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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!

Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

Get inspired to go bold with some serious color inspiration!

Star Hairstyles Star Style

The stars have definitely turned up the style notch!

Free Swag Free Swag!

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!


Hiro Salon

Chicago, Illinois

Just off Michigan Avenue tucked away in a trendy brownstone is Salon Hiro—owned by, you guessed it!—renowned Japanese stylist, Hiro.

We walked up the steps to the top floor, and after a brief knock on the antique door, stepped into a beautiful French countryesque-inspired boutique salon.

Hiro took us on a tour of his very special one-man salon, dedicated to the sate-of-the-art technology for the Yuko Hair Straightening System, along with coloring and scalp massage. The final result? Hair that is straight (not damaged), healthy and shiny.

The Japanese, via Beverly Hills, transplant believes firmly in the lost art of customer satisfaction and showing clients how to recreate that just-walked-out-of-the-salon look at home.

Hiro comes with tremendous salon cred. He studied under the founder of the Yuko Hair Straightening System, Yuko Yamashita, in Japan in 1995. He brought the Yuko system to the US in 1999, teaching on behalf of the company in Beverly Hills and throughout the US, including styling time spent in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


Now in Chicago, Hiro’s one-man boutique salon allows clients to have the most intimate hair care experience, which includes luxurious reclining chairs with cushioned neck pads for massaging and shampooing.



There are no televisions in this beautiful salon; just lots of magazines, good conversation and a glass of wine if you wish…after all, you are the customer.

For more on this beautiful salon and the passionate entrepreneur, be sure to check out upcoming issues of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 31


Aug 31

Give your mane extra bounce by asking your stylist to snip in a few layers. They may even create a few more styling options!


When part of your job is to hang out on the red carpet, you have to have a few beauty secrets up your sleeve, right? Sophisticate’s went right up that sleeve and, in an exclusive chat with the E! Fashion Police star, we found out just what makes Giuliana Rancic look so fab next to the stars walking the red carpet.

“I always pick my dress and then decide with my wardrobe stylist and hairstylist what will look the best and complement the dress. Hair is so important. It doesn’t matter how gorgeous the gown is or how perfect the makeup is, if the hair is off, the entire look is off.”

To read more of our beauty interview with the lovely Giuliana, check out our October 2012 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale right now! (Pssst! It’s the one with Demi Lovato on the cover!)


Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 30


Aug 30

Make that short snip look ultra sleek by applying a bit of shine serum to damp tresses before blow-drying with a round brush.

True Carrie

True Blood fan? The Good Wife fan? Or maybe you’re just a Carrie fan! In any case, you must pick up a copy of our October 2012 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, where we feature the fabulous Carrie Preston in an exclusive interview!

“Hair is almost always the first thing people use to describe people in the entertainment industry. You know, ‘She’s a blonde; she’s a redhead; she’s a brunette.’ I think it’s important to have an identifiable look, but, at the same time, I’m a character actor and chameleon so I change up my hair a lot!”

To find out more about Carrie’s fabulous red tresses, grab Sophisticate’s today!


Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 29


Aug 29

For smooth strands, start by applying a heat protectant to damp strands, then blow-dry using a small round brush.

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Aug 28

For all the fair-skinned, freckle-faced ladies out there, a vibrant red haircolor would look fabulous on you!

Color Change For Kim K.!

Yep, Kim Kardashian took the leap this past Friday (check out her Twitpic) and went to color pro George Papanikolas of the Andy Lecompte Salon for the new hue.

The new look, according to Papanikolas, is a “low-maintenance gradation of color from Deep Dark Chocolate to Luscious Milk Chocolate ends.”

Does she like?

According to her tweet…”Hair done, nails done, everything did. Blonde hair, don’t care!”

There you have it!

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 27


Aug 27

If your haircolor is growing out at the roots, stagger your part on the diagonal to disguise the outgrowth.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 26


Aug 26

If your hair is naturally straight, add texture by blow-drying quickly and curling random, one-inch sections around a curling iron.

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Aug 25

Looking to pump up the volume? Lightly tease hair with a rattail comb. Tease it a the root for the most lift.

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Aug 24

Add a special touch to your basic ponytail. Leave a small, half-inch section loose, wrap it around the elastic band and secure with a bobby pin.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 23


Aug 23

Get perfectly undone waves by applying a little leave-in conditioner to damp hair and allowing locks to dry naturally.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 22


Aug 22

Heading for the beach? Protect your tresses by misting on a leave-in conditioner with SPF. Bonus tip: Fill a spray bottle with water from the ocean and mist it on tresses later on to help create a beachy look!

