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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!

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

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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 Daily Dose Of Style
One Great Look: Crimson Chic
December 13, 2017

Hair by Leah Lincoski
Pure Lavi Salon in Kingston, PA

Spice up a stunning espresso-hued mane with fiery highlights! Vibrant crimson strands help bring depth and dimension to the hair. The fantastic layered cut and curls help round out the style into a stunning ‘do for everyday.

Coconut Shine
December 12, 2017

Feeling the need for a bit of extra shine and sleek detail? Adding a formula with coconut to your hair routine can help out a lot. Coconut can help fill in cracked cuticles in the hair, which will give the appearance of smoother locks. Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Coconut Creme Recipes Butter Creme Intensive Moisture Sealant is a good choice; you can use it on damp hair, or even run a dab over the top of dried tresses to add shine detail and tame flyaways. Big, giant huge bonus: Coconut has an intoxicating aroma that’s hard to resist when it’s cold outside and you’re longing for the tropics!

Cute Curls
December 11, 2017

Some people think having short hair means only having one look. All. The. Time. Those people would be wrong! Because here’s another adorable photo of Isabela Moner, showing off her cute cropped coif in yet another style–this time with fabulous springy curls going this way and that. The look is fresh, fun, flirty, fabulous and totally inspiring. We love. Love. L♥ve.


December 10, 2017

One of our favorite Disney musicals, Frozen, is airing tonight on ABC-TV. We love the 3D computer-animated fantasy film inspired by Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen…right down to Elsa’s beautiful braid! There you go, we tied in hair! Now cozy up…and get some corn for popping…:)

December 9, 2017

If you haven’t picked up your copy of our February 2018 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide—you will need to do this weekend. We did a check and are selling out fast! You’ll want to see all the fabulous hairstyles and find some that are perfect for you for the upcoming holiday parties and get-togethers! Thank you so much for your continued support—here’s to us!

Midnight Moves
December 8, 2017

Color stand out so enticingly against a dark base. Here, stylist Alyssa Greenamyer, of jcp Salon in Canton, OH, took gorgeous pitch black tresses and dipped them in a ravishing dark teal hue. The top half of the coif is pulled up and twisted into a effortless knot.


Ultra Violet
December 7, 2017

Purple! Purple! Purple! That’s the color you’re going to be seeing a lot more of in the coming year, according to Pantone, who has selected the Ultra Violet shade as the Color of the Year for 2018. It’s a great beauty color, and you can expect to see nail polish, lipgloss, eyeshadows and so much more in various shades of deep purple hue. Gorgeous!

One Great Look: Silver Waves
December 6, 2017

Hair by Courtney Casale
Gregory & Marie’s Unisex Hair Salon Havertown, PA

Channel your inner ice queen this season with this gorgeous blonde look! Blonde strands are left dark at the roots, before blending into a white blonde with nutmeg accents. The look is finished with defined waves for head turning volume.

Two Ways To Wear Brunette
December 5, 2017

Leave it to Demi Lovato and Sarah Hyland to blow the style charts with their shades of brunette. Demi goes for a super-dark, super-deep shade, while Sarah opts for red highlights to liven up her brunette. Either way works for us. #DecisionsDecisions


Guess Who
December 4, 2017

Jennifer Lopez is a Guess Girl! The singer and actress is the newest face of Guess Jeans and is fronting the company’s 2018 Spring collection campaign. “When I got the call from Paul Marciano asking me to become the new Guess Girl, I was thrilled and excited to be a part of such an iconic brand that I have loved since I was a teenager,” shares Jennifer. “When I look back at early Guess campaigns through the years, you see all of these beautiful models and iconic images that Paul has created. It is a tremendous compliment to have been selected for Guess’ Spring 2018 campaign.”

December 3, 2017

Alison Sweeney takes us behind the scenes on her Twitter page as she gets glammed up for tonight’s original movie, Christmas At Holly Lodge,  on the Hallmark Channel. We’re in full holiday mode here at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide and now this sweet movie will be the icing on our holiday cake!  Can’t wait!

