Portfolio

Modern and minimalistic. We helped George engage his customers by providing a functional, unobtrusive design with which to showcase his photography.

We helped Luctro streamline their website into a more intuitive experience for their customers, increasing their sales and revenue. It was imperative we drove traffic to their site by providing a website store that was both easy to use and easy to navigate.

We provided Landmark Auto Repair with a custom online booking system, allowing their customers to book automobile repairs right online.

Bold, in your face, and modern. This website is one of the front-runners of the internet as far as content and navigation. We aimed to provide Elsewear with the tools to increase their online sales and interact with their customers socially.

We provided Violtra a total branding solution complete with logo, product photography and a fully customized online store, complete with social integration.

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Who We are

“I’M BRIAN.  I MAKE EVERYTHING WORK.”

It’s important to you and your customers to have a website that works.  It’s also important to make sure your site works across every device, computer, phone and tablet.

I make sure your site and your content works and functions well across all of these platforms. I do not buy any templates and edit them and pass them off as your website. I write every single line of code from start to finish, custom tailored specifically for you and your needs. Your website will be easy to manage and maintain, and will be free of any bugs or issues when finalized. An example of a well-maintained and niche-specific website would be Swift Runners, which specializes in running shoe reviews and informative articles about that subject. If you ever wondered what is the best running shoe I would get, then definitely check out Swift Runners! Having a clean and well-maintained website is essential for natural growth and a happy audience.

I am obsessed with writing clean code.  I make sure your website is SEO ready, fast, friendly and functional, all while maintaining a minimal code-base and platform. This saves you bandwidth, time and money.

“I’M GEOFF. I DESIGN EVERYTHING.”

Pixel perfect design, and one pixel can make all the difference. You have an idea and you want it translated into clean, modern design.   I have spent years honing my skills and sharpening my pencils to do make sure your vision comes to life exactly as you intended it.

From print, to web, I make sure your designs are both custom and proprietary.  Each design is painstakingly crafted to the very pixel to be exacting and precise. Your presence is everything and I make sure that it’s everything it should be.

I won’t ever use clip art, or free images found online.  I will make sure each design element is crafted to suit the individual characteristics of your business, company, organization and more.  A solid branding goes a long way.  This saves you time, money and overhead.

“TOGETHER, WE’RE TWO DUDES WITH BEARDS”

We started cranking out some pretty awesome websites together.  We focus on modern functional websites that are easily scalable, manageable, user friendly and intuitive.

We want to make sure that your experience with us is both fun, and relaxed.  We’ll never pressure you for unwanted up-sells, additions and add-ons, or anything extra that you may not even need. In fact, we try hard to streamline your content into an easy to use package that is free of bloat and fluff.

It’s not our job to nickel and dime our customers to death, it’s our job to deliver an extremely powerful online presence with value. Your customers will be in awe with a custom, Two Dudes With Beards website.

By saving time and money, you can:

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Beard rules

“You can (have a beard) anywhere else,” Sherwin said. “It’s totally normal for a dude to have a beard. You come here and it’s, ‘Aw . . . bad.’ ”

Whiskers are a no-no at the school, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, except for medical or religious reasons. Frequent shaving nicks and cuts don’t qualify as an exception. Nor does pointing out that Brigham Young himself wore a bushy beard.

Men are expected to be clean-shaven, according to the university’s dressing and grooming standards.

Finding a hairy face on campus isn’t easy. Mustaches, which are allowed if trimmed above the corners of the mouth, are uncommon. Beards are downright scarce.

“You don’t see too many,” said Honor Code Office director Steve Baker. He estimates there are 20 to 45 students a year legitimately sporting beards.
Though he doesn’t keep track, Baker has some idea of the number because his office issues what is called a “beard card.” A request for a medical waiver, for example, must be accompanied by a doctor’s note explaining the condition. If it’s granted, the student has his college ID photo taken wearing whiskers, hence a beard card.

And it must be a full, well-trimmed beard. Goatees aren’t allowed.

Sherwin, who had bad acne in high school, spent his first year at BYU clean-shaven and, due to medication, dry-skinned. He didn’t know he could let his face sprout. The Honor Code does not mention exceptions.

It wasn’t until Sherwin, 23, returned from a mission that he learned through a dermatologist that there are exceptions to the rule. The doctor jotted him a note on a prescription pad.

Sherwin, who works at the Harold B. Lee Library information desk, has had facial hair ever since. “I’m a psychology major, so the beard fits nicely.”

Having started shaving at age 13, he clearly enjoys his standout status.

“I love having a beard,” he said. “I have a real thick beard so it hurts quite a bit to shave. And the ladies like it.”

