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Actress Jamie Chung goes golden goddess with a chic summer sombré!

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Love this #hairstyle from KMS California USA that says it all. Hey, it’s the weekend and time to just chill, but in a stylish way of course!



Our August issue of #Sophisticate’sHairstyleGuide is almost sold out and our new issue will be going on sale in days! If you’ve not picked up this fab edition, check out a retail outlet near you. Don’t know where we’re at? Click on the Where You Can Find  box to right of this column and find a store near you.

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For Your Viewing (And Styling) Pleasure…

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A suit may make the man, but unkempt or greasy hair can take away that mojo fast. With Fathers’ Day around the corner, maybe Dad could use an update to his styling routine. A fresh cut (and a free beard trim at #jcpsalon!) and a few styling products can keep him at the top of his game.

CMT Red-Carpet Cutie!

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We loved Nashville star Aubrey Peeples’ look on the red carpet last night at the CMT awards. Not only was her cape dress totally jealous-worthy, but her melted sombre shade is one to take to the salon. Her darker base hue slowly transforms into brighter ends with tons of layers and volume. Love, love, love, love, love.

Mario, Make Me A Model!

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Everyone is aware that Mario Tricoci, the hair legend behind Mario Tricoci Hair Salons and Day Spas, and  Tricoci University cosmetology and beauty schools, knows how to create gorgeous manes–but were you also aware he knows how to create models?

Since 2008, the tress pro has been hosting the “Mario, Make Me A Model” contest, where model hopefuls answer an open casting call. This year, over 500 contestants entered, and those were whittled down to just 40, who appeared in a runway show this morning. Those 40 were judged by a panel including Mario, a magazine editor, modeling agencies and others, and scored on their performance. Left standing: seven finalists (that’s them above!).

The winner will be chosen based on votes they receive through the Mario Tricoci website, and through final judging by the panel. We’re looking forward to seeing who wins!

mario make me a model 2Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide‘s Editor-In-Chief Bonnie L. Krueger at the “Mario, Make Me A Model” runway event with (left to right): Mario Tricoci Creative Director John Gialluisi, Cheryl Tricoci, Mario Tricoci and Mario Tricoci Chief Operating Officer Larry Silvestri.


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If you’re a hairstyle professional, this is your chance to go on the set of a three-day editorial fashion photo shoot! This adventure takes you through the lens with legendary editorial stylist Dimitrios Tsioumas, and starts by exploring the concepts behind current trends from the runways and editorial photo shoots. Next, you’ll learn a range of innovative styling methods, color techniques and shape designs that can help you create a multitude of fashion-forward looks. Finally, you’ll go behind the scenes, working side by side with Tsioumas, noted fashion photographer Babak, editorial makeup artists, fashion stylists and professional models to help bring the best 2015-2016 hair trends to life. The event is in New York at Goldwell KMS California Academy. For more info check out

Day To Night−Hairstyles Made Easy!

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Looking for fresh and easy hairstyle ideas to take you from poolside to nighttime? Pureology Artist Sandra Joseph tells you how to create a cute bubble ponytail, then turn it into an elegant chignon…

1. Begin by taking a parting above the left corner of the eye and slicing a diagonal line to the right corner in the back of the head. This will create two large sections of hair. Keeping the hair soft, apply a small amount of Pureology Colour Stylist AntiBreakage Twist Shine Texturizer throughout both sections to add extra texture and shine.

2. Secure a ponytail with an elastic in the right section. Add another elastic 1-2 inches beneath the first elastic. Push up the second elastic to create a bubble.

3. Gather all hair from the left section and secure with an elastic to the right ponytail, making one ponytail. Add another elastic 1-2 inches lower and again, push up the elastic to create a bubble. Continue this pattern until you reach the end of the ponytail. Layer Pureology Strengthening Control Zero Dulling Hairspray throughout the bubble pony for added support and shine. To create a finished look, drape the bubble ponytail over one shoulder.

For an easy chignon, roll the length of the bubble ponytail around the base, securing with pins. Finish with hairspray for added hold.

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