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Cover Girl cover-girl-home

Dancer, actress, host and beauty queen, Jenna Dewan is this month’s cover girl.

MINI MAGAZINE Mini-Magazine-home

We have the 20 best star makeovers you’ve ever seen!

Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

Be still our hearts—these looks will have you swooning.

Star Hairstyles Star Style

Get ready for spring with some inspiration from our favorite celebs.

Free Swag Free Swag!

Can you believe we’re just giving these amazing products away?

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

We have some of the top products you need to get ready for spring.

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This Stardust Collection is filled with rich color that’s out of this world.



It’s Monday and time for a new Bachelorette starring Andi Dorfman. We love the reality star’s haircolor in this recent red-carpet appearance  The current Bachelorette took to Twitter today to slam a magazine’s latest story about her, headlined “A Baby For Andi,” which suggests the 27-year-old attorney might be pregnant after hooking up with two of three suitors during the show’s infamous Fantasy Suite overnights. “I love learning from a ‘magazine’ that I am ‘pregnant.’ Too bad my cramps didn’t get the memo :(” 

Beauty Advice: June 30

To prevent haircolor fading, wait up to 48 hours before washing your hair after it’s colored to help lock in the hue.



The perfect day to celebrate diversity and the perfect way with a salute to the talented Cyndi Lauper! Here’s to a Sunday filled with beautiful rainbows!

Beauty Advice: June 29

To get your bobby pins to stay in place, spray them with hairspray before applying them to your hair.

DIY Hair!

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Ever step out of the salon looking and feeling good and then the next day it’s uh-oh time? We know we have, and always want to make certain we share the do-it-yourself styling information with you! Our current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide features some fab looks with complete how-to instructions! Does it get any better?  Be sure to pick up your copy this weekend…hope you love!

Beauty Advice: June 28

Before you go bold, make sure your bank account can handle the fashion makeover.

Did You See?


Did you see Lupita Nyongo’s first advertising beauty campaign for Lancôme USA? We
thought this image was, well, beyond stunning. You?

Beauty Advice: June 27

When applying hair serum, stick to the ends of your hair, not at the roots.

Sophisticate’s Blog: Portfolio Presentation

Rugged, chiseled men wearing camo colors and sporting a great cut? You have our full attention! This collection from Rokstar Salonz is more than sexy—it’s smokin’ hot!

camo-01↑ Tousled Seduction
Ladies will swoon over this laid-back, edgy mane that features super-short sides that graduate into lengthy, natural curls at the crown.
camo-02↑ Sexy Spikes
This short, well-groomed mane is perfect for the man on the go! Shorter, buzzed sides help accentuate the slightly longer lengths on top.
camo-03↑ Sleek Charisma
A little dapper and a little rugged—this cut will definitely be a hit! Longer golden strands at the crown are smoothed to the side while tresses at the sides and nape are snipped short.
camo-04↑ Classic Swagger
Smooth, sexy and sophisticated—what more could you ask for? A deep side part with lengths combed to the side allows for a classic profile while a pop of volume at the front of the crown adds flair.

Hair: Brodie-Lee Stubbins/Rockstar Salonz; Stylist: Sarah Birchley; Makeup; Gemma Elaine: Photos: Glen Krohn.

#Throwback Thursday



MELISSA JOAN HART, JOEY LAWRENCEWe’ve always loved Melissa Joan Hart and really enjoy watching her in ABC Family’s Melissa and Joey. But every now and then, we reach back and think about our favorite witch…Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. That was must-watch tv back in 1996-2003. Come on, confess. Don’t you miss it, just a bit? Any way you cut it, we think Melissa Joan Hart still looks amazing!

Beauty Advice: June 26

To keep blonde hair color pure, use silver shampoo.

Sophisticate’s Blog: Jennie & Tori!

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Reunited and it feels so good! Our two favorite 90210 blondes, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling, are back in action as they star alongside each other in ABC Family’s new show Mystery Girls!

Mystery Girls follows two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery. Charlie (played by Jennie) is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly (played by Tori) longs for her glory days in the ’90s when she was on TV. Both of their lives are disrupted when a witness to a crime and “Mystery Girls” fanatic will only speak to the infamous duo—causing the former friends to reunite and put their TV crime-solving skills to the test.

Sounds super cute! Will you be watching? The show premieres tonight at 8:30/7:30c on ABC Family.


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NAHA Benson 2MATRIX’s Chrystofer Benson of South Weber, Utah, has been nominated in the haircolor category as a North American Hairstyling Awards 2014 Finalist. The annual awards ceremony is held by The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) each year and is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the season. As part of this year’s 25th Anniversary Celebration the ceremony will be hosted by television personalities/
journalists/producers Bill and Giuliana Rancic. We wish the Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide Hairstar, Chrystofer Benson, well…along with all the other very talented beauty professionals.

Beauty Advice: June 25

If you’re going to color your hair at home, only move two shades away from your current color.

