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Cover Girl cover-girl-home

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.


MINI HAIR MAGAZINE Mini-Magazine-home

Check out these glamourous before and after hair makeovers!


Celebrity Beauty Hot-Hair-home

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


Star Hairstyles Star Style

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


Free Swag Free Swag!

Win some free products from our Holiday Glamapalooza Big Beauty Giveaway! Give the gift of beauty swag this year.


Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

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


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Take a look at this season’s hottest nail colors with CND’s Night Spell collection!

   

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Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 30


 

Nov. 30

 
Every woman should know about clip-in extensions. Before you head to the salon, go for a consultation, get recommendations and look to Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide for inspiration!

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 29


 

Nov. 29

 
Sectioning your hair with clips will help keep your styling organized and prevent you from going over the same sections repeatedly and dehydrating the hair.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 28


 

Nov. 28

 
For more volume in your coif designs, it is best to limit the number of styling products and opt for lightweight products that don’t weight hair down.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 27


 

Nov. 27

 
Scarves, headbands and hats can help you achieve a trendsetting look, as well as protect your strands from the elements.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 26


 

Nov. 26

 
Think your haircare products aren’t effective anymore? Try switching up products to keep strands from getting accustomed to a specific product.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 25


 

Nov. 25

 
The addition of trendy accessories can take a mediocre style to the next level and create a pretty coif design.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 24


 

Nov. 24

 
Happy Thanksgiving! Special occasions are the perfect place to sport a picture-perfect style. It’s time to be creative!

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 23


 

Nov. 23

 
Hydration is extremely essential for the entire body, and that includes hair, so be sure to drink plenty of water this holiday season.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 22


 

Nov. 22

 
If you have a long day ahead and are going to require a lot of hair changes, start the day with your mane down. By the end of the day, you can pin it up in a pretty chignon.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 21


 

Nov. 21

 
Requesting a deep-conditioning treatment directly after your haircolor application will help maintain the high-moisture balance in your strands.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 20


 

Nov. 20

 
When planning a quick holiday trip, make sure your ends are trimmed and your hair is shaped into a wash-and-go style for easy coif creations.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 19


 

Nov. 19

 
Use a great round brush to blow-dry your hair, lifting at the roots to inject as much volume as possible into your tresses.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 18


 

Nov. 18

 
The trick to natural-looking color results is to stay within two shades of your own true haircolor. Read the color guide on the back of the box for information when coloring at home.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 17


 

Nov. 17

 
Ask your stylist how to fashion sexy updos using simple tools like bobby pins and covered elastic bands.

Hair Tip of the Day – Nov 16


 

Nov. 16

 
During cooler months, both the hair and scalp may dry out more easily. Try shampooing your hair every other day to lock in moisture.

Beauty Beat


 

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Stunning Volume
Pump up the volume with All-Nutrient’s Mousse+ Foaming Volumizer. The lightweight foam helps add shine, body and height to your mane using the gingko ingredient. Get stunning, full tresses with this fantastic hair product.

 

 

 


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Mane Care
Paul Mitchell’s new Invisiblewear collection is what you need to whip your hair back into the shape. The collection features the Invisiblewear Shampoo, Conditioner, Boomerang Restyling Mist, Memory Shaper, Volume Whip, Blonde Dry Shampoo, Brunette Dry Shampoo, Undone Texture Spray, Orbit Hairspray and Pump Me Up Texture Powder, which is formulated with velvet flower to add softness to your hair, as well as texture and volume.


Flirty & Fragrant
Victoria’s Secret’s newest fragrance Wicked is just what you need to bring in the New Year. The perfume features a warm scent with notes of freesia, luxe black sugar and Tahitian vanilla. Wicked comes in the form of a rollerball, a solid fragrance, a lotion and a mist.

 



 

 

 

 

 

Luscious Lips
Palladio Beauty has the hottest lipcolors for this season. The Velvet Matte Metallic Cream Lip Color is a lipstick made from green tea and vitamin E to give you gorgeous matte finish. The Dreamy Matte lip Color is formulated with aloe leaf extract, safflower oil, vitamin C and vitamin E to keep lips moisturized and to help prevent against free-radical damage.