But sometimes others on campus don’t like it. Professors and administrators, he said, don’t pay much heed, but peers look at him sideways.

“I get crazy looks from students,” he said. “I want to say it’s almost a negative reaction, like, ‘What’s going on with that guy?’ ”

When Sherwin moved to a new apartment, some of his neighbors figured him for a student at nearby Utah Valley State College or someone who worked full time.

Sherwin’s friend Jared Green, 21, says people are just jealous, himself included. He said he would grow a beard if he could. He’d settle for a “scruff” card.

“It is sweet,” he said of Sherwin’s fuzzy face. “There’s no denying its sweetness.”

The university testing center, where exams for many classes are administered, doesn’t find it so sweet. It usually “cards” Sherwin. It has the right as do other services on campus to turn away students whose appearance defies the Honor Code. A sign in the library reads: “Thank you for observing the Honor Code so that we might serve you.” Similar signs are posted throughout the university.

Baker doesn’t know exactly when beards were banned at BYU. The Honor Code dates to 1949. But facial hair likely didn’t become an issue until the 1960s when men starting letting their hair down – and out.

A university committee in the early 1990s reviewed the dress and grooming standards but didn’t make any substantive changes. Baker doesn’t foresee BYU’s Board of Trustees making any changes in the future.

Meaning Sherwin will continue to be part of BYU’s facial minority.

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Membership Cards Are Here!

The Midwest Beard and Moustache Club membership cards have arrived! If you are a member and would like one, please use the MBMC Forums to Private Message me with your name and address and I will get one sent right out to you! – Regards, Matthew

News of the Beard

 

Beard Team USA rocks the World Beard and Moustache Championships!

Beard Team USA took the honors in two top categories and podiumed in several others! Congratulation to Jack Passion – winner in the Full Beard Natural. Congratulations to Burke Kenny – winner in the Full Beard with Styled Moustache from ultimateyoutubeguide.com . Congratulations to David Traver – second place in the Full Beard Natural with Styled Moustache. George Haskins – second place English Moustache. Alex Antebi – winner Imperial Moustache. Pablo Hagen – second place Natural Goatee. Jeff Well – placed Dali Moustache. Honorary Member Alessandro “Corvo” Sicco – third place Goatee Natural. Congratulations to all of the members of BTUSA who won! What an amazing experience to gather with your fellow bearded brothers, their families and supporters from all over the world! Anchorage 2009 – Here we come!

The MBMC Has a Home!

The Midwest Beard and Moustache Club now has an “official” place to call home for meetings and get-togethers. The Anchor in Wichita is a great pub with great food and great service. The Anchor is funky little place that serves great import and domestic beers (20 on tap and more in bottles), has some of the best tasting food (I eat there for lunch quite often), a full service espresso bar with a seemingly endless array of great coffee drinks, and friendly service. I was looking for a place that served good drink, good food, with good service in a relaxed atmosphere – I looked no further than my first choice: The Anchor. The Anchor is located at 1109 E Douglas in Wichita, Kansas.

MBMC now a division of BTUSA!

The Midwest Beard and Moustache Club is now an official division of Beard Team USA ! My thanks to Phil Olsen of BTUSA for this honor. You can take pride in knowing you are representing the USA in the world of beards and moustaches. The goals of the MBMC and BTUSA are one in the same: fun, friendship and camaraderie and making the USA a true power on the international stage of beard and moustache competitions.

Bearded Man a BYU Oddity
Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News

Only a few exempt from university’s clean-shaven rule

PROVO – He is a single white male returned Mormon missionary attending Brigham Young University, yet part of an unusual minority on campus.�

Corey Sherwin is allowed a beard at BYU because of a medical waiver. Although he sometimes gets crazy looks from students, his “beard card” proves the hair is OK.

How so?

Facial hair. Corey Sherwin has a beard

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Wholesale

Thank you for your interest in offering our product line to your customer. We are looking to expand our foot print greatly and we welcome all wholesale inquiries. But first we need some information about you and your awesome shop.

 

STEP 1

Send us an email at thebeardtheory@gmail.com

Subject line should be “Wholesale Inquiry

Please include within the body of the email:

Your name, Your shop name and location, Your website (if applicable)

Then let us know your thoughts and what you have in plan for our products

 

STEP 2

We will review your email and see if we think we are a good fit for you. If we think so, we will be in touch ASAP. We will send you our full product line up and wholesale pricing guide, with some other information about our process.

 

STEP 3

Sit back and relax. Have a cup of coffee, watch some Netflix and pop some popcorn. We look forward to doing business with you!

