The Well-Groomed Blog

Confidence Transcends

Confidence Transcends

When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you relate better. That confidence changes the way you carry yourself and interact with the world. It transcends. When I set out to create V76, I wanted products that would help you to feel confident, whether you are in jeans and a t-shirt or a tuxedo. I wanted a collection that helped bring the well-groomed man to life. And being confident is a critical piece of that journey.

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Summer Music Style

Summer Music Style

V76 educator and music enthusiast Alejandro Ulloa shares his summer survival guide for the musically adventurous in V76’s hottest Grooming Guide yet—school is out, the vibrations are good and the heat is hot, hot. Equip yourself with an arsenal of styling secrets that will save you in the sweatiest concert arenas, as well as a few song recommendations, to keep you prepped and pumped for late summer’s abundance of outdoor concerts and music festivals. 1. Pack only the essentials When going to any summer festival, less is more. Basics like water-resistant sunblock and a comb are necessary, but bring one...

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Work Hard, Play Harder

Work Hard, Play Harder

It's so easy to fall into the routine of working too much, especially as so many of us are working from home. One of the lessons of 2020 is that life is precious and it’s short. Well, I'm here to tell you to take a beat. Find your passion at work, but also find it outside of work. It’s important to work hard AND play hard. For me, my passion (beyond creating great hair for well-groomed men) is music. I’ve played drums all my life. I love making music with my son, my friends, and by myself too. I make...

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What It Means To Be Well-Groomed

What It Means To Be Well-Groomed

When I think about my guiding principles, my goal for myself is to be a well-groomed man. But the idea of being well-groomed goes beyond a great cut or great style. It is an idea, an ethos if you will, for being your very best self. It's about being kind and generous with your time, love and knowledge. It's about being hard-working and passionate. It's about being good to your family. It's about being multi-dimensional. It's about being confident. Being a well-groomed man can guide how you move through life and how you interact with those around you. The well-groomed...

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A Father’s Perspective: An Interview with Vaughn Acord and Zane Acord

A Father’s Perspective: An Interview with Vaughn Acord and Zane Acord

Grooming goes way beyond finding the right hairstyle or a cool personal look. In a wider sense of the word, it's the process that makes us the people we are. Fathers groom their sons to become men, equipping them with all manner of important, hard-won lessons along the way. Raising his son Zane, V76 founder Vaughn Acord saw firsthand how incredibly difficult, yet tremendously important and rewarding that can be. So with Father's Day coming up, Zane asked Vaughn to reflect on their early style education, their connection through music, and the profound experience of being a dad. Zane: Was becoming...

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Finding Your Family

Finding Your Family

Barbershop culture encourages intimate conversation: topics tend to go deeper than the news or the weather. Those of us in the industry call it Shop Talk. We caught up with our friends at The Spot Barbershop, one of Miami’s leading barbershops, for the latest take on #shoptalk. We got talking about family. And what we found is that family is what you make of it. Whether it is your mom and dad, brothers and sisters, or your friends, cultivating family is so important to who we are as people. And yes, interpersonal relationships and family can be developed right there at the...

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