 

Get the full array of must-have products in the February 2018 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide.

KARINA SMIRNOFF


KARINA SMIRNOFF

Exclusive Photo Shoot

Ukrainian beauty Karina Smirnoff is one sexy stepper. The Dancing With The Stars’ pro has jived her way to five U.S. National Championship titles, as well as many other honors around the world, making her the one to watch on every episode! Here, the dancer takes a break from her grueling schedule to sit pretty for an exclusive photo shoot with Sophisticate’s. “My hair has gone through pretty much every transformation that hair could,” says the coif chameleon. “I used to do black, blonde, red, brunette, long, short, really short. I’ve tried everything.”

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HAIR: JEREMY CLARK, MAKEUP: MIRIAM VUKICH/BOTH FOR EXCLUSIVE ARTISTS; FASHION STYLIST: JOE EXCLUSIVE/MMK MANAGEMENT; PHOTOS: RUSSELL BAER.

More Exclusive Photo Shoots
  1. KARINA SMIRNOFF
  2. EVA LA RUE
  3. CHERYL BURKE
  4. LEIGHTON MEESTER
  5. SHAILENE WOODLEY

What’s Your Favorite Salon?


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Salon Saison
Atlanta, Georgia

If you’re looking for luxury, look no further. Located in Buckhead, Salon Saison is a diverse salon that provides quality hair care services for all textures of hair. With its spa-like vibe that includes private treating rooms and an inviting lounge, it’s impossible not to relax while being serviced. Salon Saison’s team includes some of the top stylists in Atlanta who are committed to creating looks that clients will love.


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Forme Salon
Santa Monica, California

Forme Salon has been serving the West Coast for over 20 years and shows no signs of slowing down. The team of stylists is talented, professional and always up-to-date on fashion, celebrity and street style trends. The inviting atmosphere of the salon allows clients to enjoy their salon visit as their tresses are transformed, while the expertise of the staff puts them at ease. Each stylist is carefully chosen and trained by Forme’s advanced education team, so clients are guaranteed to leave the salon with a look that’s hard to resist.


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Urban Betty Salon
Austin, Texas

Located in the heart of the 26 Floors Shopping Center, Urban Betty Salon is a welcomed oasis with a tranquil vibe, thanks to its gorgeous garden atrium, picturesque windows and simple, chic interior. At this peaceful salon, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your hair experience knowing that you’re in good hands.

ANNALYNNE MCCORD


Backstage Pass

Marc Ecko’s Handbag Collection Features A Blonde Bombshell

AnnaLynne McCord is the face of Marc Ecko’s handbag collection. “AnnaLynne is a proper bombshell,” says Marc Ecko. “She makes my heart skip a beat. She’s got a great sense of style and a good vibe.” Here, makeup artist and M.A.C. Cosmetics’ Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt tells us how to secure the 90210 actress’ look.

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  • I thought it would be great to do a modern spin on the makeup looks worn by classic bombshells like Brigitte Bardot and Ann-Margret. I started by giving AnnaLynne a smokey bronze metallic eye and strong brow, which I balanced out with a soft, glossy beige lip.
  • To make her eyes pop, I used a variety of M.A.C. products. I applied Rice Paper shadow as the base, Mulch and All That Glitters on her lids, Kid in the crease, and then I intensified her brows by filling them in with Cork shadow.
  • The secret to creating AnnaLynne’s smokey eye is to blend, blend, blend. A great smokey eye needs to look smudged, not slapped on. It’s all about using fluffy brushes to help you blend out the edges of shadow.
  • I decided to stick with beige and bronze shades instead of the typical gray or black because it creates a warm and sexy vibe.
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    MEGAN PARK


    MEGAN PARK

    Sophisticate’s 10

    On the hit ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teenager, actress Megan Park plays effervescent cheerleader Grace. Here, the blonde beauty of the hit show shares her secrets to luscious locks with Sophisticate’s

