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.
May 10 2019
Nick and Joe Jonas Go All Out At the 2019 Met Gala
For the second year in a row, we teamed up with one of our favorite celebrity groomers, Marissa Machado for her work on Nick and Joe Jonas. This year’s theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” and the brothers, along with their wives, had their unique coordinated take. To create Nick Jonas's look, Marissa drew upon Louis IVX for inspiration. Whereas Joe Jonas and his wife had an androgynous vibe, outfitted by Louis Vuitton.
For the inquiring minds who don’t already know, one of the biggest nights in fashion is the Met Gala. The event is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and attendees range from celebrities, designers and industry-staples. Each year the night is bestowed a theme, in which attendees bring to life via stunning fashion looks and creative beauty and grooming. The gala also kicks off the grand opening of the Costume Institutes’ annual fashion exhibit at the museum.
We got the details straight from Marissa. Take note:
"After seeing his white Dior tux, Nick and I discussed various ideas. Together, we created this beautiful porcelain complexion with a touch of an iridescent glow.”
Marissa prepped the skin and accentuated Nick’s eyes with a smudge of liner. She paid close attention to his brows and cleaned up his facial hair, highlighting his mustache. Moving on to his hair, she wanted to play on the idea of extensive curly wigs. They kept his fade tight and quite blunt with a squared off finish to keep the look modern. More from Marissa, “For a high shine and lasting polished look, I combed Control Balm throughout Nick’s wet hair. I then created a side part and primed his curls using a finger wave technique.”
“When I saw Joe's Louis Vuitton look I immediately pictured his hair back off his face to really showcase his beautiful bone structure and luscious hair.”
The vibe was androgynous ‘camp’ for Joe’s look, so Marissa prepped his hair Tonic Hair & Scalp while wet. She then dried his hair using a brush to build height and volume. Finally, “for flexible hold and to sculpt strands, I set with Molding Paste from root to tip until I reached the desired shape with a satin finish.”
Images courtesy of Marissa Machado, taken by Cynthia Parkhurst.