Co-Owner/Artistic Director/Men’s Grooming Specialist/Editorial Stylist
With 20 years of experience in his pocket, Michael V. Acord, or "Vaughn," as he is known throughout the industry, is revered as a top international stylist. His list of celebrity clientele includes Richard Gere, Michael J. Fox, Tom Brady, President Bill Clinton, Ashton Kutcher, Al Pacino, Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen. As co-owner and creative director for mizu, Vaughn positions the salon as the city's style center for Manhattanites and celebrities alike.
Vaughn's career began in 1978 following graduation from Ohio State. A quick trip to New York catapulted him into the modeling industry, where he quickly landed a hair campaign in Europe for famed stylists Vidal Sassoon and Trevor Sorbie. It was here that he realized a talent and passion for men's styles and moved back to New York, married and became the most sought-after stylist for men's cuts.
Throughout his career, Vaughn's work has appeared on the runways for designers including Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Isaac Mizrahi and Jil Sander.
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