    “I actually like the curly hair! I feel like it fits me more and is more interesting than when I wear it straight.”
  • My haircut…
    The shortest I’ve ever had my hair was when I was about 12. I had it just to my chin, and I hated it! I grew it out immediately.
  • My styling secrets…
    One style from the show that I do all the time in real life is the kind of boho look with two pieces of hair from the sides pinned back.
  • Cover Girl


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    Taylor Swift

    Grammy award winning singer Taylor Swift is the cover girl our first issue of 2018. Sweet! We love Taylor for her catchy singles, glossy blonde hair and glamourous style. The country singer turned pop princess can do no wrong when it comes to her girl next door aesthetic. Whether her hair is in a bob cut with bangs or long and wavy, the “Bad Blood” singer is a blonde hair icon.

    “All the cool girls would get out of the shower and their hair dried perfectly straight, naturally! I’d get out of the shower and my hair would curl up and look really frizzy. Because of that I straightened my hair in junior high and high school—I felt like I had to do that to fit in.”

    Read more about Taylor and her beauty secrets in the February 2018 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!

    Red


    Red

    Hair: Xena’s Beauty Company, New York, NY; Photo: Global Hair & Fashion Group.

    Keep your fiery red mane in check with fabulous tips from Suzie Bond of Perfect 5th Salon in Mooresville, NC, and Tania Fredericks of Chumba Concept Salons in Melbourne, Australia.

    • Shade Selection “A bright color needs to ‘go’ with the rest of your hair,” says Bond. “Brown hair and cool blonde hair look great with cool colors like purple, blue, red and pink. Warm blonde shades look good with yellow, gold and orange.”
    • DIY If you’re determined to DIY when it comes to your color, Bond and Fredericks have a few tips. “All of the DIY colors work similarly,” says Bond. “They stain the hair. Because the color can only stain the hair, it’s important to know that the darker your natural haircolor is, the less vibrant the artificial color will be. Fredericks adds that, depending on the color of your hair, you may need to star with bleach. “For a blonde or a very light red head, it’s usually as simple as applying the desired color,” says Fredericks. “However, for a brunette or darker red head, it’s necessary to first pre-lighten sections using bleach. Once light enough, the bleach is rinsed off, the hair is dried and the vibrant color is applied.”
    • Mane Maintenance Bond recommends using a color-safe shampoo, and she also suggests not shampooing everyday. “Water is the enemy!” she says. “Also, try to stay away from high-heat tools like a flat iron.”

    hot star hue

    Carrie Preston

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    This gorgeous redhead who’s known for her current role on True Blood and former role as Elsbeth on The Good Wife stands out on screen with her fiery mane…

    Bright crimson strands stand out against her gorgeous skin. Layered tresses fall just to the shoulders as a swooping fringe adds a touch of whimsy.

    Photo: courtesy Sophisticate’s.

    Brunette


    Brunette

    Hair: Jamison Shaw Hairdressers, Atlanta, GA; Photo: Global Hair & Fashion Group.

    Love the idea of going all in with a rich, brunette shade? Color experts give advice on what you should consider before coloring your hair.

    • Selecting A Color “Complexion and eye color will greatly affect your decision on haircolor choice,” asserts All-Nutrient Artistic Team Member Frances London DuBose. “Black hair can be very harsh as can neon colors.” As a general rule of thumb bronze or yellow skin tones and medium or dark eyes look wonderful in copper and warm browns and light complexions with a bluish tone and darker or brighter eye colors can wear darker colors like black and mahogany.
    • Hair Health “The single biggest obstacle in creating a new color is the current health, or lack of health, of the hair,” says Keith Ferguson, All-Nutrient Regional Educator. “Healthy hair can undergo virtually any color change, including using bleach and higher-lift colors. For those with damaged hair, now is not the time for highlights or drastic changes. An accomplished colorist will give you the best options that will not only get your hair back into condition, but will provide you with the best color techniques.”
    • Color Duration “Semi-permanent color is non-peroxide, demi-permanent has a low-volume and permanent uses a 20-volume developer,” explains DuBose about the technicalities of color choices. So, semi-permanent color cannot lighten hair, and the color will last through about six to 12 shampoos. Demi-permanent can lighten the color a little and deposit color so it lasts a bit longer—about 12 to 26 shampoos. Permanent color is just that—you’ve got it until it grows out.

