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Dancer, actress, host and beauty queen, Jenna Dewan is this month’s cover girl.

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We have the 20 best star makeovers you’ve ever seen!

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Be still our hearts—these looks will have you swooning.

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Get ready for spring with some inspiration from our favorite celebs.

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We have some of the top products you need to get ready for spring.

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This Stardust Collection is filled with rich color that’s out of this world.


Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 31


Jan 31

Watch out that you don’t over-dry your curls when blow-drying, as it can take away from the natural moisture of the hair and disrupt the curl pattern.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 30


Jan 30

Keep ravishing red hues from fading by washing tresses with tepid water.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 29


Jan 29

Looking for styling products for shorter ‘dos? Mousses, styling lotions and pomades are great for short silhouettes.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 28


Jan 28

Pre-drying your tresses can cut the blow-drying time in half—and minimize heat damage!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 27


Jan 27

Teasing is a great way to pump up the volume, but be careful not to tease to hard and cause breakage.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 26


Jan 26

If you have curly hair, try using a leave-in conditioner to help reinforce your curl pattern without weighing it down.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 25


Jan 25

Think from the inside, out—drink a minimum of eight glasses of water a day to create full, healthy hair.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 24


Jan 24

In this cooler weather your hair and scalp can easily dry out. Try shampooing every other day to lock in moisture.

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That’s right, Ice Loves Coco is back with a brand-new season and we couldn’t be more excited. Superstar Ice T is awesome, as usual, and his wife Coco is busy tearing up Las Vegas in the lead role in “Peepshow,” as well as debuting her Licious line during Fashion Week. Sophisticate’s chatted with Coco about her super-fabulous mane…

Screen shot 2013-01-22 at 5.54.04 PM“My Mom and my sister are natural blondes, but  I was born brunette,” explains Coco. “I have green eyes and really light skin so when I have dark hair I look way more exotic. But when I see my sister and my Mom, they’re beautiful blondes, and I always wanted to be that way. When I turned 18, I started with little highlights and soon after that it went from highlights to my whole head of hair,” she laughs. “First it was peanut butter blonde, then it was honey blonde and now I’m sunshine blonde.”

Don’t forget to tune in to see Coco in action, and be sure to keep checking out Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide‘s website and magazine for more great interviews!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 23


Jan 23

A great way to style your tresses is to use your hands! Remember, your fingers are the best comb!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 22


Jan 22

For longer locks, separate hair into four sections before blow-drying for greater control.

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Jan 21

Did you know UV rays could damage haircolor? To protect your shaded tresses try leave-in conditioners and UV protectant sprays.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 20


Jan 20

If you’re trying to grow your hair out it’s important to still get a trim every four to six weeks—as split ends and overgrown cuts can look messy.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 19


Jan 19

Flat irons can create texture too! Try wrapping hair around the iron, alternating directions and tousling ironed tresses with hands to get an undone look!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 18


Jan 18

If you have curly hair, try using a diffuser when blow-drying—it will help maintain your natural curls.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 17


Jan 17

Remove product and buildup from straight irons by wiping down with a damp rag when the flat iron is cooled, but still slightly warm.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 16


Jan 16

A great way to heat-style your hair is with hot rollers. Placing hair tissue between strands and the rollers can protect hair from heat damage and still allow for gorgeous curls!

Carrie’s Katie

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Did you catch the premiere of The Carrie Diaries on The CW? We did, and we love it! Sophisticate’s chatted with Katie Findlay, who plays Maggie on the show (the friend who’s secretly hooking up with the cop!).

When she isn’t playing Maggie, one of Carrie’s BFFs, Katie is busy being a self-proclaimed “game board, comic book, sci-fi, fantasy nerd.” Born in Canada, this gorgeous actress was a ballerina for twelve years before hanging up her slippers and plieing her way into acting…

Screen shot 2013-01-15 at 9.40.47 AMHer Character: “Maggie is the spitfire friend. I keep saying she’s like if Malibu Barbie and Cyndi Lauper had a baby.”

Her ‘80s Hair: “I have Valerie Bertinelli hair on the show—like the big blow out, and neon orange eye shadow at all times. I’m not super girly, so dressing up like ‘80s Barbie is fantastic.”

Her Everyday Hair: “My hair is pretty much wash and wear—it’s humongous, but very fine. I just wash it, straighten my bangs and hope for the best!”

