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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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All Around Cool


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Coming or going, we admire Emma Watson’s style. When we saw this pic on Instagram (posted by Emma’s stylist, Sarah Slutsky), we were in heaven! Not only do we get to see the front of the star’s oh-so-chic snip, but we get all the back details, too! The piecey layers and longer, face-framing layers are now ours to take to our salon pro for a copycat cut. Yes!

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Lighter hair colors work well when covering greys, as new growth won’t show as rapidly against a light hue.

Bun Fun For Memorial Day!


Some consider Memorial Day the official summer kick-off, and with the idea of sunny summer days and nights ahead of us, it’s only appropriate we get the holiday party started with a quick and cute upsweep. Pureology Pure Artist Sandra Joseph gives us the step-by-step for the Twisted Tousle Bun…

bun fun 11. Apply a bit of volumizing mousse (Pureology Root Lift is a good one to try) to roots and blow-dry hair smooth. Create a left-side part and slice, parting to the lower right-side corner. Gather all the hair in the large section and secure into a low ponytail. Twist the ponytail and add an elastic to the ends.

 

bun fun 22. Gather 1-2 inches of hair around the fringe, wrap loosely and secure with a clip.

 

bun fun 33. Gather remaining hair into a ponytail behind the right ear. Twist ponytail and add an elastic to the end.

 

bun fun 44. Wrap both ponytails into low buns and secure with pins. Lightly pull apart the buns to create a piecey look.

 

bun fun 55. Release the fringe and twist, then secure the ends with an elastic. Wrap the section around the two buns. Secure with pins then loosen with fingers to soften the look.

 

bun fun 66. Finish the look with a mist of hairspray for a great finish. Voila!

NORTH AMERICAN HAIRSTYLING AWARDS!


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naha 2As proud media partner for the Professional Beauty Associations 2016 North American Hairstyling Awards, we’ve had so much fun seeing all the beautiful work from this year’s finalists. Showcased today is the collection, from the Makeup category, of Minneapolis’ Heath Bryant-Huppert.   Matthew Whitcomb did the stunning photography.
We wish Heath and all the other super-talented beauty pros good luck as we approach the big awards night in July! See you in Las Vegas!

 

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Make sure to make time for trims. Your hair will thank you for it!

LOOK WHERE SOPHISTICATE’S HAIRSTYLE GUIDE IS!


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We were delighted when our Australian friend (who also happens to be an amazing hairstylist and photographer) Jamie Carroll decided to visit Paris, the City of Light, and do a photo shoot that will appear in an upcoming edition of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide. We love that he snapped cool photos from around the city with our magazine…and had to share!

Oh by the way…with this long holiday weekend upon us why not check us out on newsstands today? If you purchase a copy; send us a photo on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to share! Thank you so much!

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Keep heat-styled curls defined by misting ringlets with flexible-hold hairspray.

Jen Is X-tra Gorgeous


Although not a beauty movie in terms of the characters and their fighting-evil ways, we would be remiss if we didn’t note that the latest X-Men movie is out this weekend, X-Men: Apocalypse. And that’s for one reason: Jennifer Lawrence has been STUNNING on the red carpet promoting the movie!

Having gone a very silvery platinum hue, she practically stole all the thunder from the London viewing–the white dress, the white hair, the easy but glamourous waves…

Forget Mystique. Jen’s our hero, now; our hair hero.

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Your mane shade will last longer if you opt for shampoos and conditioners formulated for color-treated hair.

Marissa Jade


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Marissa Jade is making a name for herself far beyond Mob Wives: The Last Stand. A model and actress since the age of 17, Marissa Jade has appeared in Gossip Girl, The Good Wife and Law & Order, but this Staten Island native is just getting started. A self-proclaimed product junkie, Marissa dishes to Sophisticate’s her favorite hair products, why she isn’t one to follow trends and her go-to makeup item…

Read the rest of this entry »

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If you’re at the beach or pool often, cleanse with a clarifying shampoo, and then use a hydrating conditioner and hair oil.

Color Me…


While you may be getting your groove on for the arrival of summer, designers have already been hard at work on their fashion collections for fall. And what is inspired by fashion? Hair, of course!

