Meanwhile, back at Fashion Week in New York…
Shiseido created dramatic eyes for the Michael Kors show, and dramatic lips at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show. Check out the details below (and get out your eyeliner and red lipstick…)
Alyssa Milano shines on Mistresses with her gorgeous chocolate locks! Now she’s stolen the Sophisticate’s spotlight!
You’ll be flaunting a sultry new look with inspiration from 50 of the fiercest celebrity hairstyles!
It’s Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, and we do not disappoint with this array of gorgeous hairstyles we include in our August 2013 issue!
If you’re looking for a little star inspiration in the mane category, we’ve got a ton of celebrities in this issue, all with fabulous hair!
From styling tools to skin care products to nail polish, we’ve got a ton of great beauty freebies you can win. Check out just a sample right here!
Products we think are pretty special, that you should know about! Check them out right here!
Revitalize your mane hue with a look at the shades, highlights and more that are totally hot and so now.
It’s not only beautiful clothes that come from the designer runway shows at Fashion Week, it’s gorgeous hair, too! Super stylist Christopher Dove created lovely looks for the Peter Som show, and we’ve got all the details right here!
The Collection: Peter Som Fall 2013 is all about the crazy-quilt eclectic mash-up of early eighties NYC downtowners photographed by Amy Arbus, mixed with the romance of Paris. The beauty inspiration is very strong, yet minimal. The woman who embodies this spirit and wears these clothes makes a sophisticated, bold statement and pays attention to the image she portrays.
The Look: For Peter Som’s Fall 2013 collection, Wella Professionals lead stylist and owner of The Doves salon, Christopher Dove, collaborated with Peter Som to create a hair look that was in balance with the collection featuring high necklines, volume, and structure. The finished hair look was simple and sleek, creating a smaller head shape to complement the silhouette of the clothing.
“For Peter Som’s Fall ’13 collection, I was inspired by Wella’s Echotrend, which is all about the introverted, emotional beauty,” shares Dove. “I felt the hair look should not distract from the beautiful and intricate detail of the clothing. It needed to be simple, sleek, and elegant because that’s the kind of woman who will wear this clothing, but also able to make a bold statement with minimalistic hair and make-up.”
1. Apply Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier to towel dried hair, which primes hair for a smooth finish.
2. Blow-dry hair straight until completely dry to create a healthy canvas for styling.
3. Separate hair in a straight line part either in the center
or a deep side part depending on the direction of natural hair growth.
4. Section hair in the back by pulling the back half of the hair into a tight low ponytail at the nape of the neck.
5. Apply a working hairspray like Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray to the surface and use a finishing brush to smooth the surface of hair so there are no bumps.
7. The two pieces in the front of the head and each side needs to be twisted in the direction toward the head and then wrapped around the bun before securing in place, making sure to hide the pin keeping the two pieces in place.
8. To keep the hair really slick and free of flyaways and frizz, rub a small amount of Wella Professionals Sculpt Force Flubber Gel in fingertips and then apply to the surface, smoothing down the hair near the part and face framing pieces.
9. For a high-gloss finish, spray about 3-5 pumps of Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray all around the hair.
Whew! What a show! If you tuned in to the Grammy Awards, you saw some gorgeous hair and makeup looks. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide presents Lancôme’s Red Carpet Report for Adele and Carly Rae Jepsen, who both looked spectacular with gorgeous eyes and neutral lips. Check out the breakdown on what it took to create each singer’s look…
That’s right, Ice Loves Coco is back with a brand-new season and we couldn’t be more excited. Superstar Ice T is awesome, as usual, and his wife Coco is busy tearing up Las Vegas in the lead role in “Peepshow,” as well as debuting her Licious line during Fashion Week. Sophisticate’s chatted with Coco about her super-fabulous mane…
“My Mom and my sister are natural blondes, but I was born brunette,” explains Coco. “I have green eyes and really light skin so when I have dark hair I look way more exotic. But when I see my sister and my Mom, they’re beautiful blondes, and I always wanted to be that way. When I turned 18, I started with little highlights and soon after that it went from highlights to my whole head of hair,” she laughs. “First it was peanut butter blonde, then it was honey blonde and now I’m sunshine blonde.”
