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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!

Free Swag Free Swag!

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.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

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!


Hair Tip of the Day – May 31


May 31

Stay away from anything oil based because oil weighs the hair down, but definitely use volumizing spray and frizz-control serums.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 30


May 30

Usher in summer by creating the perfect ponytail. Use your fingers to pull the hair around to a very low side pony, securing with an elastic band.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 29


May 29

Being blonde is fun—but remember that bleaching can cause a lot of damage, so weekly deep-conditioning treatments are essential in keeping your blonde hair healthy, shiny and manageable.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 28


May 28

Create a sexy and glamourous look by blasting your blow-dryer for 30-60 seconds over your completed hairdo and then use a wide-tooth comb and your fingers to shape the hair. Mist gently with a light hairspray.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 27


May 27

Adding a shine serum to damp strands before blow-drying will help seal in shine for healthy hair that’s totally touchable.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 25


May 25

If your fine hair needs more volume, consider adding in layers to create more texture. Don’t forget to use quality tools when styling!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 26


May 26

Adding a shine serum to damp strands before blow-drying will help seal in shine for healthy hair that’s totally touchable.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 24


May 24

A quarter-size amount of shea butter mixed in with your favorite conditioner is a great way to create an at-home conditioning mask.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 23


May 23

Adding vintage clips, leather cord and even simple headbands is the perfect way to play up your hair with a minimal investment of time and effort. Get creative!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 22


May 22

Define your radiant ringlets by separating each spiral with a touch of pomade so each tendril has a personality as unique as you!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 20


May 20

If you happen to be dying your hair darker into a brunette shade, you’ll need to use color-safe shampoos to prevent your color from oxidizing to red.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 19


May 19

Apply styling products to textured hair when it is soft and wet, allowing it to air-dry. This will help fight frizz and help define your curl pattern.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 18


May 18

Take your cropped coif to the runway by styling hair off the face or into a low side part for a very boyish look, which is extremely modern and elegant. Apply shiny gel over a dried gel for extra glamour.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 17


May 17

Add a few face-framing coppery highlights to brunette strands to mimic the natural brightness in children’s hair.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 16


May 16

Give your curls amazing shape by using a heavier mousse and blow-drying strands with a diffuser attachment for beautiful curls.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 15


May 15

Bobby pin your bangs at night before bed to keep them off your face and to train them to go to the side you want them to.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 14


May 14

Sweetly natural waves are easy to create by blowing out damp strands with a blow-dryer and round brush, then wrapping hair in a bun and letting it set for about 20 minutes.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 13


May 13

Essential oils are the best way to promote healthy hair growth. Apply the oils to your scalp and hair at night and sleep with a towel on your pillow.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 12


May 12

In every woman’s beauty bag, there should be hair powder—whether used to freshen up oily roots or to boost volume, it has hundreds of uses!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 11


May 11

When you book your color appointment at the salon, be sure to get a haircut the same day. Timely trims every four to eight weeks will keep you looking polished.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 10


May 10

To create a sophisticatedly chic look with fine hair, blow-dry and set tresses in hot rollers for extra volume. Remove the rollers and twist up into an interesting updo or bun style and secure in place with bobby pins.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 9


May 9

Layers and shoulder-skimming lengths will be popular this season because it’s easily achievable and suits almost every face shape.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 8


May 8

We heart Mom today by booking a mother-daughter day at the local salon. Get your glam on with a totally new cut and color!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 7


May 7

Go for a red-carpet look at home by opting for a down hairstyle, like long waves and curls that are easy to manage and style with a little help from a blow-dryer.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 6


May 6

Reach for a vent brush when blow-drying, which allows for more heat and air distribution when styling.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 5


May 5

Embrace your inner sexy señorita by celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a chic braid. Craft a thick braid at your nape and twist into a nifty chignon. Muy caliente!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 4


May 4

The key to having healthy hair is to keep it protected against all of the drying elements in the environment. Replenish strands with a moisturizing treatment.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 3


May 3

Prep your glam style at home by applying volumizing spray to damp locks and blow-drying, section by section, with a medium round brush.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 2


May 2

If you have naturally wavy hair, after shampooing and conditioning, gently remove excess water from wet strands to remove the weight from your hair and encourage your waves.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 1


May 1

The ballerina bun with loose, fine hairs surrounding the face will be a go-to look this season.

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