Vegas, Nevada – 16-year-old Tommy Vanek is celebrating his first year of success with his online soap business, the Hangover Soap Company. A Las Vegas native and student at Faith Lutheran’s Business and Entrepreneurship Academy, Tommy launched the online store just a year ago to save money for his first car. But he was completely taken off guard by the store’s immediate, overnight success:
“Within the first 16 hours, I’d sold out of everything,” Tommy recalls. “It was unbelievable. I really hadn’t expected anything remotely like that to happen!”
And over the course of the year, business has continued to flourish. Hangover Soap products are being sold in some of Sin City’s more sophisticated spas, including The Four Seasons Spa, the Westin, and the JW Marriott. But Tommy has plans to expand even further:
“My goal for 2018 is to secure more locations,” he says. “I’ll also be adding body lotion to my line of products. I offered lotion last year as a special Mother’s Day promotion and it sold like crazy. People loved it, so that was a good indication that I should offer it permanently.”
The inspiration for Hangover Soap came from Tommy’s mother, Heather. The family raises goats in their back yard, and while trying to figure out what to do with an excess of goat’s milk, Heather did some research and came upon the idea of using it to make soap. Tommy makes all of his soap on his own by hand, and pays his 14-year-old sister to make the bath bombs.
Tommy has also conducted a great deal of research into what constitutes store-bought “beauty bars” and “cleansing bars.” According to Tommy, the harsh chemical ingredients of these products are far from suitable to combat the dry desert conditions of Nevada, not to mention a “Vegas party lifestyle.” His soaps are made from natural, quality ingredients such as Shea butter, avocado oil and coconut milk, all of which work to create the “perfect” soap.
“I have a lot of repeat customers,” says Tommy. “Once you try a Hangover Soap, you’re hooked!”
About the Company:
Founded in 2017 by then 15-year-old Tommy Vanek, Hangover Soap Co. is an online store that sells hand-made soaps and bath bombs made from all-natural ingredients. The Las Vegas based business also supplies its products to local hotels and spas.
For more information about Hangover Soap, visit the website at www.hangoversoap.com
Company Name: Hangover Soap Co.
Contact Person: Tommy Vanek
Phone: 702 985 9851
City: Las Vegas
Country: United States