    hot star hue

    Alyssa Milano

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    Whether she’s starring in the sexy show Mistresses to hosting the second season of Project Runway All Stars, the beautiful Alyssa Milano is always charming and knows how to keep fans on their toes with her mane switch-ups…

    She’s worn it straight, curly, short and long and she’s owned every single look. Here, Alyssa shows off her long, chestnut-hued curls. Lengths flow past her shoulders in a sea of coils. A texturizing spray and curling iron can help get this stunning style.

    Photo: courtesy The CW.

    Blonde


    Blonde

    Hair: Douglas Carroll Salon, Raleigh, NC; Photo: Global Hair & Fashion Group.

    Ready to be a white-hot babe? Make sure you’re getting the best color for your skin tone and tress texture with amazing tips from color experts:

    • Watch Your Tone “If you have an olive complexion, you might want to make sure this light of a blonde is going to be suitable,” advises Douglas David of Douglas Carroll Salon. “If you have a pink or creamy complexion, it’s a go!”
    • Texture Check “I don’t find curly hair looks very good in platinum,” admits Paul Kenneth of Paul Kenneth Salon. “It’s a little bit more involved. Wavy is fine, but I think straight is the best.”
    • Coif Care “This haircolor needs to have a lot of care,” says Stefan Herz of Herz Hair Design. Makr Copeland of Hair Benders Internationalé agrees. “The major thing is upkeep. Depending on what your natural haircolor is, you are probably going to have touch up the color every two to three weeks,” says Copeland. David adds: When you come in for root touch-ups, the actual color needs to be treated, too. Even blondes need to have the color richened up or it begins to look flat.”

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    AnnaSophia Robb

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    The Carrie Diaries’ AnnaSophia Robb stepped into some pretty big (and fabulous) shoes when she took on the role of young Carrie Bradshaw. The young actress illuminates the screen with her gorgeous features and voluminous mane.

    Bouncy coils are fun and young and pair perfectly with a golden yellow hue. Ringlets can be created using a small-barrel curling iron or small heat rollers. It’s the perfect style for a fun-loving blonde beauty!

    Photo: courtesy The CW.

    Highlights


    Highlights

    Hair: Jamison Shaw Hairdressers, Atlanta, GA; Photo: Global Hair & Fashion Group.

    When changing up your mane with fabulous color, there are a few things to keep in mind to help maintain your cool new hue…

    • Keep It Up “Using a temporary color shampoo at home can refresh your haircolor,” says Michael Kunz, All-Nutrient Regional Educator. ‘These are water-based, direct dyes that will not lighten or permanently affect your natural pigment. Using products that prevent fading is key to maintaining haircolor. You want to look for ingredients like sunflower seed oil and grape seed extract, which protect against UV damage and other environmental factors.”
    • Root Fix If your roots are showing, Kunz recommends covering them with temporary haircolors in the forms of crayons, creams or powders. “They can be brushed on to blend and conceal the contrast,” he explains. Keith Ferguson, All-Nutrient Regional Educator, also suggests trying a zigzag parting. “This hides roots up to six weeks!”
    • Pick A Technique “Ombré and balayage allow clients to go longer between colorings,” explains Lana Soussan, senior stylist at James Joseph Salon in Boston, MA. “I’m also doing reverse ombrés where the color starts off blonde at the roots and gets darker on the ends. Those fun colors will come into play with temporary color techniques like hair chalking.”

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    Jenna Ushkowitz

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    Jenna Ushkowitz’s mane always hits the right notes. Her standout talent and star style keeps us tuning into Glee every week to catch a glimpse of this gorgeous starlet.

