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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.


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


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


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And The Winner Is…


If you didn’t catch the finale of America’s Next Top Model last night, allow us to share the good news on who won: Sophie!

Granted, she was awesome on the runway and had a bubbly personality that caused Tyra Banks to give her the super-hero nickname of “Illuminata,” but we suspect it was quite another reason that clinched it for the Brit—her hair, of course!

The super-tall, super-leggy model, who was the runner-up in Britain’s Next Top Model, grabbed first place this go-round with her cotton-candy pink hair and adorable wispy snip taking centerstage. And just in case you missed this cycle, we’ve got some of our fave pix of Sophie (and her hair!) to share with you…

 

Hair Tip of the Day – May 31


 

May 31

 
The size of the barrel on your round brush determines the type of blow-out you do. A large or extra large-sized barrel gives you a straighter look, while a smaller barrel helps you get more of a curl or wave.

Go For The Gold


While athletes will be competing for gold in the Summer Olympics, you don’t have to do one cartwheel to make the precious metal your own. Josh Shores, colorist at Maxine salon in Chicago, shares that gold is going to be one hot hair shade this season. “Gold gives you a beautiful summer glow and goes great with the hint of sun you’ve been waiting for all winter,” shares the hair pro. “Soft golden and amber hues reflect the light and give off a shiny, healthy appearance.”

 

Josh recommends booking an appointment with a colorist who excels in the balayage technique (where color is hand-painted onto hair). Ask for soft, golden beige and amber-toned highlights. “One thing that I love to do is what I call ‘the Sarah Jessica’,” says Josh. “I paint softer, warm golden hues around the back, slightly off the root, then brighten the color around the face.”

What are you waiting for? Take your place at the podium and grab your gold!


Hair Tip of the Day – May 30


 

May 30

 
Don’t wash your hair the morning of an updo. Dirty hair is easier to style.

Lauren!


While the new champ of American Idol was recently crowned, Sophisticate’s is checking in with a finalist from last season: Lauren Alaina. The Southern gal is touring to promote her debut album, Wildflower, and stopped in California for an exclusive photo shoot with our crew.

While we had Matrix Artistic Designer Dan Csicsai on the set to create Lauren’s high-volume tress look, we might have been able to hand the brush to the star herself. “I’ve always been pretty good at doing hair,” shares Lauren. “If I wasn’t a singer, I might be a hairstylist!”

Be sure to check out our August issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale now, to see the whole photo shoot and read the exclusive interview.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 29


 

May 29

 
Brighten red hair with cranberry juice, making it look temporarily more vibrant. Leave juice on longer for a more dramatic effect, then rinse.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 28


 

May 28

 
Try yellow-based foundation to neutralize and tone down redness in the skin. If redness isn’t a problem, yellow-based foundations are also a skin tone corrector, so it complements everyone.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 27


 

May 27

 
Out on the town and your hair starts to frizz? Use a lip balm as hair wax to add definition to your style and remove hairline frizz.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 26


 

May 26

 
Refresh your style without shampoo by rinsing with warm, then cool water.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 25


 

May 25

 
When straightening hair with a blow-dryer, allow each section to cool a second or two while it’s still wrapped around the brush to lock in the smoother shape.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 24


 

May 24

 
Love the tousled-looking braid trend? Braid wet hair before bed, then go to sleep. In the morning, your braid will look naturally mussed.

Dianna!


Glee had their season finale last night and the seniors have graduated. Yipee! But wait! Does that mean some of the stars won’t be back next season? There are rumors that Dianna Agron, who plays Quinn Fabray, might not be back for another round of mash-ups. Oh, no!

So, just in case we’re going to miss seeing our weekly dose of Dianna/Quinn daintily belting out a number while looking gorgeous, we thought we’d get an extra fill of some of the actresses’ cool coif looks… Join us!

 

 

THE BOB

 

THE STRAIGHT

 

THE CURLS

 

THE GLAMOUROUS

 

THE COLOR

 

We. Love. All. Of. It. We hope it’s not goodbye, Dianna!

 

Hair Tip of the Day – May 23


 

May 23

 
When you go to a new stylist for the first time, dress up a little. This allows stylists to get an idea of your personal style, so they can give you a cut that works with it.

LISTEN UP!


 

American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart is ready to take her place in the spotlight! The Illinois native’s debut CD Listen Up! comes out today, and we’re completely excited.

Of course, Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide got together with Haley for a full-on beauty interview. One of our favorite quotes from the singer? “When my hair starts to lose volume, I just flip it over and shake it out. That’s kind of my thing. I’m a hair flipper. Everybody knows I love to flip over and shake it out!”

