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Pop In!
July 25, 2014

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Red Door Spa is hosting a pop-in, dash-out, no-luxury spared Pop-Up Spa and Salon at LollaShop, the official Lollapalooza pop-up store. Guests can enjoy complimentary spa and salon services including makeup refreshers, cooling oxygen blasts, and a pony, braid & bun bar to help them look their best while rocking out at Lollapalooza. Speed services including mini-manicures ($10), lip facials ($5), hair tinsel, feather or quikkies extensions ($20 each), chair massages ($10) and collagen eye treatments ($10) are also available to help guests get in the festival spirit.

WHEN:
Thursday, July 24th: 5 pm – 8 pm
Friday, July 25th: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday, July 26 – Sunday, July 27: Closed
Monday, July 28 –Thursday July 31: 11 am – 2 pm
Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3: 10 am – 4 pm

WHERE:
Red Door Spa LollaShop Pop-up Spa and Salon
Block Thirty Seven
108 State Street (at Randolph Street)
Chicago, IL 60602

Short Chic
July 24, 2014

Everywhere you look celebrities are going under the shears and the results are super chic, wearable and versatile—just like Lily Collins, pictured below. NYC hairstylist and salon owner, Nunzio Saviano, offers his advice on how to chop-chop one’s way to a sultry new cut. “I really love Kristen Stewart and Lily Collins’ new cuts because the look is all about balance. It’s not too short, not too long and has just the right about of texture. To make sure you don’t get a pixie, ask your stylist to make sure hair falls at the nape of the neck and leave texture at the ends. This is accomplished with long, precise layers.” To style the look at home… “Use a one inch barrel curling iron to create a natural looking wave. Then break up the pieces and spray with a dry shampoo for definition and separation. Add pomade or texture paste to the ends for a perfectly messy, textured effect.”

On The Style Scene
July 23, 2014

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SWIMMINGLY GOOD HAIR
July 22, 2014

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curlTIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin created a gorgeous look for the SUBOO Swim 2015 collection runway show. Here are the details of how you can recreate it at home!

1. Work the Catwalk by TIGI Bodifying Spray through towel-dried hair from root to tip; blow-dry using a round brush to smooth the cuticle

2. Using a medium size tong, create loose haphazard curls/waves throughout the head.

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3. Create three, 3-strand braids (a large braid on top of head, two smaller braids at the side), taking care to create a bit of lift at the hairline on top. Secure all braids together with pins at the curvature of the back of the head.

4. Use fingers to loosen and texturize the braids and hair at the nape of the neck to achieve the desired “undone” look.

5. Finish by setting the entire look with Catwalk TIGI Work It Hairspray.

Perfect for that spent-the-day-at-the-beach look!

 

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SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR!
July 21, 2014

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Congratulations to Atlanta, Georgia’s Van Michael Salons on their big win at the recent North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) for Salon Team of the Year! This image represents just one of the several from their beautiful collection submitted for judging. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was proud to be a Media Partner for this dynamic event.

Photography by Babak.

WINNER OF THE CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC AWARD!
July 20, 2014

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Congratulations to Sonna Brada of Spokane, Washington, who won the Contemporary Classic award at the recent Professional Beauty Association’s 2014 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) in Las Vegas. Sonna, from Jazz Salons, Inc., submitted this image for the final judging (one of several). Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was on hand, of course, to witness the amazing ceremonies!

Photography by Alec Wilson.

SUMMER’S NAUGHTY & NICE!
July 19, 2014

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We’re right in middle of summer—and hoping you are having a fabulous time! Hair is getting to be a bit more of a challenge with all the heat and humidity, but we’re here to help! Check out our September issue on newsstands now and our special feature on Bohemian Chic for some new ways to style your long mane. Of course we have something for everyone—so pick up the issue for a fun, warm-weather read! 

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