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For our 40th Anniversary issue it was unanimous between Sophisticate’s and our reader’s that social media’s favorite beauty icon, Kim Kardashian West, would be our cover girl!

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You guys voted for your favorite “Style Icons” and the results are in! See who made the cut in the issue.

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Take a peak at the “40 Best looks” that we’ve feature in this year’s issues of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!

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Get inspired by our compilation of “40 Great Star Looks” just for you!

Free Swag Free Swag!

For our 40th Anniversary we’re giving away over $7,000 worth of fabulous hair and beauty products in our “Big Beauty Giveaway”. Enter and get a chance to win some of the most coveted beauty merch in our November 2018 issue.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Sophisticate’s is always on the pulse on what’s hot in beauty right now. We’ve curated some of this month’s must-have products just for you!

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‘90s Supermodel, style icon and the queen of the short cut, Linda Evangelista influenced an entire generation before the Gigi & Bella Hadid’s of today. Get the issue to see some of Linda’s best mane transformations over the years!


Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 30


Sept 30

For blondes, a glossing every three to four weeks is a really great way to keep the color brighter, keep the cuticle closed and keep the hair shiny and light.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 29


Sept 29

The best way to keep your fresh haircolor is to use products appropriate for color-treated hair.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 28


Sept 28

Love accessories? Avoid breakage by using cloth-covered elastic bands without the metal casing.

Carrie Ann Is Back!

Dancing With The Stars is back on primetime, and while we like seeing the stars do their waltzes and tangos, we love seeing Carrie Ann Inaba every week! The judge has amazing hair, and Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide has personally spoken with the star to get her beauty secrets…

“I really love wild hair. Somehow, when my hair is wild I feel much freer out there as a judge on Dancing With The Stars,” Carrie told us.


Want more Carrie? We’ve included her in our 34 Hot Stars feature in our anniversary issue, on sale now. (P.S. There’s lot of other great stuff in there, too!) And don’t forget to tune in to DWTS to see Carrie do her wild mane magic!

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 27


Sept 27

Here’s a cool curl trick: Wrap hair around the outside of the curling iron. It’s an effortless way to get beachy keen waves.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 26


Sept 26

Be sure about your new hair hue. Don’t make the switch unless you’re ready to commit to regular color sessions at the salon.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 25


Sept 25

Is you hair naturally wavy? Add some definition by prepping damp tresses with a curl-boosting spray and wrapping sections around your fingers.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 24


Sept 24

Not enough time in the morning? Choose a wet/dry flat iron, which allows you to straighten hair when it’s damp.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 23


Sept 23

When getting ready to make a haircolor switch, start with a strand test. Color just one strand of hair—in an inconspicuous place—to determine if you like the new hue!

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 22


Sept 22

The first step to creating full and healthy hair is to lead a full and healthy lifestyle! Drink a solid eight glasses of water every day.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 21


Sept 21

Take care of your natural curls. Blow-dry hair with a diffuser and gently scrunch curls with your fingers and a dab of curl cream to keep them from looking limp.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 20


Sept 20

Set locks on an assortment of small and medium hot rollers to create tight curls in varying sizes.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 19


Sept 19

Make hairstyling more manageable by using a paddle brush to blow-dry bangs when hair is wet.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 18


Sept 18

Make your haircolor really gleam by having your colorist apply a glossing treatment, or pick up the DIY version at home.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 17


Sept 17

If your hair is dry or oily, washing it daily with the right shampoos will nourish and hydrate strands while properly cleansing.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 16


Sept 16

Temperature control is important. Make sure your blow-dryer has cool, medium and hot settings. Stick to using medium heat to avoid damaging hair.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 15


Sept 15

Mousses, styling lotions and pomades are all fantastic products to style cropped coifs—especially ones with layers!

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 14


Sept 14

Want your gorgeous red haircolor to last? Try washing the hair with cold water, as cold as you can stand it, to keep the color from fading.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 13


Sept 13

Rain, rain go away! A simple way to combat frizz during rainstorm is to step out wearing a chic silk scarf around your head.

Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 12


Sept 12

To battle dry, brittle ends, have a hairstylist snip off about an inch of the hair’s length before adding a few layers for definition.



