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Dancing With The Star’s Julianne Hough graces the cover of our August 2018 issue! The professional dancer is one of our favorite blondes and now redheads to look to for hair inspiration.


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Check out our special 10-page mini magazine to see which celebs made our “40 Fierce Star Styles” list!.


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Standout with vivid pastel haircolor this fall with these stunning styles by Rocky Vitelli.


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Take a look at the hottest hairstyles the stars are wearing this season!


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This issue Sophisticate’s is giving away over $4,000 of the latest and greatest beauty products and tools in our August 2018 issue. Enter the Big Beauty Giveaway for a chance to win!


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Get to know the hottest beauty products and tools out right now. Run out and grab yours today!


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Sophisticate’s got to talk to Grammy-nominated country singer Kelsea Ballerini. Check out our interview to find out Kelsea’s favorite hairstyles and what products and tools she swears by.

   

Sophisticate’s Blog:               A Day Of Beauty


1Maryam Khan of Diva Beauty Salon won the experience of a lifetime courtesy of Matrix, a day with world-famous hairdresser, Matrix Artistic Director and North American Hairstyling Awards Winner Nicholas French. The Los Angeles-based stylist and her mother were flown to New York City to spend a day with French, for a unique, one-on-one program that he calls “A Journey of a Lifetime – Back to the Future.”

Upon arriving in New York, Khan and her mom were whisked to their hotel by limousine, then treated to dinner and a walk around the city.  The next morning, the limo returned and drove them out to French’s lovely home in the Hamptons. They were welcomed by French and his wife Carol, and served breakfast. For the rest of the day, French shared his amazing history in the beauty industry which includes a stint with Vidal Sassoon, his NAHA awards and a long career creating some of the industry’s most iconic hair imagery.

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He also demonstrated two of his favorite styling techniques, offering Khan insider tips and tricks, and shared stories and memorabilia of his father, Freddie French, a salon industry pioneer in London. “Here we were spending time with a guy I always worshipped,” marveled Khan, “and he was openly sharing all of this information and history. And his wife cooked for us!  It was so amazing; I couldn’t stop complimenting her on the food!”

Returning to the city, Khan and her mother were treated to dinner at the chic STK Midtown with members of the Matrix executive team before spending their last evening in New York.  “It was so well-organized and we were treated so well,” says Khan. “Looking back, it almost seems like a dream!”

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A longtime Matrix fan, Khan was excited to receive samples of the new Biolage Exquisite Oil collection—Shampoo, Conditioner and Replenishing Treatment. But there was another takeaway that was even more valuable. “Nick’s advice, which really stuck with me, was to always challenge myself to take risks,” she relays. “He said, ‘Your world begins where your comfort zone ends.’ I think about that every day. When I got home, I said to my boyfriend, ‘Get ready, we’re stepping out of our comfort zone!’”

Khan won her special day through the Matrix “Imagining A New Story Experience” sweepstakes. The “Imagining a New Store Experience” program recently rolled out in Salon Centric stores to transform the shopping experience for thousands of Matrix family members and potential Matrix customers. The program brings Biolage and Total Results products alive thanks to personal demonstrations, sampling and other interactive opportunities.

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