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It’s easy to see why Carrie Underwood continues to reign supreme on the country and pop charts. Get her favorite beauty tips and find out the secret to her silky mane!

MINI MAGAZINE Mini-Magazine-home

If you’ve been dreaming of doing the big chop, let this guide be your inspiration!

Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

There’s no time like the present to totally transform your hair. We have winter 2019’s statement styles you’ve been dreaming of.

Star Hairstyles Star Style

You don’t have to go to a celebrity salon to steal the looks of your favorite stars. See 2019’s hottest styles in our March 2019 issue.

Free Swag Free Swag!

Winter can be so cold and dreary, so perk up by entering to win in our “Big Beauty Giveaway”. With over $9,000 worth of amazing products, styling tools and accessories, there’s guaranteed to be something wonderful to get you through to spring.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is always on the pulse on what’s hot in beauty right now. We know what you need to freshen up your beauty regimen while staying on trend.

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If there is one color that has completely taken over the beauty and fashion world, it has to be rose gold…


Sophisticate's Daily Dose Of Style
One Great Look: Blonde Ambition
January 23, 2019

Hair by Hannah Swaner
JCPenney Salon, Twin Falls, ID

We’re a sucker for a great blonde hairdo. A brunette base lets the golden-blonde color on top really pop! Tousled, loose curves are brushed away from the face for that I-woke-up-like-this finish.


Plush Waves
January 22, 2019


Actress Lea Michele is the queen of sultry waves! Here, The Mayor actress’ brunette mane is elegantly highlighted with pops of a cashew-blonde. Tresses are spun into voluminous and blended waves that tumble way past the star’s cute sweater collar.


Power Couple
January 21, 2019

Nothing is better than when you and your significant other are both on top of your mane game. From Eleven Australia’s “Remix” collection, these looks celebrate a person’s individual style. For her, ginger-spiced tresses are styled into a flirty lob with loose waves and a straight bang. For him, dark roots are dipped in a pale silver-gray and snipped shorter on the sides with the front texturized and tousled.

Hair: Joey Scandizzo/@joeyscandizzo; Stylist: Kate Gaskin/@kategaskin; Makeup: Kylie O’Toole/@kylieotoole; Photo: Andrew O’Toole/@andrewtoolestudios.

January 20, 2019

We love this makeover featured in our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide…don’t you? Angelle Pastorelle of John Jay Salons created the look and Tom Carson did the photography. There are so many fab makeovers in our new issue—you really must check out and see which ones you love! Hope to see you at the newsstand….

Stunning Style Transformation
January 18, 2019

It’s a New Year, so why not make a tress transformation? Lengthy locks are begging for an upgrade. Strands are cropped into a chic bob with feathery layers that add texture and volume. The same warm-toned brunette is maintained with fresh highlights and lowlights. Styled by Rebekah, from JCPenney Salon in Youngstown, OH.


January 17, 2019

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

Model/actress Cara Delevingne’s look is all about that youthful glow. Flawless skin is elevated with natural-looking highlighted areas on the cheekbones, noes, above the brows, in the inner corner of the eyes and on the cupids bow. Natural brows and smoky eyeliner go perfectly with the look’s overall appeal.


One Great Look: Deep Lavender Divine
January 16, 2019

Hair by Guy Tang
Guy Tang, West Hollywood, CA

This dusty lavender color was created with master colorist Guy Tang’s very own haircolor line. Thick, mauve strands are styled into luxurious, blended waves that fall past the shoulders. A section on either side is rolled into a flirty half-up, half-down look.


Accessory Play
January 15, 2019


“I’m A Mess” singer Bebe Rexha is drippin’ in style with this look. The performer is wearing her ivory-blonde locks falling from dark roots in a sleek finish. One side is tucked behind the ear and secured with crystal alphabet hair pins.


Blonde Ambition
January 14, 2019

This disconnected cropped coif has us ready to get the cut. Hair on the nape and sides are snipped very close. Length through the middle is styled into a tousled, voluminous shade with a slight curve throughout. This gorgeous mane was created by Jean-Marie and Stessie Contreras, for Contreras Academy.

Art Creator: Jean-Marie & Stessie Contreras/Privilege Coiffure; Makeup: William Cerf; Photo: Joris Gonin & Lucie Dartois/Privilege Coiffure.