Celebrity Chat

Giuliana Rancic rose to fame as the co-host of E! News. Her charm, down-to-earth personality and standout style soon made her a household name, paving the way for her hit reality show Giuliana & Bill. The E! News, Fashion Police and Beyond Candid With Giuliana host sat down with Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide to talk about her fantastic mane moves……


“[Short hair] shows my makeup more now and the fashion—whatever the detail is on the dress or the shirt shows more.”

“It’s definitely a move I’m happy I made.”


“I wash [my hair] every two to three days.”

“What I’ll do is tease my hair at the crown, put a little product (like dry shampoo) in it and put it in a ponytail. When in doubt, I always have a hair band with me.”


Backstage Pass

The John Frieda Precision Foam Colour Campaign

Hollywood starlet Michelle Trachtenberg has styled it up on the sets of hit TV shows like Weeds and Gossip Girl. To amp up her mane shade, the actress turned to the amazing John Frieda Precision Color at-home treatment. Here, John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh gives us the details…


  • With the rich, deep shade that she chose, we wanted to keep the styling chic and simple with high gloss to show off the new shade.
  • If you’re looking for her exact shade and are within two shades currently, try John Frieda Precision Foam Colour in 3N (Brilliant Brunette Deep Brown Black).
  • If you’re looking for that newly colored shine, but don’t’ want to use at-home color, try using a glaze like John Frieda Clear Glaze Luminous Shine.
  • Recreate Michelle’s beautiful blow-out by towel-drying hair and spritzing on Full Repair Style Revival. Blow-dry hair in sections with a boar bristle brush to pull hair straight and smooth.

    More Backstage Passes
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    Sophisticate’s 10

    Supermodel Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian goddess. As a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she’s best known for her amazing body, but now she’s letting her mane take the spotlight as she steps in as Pantene’s newest celebrity ambassador. Here, Giselle chats with Sophisticate’s about her gorgeous locks…

    “When I’m not working, I let my hair dry naturally. I use daily products by Pantene that help keep my hair hydrated and shiny.”

    • My hair’s health
      My hair gets extremely dry from sun damage and exposure to chlorine and salt water during the summer. I try to undo the damage by using the Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner…Also, I usually bleach my hair only once or twice a year to avoid damage.
    • My no-brush policy
      A brush is definitely not in my list of accessories. When I shower, after I apply conditioner into my hair, I pass my fingers through it and let my hair dry naturally. Every once in a while, I comb my hair in the shower, but I don’t comb or brush after that.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 11


    Sept 11

    Use a clarifying shampoo every two weeks to prevent products with silicone bases from building up and prevent hair from absorbing conditioners.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 10


    Sept 10

    Wipe down flat iron plates with a damp rag while the flat iron is cooled, but still slightly warm to easily remove product or build-up.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 9


    Sept 9

    Is it time for a new mane shade. Blonde? Add some darker lowlights. Brunette? Try a few warm crimson streaks.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 8


    Sept 8

    Glam up the classic ponytail by fashioning waves with a curling iron.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 7


    Sept 7

    Take a quarter-size amount of shea butter and mix it in with your favorite conditioner to create a DIY deep-conditioning mask.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 6


    Sept 6

    To get the sexy, wind-blown look on your pixie cut, blow-dry hair using your fingers and finish with a texturizing pomade.

    Kellie Shaved Her Head!

    Yes, Kellie Pickler shaved her head for attention—but it was the right kind of attention.

    Her best friend, Summer Miller, was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36. In a show of solidarity, and to help bring awareness to the importance of early detection, Kellie and Summer shaved their heads just before Summer started chemotherapy.

    “Cancer does not discriminate,” says Kellie. “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it.”

    We think she looks beautiful—inside and outside.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 5


    Sept 5

    Tame those flyaways by applying a lightweight glaze on damp hair prior to going outside. It forms a protective barrier that helps fight frizz.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 4


    Sept 4

    For a two-second style redo, try changing up where you part your hair. It will give you an instantly different look!

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 3


    Sept 3

    Don’t be afraid to work with hair tools and products. For silky locks, apply smoothing serum prior to flat-ironing tresses.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 2


    Sept 2

    Want to achieve the perfect blow-dry? Part hair into four sections for greater control. You can blow-dry it straight and round the ends for a sleek look.

    Hair Tip of the Day – Sept 1


    Sept 1

    Keep long-lasting waves throughout your mane by securing loose curls with pins; then, let them cool to maintain their shape.

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