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Jennifer Lopez has been in the game for a while and shows no signs of slowing down. The World Of Dance judge and Shades Of Blue star never misses a style beat! Check out her best Instagram looks and hair secrets in this issue.


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Get the tea on the hottest looks for the New Year in “Sophisticate’s Hair Trends 2019” featuring our favorite celebs and our favorite hairstylists!!


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Get into these edgy cuts and colors from the styling team at Rokk Ebony in Melbourne, Australia!


Star Hairstyles Star Style

Pop princess Halsey is no stranger to a great hairstyle. From blonde to brunette, the singer looks fabulous!


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Check out this issue’s “Big Beauty Giveaway” and enter to win one of our fabulous beauty prizes! We’re giving away over $7,000 in the latest beauty must haves in the October 2018 issue.


Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Get the latest in what’s hot in the beauty sphere right now. Be in the know of the best hair and beauty items you need to look and feel fabulous!


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Get the rundown on the new Mama Mia! Here We Go Again movie and all of the fabulous manes that appear in it!

   

The Soft Bob


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Francois Fortin, Education Director, at New York City’s Salon Ziba has teamed with colorist Colin Christopher to create a fresh, updated take on the iconic bob, dubbing it The Soft Bob. It’s a modern, breezy look for Spring and Summer. The details…

soft bob 2 soft bob 3THE CUT
“As clients come in for shorter summer looks, variations of the bob rule,” explains Fortin. “Now, though, the style is influenced by the airiness of lobs and texturized elements of tousled looks. For fine-haired clients especially, this remains the most flattering, freshest and most wearable look–and the easiest to style and grow out over time.”

An accomplished master of European cutting techniques and subtle, sexy styles, French-born Fortin created the hybrid Soft-Bob to combine the linear impact of a graphic bob, loosened with subtle layers and softened ends. “It looks and feels as breezy and light as summer itself,” says Fortin. “It combines styling versatility, texture, volume, and sensual movement.”

soft bob 5 soft bob 4THE COLOR
“Natural-looking, buttery pastel blondes are especially right this summer,” shares Christopher. “I created the Ray of Sun Balayage technique to accent a wide range of bobs and lobs, inspired by the soft textural accents that Francois cut into the Soft Bob. This  technique makes the color look even richer and more luminous, especially in the summer sun.”

To create Ray of Sun Balayage, he takes large, triangular sections of hair, then paints highlights of corresponding lightener on each one. He uses a signature paintbrush from his local hardware store, which allows him to penetrate color more deeply on the surface of each panel, for a soft, diffuse result. The shimmering look is designed to blend more naturally as it grows out, takes less time to do than traditional full-balayage techniques and can be quickly created–even during your lunch break!

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