Taking a look at all the runway shows and what’s going on in fashion and life in general, the color experts at the Pantone Color Institute have come up with the Fall 2016 Color Palette, a collection of 10 colors they think we’ll be seeing a lot of in the coming months. “The palette is led by the blue family, conveying a message of calm and constancy. Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout, representing this season’s take on graphical elements and geometric shapes across the collections,” says Pantone.

Now read that quote again and think about hair!

Here are the 10 colors for fall…

color me 1 color me 2 color me 3 color me 4 color me 5 color me 6 color me 7 color me 8 color me 9 color me 10

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To create perfectly flipped fringe, prep strands with a thermal protectant spray and curve the ends of your bang upward with a flat iron.

Slice Of (Colorful!) Life


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Master Colorist and Stylist Margarita Ford, of Euodia Salon and Spa in Moorpark, CA, added brilliant color slices to an angled bob for a creation we just can’t stop staring at. Teal and blue almost blend in with the dark hue underneath, but get a bold companion with a pop of super-bright pink, which just brings all the colors into super-neon focus. Color us impressed.

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Maintain your new hair hue with color-preserving products tinted to match the hue you’re already wearing!

Billboard Beauty


The red carpet at last night’s Billboard Music Awards had us whipping our heads this way and that, checking out all the fab hairstyles whizzing by us. We did happen to notice a few trends happening…

PONYTAILS

Billboard Beauty Ciara Billboard Beauty KateBoth Ciara and Kate Beckinsale opted for customized ponytails, with face-framing layers to set off the style from the front view.

 

BOBS

Billboard Beauty RihannaBillboard Beauty Demi LovatoTrendsetters Rihanna and Demi Lovato showed off above-the-shoulder lengths in rich, dark hues. (No extensions this time for either!)

 

TOP KNOTS

Billboard Beauty Jessica Billboard Beauty KekeJessica Alba and Keke Palmer had their hair piled on top of the head, with a few twists and curves to make it unique for their outfits.

 

GLAMOUR CURLS

Billboard Beauty Meghan Billboard Beauty RebeccaMeghan Trainor (still with the red!) and Rebecca Romijn channeled old Hollywood glam with big curls and lots of volume.

 

TEXTURE

Billboard Beauty Kesha Billboard Beauty HalseyTexture was the end-game for Halsey with her pixie snip and Kesha with her fringed bob.

 

STRAIGHT

Billboard Beauty Zendaya Billboard Beauty ArianaAriana Grande wore her signature high pony with sleek length, while Zendaya opted for ultra-sleek layers.

BAROQUE GLORY


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We love these two images (so inspiring!) from hair designer Laura Hudson, Queensland Hairdresser of the Year.  The looks were inspired by the Baroque Period—the first  modern age—reflecting a certain freedom artists had during that time period. The hair designs show classic appeal with a contemporary edge—focussing on structure, softness, height and a touch of quirk.

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Enhance natural waves with a dab of curl cream before blow-drying hair with a diffuser. Wrap section of hair around the barrel of a large curling iron and voila! You’re rockin’ gorgeous waves.

CARRIE’S CHIC HAIRCUT!


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Carrie Underwood attends the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/ACM2016/Getty Images for dcp)

We can’t get enough of singer Carrie Underwood’s fabulous cut and color…in fact, we love it so much we showcase her in our current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale now at newsstands everywhere.

If you’d like to see all of Carrie’s cut variations–along with hundreds of other beautiful style and color ideas–pick up our new issue this weekend! More? There’s still time to send in your coupon and win one of our fabulous beauty products we are giving away.

To help find the closest retailer near you where you can purchase Sophisticate’s, click on the Where You Can Find box to the right, enter your zip code and presto! Thank you sooooo much!

City Chic


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Is that a touch of pink we see? Why, yes–yes it is. And that’s only one aspect of this look by the hair pros at jcp salon that makes this a must-have style choice. A long cut is optimized in texture with well-defined, angled layers, while a center part keeps you on the straight and narrow. Finish it all off with a sleeker-than-sleek surface and you’re one stylin’ chick. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

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Work a light, leave-in conditioner through tresses before heading outdoors for a day of fun under the sun.

A STYLING TRAVEL DESTINATION!


