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Pop star and actress Selena Gomez graces our April/May 2018 cover this issue! Grab a copy to get more info on Selena’s favorite makeup and hair tips.

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Get inspired by your favorite celebs mane transformations!

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Pastels are the hottest hues for this season!

Star Hairstyles Star Style

Check out what the stars are doing with their stunning hair!

Free Swag Free Swag!

We’re giving away over $4,000 in free beauty products this issue! Check out our Big Beauty Giveaway in the April/May 2018 issue for a chance to win.

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Looking for the latest must have beauty products? We’ve got them right here!

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How to play with platinum just in time for spring.


Sophisticate's Daily Dose Of Style
One Great Look: Caramel Curls
March 21, 2018

Hair by Traci Laster
Salon 315, Dalton, GA

Caramel and chocolate are always a hit combination. A dark root seamlessly turns into a gorgeous butterscotch-blonde as tresses fall. The darker root allows for more time between coloring and more styling opportunities.

Britney! Britney! Britney!
March 20, 2018

Today is a good day. French fashion and beauty house Kenzo officially debuted its La Collection Memento N°2 campaign today–and it stars Britney Spears! Shot by famed photographer Peter Lindbergh in L.A., the singer is shown in a variety of looks, all with her long, blonde locks flowing beautifully. Love seeing her looking so absolutely fabulous! #BritneyForever

Total. Glam. Inspo.
March 19, 2018

Jennifer Lopez. Big volume. Great texture. Probably the only time we’ll tell you it’s okay to brush out your curls (as long as you do it gently). Let’s top all that off with a gorgeous makeup palette. We are so in love right now…


2 GREAT HAIRCUTS! Your Favorite? 
March 18, 2018

Hmmm…should we go mid-length or short? The hair pros at Intermede Couleur & Creation in Paris, France, sent these two stunning looks from their new collection. We love both…now we really can’t decide, can you?

March 17, 2018

Whether your hair is long, medium or short, curly, wavy or straight—we’ve got a style perfect for you in our issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on newsstands now! Want to change it up? We have hundreds of ideas that will help you make that big decision about your new look for spring. So pick us up today before we’re sold out!

We appreciate your continued support and helping to keep it all going on!

Playing With Plaits
March 16, 2018

Braids, braids and more braids! Texture is always in style. For this look, mane was spilt in half and styled into volume-packed “bubble” braids, then woven into more intricate, tighter plaits on the ends, and finally, “knotted.” Styled by Maxine Glynn of The Salon by InStyle at JCPenney, Freehold, NJ.


Scarlet Fun
March 15, 2018

Julianne Hough went red this past month, and has been having all sorts of fun playing with her new mane hue and the changes in makeup and wardrobe that go with switching from blonde to red. “We had so much fun playing with this Brigitte Bardot inspired style and purple eyeshadow for The Night Before Pre-Oscar Party,” she shared of this look. “Isn’t it amazing that depending on the lighting and what I’m wearing my hair changes colors?! It’s awesome!! It’s funny, usually it takes us no time at all to do hair and makeup but we were all sort of just staring at the mirror like ‘What do we do? this is such a different look with your hair!’ Lol.”

Keep playing, Julianne–we love seeing the results!


One Great Look: Silver Strands
March 14, 2018

Hair by Jessica Robinson
Twisted Masters, Lexington, KY

Shine bright this season with a brilliant new haircolor like this vibrant, pearl-white style. A silvery-white color is drenched over hair, and tresses are styled into a delicately layered, shoulder-brushing mane.

Wave Envy
March 12, 2018

We all love a good beachy-wave bob, but there’s something to be said for longer locks, too! Reese Witherspoon killed her late-night appearance on TV with her below-the-shoulder blonde tresses styled into wave perfection. Oh, and we’re also loving on that bright-red lip, thanks to makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan, who posted this fab photo on Instagram to share Reese’s beauty moves for the night!


March 11, 2018

We’ll be checking out American Idol today on ABC-TV; featuring Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie as judges. Always fun to see some very talented singing hopefuls make their way into our homes. Plus…love that hair! Wonder how it will be…

Photo courtesy ABC-TV.

Get Gorgeous!
March 10, 2018

Got some place to be? Then pick up a copy of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide and find the perfect hairstyle, like this gorgeous silhouette with a braided accent, courtesy of Patrick Cameron. Patrick and her gorgeous collection is featured in the April issue of Sophisticate’s, which is on sale right now. You’ll also find freebies, stars, styling tips, product info and oh-so many amazing cuts and colors. Go. Get your copy. We’ll be here when you get back!