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Welcome

Welcome to Midwest Beard – the home of the Midwest Beard and Moustache Club. We are an all inclusive club based right here in the heart of the Midwest – Wichita, Kansas USA. You may be asking yourself, “Do I have to live in the Midwest to be part of the club?” Of course not! “Is there some sort of membership dues or fee I must pay?” Of course not! The Midwest Beard and Moustache Club has no membership fees or dues! So if you are bearded or moustachioed, if you have a glorious full beard…a magnificent handlebar…a short goatee – or if you are someone who just appreciates a finely follicled face, welcome to the Midwest Beard and Moustache Club.

Our Mission

We strive to promote unity, harmony and camaraderie amongst our bearded brethren and the shaven world. A hairy face is an outward manifestion of our inner selves and as such should be protected, preserved and respected in the time honored, historical and cultural traditions that bind all men in the brotherhood of the bearded and moustached..

About this Site

The website is up and running. Midwest Beard features a full member gallery, an official club shop here: MBMC Shop ,news of the hirsute on the news page, and an online forum where people from all walks of life and facial hairiness can gather and share in all of the hirsute glory that is the Midwest Beard and Moustache Club.

Why Become a Member?

Why should you become a member of the Midwest Beard and Moustache Club? That should be a rhetorical question – but there are great reasons. First of all, it is completely free! As a member you have access to the Member Forums. You will also have the ability to create your own photo album on the MBMC Gallery page! Members are eligible for a free midwestbeard.com e-mail address! Members will receive an official Midwest Beard and Moustache Club membership card to proudly show to your friends! And the best reason of all is to support your fellow bearded and moustachioed friends, make new friends, and have tons of fun. Just visit the Forums page – register – post an introduction – that’s all it takes!

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Beard Care

Jojoba Oil: Literally a beards best friend and any beard oil without jojoba oil isn’t much of a beard oil. Jojoba oil will help keep your beard soft, healthy and manageable. It’s awesome for beards because of its ability to strengthen and moisturize facial hair. Because it is nontoxic and non-allergenic, Jojoba oil does not leave behind a greasy build up so you can use it on a daily basis. It actually strengthens and enhances your beard’s natural oils and decreases the chance of breakage.

Olive Oil: Rich in vitamins A, E and antioxidants, olive oil helps protect the keratin in hair and seals in moisture. If you deal with brittle or a frizzy beard that feel more like steel wool, olive oil can help soften your beard, making it more pliable. A natural, deep conditioning treatment of olive oil each week can replace the extra silicone ingredients used in conditioners that give your beard a false feeling of softness of for a few hours.

Shea Butter: If you’re dry, irritated or flaky, shea butter may provide critical moisture and help to heal a variety of skin conditions. Healthy skin is essential to maximize hair growth. Shea butter can also be applied to the hair to moisturize the individual strands, reducing dryness and breakage. Reduced breakage will result in longer and healthier hair over time. More info can be found at dapper beard, for electric shaver reviews.

Sweet Almond Oil: The sweetest and one of our most important carrier oils! Although sweet almond oil is just one ingredient in a high quality beard oil, it’s a pretty important one to Beard Theory. Sweet almond oil moisturizes and nourishes hair, improving the appearance of beards. Sweet almond oil also has the ability to soften hair, a real bonus for the wives and girlfriends of guys with wiry, scratchy beards. A beard oil that contains sweet almond oil will make a noticeable difference in the softness and shine of your beard. Sweet Almond Oil conditions your beard like a pro and is also known to help with dandruff.

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Newws

The official Midwest Beard and Moustache Club shop is open for business. I have a nice selection of T-shirts (guys and gals) and a polo shirt featuring original artwork. Please help support the MBMC and show the world your love for beards and moustaches. You can visit the shop by clicking the shop link toward the top of the page – or click here: MBMC Shop

 

Forums Are Back Up

 

Over the past several months the MBMC forums were spammed with spam-bots on a daily basis. I was receiving an average of 400 spam-bot registrations per day. This made it impossible for me discern real accounts from spam accounts and thus the forums were essentially down. I have integrated a new tool that will now prevent bots from registering. Hopefully the forum activity will resume accordingly. Thank you for your patience while I figured out a way to get this issue resolved

‘Staches For Freedom

I recently received the following e-mail: “I would just like to take a few minutes out of your busy day to thank you for being there for all of us out here, I am a soldier in the United States Army and I am currently deployed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. I am part of the 2-17th Calvary and we wear what we call Cav Stashes, and we would like to become part of the Club. we still have a long time on the deployment and would deeply appreciate to have this opportunity. Thanks again- Jonathan League from kefishing.com

 

We here at MBMC are deeply honored to receive this request. I would personally like to thank the fine servicemen of the 2-17th Calvary for their service to our country and to freedom and democracy the world over.

