American Crew x MOODS Salon Media Event

American Crew x MOODS Salon

Jacob Rozenberg recently won the 2013 American Crew All Star Challenge, so a party was held to celebrate his success at his home studio, MOODS HAIR SALON. Jacob is seriously one talented stylist. It’s no surprise that media maven Mana Mansour goes to him for everything, including styling her hair for the LEO Awards.

American Crew is a premier supplier of men’s grooming and shave products, and let me tell you a secret, it’s my go-to hair pomade brand! A few years ago when I got sick of using the same brand I’ve used since high school, I was introduced to American Crew. The amount of shine is just right to give me flat-ironed bangs a nice gleam. I haven’t looked back since.

Craig Takeuchi, contributor to the Georgia Straight, looked amazing after his cut with Jacob! I didn’t get to see a full before of his hair, but you could tell there was a marked difference from when he was in the chair with Jacob. The cut presents Craig in a very professional manner. It says, “This guy means business!”

Modern Mix Vancouver editor Vanessa Choot’s boyfriend, Steve, got his hair styled by Natalia. Steve’s been going to the same barber for the past 16 years. Even though he felt hesitant about cheating on his go-to barber, he left with such a big smile on his face. The cut on the back was flawless and smooth.

Daniel Borowski of Natura Fashion Media happened to be paired with Curtis Hunter, who shared the same cool, curly type of hair. Daniel mentioned a lot of weight was lifted and that it was a much-needed cut. What they say is true, it’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it. We all need to think about how we’re wearing our hair more consciously.

So yes, this was a men’s hair event but I’m a BIG fan of the brand so I vied for a spot at the chair. I was really lucky to have MOODS owner Chad Taylor design my hair, who has worked at New York Fashion Week for the past 10 years at design studios such as Alexander McQueen, Herve Leger, and Heatherette. Please note that I say he designed my hair rather than simply cut or style it because it was seriously a work of art. I He genuinely listened to my hair concerns and executed.

The side is undercut, but it blends so perfectly into the back. He kept the bangs intact, giving it a round fringe because I told him I was bored of the blunt cut. So from the front, it’s professional Miranda. Look a little further, and you see a wickedly edgy undercut. Dare I apply the “business in the front, party in the back” and reclaim the phrase from its mullet meaning?!

Words by Miranda Sam

Photography by Greg Robins of Salon Communications Inc.

Miranda Sam


Miranda Sam is a fashion and retail writer who loves shopping—and writing about it! Her fashion loves: MAC lipsticks and Saffiano leather.

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