The Color: “I naturally have brown hair, but I dyed it blue in high school all the time for fun.”

Makeup Must: “I really like the Yves Saint Laurent highlighter pen. It’s magical, you just wake up and throw a little bit under your eyes and you’re good to go!”

’80s Fashion: “I want to bring shoulder pads back—not giant ones but fashion-y ones. There’s nothing like a scary looking woman!”

Check out the March 2013 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide for more on The Carrie Diaries!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 15


Jan 15

Using a vent brush during blow-drying allows more heat and air distribution for your tresses.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 14


Jan 14

Non-sudsing or sulfate-free shampoo reinforce your hairs texture without weighing it down!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 13


Jan 13

If you’re considering changing up your haircolor but don’t know what hues best, try demi-perm color—it lasts up to 28 shampoos and is very user-friendly.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 12


Jan 12

To get a sleek and straight look by blow-drying, put a little tension on the hair. The best way to do this is by tilting your head to one side and using a brush to straighter out tresses.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 11


Jan 11

Remember to never tint your hair more than three or four shades lighter than your natural hair color—drastic color changes can cause breakage and shedding.

Hat Hair!

We’ve all been there—in front the bathroom mirror, furiously brushing and fluffing before anyone notices: hat hair.

Fear no more! Stylist Shelly Aguirre of Maxine Salon in the Windy City of Chicago (a place where the women know a thing or two about hats) lets us in on all the secrets of preventing—and fixing—your next case of hat hair, whether you’re wearing a snow, rain, cowboy, baseball or party hat!

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To start, you’ll need a quality moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. She’s a fan of Kerastase Elixir Ultime Sublime Cleansing Oil-Enriched Shampoo and Beautifying Oil-Enriched Masque, good for all hair types. “The good thing is in the winter-time people aren’t shampooing every single day,” Aguirre explains. “So, they’re using the masque every other day, which is perfect because in the winter months everyone is so dry in texture, that I want them to use something a little bit heavier, and it helps with static electricity which is a huge problem this time of year.”

Next, the mane pro advises to be sure your hair is completely dry before putting that hat on and heading out the door. “It’s going to mark the hair obviously, even if the hair is a little bit damp,” she says.

For styling, Aguirre loves the magic wand that is Shu Uemura’s Volume Maker. “It’s like a mascara tube and literally, it’s almost like a fairy dust-type, powder consistency that comes out and you put it right at your scalp,” explains the hair maven. “So not only does it help with the volume of their hair, but it’s going to help with any static electricity.” She recommends using it before leaving the house, then again to help re-coif once you get to work/school/party/wherever. Can’t take it with you? Aguirre says the heat from your fingers will reactive the product to help you restyle upon arrival at your location.

Another tip or two: avoid taking hot showers, just keep it warm. Too much heat zaps moisture from both your skin and your hair. Try a baggier, looser hat to avoid the hat crease.

And if all else fails, make the hat a part of the day’s (or night’s) ensemble!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 10


Jan 10

If you have rich, dark hair, try adding a streak of color. Not sure you can pull it off? Add a clip-in color and see what you think!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 9


Jan 9

If you’re going somewhere tropical to avoid the cold, make sure to protect hair by using products that contain sunscreen.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 8


Jan 8

A typical tip for a stylist is anywhere from 12 to 20 percent. For shampoo techs the range is anywhere from $2 to $5.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 7


Jan 7

To prevent frizz try staying away from styling products that contain water. Instead use a leave-in conditioner or aerosol hairsprays, which tend to be dryer.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 6


Jan 6

Creating a messy braid is all in the technique—after securing the braid run your hands upward through it to fray out the ends.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 5


Jan 5

They say blonde’s have more fun—but it’s also time consuming and expensive! Before going blonde you should consider upkeep time and cost.

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 4


Jan 4

Try rocking some beach curls to warm up this season. Use a big-barrel curling iron to create curls, and then tousle hair for a casual, beach-day look!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 3


Jan 3

To make color last, avoid washing your hair 24 to 36 hours after a color service!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 2


Jan 2

Be sure to rinse hair thoroughly after shampooing and conditioning, as anything left behind will dry the hair out!

Hair Tip of the Day – Jan 1


Jan 1

Looking for a quick change in 2013? Adding bangs in a great and effective way to change your look fast—start the year off bangin!

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