    Jenna’s long, jet-black strands are stunning with bronze highlights and fierce fringe that help frame the face and brighten the silhouette. A medium-barrel curling iron helps create hypnotizing swirls.

    Photo: courtesy FOX.

    6 Great Looks


    1 Great Look 1 Great Look
    Who says you can’t be beachy all year long? A sandy blonde haircolor and flowing lengths help you show your summery side no matter the season. A flat iron crafts a curvy fringe and sleek, chin-length curves.

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR: NORA BORDJAH; HAIR: JEFF CAUSSE & VIRGINE MESSAI/JEAN LOUIS DAVID, PARIS, FRANCE; MAKEUP: DELPHINE EHRHART; DESIGN: NICOLAS VALOTEAU; PHOTO: DEREK KETTELA.


    2 Great Look 2 Great Look
    Get read to rock the hottest nightclubs with this fashionable mane profile! Reinventing the bob, lengths feature heavy layers throughout for a totally textured feel. A little round-brushing with a blow-dryer helps style the full fringe.

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR: NORA BORDJAH; HAIR: JEFF CAUSSE & VIRGINE MESSAI/JEAN LOUIS DAVID, PARIS, FRANCE; MAKEUP: DELPHINE EHRHART; DESIGN: NICOLAS VALOTEAU; PHOTO: DEREK KETTELA.


    3 Great Look 3 Great Look
    Prepare to do your little turn on the catwalk wearing a model-worthy mane. A center part sets the stage for a lush silhouette of cascading waves, while a combination of beige-blonde and brunette hues are infused together to create delectable, all-over color.

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR: NORA BORDJAH; HAIR: JEFF CAUSSE & VIRGINE MESSAI/JEAN LOUIS DAVID, PARIS, FRANCE; MAKEUP: DELPHINE EHRHART; DESIGN: NICOLAS VALOTEAU; PHOTO: DEREK KETTELA.


    4 Great Look 4 Great Look
    Prepare to be idolized with this shimmery auburn-colored coif! Take your style to the next level using a curling iron to swirl random sections for a dose of va-va-voom! Using a thermal protectant spray will help tame flyaways.

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR: NORA BORDJAH; HAIR: JEFF CAUSSE & VIRGINE MESSAI/JEAN LOUIS DAVID, PARIS, FRANCE; MAKEUP: DELPHINE EHRHART; DESIGN: NICOLAS VALOTEAU; PHOTO: DEREK KETTELA.


    5 Great Look 5 Great Look
    You’re sexy and you know it…and so is your hair! Prep tresses with a touch of mousse before rough-drying with your fingers. Add a dollop of pomade for texture and piece out a few strands to unleash your inner rock star.

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR: NORA BORDJAH; HAIR: JEFF CAUSSE & VIRGINE MESSAI/JEAN LOUIS DAVID, PARIS, FRANCE; MAKEUP: DELPHINE EHRHART; DESIGN: NICOLAS VALOTEAU; PHOTO: DEREK KETTELA.


    6 Great Look 6 Great Look
    Find your secret admirer with this shoulder-length snip that shines with a deep cinnamon hue. Go for vixen-like volume by blow-drying strands with a large round brush and then follow with a flat iron for sexy-smooth strands.

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR: NORA BORDJAH; HAIR: JEFF CAUSSE & VIRGINE MESSAI/JEAN LOUIS DAVID, PARIS, FRANCE; MAKEUP: DELPHINE EHRHART; DESIGN: NICOLAS VALOTEAU; PHOTO: DEREK KETTELA.

