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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!


Star Hairstyles Star Style

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


Free Swag 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.


Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

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!

   

Be A Blowout Babe


Salon Visage
Whether you’re attending a swanky event or just need a style that will keep you looking fabulous for days, a blowout can make you feel like a gorgeous goddess in no time. The wondrous service is all the rage, and salons that specialize in blowouts are popping up everywhere. We spoke to Belinda Gambuzza, owner of Salon Visage and the recently opened Be Styled blowout lounge in Knoxville, TN, to find out what you can expect from this mind-blowing experience…


COIF CONSULTATION
The first step to getting a fab silhouette is deciding what look you want. “We use an iPad during our consultation,” says Gambuzza. “We go through the looks they might want, then talk about the length of their hair and what it might look like on them.” Be Styled has four basic styles that can be tailored to each client’s hair length. We have Be Sleek, Be Soft, Be Swanky, and Be Swirly,” explains the salon pro. Be Sleek is obviously very straight. Be Soft has a little bit of movement and a lot of bounce. Be Swanky is more of a Hollywood wave, and Be Swirly is curly.”

Salon VisageTOOL TALK
A blow-dryer, boar-bristle brush and curling wand are the tools that will help your stylist take you on your journey to a world of glamour. “We use all types of boar-bristle brushes. We never use anything that’s not a boar-bristle because we feel it’s better for the hair, plus it gives that beautiful finish,” Gambuzza explains. “Then, we have Tangle Teezers that comb the hair out—it’s a gentle way of removing the tangles. And then we use a really good blow-dryer with a good cooling system because we like to heat the hair up as we’re going then cool to set it. Then we use a curling wand instead of curling iron—it gives a better hold to the curl than your average curling iron.”

TICK TOCK
According to Gambuzza, depending on your hair type, a blowout should take no longer than an hour. “It should take approximately 45 minutes—an hour at most, depending on how thick their hair is—that’s our gauge,” she says.

COST
A blowout is a luxurious and relaxing experience that doesn’t break the bank. In fact, Be Styled currently charges $35 for their blowout service, which, according to Gambuzza, is about average.

Salon Visage

LASTING STYLE
According to Gambuzza, a blowout can last for up to a week. “At that point, even if it still looks pretty good, you’re still probably going to want your hair washed,” says the mane maven.

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