2 Guys Wearing 4 Hair Styles Your Clients Will LOVE

Men's Hairstyles

According to Luis Alvarez, Aquage co-founder, the bold approach to men’s fashion demands new groomers that focus on ultra-vivid, unexpected texture. “While many seem ever-fascinated with the fade, there are so many ways to take men’s grooming beyond the hair cut through transforming texture with salon products,” Alvarez says.

“With men, it’s that little bit of off that’s so on right now,” Alvarez says. “They can now dress their hair without having to use a pomade or traditional men’s product. Guys don’t layer like women do—they stick to one product.” It’s all about product selection, he says, that makes the difference.”

Hair and photography: Luis Alvarez

Make-up: Wanda Alvarez

Fashion styling: Patric Chauvez

Oscars 2014: Best of the Boys


Via ModernSalon.com – At the 2014 Academy Awards, the leading ladies might have stolen the show, but the Oscar men definitely gave them a run for their money. While we bid adieu to the man bun seen at The Golden Globes, this year’s Oscar style went dapper with delightfully tailored, neatly coiffed men’s looks. Here, are a few of our favorites.

THE SIDEPART: A classic and clean cut with a precision sidepart. This look features sides of the hair that are kept longer and not as tailored.

As seen on: Jonah HillLeonardo DicaprioJason Sudeikis

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THE ANTI-POMP: Relaxed and stylish, this look features longer hair at the crown and shorter hair on the sides. Subtle-volume is created for extra height and dimension.

As seen on: Channing TatumChris Evans, Bradley CooperBrad Pitt and Mathew McConaughey

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OTHER STANDOUTS: Jared Leto’s Ombre Waves and Michael B. Jordan’s Classic Fade

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2014 Top Men’s Trends

2014 Men's Trends

Slicked back hair with shaved sides and an undercut back has dominated the runways and magazines since last year. The trend is still going strong, especially for men with wavy, curly, and thick hair that benefit from significant pruning. This clean cut yet edgy look isn’t going anywhere but has constant variations depending on personal style. This style will sit through at least the first quarter of 2014. Click on the photo for the full album!

THE POMPADOUR: Bruno Mars & 5 Other Men Who Rock It

Bruno Mars Pompadour


Via – ModernSalon.com

Twas the day after the Super Bowl, and all we can seem to talk about is Bruno Mars’ hair because — let’s be honest — the game was a little lackluster.

The joke that is revolving around Bruno’s hair is that he needs the added height because he’s only 5’5” tall. We think the man just knows a classic look when he sees one.

Check out our how-to and five other men whom we’re sure Bruno draws inspiration from with his vertical style:

THE GRAMMYS: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Sleek and Gutsy Styles

THE GRAMMYS: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' Sleek and Gutsy Styles

Vaughn Acord gives his winning look for the 56th Grammy Awards to stars like Macklemore,Ryan Lewis, and Robin Thicke. “The Grammy Awards often have a much looser feel when it comes to style so it is an opportunity for artists to show their individuality.” These three celebs sported styles that showed off a longer top with extreme shorter sides. It’s super sleek and gutsy,” he says.


STEP 1: Start off on wet hair. Rub through hair a flexible hold gel that will impart shine.

STEP 2: Using a brush, comb hair back, allowing for some volume and movement.

STEP 3: Once hair is dry, use your hands to create some separation between strands, but keeping it neat and slick.

STEP 4: Complete the look with a light hold hair spray. Vaughn recommends trying V76 by Vaughn Holding Spray.

For more information about the products mentioned, visit www.v76.com.

Men: Balding & Why You Should Watch Your Hairline

I always tell men in their late 20′s to start monitoring their hairline. This is because Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) is the main reason as to why men start balding and it is the hairline that is most commonly affected in the initial stages. Male pattern baldness, the most common hair loss condition in men, starts with thinning of the hairline in the temple area (top sides of your forehead), with the thinning transferring all the way back to the vertex (crown of the head). Most MPB cases follow this pattern although there are other rare MPB initial pattern manifestations such as overall thinning on the top of the head. I have written an introductory article on Male Pattern Baldness that I recommend you to read as part of understanding what MPB is.

Dr. James Norwood in the 50s and later Dr. O’Tar Norwood in the 70s pioneered a classification of MPB stages which predict the progression of male pattern baldness. This classification is known as the Norwood scale and is a good hint as to how MPB will progress over time. The Norwood scale consists of 7 progressive stages in which hair loss increments noticeably. The progression from Stage I to Stage II is manifested by receding of the hairline at the temples, with further recession as well as the forming of a balding spot on the vertex (crown) as MPB progresses.

