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Bristle Products- L. Archie Brands LLC
Leslie started Bristle Products- L. Archie Brands LLC in 2016. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Bristle Products- L. Archie Brands LLC ?
In 2016 I formed L. Archie Brands, named for my grandfather Lloyd Archie who was a barber in Ohio. He was an amazing man and incredibly talented. I wanted to pay tribute to him because he was such a hard worker and I loved him dearly, people should know him too because he is a big part of the brand in spirit.
While working for a haircare company as a brand rep, I enjoyed learning the ins and outs of what makes a brand, who was behind it, their mission and goals. I was proud to represent them and by doing that, I was successful in selling their products and helping to educate customers on their brand. While doing that, I couldn’t help but notice people were continually asking me if there was something I could recommend for their kids, their hair was changing and they wanted something that they could use on their teens. Experiencing the same dilemma, I had two tweens heading into their teens who needed their own brand too. Lightbulb moment!
I started experimenting with homemade potions, leave-in sprays, shampoo bars, it was fun to attempt but I realized that was not going to be the route to any success I had in my head. That was when I started researching manufacturers and learned all about costs, minimums, shopping...etc it isn’t a fun part of being an entrepreneur, and I spent hours and hours researching who had products that would work, customizing, and more. All part of the process and I learned so so much!