January 13, 2019

Oh…we love the red carpet appearances for the awards’ shows and can’t wait to see how some of the stars nominated for the Critic’s Choice Awards will be decked out. Some of the nominees for Best Actress (Emily Blunt, Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy) are will be bringing their best style game. Get out the popcorn—we’ll dish tomorrow!


Lady Gaga


January 12, 2019

It’s that time of year (hi, January!) when we all start wanting to change it up. Everyone here at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is sooo excited to be looking at some new haircolor moves, like the one shown here created by our friends at the Barberia Salon in Foster City, CA. The layered cut and move from brunette to blonde really works beautifully, don’t you think? For lots more inspiring looks check out our new issue on newsstands today…and get in style for 2019!

Peach Perfection
January 11, 2019

Shades of peach and rose-pink look great against a mocha base. Strands are snipped into a shoulder-brushing length with light-weight layers. A half-up, half-down style is a great go-to when you’re in a hurry but still want to look stylish. Styled by TJ Wallace, from JCPenney Salon in Maryville, TN.


FACE FORWARD—Golden Goddess
January 10, 2019

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

For singer Becky G’s sultry “Booty” music video the vixen went all out with this gilded glam! Fenty Beauty by Rihanna’s iconic Trophy Wife Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter was used all over the face for that golden glow and the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette was utilized for the lid. For those metallic lips MAC Cork Lip Liner was topped with Too Faced Melted Gold Liquid Lip. To finish a dash of Dose Of Colors Over The Top lip gloss was used.


One Great Look: Right On Trend
January 9, 2019

Hair by Bryanna Loss
JCPenney Salon, Rockwall, TX

This brunette bob is equally glam and effortless. A dimensional mocha shade is subtly highlighted so it shimmers as the light hits it. Lightweight layers throughout add style versatility and volume. Beachy waves are spun for texture.


Golden Globes Hair
January 7, 2019

The first big red-carpet awards show of the season, the Golden Globes did not disappoint in the beauty arena last night. We’ve got the top four hair trends that seemed to be popping up on the biggest stars…

1. Upsweeps

Whether simple and chic or elaborate and textured, there were upsweeps everywhere. Amber Heard had a gorgeous one!

2. Slicked-Back

Some had bangs, some didn’t. Tresses were glossed back with lots of shine. Charlize Theron showed off the short version.

3. Waves

Smooth and precise in the old-Hollywood style or loose and beachy, they were everywhere. Julia Roberts wore hers somewhere between.

4. Bob

Short, medium and long, the bob is always a classic and looks good super straight or with a bit of texture like Lucy Boynton wore hers.

Grooming Game
January 6, 2019

Have your guy win it all with the best cut (and beard!). This hot look from Paris, France, shows just how charming he can look with longer crown layers and closely cropped sides and nape.

Head to your salon pro for the cut, then follow up at home with the right tools to keep his facial hair looking on point. How? Must-have tools!

Your Makeover Inspo Source
January 5, 2019

Now that 2019 is on its way, are you starting on that New Year’s Resolution to treat yourself right? Maybe a mane makeover is exactly what you need. Be sure to pick up a copy of our March 2019 issue, on sale everywhere right now. We have hundreds and hundreds of styles for your consideration, and we’re sure you’ll find one to fall in love with. Go ahead and treat yourself to that salon appointment. You go!

Carved Details
January 4, 2019

Pumpkins aren’t the only things we’re carving this season! For this fierce look, hair is tinted vanilla, chocolate and pumpkin spice for an on-trend color palette. One side is shaved and given an elaborate negative space design that is fit for trendsetters only! Styled by Taylor Swenson, from The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney in Rapid City, SD.


Face Forward: Bolt of Blue
January 3, 2019

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

A pretty peach palette on the eyelids, cheeks and lips gets shot right through with a bolt of blue in the form of sparkly eyeliner. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in LSD, Deep End and Electric set the stage, and are surrounded by individual lashes. P.S. Those lips? Jouer Long-Wear Creme Lip Liner in Nude and Jouer Sheer Pigment Lip Gloss in Diamond Walk.

