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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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Sophisticate’s got to chat with Fox-TV Star’s Brittany O’Grady!


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Bring in the holidays with hair inspirations from your favorite celebs!


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We have some of the top products you need to bring with you into the new year! Check them out!


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Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 31


 

Jan. 31

 
With human hair extension you can create a lot of different looks and use a lot of tools. Plus, the can last a long time—you can wash them and play with them and they’ll still look good. Consider the human hair variety if you’re planning on wearing the extensions long-term.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 30


 

Jan. 30

 
Subtle highlights, achieved by using extensions in a few different shades, are a good way to add dimension to your mane!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 29


 

Jan. 29

 
When wearing extensions avoid any stress to your own tresses by treating your scalp very gently. If you do an updo your extensions can get a bit tangled. To detangle, use your fingers to separate tangles first and finish with a wide-tooth comb.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 28


 

Jan. 28

 
Heat styling is especially damaging to blonde tresses, so choosing your tools wisely is important to maintaining the vibrancy of honey-hued hair. You should be using ceramic tools because they infuse more moisture into the hair than steel tools.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 27


 

Jan. 27

 
Don’t consider going blonde if you aren’t economically sound or don’t want to commit to keeping up the look. It’s a very high-maintenance hair hue that requires touch ups and trims every six to 10 weeks.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 26


 

Jan. 26

 
Before you dye your hair, one of the best things is to research your colorist by checking their credentials, background and referrals. A good colorist will make recommendations based specifically on your needs.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 25


 

Jan. 25

 
Achieve the color and style of your dreams! Any look can be done on any person when done in moderation and proportions that are customized for each individual.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 24


 

Jan. 24

 
When you schedule your color appointment, book a haircut for the same day. Always marry haircolor with a haircut to keep strands looking smashing.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 23


 

Jan. 23

 
Thinking about going blonde? As a general rule of thumb, less is always better when you’re starting out. You never want to go more than three or four shades lighter than your natural color. A drastic change leaves hair prone to breakage and shedding.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 22


 

Jan. 22

 
The biggest challenge in achieving body and volume is keeping the look modern. Often when people think body and volume, they think of the ’80s. Today’s sexy, voluminous hair has shine, sheen and a soft feel that moves as you run your hands through it. It’s about more than high, huge hair.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 21


 

Jan. 21

 
For girls with thin hair, adding in layers will help to create more volume. Aside from scoring a smart snip, be sure to style and maintain your mane. A great haircare routine will also help boost hair’s volume.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 20


 

Jan. 20

 
Rock hair with body and bounce! After blow-drying the hair, wrap three-inch sections around Velcro-brand rollers and allow it to set while hair cools. This technique produces beautifully voluminous hair.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 19


 

Jan. 19

 
Go big or go home! Use a great medium-sized round brush to blow-dry the hair—lifting at the roots to inject as much volume as possible.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 18


 

Jan. 18

 
Invest in a great blow-dryer. It helps to warm the hair to a high enough temperature so that it dries quickly and is left with the maximum amount of volume and shine once it cools down.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 17


 

Jan. 17

 
Do remember to glance in the mirror. A good style is all about balance and must look good from all angles.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 16


 

Jan. 16

 
Don’t use a brush to touch up your red-carpet style as you run the risk of deconstructing your look.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 15


 

Jan. 15

 
If you opt for a natural look, where your hair is left down and flowing, you can wear a red-carpet-type style anywhere and your hair can even be the perfect accessory to jeans and a T-shirt.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 14


 

Jan. 14

 
A small brush is essential when looking to create upswept styles and soft chignons.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 13


 

Jan. 13

 
For long flowing looks, a flat iron, blow-dryer and wide-tooth comb help you achieve perfectly imperfect styles.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 12


 

Jan. 12

 
Mousse, setting lotions and hairspray are essential to setting and maintaining your look.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 11


 

Jan. 11

 
By applying styling product in the shower, once you have rinsed out your conditioner, and allowing hair to air dry, product fuses together with the water in your hair, working to define your curl pattern and battle frizz.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 10


 

Jan. 10

 
To really take your texture to the next level, use a heavier mousse and blow-dry damp strands with a diffuser attachment.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 9


 

Jan. 9

 
For girls with textured hair who are looking to achieve the perfect curls and waves, it us important to let the hair air dry without fussing with it too much or you will disrupt the curls pattern and encourage frizz.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 8


 

Jan. 8

 
Cleansers are the most important part of the styling and haircare regimen when looking to eliminate frizz and dry hair. It is best to use a sulfate-free product because it will clean and refresh our scalp without striping it, so that you are left with moisture and shine.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 7


 

Jan. 7

 
Flat irons and large curling irons can help to smooth strands but should be used sparingly as they rob hair f moisture, which in turn leads to frizz.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 6


 

Jan. 6

 
Avoid towel drying your hair because it will only cause a lot of funky frizz.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 5


 

Jan. 5

 
Don’t be afraid of big, beautiful, full hair. Volume works for anyone, anytime—as long as it is not over done. A healthy, full look is easy to achieve and it will always be sexy and modern.

Molly Quinn


Molly Quinn

Sophisticate’s 10

You know that cute, bubbly redhead on Castle? That’s Molly Quinn—and she’s got a few beauty items to share with Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide readers…

“When I was in sixth grade, I had a really cute asymmetrical bob and I loved it!”
  • I have dramatic bangs…
    My hair is down to my mid-waist and I have dramatic, forward bangs. I like them because they go with my vintage style.
  • My natural color…
    My natural color is apricot, almost like a strawberry blonde. I definitely want to keep it natural.
  • Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 4


     

    Jan. 4

     
    Opt for perfectly imperfect styles. Hair that is too stiff or structure looks completely outdated and boring.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 3


     

    Jan. 3

     
    Always avoid using too much hairspray because it will take away from the style’s freshness.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 2


     

    Jan. 2

     
    Turn the style dial up a notch on your short snip. Try styling hair off the face or into a low side part for a very boyish look, which is extremely modern and elegant. For an added dose of glamour, try applying a shiny gel or serum over a dried gel, which will leave your hair ultra glossy.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 1


     

    Jan. 1

     
    Happy New Year! ‘Tis the season to make a style switch. Don’t be afraid to try on a new shade or hip snip. Visit your hairstyling pro to determine the new look that’s best for you and your lifestyle.

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