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Country sensation Carrie Underwood is back in action! With her new album Cry Pretty out in September, lets take a look at Carrie’s favorite mane moments that we adore in this issue.

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Get a hot new look this summer with mane inspiration from our special “Celebrity Style” section with your favorite hair stars!

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The ‘80s are back with these gorgeous retro-inspired hairstyles by Sharon Blain and Peter Gray.

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Check out the easy, breezy tresses these hot celebs are rocking!

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We’re giving away over $5,000 in hot beauty products and hair tools in our September 2018 issue! Grab a copy and enter our Big Beauty Giveaway for your chance to win big.

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Get in the know and check out what’s new in beauty right now. Be ahead of all your friends with the latest and greatest hair and makeup products!

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Check out these fabulous hair transformations in the September 2018 issue. Get inspired to redo your ‘do with these stunning tress changes from the hair pros at Fantastic Sams!.


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One Great Look: Tangerine Dream
June 20, 2018

Hair by Marcie Olvias
Regeneration Salon & Spa
Columbia, MO

Shine brighter than the sun with this enchanting and vibrant coif. This blood-orange mane is the ultimate showstopper as locks free-fall way past the shoulders in a relaxed, sleek texture.


Gorgeous Color!
June 19, 2018

Love, love, love this perfection of blended colors by All-Nutrient Pro Artist Jessi Bassett from Savannah. The color pro used All-Nutrient Keratint shades to create this pretty confection of red and brunette shades that we truly, deeply, madly want.

Photo: & jessidreamsincolour

Summer Breeze
June 18, 2018

Just because the heat is on, doesn’t mean you can’t look cool. This breezy layered snip from Vog Coiffure in Paris, France, is just what the season ordered. Volume at the crown keeps things airy, while sideswept fringe and long layers allow for gorgeous movement. #PerfectSummerCut

June 17, 2018

Oh….it’s that time between appointments and those annoying roots are showing. What to do? Pick up our August issue and check out our feature on some of the best root cover-ups we love. There.

Now you’re all set before you get your haircolor done!

June 16, 2018

Our issue featuring Julianne Hough will be off the newsstands this weekend, so if you haven’t checked it out yet you may want to hurry and pick up your copy! We’re loaded with beautiful haircolor ideas, hairstyling looks, haircuts and all that is beauty. We also are packed with lots of great celebrity hair ideas and free beauty product giveaways. So what are you waiting for? Check us out…and let us know how you love! Thank you soooo much!

Total Betty
June 15, 2018

Singer Betty Who released “Betty Pt. 1” this week, and her album cover shows off her amazing platinum locks in a totally cool and edgy style. The sides are shaved super short, while the crown is left longer, allowing for all sorts of trendy styles, including this curved mohawk version. Lengths can also be combed to one side for a pixie effect and curled for a halo vibe. Too cute, right? And perfect for summer’s fashionistas…


One Great Look: Tempting & Twisted
June 13, 2018

Hair by Angela Bartoli
StyleTee Salon
Wilkes Barre, PA

Who doesn’t love texture! This effortless and intricate mane is a must-try. Umber tresses are amplified with a bold pop of a slate shade. Hair is then twisted and tucked into an elaborate stack of texture that will have all eyes on you!


Ombre: It’s Still A Thing
June 12, 2018

And it’s a thing we want. Hilary Duff shows just how much an ombre look is still on point, in fashion, and on our to-do list. The Younger star starts her color journey with mocha roots, then ends it with a pretty honey blonde. Seems like a great way to kick of summer, right?


Taylor In Red
June 11, 2018

Just in case you missed it, yes–that is Taylor Swift in Sugarland’s new music video for “Babe.” The singer, who co-wrote the song, plays a bad girl, and does it all as a redhead. (Quite a different red than her “Bad Blood” video!). We think Taylor looks gorgeous with scarlet locks. Don’t you agree?

June 10, 2018

Who wants free beauty stuff? You do! That’s why you need to pick up a copy of the August issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (with Julianne Hough on the cover!) and check out our Big Beauty Giveaway feature. With everything from flat irons to shampoo, curling irons to moisturizers, mirrors to styling serums, there’s something for everyone. All you have to do is grab an issue, clip out the coupon and mail it in with your choice. Hurry, though! Supplies are limited, and you can only win if you get your coupon in on time!

Well…what are you waiting for? Free beauty products!!!!

3 Great Star Hairstyles
June 9, 2018

Our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide features so many beautiful styles–but today, we thought we would just highlight three pretty looks from our new edition. More? Don’t forget to stop by your favorite newsstand and pick us up this weekend—we hope you love!

