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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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Check out these glamourous before and after hair makeovers!


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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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We have some of the top products you need to bring with you into the new year! Check them out!


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Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 31


 

Mar 31

 
Lightening your hair color or adding a few sun-kissed streaks pushes the hair shaft open, increasing overall thickness. Even just a few highlights can give hair an added boost!

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 30


 

Mar 30

 
Short on time? Skip blow-drying by setting your hair in Velcro rollers, then allowing your strands to air-dry. Presto—bouncy, free-flowing curls!

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 29


 

Mar 29

 
Running a teaspoon-full of organic hair oil on very damp hair keeps ringlets looking healthy—especially during dryer weather.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 28


 

Mar 28

 
Rinse your conditioner out with cold water. It makes the product set in and adds great shine!

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Pretty Little Ravenswood


Ravenswood-532x354We’re having a good day. Not only has ABC Family given hit show Pretty Little Liars a fifth season, they’ve announced a spin-off, titled Ravenswood. The official description:

“Ravenswood will center on a town, not far from Rosewood, PA (the home base of Pretty Little Liars), which has suffered under a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dig into the town’s mysterious and terrible history before it’s too late for each of them.”

Judging by the current ladies of Pretty Little Liars:

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We have just one thing to say: We can’t wait to see the hair!

 

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 27


 

Mar 27

 
Don’t straighten your coils every day—embrace them! Over-heat-styling your strands will cause damage over time, leaving them duller and dryer.

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Pretty Pony


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Ponytails are always a favorite way to wear our hair, so when we see a particularly cute version, we just have to share…

This pony was created by Global Creative Director for Wella Professionals, Eugene Souleiman, along with his talented team, for the Ports 1961 AW’13 runway show. “I wanted to create something very considered but effortless and elegant,” shared the hairdresser.

The finished hair look was the sum of two parts, with a low side parting swept across the forehead to give a puritanical feeling to the look, yet at the back of the head was a flash of elegance in the form of a mini reverse French pleat. “This is more hair design than hair styling,” added Souleiman.

image009Here’s the step-by-step…

1. Spray hair with a smoothing balm and blow-dry with a flat brush, keeping the hair flat and smooth.

2. Make a low side parting and sweep the hair across the forehead and over the ear; secure half the hair in a low pony tail at the nape of the neck, using a covered elastic to secure. Use a soft bristle brush and Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray as you style to keep the hair smooth.

image0013. For the other half of the hair, gently back comb at the roots in the direction of the pony tail, then smooth over with the soft brush towards the ponytail, spraying and brushing as you go.

4. Take the remaining hair and fold into a reverse French pleat, rolling down towards the ponytail, securing the bottom of the pleat into the ponytail and securing with a covered elastic.

5. Spray the hair with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing spray to keep the style in place. Secure the pleat with hair pins if needed.

 

 

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 26


 

Mar 26

 
Updos usually hold better if your coif hasn’t been freshly cleansed. Up the ante by adding a spritz of volumizing spray to your ‘do—it adds a light texture and fluffs up your snip!

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Kids’ Choice Awards


Nickelodeon held their Kids’ Choice Awards this past weekend, and while there was slime (sorry, Sandra Bullock!), there was also hair—pretty great hair, in fact. Check out this round-up of some of the fresh looks from the orange carpet…

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - BackstageSelena Gomez

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - BackstageKaty Perry

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - ArrivalsFergie

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - ArrivalsKylie Jenner

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Red CarpetVictoria Justice

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - ArrivalsKristen Stewart

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Red CarpetKe$ha

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - ShowJessica Alba

 

PHOTOS: COURTESY NICKELODEON.

 

 

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 25


 

Mar 25

 
A coconut hair mask will enhance shine and getting you smelling like the beach! Just apply a cocoa butter treatment mask, let it sit for a half hour, then rinse it out with coconut water once a week.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 24


 

Mar 24

 
Say goodbye to flyaways by spritzing a no-frizz spray onto your brush and combing it through your tresses.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 23


 

Mar 23

 
Coarse hair needs a great cut to keep it from getting unruly and puffy. Go for something that works with your natural wave and gives you a great overall shape.

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Spring Forward!