December 2, 2017

Our friends at JCPenney Salon and The Salon By InStyle at JCPenney are featured in our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide—on sale now—with a beautiful look-book of great ideas for the holidays, like the two shown here as a small sampling of what’s in store. Co-Creative Directors Dilek Onur-Taylor and Michelle O’Connor also took the time to provide tips to make the season sparkle even more!  Don’t wait to pick up our issue—it’s selling out fast and you’ll want to have fab ideas for the coming weeks!


Pink Ribbons
December 1, 2017

This mane is so sweet! Ivory-blonde locks cascade past the shoulders in finger-blended ringlets. Strands are highlighted by pops on pink lemonade for a flirty and fun look. Styled by Corry of jcp salon in Canton, OH.

Photo: @c_dougg

Topknot Cuteness
November 30, 2017

Who can live without the topknot, the ultimate upsweep for women on the go, and the reason so many of us wear an elastic band around our wrists? Leave it to Khloe Kardashian and her stylist, Jen Atkin, to create a totally cute version that goes beyond the gym, living room couch and walk around the park. The whole thing is too cute, and #hairgoals if we’ve ever had one.


One Great Look: Spiced Cider
November 29, 2017

Hair by Amber Kelley
Hair Artistry by Amber Kelley, Oakland, KA

This warmed toned mane is perfect for the cooler season. A beautiful marmalade tone is drenched over strands, getting lighter as it falls. Hair falls just past the shoulders in simple waves.

White Hot!
November 27, 2017

Meghan Trainor is heating up the haircolor scene with her newly done platinum locks. Having gone from a buttery blonde to a sizzling red and back in the blonde category, the singer is taking it up another notch with this white-hot hue. Well done, Meghan. Well done.

November 26, 2017

One of our favorite made-for-tv movies, The 12 Days of Christmas, is back on tonight on Lifetime! Kristen Chenoweth (always great hair!)  plays a PR excec who escapes to a small town, where she puts her media know-how to good use raising money for a local rescue squad. Her racy idea of selling a sexy calendar featuring squad members is met with some local resistance. Yes, it’s a chick flick and we love!!!

November 25, 2017

Everyone here at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is in full holiday mode and are we ready! Our new issue, featuring the beautiful Taylor Swift on the cover, is selling out fast—so you’ll want to pick up your copy and make that salon appointment before they get all booked up! We have hundreds of new haircolor, haircut and hairsytling ideas just for you—along with all the info you’ll need to stay looking amazing during this super busy time of the year.

The look shown here was designed by Plant Color Salon in Mokena, Illinois—gorgeous isn’t it?

Tom Carson photographed!

Lovely In Lavender
November 24, 2017

Peek-a-boo, we see you styling with a pop of color almost hidden beneath plush layers. A vanilla hue contrasts perfectly with a hint of purple poking out underneath. A stunning style by Regina Bettenhausen of Salon By InStyle in Mokena, IL. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle #jcpenneysalon


Giving Thanks
November 23, 2017

This Thanksgiving, we’re sending so many huge, huggable, warm, fuzzy thanks to you, our readers. We love you, and we wouldn’t exist without you. Thank you from the bottom of our makeup bag to the top of our teased tresses.

Wish List: Frosty & Pretty
November 22, 2017

Looking for something other than gold and red to wear for the holiday season? The Kylie Cosmetics Holiday 2017 collection includes all sorts of colors for a frosty and pretty vibe. Kylie is wearing: Blizzard from The Nice Palette, Frost Bite from holiday Wet Set, and Sugar Gloss from the Sugar Lip Set. Gorgeous!


One Great Look: Star Power
November 21, 2017

Hair by Erica Loney

The holiday season is here, and it’s time to start planning out your looks for all those parties and events. A braided upsweep is given serious glam appeal with the placement of three sparkly hair accessories. Star light, star bright, three stars they’ll see tonight… Wish granted–beautiful hair!

