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Androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) is the most common cause of hair loss affecting up to 70% of men and 40% of women. It’s a pretty sensitive subject, yet one that should be addressed. Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa, refers to balding spots as "light areas" when consulting guests on the right products, cut and tools to help make hair look thicker and fuller. 

Sergiy Shapochka from Ukraine was named the Champion of the American Crew 2014-2015 All-Star Challenge, one of the top annual global competitions for men’s hair styling. The announcement was made on April 20, 2015 at the Fiera Roma Arena, in Rome, Italy.Sergiy’s look (above) was inspired by the movies of the ‘60s and ‘70s, including Rebel Without a Cause. “He is a character like James Dean and James Bond; the guy that is quiet, masculine and discreet, and speaks with his actions, not with his words,” said Sergiy.

Ryan Gosling stepped out on the set of the film The Big Short in New Orleans on Wednesday, April 15 sporting a new, darker 'do. Though the brunette shade and matching curls are reported to be for his role as a financial trader in the upcoming film, Gosling is pulling off the new look flawlessly. A somewhat dramatic departure from his signature, sandy blonde locks, the dark brown hue suits Gosling, making his famous baby blues stand out even more.[Image: Getty Images]

In just 5 days, on April 20, 2015, fifteen country finalists will be flown to Rome, Italy for the 2014-2015 American Crew All-Star Challenge. Widely considered one of the top men’s grooming competitions among professional hairdressers, the All-Star Challenge is an annual global event that challenges stylists across the world to cut, style and deliver an image of the ultimate interpretation of the modern, classic American Crew man. Each year thousands of submissions are trimmed down to just a select few finalists from countries around the globe.

Top Men's Hairstyle Trends of 2015 from Baxter Finley Barber & Shop
Baxter of California recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a party at the brand's flagship Barber + Shop, Baxter Finley in West Hollywood, CA. Guests enjoyed light bites, refreshments, live entertainment, grooming stations and new launch previews!

[Image: Instagram.com/benstiller] With all the excitement of Paris Fashion Week, Valentino's Fall/Winter 2015 presentation truly shook things up with a surprise appearance by male models, Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson). Striding down the runway, the really, really, ridiculously good-looking duo had everyone talking about the possibility of a Zoolander sequel - a rumor that was later confirmed by Paramount.

“Erratic growth patterns at the neckline can be intimidating, do you take the hairline up high and cut away the chaos or do you let it grow to cover the problem?” asks Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa. The solution? Take a soft approach and turn to special tools used in specific ways to manage the growth and cultivate a natural looking groomed hairline.

Sure, he's an accomplished actor, singer, songwriter and director, nominated for numerous awards, taking home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club last year, but in the beauty world, Jared Leto has recently become known (and admired) for his lustrous, flowing, perfectly ombré locks.

Oribe Hair Care went backstage at New York Men's Day Fall/Winter 2015 to help create the looks for an array of presentations. See the styles and get the how-tos below!Lucio Castro Hair by Ramona EschbachFor the Lucio Castro Fall/Winter 2015 presentation, lead hairstylist Ramona Eschbach created a grungy, skater boy look to complement the collection, which was accented by spray-painted gold shoes. “The hair is very flat to the head,” Eschbach said. “It’s supposed to look a day or two old.”

Raw Hair Organics, Raw Curls and Rodz Grooming for Men founder, Melanie Nickels, recently announced the company’s new charity: The Melanie A. Nickels Nutz & Boltz Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to provide free mobile men’s health and cancer screenings, such as prostate and testicular cancer exams, throughout the country, including sporting events, car races, car and motorcycle events and more. The mobile screening would also be available to underserved and underprivileged communities.

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