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Kimberly Caldwell

HOP ON THE BAND-WAGON!


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In addition to her rising singing career, Sophisticate’s Beauty Blogger and Columnist Kimberly Caldwell has been designing up a storm! “I have been performing on a stage my entire life, from Star Search to American Idol and even overseas, but this is an entirely new stage in my life!” shares Kimberly. “Designing and creating handmade leather handbags and accessories is my new love.  I have a slight obsession with shopping and I love the feeling of discovering a line or product that is unique or one of a kind, and that is why I created Stage Presents. After becoming a mega fan of Head’n Home Hats, I was thrilled when they asked me to collaborate on designing my own Stage Presents Headbands! My friends at Head’n Home really welcomed my creativity and have perfected each piece to truly represent me and the Stage Presents brand.”

Above is Kimberly’s Tied Together Headband, which she describes as, “genuine black leather braided up one side to meet the three black pyramid studs on the other side. The three studs represent the tight relationship between my mom, sister and myself and how ‘tied together’ we truly are!” Check out http://www.headnhome.com/kimberly-caldwell.html for all of Kimberly’s headband creations!

 

 

KIMBERLY CALDWELL: The Run Bun


Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide‘s very own Beauty Blogger Kimberly Caldwell is back with a fab new tutorial for you! This time? Kimberly shares how to create a quick upsweep in a beauty flash…
 

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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide‘s very own Beauty Blogger Kimberly Caldwell is back with a fab new tutorial for you! This time? It’s all about DIY haircolor… Check it out!

SOPHISTICATE’S BEAUTY BLOGGER KIMBERLY CALDWELL!


Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide‘s very own Beauty Blogger Kimberly Caldwell is back with a fab new tutorial for you! This time? It’s all about hot curlers (or rollers!) and big hair… Check it out!

“Pick up the latest issue of Sophisticates Hairstyle Guide on stands now to read my column, ‘Hairdo’s and Don’ts.’ plus follow me on Instagram and Twitter @_kimcaldwell to catch up with me. Until next time, head up ladies!” –Kimberly Caldwell

KIMBERLY CALDWELL: ACCESSORIZE!


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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide’s Star Beauty Blogger Kimberly Caldwell has a new blog! Check it out here…

Soooo, what to do when you are having a bad hair day or when you just don’t have to time to wash, blow, and style your locks? Cover it up!

We have so many options these days and a messy bun is “in,” but that gets so old. From beanies to fedoras and headbands, your picks are limitless. Make people think you are making a fashion statement, not hiding your messy mane by rocking it with confidence. One of my fave go-to toppers is my knit mustard colored beanie I found at the L.A. flea market.  It adds a pop of color to my ensemble of the day and it’s easy to throw on and run out the door.

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I am always on the run and I love a good accessory, so I am teaming up with my friends at Head N’ Home hats to launch my own handmade leather hair accessory line just for us!  I sport their exclusive leather hats all the time to jazz up my outfit. The great thing about topping off your look with a hat is there is minimal time dedicated to your exposed hair. Tie up the back in a low bun or pony and blow dry/flat-iron your bang and add a little wax for texture. If you are one of the lucky ones who don’t need hair on your face, then slick it all back in a bun and just let an inch or two of your root pop out the front so you don’t look bald. Sometimes I even wear an elastic headband underneath to keep my hair in place.

With my new hair accessory line, Stage Presents, you can either rock my versatile headbands over your bangs or with all of your hair back in a pony. We are putting the last touches on my black-on-black studded headband (it’s thick enough to mask your defiant do) and my stained-glass leather knot reversible headband that I am so proud of (I love the idea of a two-in-one purchase! Double duty!). We are in the final stages of perfecting these unique leather designs and making sure  anyone and everyone can rock these accessories comfortably and confidently.

Here’s some pics of me strutting my stuff with the best bad-hair-day trick in the book….I mean, in the magazine. Pick up the latest issue of Sophisticates Hairstyle Guide on stands now to read my column, “Hairdo’s and Don’ts”, plus follow me on Instagram and Twitter @_kimcaldwell to catch up with me and my latest bob. Until next time, head up ladies!

