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America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift is gracing our February 2018 cover! We have all of the pop star’s best mane moves and beauty secrets right in this issue.


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Check out these glamourous before and after hair makeovers!


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Sophisticate’s got to chat with Fox-TV Star’s Brittany O’Grady!


Star Hairstyles Star Style

Bring in the holidays with hair inspirations from your favorite celebs!


Free Swag Free Swag!

Win some free products from our Holiday Glamapalooza Big Beauty Giveaway! Give the gift of beauty swag this year.


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We have some of the top products you need to bring with you into the new year! Check them out!


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Take a look at this season’s hottest nail colors with CND’s Night Spell collection!

   

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Sophisticate’s On The Scene


2015 North American Hairstyling Awards

DATELINE: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA All we can say is wow, what a night! The annual Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) North American Hairstyling Awards (#NAHA2015) rocked the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino this past July with the annual academy awards of beauty! The star-studded ceremony drew more than 3,000 attendees, and thousands more tuned in to watch the PBA’s live streaming broadcast online at nahalive.com. The energy-filled evening began with a red-carpet VIP reception, while the main event was sprinkled with artistic presentations by MATRIX (yes, they blew us away!), Redken, Aveda and 2014 Hairstylist Winner Alain Pereque. Fashion stylist and television personality Brad Goreski was the gracious host. NAHA’s top honor, Hairstylist of the Year, was presented to Robert Grimes from RLG Salon in Austin, Texas. This is Grime’s first NAHA Hairstylist of the Year honor. He also took home the award for the Contemporary Classic category. As media partner, Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is proud to feature many of the NAHA 2015 finalists on these pages and throughout the issue.

Photos courtesy of PBA.

 

Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event 2015

DATELINE: ORLANDO, FLORIDA This year’s Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event at the Orange County Convention Center was one of our industry’s most important shows, and Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was there in full glory! From the Mainstage featuring some of the industry’s biggest names showcasing trends, styles and fashions to the Hair Color Stage which spotlighted the newest looks in color and education—this show was not to be missed! Premiere also had hundreds of classes for the professional Premiere DAYSPA, featuring the very latest spa offerings as well as classes to educate. The exhibit floor held beauty companies (large and small) and a wonderful section called Nail World that allowed us to see the latest trends in the mani-pedi industry. On this page we feature a glimpse into professional beauty scene—your VIP pass!

Photography by Vibrant Media Productions.

jcp salon’s Nick Stenson, Sophisticate’s Editor-In-Chief Bonnie L. Krueger and jcp salon’s Amiee Thomas.

Sophisticate’s Editor-In-Chief Bonnie L. Krueger (with the magazine!) visited friends from Andis (left to right): Aileen Nunez, Karen Formico and Bruce Bock.

Paul Mitchell’s Robert Cromeans.

Sophisticate’s Publishing Representative Rachelle Brooks, Macadamia’s Kylie Garcia and Sophisticate’s Editor-In-Chief Bonnie L. Krueger.

Sophisticate’s Editor-In-Chief Bonnie L. Krueger with All-Nutrient Founder Chuck Frank.


America’s Beauty Show 2015

DATELINE: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS This year’s America’s Beauty Show, held in Chicago’s stellar lakefront facility McCormick Place, was an amazing extravaganza of more than 65,000 salon pros and owners, students, teachers, educators, models, distributers and manufacturers. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide’s cool kids were on hand to witness and report on the fabulousness of the trade show floor that featured runways, product showcases, celebrities and more! Owned and produced by Cosmetologists Chicago, the 103-years-young indie association with more than 10,000 beauty industry pros and student members, this year’s America’s Beauty Show broke all records. And, I am personally proud to note that Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is the only consumer magazine to ever report, every year, on this trade-invited-only event. We hope you enjoy some of the images we have captured to bring you a bit of scene at this high-fashion event. Fierce!

Photography by Jordan Cholette, Babak and Lora Wintz.

Paul Mitchell hair guru Robert Cromeans (left) checks out his fab catwalkers.

Matrix Artistic Director and jcp salon Artistic Creative Director Nick Stenson!

Celebrity stylist William Whatley posing with his favorite magazine at the wildly popular All-Nutrient exhibit.

Sophisticate’s beauty posse caught up with two cool Backstreet Boys in town to do some promo for Lash Now!

