An Evening at May's Night Market

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It's almost like each and every week tops the one before these days. I have a hard time taking it all in. This past weekend was no different. We had the opportunity to share a space at May’s Night Market with UNiON BARBERSHOP KF. May’s Night Market is hosted by St. Louis boutique May’s Place 2-3 times a year. The Fall event on Saturday, September 9, 2017 took place at The Ready Room in The Grove neighborhood and brought together a wide variety of local vendors with clothing, jewelry, leather goods and more. Barrel Beard and Tattoo was on hand with their Beard Oil and Tattoo Oil expressions and apparel along with brand ambassadors.

UNiON BARBERSHOP KF is one of the St. Louis region's top barber shops. The dedication to the craft that their team has is what helps them achieve such impeccable quality. Having a shared space, where attendees could get a cut or beard trim and use our oil with masters like Megan Nichols (@MeganTheBarber), Amy Sin (@SinTheBarber), Justin Pearson (@knuxthebarber) and @Nick Hess (@hessthebarber) created an incredible atmosphere that helped us further strengthen our brands and visions together.

I started creating the oils we produce today just for myself. I didn't like a thing I had found on the market, literally across the globe, and just wanted something that I enjoyed. Others began to ask for samples or a bit for themselves, and an idea and vision were born. Barrel Beard and Tattoo is now carried in barbershops and salons across the United States. We have been in discussions with multiple others internationally who have expressed great interest as well. We have also shipped orders to nearly every state in our great nation, all sent with pride from the St. Louis metro region. A wonderful place full of men and women making hand crafted wares and sharing them with the world, much like those on display at May’s Night Market.

It was an honor to showcase our brand at an event hosted by May’s Place, and alongside others doing great things. Brands like Blacksheep Vintage who have a motto of “Be Bold. Be Yourself. Be The Change.” creating sustainable style through upcycled and reimagined vintage apparel. B | JUICE Co. and their goal to bring a healthier lifestyle to all with 100% organic, raw cold-pressed juices and raw plant foods. The crew at Swedlife creating their own style through unique design apparel. Urban Matter boutique that features local makers & artisans, curated treasures and made-by-hand goods. Amazing contemporary brass jewelry from Mahnal and silver jewelry from St. Louis Silversmith Rebel + Ruse. Thompson Dry Goods finding and bringing forgotten treasures of the past back while Terminal Press helps cement memories through the preserved art of screen printing.

Damn, that's a lot of great people doing a lot of amazing things. It truly is an honor to be among them.