and more dynamic future for all those who consume it."   FLAME KEEPERS HAT CLUB - https://flamekeepershatclub.com/  If you're looking for a hat to complete your outfit, Marc Williamson's Flame Keepers Hat Club in Harlem is an excellent place to start looking. It houses a headwear collection to suit almost any style, occasion, and season. From Fedora Hats, Wide Brim, Panama Hats, Kangol Caps, Ivy Caps, and more, the choices are not just many but exquisite.    TINKYPOO POWER DIAPERS - https://tinkypoo.com/ Founder Nadiyah Spencer realized that the diaper industry lacked representation regarding images depicting babies of color. So with some partners' help, she decided it was about time to change the industry, and TinkyPoo was born. TinkyPoo's diapers are made with plant-based materials that are organic and super-absorbent, ensuring babies are safe and get almost instant comfort after pooping.    THEOPOLIS VINEYARDS - https://www.theopolisvineyards.com/ Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just a casual wine drinker, enjoy a bottle from the California vineyard of Theodora R. Lee, the founder of Theopolis Vineyards. Ms. Lee was a former Texan and San Francisco trial lawyer who found herself going from courthouses to the prestigious Yorkville Highlands of the Anderson Valley, where she started producing her award-winning wines.   THE GYM WRAP -  https://thegymwrap.com/ Nicole Ari Parker, the founder of Gym Wrap, knows what she wanted and got it done. She wanted to create an absorbent sweatband, but one that won't make the wearer uncomfortable, like making them feel hotter than they need to. She found a way and patented her EvapoTech technology that absorbs sweat while it lets the heat escape too. "I also wanted to find a way to include all types of women in all types of hairstyles. Sometimes we wear braids, extensions, sometimes we wear our hair straight, sometimes we wear our hair naturally curly."
10 Black Travel Bloggers You Need to Follow

10 Black Travel Bloggers You Need to Follow

Our favorite Black travel bloggers, who share tips and tricks for traveling smartly, as well as showcasing the most beautiful corners of the globe.
Summer Beard Care Tips: How to Take Care of Your Beard During Heat and Humidity

Summer Beard Care Tips: How to Take Care of Your Beard During Heat and Humidity

Some easy-to-apply tips on better care of your beard under the sun.
Quiz: Find Your Signature Summer Beard Oil

Quiz: Find Your Signature Summer Beard Oil

An easy quiz to do away with any indecision when it comes to choosing the perfect Beard Oil!
The Perfect Vacation Shaving Routine

The Perfect Vacation Shaving Routine

Just because you’ll be on vacation, doesn't mean you can abandon your grooming routine.
5 Essential Vitamins That All Men Need

5 Essential Vitamins That All Men Need

The health of Black men can be significantly improved with just one simple adjustment—making sure they’re getting all the essential vitamins they need every day.
National Men's Health Week: Wellness at 20, 30, 40 and 50

National Men's Health Week: Wellness at 20, 30, 40 and 50

Here are some tips for your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s on how to improve your health during these ages — and beyond.
How Juneteenth Helps Black Entrepreneurs Thrive

How Juneteenth Helps Black Entrepreneurs Thrive

The holiday is an opportunity to assess how we can make our country stronger in terms of Black entrepreneurship.