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Sophisticate’s On The Scene


Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide travels around the globe to bring you the beauty happenings and trends from all the hottest hair shows and events. Click on one of the photos below to join us…

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017

Intercoiffure America/Canada Presents The Fall Atelier 2016

Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event 2016

Aveda And Stella McCartney Pre-Fall Show 2016

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British Hairdressing Awards 2016

America’s Beauty Show – 2017

North American Hairstyling Awards 2016 (NAHA)

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Daytripping in Santa Monica, CA

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America’s Beauty Show – 2016

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Matrix Destination – 2016

Goldwell’s Global Zoom Challenge

Goldwell’s Global Zoom Challenge

33rd Alternative Hair Show – 2015

33rd Alternative Hair Show – 2015

jcp salon Launch Party Celebration – 2015

jcp salon Launch Party Celebration – 2015

Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event – 2015

Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event – 2015

America’s Beauty Show – 2015

America’s Beauty Show – 2015

International Beauty Show New York – 2015

International Beauty Show NY – 2015

International Salon And Spa Expo – 2015

International Salon And Spa Expo – 2015

32nd Alternative Hair Show – 2014

32nd Alternative Hair Show – 2014

Chicago’s Mario Tricoci Celebration

Chicago’s Mario Tricoci Celebration

jcp salon / Women Of America – 2014

jcp salon / Women Of America – 2014

2015 33rd Alternative Hair Show


DATELINE: LONDON, ENGLAND The 33rd Alternative Hair Show was held at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall in London this past autumn. The hairdressing teams participating—many of their model looks shown here—financed their own shows, completely showing their support for this event that raises money for research and education, to help find a cure for blood cancers, including leukemia. Alternative Hair Founder Tony Rizzo said, “There are no words I can find to thank these wonderful hairdressers. Their support and generosity never fails to make me feel both eternally grateful and humble.” This year’s show was entitled “Aurora” and featured inspirational aspects of dawn/dusk, glacial ice patterns and frozen landscapes woven into the themes and styling. The 2015 Alternative Hair Teams were Saco, Babicz, Rossa Fanagher, Anne Veck, Class, Mario Krankl, Paul Stafford, Gogen, E Salon, TIGI Creative Team, Kohsuke, Alan Edwards, Robert Cromeans, Fehringer, KPO, Laszlo Hajas, Dmitry Vinokurov, Carlo Bay and Sanrizz. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide sends its highest regards to Mr. Rizzo and all the participants who helped raise over $315,000!

2015 Goldwell’s Global Zoom Challenge


DATELINE: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Over 2500 hairdressers from the world over came together to celebrate the artistic Global Zoom Event. Goldwell and KMS invited stylists to the Global Zoom Event to experience the excitement of inspiration artist sessions, and extraordinary gala show, amazing parties and the world premiere of Goldwell’s Color Zoom 2016 Collection. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is proud to present just a few of the highlights from the extravaganza, which culminated in the new D!srupt Collection—an inspiring hair fashion collection that breaks with the conventional and invites stylists to challenge conventional style ideas. To create the look for this trend, the Goldwell team disrupted the shape, the color and the texture of hair. Sheer perfection!

Collection photography by Markus Jans.

2015 jcp salon Launch Party Celebration


DATELINE: JCPENNEY CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, PLANO, TEXAS Sure it was August, but we were so excited to hop on a plane and head to Plano, TX, to visit our friends at the JCPenney Salon Division for a full day immersed in all that is hair. From the fabulous technical training seminars to a state-of-the-industry convo to a gala event in the evening—the energy and enthusiasm was infectious. The gala event was held in the stunning Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas. Upon our arrival in the beautiful venue, we were greeted by smiling faces, wonderful wait staff passing the most fabulous appetizers ever (Beef Wellington? You bet!) and lively conversations. Next up was the beautiful The Salon by InStyle Inside JCPenney launch lead by jcp salon Artistic Director Nick Stenson. First a fab custom rap featuring a super-talented duo and a parade of models rocking the looks for 2016 available at all jcp salons! Hair superstars like Matrix’s Chrystofer Benson, Redken’s Sam Villa and Wella’s Sonya Dove all added to the beautiful hair design work showcased. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was proud to be part of the amazing celebration. And now…we must book that appointment at jcp salon!

2015 Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event


DATELINE: ORLANDO, FLORIDA This year’s Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event at the Orange County Convention Center was one of our industry’s most important shows, and Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was there in full glory! From the Mainstage featuring some of the industry’s biggest names showcasing trends, styles and fashions to the Hair Color Stage which spotlighted the newest looks in color and education—this show was not to be missed! Premiere also had hundreds of classes for the professional Premiere DAYSPA, featuring the very latest spa offerings as well as classes to educate. The exhibit floor held beauty companies (large and small) and a wonderful section called Nail World that allowed us to see the latest trends in the mani-pedi industry. On this page we feature a glimpse into professional beauty scene—your VIP pass!

Photography by Vibrant Media Productions.

2015 America’s Beauty Show


DATELINE: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS This year’s America’s Beauty Show, held in Chicago’s stellar lakefront facility McCormick Place, was an amazing extravaganza of more than 65,000 salon pros and owners, students, teachers, educators, models, distributers and manufacturers. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide’s cool kids were on hand to witness and report on the fabulousness of the trade show floor that featured runways, product showcases, celebrities and more! Owned and produced by Cosmetologists Chicago, the 103-years-young indie association with more than 10,000 beauty industry pros and student members, this year’s America’s Beauty Show broke all records. And, I am personally proud to note that Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is the only consumer magazine to ever report, every year, on this trade-invited-only event. We hope you enjoy some of the images we have captured to bring you a bit of scene at this high-fashion event. Fierce!

 

Photography by Jordan Cholette, Babak and Lora Wintz.

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