The Well-Groomed Blog

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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
V76 Cocktails

V76 Cocktails

The fragrances that make up the V76 by Vaughn collection—Desert Lime, American Riviera and Blue Cedar—balance sophistication with broad appeal. We asked bartender pro Johnny De Piper to update a few classic cocktails inspired by these three original scents. Read on to learn how to create these satisfying libations with a V76 twist.  Desert Lime Pimm’s CupDesert Lime is a sensual, spicy fragrance that awakens the spirit, much like the British liqueur Pimm’s No. 1, made from gin, citrus fruits and spices. Serve on ice with ginger syrup and lime juice for a cool and refreshing cocktail. Ingredients1 ½ ounce Pimm’s No....

Read more
Man of Style

Man of Style

A model-turned-stylist-turned-product developer, V76 founder and men’s grooming expert Vaughn Acord has been at the forefront of the fashion and beauty industries for decades. His list of celebrity clientele includes Bruce Springsteen, Daniel Day Lewis, Bill Clinton, Ashton Kutcher and Al Pacino so he knows a thing or two about style and grooming. Here, Acord shares his take on personal style and how it’s about more than the latest trends—it’s an attitude, a way of life and a form of self-expression. V76 is all about the well-groomed man. What does being well-groomed mean to you?A well-groomed man is someone who...

Read more