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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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How to play with platinum just in time for spring.


More Divas!

T-minus three weeks until VH1 DIVAS 2012 airs live on Sunday, December 16, and we know you’re already as excited as we are! Well, brace yourselves because Kelly ClarksonPitbullMelanie Fiona and Metric have just been added to this year’s insane performers roster that already includes CiaraMiley CyrusDemi LovatoKelly Rowland and host Adam Lambert. And Havana Brown will keep the big fat bass bumping as House DJ between each hip-shaking set.

Will you be tuning in? We will—and we can’t wait to see everyone’s hair!

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Nov 30

Flat-iron small, thin sections of hair, not big chunks. That way, heat will be distributed evenly and results will be smoother.


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Don’t fade into the darkness when you’re meant to shine in the spotlight with a show-stopping mane! If you’re ready for your headlining debut, polish off your coif with the newly amplified Flaunt Line by Sebastian Professional! With in-salon services and at-home care and styling products, Sebastian Professional’s has conquered the full-spectrum, multi-dimensional shine experience! Don’t believe us? Take a look at these glimmering looks crafted by the Sebastian Professional’s Stylist Design team…
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Kisses From Carly

Give a Kiss hello to “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen, who recently gave Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide the behind-the-scenes scoop on her gorgeous hair (bangs, anyone?) and the beauty goodies she just can’t live without.

“I’m totally bad at doing my own hair,” Carly admits with a laugh, adding, “I usually like my hair to be kind of messy—like beachy and wavy—where you almost can’t quite tell if it’s a bedhead look or actually curly.”

To find out more about Carly’s gorgeous mane, check out the February 2013 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on-stands now!

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Nov 29

Always warm up waxes and pomades in your hands before applying—the friction makes the products easier to spread through their hair.

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Nov 28

Keep your hair in check with a boar-bristle brush. They make hair look shiner because they evenly distribute oil from root to tip, and they’re great for damaged hair that needs a gentler touch.

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Nov 27

Ensure you get the haircut you want by bringing your stylists photos of the style you have in mind. Photographs can help explain something it’s hard for you to put in words.


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Nov 26

Suffering from dry skin? Mix your favorite moisturizer with your go-to foundation. It’s a great moisturizer that’s not too heavy, but it’s going to penetrate.

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Nov 25

Smooth an eye primer over your lids before applying eyeshadow—it’ll make your signature smoky eye brighter and longer-lasting.

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Nov 24

Protect your hair by applying a leave-in heat protection product before heat styling. These lotions or sprays form a barrier between your hair and the hot appliance.

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Nov 23

Add baking soda to your daily shampoo once every two to four weeks to cleanse away extra oil.

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Nov 22

Happy Thanksgiving! Dig into the pumpkin pie and look gorgeous by styling a chic bun that’s sophisticated enough for the in-laws, and cute enough for you!

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Nov 21

Make a simple ponytail sassy by prepping hair with styling serum to minimize frizz. Then flat-iron hair straight, pulling your tresses back into a sleek ponytail.

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Nov 20

Drinking plenty of water will ensure your hair is properly moisturized from the inside out. About eight glasses a day is ideal.

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Nov 19

Is the surface of your hair looking dull? Try a glaze that heightens sheen, but doesn’t alter or add color.

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Nov 18

Blunt bangs are a totally hot addition to any hairstyle, but they don’t necessarily work for everyone. Ask your stylist is blunt fringe fits your face shape.

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Nov 17

Add an extra dose of moisture to your hair in the fall months. Your hair will benefit from the extra moisturization, keeping it strong, healthy and protected against the cold.

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Nov 16

Avoid washing hair with extremely hot water; it can be drying for your scalp and your hair. Warm or cool water is gentler.

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Nov 15

Don’t use elastics that have metal clasps. Always tie up your hair with covered, snag-free elastics to avoid breakage.

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Nov 14

Conditioner residue is the enemy of great style. Before styling, make sure to rinse all of the conditioner out of your hair in the shower.