Kendall is the high-fashion model from the Kardashian-Jenner family and works her swinging summer bob beautifully. We love her molasses-colored hue and well-conditioned mane…gorgeous!

Red, we dare say, is one of summer’s hottest hues and who better than DWTS’ Julianne Hough to work the volume and waves this season? Casual, but sexy!

Bebe is known for her signature blonde bob look and the singer does not disappoint in our new issue. The perfect warm-weather look that works with all our newest fashions for the season!

Flower Power
June 8, 2018

Don’t you love having a secret? Especially when it’s this gorgeous! Lead Andis Educator and celebrity grooming master Kenny Duncan created this floral fantasy just at the nape. When hair is worn down, the petals are an invisible little beauty treat. When hair is worn up–watch out! All the secrets are revealed and everyone is in awe. Admit it–you’re thinking about how you’d look with it, right?


Hi, Pony!
June 7, 2018

We all know ponytails are one of summer’s essentials, and lately, we’ve been seeing more and more of this classic version: the high ponytail. Starting at the top of the crown, the tail is held up high by a thick accessory (helping to add to its height), then waterfalls down. It can be worn with all the hair included in the tail, or just sections from the front for a partial-upsweep effect. It can also be worn with either shorter lengths that play above the shoulders, or super-long tresses (like Meghan Trainor’s) that cascade down the back. Here’s hoping the high pony is here to stay for the summer.


One Great Look: Bewitching In Blue
June 6, 2018

Hair by Brittany Hicks
Iva Bella Salon
Warrenton, VA

We can’t take our eyes off this brilliant bob. Dark roots are splashed with shades of navy, sapphire and cobalt to create an interesting and eye-catching combination of colors. Strands are spun into loose curls for a fierce, cool finish.


Rosie Perfection
June 5, 2018

Last night, the red carpet was filled with tons of beauty at the CFDA Awards, including the gorgeous face of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes created her look. The details…


Using a skinny brush and MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Quite Natural, Hughes created a straight and slightly lifted wing. Working back inward toward the eye, she blended the color with a small domed buffing brush to create an outer smoky wing. For definition, she worked black eyeshadow along RHW’s lash line (only at the root of the lash) and into the outer corner with a dense, fluffy brush. Next, using the Bodyography Perfect Palette, she used shimmery taupe and caramel shadows in the socket for a modern take on the ’90s crease. Rosie applied Chanel Le Volume de Chanel mascarabefore Hughes added a few Kiss Trio lashes on the outer edge. Boom—fluffy lashes for days.



Hughes used Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in American Woman all over RHW’s lips, then pressed in Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tint in Poppy over the top. “It gives the lips a really bright look,” Hughes says. And if you’re re-creating this look at home, the only thing left to do is cue up some George Michael—your ’90s-inspired face will fit right in with the lip-syncing supes.


Think Pink
June 4, 2018

If the red lipstick trend was never your thing, that’s perfectly okay–because pink exists. Showing just how pretty you can be with the rosy shade, makeup artist Pati Dubroff did a pink lip and pink eyeshadow on actress Bryce Dallas Howard for an event. It’s fresh, beautiful and perfect for the start of summer. Red? What’s that?


June 3, 2018

Sundays are great, aren’t they? This look that is as intense as sunrise, by @HairGod_Zito, was created with Matrix SoColorCult Professional color. Inspired? Thought so!

June 2, 2018

Country music’s hot, hot star Kelsea Ballerini took time out to talk all that is beauty in the new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide—on sale at newsstands now. “I’m really a dark blonde naturally,” the beautiful singer told us. “My roots are always pretty true to my natural color, but I just love being bright blonde, especially through the ends. I’ve tried every color, but always come back to the bleach!”

What else? You’ll need to pick us up and check out not only our fab interview, but the hundreds of new hairstyle ideas just in time for summer! See you at the newsstand!

Friday Cool
June 1, 2018

So. Many. Colors. To Look At. *sigh* We just love this look from color pro Taylor Rae in Denver, CO. It truly gives us the happies on a Friday, and makes us want to book an appointment at the salon. Now to decide which or how many of these cool shades to try…


Red, Red, RED
May 31, 2018

While summer may bring thoughts of blonde, we’re absolutely smitten with this gorgeous red hue by color pro Ash. With fiery shades of scarlet, orange and auburn woven together, the dimension is stunning. Blonde? What’s blonde? We’re going RED this summer!!!!