 

Thank you Jonathan League, Drew Herzberg, Anthony Sims, Christopher Hott, Franklin Cuarisma, Bruce Cain, Travis Allen, Ronald Roberts, and Brian Bracken.

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Beard oils

We take pride in our craftsmanship and the fact that we’ve brewed up some kickass beard care products. We hand make all natural premium beard care products ranging from beard oil, beard balm and beard shampoo. Everything is made to order to assure the freshest products possible. Below you will find information on all of our ingredients and why they are awesome for your beard.

Avocado Oil: Known as the green, mean beard machine! Avocado is high in amino acids and proteins, which work towards reducing inflammation, nourishing the hair, in return reducing dryness and the associated itch. Avocados restore the natural pH levels in the skin, which is great for healing and restoring moisture and balance. A healthy beard starts with healthy skin, as it is the core foundation of a healthy beard.

Beeswax: Beeswax not only moisturizes and keeps your beard tamed, it also keeps moisture from getting out of the hair. Moisture and ease of styling isn’t all beeswax has to offer your beard, however. Beeswax is used to naturally stimulate hair growth.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is a blessing for beards and is extremely effective for all beard types. Coconut oil stimulates hair growth getting deep into its follicles. Coconut oil moisturizes dry beards. Coconut oil adds luster, shine and softness to the hair.

Grapeseed Oil: Grape seed oil contains Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to build tissue, and lineolic acid, a fatty acid which promotes hair and skin growth. If your hair is brittle or weak, treating it with grape seed oil can help to restore its strength and shine. It’s ideal for moisturizing and conditioning dry hair because it is lighter than olive oil or coconut oil and won’t leave your hair feeling greasy. Grape seed oil helps to lock in moisture and prevent frizz, split ends, and brittle hair.

Hemp Oil: This oil is rich in essential fatty acids, along with vitamins and protein. Hemp oil is good for people with all hair and skin types.  Hemp oil has vitamin E, along with a high essential fatty acid content. Fatty acids provide emollient action, meaning they prevent water loss and have a softening effect. Hemp oil also helps to enhance the growth of hair on the scalp in a number of ways. Among these is through the Omega3, Omega6 and Omega9 fatty acids, which are necessary in stimulating growth.

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Story

I’ve had a beard since I was in high school. I was that lucky guy who could grow facial hair at an early age. I’ve never been one of those guys that enjoys shaving. It always left my face irritated and made me uncomfortable for a few days until I grew a stubble back.

For me, waking up in the morning and washing my beard, brushing it and applying beard oil is relaxing. I find joy in taking care of my beard, keeping it maintained and looking good (leave the shaving to the women, grow yourself a manly beard).

I graduated college with a degree in Computer Science and worked jobs as a Web Developer, IT Analyst and Computer Technician. I’ve never enjoyed working a regular a desk job, I’ve always had bigger plans. I like to make my own schedule and work on what I’m passionate about. I consider myself hardworking, adventurous, and an entrepreneur.

In the past many people have associated beards with only a certain group of people. My brand is here to embrace the fact that beards aren’t just for a certain group of people, they are a way of life.

I’ve spent countless hours developing all natural beard care products that finally gives your beard the attention it needs. I didn’t just slap a few ingredients together and call it “ beard care”. I’ve studied facial hair and men’s skincare in order to build the best beard care items money can buy. Beard Theory focuses on making beard’s soft, keeping them well groomed and smelling good. Our products work on preventing beards from itching, keeping them clean and presentable.

We are located in beautiful Anderson, South Carolina and everything is currently hand made by myself. Our products are put through a four week testing process on my own beard until I’m completely satisfied with the results. After the testing phase is finished, I will release it for sale to the public.

Men should be proud of their beards and Beard Theory loves that! Having a beard is a way of expressing yourself and looking more like a man. If you take care of your beard, it will take care of you. We are here to help you do that.

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FAQ

What is Beard Oil?

Our beard oil is a blend of all natural carrier oils and essential oils that are used to moisturize the skin underneath the beard in order to keep it soft, shiny, and smooth. It also acts a styling agent to keep your beard well groomed.

What is Beard Balm?

Our beard balm is a styling and shaping aid as well as a leave in beard conditioner. A good beard balm should moisturize your facial hair, provide hold for styling and make your beard look thicker.

Why use Beard Shampoo over regular Shampoo?

If you are using a regular over the counter shampoo for your beard, you’ve been making a crucial mistake. Normal shampoo that’s not specifically crafted for a beard isn’t suppose to be used on your beard, since facial hair and the hair on your head are very different. “Normal” shampoo has chemicals that can strip the natural oils from your beard. This leads to a dry, coarse and brittle beard.

Shipping Information?

Our processing time is 1-5 business days. We ship all packages out via USPS First Class Mail.

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