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Nov 13

Favor an eye-catching dip-dye look? Keep your tresses colorful by visiting the salon every four to six weeks for a touchup.

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Nov 12

Looking to boost the volume of your hair? Go shorter! Sporting a more textured, layered cut can help camouflage thin hair.

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Nov 11

Brr! Give your locks a burst of cold water before hopping out of the shower. It helps seal the cuticle, which adds a smooth finish to your hair.

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Nov 10

When applying conditioner, focus on the mid-shaft to the ends because that is where the most damage is.

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Nov 9

Stay away from really heavy conditioners and styling products when you want to achieve volume. Lightweight, bodifying products will help you get that lift you crave.



Australian identical twins Mim (right) and Liv Nervo are the force behind Nervo, an electronic dance band that’s set to take over the music industry with hit singles “We’re All No One” and “You’re Gonna Love Again.” Recently named as the newest CoverGirls (joining Pink!), the platinum blonde beauties, who are also songwriters, producers and DJs, share their coif secrets and makeup musts with Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide…

SHG: Tell us about your hair.
Mim: “It’s short, blonde and shaved. When I DJ, I tend to wear it up in a Mohawk. I love playing around with hair—it’s so great because you can cut it and it just grows back. I like having short hair. Believe it or not, it’s just easier. Less maintenance.”
Liv: “It’s really long—right now it’s past my shoulders. I have bangs that are quite long actually. I’m going for the Daryl Hannah look. I feel like I’m in Splash. I’m really loving the messed up look really, nothing too manicured.”


SHG: What are your hair product essentials?
Mim: “I use Moroccanoil because I dye my hair and it needs nutrition. Hair spray is a big one for me.  I only use Fat Hair “0” Calories Amplifying Hair Spray. I always show stylists how I do my hair with the hair dryer and the hair spray and they always marvel at how the hairspray keeps it up.”
Liv: “I like Kérstase conditioner—I’m always wary of keeping my hair hydrated so I’m always putting conditioning treatments in. Right now I’m on a Moroccanoil kick. I have the spray and the shampoo and conditioner as well.”

SHG: How do you wear your makeup?
Mim: “Liquid eyeliner, lots of lashes, a cream brush and a good concealer. I’m not massive on foundations, but if you’ve got a good concealer, then you’re golden. I like Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara and Bobbi Brown cream blush.”
Liv: “Fresh and clean on the face, but I do like Face of Australia Bronzer. It’s a great color when it’s on. It really suits my skin and it has the perfect amount of shimmer.”

Stay tuned to Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide for the freshest faces, coolest manes and their beauty moves!

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Nov 8

Try washing your hair with a gentle shampoo and conditioner for dry and damaged hair—you get the benefits of a conditioning mask without weighing your hair down!

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Nov 7

Are you ready for a color change-up? Try some of the hottest trends in haircolor: balayage highlights, ombre (darker on top, lighter on the ends) and color-blocking.

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Nov 6

Apply mousse to a boar bristle brush to get a more even (and less sticky!) application. You’ll get tons of volume without the frizz.

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Nov 5

Try cutting long layers into your thick, wavy hair to create movie-star worthy bounce and shine.

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Nov 4

Extend the life of your single-process color by snapping up the appropriate color-protecting products—ask your stylist to recommend the right ones for you.

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Nov 3

Colder weather negatively impacting your coiffure? Cover your strands with a silk scarf under cold-weather garments to protect your hair.

Thompson Time!

If you caught the CMA awards last night, then you know Thompson Square had a really good night! The husband and wife duo of Keifer and Shawna took home the award for Vocal Duo of the Year. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide has long been a fan, and interviewed Shawna  a short while back about her fabulous mane style.

“My hair is naturally curly, and I flat-iron it constantly,” shares the country star. “If I had my choice, I’d probably change it every year, ‘cuz I do get bored with it!”

Be sure to check out their latest hit single, “If I Didn’t Have You,” rolling up the charts now!

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Nov 2

If you think your haircolor is too close in hue to your skin tone, try adding depth with lowlights. Add deeper, warmer hues to amp up your color.

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