Summer is wedding season and the prime time to exercise those styling skills! If you’re in need of a little hair-spiration, check out this stunning braid by Pravana Guest Artist Lara C. Kay, who used a combination of fishtail and Dutch braids to frame the face. It’s the perfect style for summer brides or for anyone attending a special event!
Stylist: Lara C. Kay, Makeup: Amanda Evert, Wardrobe: Caisa Airmet, Model: Tierra Lee, Photos: Josh McCaghren/all for Pravana.
We’re still in summer, but heading toward autumn and thinking about beautiful haircolor hues that inspire, like this look from Kayla Ruffino, North American Hairstyling Awards Newcomer Stylist of the Year nominee. And, since this is the weekend, why not pick up the new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, which has hundreds of style and haircolor choices for you to select from? So come on—get inspired for autumn. We’ll help you make the right choice for your next cut and color!
It’s the it cut of the season, and for good reason…the long bob can take you in so many different style directions. When the mood is subdued, wear it smooth and sleek with a graceful
sidesweep. Or, For a casual vibe, opt for bouncy waves with lots of movement, like this tousled object of mane desire, crafted by the style pros at jcp salon.
While there may not be an ocean in Minnesota, that doesn’t stop Miss Minnesota (from the Miss USA pageant!) from getting seriously glam beachy waves, courtesy of hair pro Rocky Vitelli, Global Artist for Farouk Systems. Here’s the step-by-step, along with a (super-quick!) video that shows how it’s all done.
1. Starting at one side of the head and working toward the other, and starting from the nape and working toward the crown, divide hair into 2-inch horizontal sections.
2. Working with one section at a time, spray hair with CHI Texture Spray, and wrap tresses around a curling iron, leaving about one inch at the end uncurled.
3. When all sections have been curled, apply a small amount of CHI Finishing Pomade to palms and fingers and work through hair, starting at the nape and working underneath the hair.
4. Mist locks with additional texture spray and arrange waves as you like.
A British styling team went to Spain to show off fab hairdressing—how’s that for international style!
The Hooker & Young Art Team, from Hooker & Young in Newcastle, England, flew out to Majorca, Spain, last month to showcase 10 stunning looks inspired by their collections to over 400 passionate hairdressers. Gary Hooker and Michael Young led the show, presenting looks from three of their most loved collections, on behalf of Schwarzkopf Professional.
“It was a fantastic event and we were thrilled to showcase our looks to such an eager and attentive audience,” shares Hooker. “It was a pleasure working with the Spanish team and discussing all things hair with some wonderful, inspiring stylists.”
It’s here! The new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide hits newsstands today, and it’s a very exciting issue! Featuring the hair chameleon Khloé Kardashian on the cover, the inside contains even more great Khloé looks, plus hundreds of cuts, colors and styles for every hair inspiration you could possibly want. It’s a great issue—we promise!