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Salon Styling
You always head to the salon when you need the perfect new cut and color, but have you tried a quick trip for a fab style for a special occasion? JCPenney Salon and The Salon By InStyle inside JCPenney can help you out with a fabulous look, like this one which was created by their styling team. Gorgeous curls and an aura of exceptional beauty surround a braided center.

 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Blow By Blow
All blow-dryers are not the same, and Andis proves it with the Pro Dry Soft Grip Tourmaline Ceramic Dryer. The 1875-watt dryer features tourmaline and nano ceramic technologies to help you create smoother, silkier hair in 6-% less time. The anti-slip, soft-touch housing fits comfortably in your hand, while the dryer includes three heat and two speed settings for styling control.


 

Pure & Clean
Chlorimed Shampoo from John Amico is a delicate shampoo that removes impurities from the hair, including product build-up, chlorine, iron, sulfur, copper and more, all of which can cause the hair to become dry, brittle and damaged. Once the bad stuff is gone, you can look forward to your natural sheen coming out bright and pretty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Twinning
These two sisters are winning in the beauty department. Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, who have once again teamed up to create a beauty palette you have to have. KKW X KYLIE by Kylie Cosmetics consists of Soul Sister (a brick red) and Double Trouble (a red chestnut) Matter Liquid lipstick.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Read more about these and other must-have products in the April 2019 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide.

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Blo-Outs Blow Dry Bar
Winnetka, IL

When Oprah ended in 2011, celebrity hairstylist Vivian Arpino, who served as lead hairstylist for the iconic talk show, decided it was time to open up her own salon. Blo-Outs Blow Dry Bar was born in 2013 back when blow-dry bars were starting to gain traction, and Arpino wanted to bring one to Chicago. The salon features two Illinois locations, one in Winnetka, and one in Highland Park, both suburbs of Chicago, and is know for its traditional-meets modern decor. Services include a wash and blow-dry, with finishing styles ranging from updos to braids.


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Giovanni & Pileggi
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Owner Giovanni Mele comes from a family of hair professionals and has trained overseas in Europe and in America. His upscale salon, Giovanni & Pileggi, prides itself on providing an unparalleled hair experience. Services include cuts and styles, plus balayage, permanent and semi-permanent color. The salon also offers relaxers and permanent waves, extensions, makeup applications, eyebrow shaping and offsite hair and beauty services.


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Warren Tricomi Salon
Greenwich, CT

The Warren Tricomi Salons were started by hair pro Edward Tricomi and business maven Roxanna Pintile in 2008, and have since expanded to five US salons and two international salons, both located in Japan. The Greenwich salon is an experience that offers haircuts, blow-dry services, balayage and other color detailing, as well as speciality tress treatments. In addition, you can also get a manicure or pedicure, waxing and bridal services.

Cover Girl


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Jenna Dewan has led a pretty spectacular life. Besides being an incredible dancer and actress, she also has hosted reality competitions and is frequently seen gracing the red carpet. But that’s not entirely why we’ve decided to make her our April 2019 cover girl—it’s all about her amazing hair, of course! We have all her secrets about how she keeps her hair looking so fresh.

“The thing I love, and why I’ve kept it short for so long is that it’s so much easier and it’s such a look in a way, without having to put a lot of work into it being a look.”

 

Read more about Jenna and her beauty secrets in the April 2019 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!

Red


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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.”

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Madelaine Petsch

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Madelaine Petsch has a gorgeous red mane that she was born with–and is perfect for her character as Cheryl Blosson on Riverdale. 

A rich red hue starts lighter at the roots, growing deeper down the very long length. It’s a subtle fire, but one that still brings all the style heat!

Photo: courtesy The CW.

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.

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Lucy Liu

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From Charlie’s Angels to Elementary, we’ve had a crush on Lucy Liu’s long, brunette mane forever. 

Whether she wears it sleek and straight or with waves and curls along the ends, Lucy’s deep brunette hue is the style icing on her mane style. With very subtle deep brown highlights woven through the almost-raven shade, she’s every womans’ brunette idol.

Photo: courtesy CBS.

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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Kristen Bell

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At the top of our watch list since Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell has remained one of our favorite blondes in House Of Lies and now The Good Place and the Bad Moms movie series. 

Though she changes up the shade from deep golden tones to purely bright platinums and everything in between, Kristen is known almost as much for her blonde hair as her on-screen presence. This butter hue offers both lowlights and highlights in amber and icy hues.

Photo: courtesy Showtime.

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