Bevel, the Black-owned shaving brand, now has a full collection of grooming products — here's what they're like to use (2023)

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  • Bevel is a Black-owned brand that makes affordable grooming essentials for people of color.
  • I've used nearly all of the brand's products, from trimmers and razors to body wash and lotion.
  • Here's a rundown of some of my favorite Bevel products and where to find them.

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Grooming is one of the biggest and fastest-growing industries, but people of color, specifically men, usually get the short end of the stick. Despite there being countless options on the market, it can be extremely difficult to find products that truly meet all of your needs when it comes to basic grooming tasks like shaving your face or washing your car.

But now, Bevel, a Black-owned grooming brand that's rooted in problem-solving, is ending the struggle for many people with its full line of grooming essentials.

In 2013, Walker and Company (Bevel's parent company) was founded by Tristan Walker after he struggled with constant razor bumps from traditional razors.

The brand is most known for its popular Shaving Kit and the Bevel Trimmer but has since expanded to include soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, beard oil, lotion, deodorant, and much more.

I've been using a variety of the brand's products, and as a Black man, the thoughtfulness that went into formulating these products has made it one of my most-used grooming brands.

Take a look at some of my favorite Bevel products, below.

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Review of the Bevel Safety Razor

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Achieving a smooth shave without razor bumps and ingrown hairs can be extremely difficult for men of color. The reason is that traditional multi-blade razors cut hair below the surface of the skin. When the coarse hair grows in after a shave, it tends to curl back towards the skin, rather than growing straight out like a person with straight hair.

The few times I've used traditional multi-blade razors, I did get a smooth shave, but the razor bumps that followed were not worth it. I tested the Bevel Safety Razor and I was amazed to not get any razor bumps. Any safety razor will be more gentle on your face, but everything else that came with the Starter Shave Kit — the priming oil, shaving cream, restoring balm, and an applicator brush — made the process less harsh overall.

Review of the Bevel Trimmer

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I prefer electric trimmers over razors for grooming, and the Bevel Trimmer is my favorite device to use. It's powerful and precise enough to be used by professional barbers in a shop, but also easy enough for the average person to use at home. I regularly use it at home in between haircuts because it combines all of my needs into one tool.

I can use it for getting a close shave without razor bumps, small detail work like trimming my mustache and beard, and more precision work like line-ups.

There's a small mechanism inside that gives you the ability to adjust the blade, so you can get a close cut without irritation.

Read my full review on the Bevel Trimmer here.

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Review of Bevel Body Washes

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Bevel Body Washes are by far my favorite product from the brand. I originally tested all three scents — Supreme Oak, Black Bergamot, and Dark Cassis — last year, and when I ran out, I immediately purchased more. As a product and review writer who has amassed a closet full of grooming products, that says a lot about the quality and value of Bevel's products.

I like the Body Washes so much because they smell great but aren't too overpowering, they exfoliate skin using small bits of charcoal instead of harmful plastic microbeads, and they leave my skin feeling hydrated. After using Bevel for several months daily, I tried switching to a different soap and experienced super dry skin after only a few weeks. I switched back to Bevel immediately.

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Review of Bevel Shampoo and Conditioner

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Although Bevel's Shampoo and Conditioner are sold separately, these are two products I would recommend using together. I like the Shampoo because it lathers up nicely and helps me clean my curly hair without using half of the bottle, and it doesn't dry my hair and scalp out.

The Conditioner is one of my favorites because it makes detangling incredibly easy. Once I apply it to my wet hair, I can comb through it without any snags or breakage.

Together, the Shampoo and Conditioner leave my hair feeling clean and moisturized. I don't have to use a lot of products to compensate for dry hair.

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Review of Bevel Exfoliating Bar Soap

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I personally prefer body wash over bar soap, but Bevel's Exfoliating Soap is one that I can't stop using. The scent is clean and refreshing, but not as pronounced as the body wash.

The bar soap uses natural ingredients like cocoa butter and shea butter for moisturizing and natural pumice for exfoliating. You can use it with a washcloth or loofah or lather it directly on your skin to get that satisfying feeling of exfoliation.

