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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!


Free Swag Free Swag!

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.

   

SLEEKER HAIR IN MINUTES!


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Anyone who straightens their hair knows it takes both time and skill, and they wish they had more of both. Sam Villa, founding partner of the Sam Villa brand and education artistic director for Redken 5th Avenue advises you to “slow down to speed up,” meaning slow down the pass with the flat iron so heat and compression can straighten hair faster.  Here are a few quick tips for you or your style pro!

♦ Clean hair straightens better, so start out with either shampooed hair the day of or night before…or use a dry shampoo.

♦ Always work with a heat protectant product, because heat causes damage, products are not an option, they are a necessity to protect hair, reduce frizz and add slip – especially on medium to coarse hair textures.  Before blow drying, apply a product like  Redken Align 12 protective straightening lotion to each section before compressing.

♦ Wrap dry hair with dryer and paddle brush, stretching hair to reduce curl pattern and help smooth (if hair is already dry, skip this step).

♦ Section hair in half above the ear, so the crown/top layers are pinned up and the rest is left down. Very quickly, randomly compress sections in the bottom half with a straightening iron.

♦ Take down a section from the top half (all the hair that everyone does see) and pass the iron slowly (remember: slow down to speed up). Again, coarser textures need more compression and a slower pass. Continue taking down sections until the entire top half is straightened.

♦ Finish with a strong hold anti-humidity hair spray, or for compromised hair, apply Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine.

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