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America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift is gracing our February 2018 cover! We have all of the pop star’s best mane moves and beauty secrets right in this issue.


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Stylist Candy Shaw Codner of Jamison Shaw Hairdressers in Atlanta, GA, is a regular contributor to Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, where her clients, and potential clients, see the gorgeous cut and color work her salon does. Do you want to submit your work for possible publication and help build traffic in your salon? Here’s all the information you need!

All of the salon hair photos you see in Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide come from you, the stylists and the salons. If you have a collection you’d like to submit, or you’re thinking of doing a photo shoot, here are some tips…

  • We want to see what’s happening in your salon, in your city, in your state. The styles you create for your models should be representative of the types of cuts and colors you are normally creating for your clients.
  • Models don’t have to be professional, but they should be cute and have really great hair! Each model will need to sign a model’s release form that gives us permission to publish the photos in Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide. Remember, we’re a national newsstand publication—Sophisticate’s is available everywhere. If you don’t have your own airtight model release form, please e-mail us at info@associatedpub.com. Please put “Releases” in the subject line. We’ll e-mail you a copy of our own release form that you can use.
  • The photography must be really good! Flip through the pages of any Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide and you’ll see that almost every photo has good, clear, clean lighting, very few or no shadows, is in complete focus and that you can see the hair really, really well. We don’t want to miss a detail of that cut or color you worked so hard on! We highly recommend a professional photographer, or someone you know who takes excellent photos with a great camera. Photographer’s release form? We’ll need one of those, too, to give us permission to publish the photos in the magazine. If you don’t have one, e-mail us (see above) and we’ll send you one.
  • Your photos can be in transparency, print or digital form. If you prefer the digital format, please make sure the resolution is at least 300dpi and the photo size is at least 8-1/2 x 11. Please note that we cannot return any materials sent to us.
  • You don’t have to write captions for any of the photos you submit, unless you really want to. You do have to include your name and phone number so we can call you if necessary.
  • Remember that there is a time lapse from when you send in your photos to when the issue we’re working on will be published—it may be two or three issues before you see your work.
  • We regret that due to the amount of images in each issue (over 800!), we cannot send you a copy of any issue your work appears in. But since you already subscribe, all you have to do is keep watch. What? You don’t subscribe? Click that magazine cover up there now!
  • Hair Pro Advice


    Have a hair or beauty questions? Let us help you find the answer. Ask here for your pro advice!

    BELINDA & FRANK GAMBUZZABELINDA & FRANK GAMBUZZA
    This styling duo own and operate Salon Studio Visage in Knoxville, TN. Belinda is know for her color expertise, and Frank excels in cuts and styles.

    CARMINE MINARDICARMINE MINARDI
    Co-owner of Minardi Salon in New York, Carmine has worked on hundreds of celebrities, housewives and professional women.

    DANIEL KEANEDANIEL KEANE
    A veteran educator, designer, editorial and platform artist, Daniel also currently serves as Academy Director for Italy Hairfashion.

    SUZIE BONDSUZIE BOND
    A well-known pro in the color world for over 19 years, Suzie is also the owner of salon Perfect 5th in Mooresville, NC.

    BETH MINARDIBETH MINARDI
    In addition to being the co-owner of Minardi Salon in New York, she is a Joico color spokesperson for Vero K-Pak Color.

    Sophisticate's Hairstyle GuideSOPHISTICATE’S HAIRSTYLE GUIDE
    In our 35th year of publishing, we’ve featured thousands and thousands of fabulous tress looks, talked to celebrity hairstylists, worked with top experts in all things hair and have learned a thing or two about what makes a woman look beautiful. We can help!

    Find Your Perfect Hue


    color pros
    elizabeth stenstrom and rona o’connor

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    Elizabeth Stenstrom

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    Rona O’Connor

    UUU1
    “Blake Lively is the most-asked-for blonde,” says O’Connor. “She’s my client!”