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What’s hot in hair trends for spring and summer? The the expert style team at Chicago’s Maxine Salon weigh in…

Cliff Freeman, Stylist:

  • This upcoming season is all about glamorous styles being translated into everyday looks. Volume is key and hair is cleaner, sleeker and more polished. 60’s and 70’s are coming back this spring & summer – think Brigitte Bardot and the beehive.  Long hair is going up, with buns, twists and braids being staples all season long. If hair does stay down, volumized, polished blowouts will ensure your hair is ahead of the style curve.
  • Androgynous look for women, with short, textured cuts creating a structured look for women.  A short, straight cut is another way to achieve this season’s clean, glamorous look.

Rex Jimieson, Colorist:

  • As haircuts are going towards stronger silhouettes, with big shapes and volume, the perfect match for this shape-centric look is natural elements in color, especially golds, coppers, and rose golds.  Iridescent sheens, as opposed to bold colors create a softer, natural look to make the glamorous styles of spring and summer more everyday-friendly.  
  • Balayage, the art of hair painting, will take over the season, providing a softer, gradient look for color; steering away from the recent new explosion of the bold ombre color technique.

Leslie Shores, Colorist:

  • Another key to staying ahead this season is creative placement with natural color.  For example, adding balayage color to deep parts, creating more dimension in a natural way.

And For The Guys… Aaron David, Stylist:

  • Old-school vintage looks are the new big thing this season. Men are wearing their hair combed with deep side parts, very clean cut and tapered, while being disconnected and perfectly coiffed.
  • Another way for men to keep the hair off their face this season is to sport longer, shaggier locks on the sides and top, with hair pushed back off the face.  Overall, neatly combed and out of the eyes is big this spring and summer. 

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 22


 

Mar 22

 
A quick fix for second-day hair: Spray some dry shampoo at the roots to sop up excess oil. Work it through the ends as well to add volume.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 21


 

Mar 21

 
Blossom by adding a gorgeous fresh bloom to your updo. Arrange your hair in a twist, ponytail or half updo, then add the flower. (Make sure to use a sprig that will survive the night, like small orchid or a sprig of freesia!)

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 20


 

Mar 20

 
Do use a blow-dryer to refresh your style—even when you don’t wash! Apply dry shampoo or mist hair with a spray bottle of water, then flip your head over and blow-dry.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 19


 

Mar 19

 
Love the new matte glitter polishes? Get a head-turning manicure by applying two coats of the matte glitter, followed by two coats of top coat. After a day or two, re-apply top coat to prolong the life of your mani.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 18


 

Mar 18

 
Keep your lovely long hair moisturized without breaking the bank by applying aloe vera directly to your scalp or adding it to your usual shampoo.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 17


 

Mar 17

 
Embrace the luck of the Irish by adding an emerald clip-in highlight to your coiffure. You’ll be speaking blarney in no time!

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 16


 

Mar 16

 
Sardines, please! The salty fish are one of the best sources for omega-3 fatty acids, which help your hair grow faster and enhances its radiance.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 15


 

Mar 15

 
If you have naturally straight hair and can’t find a way to scrunch it, French-braid your hair in two rows and sleep on it. In the morning, take out the braids and put in some mousse. Your hair will be wavy-curly. Ooh la la!

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 14


 

Mar 14

 
Looking for a home hair smoothing remedy? Look no further! Combine two egg whites with half of a mashed-up avocado; leave it in hair for 15 minutes, then wash and condition.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 13


 

Mar 13

 
A strong bang is so chic and achievable, especially if you have naturally thick hair. A couple minutes flat-ironing with a tiny, bang-friendly version keeps them in line daily.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 12


 

Mar 12

 
Tame those flyaways! Two remedies? Pat them down with a fabric softener sheet or apply lotion to your hands, then, while palms are tacky, smooth your tresses.

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Molly’s Beauty Secrets


Screen shot 2013-03-07 at 9.51.43 AMMolly Sims knows flaunting dewy, luminescent skin is a must, and the actress/model and new face of Pond’s is here to share her get-radiant secrets with Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide—and you!

* “I start the day off with a green juice to kick start my morning. It keeps me energized and does wonders for my complexion.”

* “Early morning exercise puts color on my cheeks and improves my whole body circulation.  A great workout also helps to enhance my skin color and complexion.”

* “For great circulation and even tone skin, I recommend exfoliating your face, body and even your lips.  It can leave you looking good and feeling radiant in no time.”

* “Taming stress is important to help you look your best.  I use regular breathing exercises to help keep me calm and centered.”

* “Every woman can look luminous inside and out – but great lighting can help, too.  One trick I’ve learned before snapping a photo is to step away from overhead lights to avoid shadows on the face.”