    Makeovers


    makeover 1
    A too-dark mane shade is given new life thanks to the creative color genius of Bryan Beaver of A Tony Anders Concept in Columbus, OH. Soft strands are snipped into heavy layers, transforming the shape of the silhouette and adding lots of depth and movement. Electric red highlights add a pop of color to keep all eyes on you! Photo by Global Hair & Fashion Group.
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    makeover 2
    A dull tress hue and a shapeless silhouette is transformed into one bangin’ profile by Amy Margeson of Paul Kenneth Salon in Woburn, MA. An all-over cherry-cola haircolor shines with subtle tones of red cinnamon radiating throughout the lush fringe. Bangs are bumped under with the help of a flat iron, which also flips piecey layers for a textured finish. Photo by Global Hair & Fashion Group.
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    makeover 3
    Lackluster lengths get a modern makeover from Wendy Simmons of L Salon & Color Group in San Mateo, CA. A blasé haircolor becomes shiny and vibrant with an illuminating color transformation resulting in a golden hue with glossy platinum highlights. Hair is shortened into asymmetric layers and blow-dried with a round brush to create a curved shape. A few flips of the flat iron help to create an ultra-smooth silhouette. Photo by Global Hair & Fashion Group.
    before

    makeover 4
    An out-dated mane shade is begging for a switch, making this the perfect time for Jennifer Wolf, of L Salon & Color Group in San Mateo, CA, to craft a brand-new hue! A gorgeous ginger haircolor looks amazing against a fair skin tone and the style is worthy of the runway. Crown layers are flat-ironed to show pointed edges and a dab of pomade helps to create a radiant rocker-chick style. Photo by Global Hair & Fashion Group.
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    Glamour Upsweeps


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    fabulously futuristic

    This otherworldly updo is sure to impress. Strands are pulled back and twisted in place on the back of the crown, using a pomade to tame flyaways and give mane a sculpted look. A section of hair in the front is pulled back and curved up onto the top of the crown then tucked under tresses for a pretty twist.

    Hair: Philip Bell/Ishoka Hair And Beauty, Aberdeen, UK; Makeup: James O’reily; Styling: Jafea Green; Photo: John Rawson.

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    haute bouffant

    Dazzle and delight with this couture upsweep. Apply styling gel to mane and pull strands into a high ponytail, securing with a hair band. Using a bun shaper, roll the ponytail over to create a tucked bun and secure with bobby pins. Spritz locks with holding spray for lasting glamour.

    Hair: Jamison Shaw Hairdressers, Atlanta, Ga; Photo: Global Hair & Fashion Group.

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    with a twist

    Sleek and sophisticated, this upsweep is perfect for any date night. Hair is divided into three sections—one on each side and one in the middle. Strands in the middle are slicked back and sections on the side are twisted together on the top of the crown. Incorporate tresses from the middle section and hold look together with bobby pins.

    Hair: Chrstopher Appleton; Makeup: Amanda Wright; Styling: Danielle Fox; Photo: Elizabeth Gibson.

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    classic beauty

    Romance is in the air with this gorgeous, simple upsweep. Strands are curled from mid-length to ends. Hair is loosely pulled back into a chignon and held in place with bobby pins. A decorative hair piece is added for an extra touch of glamour.

    Hair: Paul Kenneth Salon, Woburn, Ma; Photo: Global Haif & Fashion Group.

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    modern glamour

    You’ll be the star of the party with this gorgeous silhouette. Mane is parted to one side and a large-barrel curling iron is used to fashion loose, retro waves. Leaving layers around the face loose, strands are pulled back to mid-crown and held in place with a clip.

    Hair: Goertz Hair Design, Braunschweig, Germany; Photo: Global Hair & Fashion Group.

    MINI HAIR MAGAZINE


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    MAKEOVERS
    Take a look at our February issue to see these amazing makeovers by the styling team at L Salon & Color in San Maten, CA. See the captivating before and after looks, and so you’re not stuck with one style we even have a change-up ‘do! If you’re looking for your next cut and color, then this is the spread for you!

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    Edgy Obsession
    There’s nothing like vibrant magenta highlights to spice up your haircut! Dark strands are trimmed at an angle getting longer as hair goes towards the front. Leaving you with a chic face-framing cut that’s guaranteed to turn heads. Cut by Maria Bandlow, color by Danielle Marovich.

