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Sophisticate’s Blog:         Boho Chic!

boho-chicDon’t let summer’s end get you down; instead, become inspired by the different textures and colors of fall and channel that into your new coif fashion!

So, what’s the number one fall style must-have this year? Topping of your oh-so-boho coif with a trendy hat, of course! “Hats are a favorite accessory because you can achieve contrasting texture,” explains Andrew Carruthers, director of education for Sam Villa. “A smooth floppy Boho style pairs perfectly with loose textured waves—it’s a quick and easy process…it only takes 7-10 minutes.”

How do you achieve this bohemian-meets-couture style? Carruthers offers up step-by-step instructions in a special Sophisticate’s web post. Just click here… to read the details, and be sure to browse the rest of the website for other exciting features!


Beauty Advice: October 31


Oct 31

Happy Halloween! Be ghoulish or gorgeous by incorporating clip-in extensions or colorful wigs into your costume choice!

Sophisticate’s Blog:         Wondrous Waves

65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsIf there’s one thing we can guarantee, it’s that soft waves will leave you looking glam and gorgeous! Take a page from actress Rose Byrne and give your short strands an upgrade by adding in captivating curls. Inspired by an image of Bianca Jagger from the late ‘70s, John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh gave the Bridesmaids star a modern version of the wild waves. Ready to recreate these beautiful, bouncy ringlets? We have all the info you need!

Step 1 – Prep
Josh started by applying Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula to Rose’s wet hair. “Rose’s recent transformation from brunette to blonde was a drastic change for the hair, which can often cause more frizz and overall unruliness, so it was crucial that we start with this serum for better manageability,” said Josh. Next, in order to add texture to prep the hair for the waves, Josh applied styling mousse throughout in order to create the texture needed for the waves, and blow-dried tresses using the wider nozzle to help build volume.

Step 2 – Style
Josh wrapped Rose’s locks in Velcro rollers and allowed hair to set for 30 minutes. Then, using a curling iron with a 3/4-inch barrel, the mane maven wrapped 1/4-inch sections of hair around the iron horizontally, and in the same direction, and pinned each curl with a duckbill clip to set.

Step 3 – Perfect
To finish, Josh let the waves down and flipped them over to mist firm hold hairspray in order to ensure the style looked perfect all night long.

Beauty Advice: October 30


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To get that wind-blown effect, separate strands with your fingers after curling.

Sophisticate’s Blog:             Ana Ortiz


Devious Maids star Ana Ortiz takes old Hollywood glam to new heights with her gorgeous, curled tresses and glowing skin. Sophisticate’s had to find out how to recreate this flawless hair and beauty look, so we went straight to duo behind Ana’s knockout, red carpet style: makeup artist Shiyena and hairstylist Pamela Neal.

1. I dampened and re-dryed the hair as it had been flat ironed previously and flat ironed hair is notoriously hard to curl.
2. I then took small square sections starting at the front hairline, spraying each with White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Thermal Styling Spray and wrapping them around a 1 inch iron, pulling out the iron and pinning the rolled up section securely before moving on to the next section. I wrapped them all in the same direction.
3. The next row of curls I wrapped in the opposite direction, repeating the spraying and pinning on each section. The next row I curled back in the same direction as the first row.
4. Once the whole head was completed in this manner, I took out all the pins and brushed the hair through, coaxing the hair into waves with my fingers. She then ran out of time and I had to let her go so just sprayed it with Davines No. 7 Firm Hairspray!

Prepping the face:
1. I saturated some cotton with the Fleur Blanc toner and gently buffed it in all over her face and neck.
2. I applied serum next and let that dry completely.
3. Then, I spread a thin layer of the Day Cream Creme de Jour all over her face.
4. While that’s absorbing into her skin, I move on to her eyes.

1. I like to always start with the eyes first so I can clean it up easier if they are any eyeshadow fall outs.
2. I gently patted on the Lingerie Pour Les Yeux in Medium on her eyelids to prime the eyes for eyeshadow application.
3. I first dusted the lightest color Linen from the Palette Play in Copper all over her eyelids up to her brow bone.
4. Next, I applied the the color Gilt on her eyelids up to the creases of her eye.
5. I then brushed the darker bronze color Suede on the outer corner of her eyes to achieve the Smokey effect pulling the shadow out to create a more almond/cat eye look.
6. On the top lash line, before I lined it with eyeliner, I lined it with Indigo from the same eyeshadow quad at the lash line and winged it up and darkened the outer corner of her eyes.
7. I then gently lined the top lash line to darken it with Le Joli Crayon in Charbon and used the other end of the liner to blend the line out.
8. I also lined her bottom lash line with Le Joli Crayon in Aubergine and blended it out as well.
9. With the angle brush, I went over and smudged the dark bronze color, Suede, on top of the Aubergine eyeliner (bottom) along with the Charbon eyeliner (top) to soften the lines.
10. I lined the waterline with Le Joli Crayon in Charbon to finish up the smokey eye.
11. I finished the eyes with Eiffel Power Mascara—lots and lots of coats! This mascara doesn’t clump at all so it’s easy to build it up without it looking messy.

1. I cleaned up any eyeshadow fallouts, if there were any at this point.
2. I mixed and applied the Love Me Deux Moisture Tint in Paris and Provence all over her face and down her neck to give it a seamless effect.
3. I then used concealer to spot conceal any blemishes and to highlight under her eyes, bridge of nose and forehead.
4. I lightly filed in her brows with Arch de Triumph in Warm and Dark Brown. She has gorgeous thick brows so not much was needed here.
5. I glided the Vu-On Rouge Color Accent in Bouquet Rose on the apples of her cheeks and blended it up and out toward her temples with my fingers, primarily concentrating on the apples of her cheeks and making sure the color is not blended too much.
6. I then brushed on Belle Poudre in Golden Medium with the Kabuki brush all over her face for the nice HD finish.
7. To finish the look, I used Beaute en Bronze Bronzer Duo in Monaco. I popped cheeks with the pink blush for a hint of shimmer and dusted the face with bronzer.
8. I like to apply the bronzer where the sun would normally hit the face—the forehead, cheek bones, tip of the nose and on the chest.

1. I lined her lips with the Drawmatic Lip Liner in Naked and filled it in with the liner itself.
2. I then layered the Lip Lustre Lipgloss in Demure on top of the liner so her lips look scrumptious.

I sprayed and massaged in Amour D’Ore Body Spray to glisten her arms for that sun kissed glow

Beauty Advice: October 29


Oct 29

Concealers are great for covering up discoloration or blemishes.

Beauty Advice: October 28


Oct 28

Hydration is key to leaving coils frizz-free! Consider using a sulfate-free leave-in conditioner.

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