It’s that time of the year again – the month when we come together to celebrate and uplift black owned businesses! Those of us at The Cut Buddy are here to join the party this August and showcase how we've been making waves in the grooming industry with our innovative products and unwavering commitment to our community. As a business started by a black entrepreneur, we understand the importance of representation, inclusivity, and empowerment in our industry, which is why this month means so much to us. It's a time filled with solidarity, support, and recognition for all the hard work and creativity that entrepreneurs bring to the table. So for today’s post, we’re going to dive into the story of how black inventor Joshua Esnard founded The Cut Buddy. Plus, we’ll share a few ways you can support black businesses this month.
Humble Beginnings: The Birth of The Cut Buddy
Picture this: A talented young man named Joshua Esnard wanted to revolutionize the way we approach self-grooming, particularly when it comes to shaping up our hairlines and beards. After years of botched home haircuts, template variations, and trial and error, the Cut Buddy was born! It was a groundbreaking idea that started as a simple design (created by 13-year-old Esnard!) but eventually evolved into a must-have grooming tool for people of all backgrounds.
Now, we know what you’re thinking – what makes the Cut Buddy Shaping Tool so special? Well, it isn't just any ordinary stencil; it's a masterpiece designed to give you the freedom to maintain your fresh haircut or beard at home. Esnard spent years (and years, and years) testing out haircut and beard template shapes to make sure his product worked on any head size or hairline shape. That’s what makes the Cut Buddy such a game-changer – by using this versatile tool, anyone can perfect those crisp lines and angles without any professional help.
You can learn more about The Cut Buddy’s history on Our Story
page. And if you want the inside scoop on our CEO’s expert grooming opinions, check out more posts with his expert advice, such as How to Avoid Ingrown Hairs
At The Cut Buddy, we firmly believe in giving back to our community. That's why we're not just a business; we're a movement. Our commitment to social responsibility is evident in our efforts to support local barbershops, community events, mentorship programs, and other black owned businesses. As a black-owned business ourselves, we know that representation matters, so our brand partners come from all walks of life, reflecting the rich diversity of our global family. Here at The Cut Buddy, we’re all about empowering individuals and embracing their unique identities.
The Cut Buddy's Impact
Over the years, The Cut Buddy has touched the lives of countless people, empowering them to take control of their grooming routines. We've received heartwarming stories from customers all around the world, sharing how our tool has boosted their confidence and helped them feel like the best version of themselves. And let's not forget the countless barbers who rely on The Cut Buddy to elevate their craft and provide top-notch services to their clients. We take immense pride in knowing that our product has become an essential part of their toolkit!
Being Black-Owned in Today's World
As many of you know, running a Black-owned business comes with its unique set of challenges, but it also opens doors to incredible opportunities. We've faced adversity, but we've also experienced the overwhelming support and encouragement from our community and beyond. Black-Owned Business Month serves as a reminder that our success isn't just about our journey but also about uplifting others and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.
How You Can Support Black-Owned Businesses
You might be wondering how you can be a part of the movement and support The Cut Buddy and other Black-owned businesses. It’s actually pretty simple – here’s what to do:
- Spread the Word: Share your love for The Cut Buddy on social media, with your friends, and in your grooming communities. Every shout-out makes a significant impact!
- Make a Purchase: Treat yourself or a loved one to one of our amazing products. Not only will you be investing in a high-quality grooming tool, but you'll also be supporting a business that gives back.
- Champion Diversity: Encourage diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of your life. Embrace and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and support businesses that promote positive change.
Celebrate Black Businesses, All Year Long
Even though August is Black-Owned Business Month, we can celebrate the unity, strength, and progress that black owned businesses are offering to their industries all year long. Those of us here at The Cut Buddy are incredibly proud to be part of this vibrant community, and we look forward to continuing our journey of shaping the future, one trim at a time. So, let’s continue lifting each other up and rocking those fresh hairlines and beards with pride. Together, we'll create a world where Black-owned businesses thrive, and everyone's unique style is celebrated.