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Review of Bevel Body Lotion

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People generally don't like to feel oily and greasy after applying lotion, but I've found that most options simply underperform and dry out as soon as you rub them in. Bevel, on the other hand, works as it should. It keeps my skin moisturized and hydrated throughout the day, but it's not super thick and oily. It has a clean scent that most people will like and doesn't feel too overpowering.

Bevel's Body Lotion includes key ingredients for healthy skin like vitamin B3, vitamin E, shea butter, and argan oil. If you're looking for a lotion that doesn't leave you shiny and greasy, it's worth giving Bevel a try.

Review of Bevel Aluminum-Free Deodorant

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If you're still in the shackles of aluminum-based deodorant, Bevel's aluminum-free deodorant is an excellent option to try. It's designed to penetrate coarse and curly hair, so it actually gets to the surface of your skin to prevent body odor. I've never gone the full 48 hours that it claims to work, but it has definitely given me day-long protection. I also like the consistency of the deodorant. It goes on smooth and clear, hydrates your skin, and it doesn't stain your clothes or clump up and get all over the place.

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The bottom line

As a consumer, there's nothing better than feeling like a product was made specifically for you. With Bevel, that's exactly what an underrepresented demographic gets. The products are designed for people of color, they work extremely well, and they're affordably priced.

Amir Ismael

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Amir Ismael is a senior reporter for Insider Reviews, Insider's e-commerce branch of the service journalism team. As a collector of sneakers and fashion, Amir is passionate about all things related to style. He's covered everything including the industry's shift to producing more sustainable clothing, the most comfortable loungewear, all of the best places to shop for affordable business casual attire, and more. He's used his expertise in footwear and the footwear industry to review all kinds of shoes from sportswear giants, well-known casual brands, and startups. Amir's coverage also includes eyewear, watches, and grooming products like electric razors and men's skincare. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Amir has led Insider Reviews' face masks coverage with thoughtful recommendations based on CDC guidelines, expert opinions, and his own testing. During his time at Insider, Amir previously handled deals of the day coverage, and worked as a generalist writing hundreds of reviews ranging from phone cases and headphones to bed sheets and blenders, and has also covered major shopping holidays including Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Before joining the Insider Reviews team in 2017, worked as a freelance writer for Complex Sneakers and Sole Collector where he contributed to daily sneaker news and release dates, feature-length articles, and interviews with artists, designers, and athletes. Amir graduated from William Paterson University in 2015 with a degree in journalism and public relations. Say hello to Amir at or on Instagram @amirjismael. Learn more about how our team of experts tests and reviews products at Insider here. Learn more about how we test style and beauty products.

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What is Bevel grooming? ›

Walker & Company launched with the introduction of its first brand, Bevel, in 2013. Bevel provides grooming products for Black men, including a full Skin Care regimen, a Shave System, and the Bevel Trimmer, and services designed to help reduce skin irritation and razor bumps.

Is Bevel still black owned? ›

As the first and only black owned winery in the California Napa Valley region, they've had folks clamoring for a taste of their signature Zinfandel since 1996.

What are Bevel products? ›

Bevel started as a pure shaving brand, but its product lineup continues to grow, expanding to feature grooming essentials including soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant. Bevel has become a one-stop shop for all your skincare needs.

Can white people use Bevel? ›

Bevel is not intended solely for African Americans. Razor burn and bumps resulting from shaving course or curly hair affects about 80% of the black community, and 30% of the rest of men, says Walker, who sure won't turn away customers on account of their skin color.

Is bevel just for black men? ›

WE'RE JUST BUILT DIFFERENT BEVEL IS THE FIRST AND ONLY HEAD TO TOE GROOMING BRAND CRAFTED FOR BLACK MEN, customized with the best ingredients for our skin and textured hair.

What is a bevel and what is it used for? ›

A bevel is typically used to soften the edge of a piece for the sake of safety, wear resistance, or aesthetics; or to facilitate mating with another piece.