Haute Pink!
March 9, 2018

Now this is what we call coif color! Lina Pike of JCPenney Salon created this bright, saturated pink shade that is perfect for all you gals that love to stand out. Locks are styled into a trendy, shoulder-kissing look, and the top half is folded over and secured with a cute bob below the crown.


How To: Khloe’s Waves
March 8, 2018

Celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan revealed today on Instagram how she creates Khloe Kardashian’s awesome waves, calling the instructions “KK waves 101.” “I like to overly curl hair then run a flat iron over the curls for a cooler more lived in finish.” A-ha! Thanks, Justine!


One Great Look: Poppin’ Pink
March 7, 2018

Hair by Brooklynne Greschl
Lucky 13 Salon, Columbus, OH

Light-brown roots transform into a vivid buttermilk-blonde. The top half of the coif is pulled up and twisted into a relaxed bun and secured with bobby pins to show off the fun and flirty pops of bubblegum pink incorporated into the hair. How fun!

March 6, 2018


Kimberly Caldwell shows you how to create and upside-down braided crown. *Psst! It’s her go-to mane secret for dirty hair…

OSCAR Sunday!
March 4, 2018

Who’s wearing what? How will their hair look? What movies will win? We’re getting out our popcorn and watching Holllywood’s glam red carpet and presentation. Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o, shown here, is one presenter we won’t miss!

It’s Time For Your New Hair Look!
March 3, 2018

We hope to see you at newsstands this weekend picking us up and looking for a fab new hairstyle.
Deal? OK!
Bridal Braids
March 2, 2018

Nothing says special occasion like a braided upsweep—like this pretty ‘do by Heather Bardgett of JCPenney Salon in Wichita, KS. Dark espresso strands are plaited and then twisted into a delicate bun at the base of the crown. A few tendrils are left to spiral down around the face for an elegant finished look.


Up Your Style Game
March 1, 2018

You’ve finally nailed how to style beachy waves–and now you’re ready for something more. Let Emily Blunt be your style inspo! A loose French braided-accent winds over waves for the cutest of style accents. Quick, easy and a perfect companion to that beachy look you’ve perfected.

One Great Look: Lava Locks
February 28, 2018

Hair by Alisha McAlister
Wanderlust Hair Art Studio, MO

This hairstyle is a real show-stopper! Warm, spiced-amber strands free-fall past the waist in a silken, sleek texture. The dimension of color in the look hits the light for a mesmerizing finish that’ll have all eyes on you!

Makeup How-To: Sweet Seduction
February 27, 2018

A little sexy, a little sweet–that’s the look of the makeup at Moschino’s Autumn/Winter show at Fashion Week. MAC Cosmetics created the look, and here’s the how-to…

The skin was prepared to look perfect but delicate in appearance. Pro Longwear Concealer mixed with Prep + Prime Essential Oils Grapefruit & Chamomile blended over the face to even and perfect, creating a flawless radiance to skin. Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork used under the cheekbones for a soft contour. Cream Colour Base in Vintage Rose blended onto the cheeks for a blush from within.

Pro Longwear Fluidline in Blacktrack drawn in a thin, straight line through the upper lash line with just a little wing of Brushstroke Liner in Brushblack to extend the eye. The lashes were well curled and accentuated with just a hint of mascara and amplified with the 36 Lash for a full, winged effect. A touch of mascara was also applied through the lower lash line for a doll-like impression to the eye. The brows were filled as needed to naturally groom and shape.

Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Divine-Divine and Mademoiselle blended together for a velvety pink using the 217 Synthetic Blending Brush to apply, followed with a touch of PatentPolish Lip Pencil in Kittenish for a creamy effect just inside the lip to finish.

Paris Love
February 26, 2018

How much do we love this tress look on Paris Jackson? SO much. From the feathered sides to the swoop bang volume, it’s like the ’80s got reborn into 2018 and came through with flying colors (or a really great blonde). #HairGoals #HairGoals #HairGoals

February 25, 2018

We’ve seen so many models with white hair, we knew it was time to find out what the key factors are in deciding if white haircolor is right for you! Taking platinum-blonde to the next level is a huge trend, but maybe not for everyone. Check out our quiz and feature in our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide if you’re considering making the leap–and let us know if you do (send pictures!). The white-hot haircolor look shown here is courtesy our friends at Matrix. Gorgeous isn’t it?

February 24, 2018

Our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is on sale at newsstands everywhere and features not only of hundreds of the best hairstyles and haircolor ideas you could want, we also include fab info on how to style your hair at home, a great guide to help you achieve that just-walked-out-of-the-salon look! Product news, freebie beauty products and the latest celebrity style dish all round out our must-have new edition! We’re available at wonderful retailers like Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Target, Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble and more. So hurry…before we sell out!

