Our Story

“Bristle means we rise by lifting others. We wanted a brand that doesn't care just about hair.”
-Leslie Wheeler

The Spark: How It All Began

While raising her teens and working as a stylist, Leslie Wheeler realized there was a significant gap in hair care products for today’s youth. Bristle was born: a hair product line designed specifically for you during your wild years. We won’t stop working on Bridging the Gap in Hair Care™ because you are our spark.

You are the future. And we believe the future deserves amazing hair.

The Flame: Family Fuels Us

Hair care is in our blood. Leslie’s grandfather, L. Archie (first chair / licensed Barber), began his own popular neighborhood barber shop in 1929. Much like “Grandpa Archie” served his community, Bristle Hair Shop is serving our local communities and encouraging creativity and self-expression today. Bristle has truly grown from our family to yours.

The Fire: Our Product’s

Our natural products are filled with everything you want, and just as important, they’re free of everything you don’t want! Say GOODBYE to bad hair days and HELLO to cool hair care that provide the benefits of moisturizing the scalp, stimulating hair growth, strengthening and preventing breakage. Our cruelty free products are created for everyone, so that anyone can achieve their hair goals.

The Light: Our Mission

When Leslie Wheeler, Bristle’s founder, became a foster parent and advocate, she witnessed the hardships that faced children in foster care first hand. Leslie saw a need and she knew she had to help.
Bristle is a brand with a mission: to support youth in foster care. One of the great ways we are able to help is by offering free hair care services to children in foster care! We were created by a stylist and partnered with forces that believe we “rise by lifting others” because we care about more than just hair.
“Let your light shine before others.” Mathew 5:16

L. Archie | First Chair Barber