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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.


Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

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!

   

Makeovers



Shoulder-length locks get a fabulous update in cut, color and style. Vibrant gold and amber highlights are added to a darker base, while length is cut short around the ears and back. Layers on top are left longer to help create a pompadour effect with tons of volume and style panache. Hair by Hair Benders Intl., Chattanooga, TN.


A red-hued bob has bangs snipped in across the forehead, and a bit of tapering along the edges for a more delicate finish. The base red hue is dolled up with apricot highlights to help add in a color pop focused around the face. A few lowlights in a deeper red round out the look for tons of dimension and style appeal. Hair by Hair Benders Intl., Chattanooga, TN.


Subtle changes bring on a new vibe. A blunt cut is transformed into a piecey finish with punch by shattering the edges into layers of varying lengths. The solid orange hue is given a boost of color with a crimson red hue that frames the face and blends effortlessly into the original shade. A glossing serum palmed over the top brings the look shine. Hair by DASS Salon, Atlanta, GA.


Grown-out color gets a revival and the cut joins in the party. The hue is elevated to a bold white-blonde shade with shadowing at the roots. One side of the mane is cut higher, while the other is left lower in an asymmetrical finish. Sleek styling finishes off the updated look with the help of a flat iron (and a sassy tie!). Hair by DASS Salon, Atlanta, GA.

Short Hair


cool vibe

Short isn’t always sweet–sometimes it’s fierce with a whole lot of attitude. A symphony of shades melt together for a starburst of color that extends from long layers at the crown, while the super-short back and sides add contrasting detail. A round brush and blow-dryer sets up the look, while a burst of flexible-hold hairspray keeps it going with room for moveability.

Hair by Douglas Carroll Salon, Raleigh, NC.

pink pixie

As if an adorable pixie wasn’t enough, a pale pinky-peach hue adds even more style to the look! A short back and sides leads into longer length closer to the front, which is pulled upward to show off the delicate shade. Hairspray or styling gel is a must to get that awesome height.

Hair by Jean-Marc Maniatis, France.

abbreviated bob

A short-snipped bob is both sophisticated and pretty all at the same time. With length in back skimming the top of the nape and the sides and front cut into tapered layers, the look is short on length but long on gorgeous effect. A round brush and blow-dryer sets the stage, followed by a gently tousling with pomade.

Hair by VOG Coiffure, France.

celebrity style

Julianne Hough

First a dancer, then a judge on Dancing With The Stars, and then Sandy in Grease Live!–we love that Julianne Hough is so versatile, both with her hair and her project!  

Though she loves to play with her length, Julianne seriously rocked her short cut. The nape was trimmed a little shorter, but crown layers were left longer on the sides to allow for style versatility. This look involves a side part and feathered layers.

Photo: courtesy ABC.

Long Hair


waves for days

So many beachy waves, it’s like the ocean is just a minute away… Texture is scrunched into long layers while blow-drying, after being prepped and set with a beach-inspired styling spritz. If natural waves aren’t formed enough for your liking, a few turns with a larger curling iron can help take you beachside.

Hair by Errol Douglas, London, England.

volume up and down

When you have length to work with, you don’t have to choose where to put the volume–you can infuse both the crown and the lengths with extra oomph. A hot-roller set sinks curls deep into the silhouette, which are then brushed through for a soft silhouette.

Hair by Errol Douglas, London, England.

smooth moves

Sleek and glossy brunette lengths are twirled with a large curling iron to create jumbo curves that fall past the shoulders. It’s a sultry silhouette that can’t be ignored.

Hair by Errol Douglas, London, England.

celebrity style

Ariana Grande

Singer Ariana Grande keeps us dancing on or toes, and we loved her turn in television’s Scream Queens. 

If anyone has a signature look, it’s Ariana, who is rarely seen without her high-placed ponytail and smooth lengths that go on and one. Can’t wait until your own hair grows out to serious lengths? Try adding in a few clip-in extensions for instant satisfaction.

Photo: courtesy FOX.

International Style


spotlight-stealing silhouettes

from Jean-Marie Contreras in Paris, France

↑ lush layers

Romance is in the air and you can grab a little bit with this luscious layered snip. Long layers frame the face and waterfall over the shoulders in a easy waves.

↑ face-framing

Is it a bob? Or is it faux? It could be that long lengths are gently gathered into a low bun at the nape, giving the appearance of a soft bob shape. Or it could be a bob cut with ends turned under in easy curves. Either way, pick the version that works with your hair length for a stunning silhouette.

↑ sleek twist

Elegance at its finest! Hair is divided into an upper and a lower section. Top section is sleekly combed back and twisted into a bun. Bottom section is gathered just below the nape and twisted into a figure-eight that meets with the bun for a cohesive look that scream sophistication.

↑ wet look

So popular! Tresses in a classic bob cut are parted on the side and slicked back with gel to just behind the ears, using enough gel for the hair to look “wet.” Ends are left in soft curves and pieced through with just a hint of that gel for a piecey effect.

↑ tousled beauty

Windswept can be a beauty profile as well as a state of mind. A curled bob is teased outward for a finish that screams that you have style beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. And the wind is at your command as you biggest style accessory.

Cuts For Your Face Shape


Find out whether you’re a heart, oval, round or square because there’s a perfect (and not so perfect) way to wear your hair. It’s time to flaunt those features, pretty girl…

Your face shape: OVAL/LONG

OVAL/LONG


You fall into this category if the widths of your brow, cheekbones and jaw are almost equal, and you have a gently rounded hairline.

FAMOUS FACES
Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel

YOUR SUPER SNIP
“This is the most versatile face shape. You can pull off almost any look—short or long, straight or wavy,” explains celebrity stylist Riccardo Maggiore of Riccardo Maggirore Salon in New York City. “Sophisticated bobs, bangs and long, beachy waves are especially flattering.”

Your face shape: ROUND

ROUND


Your hairline and chin are rounded, and your face is nearly as wide as it is long.

FAMOUS FACES
Fergie, Drew Barrymore, Ginnifer Goodwin

YOUR SUPER SNIP
Try cuts that fall just below the chin. “Soft layers are great because they’ll make your face appear slimmer and tend to remove bulk from the sides,” shares celebrity stylist Riccardo Maggiore of Riccardo Maggirore Salon in New York City. “Bangs are flattering, too, but keep them long or sideswept.”

Your face shape: SQUARE

SQUARE


If you have a strong, straight jawline and an equally straight hairline, and the length of your face is almost equal to its width, you’re a square face type.

FAMOUS FACES
Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Nicole Richie

YOUR SUPER SNIP
The key to your best style is a cut that softens your angular jaw and forehead. “Soft, long layers around the face with a long, sideswept bang work fantastically,” notes hair pro Benjamin Mohapi, director of the Galvin Benjamin Salon Group. Are you more of a cropped cutie? “You can also get away with a short, spikey cut,” says celebrity stylist Riccardo Maggiore of Riccardo Maggirore Salon in New York City.

Your face shape: HEART/DIAMOND

HEART/DIAMOND


This is you if you’re face is wide at the brow and near the hairline but especially narrow at the jaw.

FAMOUS FACES
Kim Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson

YOUR SUPER SNIP
The goal is to draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones. “Brow-grazing fringe, sideswept bangs, a strong part and hair that falls at or below your jawline will look amazing,” comments celebrity stylist Riccardo Maggiore of Riccardo Maggirore Salon in New York City. “If you want a short cut, keep top layers soft and long. If you are opting for a longer look, go for long layers that graze your cheekbones.”

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