1960

Michael Vaughn Acord is born in Sandusky,

Ohio and grows up in Vermilion, Ohio.

1964

Mom realizes he could keep a beat listening to Motown.

1965

Mom purchases his first snare drum - a Ludwig!

1974

Earns his first paycheck, playing and recording a

“45” for a local Cleveland artist.

1975-1978

Plays in bands throughout high school.

1960

Michael Vaughn Acord is born in Sandusky, Ohio and grows up in Vermilion, Ohio.

1964

Mom realizes he could keep a beat listening to Motown.

1965

Mom purchases his first snare drum - a Ludwig!

1974

Earns his first paycheck, playing and recording a “45” for a local Cleveland artist.

1975-1978

Plays in bands throughout high school.

1976

Gives his first haircut

– a life changing moment –

to his younger brother Marcus after he

got a “styled” haircut.

1978

Enrolls in Ohio State Schools of Barbering

and Cosmetology.

Joins the band The Pony Boys, the original

band out of Cleveland.

1980

Spotted while touring in New York City by

The Click Agency and starts to model.

1981-1985

Lives in Europe and models with Models 1

Elite, while also traveling back to the

States to open for national musical acts

with The Pony Boys.

1976

Gives his first haircut – a life changing moment – to his younger brother Marcus after he got a “styled” haircut.

1978

Enrolls in Ohio State Schools of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Joins the band The Pony Boys, the original band out of Cleveland.

1980

Spotted while touring in New York City by The Click Agency and starts to model.

1981-1985

Lives in Europe and models with Models 1 Elite, while also traveling back to the States to open for national musical acts with The Pony Boys.

1988

Moves back to the States, settles in New York City

and marries his wife, Jill.

Joins the Bumble & bumble Salon in

New York City and meets future business

partner Damian Santiago.

1997

Zane, Vaughn’s son, is born.

1999

Grooms President Bill Clinton during his second term

in The White House.

2000

Zoe, Vaughn’s daughter is born.

1988

Moves back to the States, settles in New York City and marries his wife, Jill.

Joins the Bumble & bumble Salon in New York City and meets future business partner Damian Santiago.

1997

Zane, Vaughn’s son, is born.

1999

Grooms President Bill Clinton during his second term in The White House.

2000

Zoe, Vaughn’s daughter is born.

Early 2000's-Present

Grooms major celebrities, including

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen,

Daryl Hall, Lenny Kravitz, Richard Gere.

2002

Grooms Ralph Lauren for the cover of

GQ’s Men of the Year issue.

2008

Opens mizu New York with Damian Santiago.

Early 2000's-Present

Grooms major celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Daryl Hall, Lenny Kravitz, Richard Gere.

2002

Grooms Ralph Lauren for the cover of GQ’s Men of the Year issue.

2008

Opens mizu New York with Damian Santiago.

2014

Launches V76 by VAUGHN, his eponymous

collection inspired by the tradition of

men’s grooming with an American sensibility.

2015-Present

V76 by VAUGHN collection of products become best

sellers and editorial award winners.

2019

Famed colorist Louis Licari joins mizu, rebranding

the salon as mizu Louis Licari.

2014

Launches V76 by VAUGHN, his eponymous collection inspired by the tradition of men’s grooming with an American sensibility.

2015-Present

V76 by VAUGHN collection of products become best sellers and editorial award winners.

2019

Famed colorist Louis Licari joins mizu, rebranding the salon as mizu Louis Licari.