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What do you get when you put the new Hyatt Centric hotels together with Drybar, a premiere blow-dry bar brand? How about a hip travel experience while you’re exploring a new destination this summer? Sound good?

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Drybar co-founder Alli Webb shows Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide some love!

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was invited to an event at the new Chicago Hyatt Centric hotel that showcased what’s in store for you when you book a fabulously streamlined room for your next trip.

“Hyatt Centric guests don’t live in a one-size-fits-all world. When traveling, they look for the personal touches they are used to in their daily lives,” said Jonathan Frolich, vice president of global brands, Hyatt Centric, about the new hotel concept. So how does Drybar fit in?

It means you won’t have to worry about packing that hair dryer for your next trip. Pretty cool, huh?

Beginning this month, professional, signature yellow (super lightweight, too!) Drybar Buttercup Blow-Dryers will begin to roll out in every Hyatt Centric guest room nationwide. Custom DIY tips and a how-to video from Drybar co-founder and creative officer Alli Webb (picture above) will also be available to help you achieve the perfect blow-out in your room!

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Fab food. Ahhh…those fabulous press events!

“We are thrilled to help Hyatt Centric guests look their best while traveling for fun or on business,” enthused Webb. “Just the idea of having a great dryer in your hotel room when you check in is amazing,” the enterprising cosmetologist continued. “Hyatt Centric felt like the right fit because they’re a boutique-y hotel, affordable and in great cities!”

Why did Webb select yellow as Drybar’s signature hue? “It’s such a fun and happy pop of sunshine!” OK…we’re on board!

What else can you expect on your first visit to Hyatt Centric? How about BeeKind eco-friendly bath and body products, Keurig in-room coffee brewing systems and JBL Wireless speakers—all rolling out this month? Oh yeah, don’t forget the lobby lounge, which is a launch pad providing guests with info about hip and happening places to visit while on vacay. Also—we spotted a trendy restaurant and bar that was totally a place we’d want to unwind in.

Seriously—we’re booking now!

Growing To Cut It


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January Jones always killed it with her bouffant bobs on Mad Men, and with a more modern flair on the red carpet. Lately, she’s been growing it out and has had it past her shoulders on The Last Man On Earth. But wait! What’s that we’re reading on January’s Instagram account? “Short hair and I’m missing it,” is what the lady wrote, as she posted this pic. And the hashtag is a dead giveaway: #growingitoutonlytocutitoffagain

Standing by for more short greatness.

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Hair is at its weakest when it is wet, so make sure to only brush your hair when it is dry.

Beauty Changes Lives


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Tara Gross (pictured above), a New York-based stylist, won the Beauty Changes Lives Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship and got the opportunity to take a five-day course at the North American Sassoon Academy. As a young hairstylist new to the salon floor, Gross was inspired by Vidal Sassoon’s influence on the art of hairstyling and how his career helped him travel the globe.

Gross is paying her success forward, and shares a bit about her journey here… Read the rest of this entry »

Cyndi Lauper Takes A Country Detour!


cyndi lauperSophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was thrilled to chat a bit, recently, with music/hair icon Cyndi Lauper. The Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning singer-songwriter is currently touring with her new country-flavored album, Detour (Sire Records), that showcases the star’s voice on country classics. “I had been in a rockabilly band called ‘Blue Angel’ and I cut my teeth listening to artists like Wanda Jackson, Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton when she first came out, because even though they were  country, they had that rock ‘n roll edge,” Lauper explains. “You know, it’s the bucket list thing!”

After three decades, artistic freedom is still key to the singer. “You want to grow as an artist, be a great singer, a great writer and be great at what you craft. As you get older you just grow, you don’t stop growing. I still take vocal lessons three times a week. I look at my life work as constantly evolving. As a singer we are athletes and if you don’t keep yourself in an athletic form, it will be more difficult as you get older—because you need to be strong: a strong body and a strong voice.”

The really big question? Will she still have pink hair on tour? Oh yeah! “I thought pink looked good on me…that’s the bottom line!” Will Lauper keep her hair pink for the whole tour? Maybe. “I don’t know, I have a wig of blue.”

Hmmmm….we can hardly wait to see!

So check out Cyndi’s tour schedule and try and catch her. Trust us—it will be one show you will never forget, we guarantee!

