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DWTS’ Lindsay Arnold–Exclusive Interview!
September 26, 2016

DANCING WITH THE STARS - LINDSAY ARNOLD - The stars grace the ballroom floor for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars," which airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Dancing With The Stars’ season 23 marks Lindsay Arnold’s eighth season on the show and fourth season as a pro dancer. This year, the blonde bombshell is paired with retired NFL player Calvin Johnson. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide caught up with the Utah native on her predictions for this season and a run-through on how she’s styled for the show. Enjoy!

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3 Reasons To Watch Sunday Night Television!
September 25, 2016

Why does everyone at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide love Sunday night? Many reasons, but one is some great television shows returning after summer break! Now for our reasons to stay glued to the tube tonight…

Reason 1: Emilie DeRavin starring in Once Upon A Time

 

Reason 2: Tea Leoni starring in Madam Secretary

 

Reason 3: Priyanka Chopra starring in Quantico
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All beautifully stylish leading actresses holding their own in primetime!

We’re ready!

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HAIR TRENDSETTING!
September 24, 2016

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Flawless simplicity and natural texture are few of the looks Steven Lightfoot, Artistic Director and VP of Product Development for Peter Coppola Beauty, thinks about when looking forward to 2017 hair! One of his looks from his new collection, shown here, demonstrates the beauty of feminine simplicity in hair.

For more from Mr. Lightfoot’s collection and hundreds of hairstyle ideas, pick up our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale now at newsstands everywhere. It’s a new season and time for a new look—let us help you make the right beauty moves!

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Long Love Affair
September 23, 2016

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Straight, wavy or curly—when it comes to long hair, every look is romantic. Fall in love with your below-the-shoulder locks by updating the cut with a few layers or highlights, thanks to jcp salon, the creative team behind this gorgeous silhouette. They can even teach you a few new styling tricks for a quick refresh!#jcpsalon #instyleatjcp

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5 Steps To Awesome Braids
September 22, 2016

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For the Spring/Summer 2017 Jeans for Refugees collection from artist Johny Dar, runway stylist and NAHA Master Stylist of the Year Award-winner Ammon Carver, Global Creative Director for L’ANZA Healing Haircare, created intricate braided looks with strong textural definition. “I was inspired by the rich colors and beautifully intricate textures of Johny’s amazing painted jeans and dresses,” said Carver. “I knew as soon as I looked at the clothes that it had to be a braided look. I also wanted the hair to combine his inspiration from diverse cultures and nature since the scope of his artistry and his work is so expansive.”

Carver created sophisticated, detailed braided looks with French rope braids of diverse sizes that graduated in width from top to ends. Micro ‘spacer’ braids were placed between each rope braid to give the illusion of added space to amplify dimension. The braids were joined at the nape of the neck, and tied together to flow down over loose, deconstructed lengths of hair beneath.

How To Create The Look:

STEP ONE Apply L’ANZA Healing Style Molding Paste for control, hold and definition.

STEP TWO Create French roll braids. Start at the top, working down the sides to follow the curve of the head, widening the braid and stopping at the back of the crown. To create the braid, take a small section of hair and separate it into three parts; twist, then roll the first two parts counterclockwise, then integrate the third part into the braid in the same direction.
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STEP THREE Create micro-braids. As a “spacer” between French roll braids, and to add more detail, create small, one-sided micro-braids alongside each larger braid. When you’re done, you should have about six to eight total braids (French roll and micro).

STEP FOUR Bring ends of all braids to the center of the nape at the back of the neck and secure together.
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STEP FIVE Loosely curl remaining braid-free hair with a 1½-inch curling iron, brush through, then separate strands for smooth, loose, deconstructed texture to contrast braids. Finish with a light spray of firm-hold L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray to hold the look in place.
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ONE Great Look: Reverse Ombre
September 21, 2016

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Hair by Chesney Blue, TX

Dark roots? No way! We love this reverse ombre color palette, with a bright sunny blonde at the base, melting into a butterscotch hue that gives way to golden brunette at the ends. So pretty!

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3 Steps To Fashion Week Hair
September 20, 2016

NEW YORK, NY-September 12:Ireland Baldwin final hair/makeup for Matrix at London in New York. September 12, 2016. Credit:Roger Wong

Celebrity Stylist Scott Cunha styled Ireland Baldwin for the Sherri Hill runway show at New York Fashion Week. “Ireland just cut her hair and I love it!” shares Cunha. “We wanted to accentuate her new look and go with an effortless, undone rocker vibe.” Here’s how it’s done…

1.

Apply Matrix Style Link Blowout Big Queen to towel-dried hair and blow it out from roots to ends.

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Once dried, create a side part and use a 1-inch curling iron on 1-inch vertical sections to curl hair away from the face. Spray Matrix Style Link Mineral Rough Me Up Salt Infused Spray onto hands and scrunch the ends to separate the waves.

3. 

To get a more undone look, use Matrix Style Link Shape Switcher Molding Paste to create additional texture and separation. Spray Matrix Style Link Style Fixer Finishing Hairspray onto a toothbrush and brush over the part to make it a little more defined. You can also use it to smooth flyaways!

Photo: courtesy Matrix.

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