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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.

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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!


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Getting ready for a really special night? Give your strands a test run to make sure you’ve got the moves down.

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Want va-va-voom volume? Avoid long, straight, one-length cuts or bobs that weigh down the hair too much.

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For black-tie events, if you don’t want to wear your hair up, go full-volume with it. It’s soft and feminine.

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Voluminous strands start with a cut that will infuse your coif with texture and movement.

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To ensure the happiest hue ending, take small steps. Start with highlights and work your way to a single process shade.

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The way you blow-dry affects the vibrancy of your hair. It’s the tension from your head to the brush while blowing your hair straight that makes it shiny.

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If you hate your brand new hair hue, fix it right away. Waiting leaves you dealing with the roots and the ends. Just make sure you go to a pro.

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Add flair to your hair this holiday season by clipping in a little color or adding some extra length with hair extensions.

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Score a sexy party look! Try twisting hair up into a messy chignon and securing with bobby pins, leaving some strands to dangle loosely across your face and neck for a flirty effect.

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When making major shade changes with lots of room for error, it’s best to skip the at-home kits and indulge in a salon visit.

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Want a notice-me silhouette? Add spectacular shine with a glossing treatment and address root growth by coloring hair.

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Before you step out of the salon, make sure you’ll be able to recreate the style at home. Watch everything your stylist does and ask questions.

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To get on the path to great hair, start with your stylist. Find the busiest salon, book an appointment with them, and bring in a photo of exactly what you want.

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Got a case of the winter blues? Head to your salon for some beachy blonde highlights. A sun-kissed silhouette is a sure way to get you glowing.

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For day-to-day shine, use hair oil. Any leave-in conditioner that has a little bit of natural oil in it is good.

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In order to tame flyaways and wear a smooth silhouette, look to pomade or moisturizing agents to help fight frizz.

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A good hairspray is brushable. You want a product that holds the shape but still allows the hair to be flexible.

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Work a chic updo! Slick back strands, secure with an elastic rubber band, wrap a piece of hair around the band and secure with a bobby pin for an elegant upsweep.

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When blow-drying, rough-dry your hair three quarters of the way before you start styling. You want a little bit of tenacity to the hair before round-brushing.

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Brush 101: Natural boar bristle brushes are best for dry hair, while soft, rubber-toothed brushes are best for damp hair.

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Keep your hair looking healthy by getting regular trims, at least 1/2 inch every four to eight weeks.

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Keep your blown-out strands smooth by placing them on top of your head in a loose bun. This will also boost volume at your roots.

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Keep your colored hair looking hot by using color-protective haircare products. They’re specially designed to minimize dryness, keep your color true and prevent additional damage.

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Use a wide-tooth plastic comb while hair is wet. Once it’s towel-dried, switch to a good brush.

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Using heat (from a blow-dryer) can intensify deep conditioning, as the heat causes the cuticle to open and the ingredients to penetrate.

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Brush before shampooing to help remove product build-up and scalp flakes, as well as stimulate the scalp and promote blood flow to hair follicles.

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Tame tangles and smooth strands by spritzing damp lengths with leave-in conditioner and combing gently.

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Are you a hottie in a hurry? Using an ionic blow-dryer will cut your drying time in half. It rocks!

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Help prevent frizz by using the nozzle attachment on your blow-dryer.

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If your lengths are looking thirsty and dull try applying a deep conditioner once every two weeks to help renew moisture and strengthen strands.

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Do away with the damage caused by heat styling tools by prepping strands with a thermal protectant spray prior to blow-drying, flat-ironing or curling your hair.

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