Robert Watkins is a Master Barber from Florence, South Carolina. He's also a master at creating a career path that is on point and on purpose. After learning to cut his own hair, he quit his job as a barista at Starbucks and began cutting hair for friends- which turned into a job at the Trendsetters Barber Lounge. When he was exposed to the the reality of human trafficking and the role we all play in buying products that are made with cheap, slave labor, he decided to do something about it by crafting his own products in a socially, responsible way. He started the Mail Room Barber Company, which is all about quality grooming products made in small batches using fair trade and ethically sourced ingredients.
The first product he created was a high quality, functional pomade, which he now offers in three versions; Natural, Forest and Classic. The pomades range from a light to a thick hold that are as easy to sculpt as they are to rinse out. Ethically sourced ingredients like castor oil, soy wax, mango butter and coconut oil are meant to moisturize and soothe the hair and scalp. They have fantastic manly scents too- like a fresh forest, pipe tobacco or oak moss and cypress to name a few.
Robert's collection of manly wares for hair, beard and skin keeps expanding and because of his passion to source quality ingredients that help combat human trafficking, I can't help but want to buy each and every item for the guys in my life. See his entire shop, here.