Who is Bevel made by? ›

Tristan Walker launched Bevel in 2013 through his Walker & Company Brands because he felt the razors on the market didn't address the coarse and curly hair typical for Black men.

Who owns Bevel hair products? ›

Tristan Walker, founder of Walker & Company brands breaks down his journey from Silicon Valley to founding Bevel, the first shaving brand to focus on the needs of Black men.

Who owns Bevel Company? ›

How Startup Bevel Landed Big Retail and Became a Procter & Gamble Brand by Serving Black Men's (Unmet) Grooming Needs. Founder and CEO Tristan Walker on the shaving disruptor's journey from a business idea sparked by a lifelong challenge to a national personal care brand.

Is bevel good for white men? ›

While Bevel was developed with the unique needs of people of color in mind, anyone can benefit from traditional wet shaving with a double edge safety razor. Regardless of race or gender, you can expect a close shave with Bevel, while it helps reduce razor bumps.

Is bevel good for sensitive skin? ›

Bevel products are clinically tested to help save sensitive skin.

Are bevel products natural? ›

Bevel Natural Bar Soap ($5.95; 5oz)

Skip the detergents and artificial ingredients – this dermatologist-tested natural bar soap is infused with Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter for a non-drying experience that deeply exfoliates, cleanses, and leaves the skin feeling moisturized after your shower.

Why do black guys get razor bumps? ›

The main reason why Black men get razor bumps more often than white or Asian men is that coarse and curly hair is most likely to become ingrown. A razor bump forms when a hair has been cut beneath the skin's surface. Your hair then turns around and begins growing back into the skin.

Is the bevel pro worth it? ›

Worth it for sure, if it's what you need.

So, if you're a person of color with sensitive skin, someone impressed by well-made products at the top of their category or you simply can't stand to look at another vintage Andis, the Bevel is probably a good bet — especially when it's on sale, which is often.

What are razor bumps on a black man's face? ›

Pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps) is a common condition of the beard area occurring in up to 60% African American men and other people with curly hair. The problem results when highly curved hairs grow back into the skin causing inflammation and a foreign body reaction.

What kind of razor should a black man use? ›

Use a Safety Razor and Change It Often

The type of razor you use for shaving is essential. Generally, black guys should avoid a multi-blade cartridge and opt for a single blade or safety razor. Safety razors give you better control over the process and a better shave for your course hair.

Is Bevel a good trimmer? ›

Great trimmer. Easy to hold and the battery life is great. It cuts well, easy to switch blades and clean, but not as sharp as my corded Andis t-liner. A little slow, but very rewarding.

Is Bevel good for shaving your head? ›

Bevel safety razor

If you're looking to save money on cartridge heads—and avoid any undue irritation in the process—a safety razor is the way to go. Bevel's consistently ranks as one of the best we've tried, largely due to its precise balance and sleek single-blade design.

What is a bevel called? ›

Noun. bevel (plural bevels) An edge that is canted, one that is not a 90-degree angle; a chamfer.

What is the importance of bevelling? ›

Bevelling is usually used to soften the edges of a structure for safety, durability, aesthetics, or ease of connection with another piece. In design and construction, bevelling is a term used to refer to an angled cut.

Where is bevel based? ›

The New York-based DJ and production artist writes, The brand represents Black ownership & creativity, [and] aims to authentically serve us while delivering top-notch products, easy functionality & amazing aesthetics.

Where is bevel from? ›

Bevel was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, on 19 October 1936. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1954 and 1955 before entering the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee.

What is the bevel razor made of? ›

The Bevel Essential Disposable Safety Razor helps prevent nicks, tugs, and bumps by carefully removing hair from the skin's surface. Our disposable razor handle is made with 45% wheat straw, a plant derived alternative to common plastics.

How much did P&G buy Bevel for? ›

Article continues after video. NEWS: Procter & Gamble has acquired the startup aiming to build a P&G for people of color: @TristanWalker's Walker & Company. A source says investors made back most, but not all, of the $39 million they invested in the maker of Bevel & Form Beauty brands.

