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Go Big And Go Out
June 27, 2016

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Humidity can be your friend, if you let it. Instead of fighting those high-temperature, dew-laden days, why not go with your naturals curls, enhanced by the extra moisture in the air? Vanessa Hudgens offer us serious #hairgoals with her curls. Just twist a few ringlets with a curling iron here and there and let Mother Nature take care of the rest…


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Sunday Styling!
June 26, 2016

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Love this coral ombre haircolor look from Paul Mitchell in Tinley Park, Illinois! The perfect Sunday hue! (And pretty cool for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and oh! definitely Saturday, too!)

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June 25, 2016

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We love this time of year and all the fun, let-it-loose style choices in front us! The new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide just hit the newsstands this week and we think you’ll love our editorial! We have hundreds of new haircuts, haircolor and hairstyle choices to choose from, lots of new product news and celebrity looks! So pick up a copy at your local newsstand today (see box at right Where You Can Find)…and don’t forget to enter to win a free beauty product!

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Dip-Dye, Part 2
June 24, 2016

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Remember when dip-dye was all the rage and everyone was “dipping” the ends of their tresses into a bold new color? Well, it’s back, and better than ever. Bella Thorne recently added pink to the bottom portion of her elongated red tresses, showing off how the trend has advanced and improved. Instead of just a quick submersion in a solid color, the hues are precise and multi-dimensional, with a combination of light, medium and dark pinks woven together for a truly awesome effect. We’re hoping Dip-Dye, Part Deux really takes off—we’re predicting tons of fabulous color moves on the horizon!


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Mario Model Moves
June 23, 2016

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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was on the scene at The Wit Hotel this morning to watch the semi-finals of the Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas’ “Mario Make Me A Model” contest. After an open call for models brought in 300 potential contestants, the list was pared down to 40 semi-finalists, who strutted their stuff on the runway during this morning’s event. (Check out our Instagram page @sophisticateshairstyleguide to see video clips!) In the end, 7 finalists were chosen (pictured above, with mane master Mario Tricoci). All will be put through model and fitness training over the course of the next nine weeks, and receive a beauty makeover from Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas. Five finalists will then compete in a fashion show on August 26th, ending with one final winner.

Here are a few snaps from the event…

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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is on the scene!


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Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas’ Creative Director John Gialuisi, Mario Tricoci and Cheryl Tricoci pose for Sophisticate’s cameras.


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Larry Silvestri, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas welcomes the crowd.


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While the judges tally the scores, everyone is treated to Nothing Bundt Cakes mini cakes. Yum!


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Mario Tricoci and Splash’s Susanna Homan, both judges in the Mario Make Me A Model contest.


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Shhhh! Sophisticate’s snuck behind the scenes to catch a glimpse of the semi-finalists before they hit the runway.


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One of the finalists. Love his long locks!


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How cute is she? Another finalist.


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Amazing hair! It’s no wonder she made it to the finals!


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Swoon! What a handsome finalist.


You can head to the Mario Tricoci website starting July 30 to vote for your favorite, and to follow along with the progress of the finalists. Can’t wait to see who wins!

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Better Hair
June 22, 2016

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better hair 3We’re fans of Kérastase Paris, so when Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was invited to check out their re-launched Fusio-Dose Hair Lab Treatment—and their very cool brand-new Hair & Scalp Profiler Diagnostic Camera, we knew we couldn’t miss the chance.

We met the Kérastase Paris pros at Salon Buzz in Chicago’s Gold Coast, and they walked us through the process…

It all starts with the Hair & Scalp Profiler Camera, which is attached to a smartphone. It zooms in on the hair fiber up to 600 times, then allows the stylist to take a photo, which is uploaded into a diagnostic program where it undergoes a full fiber analysis. So we could follow along, the smartphone was attached to a tablet which showed us what our hair pro was doing.

better hair 5After finding out which area of improvement we were most interested in for our hair: radiance, nourishment, strength or density, the analysis began. We were interested in a boost of volume, so the diameter of the hair fiber was measured and compared, giving us a “very fine” verdict. Damage was also assessed (none—yay!) and the shine factor, which was horribly lacking (oh no!).

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Next came the recommendation for the Fusio-Dose Hair Lab Treatment. This is a “beauty shot” treatment that consists of a primary treatment, along with a booster for a secondary treatment. The primary treatments cover the four improvement areas noted above, while the five secondary boosters include nourishment, manageability, radiance, density and reinforcing. Based on our hair analysis, it was recommended we have a primary radiance treatment for more shine, and a density booster for extra volume. The treatment takes just five minutes, and you’ll see the results for up to four weeks.

In addition to the in-salon treatment, the analysis also recommended Kérastase Paris products to use at home. Combined with the Fusio-Dose treatment, over time our hair will become shinier and thicker. We can hardly wait!

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Testing. 1, 2, 3, Testing.
June 21, 2016

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If you’re thinking about making a major mane change, but just aren’t sure, you could take a cue from Pretty Little Liars‘ Shay Mitchell. Normally a very dark brunette, Shay took a walk on the lighter side for the iHeart Radio awards by testing out a blonde hue via a gorgeous wig. “Trying to figure out if blondes really do have more fun…” she wrote on Instagram. She looks good, right?

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