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Total loan: $6,500


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Los Angeles, CA, United States / Retail

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A loan helped a new small business develop a full suite of bald grooming products and grow.

Benjamin's story

Benjamin was born in Iran in 1976 to loving parents who risked their lives to bring him and his brother to the United States in search of religious freedom and opportunities after the revolution of 1979. Landing in Reseda, CA at age 5, he learned English quickly and began adjusting to life in Los Angeles. He put himself through college locally at California State University Northridge. Early on in his college days, Ben started balding. Being very self conscious at first, he tried to hide it with different hair styles and the constant use of hats. One day he decided enough was enough and shaved his head. He was delighted to find out he looked good bald. Not wanting anyone else to suffer with the insecurities often caused by balding, he started Baldies... Baldies was created in 2020 to disrupt the personal grooming category by offering bald men a line of high-quality products specifically formulated to meet their particular grooming needs. The mission is to celebrate and empower those who embrace their baldness because every man has the right to shine on.