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The incredibly talented and equally gorgeous Carrie Underwood is our dazzling cover girl and this year’s Reader’s Poll Winner! Love her Red Carpet looks? Envy her marvelous mane? Get her style secrets here!


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Get ready for the mane attraction. These celebs weren’t named Style Icons for nothing!


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Celebrate with us as we take a look back at our extraordinary past cover girls.


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The Mysteries of Laura


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Debra Messing — everyone’s favorite redhead from shows like Will & Grace and Smash — is back on TV in NBC’s new series The Mysteries of Laura. In the show, the fiery actress stars as Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her day job with a crazy family life that includes to unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband (also a cop!) who just can’t seem to sign the divorce papers (yikes!). We can’t wait to see this stunning “working mom” in action, and we definitely can’t wait to see more of her gorgeous long locks!

The Mysteries of Laura premieres tonight at 8/7c on NBC! Will you be watching?

NEW GIRL + MINDY


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Our two favorite funny girls — Zoey Deschanel and Mindy Kaling — are finally back on TV tonight! Whether they’re making us laugh or cry (remember last season’s makeups and breakups?) there’s one thing that’s for sure — we’re always in awe of their fabulous brunette locks! Zoey (a.k.a. Jess) is the queen of the piecey fringe and Mindy is a stunner with shoulder-grazing waves. What new hairstyles (and relationship drama!) will they bring to TV this season? We’re dying to find out!

New Girl and The Mindy Project both premiere tonight on FOX!

Meghan Trainor: All About That Beauty!


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meghan coverIf you haven’t heard of singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor, take one listen to her catchy hit song “All About That Bass” and you’ll be hooked (don’t say we didn’t warn you!). On top of her incredible singing talent, this chanteuse is stylish, sassy and has gorgeous hair! In this exclusive interview, Meghan chats with Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide about her love of extensions, her dream collaboration and more…

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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide loves beauty and we love selfies. Put the two together and you can see why Instagram is one of our favorite places! Here’s a round-up of the week’s most fabulous mane moves from the photo-sharing site…

Jessie James Decker

“Little hair preview for tonight before the @usweekly most stylish New Yorkers party  hair by @_marissamarino and make up be muah”

jesseInstagram.com/jessiejamesdecker

 

Jamie Chung

“Yesterday’s hair and makeup @lashesandswag @nycbraun”

jamieInstagram.com/jamiejchung

 

Ashley Benson

“Ello patch”

ashleyInstagram.com/itsashbenzo

 

Kendall Jenner

“headed to @ralphlauren #polo4D”

kendallInstagram.com/bellathorne

 

Adrienne Bailon

“‘A lot of legends,a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.’ Cue the @therealdaytime theme song! LOL #TheReal #Daytime #TalkShow #FOX #BET #Countdown #5Days #SetSelfie! You Ready?!”

adrienneInstagram.com/adrienne_bailon

Portfolio Presentation


Go on a magical hair journey with these gorgeous silhouettes from Chumba Concept Salon’s Rail Collection. Inspired by the mystical world that train trips can take you on, these cuts are full of organic texture and smooth, luscious luxury…

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Be an old school beauty with springy spirals that burst from the crown into a coiled crown that’s classically chic!

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Smooth, shimmering tresses are always stunning! Luscious strands fall from a center part into a bodacious, chin-grazing bob that features bold, blunt-cut bangs.

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Steal the show with a white-hot profile that accents your gorgeous features! Smooth layers are swept forward into a forehead-grazing crop that’s styled to perfection.

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Don’t be afraid to be bold this season with a tousled pixie that boasts a striking ruby hue. Luxe layers are smoothed forward while sideswept, eye-grazing fringe makes a fierce statement.

Hair: Carl Keeley, Wade Blackford, Alex Neuman; Color: Belinda Keeley; Makeup: Pauly Blanch; Salon: Chumba Concept Salon Windsor; Photos: Carl Keeley.

Springtime Smoky Eye


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For the Spring/Summer ’15 Marissa Webb collection runway show during New York Fashion Week, Maybelline New York makeup artist Yadim created a gorgeous makeup look. “The look centers around a springtime smoky eye that anyone can wear–even during the day,” shared Yadim.

To create a “creamier, slightly shiny” smoky eye, Yadim applied Master Kajal in Charcoal Skies to upper and lower lids, smudging up above the crease and following with Master Kajal in Black Onyx close to the lash line. He then applied the black shade of Color Molten in Midnight Morph (available in January!) up to slightly above the crease. Next, he added the silver shade of Color Molten in Sapphire Mist to the inner corners and used Baby Lips in Quenched (a clear shade of lip balm) on eyelids to get a glossy sheen. Great Lash Mascara in Very Black was applied to top and bottom lashes to separate and define.

 

Knot Your Ballerina Bun


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Aveda Guest Artist Frank Rizzieri created a sculptural knotted bun for the Spring/Summer 2015 Novis presentation by designer Jordana Warmflash for New York Fashion Week.

“This is the bun of that cool girl who just happened to easily twist her hair up and off of her face,” Rizzieri shares. “It has natural pieces poking out so it’s not too perfect. It’s definitely graphic, different, but simple looking to match the details of the clothes, but not take away from the collection.”

How to Get the Look

bun1Step 1: Spritz hair with Pure AbundanceTM Style PrepTM to give volume and thickness in preparation for the hair to hold the finished style. Blow dry hair straight to help expand the volume while also creating sleekness; add a light mist of BrilliantTM Spray-On Shine for a touch of sheen.

 
bun3Step 2: Create a solid center part before pulling hair tightly back into a ponytail that rests just above the nape of the neck, but below the center of the head; firmly secure with a bungee cord elastic.

 
bun4Step 3: Taking two sections from the ponytail begin to strongly knot the sections tightly doing this continuously until the end of the ponytail. Coil the knotted sections up into the base of the ponytail letting random pieces poke out for a sculptured look and added detail. Secure the knotted bun with pins until it is tight to the head.

 
bun5Step 4: Apply Air ControlTM Hair Spray onto a small bristled brush and gently use on the top of the head toward the bun to smooth flyaways.

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