As for her album… “I’m really excited about it—I wrote 99 percent of the songs. It’s a really big treat for me to debut an album made with the kind of creativity I’ve always wanted to contribute.”

Be on the lookout for more of Haley in Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide magazine!

 

 

Hair Tip of the Day – May 22


 

May 22

 
To remove bonding glue after applying extensions, smooth a few drops of olive oil over the tracks. Let soak for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse.

Billboard Beauty


Did you tune in to last night’s Billboard Music Awards on ABC? We did—and we saw tons of great tress looks we just have to share with you. Join Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide as we tour the red carpet!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 21


 

May 21

 
Distribute natural oils in your hair by bending over and brushing your hair from back to front until the scalp tingles. Then massage scalp with your fingertips.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 20


 

May 20

 
Revamp long hair by asking your stylist to take off some inches, chop in shorter layers and chop sideswept bangs.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 19


 

May 19

 
Hairspray has a tendency to dull brown locks. Instead, try a spritz of shine serum.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 18


 

May 18

 
Minimize breakage by making sure hair is completely wet before shampooing.

The Carrie Diaries!


The CW officially announced their new television season today and we spy a few new shows we’re curious about. We’ll have to wait until January to see one of the hottest—The Carrie Diaries will be a mid-season show. Here’s the official description for  all you curious fashionistas out there… (P.S. Doesn’t AnnaSophia have gorgeous hair in this photo?!)

It’s 1984, and life isn’t easy for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw. Since their mother passed away, Carrie’s younger sister Dorritt is more rebellious than ever, and their father Tom is overwhelmed with the responsibility of suddenly having to care for two teenage girls on his own.  Carrie’s friends – sweet, geeky Mouse, sarcastic and self-assured Maggie and sensitive Walt – make life bearable, but a suburban life in Connecticut isn’t doing much to take her mind off her troubles. And even though the arrival of a sexy new transfer student named Sebastian brings some excitement to Carrie’s world, she is struggling to move on from her grief. So when Tom offers Carrie the chance to intern at a law firm in Manhattan, she leaps at the chance. Carrie’s eyes are opened wide at the glamour and grit of New York City – and when she meets Larissa, the style editor for Interview magazine, she’s inspired by the club culture and unique individuals that make up Larissa’s world. Carrie’s friends and family may have a big place in her heart, but she’s fallen in love for the first time with the most important man in her life – Manhattan.

The series stars AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw, Austin Butler as Sebastian Kydd, Ellen Wong as Mouse, Katie Findlay as Maggie Landers, Stefania Owen as Dorrit Bradshaw, Brendan Dooling as Walt Reynolds, Chloe Bridges as Donna LaDonna, Freema Agyeman as Larissa Loughton and Matt Letscher as Tom Bradshaw. Based on the novels “The Carrie Diaries” and “Summer and the City” by Candace Bushnell.

We. Can. Hardly. Wait.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 17


 

May 17

 
Dry shampoo isn’t just for absorbing oil in dirty hair. You can also use it as a volumizing tool. Spritz on roots, style normally and go!

Demi’s New Do!


Talk about a coif chameleon! In the last year, musician and X-Factor judge Demi Lovato has debuted deliciously diverse brunette and red mane shades, but now the Give Your Heart a Break singer is rocking a stunning blonde hue (just in time to announce her new gig, of course!). Here, Demi’s stylist, Amber Maynard of Nine Zero One Salon in Beverly Hills, shares all the inside info on her client’s new color…

Tell us about Demi’s new color.

Demi’s hair is a champagne blonde. She looks like a glass of bubbly. She’s brighter around her face—her bangs pop out—and we went with deeper hues at the crown. She’s got bright platinum pieces to really beautiful muted gold pieces. It’s really cool because it’s not exactly ombré, but we’ve kept her root natural. I wanted to use her natural haircolor because in-between traveling and touring, I try to make it as easy for her as possible to go a little longer between color appointments.

How can we get Demi’s beautiful shade?

It’s a matter of when and how you can go lighter. Depending on the client’s hair, it could take seven hours or three months to go blonde. If you want to be beautiful, have the patience to get there?

Hair Tip of the Day – May 16


 

May 16

 
Want a new look? Try a half-up, half-down hairstyle. Use the ends of your eyebrows as a guide and pull up hair from each end of your forehead.

Beautiful Support


John Paul DeJoria & Maria Osmond

Each year, students and staff from Paul Mitchell Schools’ nationwide network of 100 cosmetology schools spend three months raising money for selected charities. Raising $5­–10 at a time with grassroots activities like cut-a-thons, hair shows, car washes, and casual days, the schools topped the $2.5 million mark this year, bringing their nine-year total to more than $8.5 million!