An extra bonus for your beauty bag? Pond’s Luminous Line, which includes a Wet Cleansing Towelette, moisturizer and collection of cleansers. “Every day is a photo opportunity so I always want my skin to look its best,” Sims reveals. “I love the new [luminous-enhancing products]—they make my skin look bright and beautiful so I am always camera-ready.”

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 11


 

Mar 11

 
Get a rocker-chic bob by keeping hair perfectly straight with a blow dryer and flat iron. Then, add a little shine to the bangs to keep the look from getting too severe.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 10


 

Mar 10

 
Turn up the heat! Many volume-enhancing products are heat activated, so air-drying will not make the most of their lifting effect! Instead, let aim warm air at your roots, activating the stylers and giving your snip the oomph you want!

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 9


 

Mar 9

 
Amp up your go-to bobby pins by spritzing them with dry shampoo—the spray’s powdery texture gives the pin extra grip, which keeps it from sliding out!

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Beauty Lounging


Let’s peek in on the celebrities at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards, where GKhair created a lounge backstage for stars to check out their products and try them out…

qStars were treated to GKhair’s Dry Shampoo, Light Hold Hair Spray, Shaping Wax, Serum and Mini-Tamer Iron.

Nine-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild actress Quvenzhané Wallis immediately spotted her pick: the mini flat iron, telling her mother, “Mama, I need this,” quickly placing the tool in her famous (and cute!) puppy purse.

 

kyle gk hairMeanwhile, Sex and the City’s Kyle McLaughlin grabbed the Mini-Tamer too, telling the GKhair team, “Sometimes my hair needs a little taming.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 8


 

Mar 8

 
Use a diffuser to blow-dry your curly strands until they’re mostly dry, but not all the way — it’s good to let a few curls dry on their own for a more natural texture.

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Modern Pretty


Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland was on set last week capturing elements for the digital and print ad campaign for Heart Calgon, a new collection from Calgon “Take Me Away” that embodies trendy fragrances to suit every personality.

This is a sneak peek at Sarah’s “Hot Date” persona, which you’ll see in a national campaign this spring. 

We think she looks amazing! Loving her hair…Hot Date

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 7


 

Mar 7

 
What’s your texture? Do a bit of research to determine the texture of your tresses. Knowing your hair type will help you choose the best products for your hair—and help your coif look as gorgeous as possible!

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Runway Hair: Cool Fluidity


Screen shot 2013-03-06 at 9.00.31 AMThe hair look at the Vanessa Bruno AW 13 show in Paris was a lesson in controlled casualness. “I wanted to create a hair look that had the cleanness of minimalism yet gives the feeling of looseness and sensuality,” describes hairstylist Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director, Care & Styling, Wella Professionals. “This is the first time I have worked for Vanessa Bruno and when we met to discuss the look we had great synergy and both wanted the same thing, something cool and uncontrived but with subtle touches of detail.”

Screen shot 2013-03-06 at 9.00.58 AMHowever, creating a hairstyle that looks this laid back and cool, takes a surprising amount of work. “It’s all about the ‘prep.’ You need to get the basics right; you need to start with hair that’s freshly washed and in great condition. Then you need a good blow dry. I used Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier on wet hair before blow drying, it acts as a primer and helps to give a natural satin finish to the hair.”

Get the Look:
1. Start with clean freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner, to ensure hair is in perfect condition.
Screen shot 2013-03-06 at 8.59.44 AM2. Apply Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier Hair Primer to wet hair and blow dry with a round brush keeping the hair flat to the head
3. Create a center parting and using a fine tooth comb, comb the hair through to create a smooth finish and position behind the ear.
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4. Release a small piece of hair on both sides of the front of the head so they fall in front of the ears.
5. Spray Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray on the end lengths of the hair from the ear bone downwards, then gently twist the long hair and apply heat from a blow dryer with a diffuser – this will allow the hair to ‘set’ and provide a raw contrasting texture to the hair.
6. If time allows, clip the twist in place loosely for a little more texture, and release when ready.

 

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 6


 

Mar 6

 
It’s Wear-A-Ballerina-Bun-To-Work Day! (Not really, but we’re always big fans of this style!) Sweep hair high onto head, comb back so the hair is sleek and tidy. Wrap the lengths in a tight bun and fix with pins and hairspray.

Hair Tip of the Day – Mar 5


 

Mar 5

 
Forget towel-drying. It only roughs up the texture of your hair and causes frizz. Instead, blot with a microfiber towel and then wrap it around your head to soak up excess moisture.

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