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Two of Las Vegas’s Top Grooming Experts Give Us the 411 on the Hottest Trends of the Season

Tame That MANE

Still sporting the same tired ’do for the past couple years? It’s probably time for a refreshed look. Michael Boychuck, owner of COLOR Salon at Qua Baths & Spa, runs down the latest hair trends for men.

MICHAEL BOYCHUCK COLOR—A SALON BY MICHAEL BOYCHUCK CAESARS PALACE

MICHAEL BOYCHUCK
COLOR—A SALON BY MICHAEL BOYCHUCK
CAESARS PALACE

Season’s “It” Hairstyle

The Gentlemen’s Cut is still pretty popular. Either the pompadour or a tight, tapered, polished cut with a side part.

Fun with the Man Bun

They’re made to be messy, but a bit more polished on the front and sides. They typically look better with facial hair.

Stay Gray or Dye Trying?

Gray. It’s more distinguished. If they would like to add color, we suggest a more blended, natural-looking shade. This is best achieved with a demi-permanent because the line of demarcation (where the roots grow out) will not be as harsh as it would be with a permanent color; the color will just fade nicely.

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COLOR—A Salon by Michael Boychuck

GROOMING PRODUCTS
Say good-bye to lifeless hair. A dab of GO24·7 Pomade ($16) adds body and texture, leaving hair looking thicker and fuller.
Available at COLOR—A Salon by Michael Boychuck.


Don’t Fear the BEARD

Let’s face it. Beards are back. And whether you’re meticulously groomed or your growth is more wild and woolly, you need to know how to manage your whiskers. Shave guru Elliott Chester, of Elliott & Co. at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, is here to help.

ELLIOTT CHESTER ELLIOTT & CO. THE LINQ HOTEL & CASINO

ELLIOTT CHESTER
ELLIOTT & CO.
THE LINQ HOTEL & CASINO

Beard Grooming

Be consistent with your grooming habits. Guys will come to the barbershop to get their beards trimmed, but then go weeks without grooming. It’s easier to keep necklines, cheek lines, and lip lines nice and sharp if you shave unwanted hair at least every other day.

Three Tools for Beard Aficionados

Invest in a quality straight razor, a barber’s comb with fine and medium teeth, and a beard and moustache trimmer. A trimmer with a charger tends to be more powerful and lasts longer.

The Perfect Shave

Shave at the end of your shower. Heat and steam opens your pores. This makes facial hair soft and helps the razor cut through with less resistance. Use a quality three-part shaving system consisting of pre-shave oil, a glycerin-based shaving cream and a post-shave balm. Always end by closing the pores with cold water.

groom-up-3GROOMING PRODUCTS
Tools of the trade: cleansers, sprays and oils will keep your whiskers clean and healthy. Chester recommends washing your beard 3–4 times a week using Mitch Double Hitter—a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner.
Available at Elliott & Co., The LINQ Hotel & Casino

Invest in a good straight razor. Double-edged blades allow for more control and a closer shave.

Vegas Player’s MANifesto:
The life of the modern man is not black and white but shades of gray. A man can pull off any distinguished look if he is armed with knowledge and the very best products.

PHOTO OF BEARD GROOMING BY VELES STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM. PHOTOS OF (POMADE) BY GO24·7; (ELLIOTT & CO. GROOMING PRODUCTS) ELLIOTT & CO.

About The Author

From national advertising campaigns to editorial fashion layouts, the visions of international fashion stylist Christie Moeller have been realized in some of the world's most recognized magazines, advertisements and on television. No stranger to jet set lifestyles and making miracles happen on-set, Christie Moeller is a sought after fashion and lifestyle expert with over 18 years of experience in the industry and an unparalleled eye for fashion.

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