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A boar bristle brush helps stimulate the scalp to bring out your natural scalp oils and enhance shine.

GOING HAIR GRAPHIC!


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going hair graphic 2This strong and powerful makeover and finished look reflects the disparity and asymmetry of this style that rocks a natural sweep and key accent on the strong contour. Using Farouk’s Professional Chi Ionic Shine Shades Colors, available at salons that carry the Farouk line, there is a harmonious marriage between must-have cool and warm tones!

Hair by Parick Kalle; makeup by Juliette den Ouden; styling by Ashley Veraart and photography by Richard Monsieurs. Stunning!

 

50 Fierce Star Hairstyles!


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We’re so excited to see our fab issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide on newsstands everywhere—brimming with style ideas for spring! Our special section, 50 Fierce Star Styles, showcases some of the best looks you’ll want to be inspired by this season!What else? Hundreds of new haircuts, hairstyles and haircolor ideas; celebrity interviews, product giveaways and the latest beauty product news. If you’ve not purchased, check us out at newsstands everywhere!

Where? Click on the box next to this column, Where You Can Find , enter your zip code and off you go! Thank you so much for supporting our magazine 🙂

Lofty Ambitions


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Aim high in your style goals and pump up the volume. Long locks are given a touch of style detail with intertwined basket-weave braids that flirt along the part and hairline, courtesy of the stylists at jcp salon. A bit of teasing at the back of the crown and super-serious shine bring it all home. You’re a winner, you are. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

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A wide-tooth comb is essential for detangling tresses. Get one.

Sinful Kylie


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Lips, nails–Kylie Jenner is taking over your beauty bag. The reality star has joined forces with SinfulColors nail color brand to offer a series of trend collections for a limited time (available now through August 31).

 

“I am so excited to be working with SinfulColors on my own nail color collections!” shares Kylie. “I love being creative with my nails and sharing my artistic choices with my fans, and I’ve taken all the colors and trends I love for these collections.”

Check out a sampling of the three collections right here. Oh–and did we mention the best part? The polishes retail for only $3!

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Koko-nuts: A shimmering white shade
Kreme de la Kreme: A rose-gold shimmer
Kryptonite: A duo-chromatic teal green
Top Coat: Clear
**Kylie, at right, is wearing all of the above shades!

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Trend Matters Collection: Pure Satin Mattes
V.I.Peach: A shimmering pastel peach
Fuschia U!: A bright pink
Holly-Wood: A bright, red-carpet red
Magik Touch: A shimmering pale blue
**Kylie, pictured above, is wearing Taupe Is Chic, a nude hue.

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sinful kylie 3Trend Matters Collection: Velvety Demi Mattes
Kurtsey: A pastel blue hue
Butter Kup: A pale pastel yellow
Kommotion: A dark-blue pearl shade
Kurtain Kall: An aqua and gold shade
**Kylie, at right, is wearing Kurtsey

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Lee Ann’s Got Locks


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That’s some serious hair, and country singer Lee Ann Womack knows it. “LOVE getting a blow-out,” she shared on Instagram. She also offered up she’s not always a fan of wielding the blow-dryer herself. “Let somebody else wrestle with this beast once in a while!” We agree–sometimes it feel amazing to let the professionals do the all hard work while we reap all the beautiful benefits!

Emma’s Scarlet Fever


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emmas scarlet fever 2After loving her antics as Chanel on Scream Queens all last year, and admiring her flawless blonde tresses, Emma Roberts switched things up a few weeks ago by going red. And how has the actress been handling the transition? “I love being a redhead!” she declares. “I’ve never been red before and I feel surprisingly myself. I thought I would feel like a different person but I feel very me. It was nice to change things up after having blonde hair on Scream Queens. I feel like a new person.” And bonus surprise? “It’s lower maintenance than the blonde!”

 

Ugg. It’s Rosie.


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And we mean that in the nicest way possible! Rosie Huntington-Whitely has signed on as the face (feet?) of Uggs, and looks absolutely flawless in her campaign pix. We swear the woman never has a bad-hair day (and if she does, we’ll take it, because it will probably still be up there with our best), and absolutely owns the beachy-wave style. And, of course, she can even whip up the style herself. “I’m actually pretty good at my own hair and makeup, I’d have to say.”

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