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Australian movie star Margot Robbie is our June/July 2018 cover star! Check out this issue to see her best blonde bob looks and her favorite haircare tips.

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See what celebs make our “The Best In” list for their standout manes.

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Make a mane statement this season with gorgeous metallic-hued hair!

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Get inspired by your favorite celebs red carpet mane moves!

Free Swag Free Swag!

Sophisticate’s is giving away over $7,000 worth of this season’s latest and greatest beauty products and tools in the June/July 2018 issue. Check out our Big Beauty Giveaway to enter for a chance to win fabulous swag!

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The hottest must-have products for this season are right here. Get in the know and grab yours today!

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JCPenney Salons and The Salon At InStyle At JCPenney gives us the rundown on how to wear this season’s hottest haircolor.


Sleek & Sexy Rita

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Rita Ora always looks fantastic on the red carpet, and usually offers us a few surprises. At the VMAs, the singer was sleek and sexy from the front, and all about detail in the back. Stylist Chris Appleton, a regular Rita styler, created the star’s tress look.

2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals“We have a lot of fun creating different looks for Rita,” shares Appleton. “For this look, I was inspired by the paneling on her dress. I wanted to bring that detailing into her hair to create an overall look that was cohesive. I took Rita’s haircolor back to Platinum because I feel that it not only enhanced the dress, but for me, it makes an iconic statement.”

Appleton shares the step-by-step for how he created Rita’s look…

  • Since Rita’s hair has a great natural curly hair texture, I prepped the hair with Biolage Cleansing Conditioner Anti Frizz Leave in Treatment.
  • Then, I blow-dried the hair using a combination of Style Link Smooth Setter Smoothing Cream and Style Link Turbo Dryer. We blow-dried her hair with a flat brush to give it a smooth, sleek look.
  • Next, I divided her hair into clean sections with Style Link Shape Switcher, tying off each section.
  • I created six ponytails that are interconnected, and applied Style Link Heat Buffer, before flat-ironing out her look.
  • sleek & sexy rita 3bWe finished it off with some spritzes of Style Link Style Fixer to fix it off to ensure that the look stayed put all night. I stayed away from using anything volumizing, or anything with too much of a dry texture, as I wanted to keep the look very smooth and sleek!

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