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 21


Aug 21

Fight the frizz! After your look is complete, spritz a bit of lightweight finishing spray to lock in your style and battle humidity.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 20


Aug 20

Any look can be done on any person when done in moderation and proportions that are customized specifically for you.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 19


Aug 19

Maintain the vibrancy of blonde hair by using ceramic tools. They infuse more moisture into the hair than steel tools do.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 18


Aug 18

Invest in a good blow-dryer. You can style your hair any way you like using a blow-dryer and a nozzle!

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 17


Aug 17

To keep thick hair under control, start with a taming balm on damp hair and focus products on the scalp and crown.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 16


Aug 16

On your birthday, treat yourself to a new cut, color and extra conditioning treatment at your fave salon spot.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 15


Aug 15

Using hot rollers to curl your hair? Keep those spirals in tact by allowing the curls to cool before gently tousling with your fingers and misting a bit of light-hold hairspray.

Taylor Is Red!

“For the last two years, I’ve been working on an album called Red,” Taylor Swift says. “I called it Red because of the tumultuous, crazy adventures in love and loss that it chronicles. In my mind, when you experience love that’s fast paced and out of control and mixes infatuation, jealousy, frustration, miscommunication, and all of those lovely emotions…in retrospect, it all looks red.”

Taylor’s new album, her fourth!, will be released worldwide on October 22. Her first single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” hit radio this week and is officially on sale today.

We. Cannot. Wait.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 14


Aug 14

If you’re worried about your haircolor growing out too fast, ask your stylist to foil hair in very fine sections to help disguise outgrowth.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 13


Aug 13

As you blow-dry your hair, angle the blow-dryer down the hair shaft to seal the cuticle and promote shine.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 12


Aug 12

If you put any products in damp hair, ensure they have been distributed evenly by going over tresses with a wide-tooth comb.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 11


Aug 11

To achieve maximum volume while blow-drying your hair, try using nylon or bristle-mix brushes to get the perfect amount of tension as you lift.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 10


Aug 10

Go for a multi-dimensional look with a pop of pastel pink or purple by applying clip-in, colored extensions.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 9


Aug 9

In need of a little inspiration? Hit the streets and see what hairstyles the women in your neighborhood are rocking.

Call Her Carly—Definitely!

“Call Me Maybe” is our permanent earworm, and we couldn’t be happier (hot night wind was blowing, ripped jeans skin was showing…). We love Carly Rae Jepsen!

Sophisticate’s chatted with the hot, hot, hot singer and here’s what she told us about her hair…

“When I take the day off, I let my hair dry naturally and fall as it is, thanks to the genius stylist who did my layers.”

Be sure to pick up a copy of the current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (with Demi Lovato on the cover!) for the full interview. We’ll call Carly, definitely!

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 8


Aug 8

Don’t be afraid to change up your style as often as you change your clothes—you can be a different woman any time you want!

Cover Girl

She’s about to come out with a new album, and now she’ll have a CoverGirl campaign to go with it. It’s Pink! Yay!

“I grew up with CoverGirl — who didn’t?,” shares the singer. “No matter how aggressive or strong we are, we all want to feel beautiful. For tour, my makeup is colorful. It’s always got to be smoky, sexy, and then [I have a] ‘no makeup’ makeup look, which is actually harder than all of them. It just depends on your mood or the color of your tube socks.”

“With the signing of Pink, COVERGIRL is celebrating ‘Beauty with an Edge’ and who better to deliver that message than someone who embodies art and attitude,” the makeup brand said. “Pink and CoverGirl are looking to inspire women to celebrate their individuality and never settle for a single beauty standard.”

“Pink is a powerful and provocative role model, who has always been an advocate of individualism and making no apologies for who you are,” said Esi Eggleston Bracey, VP and general manager of CoverGirl Cosmetics. “That combination of irreverence and integrity is exactly what the CoverGirl brand loves about her and identifies with. We have admired Pink’s art and her attitude for years! We love the energy and confidence that she radiates, and the fact that inside and out she’s as cool as she looks. She’s an awesome addition to our CoverGirl family.”

Pink will be the face of a new mascara, and her campaign will debut sometime this fall. So how does the singer feel about joining the likes of CoverGirls Sofia Vergara, Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore, Taylor Swift and Ellen DeGeneres? “Joining a group of women who have always inspired me —to laugh out loud, let my guard down, or play around with my beauty look — is such an honor,” said Pink.






Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 7


Aug 7

Layer hair shorter near the face but keep the length on the sides and in the back for a trendy new look!

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 6


Aug 6

A good foundation to any fabulous hairstyle begins with a dab of mousse on wet or dry hair.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 5


Aug 5

It’s easy to translate a runway look into everyday-wear-hair. The key is in not exaggerating the shape and keeping it a bit more controlled.

Hair Tip of the Day – Aug 4


Aug 4

To achieve the hottest shade of ombre, start with a deep cinnamon hue at the root that gradually lightens to gold on the ends.

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