When was Bevel created? ›

Founded in 2013 with $33 million of venture capital, Bevel was focused on single-blade razors, which it says cause less skin irritation for people of color, or anyone with curlier or thicker hair that can easily become ingrown as the result of a multi-blade approach.

Is Shea Moisture Black Owned? ›

For many Black women, Shea Moisture—a Black-owned company started in 1992 by a Liberian-born man and his mother—felt like one.

What is the market cap of Bevel? ›

What is the Market Cap of Gajra Bevel Gears? Market capitalization, short for market cap, is the market value of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares. The market cap of Gajra Bevel Gears is ₹3 Cr as of 7 Feb '23.

Who is the CEO of Bevel PR? ›

Jessica Schaefer - Chief Executive Officer and Founder - Bevel PR | LinkedIn.

How much did Bevel raise? ›

Today, his company Walker & Company Brands has announced a $24 million Series B round of funding. That brings its total funding to $33.3 million. The company is known for its health and beauty products for people of color, including the extremely well-received Bevel razors.

Is the bevel trimmer worth it? ›

Worth it for sure, if it's what you need.

So, if you're a person of color with sensitive skin, someone impressed by well-made products at the top of their category or you simply can't stand to look at another vintage Andis, the Bevel is probably a good bet — especially when it's on sale, which is often.

Why is bevel cutting done? ›

Bevel cutting is the method of cutting a part of the wood with an edge that is not horizontal to the top of the piece. This process is done to increase the surface area of the edge of the piece to create a stable, stronger weld.

Why do you bevel in dentistry? ›

The bevel will improve tooth shade match (blending effect) and achieve more adhesive area in enamel for bonding. Cavity preparation is often completed using a carbide fissure bur or an operative diamond bur with the round end. Internal line angles must be rounded to minimize the fracture stresses.

What does bevel face mean? ›

a surface that does not form a right angle with adjacent surfaces.

Can you shave your head with Bevel Trimmer? ›

BEVEL EDU. With the popularity Bevel's double edged safety razor is receiving, you're probably asking yourself, can I use it to shave my head. The answer is yes.

Which company makes the best trimmers? ›

12 best trimmers for men to buy in India in March 2023
  • Philips QP2525/10 OneBlade Trimmer and Shaver.
  • Braun MGK3221 All-in-one Trimmer.
  • Panasonic ER307.
  • Xiaomi Beard Trimmer 2.
  • Wahl 09854-624 Lithium Ion All in One Trimmer.
  • NOVA Prime Series NHT 1087.
  • Ustraa Chrome Beard Trimmer.
  • Havells BT9010 Fast-Charging Trimmer.

What does a bevel haircut look like? ›

Simply put, it's a bob shape with a gently rounded perimeter and beautiful soft layers through the interior of the shape.

Why are my bevel cuts not straight? ›

There are several reasons your miter saw may not be cutting straight. The blade is warped, damaged, or not installed correctly. The bevel gauge on the miter saw is misaligned. The miter gauge is misaligned.

Where is bevel given? ›

It can be given on any wall of the prepared teeth. In another words bevel can be defined as any sudden incline between the two surfaces of the prepared tooth or between the cavity wall and the cavosurface margin in the prepared cavity. A bevel usually is sudden while a flare is gradual.

What are the different types of bevel? ›

Bevel gears are generally divided into 2 types, straight bevel gears and spiral bevel gears. In Straight bevel gears, the teeth are straight and parallel to the generators of the pitch cone. Compared with spiral miter gears, straight bevel gears can be made in smaller sizes.

What type of bevels are there? ›

The types of bevel gears are straight, spiral, Zerol, and hypoid.

Is bevel for sensitive skin? ›

Bevel products are clinically tested to help save sensitive skin.

Why is bevel facing up? ›

If it's upside down, it's actually harder to get it in. “Bevel up” is something that you teach when you teach people how to give injections. The other thing is to be quick. The faster you pierce the skin and get into the muscle, the less trauma you're creating.


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