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    “We are still seeing a lot of popularity with Jennifer Lopez because of her natural and simple looking ombré,” says Stenstrom.

    Elizabeth Stenstrom, owner of L Salon & Color Group, San Mateo, CA, and Rona O’Connor, owner/master colorist and corrective color expert of Lukaro Salon, Beverly Hills, CA, gave Sophisticate’s the details on what’s hot in haircolor…

    “Right now, we’re seeing a lot of rich copper colors. The colors aren’t just deep tones, but rich and vibrant,” says Stenstrom. “A huge trend in our salon is the natural ombré, which is so popular because it’s low maintenance. And it complements every type of skin tone.” Want a more natural look? Stenstrom suggests balayage…”Balayage is a huge hit in our salon,” she adds. “We are using this technique more than highlighting because you can give your client a very natural look.”

    Celeb colorist O’Connor fills us in on what techniques are perfect for fashionistas. “For the fashion forward: Peek-a-boo color is hot,” she explains. “It’s an accent color to enhance a cut, tailor a look or create a statement: from a brush stroke of turquoise in a bang to a shock of platinum in dark brunette.”

    How-To Product Guide


    VOLUMIZER

    VOLUMIZER

  • HOW IT COMES: Volumizers may be found in several different forms, including sprays, gels and mousses. For your best version, try sprays or mousses for thinner hair, and gels or heavier mousses for thicker lengths.
  • MAKING IT WORK: “If you don’t have tresses that are naturally wavy, try boosting the volume with thickening spray,” shares Sandi Spika Borchetta, Stylist, Designer and VP Creative at Big Machine Records, who has also coiffed Taylor Swift’s hair.
  • MOUSSE

    MOUSSE

  • HOW IT COMES: Mousse usually comes in a pressurized can, generally formulated to spray into your palm in whipped-cream-like dollop to distribute evenly throughout hair.
  • MAKING IT WORK: “Using the right mousse at the roots shouldn’t make the hair greasy,” says Kris Mortensen, hairstylist at The Salon By Maxine in Beverly Hills, CA. “It gives hair great lift and lasts a long time and it helps the roots of fine hair.”
  • SHINE ENHANCER

    SHINE ENHANCER

  • HOW IT COMES: Shine enhancers are usually liquid in form, and can be dispersed from the bottle onto fingertips or palms to be applied to the hair. They can also be packaged in a spray form that be directly misted over tresses.
  • MAKING IT WORK: “One of the first signs of healthy hair is a natural shine,” states Jacqueline Tarrant, founder of the Style Infinity Hair Trauma Center in Chicago, IL. Spritz on a shine spray to finish any style—just don’t overdo it!
  • GEL

    GEL

  • HOW IT COMES: Look for gel in a tube packaging. Some gels can be quite sticky, while others are more liquid in nature. Gels may be used on a variety of textures, as well.
  • MAKING IT WORK: “The best way to make hair sleek and straight is to start off with freshly cleansed and conditioned locks,” notes star hairstylist Charles Baker Strahan. “Once hair is damp, just apply some spray gel for a little bit of extra control.”
  • STYLING WAX

    STYLING WAX

  • HOW IT COMES: Styling wax is most commonly produced in solid form, and packaged in jars or in a stick form. There are also spray waxes, which can be slightly lighter in nature and easier to work with on finer locks.
  • MAKING IT WORK: “A pomade is a great product to add to the hair for that ‘piecey’ look,” says Andy LeCompte, celebrity hairstylist in Los Angeles, CA. “You can use that in dry hair to form and separate the pieces.” Don’t be afraid to add texture to your cut!
  • HAIRSPRAY

    HAIRSPRAY

  • HOW IT COMES: Hairspray comes in either a pressurized can for continuous spraying, or in a pump bottle for short bursts of product application. Look for formulas that will help your styling agenda, be it strong and firm hold action, or touchable, soft-hold maneuvers.
  • MAKING IT WORK: “One people make in prepping [the hair] is they use way too much spray while they’re curling,” explains Joe Anthony Pena, an award-winning hair artist with Farouk Systems. “That weight can pull the curl out of the hair.” Use a product based upon the texture of your strands.
  • International Style


    spotlight-stealing silhouettes

    from Donna Mitchell of Bonce Salons, UK

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    heavenly volume

    This cherry mane is a gorgeous explosion of coils. Ringlets glide like a waterfall from the roots all the way to the shoulders in a soft cloud of curls.

