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For our 40th Anniversary issue it was unanimous between Sophisticate’s and our reader’s that social media’s favorite beauty icon, Kim Kardashian West, would be our cover girl!

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You guys voted for your favorite “Style Icons” and the results are in! See who made the cut in the issue.

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Take a peak at the “40 Best looks” that we’ve feature in this year’s issues of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!

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Get inspired by our compilation of “40 Great Star Looks” just for you!

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For our 40th Anniversary we’re giving away over $7,000 worth of fabulous hair and beauty products in our “Big Beauty Giveaway”. Enter and get a chance to win some of the most coveted beauty merch in our November 2018 issue.

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Sophisticate’s is always on the pulse on what’s hot in beauty right now. We’ve curated some of this month’s must-have products just for you!

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‘90s Supermodel, style icon and the queen of the short cut, Linda Evangelista influenced an entire generation before the Gigi & Bella Hadid’s of today. Get the issue to see some of Linda’s best mane transformations over the years!


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Apr. 30

For max shine, rinse hair with apple cider vinegar and warm water, then rinse with cold-as-possible water to close cuticles.

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Apr. 29

Highlighting and lowlighting can be done with any hairstyle because it adds fun, flair and dimension.

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Apr. 28

For an at-home deep conditioning mask, take a quarter-size amount of shea butter and mix it in with your favorite conditioner; then, put on hair and wrap it up in a warm towel for five to 10 minutes.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr. 27


Apr. 27

Mist damp tresses with a texturizing spritz prior to blow-drying with a round brush to achieve smooth strands with a slight flip.

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Apr. 26

Women of all hair textures, types and colors can opt for a shine enhancing treatment or gloss to give hair extra longevity.

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Apr. 25

If your natural color is blonde, go for lowlights that are one or two levels darker than your natural color to bring out dimension and increase shininess.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr. 24


Apr. 24

Know how to toss your hair in a chignon or chic ponytail when you have only a few moments to get ready.

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Apr. 23

Try a dry shampoo—it creates a really great texture in the hair.

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Apr. 22

Choose a blow-dryer with cool, medium and hot settings to help control the temps. Stick to medium heat to prevent burning or damaging hair.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr. 21


Apr. 21

When getting ready to make a haircolor switch, start with a strand test. Color just one strand of hair—in an inconspicuous place—to help determine if you like the new color.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr. 20


Apr. 20

If you roll pieces of hair in opposite directions, alternating the way you roll it, it gives the hair loose curls, which will bounce off each other.

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Apr. 19

Mousses, styling lotions and pomades are all good products for short hair. If you’re looking for volume, use a little bit of sculpture lotion at the crown for lift.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr. 18


Apr. 18

To battle dry, brittle ends, have a stylist snip off about an inch of the hair’s length before adding a few additional layers throughout for definition.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr. 17


Apr. 17

Protein is a must for hair health and growth. Eat foods like salmon, yogurt and lean meats like turkey or chicken breasts for your protein intake.

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Apr. 16

Preserve the vibrancy and shine of your haircolor by doing a conditioning treatment once a week. Set a day for that little extra TLC for healthy hair.

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Apr. 15

For added shine, volume and shape, try using a half-boar bristle, half-plastic round brush when blow-drying tresses.

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Apr. 14

Want to achieve the perfect blow-dry? Part hair into four sections for greater control. You can blow-dry it straight and round the ends for a sleek look

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Apr. 13

To make hairstyling more manageable, use a paddle brush to blow-dry your bangs when hair is wet.

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Apr. 12

A large barrel curling iron can help twist and define curls. Use a mousse to scrunch texture into those lovely curls.

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Apr. 11

To help achieve dimensionalized color with incredible shine, have your colorist reach for demi-permanent color.

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Apr. 10

Preserve your curls! At night, tie your locks into a loose ponytail or wrap them with a scarf. The next morning, tousle tresses with your fingers and go!

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Apr. 9

Try ceramic styling tools and heat protectant products to minimize the possibility of heat damage.

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Apr. 8

Sporting a short, layered snip? Piece out those lengths using a dab of pomade for a sexy bedhead style.

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Apr. 7

Tired of your white hot hue? Tone it down a bit with some honey blonde lowlights.

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Apr. 6

Want to define your radiant ringlets? Separate each spiral with a touch of pomade so each tendril has a personality all its own.

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Apr. 5

Take your cropped coif to new heights and prep with a bit of root booster before blow-drying with a round brush and finishing with flexible-hold spray.

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Apr. 4

Looking for good styling products for short hair? Mousses, styling lotions and pomades are all good products to style cropped coifs—especially ones with layers!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr. 3


Apr. 3

Glam up the classic ponytail. Start by fashioning a few waves with a curling iron. Then, smooth the crown down with gel, and gather spirals into a ponytail at the crown.

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Apr. 1

Mix it up! Pair straight-laced bangs with spiral curls for a multi-textured style.

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