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Jennifer Lopez has been in the game for a while and shows no signs of slowing down. The World Of Dance judge and Shades Of Blue star never misses a style beat! Check out her best Instagram looks and hair secrets in this issue.

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Get the tea on the hottest looks for the New Year in “Sophisticate’s Hair Trends 2019” featuring our favorite celebs and our favorite hairstylists!!

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Get into these edgy cuts and colors from the styling team at Rokk Ebony in Melbourne, Australia!

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Pop princess Halsey is no stranger to a great hairstyle. From blonde to brunette, the singer looks fabulous!

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Check out this issue’s “Big Beauty Giveaway” and enter to win one of our fabulous beauty prizes! We’re giving away over $7,000 in the latest beauty must haves in the October 2018 issue.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Get the latest in what’s hot in the beauty sphere right now. Be in the know of the best hair and beauty items you need to look and feel fabulous!

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Get the rundown on the new Mama Mia! Here We Go Again movie and all of the fabulous manes that appear in it!



bombshell hair blow out

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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