Sport Clips & MAN Search For the Most Stylish Little Man

What better way to showcase this multigenerational issue than to feature a young man on the cover? So, we turned to Sport Clips, the male-targeted haircare franchise with more than 1,600 locations in the U.S. and Canada, to help us find the cutest kid. The company tapped its pool of team members’ kids, aged 7 to 12 years old; parents sent in pictures of their stylish little dudes hoping for the opportunity to grace the cover of MAN. Submissions were narrowed down to 16 finalists, and a panel of Sport Clips artistic team members and our staff selected the winner: Mason Smith.

Seven-year-old Mason (and his mother Crystal) was treated to an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles where he spent the day at our studios for the cover shoot—and then a much-deserved day at Universal Studios Hollywood. From getting his hair styled to trying on wardrobe options, Mason sat through the hurry-up-and-wait process of a photo shoot with ease. A natural in front of the camera, he nailed every shot with a maturity beyond his years—proving to be an excellent representation of the future MAN. 

[Images: Courtesy of Armando Sanchez]

  • Andrea Allemand of Sport Clips
    Andrea Allemand, Sport Clips artistic team member, creates a winning hairstyle. 
  • Michael Block and Stephanie Lavery
    Art director Michael Block and editorial director Stephanie Lavery select wardrobe options for our little cover man.

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