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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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Win some free products from our Holiday Glamapalooza Big Beauty Giveaway! Give the gift of beauty swag this year.


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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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Take a look at this season’s hottest nail colors with CND’s Night Spell collection!

   

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Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 30


 

Apr 30

 
Hair Chalking is a great way to switch up your mane for a night by adding some bold colors!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 29


 

Apr 29

 
When your ready for a haircolor change-up, remember to consider maintenance—a drastic change can mean extensive and expensive upkeep!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 28


 

Apr 28

 
Using a flesh-toned eyeliner on the inner rim of the eyes will make them appear wider.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 27


 

Apr 27

 
Adding a few layers to a curled mane will give your silhouette extra volume and add life to your spirals!

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Tabatha’s Salon Takeover


Tabatha's Salon TakeoverLook out, struggling salons…stylist to the stars Tabatha Coffey is here to save the day! With her years of expertise, can-do attitude and brutally honest approach, we love watching Tabatha get the job done on her must-watch Bravo show. Here, Sophisticate’s chats with the mane guru about her hit show and much more…

What is the one styling tool every woman should own?
A great blow-dryer because everyone, at some point, will blow-dry their hair. A high quality one won’t damage your hair and it’ll be comfortable in your hand. It’ll get the job done quickly. It’s a really important tool for every woman to have in her bathroom.

What are the things a woman should consider when choosing a hairstylist?
Go on recommendation—if there’s someone who you think consistently looks great, then ask that person who does their hair. In I think that you should ask that person who does their hair.  Also, in my salon, I always like people to come in and get a consultation because it’s a great way for a new client to get the feel of the salon. They’ll see how they’re treated, how their hairdresser will listen to them and then they can see if they feel comfortable to actually make an appointment.

How do you prepare yourself for a takeover?
Any business I’m walking into to take over, I have very fresh eyes for that business. I’m focused on watching the problems the business has and talk to the individuals and really finding out what is going wrong to get them back on track. It’s all about the individuals in that business—you can’t have any pre-conceived notions.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 26


 

Apr 26

 
Brighten up your face and enhance your cheekbones by adding a touch of bronzer.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 25


 

Apr 25

 
If you’re looking to get that messy side braid all the stars are rocking, trying braiding tresses then pulling hair upward to get that tousled look.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 24


 

Apr 24

 
When blow-drying bangs, use a Denman brush to help tresses fall naturally.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 23


 

Apr 23

 
Never dye hair more than three of four shades lighter than your natural color, as it will make tresses more prone to breakage.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 22


 

Apr 22

 
Pulling hair back into a sexy and sophisticates updo is a great way to look chic and casual at the same time!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 21


 

Apr 21

 
When coloring your hair, make sure the hue you are choosing fits your complexion—and your lifestyle!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 20


 

Apr 20

 
Adding a fun hair accessory is the perfect way to transition a look from day to night.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 19


 

Apr 19

 
Using a nozzle tip on your blow-dryer will help direct air flow.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 18


 

Apr 18

 
The heat of a straightening iron depends on the thickness of the hair. For thick hair set the iron between 400-420°F, while those with finer strands should set it between 280-350°F.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 17


 

Apr 17

 
An unexpected April shower can ruin a fabulous hair day—but don’t let it! Make sure to carry an elastic band and hairpins to transform damp hair into a gorgeous updo!

Sophisticate’s Blog:             MTV Movie Awards


There’s always fun and fashion to be seen at MTV’s Movie Awards, and this year was no exception. We’ve rounded up a few of the hot looks from the show, which took place this past weekend. Check out the mane styles of the MTV Movie Awards…

Brittany SnowBrittany Snow

Nicole "Snooki" PolizziSnooki

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Ashley RickardsAshley Rickard

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Vin Diesel;Jordana Brewster;Michelle RodriguezJordana Brewster & Michelle Rodriguez

Logan Lerman; Emma Watson; Eddie RedmayneEmma Watson

Selena GomezSelena Gomez

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 16


 

Apr 16

 
If you want a mane change but don’t want to cut your lengths, consider adding some blunt bangs. A perfect set of fringe will bring out your eyes and give your face an instant lift!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 15


 

Apr 15

 
Adding styling mousse to towel-dried hair is a great way to get that oh-so-sexy texture.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 14


 

