We had the good fortune of connecting with Glit LeFever and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Glit, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
For me, I value humanitarianism above anything else. In the world we live in you often see abuses of power, fights for policy change that benefit people that don’t really need help, and just a general selfishness or empathetic distance. I think somehow people forget that everyone is human and has a different walk of life and deserves respect and help. Even just talking to a houseless person or donating time or money to an organization you support is immensely important. Its really not hard to be nice, thoughtful, or respectful and I have a helluva time trying to understand why people don’t do these things. Just don’t be a selfish dick, it isn’t that hard.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business is called Glass Hands Hair Co. I make hair products ranging from pomades, hair tonic, and texture powder. We also have some sweet shirts that we make as well! Everything is made by hand in smol batches to ensure quality and freshness. My company is different than other pomade companies for a few reasons. Primarily, we are a gender neutral company, whereas a majority of pomade companies cater towards men for products, scents, and even marketing (which is just dumb IMO). We believe anyone should feel confident and happy buying and using our products. We are also women run and owned, and I believe there is only one other female run pomade company out there (shout out to Lodestar!). Finally, I think the last thing that sets us apart from other hair product companies is that we are very philanthropic. The profits from two of our t-shirts are donated to support the BLM movement and the Abolish ICE movement. We also donated all profits from our first month of business and plan to make limited edition pomades to support organizations we care about, focusing on BIPOC and mental health organizations.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite places in Denver are mostly food and drinks, so I would definitely take them for drinks at Lady Jane, Middleman, Raices, and the High Lonesome. Food-wise I love Sputnik (best brussel sprouts ever), Kahlo’s, and Bang Up the Elephant, all have awesome vegan options. I also like La Loteria on Broadway, they have great drinks, food, and music! I also usually take people to Linger because its all about death and Harold and Maude, what more could you ask for?
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The person that has helped me the most with every level of conception and execution of my business is my friend Vivian. She was with me the morning I woke up and decided I wanted to make pomade, she made test batches with me, has always given me opinions about scent and marketing, has helped me take pictures, build my website, and even uses her own art methods to promote my business. After that there is my teammates/friends Juice, Lex, and Trample who have helped me a lot with the creative side of my company (my brain doesn’t work that way). Finally, my dad and brother have taught me how to actually run a business. They both run businesses of their own and have helped me figure out pricing, inventory, cost analysis, taxes, all that suuuuper fun business stuff.