Stephen Bertram, Kingpin Founder

About the owner

On founding the new Kingpin Barber Co. owner/operator Stephen Bertram says,

“I've always wanted a career which would combine my passion for creativity, love of style and sense of independence. Founding KBC has given me this opportunity.”

Before founding KBC. Stephen spent the better part of a decade, cutting his teeth in Philadelphia, PA along side some of the finest talent the City had to offer. Dividing his time between top salons downtown, and ethnic barbershops in the neighborhood, Stephen was hard at work perfecting the techniques he learned from both worlds. These early years in his career proved to be some of the most formative, allowing him to develop a truly unique and well balanced approach to his craft.

Since relocating to Nashville,TN in '09 Stephen has taken that same respect for tradition, desire for innovation, and an astute attention to detail, to create an artisan grooming line that he can truly call his own. When he is not busy formulating his latest tonic, he can be found practicing his first love on his faithful followers in a small workshop on the City's historic music row.

 

About the product line

 
Photo by Hawley Media LLC

Photo by Hawley Media LLC

After better than a decade in the industry, founder Stephen Bertram grew tired of inferior products chalk full of low grade ingredients at a premium cost. Where some may have found fault, Stephen saw opportunity and in direct rebellion, set to work. By combining well sourced quality ingredients and his affinity for history and tradition, Kingpin Barber Co. was born, and now strives to make its mark as the new classic by way of setting a new standard.

Our signature fragrance is thought of as the crown jewel of our line. This sacred scent was created by a master perfumer to pay homage to one of the most iconic men's fragrances of the early 1800's. Today it stands strong as a defining factor and cohesive keystone of our line

Stephen prides himself in being a one man show, From formulation, to production, to your door. This hands on approach and the use of the finest grade ingredients available, incorporating organic where ever possible, assure a quality that is unparalleled. KBC is also proud to boast the badge of a sulfate and paraben free company.