    ZZ1

    au naturel

    Long strands are kept simple with a dark blonde silhouette that showcases femininity and natural beauty. Soft, slight waves add texture for an alluring mane.

    ZZ2

    sleek beauty

    A chocolate-hued mane is snipped into a blunt, geometric shape that creates a perfect frame. The color is kept simple to show off the precise lines of the silhouette perfect for showing off your fabulous features.

    ZZ3

    blown away

    Admirers will gravitate toward you when you show off this cool, cut featuring razored edges and an asymmetrical fringe. A platinum hue is the perfect match for this sleek mane that’s out of this world.

    ZZ4

    classic and bold

    Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with this sleek pixie in a chestnut hue. Strands are parted to one side to create a sweeping fringe and complete this radiant look.

    Cuts For Your Face Shape


    Find out whether you’re a heart, oval, round or square because there’s a perfect (and not so perfect) way to wear your hair. It’s time to flaunt those features, pretty girl…

    Your face shape: OVAL/LONG

    OVAL/LONG
    Jennifer Aniston

    You fall into this category if the widths of your brow, cheekbones and jaw are almost equal, and you have a gently rounded hairline.

    FAMOUS FACES
    Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba

    YOUR SUPER SNIP
    “This is the most versatile face shape. You can pull off almost any look—short or long, straight or wavy,” explains celebrity stylist Riccardo Maggiore of Riccardo Maggirore Salon in New York City. “Sophisticated bobs, bangs and long, beachy waves are especially flattering.”

    Your face shape: ROUND

    ROUND
    Fergie

    Your hairline and chin are rounded, and your face is nearly as wide as it is long.

    FAMOUS FACES
    Fergie and Drew Barrymore

    YOUR SUPER SNIP
    Try cuts that fall just below the chin. “Soft layers are great because they’ll make your face appear slimmer and tend to remove bulk from the sides,” shares celebrity stylist Riccardo Maggiore of Riccardo Maggirore Salon in New York City. “Bangs are flattering, too, but keep them long or sideswept.”

    Your face shape: SQUARE

    SQUARE
    Angelina Jolie

    If you have a strong, straight jawline and an equally straight hairline, and the length of your face is almost equal to its width, you’re a square face type.

    FAMOUS FACES
    Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek Pinault

    YOUR SUPER SNIP
    The key to your best style is a cut that softens your angular jaw and forehead. “Soft, long layers around the face with a long, sideswept bang work fantastically,” notes hair pro Benjamin Mohapi, director of the Galvin Benjamin Salon Group. Are you more of a cropped cutie? “You can also get away with a short, spikey cut,” says celebrity stylist Riccardo Maggiore of Riccardo Maggirore Salon in New York City.

    Your face shape: HEART/DIAMOND

    HEART/DIAMOND
    Reese Witherspoon

    This is you if you’re face is wide at the brow and near the hairline but especially narrow at the jaw.

    FAMOUS FACES
    Kim Kardashian and Reese Witherspoon

    YOUR SUPER SNIP
    The goal is to draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones. “Brow-grazing fringe, sideswept bangs, a strong part and hair that falls at or below your jawline will look amazing,” comments celebrity stylist Riccardo Maggiore of Riccardo Maggirore Salon in New York City. “If you want a short cut, keep top layers soft and long. If you are opting for a longer look, go for long layers that graze your cheekbones.”

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