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    Attention Addict
    This sleek, glossy rose gold cut is absolutely stunning! Shades of pink, orange, and blonde blend together all over this luscious mane, and help bring dimension to the cut. Tresses are trimmed into a messy pixie cut with nose grazing fringe. Cut by Elizabeth Stenstrom, color by Gina Nelson.

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    Craving Curls
    Make a bold statement with this fiery red coif! Hair is colored a vibrant copper with chocolate roots, and strands are curled into defined spirals. Curls are pulled up in the back, parted on the side in the front and left to cascade across the face. Cut by Noel, color by Janelle.

     

    Check out the full array of gorgeous before and after makeovers in the February 2018 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!

    Short Hair


    pixie perfection

    pixie perfection

    Lure them in with a thick, luscious pixie in a bright blonde hue. Apply mousse to wet hair and blow-dry locks with a round brush to create volume in all the right places. Top the look off by applying a small dose of styling cream to help tame flyaways and create a sleek, attention-grabbing look.

    HAIR: L SALON & COLOR GROUP, SAN MATEO, CA; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.


    bobbed beauty

    bobbed beauty

    A sleek, short snip coupled with a gorgeous chestnut hue creates a stunning and stylish silhouette. Layers are cut higher in the back and subtly go longer toward the chin. Use a round brush while blow-drying strands to accentuate layers, and run a shine serum through tresses with your fingers.

    HAIR: L SALON & COLOR GROUP, SAN MATEO, CA; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.


    sassy scarlet

    sassy scarlet

    A fierce attitude and confidence are key to rocking this tousled, short snip. Ruby-red tresses are razor-cut into piecey layers and paired with a straight fringe to create the perfect face-framing silhouette. Once strands are blow-dried, use a flat iron to get pin-straight ends, and run styling gel through mane with your fingers while tousling.

    HAIR: DOUGLAS CARROLL SALON, RALEIGH, NC; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.


    alluring angles

    alluring angles

    This short snip is gorgeous from all angles! Layers are cut short in the back and longer in the front. To get ultimate volume, tease hair at the back and sides of the crown and blow-dry using a large round brush. A bit of holding spray and a misting of shine serum give this look long-lasting hold and sheen.

    HAIR: L SALON & COLOR GROUP, SAN MATEO, CA; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.

    Curls & Waves


    texture tease

    cool curves

    Marry playful crimps with sassy curls to take long tresses in a strawberry-blonde hue to the next level. Apply styling mousse to wet hair and set strands in rollers. Blow-dry hair, remove rollers and crimp locks, starting at the roots and stopping just at or before the jawline. Create an extreme part in the front section and mist holding spray all over.

    HAIR: PAUL FALLTRICK HAIRDRESSING, LONDON, UK; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.

    velvet spirals

    velvet spirals

    A luscious chocolate hue is accented perfectly with sleek curls and a short bob. Part hair to one side, then blow-dry tresses with a round brush to create volume. Create curls using a small-barrel curling iron, leaving the fringe straight and slightly rounded. Mist shine spray all over your mane for a sleek glow.

    HAIR: MOUTONSALON.COM, GRAPEVINE, TX; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.

    light waves

    light waves

    Soft and simple is the name of the game. Honey-hued tresses are blow-dried and large waves are created using a large-barrel curling iron. An exaggerated side part and golden blonde fringe sweeping over one eye complete this girl-next-door look.

    HAIR: DOUGLAS CARROLL SALON, RALEIGH, NC; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.

    celebrity style

    KELLY CLARKSON
    KELLY CLARKSON always hits all the right notes when it comes to her mane. To get the singer’s look, run volumizing gel through tresses, then blow-dry strands with a round brush for volume. Create loose waves with a small curling iron. Top off the stage goddess look with a mist of shine spray.

    PHOTO: COURTESY RCA.

