Meet Zeus Ambassador Julian Doan: First Impressions and Beard Advice


ZEUS BEARD WELCOMES JULIAN DOAN AS THE NEWEST 2018 BRAND AMBASSADOR.



Keep reading to find out more about Julian Doan. See what inspired him to grow a beard, his first impressions of Zeus products, how his girlfriend reacted to his new beard and the advice he has for other men trying to grow out their facial hair.



Who is Julian Doan?

Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan

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Newest Zeus Beard brand ambassador Julian Doan, 31, is a successful businessman, fighter and social influencer with over 17K followers on Instagram.

When it comes to the Julian Doan outlook on life, he follows a professional model of ambition, positivity, consistency and accountability. He lives by what he calls the code: "real, raw, relevant and results" and the core: "body, being, balance and business."

While many follow him on social media to learn how to copy his fierce drive, he also sports an enviable beard that is both healthy and full.

Fighting cultural stereotypes and the inspiration behind the beard

Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan

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Growing up, Doan always wanted to grow a beard but like many Asian men in his position, felt like it wasn't possible. After all, from genetic hair growth issues to cultural reasons, not many Asian men are known for sporting beards or goatees.

"The stereotype for most Asians is our bodies are like dolphins, smooth with no hair," he joked.

He admitted that like many Asian men who ascribe to a clean-shaven beauty standard, he too once rocked a fresh-faced look.


Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan

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However, last year things changed when "No Shave November" came around. Doan said he was "ready for a change and something different" so he decided to start growing a beard.

"I said if there was ever a time to grow it, now would be it. That way during the awkward stage my excuse could be I'm growing it to bring awareness," he said. "I'm so glad I did because I had no idea at the time how much it would reinvent my life."

While a clean-shaven style satisfies cultural implications about remaining youthful, Doan embraced his new beard because of its professional, mature flare.


"I said if there was ever a time to grow it, now would be it...I'm so glad I did because I had no idea at the time how much it would reinvent my life."

-Julian Doan



Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan

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At 31-years-old he said he was tired of looking like a teenager.

"Growing a beard makes you look older, but not in a bad way," he said. "Growing a beard adds a certain ruggedness, manliness and edginess."


"Growing a beard makes you look older, but not in a bad way. Growing a beard adds a certain ruggedness, manliness and edginess."

-Julian Doan


Doan learned that growing a beard is both a "commitment and a process." For him, that process is an ongoing one.

He said he can't quite pinpoint how long it took him to grow a beard because he still considers it to be growing and improving everyday. His main styling concern is maintaining trims to ensure his beard grows in evenly and stays looking sharp.

First impressions of Zeus

Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan

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Doan said he tried a few products before finding Zeus but never really fell in love with any.

To him, many other brands delivered a lackluster performance in terms of name, branding and packaging. Then when online shopping one day for new beard products, he found Zeus.

"I actually picked up Zeus beard balm first because I didn't have any and bought it simply because I love Greek mythology and I love the packaging," he said. "I keep using Zeus products and recommend them to my friends because you can truly tell the difference in the quality of the products."


"I actually picked up Zeus beard balm first because I didn't have any and bought it simply because I love Greek mythology and I love the packaging. I keep using Zeus products and recommend them to my friends because you can truly tell the difference in the quality of the products."

-Julian Doan


Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan

Photo via Instagram / @julianpdoan1




Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan



STEP ONE: CLEANING HIS BEARD




"I use beard shampoo and conditioner in the shower when I need it. Then just like the hair on my head, I towel dry it."


-Julian Doan


STEP TWO: MOISTURIZING HIS BEARD



STEP THREE: HANDLING HAIR AND BODY CARE


"From there I spray the Zeus deodorant. Then I blow dry my hair and use Zeus clay pomade or braid it into a bun."

-Julian Doan

Julian Doan proves the ladies love the beard.

Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan

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When it comes to his beard game, there's always one girl in Julian Doan's corner, his five-year girlfriend Diane Chang, 28. One of the reasons he stuck with Zeus was because of Chang's positive reaction.

"My girlfriend loves the smell. She always compliments how great my face smells. Women pay attention to that," he said.


"My girlfriend loves the smell. She always compliments how great my face smells. Women pay attention to that."

-Julian Doan


Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan

Photo via Instagram / @julianpdoan1


Chang said when Doan told her he wanted to grow a beard, she was "all for it" and curious to see how it would turn out.

"I feel like it's definitely added an edge to his look and I think he looks super hot! I definitely do see a change in his attitude. He's shown up more confident in who he is as a man," Chang said.


"I feel like it's definitely added an edge to his look and I think he looks super hot! I definitely do see a change in his attitude. He's shown up more confident in who he is as a man."

-Diane Chang, Julian Doan's girlfriend




Julian Doan facial hair insight and advice

When it comes to beard advice, Julian Doan suggests remaining patient.

"Growing facial hair, at least for me, is like falling asleep. It happens slowly then all at once. I have friends who can grow a beard in two weeks that took me two months," he said.

Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan

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Doan said the most important thing to remember is that the benefits of overly shaving are a myth. Moreover, he pointed out that shaving won't make your hair grow any faster or thicker.

In fact, giving your growing beard a regular full shave is counterproductive to your cause, he said.

While shaving may be a defensive strategy to cope with a patchy beard, Doan suggests waiting the awkward phase out. In his experience, some areas on his face took two to three months before finally growing hair.

"The key is to take care of what you have, while you grow it out to what you want," he said.


"The key is to take care of what you have, while you grow it out to what you want."

-Julian Doan



The right way to invest in your beard is through your diet and exercise, Doan said. He suggests increasing testosterone, which will not only improve beard growth but also support muscle development.

He said the easiest way to increase testosterone is to make sure your diet is rich in protein and to exercise regularly.

To stay on schedule, Doan tracks his macros and makes sure to maintain a balanced diet of daily carbs, proteins and fats.

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To learn more about Julian Doan and his various career paths, stay tuned for Part Two.


Zeus Beard introduces Julian Doan