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Highest-paid model Kendall Jenner is no stranger to the beauty world! Check out our cover girl’s best looks, hottest hairstyles and her makeup musts.

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See top-celebrities coifs in our Celebrity Glamour Hair Guide!

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Get inspired to go bold with some serious color inspiration!

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The stars have definitely turned up the style notch!

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This might be our most epic beauty giveaway yet! Check out our big beauty giveaway, on stands now in the February 2019 issue.

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Wondering which products to test out? We’ve got what you need to start your new beauty routine off right!

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This holiday season, the right hair accessory can mean the difference between a look that’s naughty or nice—pick which one you want to be in our latest issue!


Sophisticate's Daily Dose Of Style
One Great Look: Rose Gold Sherbert
December 12, 2018

Hair by Hollace Noel Clayton
JCPenney Salon, St. Louis, MO

Even when the temperatures drop, your hair should keep it hot! This romantic and stylish rose-gold color practically melts into the warm blonde. Giving off some real mermaid vibes, this hair will help you keep warm, even when you have to drag out the winter coats.


Straight Away
December 11, 2018

We love a good beachy wave as much as the next gal, but we also swoon when we see a super-sleek, straight mane move. Victoria Justice does the style vibe right with her dark locks that feather into a chestnut hue, all done up with a straight center part. Don’t forget the glossing serum, ladies!


Spicy Red
December 10, 2018

Greta Wagner of The Beauty Lounge in Watertown, CT, dubbed this look “saffron,” although we just call it gorgeous. Slightly darker roots waterfall in precision waves down to lighter ends, all with a slow-burn, fiery finish.


December 9, 2018

Everyone here at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide gets so excited when the color pros at Pantone announce the color of the year—and this past week was no different. The new color for 2019 will be Living Coral. What does that mean to our industry? We checked with pros Aveda Global Artistic Directors Janell Geason and Ian Michael Black who developed their own haircolor and makeup looks based off the 2019 color and posted them on Instagram. Here is a recap of what they you go, in time to ring in the new year!

Ian Michael Black
“Every year, hair colorists wait in anticipation of what Pantone will release as the Color of the Year. This year I was very excited to see the bright, yet quietly gentle color, Living Coral, which translates beautifully to hair. It’s a lovely copper with a pink under tone that is warm, inviting and light-hearted. Once announced, I immediately got to work to create Living Coral for the hair. Working with Aveda and its fully customizable hair color system, hair colorists are able to instantly create Living Coral for hair color, and offer it to guests so we can start 2019 with a playful, uplifting color.”

Janell Geason
“I always love creating a new lip and it’s fun to incorporate a new color scheme when Pantone releases its Color of The Year. I’m loving Living Coral because it’s uplifting, light-hearted and embodies a spirit of revelry which matches my own feelings about makeup. This also reflects to the people that love our Feed My Lips line which is cruelty-free, naturally-derived and all about beautiful color. In general, shades of coral work for all skin tones. I’ve created my own twist on Living Coral–one more subtle and one very bold.” For bold color, Janell used Aveda Feed My Lips Lip Liner in Spiced Peach and then layered Aveda Feed My Lips Lipstick in Cana and Papaya. For the softer color, Janell used Aveda Feed My Lips Lip Liner in Spiced Peach and Aveda Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Sunkissed Melon.

December 8, 2018

It’s the holiday season and time for a brand new hairstyle! Get ready for your close-up with a beautiful post-worthy portrait that says it all by checking out our issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide on newsstands now! Yes, we are your go-to holiday hair look-book with hundreds of beautiful ideas. So hurry before we sell out! Thank you so much…’tis the season to be beautiful!

Hair in photos byJack Howard at Paul Edmonds in the UK.

Purple Pizazz
December 7, 2018

Black and purple play perfectly together in this look put together by Mina Mazz of JCPenney Salon in Kelso, WA. A touch of gothic drama makes this one lively style that is simply amazing.


Face Forward: Tangerine Dream
December 6, 2018

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

Orange you glad you’re seeing this? All kidding aside, this look makeup artist Mai Quynh did for the actress is the best kind of tangerine dream. An orange-red eyeshadow palette combines with a similarly hued lipcolor for a warm-glow finish. Chloe’s fabulous brows frame the look perfectly.


One Great Look: Secret Rainbow
December 5, 2018

Hair by DJ Victory
Enzo’s Salon, Cleveland, OH

Beloved as they are beautiful, rainbows are symbols of light after a storm. Here, a stealth rainbow is placed under silver strands to create a peek-a-boo effect, so you can bust out a little rainbow magic when you want to.


Sophisticate’s On The Scene!
December 4, 2018

Last night, Cosmetologists Chicago kicked off the holiday season with the help of the UltaPro Team, during an event that saw several of the team members presenting gorgeous holiday hair looks to members of the organization, following a mini cocktail party. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was on the scene and are bringing you this exclusive look…

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide Editor-In-Chief Bonnie L. Krueger (left) poses with Cosmetologists Chicago president Karen Gordon and hair pro Nick Arrojo.

