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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!

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!


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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