At last night’s 86th Annual Academy Awards, celebrities came out to celebrate the best in cinema; walking the red carpet and showcasing their very best in fashion and grooming. We all watched as the handsome list of leading men – Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper, Matthew McConaughey and Leo DiCaprio – walked the carpet looking dapper than ever. Vaughn Acord, Celebrity Grooming Stylist to the stars, says, “This was a big night for many of these actors and they all chose hairstyles that were well thought out, had a purpose and felt very classic, old-Hollywood.”
SHORT SIDES, LONG TOPS: “Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill both chose a look that is very reminiscent of the roaring 20′s. The hair is extreme with short sides and longer on top. It’s a super clean hairstyle that has a purpose. The product selection becomes very important when achieving this look because you have to ensure that the longer hair on top is pressed down. Start by prepping hair with the V76 Ultralight Grooming Spray ($25) and begin to dry it into the hair with a blower. Before hair is fully dry, apply the V76 Control Balm ($28) which will add in weight to the hair and continue to use a blower to set the product in. A finishing spray will add a touch of shine to the Gatsby-ish look
BEARDS / FACIAL HAIR: “I am really glad to see Bradley Cooper went with this look last night. As predicted, his hair looks refreshing and cool. It was short on the sides but with texture on the top. It paired well with his beard and fits his personality and style to perfection. To achieve this look at home, rub V76 Molding Paste ($26) into hands and apply it throughout, focusing on the top to get the volume you want for this look. Hit it with a blow dryer to set the product and to mold hair into the shape you want.”
“Jared Leto’s hair was down and it worked. It was the red tie, white suit, light ends and so it looked very polished with his beard. It’s best if hair is washed and ends are trimmed because it will keep hair looking incredibly healthy. Apply V76 Well Groomed ($26) through ends on damp hair to control any flyways and set with V76 Holding Spray ($28).”
SHORT HAIR / NO BEARD: “There were a lot of clean faces on the red carpet last night; even in a moment of facial hair, the leading men went formal, including Matthew McConaughey. His hair was short on the top and sides, and it looked very sophisticated –like he was ready to accept an award! To get his look at home, start on damp hair and rub a wet gel, like V76 Conditioning Gel ($26) from roots to ends, leaving it slightly undone on top.”
V76 by Vaughn is available at www.v76.com and salons nationwide.