Matrix’s Chrystofer Benson works his magic.

America’s Beauty Show CEO Paul Dykstra takes time out to say “hi” to Sophisticate’s Editor-in-Chief Bonnie L. Krueger. The two go way back…we won’t say how far!


International Beauty Show 2015

DATELINE: NEW YORK, NEW YORK This past March more than 63,000 salon owners and beauty professionals eager to build their careers and increase profits converged on New York City for one of the biggest events in beauty, the International Beauty Show—New York (IBSNY). 2015 marked an introduction to new educational tracks such as Color, Men and Product Focused. Also, hundreds participated in exclusive Master Classes and in-depth, Hands-On Workshops. IBSNY 2015 was also home to thousands of industry-leading products and exciting competitions such as Major League Barber, Lash Wars and Global Beauty Masters. Lots of teasing, spraying, cutting, coloring and more…for three glorious days. Herem Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide shares some of the images from the show floor—enjoy your walk through!

Photography by John Ricard.


International Salon And Spa Expo 2015

DATELINE: LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA This past January one of the largest and most inspired beauty events was held and attended by nearly 43,500 beauty professionals. Produced by the Professional Beauty Association, the 2015 International Salon and Spa Expo Long Beach evolved beyond hair into a complete beauty event for pro hair, nails, cosmetics, esthetics, wellness, massage and advanced education. This year’s show featured more than 379 exhibiting companies promoting 420 beauty brands! Names like MATRIX, OPI Products, Sexy Hair Concepts and Vidal Sassoon (to name a few!) were represented. From a blogger café to The Nail Spot and Cut, Color & Style Stage to a Sally Beauty Bus, Barber Brawl Competitions, Hairstyling Competitions and more… this show was a complete package. The North American Hairstyling Awards stage was the icing on the cake. Here is a visual tour for you—to witness our amazing industry and how it all starts.


The 2014 Alternative Hair Show

DATELINE: LONDON, ENGLAND Sunday, October 12th was the date the Alternative Hair held its 32nd extravaganza! The charity stage show was themed Equilibrium and was held at the historical Royal Albert Hall in London. The legendary event lived up to all expectations with an outstanding evening of inspirational creativity and fundraising in support of the cause—fighting leukemia. We’re proud to say Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was one of the media sponsors for the event, which featured fabulous presentations by 20 individual international hairdressing teams. The amount of monies raised was an impressive $351,000 for the Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation, increasing the total funding since its inception to in excess of $14.9 million! Founder of Alternative Hair, Tony Rizzo, and Worldwide President of Alternative Hair, Anthony Mascolo, welcomed the audience, enjoyed the artistic show and presented monies raised to special guests, six-year-old Blue Tobin and 12-year-old Lucas Sutheren—both showing how leukemia can be fought and defeated. Applause for this amazing event—hairdressers doing good!

Legendary Sassoon hair colorist Annie Humphreys

Annie Humphreys with Alternative Hair’s Tony Rizzo

Tony Rizzo (left) and Anthony Mascolo present the check to help raise monies to fight leukemia.


jcp salon Women Of America

DATELINE: PLANO, TEXAS Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was so happy to be invited to the corporate offices of JCPenney for a day of style! First it was an early morning greeting by Mr. Nick Stenson, Senior Artistic Creative Director, who was joined joined by jcp salon’s hair pros from across the country. Next it was on to a presentation about jcp salon and all the fab and wonderfully exciting things we can look forward to in 2014. Then, as part of the MATRIX ColorInsider partnership, there was a walk through some MATRIX ColorInsider technical training followed by the fun part—color makeovers on a room full of lucky women (by jcp salon’s top team of pros). The results were stunning and will be featured in an upcoming issue! Next it was on to an evening event called “Women Across America” where models showcased Mr. Stenson’s new salon collection while wearing fashions available at JCPenney stores. If you’ve not checked out JCP recently—you must! The salon services are amazing and the fashions totally lovely, as you can see from the glimpse on this page. We’re excited!!!

Photos by Eric Priddy.

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide Editor-in-Chief, Bonnie L. Krueger, strikes a pose with jcp salon’s Senior Artistic Director Mr. Nick Stenson.

One lucky makeover winner checking out Sophisticate’s!

Mr. Stenson poses with jcp salon beauty pros.

Getting makeover ready.

Women Across America, JCP style!

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