That Margot Glow
July 27, 2016
If you can’t beat the heat–make it work for you! Makeup artist Pati Dubroff did a gorgeous glowing look on actress Margo Robbie for an event in the heat and humidity of Miami, FL. And the hair? Light, pretty waves with a braided crown to keep hair away from the face and the vibe fresh. Summer done right!
Wave Hello To Jessica Simpson
July 26, 2016
Out and about at the Los Angeles premiere of Gleason, Jessica Simpson (shown above with her hubby) once again proves why we have serious mane envy when it comes to her Boho, chic waves. Hairstylist Giannandrea, International Creative Director for Macadamia Professional, styled up the star’s mane and is sharing how you can duplicate the look…
>>Apply a volume-building mousse (try Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer) to damp hair to help create a voluminous base, then blow-dry locks with a large brush. To blow-dry, divide hair into six large sections and do not stretch the hair while drying; just softly dry with the brush to retain as much volume as possible.
>>Create a middle part and wrap small sections of hair around a 1” curling iron to create waves. Once all the hair is in waves, use a flat iron to gently flatten the waves, especially toward the ends, keeping the softness and volume up top. There should be no roundness at the ends. This process is most important as it gives the waves more of a “Boho” appeal.
>>Spray on a bit of dry shampoo at the crown for a dry-texture finish Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo is a good one), following by a bit of oil mist applied from mid-lengths to ends to create definition and shine. Finalize the look with a finishing spray to add even more light volume and texture.
July 25, 2016
The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) happened last night, with over 3,000 people attending to find out who the winners were in 15 separate categories. Created by the Pro Beauty Association, NAHA is one of the beauty industry’s most prestigious photographic beauty competitions in North America, celebrating the artistry and skill of the professional salon and styling world. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide congratulates all the winners!
Avant-Garde Hairstylist of the Year: Edward Woody
Contemporary Classic: Dilek Onur Taylor (her winning style is shown above)
Editorial Hairstylist of the Year: Lucie Doughty
Haircolor: Chrystofer Benson
Hairstylist of the Year: Matt Swinney
Make-up Artist of the Year: Isidro Valencia
Master Hairstylist of the Year: Ammon Carver
Men’s Hairstylist of the Year: Nicole Higgins
Nail Professional of the Year: Cassandra Clark
Newcomer Hairstylist of the Year: Evan Erickson
People’s Choice: Matthew Tyldesley
Salon Design: Michael & Michael
Salon Team: Ammon Carver Studio
Student Hairstylist of the Year: Jessee Ervin
Texture Award: Michelle O’Connor
July 24, 2016
We may have just found the perfect summer bob, thanks to Lucy Hale, who shared her cuter-than-cute snip on Instagram. If you think the bob trend may be fading, then you probably need to think again. While Lucy has been rocking her snip for awhile, Cara Delevigne just cut off inches to create her own bob. It’s on, ladies. Time to make that salon appointment…
July 23, 2016
Planning on attending a giant music festival in the upcoming weeks? Then you’ll definitely want to check out the issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide on sale now (the one with Jennifer Lawrence on the cover!), featuring this gorgeous look and a whole lot of inspiration. Check us out at newsstands everywhere. Can’t find? Click on the Where To Find box on this page and enter your location for a retailer near you. Meet you in front of the stage!
Squad Color Goals
July 21, 2016
The much-talked about Suicide Squad movie (opening August 5) features a cast of colorful characters—and that includes their hair. Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, sports a platinum hue with dip-dyed blue and pink ends, while Jared Leto, who plays Joker, shows off a very green mane. So it’s no wonder that Splat created a collection of 11 hair hues in honor of the movie.
Pink Fetish and Blue Envy are the colors to grab if you’re looking to duplicate Harley Quinn’s look, while Scream Green will get you the Joker’s green. Other shades include Purple Desire, Lusty Lavender, Crimson Obsession, Bleach, Luscious Raspberry, Berry Blast, Aqua Rush and Pink & Blue. And just for fun, each color comes in a different box featuring the movie’s characters, and includes a special-edition Suicide Squad comic book.
The Splat Suicide Squad haircolors are available at Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, CVS Rite Aid and Hot Topic. But hurry! The company only printed 350,000 of the special edition boxes and they’re already selling out like crazy!