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Country sensation Carrie Underwood is back in action! With her new album Cry Pretty out in September, lets take a look at Carrie’s favorite mane moments that we adore in this issue.


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Get a hot new look this summer with mane inspiration from our special “Celebrity Style” section with your favorite hair stars!


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The ‘80s are back with these gorgeous retro-inspired hairstyles by Sharon Blain and Peter Gray.


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Check out the easy, breezy tresses these hot celebs are rocking!


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We’re giving away over $5,000 in hot beauty products and hair tools in our September 2018 issue! Grab a copy and enter our Big Beauty Giveaway for your chance to win big.


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Get in the know and check out what’s new in beauty right now. Be ahead of all your friends with the latest and greatest hair and makeup products!


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Check out these fabulous hair transformations in the September 2018 issue. Get inspired to redo your ‘do with these stunning tress changes from the hair pros at Fantastic Sams!.

   

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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