San Diego Startup “The Longhairs” to Appear on Shark Tank
Sunday, January 14 on ABC
9:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern/8:00 PM Central
Check your local listings for details!
The Saga Unfolds
Your humble amigos have been quiet on the subject since our epic recap of the Shark Tank open casting experience in April. With over 40,000 hopeful applicants pitching and peddling their precious products for season 9, the odds were stacked.
Since the open casting we’ve launched soft lids, headwraps, hair serum and Hair Ties For Guys V2.2. We’ve advocated for the little guys, we’ve linked up with JP Sears and other badass longhairs, we’ve been earning it at the iron factory and we published our 156th consecutive blog post.
But all this time you’ve wondered…what happened with Shark Tank??! You’ve patiently waited for news. On January 14, the wait will be over.
That’s because you will see The Longhairs on Shark Tank, at 9:00 PM, on ABC.
We went in there alright. We walked down that hallway, and through those doors. We stood on that stage, and we pitched.
The question is…how would it go down in that fateful foray? What would the heaviest of hitters have to say about this fledgling startup in a niche market?
Would The Longhairs stand tall? Or would their hopes and dreams be crushed?
The sharks would be circling like there was blood in the water. But who would bite?
Or would they walk away empty-handed?
SHARK TANK - "Episode 908" - Entrepreneurs from San Diego, California, inform the Sharks on what every man with long hair needs to know and have in their life, on "Shark Tank," SUNDAY, JAN. 14 on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eddy Chen)
ROBERT HERJAVEC, MARK CUBAN, KEVIN O’LEARY, LORI GREINER, DAYMOND JOHN, LINDSAY BARTO, CHRIS HEALY (THE LONGHAIRS)© 2017 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
About The Longhairs
The Longhairs is a lifestyle and grooming brand for men with long hair. They publish hair tips and tactics, foster community and celebrate mens long manes with hair whips and high fives.
Their flagship product is Hair Ties For Guys, available in 18 collections adorned with rocket launchers, surfboards, lightning bolts and more. Offering superior hair ties and other fine products for men with long hair, The Longhairs donate $1 from every sale to charity.
About The Founders
The founders became friends at California State University, Fresno where they were brothers in Sigma Nu Fraternity. Together they started a digital marketing agency in 2013, hustling to grow The Longhairs as a side hustle before breaking through to a full-time business.
Lindsay Barto, a.k.a. “El Moreno” is from Redlands, CA, where he played football for St. Thomas Aquinas High School in San Bernardino. He attended Fresno State before graduating from the Art Institute of California, working as a freelance creative professional until starting the agency with El Rubio.
The Longhairs is a member of SDX, San Diego’s premier media, marketing and technology organization for brands, agencies, publishers and startups.
Longhairs Do Care
Imagine battling a life-threatening illness and undergoing treatment that caused your hair to fall out. This is a reality for millions of children living with medically-related hair loss, who often experience loss of self-esteem, self-confidence, and social acceptance.
Growing hair for most of us is as normal as breathing, but for these children, having hair of their own can change their lives. That’s why we established Longhairs Do Care, and we’re proud to partner with Children With Hair Loss.
Children With Hair Loss is a non-profit providing customized human hair replacements at no cost to children facing cancer treatments, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns and other medically-related hair loss. Since 2000 they’ve provided over 3,500 children with hair replacements, care kits, support and education—all for free.
Since we do care, we donate $1 from every sale to our charity partner. That means every time you purchase a pack of Hair Ties For Guys, or any other fine products from The Longhairs, we donate $1 to this excellent organization.
The Great Cut
We’re not just putting our money where our mouth is. We’re putting our locks on the line.
We are organizing the largest gathering of men with long hair in the history of mankind for the purpose of cutting and donating our hair to charity.
It will be The Great Cut, where we will break the Guinness World Record for most hair donated to charity in a 24 hour period. To do that we’ll need to chop at least 181 lbs of hair, which by our count will take at least 1,500 participants.
Will you be one of them?
Come celebrate with friends, family and longhairs alike, kick back a few cold ones and watch the drama unfold with co-founders El Moreno and El Rubio. It’s gonna be LIT.
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