VAGABOND featuring Tony Trahan

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Gathering inspiration from our surroundings is a given when it comes to creating. Nature, books, and media can offer literally thousands of images to spark endless hours of day dreaming.

Sometimes beauty ideals can be derived from less than likely sources. For me, there is a certain beauty in being nomadic. Transient. To be alone with your thoughts and your experiences. Sun burnt skin, waxen locks, and stubble that has become a fashionable welcome into your routine.

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These nuances take center stage in this beautiful series featuring Tony Trahan. Vintage clothing sourced by fashion stylist Jamie Gorden elevated the mood photographed by Calvin VonDara.

Tony’s hair (which was a fun extension project to achieve the length) was styled to create a lived in wavy, ropey, almost dread-locked effect. My go to product for this effect is Wella Ocean Spritz Texture Spray. I mist the midshaft and ends of dry hair until damp. I then dried the hair with a diffuser on a low setting. I repeated these steps 3 times in order to achieve a lived in effect.

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Skin that has been parched, weathered, and bronzed by the scorching sun has a certain beauty to it as well. There is an increase in pigment that has a ruddines to it. I achieved this effect by first protecting Tony’s skin with my favorite primer containing SPF, Chantecaille Anti Glycation SPF Primer.

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To emulate the rudiness on his skin, I decided to layer various veils or washes of color for a non powdery effect.

I began by stippling and buffing a BB Cream 3 shades warmer that his skin around the perimeter of his face. I used Maybelline Fresh BB in Shade Medium/Deep with a MAC Duo Fibre .

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I used the same brush with the remaining product and buff a small amount of Dior Nude Air Tan in Shades Cinnamon and Golden Honey.  I found that if the dual fibre brush was damp, it almost melted the already satin product into the skin. I distributed the colors as shown in the pattern diagrammed below.

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I hope you enjoy the series as much as we did while creating it!

-Walter

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Credits

Hair and Makeup : Walter Fuentes of The Campbell Agency |http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Calvin VonDara

Fashion Styling: Jamie Gorden & Brocke Lyons

Model: Tony Trahan courtesy of The Campbell Agency

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FEATURE: Grant Farmer courtesy of Wilhelmina Miami, Dragonfly Agency

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Simple. Clean. Emotional. Pensive.

These are all emotions that Grant delivered during our recent photo session with Samantha Collie. While in Dallas, Grant joined us on set to create one of my favorite male beauty sets ever. A bit Southern gentleman, a little debonair, a little mischievous,  Grant transitioned through different characters.

Grant has perfect skin that just called for a whisper of moisture. I used Jack Black Double Duty Moisturizer with SPF 20 since we where photographing him outside.

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A bit of tinted moisturizer was buffed onto the skin to even out his tone. I used LAB Series BB Tinted Moisturizer.

Men, it is NOT makeup. I repeat. It is not makeup.  I love this product because it has additional SPF, moisturizes, and has a discreet tint that unifies the tones on the face.

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Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray was misted through the hair and roughly dried with a blow dryer to provide an easy wavy texture.

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Change your hairstyle as well by using a different product as seen on Grant.  For a more distressed look, I layered a bit of MITCH by Paul Mitchell Reformer Paste. A little goes a long way with this matte product.  I use it myself when I want a no-shine finish with soft hold.

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Lastly, try a modern and chic side part. It is dapper for a night on the town or for a formal event. I used Bumble and Bumble Bb Gel and a fine toothed comb.

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Enjoy the rest of this great series!

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Grooming: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Samantha Collie

Model: Grant Farmer of Wilhelmina Miami and Dragonfly Agency