As a man of color, he couldn’t find a razor he liked. So he created his own
Tristan Walker used to dread walking into a drugstore to shop for his shaving needs.
“Shaving irritation and razor bumps [are] issues some 80% of black men and women have globally,” said Walker. “If you have curly hair, this is an issue that you’re likely to face.”
The problem for Walker was that drugstores predominantly sold multi-blade razors, which aren’t ideal for removing coarse or curly hair and can often cause in-grown hairs.
So in 2013, Walker founded Walker & Company Brands, a startup focused on selling personal care products for people of color. “[My] company really started out of my frustrations of not having products that I could use,” he said. (read more)