Wrinkle In Time
November 20, 2017

Did you catch the AMAs last night? They previewed the trailer for the A Wrinkle In Time movie, due out on March 9 next year. Loving the hair looks on Reese Witherspoon (red), Oprah Winfrey (blonde) and Mindy Kaling (brunette). Looks like it may be a good one! #Can’tWait

November 19, 2017

We can hardly wait to see how P!nk and Kelly Clarkson will wear their hair for the opening act on the American Music Awards tonight on ABC-TV–or any of our favorite stars. Stay tuned for some fab hair and you can bet we will be covering all night long! Soooo excited for the red carpet 🙂

Beautiful Hair For Thanksgiving!
November 18, 2017

We’re so excited and ready to give thanks for all our blessings this coming Thursday. While we’re roasting the turkey, making the pie and getting things ready for the big day—you’ll for sure want some fast, no-fail, styling ideas for your mane. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide to the rescue! Our new issue, on sale now, has hundreds of beautiful styles to choose from and tons of ideas for the holiday season ahead. So don’t forget when you’re out and about this weekend to pick up a copy of our new issue—thank you so much, we really appreciate!

November 17, 2017

Get caught up in fun, vibrant colors like this look by Sabrina Carrillo of JCPenney Salon in Temple, TX. A raven base is tinted navy, green and purple for a playful and stunningly finished hue that’s spun into loose curls. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle #jcpenneysalon


Vanessa Is Sinful
November 16, 2017

You may already know SinfulColors for their nail lacquer–and now there’s a color cosmetics line, too! And Vanessa Hudgens is their new Global Color Collaborator. “I was already a fan of the SinfulColors nail color brand, so to become their Global Color Collaborator, launching the first-ever SinfulColors cosmetics collection, is an honor,” shares Vanessa. “The products are so unexpected, and not like anything I have seen before. This is a collection I can’t wait to share with my friends and fans.”

The collection is available starting today exclusively on Amazon, and will hits stores and other online sources in January 2018, including Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid.

One Great Look – Sunflower Vibes
November 15, 2017

Hair by Laura Brasier
The Cuttaway Salon Joplin, MI

Let your hair shine as bright as your attitude with a fearless and vibrant look like this. Thick locks are tinted a stunning yellow hue that’s slightly darker at the roots. Strands of this medium-length look are styled into beachy waves for a cute finish.

Fresh Cut
November 14, 2017

Ahhhh. Nothing makes us happier than a fresh cut and a gorgeous profile! Candace Cameron Bure showed off her layered bob snip on Instagram, newly done by Carachele Tyvan. Loving the slightly longer length at front and the stacked effect at the nape. #hairgoals? You bet!

Faith Hill’s Top Knot
November 13, 2017

Did you love Faith Hill’s sexy top knot on the red carpet at the CMA Awards? Using The One byFrederic Fekkai, here’s how stylist Lorenzo Martin created the look…

  • After seeing Faith’s stunning, one shoulder, Armani Privé gown, we decided to go with a messy top knot. I blow-dried Faith’s hair with a large round brush and then sprayed One and Then Some Dry Texturizing Spray throughout her hair, creating a lived-in look.
  • I then took all her hair and tied it into a high pony. I wrapped various pieces of hair in different directions and secured them with hair pins. I finished the look with The One by Frederic Fekkai One To Hold Hairspray to make her hair sexy and tousled for the night!
Crimson Confidence
November 10, 2017

JCPenny Salon in Hanford, CA, stylist Mariah Delacruz packed some serious pigment into this red-hot mane! Vibrant, cherry-red strands cascade past the shoulders in thick, voluminous curls. This is the kind of look dreams are made of! #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle #jcpenneysalon

5 Great Looks From The CMA Awards
November 9, 2017

Last night the CMA Awards were on, and we watched every minute! Here are five of our favorite looks from the night…




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One Great Look – Boho Glamour
November 8, 2017

Hair by Annette Waligora
Chicago, IL

We adore how fun and feminine this coif is. Tresses are split down the middle and plaited into voluminous French braids on either side. Once locks dip below the nape they become tighter, multi-strand braids and then the hair is left to fall free past the shoulders. Glitter is adorned on the part and several hair accessories finish off the look.

Miley Mane Moves
November 7, 2017

How cute has Miley Cyrus been looking on The Voice? Very cute! Gone are the defined, halfway-down roots, having been replaced by a more blended buttery-bronzey blonde. The length is allowing her to do all sorts of styles, and we’re more than happy to tune in to see how she’s wearing it from show to show. We love!

Pony Power
November 6, 2017

Never underestimate the style power of the perfect ponytail. Hairstylist Christian Wood did actress Bryce Dallas Howard proud with this fluffy pony and on-point bangs. A little extra texture and a few face-framing tendrils and this ponytail is red-carpet ready.


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