    Great Bangs


    sophisticated sweep

    sophisticated sweep

    A bright blonde hue coupled with luxuriously soft tresses is oh-so-chic! Blow-dry strands with a large round brush, rounding the ends in toward the face. Create an exaggerated part in fringe and brush it to the other side, allowing it to veil one eye. Use a flat iron to flip out bangs. Mist shine spray all over your coif to create a sleek finish.

    HAIR: GOERTZ HAIR DESIGN, BRAUNSCHWEIG, GERMANY; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.

    hot cinnamon

    hot cinnamon

    Make face-framing layers in a gorgeous chestnut hue even more playful with a thick fringe. Apply styling mousse through wet hair and blow-dry layers with a round brush, creating volume at the top and back of the crown. From a slight side part, allow bangs to brush over the tops of eyebrows. Apply anti-frizz serum for a lovely, smooth coif.

    HAIR: L SALON & COLOR GROUP, SAN MATEO, CA; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.

    full coverage

    full coverage

    Deep mahogany strands are even more sexy with a straight fringe and a mix of straight and slightly curled tresses. Hair is blow-dried and bangs are brushed straight across the forehead with ends rolled under. Use a curling iron to slightly flip out front layers and create soft wispy curls on the back of the crown. Apply shine serum to your mane.

    HAIR: XENA’S BEAUTY COMPANY, NEW YORK, NY; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.

    HANNAH SIMONE

    celebrity style

    HANNAH SIMONE is known for her role as Cece, Jess’ heart-breaker best friend, on television’s New Girl, and with those gorgeous long locks and model looks, we totally get why the guys love her. To get this sexy silhouette, blow-dry long, layered, chestnut-hued hair and allow fringe to sit straight across the forehead. Apply styling serum to keep strands sleek.

    PHOTO: COURTESY FOX.

    Products To Try


    • BIOLAGE EXQUISITE OIL SET For exquisite locks, you’ll need Biolage Exquisite Oil Set—featuring a shampoo, conditioner and replenishing treatment. The trio boasts a Moringa Oil blend to deliver shine and weightless nourishment without the build-up.
    BIOLAGE EXQUISITE OIL SET
    • INFINITE LASH Infinite Lash is a unique eyelash enhancing serum that promotes thicker, fuller, longer-looking lashes, in as fast as one to three weeks! The gentle and effective formula is infused with a blend of vitamins, minerals and botanicals to rejuvenate natural lashes, and thicken the hair follicles while hydrating and strengthening weak, brittle lashes.
    INFINITE LASH

    Long Hair


    vibrant layers

    vibrant layers

    Get noticed with face-framing strands in a standout scarlet shade. Amp up the volume by rubbing a dollop of mousse through wet strands. Then, blow-dry hair with a round brush, combing fringe across the forehead. Play with texture by using a curling iron to create loose waves. Apply styling gel to your coif to create slightly tousled ends.

    HAIR: DOUGLAS CARROLL SALON, RALEIGH, NC; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.


    chocolate delight

    chocolate delight

    Dark mocha locks cascade just past the shoulders in lightly tousled, look-at-me waves. To get the style, apply anti-frizz cream through wet hair and blow-dry using a diffuser. While blow-drying, scrunch the ends of strands with your hands, and use a round brush to keep bangs smooth.

    HAIR: MOUTONSALON.COM, GRAPEVINE, TX; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.


    sexy sleek

    sexy sleek

    Put sexy layers on display with straight strands in a light brown shade. Blow-dry mane with a paddle brush, curving tresses toward the face. Apply a small dollop of smoothing cream to your hands and comb through hair with fingers for a gorgeous finish.

    HAIR: L SALON & COLOR GROUP, SAN MATEO, CA; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.


    voluminous vixen

    voluminous vixen

    Get ready to wow with thick, loose curls that fall past the shoulders. Run smoothing serum through wet strands, then blow-dry hair using a round brush. Use a large-barrel curling iron to create soft waves around the face and at the ends of your mane. Mist coif with a strong holding spray to get a long-lasting look.

    HAIR: BRAUN DER FRISEUR, KAARST, GERMANY; PHOTO: GLOBAL HAIR & FASHION GROUP.

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