MEN'S COLLECTION: Confident and Cool by Vaughn Acord

By Alison Alhamed | 01/02/2014 10:13:00 AM


A man’s grooming routine is often passed down from generation to generation—whether he’s guided by his father on how to shave his neck, watched his uncle comb his hair, learned to clean under his nails before a date, he will carry those experiences with him throughout his life.

For Vaughn Acord, celebrity stylist, salon owner and founder of the new V76 by Vaughn, he learned of a “relaxed handsomeness” that comes from not trying too hard.

“As with fashion, hair changes from decade to decade, and some looks never go out of style,” Acord says. “But a bob will always be a bob, whether it’s razor cut, broken, graduated or paired with bangs, it’s a bob. It’s up to the stylist to interpret that classic shape.”

What has evolved over the past three decades, he says, is hair product. And, that’s what pushed Acord to launch V76 by Vaughn, a men’s line of specific, result-producing groomers designed to be, like the bob, timeless.

“We’re all on a stage every day in some way or another—whether it’s in a boardroom, in front of a camera, on a selling floor or in a law office,” Acord says. “Ultimately, what men want is confidence.”

In this collection, featured exclusively in MODERN SALON, Acord proves when a great cut is paired with confidence, any day can be “casual Friday.”

click image to zoomTied and True: Created using V76 Molding Paste. “This product will allow him to move his hair around with his hands all day and it will still behave for him,” Acord says. click image to zoomIvy League: Created using V76 Conditioning Gel, a low-hold leave-in conditioner. “This is for guys used to using gel, but won’t flake or leave a crunchy finish.”
click image to zoomAll-Day Strong: Created using V76 Texture Paste, the strongest paste designed for shaping even the most extreme look. “This is for guys that like to know there’s something in their hair,” Acord says. click image to zoomPomp Culture: Created using Holding Spray, Dry Finish. “It’s traditionally odd for a man to go with an aerosol, but this builds volume and is perfect for fine hair,” Acord says. “It’s not a laquer-hard finish, he can still run his hands through his hair.”






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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