Purple Reign
February 23, 2018

Feel powerful in purple with this intricate mane. Ultra-violet locks are plaited into an elaborate French braid with the tail twisted and tucked underneath. Right on trend! Created by Matty Longo from JCPenney Salon in Wesley Chapel, FL!


Bob Envy
February 22, 2018

It may be only February, but we’re already looking for a new look for spring, and when we see Lucy Hale with her cuter-than-cute bob, we can’t help but think we’ve found it. The star glams up with classic cut with soft volume and swirl of caramel color on the ends. Are you swooning yet? We are…


One Great Look: Braids & Buns
February 21, 2018

Hair by Suvi
@myhairstyle_xo, Finland

Check out this feminine and fun style. Hair is split down the middle and styled into “upside down” buns. A five-strand braid is created, starting at the nape and finished by being tucked into a loose bun. A few floral pieces are added for extra glam.

Try It On!
February 19, 2018

Salma Hayek tried on a blonde wig for a night out, and looked fabulous. The brunette beauty, known for her dark, luscious locks, opted for a center-parted bob with sleek appeal. If you’re thinking of trying out a completely different mane look, why not go for a faux try-out with a wig or clip-in pieces?

4 Creative Hairstyles!
February 18, 2018

Birds are the inspiration for this Aveda collection that showcases some of the most amazing new looks. Created in conjunction with the National Audubon Society and Bird Life International on the #PlantsforBirds campaign to  encourage people to plant native plants to help protect bird habitats. Which is your favorite? We love them all!!

Color, texture and movement….we salute Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders on this amazing collection.

Your Best New Hairstyles!
February 17, 2018

Have you? Did you? Pick up our new issue yet? If you have—thank you! If not, you’re missing out on our best edition ever featuring hundreds of gorgeous new hairstyles, haircolor looks and haircuts that are perfect for the season ahead. What else? Plenty of the most fab looks for today’s trendsetting stars, product news and giveaways! So check us out on a newsstand near you..and drop us a line!

Thrice As Nice
February 16, 2018

What’s better than fabulous highlights? Three shades of highlights! Stylist Tenesha Anderson, from JCPenney Salon in Kelso, WA, created this gorgeous dimensional color on long locks. It’s pretty, and pretty cool!


February 15, 2018

Julianne Hough has traded in her well-known blonde locks for something decidedly more RED. The star shared her mane change on Instagram… “I have never felt more like ME than I do right now!! I have always felt like a red head my whole life, even to the point that I’ve thought that my future daughter would 100% be a red head! I’ve seriously talked about doing this for 6 years, ask anyone who knows me…and now that I’m on this new journey, exploring and finding out who I truly am, I said screw it! I feel more feminine and alive and I love it!”

We love it, too!

One Great Look: Hazelnut & Vanilla
February 14, 2018

Hair by Angela Bartoli
StyleTee Salon, Wilkes-Barre, PA

This sweet style is a new take of being blonde. Hazelnut roots transform into a beautiful vanilla bean hue for this shoulder-brushing coif. Teased, brushed out curls create an effortless and romantic mane.

February 12, 2018

After a weather delay, this week will be skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s debut at the Olympic games. You may have seen her commercial on TV, with the ABFTTB tagline: Always Be Faster Than The Boys. The story behind it? Mikaela shared in an interview with NBC Olympics…

“I have the acronym A.B.F.T.T.B. on my helmet. I used to make people try to guess what it means, but it stands for ‘Always Be Faster Than The Boys.’ [Three-time U.S. Winter Olympian] Heidi Voelker signed a poster for me when I was really little and she wrote that. She said, ‘Dream big, Mikaela, and always be faster than the boys.’ I always saw that poster in our basement — our basement was like the playroom — and would be like, ‘Always be faster than the boys. OK, Heidi, I will.’

My dad was like, ‘You should write that on your skis.’ And so we started to do that. Now I have somebody doing my skis for me and they are very particular about what they write on my skis, so they won’t let me write that on them. But I can paint my helmet with the words on it. It’s just inspiring. At this point it’s almost more of a ritual or just something that’s sentimental for me.”

We’re rooting for Mikaela–and revealing one of her mane secrets she revealed on Instagram: “Secret: I love doing hair, and getting my hair done.”

Go, Mikaela!

Photo: Shiffrin.

One Great Look: Café Latte
February 11, 2018

Hair by Shantelle Horn
Posh Salon & Spa, Lexington, KY

This decadent ‘do is the trendy new mane you’ve been looking for. Rich, dark espresso locks are ombréd into a delicious foam-blonde color on the tips. Long strands fall down the back in beachy waves. Yum!

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