My Mommy Makeover


When I started pondering about my new blog, my favorite makeover story popped into my head! My girlfriend, Cat, is a mommy of three beautiful children and an amazing photographer (catwatson.com). We connected a few years ago because her husband and my new fiancé joined the same pro-soccer team in Vancouver. I always thought Cat was adorable and really had such a spunky vibe that I loved.

Cat sent me a text me one day and asked if I would be up for giving her a makeover. I was like….duh! Project! Yippee! For the first time in a long time, Cat took the afternoon for herself and stopped by my house for a lesson in hair and makeup, plus some much needed juicy girl talk. We started at my favorite upscale thrift store, My Sister’s Closet (all proceeds go to a women’s battered shelter), and snagged some cute, very inexpensive statement pieces to vamp up her wardrobe.

Our next stop was the grocery store to grab some easy-to-apply L’Oréal Preference hair color in a box. We decided to go a little darker with a tint of auburn to give her some edge, but nothing too drastic on our first go round. Once we landed back at my place, the transformation began.

We kicked it off with some makeup tips like: use moisturizer with an SPF, a good eyebrow pencil is a necessity, and always add a pop of color to your cheeks for an instant glow. Oh, and a little mascara goes a long way!

Then we moved on to her hair. After I taught her how to apply the new vibrant color, we rinsed and added a leave-in conditioner which does wonders. I gave her step-by-step instructions on how to round-brush blow-dry and do a quick flat iron. Then she revealed she wanted blunt bangs! I was secretly jumping up and down that she trusted me with this task! I think I freaked her out, because when she said go, I went to town with the scissors acting all pro and stuff… haha! Starting from about two inches back from her hair line, I took a comb and made sure I had an even amount of hair on both sides of her face to gather what would soon be her new bangs. With the hair directly in front of her face and placed in between my index and middle finger, I slid down to right at her eye line and the trimming began. I carefully blended the sides up from her ear to the edge of her brow at an angle. A tiny clip of her ends and an added spritz of Thermafuse dry oil and sha-bam! Brand new hair and brand new confidence!

We dolled her up in a fun sweater, leather jacket, and scarf and she was officially made over. She’s always been a cutie, but she had a new found swag about her. I can’t imagine having this much time to spend on yourself every day when you are a mom, but I at least gave her the tips of how to make herself feel and look fresh even if she’s on the go. I will never forget how she looked at herself in the mirror for the first time after our makeover was complete. She was radiant. She just needed a little guidance and it was well deserved.

It took us about four hours total and less than $150 for a full head-to-toe transformation. So Mommies, even if you don’t have all day, at least take a minute for yourself once in a while. Your husband and kiddos will thank you for it. Not like they don’t have enough to thank you for, right?!

Follow me on Facebook at KimberlyCaldwellOfficial and on Instagram and Twitter @_kimcaldwell for fun hair and makeup pics. Make sure to catch my column in every issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide! Heads up ladies!

ON THE SCENE/CELEBRITY STYLE!


Kimberly Caldwell

Recording artist/Sophisticate’s Blogger and Columnist—Kimberly Caldwell—represented us this past weekend at the annual ISSE LONG BEACH Beauty Show. Surrounded by hundreds of fans, the former American Idol took time out to autograph copies of our magazine, pose for photos and to laugh it up! For more on this fab show—check out our next issue!

Kimberly Caldwell Sophisticate’s became instant fans of Kimberly Caldwell during season two of American Idol when the Katy, Texas, native made it into the top ten. Not only did she have a voice—she had the hair! The singer/songwriter/TV personality and designer is always busy, and always looks fab. Which is why the two of us have teamed up! Check here every week for Kimberly’s hair, makeup & beauty tips, which she is sharing exclusively with readers of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide. Visit kimberly-caldwell.com.

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