Photo:, makeup artist

One Great Look: Rainbow Bun
January 2, 2019

Hair by Amber Kelley
Hair Artistry by Amber Kelley, Kansas City, MO

A gorgeous pink base is heavily highlights in tones of tangerine, lime, teal, purple, lavender and all sorts of other pale and bright hues. It’s a rainbow you can indulge in every day.

From Us To You!
January 1, 2019

All of us here, which all of you there, a very joyous, prosperous, peaceful, beautiful 2019.

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide

Ice Is Nice
December 31, 2018

White-hot and swinging in style. This look from Brianna Colette, Senior Stylist at Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood, CA, includes an icy-white shade and a rounded bob with tons of volume. We can’t decide which we like better: the cut? the color? the style? All three!


December 30, 2018

December 29, 2018

The new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide hit newsstands this week, featuring Carrie Underwood on the cover. What’s inside? All sorts of great stuff! Here’s a sneak peek at our Contents pages…

See something you like? Of course you do! We’re the #1 best-selling hair and beauty magazine in the world–and you helped us do that. Thank you! And enjoy the new issue!

Flower Child
December 28, 2018

You don’t have to be a hippy to embrace the beauty of flowers and a perfect braid. This elegant updo by stylist Cassandra Hoggins of JCPenney Salon in Bourbonnais, IL, is a sweet and simple way to style your hair with a loose fishtail braid that’s been brought up and decorated with wildflowers.


Face Forward: Gold Rush
December 27, 2018

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

Makeup artist Vincent Oquendo used Dior Makeup to create a beautiful face for actress Zoey that includes a gold metallic eyeshadow. Working with the gold, a russet hue adds a bronze-y matte contrast, while super-long lashes dark brows provide the perfect frame. To top it off: a salmon-pink glossy lip. (P.S. The ballerina bun is the perfect topper!)


One Great Look: Sunny Days
December 26, 2018

Hair by Meagan Gallman
Robenee Salon, Brookhaven MS

Autumn is the perfect time to take a walk on the red side. Playing with a redhead’s natural hues, the color accentuates the vibrant shade, making it look even richer.


From Us, To You…
December 25, 2018

December 24, 2018

We love a good makeover, and we know you do, too. This one from Mary H. Ott, owner With Love Mary salon in Allentown, PA, involves the pretties of color changes, from a dark reddish-blonde to a shiney rose-gold with amber and honey peeking through. The giant waves only add to the finished appeal.


3 Great Short Looks
December 23, 2018

The new year always brings change, and what better way to improve your beauty mood than with a new look… Have you considered a very cute short cut? If you have, but you’re not sure which direction to go in, here are three ideas. And, of course, there are dozens and dozens and dozens more in each issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!

1. Textured Pixie
Hair by Braun der Friseur, Germany.

2. Pink Layers
Hair by Mon Coiffeur Exclusif, France.

3. Short Bob
Hair by Vog Coiffure, France.

December 22, 2018

Our gorgeous February issue will be off sale very soon. Did you pick up your copy of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide? If not, you won’t want to miss this spectacula issue, featuring all the new trends for 2019. Plus? Stars, styling, cuts, colors and so much more. Hurry, hurry before we’re gone! Thank you so much for your continued support—we wouldn’t be here without you!

Ocean Ombré
December 21, 2018

Melissa Rose of The Salon By InStyle inside JCPenney in Glendale, AZ, isn’t afraid to ride the blue wave. This graduated ombré delicately transitions from a rich cobalt to a softer teal.


Face Forward: Think Pink
December 20, 2018

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

When the lips do the talking for you… Makeup artist Gianpaolo Ceciliato created a bold pucker for actress/talk-show host Busy using Hourglass Cosmetics  Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick in I Can’t Wait, a vivid fuchsia. A bit of mascara and a pale pink shadow finished the look, but left the star’s lips the beauty focus.


One Great Look: Pulling Looks
December 19, 2018

Hair by Kelsey Johnson
Textur Salon, Webb City, MO

A fresh take on a classic braid, this ultra loose bubble braid is lush and perfect for special occasions. The warm beige on the base plays up the tousled chic and gives off some quality boho vibes.


Cool Color
December 18, 2018

Can’t decide between blonde and brunette? Take a page from singer Rachel Platten’s color book and go for both. The star starts with a brunette base, then adds in an ombre dark blonde throughout, ending with bolder blonde panels framing the face. It’s the best of both worlds!


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