Photo: (Hair Painting By Ash)

One Great Look: Onyx Obsession
May 30, 2018

Hair by Michele Pritchard
Currie Hair, Skin & Nails
Glen Mils, PA

Dark, decadent and sultry, this ebony hairstyle is the definition of effortless glamour. Rich, dark locks cascade way past the shoulders in luxurious, brushed-out waves.


Mandy’s Mane Moves
May 29, 2018

“Loving this brunette shade from Garnier (I’m Nutrisse #53),” shared Mandy Moore on Instagram about this cool chocolate hue. The singer made her singing debut waaaay back with blonde tresses, and has changed up her mane color a few different times, opting mostly for brunette hues. “Experimenting with different hair colors has become a staple in my life and one of my fave ways to shake things up! Does anyone else feel like a new person when they switch up their shade?”


Memorial Day Braid
May 28, 2018

Here’s your hair inspiration for today, courtesy of Sunny, hairstylist at Rita Hazan. Happy Memorial Day!


May 27, 2018

Redken’s New Metallic Balayage look is perfect for a summer filled with prismatic rainbow shades and iridescent shine. If you’re beauty-obsessed check out your local Redken-carrying salon and book that appointment. Now style up! Hairstyles by Guido, haircolor by Josh Wood and makeup by Aaron De Mey.

TALK with shimmering color-blocking all braided up and enhanced by the perfect braided hair accessory.

SHOUT with holographic rainbow shades and a fab scarf wrap.

WHISPER with soft metallic highlights and tons of waves and skinny headband.

May 26, 2018

We love our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide on sale at newsstands everywhere—but we couldn’t decide if we loved Julianne Hough as a redhead or blonde, so we featured lots of looks in those haircolors (plus one pink one!), in this issue! What haircolor will you be wearing during these warm-weather days? There are sooo many fab hot hues, hairstyle moves and haircuts in our new issue for you to choose from…you’ll have a hard time deciding your new look! Pick up your copy today and don’t miss out.

Thank you soooo much!

Weekend Hair
May 25, 2018

Curls are always a good idea on the weekend–whether you’re heading to the shopping mall, the library, brunch with the girls or date night with the boy. Hair pro Stephanie Borud, of Salon Roxy in Valrico, FL, shares how she created this look, using All-Nutrient products…

“On wet hair, I applied All-Nutrient Straight+ Smoothing Cream all over, and a little Mousse+ Foaming Volumizer to the roots for volume. After blow-drying, I applied a light coat of Raspbody Freeze Hairspray to each section before curling the hair with a 1.5″ curling iron. I followed with a couple pumps of Shine+ Serum, emulsified inm y hands, and finger-combed through the curls.”

Bring on Saturday! And Sunday! And Memorial Day!

4 Reasons Your Blonde Hair Could Be Turning Yellow
May 24, 2018

Pro Advice From The Mane Experts At Matrix!

1. Natural Underlying Pigment
If you have blonde hair: You are familiar with the term gloss or glaze (aka the step 2 of your coloring service). When hair is lightened, an underlining pigment of pale yellow exposed in the hair that’s often “controlled” with a gloss or in-salon treatment. If you are stretching your time in between visits, you may find that your hair starts to turn a yellow tone. This is likely because you are overdue for a color treatment.

What you can do in the meantime, aside from incorporating purple shampoo into your cleansing routine, be sure to use a shampoo for color treated hair like Biolage R.A.W. Color Care to help maintain your gloss between services.

If you have white hair: Sometimes when hair loses melanin (i.e pigment) and turns white or gray, there’s still a residual tone of yellow left in the hair. This can leave hair looking dull and drab. Purple shampoo can help over time but for a lasting impact, request silver highlights or gloss in the salon.

2. The Environment Can Cause Damage to Hair Color
Pollution, smoke, chlorine from swimming can all contribute to yellow tones in the hair. Wear hats to prevent sun damage and protect your hair from environmental pollution. If you are a swimmer, opt for a swim cap. Be mindful that even your shower H2o can create mineral deposits of high iron. Install a water-filtering shower head to ban chemicals out of your water.

3. Hair Color Damage Caused by Styling Products and Tools
Shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, waxes, aerosols, etc. can leave a yellowish deposit on the hair. Even applying too much heat from a hot tool can create a yellowish tone. Always use a heat protectant spray when styling like Style Link Heat Buffer or primer like Biolage R.A.W. heat Styling Primer and invest in good hot tools that won’t damage your hair during use.

To balance this type of yellow pigment, first use a clarifying shampoo to remove yellow tone and then graduate to purple shampoo.