Sophisticate’s Blog: Clip Notes

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Need a great haircut when you’re on vacation? Great Clips has you covered with its new Clip Notes service. When you get your hair snipped, the stylist will enter the details of your cut into the company’s secure global network, which can be accessed at any other location in the U.S. and Canada. All your crucial mane information is safely stored, like the style, shape of the cut, amount taken off, length of hair, texture and more. So go ahead, book yourself on a new adventure—your hair is totally taken care of!


Katy Tiz

British pop star Katy Kiz arrives on the US music scene with a bang! A Big Bang, that is! The BB song has climbed to No. 26 on the charts and is fast becoming  one of the hot songs of summer. The singer admits that she hasn’t hit it huge yet as far as being recognized, but we know that will come. In fact, while in Miami recently she said, “a
passerby ran over to me and was like, ‘Lindsay Lohan?’ A lot of people say I look like her, but this guy genuinely thought I was her,” she says. “I should’ve gone with it.” Give it time Katy—give it time!

Beauty Advice: June 24

Cleanse your tresses of chlorine after a swim by rinsing with sparkling mineral water.

Jose + Kathy!


Jose Eber, Beverly Hills’ favorite cowboy hat-wearing hairstylist, is taking his brand global with the help of the model Kathy Ireland’s kathy ireland Worldwide association.The kiWW group will help expand Eber’s haircare line Beaute Cheveux and professional-grade styling tools to retailers around theworld. “Jose Eber is iconic,” says Kathy. “His contributions to the world of beauty, fashion and style are legendary. It’s a great honor to be involved with a brilliant artist as he expands his globalportfolio of licensing.”


Allison Opiola for P#61B6B9

Allison Opiola for Plant Color Salon designs this hot short style for those wanting something a little bit different. Longer layers are crown can be teased slightly for volume while tightly-trimmed sides provide the perfect profile.

Photography by Tom Carson.

Beauty Advice: June 23

Use your fingers and a diffuser to help curl and dry your locks for a sexy, summer-ready style.



Pop music sensation Kesha has signed on to ABC’s “Rising Star,” which premieres tonight (9:00-11:00 pm ET/PT). The star has a whole new look and is rocking some pastel hair (extensions?). Will you be watching?

Photo courtesy ABC/Bob D’Amico.

Beauty Advice: June 22

Nix the hairspray in the summer, as it can dry out your tresses.


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Our fabulous new edition is on sale now (yes, Kim Kardashian is our cover star!) featuring the latest in styling trends, do-it-yourself looks, product news, freebie giveaways and celebrities galore. We love this throwback look totally updated for 2014 from The Salon at Ulta Beauty. More? You’ll have to check us out at your favorite newsstand. With hundreds of styles to choose from, you know it’s time for a change!

Beauty Advice: June 21

Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids—found in foods like salmon and spinach—can keep your hair strong, healthy and shiny!

Sophisticate’s Blog: Instagram Beauty Hits

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide loves beauty and we love selfies. Put the two together and you can see why Instagram is one of our favorite places! Here’s a round-up of the week’s most fabulous mane moves from the photo-sharing site…

Giuliana Rancic

“This is what having short hair feels like. #liberating #ahhhhh #shorthairdontcare”

Jessica Alba

“#photoshootin Thx @davynewkirk 4 the gorgeous #hair @lauren_andersen 4 beautiful #makeup and @ashlie_johnson 4 the best mani/pedi ever!”

Sophia Bush

“Photoshooting. Decked out in @vitafede & @jacquieaiche, all that @chanelofficial face paint courtesy of @janecohenmakeup, and the best pompadour I’ve ever had courtesy of @christian_bier. #chicagopd #copsdochic”

Ashley Benson

“I’m so excited to tell you that I’m the face of #HMDivided this summer. Stay tuned for more news and a BIG @HMcompetition!”

Kelly Osbourne

“#Busted daydreaming in the 5 mins I have off today! Apparently people were talking to me but all I could hear were my thoughts! Does that ever happen to you?”


volume and ponies

During the Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week runway shows, two different hair trends emerged—and they couldn’t be more different! Glamourous, retro-volume looks appeared in both upswept and down versions, while sleek, minimalist ponytails were showcased with and without parts. It looks like we’ll have our pick of great hair looks, ladies! José Eber Beauté Cheveux Volumizing Root Lifter 2-in-1 hairspray features a dual nozzle to help you create either style: on dry hair, the standard nozzle acts as a firm-hold hairspray for sleek ponies; on damp hair, the nozzle lifts and helps pump up the roots!

Beauty Advice: June 20

Use a curling wand to create tousled, wind-blown waves—perfect for summer!

