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For our 40th Anniversary issue it was unanimous between Sophisticate’s and our reader’s that social media’s favorite beauty icon, Kim Kardashian West, would be our cover girl!

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You guys voted for your favorite “Style Icons” and the results are in! See who made the cut in the issue.

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Take a peak at the “40 Best looks” that we’ve feature in this year’s issues of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!

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Get inspired by our compilation of “40 Great Star Looks” just for you!

Free Swag Free Swag!

For our 40th Anniversary we’re giving away over $7,000 worth of fabulous hair and beauty products in our “Big Beauty Giveaway”. Enter and get a chance to win some of the most coveted beauty merch in our November 2018 issue.

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Sophisticate’s is always on the pulse on what’s hot in beauty right now. We’ve curated some of this month’s must-have products just for you!

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‘90s Supermodel, style icon and the queen of the short cut, Linda Evangelista influenced an entire generation before the Gigi & Bella Hadid’s of today. Get the issue to see some of Linda’s best mane transformations over the years!


Hair Tip of the Day – May 31


May 31

When curling hair, try spraying tresses with heat-activated curling spray to protect strands from heat damage!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 30


May 30

Use a sulfate-free shampoo to help reinforce your texture and keep hair from weighing down!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 29


May 29

Using a yellow-based concealer can help camouflage red or purple tones in blemishes.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 28


May 28

It may seem basic, but the best way to preserve your hairs health is to not over do it! Use a small amount of shampoo and conditioner, and only blow-dry tresses when absolutely necessary!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 27


May 27

As the weather heats up and you begin spending more time in the sun, remember to protect your tresses! Applying sun guard lotion on the hair will protect it against those UV rays!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 26


May 26

Make sure to trim your hair about every six weeks to keep it healthy!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 25


May 25

When blow-drying tresses, try using your fingers to separate strands before using a brush.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 24


May 24

If you have a round or fuller face, layers, movement and bangs are especially flattering!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 23


May 23

Apply products ten minutes before you style your hair to make sure it absorbs into strands.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 22


May 22

To avoid chlorine chemicals from entering the hair cuticle, try putting on a conditioner or hair serum before jumping in the pool!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 21


May 21

Lay off the hair spray in the summer, as it can be extremely drying and make hair break.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 20


May 20

To disguise highlights/lowlights growing at the roots, try a diagonal part to scatter the color and create a gorgeous distraction!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 19


May 19

To create subtle flips at the ends of sleeker strands, use a flat iron for a touch of texture.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 18


May 18

Try changing up your shampoo and conditioner ever month. Your hair responds differently to different products.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 17


May 17

When you are working with color-treated hair, avoid using products with too much alcohol, as they tend to leech the color and dry the hair out.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 16


May 16

Using your hands to style your hair is one of the best ways to get an individual look! So tousle, shake and style away!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 15


May 15

To prevent frizz and support your natural curl pattern, a diffuser attachment is a must-have when blow-drying tresses.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 14


May 14

Drinking eight glasses of water a day and incorporating leafy greens into your diet is a great way to build hair strength!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 13


May 13

Be careful when teasing hair, as it can strip away the cuticle layer from the cortex of your hair and cause major breakage.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 12


May 12

Not touching curly hair and letting it dry naturally will preserve the natural curl pattern.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 11


May 11

Trying spraying tresses with hair stray before using a curling iron to achieve those sexy waves.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 10


May 10

To get that silky shine, deep condition hair once a week.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 9


May 9

Create a fun and festival look by adding loose glitter to your eyeshadow.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 8


May 8

Use the right shampoo and conditioner for her hair type: if you have fine hair try volumizing products, and for dry or damaged hair use moisturizing products.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 7


May 7

Well-groomed brows frame the face, so remember to keep them tidy and use a brow pencil for definition.

Sophisticate’s Blog:           Styling Cindy!

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Celebrity hairstylist George Gonzalez, owner of George the salon Chicago, recently styled iconic beauty Cindy Crawford during her latest visit to the Windy City. “When it comes to hair, Chicago is known for keeping styles soft and natural. It’s the ‘girl next door’ feel but sexier.  A natural beauty like Cindy Crawford is a perfect example of this,” says Gonzalez.

George shares his tips for how he created his signature blowout on Cindy…

1. With your blow dryer set to a medium heat setting, take the excess moisture out of wet hair drying tresses until they are damp. Make sure to softly use your fingers during this process and point the dryer’s nozzle down to seal each cuticle.

Tip: “The best way to avoid frizz is to blow dry your hair from the top down,” reveals Gonzalez. “Direct the dryer towards the tips and always dry the roots about 70% first. Then, you can make sure to control the ends with your brush or even try using your hands to press the dried hair smooth.”

2. Next, divide hair and clip into sections: top, sides and back leaving the nape area free to style first.

Tip: Create a product cocktail combining a leave in conditioner and a volumizing mousse.

3. Taking 2 inch sections and starting at the nape, use a medium round brush to smooth hair straight. Concentrate on lifting the roots to create body and fullness, while using the flick of your wrist and the curvature of the brush to create bend and bounce at the ends.

4. As each section is complete, roll the piece into a loose curl and secure with a clip.

5. Once cooled, take down and use your fingers to gently shake out the style for a signature supermodel blowout. Mist with hairspray for a flexible hold with staying power and enhanced shine.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 6


May 6

Remember to respect the fundamentals! A good shampoo and conditioner is the key to a great look!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 5


May 5

To achieve some beachy waves on a straight silhouette, apply sea salt spray before blow-drying with a diffuser.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 4


May 4

If you’re considering a color change, try bringing in a photo for reference, but make sure that person has the same complexion as you. Try looking at Sophisticate’s Snip & Clip section for always-stunning hair ideas!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 3


May 3

If you have curly hair, using a tourmaline hair dryer will help lock in that needed moisture.

Hair Tip of the Day – May 2


May 2

Pre-drying tresses before a blow-dry can cut drying time in half—and preserve your hair’s health!

Hair Tip of the Day – May 1


May 1

When styling bangs, remember that fringe looks better when it’s flatter at the base, near the scalp. To help achieve this, use a flat brush instead of a round one.

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