Danielle Moinet (WWE Superstar!) Interview!
April 26, 2017
Sophisticate’s Exclusive Interview!
You might recognize Danielle Moinet as the well-known, gorgeous WWE Superstar “Summer Rae,” a blonde baddie who has proven she is a force to be reckoned with in the ring. But when she’s not heating up your television screen, she’s everyday gorgeous Danielle, a North Carolina peach with an eye for fashion and the most luxurious golden tresses we’ve ever seen! In an exclusive Sophisticate’s interview, the star shares how she stays so haute…
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5 Steps To Chic Romance
April 25, 2017
This season, Redken Brand Ambassador Rodney Cutler capitalized on chic romance at Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2018 Bridal Show. “We went for a more natural, chic look,” shares Cutler. “I was inspired by a ballerina bun that a girl could do herself at home. I pulled the hair back into a low ballerina bun and raked my hands through it for a bit of a natural airy, texture, and topped it off with a floral embellishment. The hair is a fun, beautiful look.”
Here’s how you can get the look!
1. Prep hair with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam for volume and light texture, then blow-dry with flat brush, brushing the hair away from face.
2. Using a 1” curling iron, curl throughout the length for added texture.
3. Using your fingers, rake hair back into a not-too-tight ponytail, allowing baby hairs to fall.
4. Taking the length of the ponytail, fold hair in half into itself to create a modern ballerina bun; utilize bobby pins as needed to hold the bun.
5. Finish with Redken’s Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray to add soft hold and shine.
April 24, 2017
A tale of two blondes, if you will… We can’t help but want to make an appointment with our colorist after we spied not one, but two fabulous blondes, side by side. Allison Williams and Celine Dion both do honey-blonde to perfection. Wouldn’t you agree?
Hand Pressed Haircolor
April 23, 2017
A haircolor technique created exclusively by Redken Artist Chiala Marvici, Hand Pressed Color is a unique method of application that allows colorists to create custom, multi-dimensional color blends in less time than traditional methods–meaning fab color for you and less time at the salon! Its versatility allows for an unlimited color palette and is perfect for recreating the most popular vivid color trends. Here’s a quick peek at the step-by-step of how the above color was created…
4 Ways To Be More Green
April 22, 2017
In honor of Earth Day, Matrix Artistic Director Dan Csicsai and Matrix Stylist Breck Csicsai are offering up a few simple steps to help the environment. And Matrix would know, since their Biolage R.A.W. (Real. Authentic. Wholesome.) line is their first step toward producing an environmentally friendly haircare line—the ingredients are minimally molecularly unchanged from their natural state with up to 50% natural-origin ingredients, and the bottles are made up of up to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.
Change lighting from fluorescent and diligent lighting to LED lighting. It saves energy, it’s more efficient, and it’s cost effective.
Implement recycling and trash bins—and recycle everything you can!
Instead of using paper napkins, plates or Styrofoam cups, use regular dishes that are washable and reusable to help reduce trash.
Instead of buying bottles of water, use a pitcher with a filtration system and pour into reusable containers or glasses. No more plastic trash!
April 21, 2017
Thinking of going lighter for summer, but not quite sure how you’re going to accomplish it? Leave it to the pros! Stylist Katie Sauvageau of jcp salon in Fargo, ND, has been transitioning this dark brunette into a sunny golden hue. “One more session and this #balayage #ombre will be on point!,” shares Sauvageau. We think it’s pretty gorgeous already!
Minnie’s Many Curls
April 20, 2017
Have you been admiring actress Minnie Driver’s curls on her hit TV show Speechless? We have, and wanted to know the secret to how she gets them looking so positively lovely. ““Viviscal works! It thickens my hair and makes it shine,” she shared. “The overall health of my hair changed dramatically after taking that product for three months.” A-HA! Adding it to our beauty shopping list as we admire Minnie’s curls right here…