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Carrie Underwood is a hair trendsetter and style icon! Grab our November 2017 issue to see all her best mane moves!

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See how our favorite style icons where their hair and get inspired for 2018!

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Check out the hottest boho-chic manes for 2018!

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Jump into the glamourous wave trend like your favorite stars!

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Beauty Advice: November 30


Nov 30

When it comes to your curly coif, you know best, so wash as you see fit!

Beauty Advice: November 29


Nov 29

Coils move moisture, so be sure to deep condition!

Beauty Advice: November 28


Nov 28

Happy Thanksgiving! Dazzle your friends and family with a stylish, festive headband!

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Hair You Should Wear


The bubbly’s poured, lights are twinkling, and bling is in the air—and hair!—as the glam season arrives in full force. While those calendars start filling up with events, you can start thinking about how to get festive from head to toe. With the help of glam hair expert Katie Bilovol, TV fashion pro Sydne Summer, All My Children star Brooke Newton and Joico, looking fabulous for the holiday season has never been easier!

When happy hour is on the menu, learn the secret to a double-braid “headband” that turns your hair into its very own accessory.

Step-by-Step Style Guide:

Prep: Set hair with a one-inch curling wand, taking each section twisting hair forward and placing the curling wand behind the hair, wrap the opposite way of the twist. Once section has been curled, take the curl, wrap it and bring it close to the hair, setting it with a pin while the curl is still hot. Undo the pins once the hair has completely cooled down.


Create a part on the heavy side that is just behind the ear. Separate the hair forward, clipping the hair away. Repeat the part on the opposite side. Make sure you have enough crown hair left in the back section for enough volume. Separate the back from the front in a low ponytail. Take the front part, splitting the section creating two halves with a comb. Repeat on the opposite side of the head.


Separate the back from the front in a low ponytail. Take the front section, splitting the hair vertically creating two halves with a comb. Repeat on the opposite side of the head. If needed, clip the two halves away from each other.


Rub a glossing polish through the fingers, using hands to comb product through the front sections. Start with one side of the front section vertically. With the section take a diagonal piece all the way by the ear and start French braiding across the head framing the face like a headband would. Make sure the braid is braided loosely for a soft appearance. Finish off the braid once you run out of hair on the sides. Fasten with a clear elastic band.


Repeat the French braid starting at the base of the head on the opposite section of hair in the front. Start braiding in the opposite direction of the first braid, finishing off the braid once you run out of hair on the side.


Release the back section of the hair and tug the second braid (closer to the back) up to create a crown effect. Secure with criss-cross bobby pins. Repeat this step on the opposite braid. Tuck the braids behind the ear to hide the ends, fastening with bobby pins. Spray back section with a dry spray wax to give hair a little more separation.


For more glamour, curl hair with a wand to add more curls.To finish the look, mist hair with Joico’s Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray for hold.

Fashion Styling Tips: To keep this edgy-yet-feminine style going from head-to-toe, rock some leather leggings, a cable-knit tank, and—the key to dressing up casual pants or jeans—a blinged-out sequin jacket that shines all night long. Accessorize with studded earrings, or dare to go bare, since the voluminous ‘do actually hides delicate jewelry, then layer on a statement necklace for instant glamour. Day or night, this look works!

Beauty Advice: November 27


Nov 27

Thinner hair requires less heat for styling, while courser hair needs more.

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 MAKS IS BACK!

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Former Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been bringing his sexy, Ukrainian flavor back to primetime—and we’re loving it! The bad boy of ballroom was recently seen stealing the show in Jennifer Lopez’s amazing performance at the 2014 American Music Awards (did you see that lift!?) and as a guest judging on DWTS. Sophisticate’s got a chance to chat with the dance champion, and he gave us all the details on what he loves about women…

On lady locks:
“A woman should look the way she wants to look—the way she feels empowered. It doesn’t matter if her hair is long or short. If a woman likes herself and presents herself in that way, men will like her look, too. I don’t think anybody should look for someone’s approval because it defeats the whole purpose.”

On getting a little intimate…
“You meet someone and the next thing you know, you have a lot of intimacy and the nails come off, the hair extensions come off…so I don’t know if it’s natural hair or if it’s carefully crafted extensions. You just can’t tell!”

Beauty Advice: November 26


Nov 26

Curl from mid-shaft down for a more casual, yet chic, tousled style.

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