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Dancing With The Star’s Julianne Hough graces the cover of our August 2018 issue! The professional dancer is one of our favorite blondes and now redheads to look to for hair inspiration.

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Check out our special 10-page mini magazine to see which celebs made our “40 Fierce Star Styles” list!.

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Standout with vivid pastel haircolor this fall with these stunning styles by Rocky Vitelli.

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Take a look at the hottest hairstyles the stars are wearing this season!

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This issue Sophisticate’s is giving away over $4,000 of the latest and greatest beauty products and tools in our August 2018 issue. Enter the Big Beauty Giveaway for a chance to win!

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Get to know the hottest beauty products and tools out right now. Run out and grab yours today!

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Sophisticate’s got to talk to Grammy-nominated country singer Kelsea Ballerini. Check out our interview to find out Kelsea’s favorite hairstyles and what products and tools she swears by.



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It’s fall, time for bombshell blow-outs! Most women dread wrestling with dryers and brushes, so Sam Villa, Founding Partner of Sam Villa and Redken Education Artistic Director, gives a how-to that’s quick and easy for us to do at home, and packs mega volume.

“Some people have difficulty drying their hair due to the size and weight of their blow dryer–their arms get tired before their hair dries. Try using  a light-weight dryer with a shorter nozzle so the dryer can be held closer to the head, putting less stress on the arm,” advises Villa. “And, always direct air in the same direction as the scales of the cuticle for a polished smooth finish.” Adds Villa, “Thermal brushes conduct and distribute heat more evenly, making it easier to break down hair bonds and reform them, which in turn makes drying and styling hair faster and easier.” Now the steps!

  • Dry hair (a good choice is the Sam Villa Professional Ionic Hair Dryer) until 80% of the moisture is out. Apply volume spray foam and finish drying. When hair is less wet, it’s easier to feel where to put the product, and product adheres to the hair shaft better because it’s not diluted by moisture.
  • Starting where the most volume is wanted, usually the crown, take a section the size of a round thermal brush; using your palm, roll hair around brush and heat with a blow-dryer until set–just like a hot roller. Lift and rotate the brush repeatedly. Allow the hair to cool to lock in the volume before unrolling the brush.
  • Proper proportion can make volume look more dramatic, so the nape and sides of the head should lie close to the head to exaggerate the volume at the crown. Place the hair on the bottom of the brush and pull straight down to collapse the volume and make the crown look rounder and fuller.
  • Many people also wave the dryer around; the nozzle should be directed right at the hair that is being dried. A good tip is to direct the nozzle on the hand holding the brush, once the heat/air is felt, move the nozzle slowly down the brush to the end where the hair is. Some also find it easier to turn the dryer off when positioning the brush, so they can use both hands.
  • When finished, mist the entire head with a spray like Redken control addict 28 high control hairspray to lock in the volume.

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