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For our 40th Anniversary issue it was unanimous between Sophisticate’s and our reader’s that social media’s favorite beauty icon, Kim Kardashian West, would be our cover girl!


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You guys voted for your favorite “Style Icons” and the results are in! See who made the cut in the issue.


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Take a peak at the “40 Best looks” that we’ve feature in this year’s issues of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!


Star Hairstyles Star Style

Get inspired by our compilation of “40 Great Star Looks” just for you!


Free Swag Free Swag!

FREE SWAG
For our 40th Anniversary we’re giving away over $7,000 worth of fabulous hair and beauty products in our “Big Beauty Giveaway”. Enter and get a chance to win some of the most coveted beauty merch in our November 2018 issue.


Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Sophisticate’s is always on the pulse on what’s hot in beauty right now. We’ve curated some of this month’s must-have products just for you!


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‘90s Supermodel, style icon and the queen of the short cut, Linda Evangelista influenced an entire generation before the Gigi & Bella Hadid’s of today. Get the issue to see some of Linda’s best mane transformations over the years!

   

Sophisticate’s Blog:             The High-Performance Ponytail


UntitledThere’s nothing classier than an ultra-sleek style, so when we saw the gorgeous high performance ponytails at the Osklen Spring/Summer 2014 New York Fashion Week Show, we knew we had to get the all the details! Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinete Beenders gives us the lowdown on this luxurious look…

THE INSPIRATION:

“When a gemstone is in the light, only one side of it shines at a time. We recreated that by making just one side of the hair super shiny,” said Beenders. “The collection also features a lot of v-shapes in the necklines, which we recreated in the shape of the hair in the back. It’s a very luxurious collection, so we wanted the hair to be luxurious as well.”

According to Metsavaht, the Osklen aesthetic “represents the lifestyle of modern men and women in a world where the urban and the naturalistic, the global and the local, the organic and the technological co-exist.” This season, Metsavaht utilized ecological silk, crafted through use of cocoons discarded by the industrial process and environmentally safe vegetable dyes.

HOW TO RECREATE:

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Step 1: Prep hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother and blow dry straight with a round brush.

Step 2: Flat iron hair in sections, beginning at the back of the head and moving forward. Spray a light coat of hairspray to each section before ironing to ensure a sleek, totally straight finish.

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Step 3: Part hair across the crown of the head, creating two sections. Gather the bottom section into a ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with elastic.

Step 4: Part the top section of hair on the right side of the head at a slight diagonal, creating two sections of hair.

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Step 5: Separate a small section of hair from the back of the right section with a fine tooth comb. Saturate each section with firm hold hairspray and comb back toward the nape of the neck, tight to the head. Layer each section over the previous to create a sleek, smooth side.

Step 6: Gather this section at the nape and cross over the top of the ponytail and clip.

Step 7: Repeat the process on the left section, but coat each section of hair with light hold hairspray for a softer, contrasting texture.

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Step 8: Gather the left section and cross over the ponytail. Release the right side, wrap ends under the ponytail and tie into a knot. Secure with hair pins. Use a flat iron to flatten any loose ends and create a sleek, cohesive ponytail.


Step 9:
Using a color brush, paint the right side of the hair with a generous layer of texturizing gel to create a liquid effect.

 

 

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