Karen Gordon with past Cosmetologists Chicago president Larry Silvestri (left) and CEO Paul Dykstra.

The stage is set for the UltaPro Team…

Backstage, UltaPro Team members Sonya Dove and Pekela Riley.

Bonnie L. Krueger with UltaPro Team members Nick Stenson and Ammon Carver.

Pekela Riley with one of her gorgeous models.

The models are getting read to take the stage…

Sonya Dove and Nick Stenson do an on-stage, hands-on cutting and styling tutorial for attendees.


Ribbon Envy
December 4, 2018

Poppy Delevingne shows off a cute way to wear your next ponytail: with double ribbons. Hair is smoothed to the top back of crown, where it’s secured in a straight ponytail. A black ribbon (velvet or satin, your choice!) is tied in a bow around the top, then another ribbon is tied a few inches from the bottom. A segmented ponytail! Too cute…


Pastel Dream
December 3, 2018

Are you living the dream? This mane is…the pastel dream. Style pro Neal Malek, who works out of Orlando, FL,  and Los Angeles, CA, created this colorful mane in soft hues of mint green, lemon yellow, sherbet orange, pale pink and lilac-lavender. Everything pretty, all woven together in a loose braid and gentle waves. So very lovely to gaze at…


December 2, 2018

Country-recording artist, and Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide favorite!, Kelsea Ballerini is performing on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show holiday special tonight on television. The VS legendary Angels are on the runway, along with an array of fab musical guests like Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Kelsea, Leela James, Rita Ora and more. Check it out tonight at 9 pm…and catch the gorgeous hairstyles!

Always a fun, splashy event!!!

December 1, 2018

We love these three hairstyles modeled by Paris Hilton, Brie Larson and Skyler Samuels…don’t you? What else do we love? Our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, which features the very best new looks just for you, the latest hair product news, giveaways, hair tips and much, much more.

Before you get into the heavy holiday mode, pick up our new issue today. We really appreciate the support! Thank you soooo much. Here’s to us!

Paris Hilton does a beautiful tiara headband.
Brie Larson sparkles in gold leaf.
Skyler Samuels shows off her stars!
Boho Braids
November 30, 2018

One of the amazing things about braids is their ability to go anywhere. Prom? Perfect. The beach? Beautiful. This intricate updo by Lacey G of The Salon By InStyle inside JCPenney uses fishtail braids and carefully coiled curls to create this romantic do!


Face Forward: Blushing!
November 29, 2018

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

The actress/dancer is blushing beautiful in a glowy pale pink, thanks to makeup artist Patrick Ta. Rosy cheeks combine with perfectly groomed brows and a matching pink eyeshadow for a finish that’s fresh and pretty.


One Great Look: Blackberry Babe
November 28, 2018

Hair by Shirley Matilton
Feathers Hair Artistry, Ukiah, CA

Getting inspired by nature is nothing new, but being able to perfectly match your color to tart blackberries is something spectacular. Carefully woven within lowlights, the maroon highlights are just what we needed for winter inspiration.


A Classic Done Right
November 27, 2018

Lea Michele gives us one of our all-time favorite looks: the ponytail. And she does it in perfect style: a sleek crown, a high capture and tons of wavy texture. Tip: For a full ponytail, gently tug on either side of the base to widen out tresses. Bonus Tip: Gather hair at the top and side first, then brush hair at the nape upward to meet the top; it’s a smoother finish!

November 26, 2018

We’re hungry for color when we see this pretty shade profile from color pro Kelsey Harper of Wanderlust Hair Art Studio in Joplin, MO. A beautiful blend of caramel, toffee, vanilla malt, mocha and milk chocolate, it’s positively delicious!


November 25, 2018

Haircolor master stylist Luis Gonzalez of Denver’s Vida Salon showcased his work in the recent North American Hairstyling Awards. Here the plum-cherry haircolor is accented with a bold cut, while the emerald-chartreuse brings us into holiday mode!

Photography by Cody Kinsfather.

November 24, 2018

Party season is here and time to look amazing! Of course we all could use a little help coming up with some trendy looks (like cover girl Kendall Jenner prepping for VS event) for the holidays. Enter Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide! Check out our new issue loaded with hundreds of ideas you can use to look your absolute stunning best!

Let it snow…. 🙂

November 23, 2018

Not all silver has to be shiny. Andrea Alexander Ables of JCPenney Salon in Hanford, CA, took the classic silver look and made it even more fabulous with a matte charcoal shade that looks luxurious and fine.


Face Forward: Wings
November 22, 2018

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

The singer shows off a fabulous set of wings, courtesy of Kelsey Deenihan. “A soft winged out shadow,” is how the makeup pro describe the look. This is one country singer who flies beautifully!


One Great Look: Silver Foxy
November 21, 2018

Hair by Tina
Tease Salon, Cleveland, OH

Going gray doesn’t have to be a bad thing, especially with hair this sleek and stylish. Paired with an asymmetrical bob, this multidimensional silver hue is elegant and chic.