The Norwood scale is used for men who are balding

 The Norwood Scale showing the 7 stages and sub-types of Male Pattern Baldness

The above is why I always urge men to keep an eye on their hairline once they are over the age of 25. MPB most commonly starts in the late 20s and early 30s and it is very subtle, one will not see the slow progressive thinning of the hairline unless one is actively checking it. By the time one notices the hairline recession, one may very well be on his way to a Stage III as it is very easy to conceal a Stage II if one has medium length hair or hairstyles which include fringes (e.g. Mop Top or the Side Fringe).

My advice to you is to simply take pictures of your hairline every 6 months if you are over the age of 25 and if any of the males in your family have or have had male pattern baldness. It is a myth that male hair loss only comes from the mother’s side; MPB can be inherited from both parents so search your family tree to identify any males in your family with MPB (go down a few generations). Wikipedia has a good stub on MPB which I recommend you to read here.

To keep an eye on your hairline, take pictures of your head from the side, front and top, with the hair pulled back so that the hairline is visible. I recommend every 6 months, even if you don’t have a family history of MPB. This check-up process will take you 5 minutes and will be worth its weight in gold as time goes by and you accumulate a log of documented photographs. Try to take them under the same light and position, as not doing so can skew the visibility of your hairline. In the case that you spot your hairline receding, then order some Rogaine and see a dermatologist who will very likely recommend you to go on Rogaine or some similar minoxidil preparation as such a product is proven to help male pattern baldness by either slowing it down, stopping it and/or regrowing the lost hair again!

  • If you’re interested in reading more about Rogaine or purchasing some, then have a look at this Amazon distributor selling Rogaine at a great price. Rogaine is over the counter and is the most popular minoxidil-containing product in the market.
  • If you live in the United Kingdom or outside the United States, then see this other Amazon distributor for a great source of Rogaine that delivers worldwide.

With regards to the above Amazon distributors, you should be at least aiming to be on Rogaine for 6 months as it takes months for the Rogaine/minoxidil to show its full positive effects. If your budget allows for it, grab at least year’s supply in one go as Rogaine, just like any other minoxidil-containing product, needs to be used long term so as to benefit from its hair-regrowing magnificent properties!

Remember that 50% of men are on their way to baldness by age 50 so don’t risk it andstart watching your hairline now to prevent future hair loss problems!

2014 Men’s Hair Trends.

2014 Men's Hair Trends

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.”

Via- Modernsalon.com

Homeless U.S. Vietnam Vet Undergoes Amazing Transformation


A simply incredible time-lapse video, released just in time for Veteran’s Day, has captured the transformation of a homeless United States Army veteran.

Jim Wolf struggles with homelessness and alcoholism, but thanks to a unique initiative by Dégagé Ministries, he was recently given the opportunity for a complete makeover.

Wolf’s transformation is utterly beautiful, and according to the video, the physical change has also inspired him to turn his life around. He’s now attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for the first time in his life.

We wish you all the best, Jim!


A True Original: An Ode to Lou Reed’s Rebellious Style

A True Original: An Ode to Lou Reed’s Rebellious Style

We lost one of rock’s most legendary artists and songwriters, Lou Reed, at the age of 71. From his time as the lead singer of the Velvet Underground from the mid ’60s to the ’70s–the band was managed by Andy Warhol and often performed at The Factory–to his long-running career as a solo artist, Reed’s loyal fan base included some of the music industry’s most influential names, including David Bowie and Patti Smith.

A true pioneer, Reed’s lyrics dared to delve into the dark underbelly of New York City’s art and music scene of the era, including topics that were often considered taboo–like transsexuality and addiction.

Another area in which Reed was a pioneer and rebel was fashion. Reed is leaving behind decades of iconic style that continue to inspire younger generations. Join us as we remember the rock icon with this look back at his signature style……(continued after the jump)

-Click the photo for the full read, via fashionista.com

Esquire Magazine’s: HAIR HALL OF FAME

Esquire Magazine's: HAIR HALL OF FAME

You probably know Alexander Skarsgård as the chivalrous, villainous, vampire on HBO’s True Blood — the one with the hair style your lady loves. Or, as Elle Medico, a men’s stylist at Paul Labrecque Salon puts it, “His hair is conservative, but a little a different. It has more style.”
She adds that any guy can achieve this look, and that it works especially well if you’ve got a receding hairline. “Longer up front and shorter everywhere else gives the illusion of a fuller head of hair.” If you’ve got wavy hair, it’ll turn out more like Patrick Dempsey, and if you’ve got curly hair, it won’t really turn out well. Sorry. This one also looks best if you’ve got a square jaw, but will work with just about any face shape.

Start by asking your stylist to give you rounded sides and layers. The bangs should be kept longer than the back, so they almost fall into your eyes without product. In stylist-speak, that’s called “anti-head” layers. Rub a light gel, like American Crew Firm Hold ($20), through wet hair and then shape it according to your natural part. Use bare hands for a messier look, or a comb for something slick. Then just a little American Crew Grooming Spray ($16) to help it all stay in place, then off you go into the night.

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