Angus Mitchell & Winn Claybaugh

Celebrating their hard work with the FUNraising Gala, this year’s event was hosted by Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh and singer/performer Marie Osmond, with Paul Mitchell Co-owners John Paul DeJoria and Angus Mitchell. The gala also included a galaxy of superstars representing their charities.

 

Betty White

Along with the schools’ nonprofit Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, this year’s partners included Betty White (Morris Animal Foundation), Marie Osmond (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals), Fran Drescher (Cancer Schmancer), comedian and motivational speaker Kathy Buckley (No Limits), actress Kristin Bauer (Best Friends Animal Society), and Paul Mitchell Chairman and Cofounder John Paul DeJoria (Food 4 Africa).

Fran Drescher

The Gary Sinise Foundation and Magic Johnson Foundation were also selected, with Gary Sinise recording a special video for the schools, and Magic Johnson paying a surprise visit to the schools’ two-day Las Vegas Caper event in February, where he thanked the audience of 2,500 students for their support. Even rapper and recording artist Snoop Dogg loaned his support to the campaign, recording a special message of encouragement for students and staff.

Natasha Bedingfield

“Not one celebrity was paid to be here,” said Claybaugh, “including Natasha Bedingfield.” The Grammy nominee performed at the Gala, courtesy of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “And, thanks to sponsors and ticket sales, the Gala itself was a FUNraiser, generating an additional $27,000 for the charities.

“Chances are, none of our students will ever meet the people they’re helping globally, but they do it because they care, and because in their hearts they know they’re making the world a better place, and that’s the future of this planet,” John Paul DeJoria said. “All they asked in return was to help make the world a better place to live.”

 

Hair Tip of the Day – May 15


 

May 15

 
Every woman needs a good blow dryer. Having one that feels great in your hand, doesn’t damage your hair and gts the job done is really important.

Forever Eva


If you were thinking, “Eva Longoria!” you were thinking right! Last night’s series finale of ABC’s Desperate Housewives had us saying goodbye to the women of Wisteria Lane. And while we’ll miss all the drama (and laughter) Eva’s character Gaby brought us each week, we’re thrilled to learn this gorgeous star is still going strong, appearing in several movies like For Greater Glory (in theaters June 1!), The Baytown Disco, Long Time Gone and The Truth.

But before we move forward, we’re looking for your favorite mane memory of Gaby (aka Eva) on Desperate Housewives…sound off below!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 14


 

May 14

 
The darkest color of eyeshadow really should be enhancing the lash line as the liner. The liner is going to give you the biggest impact to make your eyes stand out.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 13


 

May 13

 
Happy Mother’s Day! Take your mom out for a salon date—a few new highlights are sure to brighten her day.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 12


 

May 12

 
Choose sulfate-free color-protecting shampoos and conditioners to preserve new mane hues longer.

Once Upon A Hair Look…


So what does a gorgeous blonde in a fairytale town use to get her hair so perfect?

If you’re Jennifer Morrison playing Emma on primetime series Once Upon A Time, you get a little help from your hairstylist and her “magical” potions. “Jennifer has her hair blow-dried with a thermal spray,” shares the star’s stylist on the show, Debra Wiebe. “It’s then curled with a large barrel curling iron and a texture spray.” In the bag? White Sands Thermal Spray and Thermal Texture.

Guess we’ll have to see how that golden mane holds up on the season finale this Sunday night. It’s going to be a real, edge-of-our-seats, nail-biting, oh-my kind of episode. We. Cannot. Wait.

 

Hair Tip of the Day – May 11


 

May 11

 
Don’t have time for an elaborate updo? Try a sleek ponytail or a loose, soft side braid for a different nighttime look.

In Memoriam


Vidal Sassoon

1928-2012

Hair Tip of the Day – May 10


 

May 10

 
When blow-drying hair, don’t use the brush too soon. Separate tangles with fingers until hair is about 80 percent dry, then brush.

Angelina, Jr.?


 

In 2014, Angelina Jolie will be starring in the Disney film, Maleficent. It’s the story of Sleeping Beauty, as told through the princess’ evil nemesis, Maleficent. Angelina plays the adult version of the villain.

Evidently, the movie also shows a younger Maleficent, so it was up to Hollywood to cast an actress who could pass for a young Angelina Jolie. Hmmm…..

If you’re a fan of The Secret Life of The American Teenager, you’re probably not surprised to find out that actress is none other than India Eisley (who plays Ashley on Secret). We definitely see the resemblance!

And we can’t wait to see this movie!

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