4. Health & Diet
Oils from the scalp, medication, diet and health conditions can contribute to yellow tinge in white or blonde hair. If you have any concern about your health or diet and how it can be affecting your hair, be sure to reach out to a doctor.

Purple Shampoo? If you have blonde, silver or white hair that tends to get yellow, purple shampoo can be your new BFF. Purple shampoo is purple colored shampoo that distributes purple pigment to neutralize brassy, yellow tones. Purple is used because, if you take a look at the color wheel, it is the direct opposite color of yellow. This means purple and yellow cancels one another out. Therefore, when using purple pigment on brassy, yellow tones it color corrects your hair’s hue restoring it to its former bright, cooler color.

If you can’t seem to keep your hair bright, purple shampoo offers a good solution to keep unwanted warmth under wraps. Matrix Total Results SOSILVER can help brighten up your blonde woes. Alternate using it with color-safe shampoos—or mix them together for less violet deposit.

Start by using once a week and build up if needed. If you start to notice a purple tone in your hair, put the purple shampoo down! Opt for a clarifying shampoo to remove the tone and keep your purple shampoo routine to once a week or less.

One Great Look: Ultra Violet
May 23, 2018

Hair by Ashley Wilkinson
Curl Up And Dye Salon
Los Lunas, NM

Have you ever seen anything as pretty as this metallic purple ‘do? Long strands tumble down in beachy waves. The top half is pulled below the crown and effortlessly twisted for added sass.


Wet Look, Without The Wet
May 22, 2018

Judging by the red carpets we’ve been seeing lately, the wet look appears to be trending. If you’re not sure you can get into it, here’s a gorgeous alternative, worn by Kristen Bell and designed by hairstylist Dimitri Giannetos. The style still has that “slicked-back” vibe, but with tons of crown volume and not so much of the “wet” finish. It’s gorgeous, right? Right!


How To: Demi’s Billboard Awards Look
May 21, 2018

Demi Lovato stunned on the red carpet at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, with a slicked-back wet look that showed off the singer’s easy texture. Here’s the step by step, straight from stylist Cesar Ramierz, who styled up Demi’s mane look for the night…

1. On towel-dried hair, I evenly applied BioSilk Silk Therapy Beach Texture Spray for body and texture.

2. With a flat brush and blow-drier, I directed all the hair back and away from the face for controlled volume and to create a tousled slick-back look.

3. Once hair was dried, I layered BioSilk Glazing Gel in small sections from the bottom to the top of the head and brushed each section back. While applying the gel,  I set the hair with its natural texture in clips to create the ultimate wave.

4. To set the look, I attached the diffuser to my dryer and dried on low heat.

5. Once dried and set, I removed the clips and finished the look with BioSilk Silk Therapy Finishing Spray.

Billboard Music Awards!
May 20, 2018

Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! We’re so excited, we can hardly stand it! Kelly Clarkson is hosting, and there are a ton of performers, including Camila Cabello, a duet with Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Kesha, Jennifer Lopez and more. And the red carpet! Ooooh, the red carpet. We are so watching every minute, looking for all the hot hair trends and beauty moves.

Tune in tonight! We know we are….

May 19, 2018

…plays around with extensions, always? “I’ve tried a few different kinds, but I love the cold fusion hair extensions right now,” the recording artist reveals in the new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale now. Why? “They seem to be the most gentle on my natural hair,” she explains. Find out more about Kelsea’s beauty secrets and other stars in our magazine.

More? Hundreds of the best new hairstyles, haircolor moves and haircuts ever.

More? How about fab how-to info for you to use to style your mane at home.

More? Enter to win some free beauty products!

So hurry to your newsstand today and pick up a copy. Thank you soooo much!

Good Color Is Hard To Find–NOT!
May 18, 2018

Good color comes from a good haircolorist–and we can help you find one! The American Board Of Certified Colorists is filled with professionals who pass a comprehensive exam in the art of haircoloring, and are ready and willing to help you find your dream hue. Just head to and click on “Find A Haircolorist” to locate a board certified color pro in your area. Yes, good haircolor can be that easy!

Yes. Please.
May 17, 2018

In case you were wondering if you still thought the beachy-wave bob was something you were interested in, let us give you a subtle reminder that you are, indeed, still interested:

Stylist Kristin Ess once again knocks it out of the park on her client Lauren Conrad, who is one of  the original wave bob girls. It still looks stunning, right? You still want it, right?


One Great Look—Accessorized
May 16, 2018

Hair by Holly Moretti
Leidan Mitchell Salon & Spa, Phoenix, AZ

A loose, stylized fishtail braid looks elegant and feisty adorned with several gold hair accessories to really make this mane something special.

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