Sophisticate’s Blog: Portfolio Presentation

If you’ve got it, flaunt it—and by it—we mean a head-turning style! Check out these flaunt-worthy silhouettes, courtesy of the Rokk Ebony Creative Team…

brunette↑ Luxe Lengths
Make a lasting impression with chocolate-hued waves that fall from a center part and tumble past the shoulders. Subtle highlights of pink and blue help accentuate glistening strands.

blonde↑ Blunt Babe
Spice up your style with this edgy crop that features blunt, eye-grazing fringe and a voluminous, piecey texture. A white-hot hair hue intertwines with light lavender and turquoise hues for a fierce finish.

red↑ Fiery Hot
Turn up the heat with this bold auburn mane that’s totally unique. A short, blunt-cut crop with bangs sits atop the crown before falling into a mod mullet-inspired silhouette with long lengths at the nape.

Hair: Rokk Ebony Creative Team; Makeup: Sarah Baxter; Stylist: Melissa Nixon; Photos: Elizabeth Kinnaird.

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She’s Back!


Maybelline New York announced today that Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is returning to the brand. She previously served as global spokesperson from 2003-2009. “It’s wonderful to be a part of the Maybelline New York brand again,” said Adriana. “I am proud to say that I am a Maybelline girl, and I look forward to the work we will do together. The imagery is always beautiful and positive which is what I admire most about the brand. To be a part of that again is a dream come true!” Adriana will make her Maybelline New York return in print and television advertising campaigns this summer.

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Beauty Advice: June 19

The number one recommendation for any dramatic color change is to seek out a professional colorist.

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Kerastase Paris USA Kate Moss

From supermodel to style icon, Kate Moss continues to steal the spotlight with her incredible beauty! Now, the hair muse is flaunting her voluminous blonde blocks in Kerastase Paris’ new Bombshell Luxe campaign. “Just with hairstyles, I can change my personality. I don’’t really need to change the color anymore,” Kate says.

Kerastase Paris USA Kate MossInspired by the enviable “perfectly imperfect” hair look, the brand’s luxury Couture Styling Collection help to create sexy—yet sophisticated—styles reminiscent of Brigitte Bardot’s fabulously tousled waves. “The Brigitte Bardot ‘mussed-up’ ’60s look is both quintessentially French and completely universal,” says Kerastase Artistic Director Luigi Murenu, the mane man behind Kate’s campaign coif. “Kate Moss is the Brigitte Bardot of today. She epitomizes the freedom that every woman wants.”

Kerastase’s newest Couture Styling products, including Laque Noire, a micro-diffusion finishing spray, V.I.P., a texturizing spray and Baume Double Je, an extra workable defining balm, will begin to roll out in Kerastase Consultant salons and on the brand’s website nationwide this summer. For more information, visit

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According to Pantone, bright cobalt and royal blue will transition into fall 2014, and nothing looks better with blue than beautiful golden blonde. Senior Head Colorist Meredith Curry at Di Rosa Haircare in Franklin Square, NY, offers three formulas for killer blonde and blue combinations. Let your pro colorist help you decide which is right for you!

1. Sara Jessica Parker – natural level 5
Goldwell Topchic 25ml 6NA 15ml 6G 40ml 20vol
Ombré and hair painting with Goldwell Silk Lift and 30vol
Glaze with Goldwell Elumen Hair Color 20ml AB@9 20ml of GB@9

2. Clear Blonde – natural level 7
Hand paint with Goldwell Silk Lift and 20vol
Glaze with Goldwell Elumen Hair Color AB@9

3. Strawberry Blonde – natural level 8
Glaze entire head with Goldwell Elumen Hair Color 60ml GB@9 3ml GK@all 1ml PK@all for overall strawberry blonde

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Beauty Advice: June 18

The more dramatic the haircolor, the faster it fades from the hair.

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mainSummer is here and Pravana and Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide are showing you how to achieve another hot look for the season — a fun, fresh ponytail with a twisted accent. Here’s the step-by-step…


11. Begin with straight, dry hair.

22. Apply NEVO Detail Shine & Define Polish to palms. Have your client lean their head all the way back. Smooth and contain all the hair back to create a sleek, high ponytail. NEVO Detail immediately smoothes and holds hair in place while adding extreme shine, the perfect tool when creating ponytails.

33. Section out a small piece of hair from the underside of the ponytail. Secure the remaining length of hair out of the way.

44. Separate the small section into two pieces. Apply a small amount of NEVO Detail to your fingertips. Twist each of the two pieces in the same direction, while wrapping them together in the opposite direction, working this way through to the ends of the hair.

55. Secure the ends of the two pieces together with an elastic band.

66. Release the remaining length of the ponytail and wrap the twisted piece around the base of the ponytail.  Secure the twist at the base of the ponytail with a bobby pin.

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Here it is! Our beautiful September issue featuring the beautiful Kim Kardashian on our cover. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star is known for her fabulous haircolor and style moves and we have the inside scoop! MATRIX Celebrity Hairstylist,  George Papanikolas,  lets us in on Kim’s color and the products you can use to get and maintain the perfect shade. Of course we have so much more—100s of new styles, makeovers galore, free beauty products, celebrity interviews and the latest trends you’ll want to wear this summer. If you can’t locate our magazine, click on the Where You Can Find Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (box at right) for directions to a store in your area. Thank you so much for your support—we really appreciate it!

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