Apr 14

 
Ever wonder what the wattage of a blow-dryer means? Well, the higher the wattage, the more powerful the heat and airflow will be. So now you know!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 13


 

Apr 13

 
Apply styling products to textured hair when it is soft and wet. This will help fight frizz and define your oh-so-gorgeous curl pattern!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 12


 

Apr 12

 
Duplicate gorgeous retro-chic curls by styling hair with large curling rods to get that ‘20s glam look!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 11


 

Apr 11

 
Before blow-drying tresses, make sure to apply a heat protectant to prevent any heat damage to your mane!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 10


 

Apr 10

 
Don’t deal with hair wind damage! Tie tresses back with a scarf or hair clip to preserve the style while your battling the elements!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 9


 

Apr 9

 
A fast way to rock trendy tresses is by putting strands in a low side-pony. Add a little texture to your hair and you’re runway ready!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 8


 

Apr 8

 
When using a curling iron to define curls, make sure the iron barrel size matches the size of your natural coils.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 7


 

Apr 7

 
Now that the weather is getting warmer so should your hair! Try adding a few highlights around the face to brighten up your mane.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 6


 

Apr 6

 
As the seasons change so does your hair’s moisture. Pay attention to your tresses—if hair feels dry try a conditioning treatment; if your mane feels greasy cut the conditioning back!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 5


 

Apr 5

 
Visiting the salon for a quick snip every six to eight weeks will get rid of those dreaded split ends and keep hair healthy.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 4


 

Apr 4

 
Make sure you include plenty of Vitamins A, C and E, as well as calcium in your diet—all are believed to help in hair health!

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 3


 

Apr 3

 
To help detangle hair or achieve a smooth blowout, try using a paddle brush to comb through tresses.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 2


 

Apr 2

 
Your makeup may be a work of art, but by the end of the day, your beauty masterpiece may have disappeared! Make your makeup stick by ending your beauty routine with a mist of makeup finishing spray.

Sophisticate’s Blog:               A Day Of Beauty


1Maryam Khan of Diva Beauty Salon won the experience of a lifetime courtesy of Matrix, a day with world-famous hairdresser, Matrix Artistic Director and North American Hairstyling Awards Winner Nicholas French. The Los Angeles-based stylist and her mother were flown to New York City to spend a day with French, for a unique, one-on-one program that he calls “A Journey of a Lifetime – Back to the Future.”

Upon arriving in New York, Khan and her mom were whisked to their hotel by limousine, then treated to dinner and a walk around the city.  The next morning, the limo returned and drove them out to French’s lovely home in the Hamptons. They were welcomed by French and his wife Carol, and served breakfast. For the rest of the day, French shared his amazing history in the beauty industry which includes a stint with Vidal Sassoon, his NAHA awards and a long career creating some of the industry’s most iconic hair imagery.

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He also demonstrated two of his favorite styling techniques, offering Khan insider tips and tricks, and shared stories and memorabilia of his father, Freddie French, a salon industry pioneer in London. “Here we were spending time with a guy I always worshipped,” marveled Khan, “and he was openly sharing all of this information and history. And his wife cooked for us!  It was so amazing; I couldn’t stop complimenting her on the food!”

Returning to the city, Khan and her mother were treated to dinner at the chic STK Midtown with members of the Matrix executive team before spending their last evening in New York.  “It was so well-organized and we were treated so well,” says Khan. “Looking back, it almost seems like a dream!”

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A longtime Matrix fan, Khan was excited to receive samples of the new Biolage Exquisite Oil collection—Shampoo, Conditioner and Replenishing Treatment. But there was another takeaway that was even more valuable. “Nick’s advice, which really stuck with me, was to always challenge myself to take risks,” she relays. “He said, ‘Your world begins where your comfort zone ends.’ I think about that every day. When I got home, I said to my boyfriend, ‘Get ready, we’re stepping out of our comfort zone!’”

Khan won her special day through the Matrix “Imagining A New Story Experience” sweepstakes. The “Imagining a New Store Experience” program recently rolled out in Salon Centric stores to transform the shopping experience for thousands of Matrix family members and potential Matrix customers. The program brings Biolage and Total Results products alive thanks to personal demonstrations, sampling and other interactive opportunities.

Hair Tip of the Day – Apr 1


 

Apr 1

 
Today’s a leave-the-house-with-wet-hair kind of day, don’t you think? Uh…no. Happy April Fool’s Day!

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