In June 2013 I joined the team at Moods Hair Salon in Vancouver, Canada, where I’ve gained more respect for editorial styling and continue to refine my skills.
A monthly facial is a must-have to keep my skin in great condition. I also love the Light Hold Texture Lotion and Forming Cream from American Crew.
FAVORITE MALE CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLE:
Of current celebrities – Justin Timberlake, Joseph Gordon Levitt and David Beckham. John F. Kennedy Jr. and James Dean are my favorite classic hairstyles.
AMERICAN CREW & MEN’S GROOMING:
American Crew has absolutely influenced the way I view men’s grooming – with the company’s imagery and the tutorials, I started to look at the head shape the American Crew way. All my men’s cuts have become taller and leaner, and my clients are noticing the difference in good way. As a hair stylist who works in a salon, and not a barbershop, I think it’s important to make sure your male clientele is comfortable. I like how American Crew is designed for men, giving them quality products to maintain the image they want.
WHAT DOES THE AMERICAN CREW ALL-STAR CHALLENGE MEAN TO YOU?
I love hair, and hair competitions. When I heard of the All-Star Challenge, I knew I had to enter. Winning the American Crew All-Star Canadian National Challenge is my biggest professional accomplishment so far, and the All-Star Challenge is an opportunity to show the world the best up-and-coming men’s stylists.
YOUR REACTION TO WINNING YOUR COUNTRY’S HONORS:
#unbelievable #grateful #elated
Products Used: Anti-Dandruff + Sebum Control Shampoo, Daily Conditioner, Firm Hold Gel
Technique: Matt's hair was prepared using American Crew Anti-Hair Loss + Thickening Shampoo and Daily Conditioner. Working from temples to center back, diagonal back sections were taken through the Parietal bone region and held at 90 degrees. The sides were then blow-dried. Scissor-over-comb techniques were used starting with a wide-toothed comb, then a regular comb and refined with a tapering barber comb, to create a fade from the perimeter into the sides. The top was created using a horizontal section. A center parting was taken and cut from shorter in the crown to longer in the front. Following sections were then over-directed by one section to create a square shape on top. Finishing - American Crew Light Holding Styling Gel was applied to Matt's hair and then blow-dried with a vent brush to create direction. A quarter size of American Crew Forming Cream was then used to define and finish the look. Inspiration: I stumbled upon a Ralph Lauren ad while flipping through GQ and was inspired by how these men could look so stylish, yet so classic and sophisticated. The ad had an overwhelming sense of sharpness, masculinity and luxury. I envisioned a clean cut, well-put together man. A man who attended an Ivy League School and vacationed in the Hamptons, but would not blend into a crowd. He could be any where in the world and get attention due to the fine tailoring and grooming of his hair. I wanted to create a look that encompassed all of that, yet still allowed for personal expression.