Don’t forget to tune in to see Coco in action, and be sure to keep checking out Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide‘s website and magazine for more great interviews!
Did you catch the premiere of The Carrie Diaries on The CW? We did, and we love it! Sophisticate’s chatted with Katie Findlay, who plays Maggie on the show (the friend who’s secretly hooking up with the cop!).
When she isn’t playing Maggie, one of Carrie’s BFFs, Katie is busy being a self-proclaimed “game board, comic book, sci-fi, fantasy nerd.” Born in Canada, this gorgeous actress was a ballerina for twelve years before hanging up her slippers and plieing her way into acting…
Her ‘80s Hair: “I have Valerie Bertinelli hair on the show—like the big blow out, and neon orange eye shadow at all times. I’m not super girly, so dressing up like ‘80s Barbie is fantastic.”
Her Everyday Hair: “My hair is pretty much wash and wear—it’s humongous, but very fine. I just wash it, straighten my bangs and hope for the best!”
The Color: “I naturally have brown hair, but I dyed it blue in high school all the time for fun.”
Makeup Must: “I really like the Yves Saint Laurent highlighter pen. It’s magical, you just wake up and throw a little bit under your eyes and you’re good to go!”
’80s Fashion: “I want to bring shoulder pads back—not giant ones but fashion-y ones. There’s nothing like a scary looking woman!”
Check out the March 2013 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide for more on The Carrie Diaries!
We’ve all been there—in front the bathroom mirror, furiously brushing and fluffing before anyone notices: hat hair.
Fear no more! Stylist Shelly Aguirre of Maxine Salon in the Windy City of Chicago (a place where the women know a thing or two about hats) lets us in on all the secrets of preventing—and fixing—your next case of hat hair, whether you’re wearing a snow, rain, cowboy, baseball or party hat!
To start, you’ll need a quality moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. She’s a fan of Kerastase Elixir Ultime Sublime Cleansing Oil-Enriched Shampoo and Beautifying Oil-Enriched Masque, good for all hair types. “The good thing is in the winter-time people aren’t shampooing every single day,” Aguirre explains. “So, they’re using the masque every other day, which is perfect because in the winter months everyone is so dry in texture, that I want them to use something a little bit heavier, and it helps with static electricity which is a huge problem this time of year.”
Next, the mane pro advises to be sure your hair is completely dry before putting that hat on and heading out the door. “It’s going to mark the hair obviously, even if the hair is a little bit damp,” she says.
For styling, Aguirre loves the magic wand that is Shu Uemura’s Volume Maker. “It’s like a mascara tube and literally, it’s almost like a fairy dust-type, powder consistency that comes out and you put it right at your scalp,” explains the hair maven. “So not only does it help with the volume of their hair, but it’s going to help with any static electricity.” She recommends using it before leaving the house, then again to help re-coif once you get to work/school/party/wherever. Can’t take it with you? Aguirre says the heat from your fingers will reactive the product to help you restyle upon arrival at your location.
Another tip or two: avoid taking hot showers, just keep it warm. Too much heat zaps moisture from both your skin and your hair. Try a baggier, looser hat to avoid the hat crease.
And if all else fails, make the hat a part of the day’s (or night’s) ensemble!
Celebrate all that is fabulous about the blow-out (sleek, luxurious tresses, anyone?) by tuning into Katie today for a feature on hair guru Alli Web and her successful business, The Drybar.
On the show, Katie Couric will introduce the people who had a passing thought, acted on it and turned it into a successful business, including Alli, who started giving blow-outs from her home as a side business and expanded that into a national chain of blow-out only salons.
Alli will also share tips on how to get the perfect blow-out…will you be tuning in?
T-minus three weeks until VH1 DIVAS 2012 airs live on Sunday, December 16, and we know you’re already as excited as we are! Well, brace yourselves because Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Melanie Fiona and Metric have just been added to this year’s insane performers roster that already includes Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and host Adam Lambert. And Havana Brown will keep the big fat bass bumping as House DJ between each hip-shaking set.
Will you be tuning in? We will—and we can’t wait to see everyone’s hair!