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Pop star and actress Selena Gomez graces our April/May 2018 cover this issue! Grab a copy to get more info on Selena’s favorite makeup and hair tips.

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Get inspired by your favorite celebs mane transformations!

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Pastels are the hottest hues for this season!

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Check out what the stars are doing with their stunning hair!

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We’re giving away over $4,000 in free beauty products this issue! Check out our Big Beauty Giveaway in the April/May 2018 issue for a chance to win.

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Looking for the latest must have beauty products? We’ve got them right here!

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How to play with platinum just in time for spring.


Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 30


Sept. 30

Invest in quality products designed for your hair type. Not sure what to buy? Consult your stylist next time you’re in the salon.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 29


Sept. 29

The first step to creating full and healthy hair is to lead a full and healthy lifestyle! Drink a solid eight glasses of water every day.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 28


Sept. 28

Go curl crazy! Set strands on an assortment of small and medium hot rollers to create tight curls in varying sizes.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 27


Sept. 27

Switch it up! You don’t always have to use a curling iron to craft picture-perfect spirals. Set locks on an assortment of small and medium hot rollers to create tight curls in varying sizes.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 26


Sept. 26

Make hairstyling more manageable by using a paddle brush to blow-dry bangs when hair is wet.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 25


Sept. 25

Adding vintage clips, colored string or a simple headband is a great way to play up your hair with a minimal investment of time and effort.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 24


Sept. 24

Make your haircolor really gleam by having your colorist apply a glossing treatment, or pick up the do-it-yourself version at home.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 23


Sept. 23

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

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 22


Sept. 22

Want your gorgeous red haircolor to last? Try washing the hair with cold water, as cold as you can stand it, to keep the color from fading.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 21


Sept. 21

Not enough time in the morning? Choose a wet/dry flat iron, which allows you to straighten hair when it’s damp.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 20


Sept. 20

When it comes to color care, remember that the further away you go from your natural shade, the more maintenance you need to do

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 19


Sept. 19

Add definition to your natural waves by prepping damp tresses with a curl-boosting spray and blow-dry using the diffuser attachment.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 18


Sept. 18

Use a clarifying shampoo every two weeks to prevent products with silicone bases from building up and prevent hair from absorbing conditioners.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 17


Sept. 17

Looking for a way to glam up your silhouette? For an added touch of glamour, apply shiny gel over dried gel.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 16


Sept. 16

With the fall season in full swing, it may be time for a new mane shade. Blonde? Add darker cinnamon lowlights. Brunette? Try a few warm honey-blonde highlights.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 15


Sept. 15

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

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 14


Sept. 14

Any haircut can become a red-carpet style. Simply slicking back a cropped coiffure can have you looking like a Hollywood starlet!



Celebrity Chat

Ashley Benson’s Pretty Little Liars character Hanna may be keeping a secret or two, but when it comes to the actress’ mane reality, she’s ready to reveal all her tress truths to Sophisticate’s


“Being the only blonde on the show is pretty awesome.”

“I usually just do some highlights and lowlights in my hair.”


“My typical styling routine is usually styling my hair curly but messy.”

“I love that wavy, beachy, messy look—it’s sexy and casual.”

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 13


Sept. 13

Updos are special—save them for a special occasion such as a cocktail party, wedding, anniversary or even date night!

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 12


Sept. 12

Before styling your hair with a flat iron, add shine with a glossing treatment. The heat from styling tool will lock in the sheen!

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 11


Sept. 11

Mousse, setting lotions and hairspray are products that may help you create a look that holds all day and night.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 10


Sept. 10

If you have thick hair and are considering a short snip, keep in mind, the shorter you go the thicker your hair gets. Try a nice medium-length haircut!

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 9


Sept. 9

Love the simplicity of wearing ponytails? Avoid breakage by using cloth-covered elastic bands without the metal casing.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 8


Sept. 8

If you do a lot of heat styling, apply a heat protectant to the hair to protect it from any damage that could occur from using too much heat.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 7


Sept. 7

Worried about your haircolor growing out too fast? Ask your stylist to foil hair in very fine sections to help disguise outgrowth.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 6


Sept. 6

Demi-permanent color lasts for 28 shampoos but it does not lighten your hair. Use this type of haircolor if you want to tweak your natural shade.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 5


Sept. 5

Keep long-lasting waves by crafting loose spirals with a curling iron and pinning them up (while they cool) to lock in their shape.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 4


Sept. 4

Semi-permanent haircolor lasts between 8 and 10 shampoos, so it’s ideal for someone who doesn’t wash her hair every day.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 3


Sept. 3

Getting married? Schedule a hair trial/consultation with your hairstylist well in advance before the big day.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 2


Sept. 2

Overheated curls can lose their bounciness. Avoid keeping your hair wound around a curling for too long or you may lose the texture you desire.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 1


Sept. 1

Don’t forge to clean your styling tools. Wipe down flat iron plates and curling iron clasps with a damp rag while the flat iron is cooled, but still slightly warm, to easily remove product build-up.

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