The Feather Flip
November 20, 2018

Ashley Graham brings it a little retro with her flipped layers, better known as “feathering” to those who followed Farrah Fawcett beauty moves in the ’70s. The star brings her into modern-day times with extra volume at the crown and softer hair curves. And a perfectly arched eyebrow!


This Bob Is On FIRE
November 19, 2018

How can you possibly top of the most perfect bob snip? With the most perfect shades of red and orange, all melded together for an intense, fiery finish. With the fringe and crown a deeper shade of scarlet, the ends lighten up into a deep tangerine hue, with all the colors finely woven together. Hair by Sarai Speer, Kansas City.


5 Trendy Hairstyles You Must Try!
November 18, 2018

What’s one of the hot looks right now? Any style amped up with bobby pins—yes, bobby pins!! Check out a few looks where celebs wear styles with those small and mighty accessories placed oh-so-creatively!

1  Hailey Baldwin Bedazzled bobby pins anyone?

2  Gigi Hadid  Golden, rippled bobbys!

3  Kristen Stewart  Less is not more…

4  Lili Reinhart  Going retro

5  Paris Jackson  X markes the chic spot!

November 17, 2018

Our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide has been on sale for a little bit and we’re already getting great reviews! One thing is for certain—with the holidays right around the corner we will want to look our absolute best. We are here to help with special sections like the Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide Clip & Snip look book, which has the very best hairstyles and haircolor looks. So what are you waiting for? Pick up our new issue before we sell out—and find your perfect holiday hairstyles! See you at the newsstand!

Blonde Ambition
November 16, 2018

Have you every seen a more luscious and beautiful blonde? Tierney Allen of The Salon By Instyle inside JCPenney in Zanesville, OH, uses a silvery and ashy lowlight to add dimension to a spectacular blonde base.


Face Forward: Almost Nude
November 15, 2018

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

How to look natural, but with a little more oomph. Makeup artist Patrick Ta created a nude lip with a hint of pink, a nude face with a hint of glow and a nude eyelid with a hint of color. To bring the look a little more into finished territory, he topped it off with darke brows, a few coats of mascara on upper and lower lashes and a lightly smudged dark eyeliner.


One Great Look: Bubblegum Ombré
November 14, 2018

Hair by Amber Kelley
Hair Artistry, Kansas City, MO

Pink is just a happy color. It’s impossible to be sad while rocking bubblegum hair, and with hair this pretty why would you want to be? The beautiful balayage expertly blends with the soft white, making this a joyful look.


Floral Fantasy
November 13, 2018

Make it a reality, as did Evan Rachel Wood, who accented her chignon with a side of flowers. One large peony surrounded by baby’s breath and smaller posy-like flowers makes for a colorful hair accessory with a romantically beautiful quality. The soft, face-framing tendrils are a nice touch, too.


Rose Gold Melt
November 12, 2018

Florida colorist Jen Goodison created this gorgeous metallic-looking color on long locks. “Rose gold is one of my most requested colors this year!” shared the pro on Insta. Loving the expert way the color melts from a lilac to a rose to a pale peach. It’s all so pretty!

3 Ways To Wear Your Bob
November 11, 2018

You’ve got a classic cut, and there’s so much you can do with your bob. Here is one fabulous cut by Beat Bourillon in France, and three ways to wear it…

1. Totally Curly
2. With Sparkle
3. On The Side
The Power Of The Plait
November 10, 2018

Sometimes all you need to get through the weekend is the perfect hairstyle. The expert hair pros at JCPenney Salon and The Salon By InStyle inside JCPenney have created such a style: the plaited upsweep. From the front, sides and back, it’s got everything you need/want/love in a gorgeous lock look. Wear it for brunch, for date night and for yourself. And wear it when you go buy the new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, which not only has this look, but a bunch of others from JCPenney Salon and other great salons across the globe, and some really pretty star hair, too.

November 9, 2018

Well we have to hand it to them. They could just sit around and revel in their hair and beauty success in our industry, but they don’t. No, legendary hairstylist and beauty salon owner Mario Tricoci, who has been in the industry over 40 years, has decided to open a salon at Chicago’s Misericordia—a community which serves persons with mild-to-profound developmental disabilities. Mario and wife/business partner Cheryl Tricoci (pictured at right) opened the Misericordia Hair Salon which will be staffed by volunteer professional hairstylists and students from Tricoci University at no cost to the Misericordia residents. Now the residents can experience the joy of a great shampoo, cut and/or styling.

Mario stated, “First and foremost, I am a stylist and have so much more to share with this magnificent industry, an industry which has given our family so much. Being part of Misericordia’s family is key to our charitable and civic leadership in the Chicagoland area.” Many of Misericordia’s residents are physically challenged and a trip to a salon can be difficult.

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide applauds Mario and Cheryl for this wonderful happening! Can you hear us clapping?

Take a look at some of the images from the dedication event…
























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