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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!



What better way to give your long weekend a little extra boost than to check out some of the movies rocking the big screens?! Our October issue of Sophisticate’s features a fab read on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ star Megan Fox. You’ll want to not only check out our magazine, but maybe have a little fun and check out the film. Also—you have to see the throwback look we feature in the issue. We’re not revealing here 🙂

Beauty Advice: August 31

Check product labels—brands free of parabens and sulfates are great for hair.



Whether your mane is long, medium or short, this season’s hot look is showing lots of bang variations! Sweep them to the side, keep them long, maybe try a blunt look—whatever your choice, you’ll find your perfect look in our new issue, on sale now at newsstands everywhere! What are you waiting for? Hurry…it’s time for fall and time for a change!

Beauty Advice: August 30

Create tight ponytails and topknots sparingly as they can promote breakage.


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…

Lucy Hale

“Welcome to the pony show courtesy of @kristin_ess”


January Jones

“Emmy look from the neck up! Thanks @renatocampora @rachel_goodwin @prabalgurung #jackvartanian”


Chrissy Teigen

“Oh my god I did it. #extentionslife #iamaboutthislife thank you @priscillavalles @giannandrea1!”


Laura Prepon

“Final touch ups before I put my dress on! #emmys #oitnb”


Selena Gomez

“Thank you Jen for my pretty Jennifer Meyer S necklace #Itgottangledlikesixtimes #seventhtimesacharm #getit”



The new season of Dancing With The Stars is shaping up to be one interesting ride! It was just announced that Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson will be appearing on the ABC-TV show. Sadie, who is one stylista!, told Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide recently that she loves her long hair. Why? “I had a bad hair cut one time, so now I do not cut my hair. My hair is naturally super straight, so I curl it a lot, but waves are my favorite style!” Hmmm…looks like the behind-the-scenes glam pros will have some fun with this beautiful young woman! Wonder who else will be on the show?

Beauty Advice: August 29

Mix together one mashed avocado with 1/2 cup of coconut milk and one tablespoon of olive oil for the ultimate frizz fighter.

Portfolio Presentation

Show off your unique personality with Wild Life Hair – SoGo’s  haute couture Haze Collection. From fierce, show-stopping fringe to sky-high ponytails, these on-trend silhouettes will have you strutting your stuff all season long!

fierceFierce Fringe
Take your look to the extreme and turn heads with extra-long fringe that flows far past the eyes. Soft waves offset the sleek, blunt-cut bangs for a daring finish!

goldenGolden Girl
We never tire of seeing gorgeous ringlets, and this voluminous, spiraled silhouette is truly beautiful! Curls spring from a deep side part into a bodacious, shoulder-grazing profile.

poshPosh Page Boy
This short and sassy layered snip is sure to make you stand out from the crowd. Sleek, ebony strands cascade forward at the crown while piecey fringe adds an edgy flavor.

ponytailPonytail Perfection
Take your tresses up a notch with this oh-so-smooth, sky-high ponytail that’s secured at the crown and hangs long past the shoulders.

Hair: Piet Pantano; Makeup: Simone Leigh Bush; Salon: Wild Life – Sogo/; Fashion Stylist: Dan Jones; Photos: Lara Milenko.


Have you gotten caught up in Charli XCX? Well, if not—she’s this summer’s new it girl who is on the charts with “Fancy” and “Boom Clap”! This past week on the MTV VMA’s she pulled off an animal print jumpsuit without looking too old school. Her makeup, though, was a bit old-Hollywood inspired! Charli’s makeup artist, Colby Smith, did a bold brow thanks to Giorgio Armani’s Eye & Brown Maestro in #2. Black eyeliner was smudged out on lid. Several coats of Armani’s Black Ecstasy mascara was used to make her lashes pop. For lips it was MAC Lip Liner in Cherry to keep the color in place. We like!

Beauty Advice: August 28

Avoid flip-flopping from light to dark—it’s bad for hair.



Cat Deeley looked beautiful at the Emmy Awards this past weekend! To accompany her flowing gown in rose ombre, celebrity stylist Sallie Nicole for Wella Professionals created a romantic upsweep. “The look we were going for was modern vintage with added texture,” shares Nicole. Here’s the step-by-step…

1. Apply a dime size amount of Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier as a primer to damp hair.

2. Spread a small handful of Wella Professionals Extra Volume Mousse throughout from root to tips.

3. Rough blow-dry with round brush focusing on lifting at the root to create added volume.

4. Use a 1-inch curling iron with the clamp remaining closed to create waves and texture throughout the hair.

5. Taking pieces section by section, use bobby pins to create a secured yet loose up-do.

6. Finally, mist Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray to set look for a natural non-sticky hold.

Beauty Advice: August 27

Massage your scalp to promote its natural moisture level.


There were a lot of gorgeous looks on the red carpet at last night’s Emmy Awards, and we definitely noticed some hot hair trends—including tons of great short snips! Here is a special Sophisticate’s round-up of the evening’s hottest short tress styles…

Julie Bowen


Kristen Wiig


Kelly Osbourne


Lena Headey


Julianne Hough


Kate Mara


Lisa Rinna


Lena Dunham


Kaley Cuoco


Viola Davis


Sarah Paulson


Halle Berry


Miley Cyrus not only took home the Video of the Year award for “Wrecking Ball” at the VMA’s, she also took home our award for fab short look—thanks to Wella Professionals Ambassador Andy LeCompte!

To do, Andy washed and conditioned Miley’s hair with Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Protect Shampoo and Keratin
Restore Mask. He then primed the hair by applying a few pumps of Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir. Next, he did a blow-dry in all directions, alternating between fingertips and a small ceramic brush. To shape, he used a few pumps of LuxeOilReconstructive Elixir and finished with a light keratin protection spray. Fab results!

Beauty Advice: August 26

Always use a thermal protectant spray when flat ironing.



She already has beauty and talent—and now she has a sophomore album under her belt! Songstress and Republic Records recording artist Ariana Grande’s highly-anticipated new album, My Everything, drops today and we’re beyond excited. Following the double-platinum, chart-smashing single “Problem”, her sophomore set will feature hit songs such as “Break Free” (a collaboration with world renowned producer Zedd), “Best Mistake” (featuring Big Sean) and “A Little Bit Of Your Heart” (written by One Direction’s Harry Styles).

Voted the “Favorite Breakout Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards 2014, Ariana’s star continues to rise. With her powerhouse vocals and catchy beats, we know this album is going to soar! Who’s having a My Everything dance party later? We sure are!


Last night’s VMA Awards on MTV showcased some of the hottest music/video performers we’re watching today! We loved Beyonce, Iggy and Katy—all wore their manes long with beautiful twists. Here’s looking at fall!




Beauty Advice: August 25

Don’t forget to consider what hue complements your skin tone when choosing a new haircolor.



We’re soooo excited Gwen Stefani will be joining the boys this September on NBC’s The Voice! We’ll be watching her style moves and music moves—along with those of the show’s other new addition, Pharrell Williams! Happy about Fall (couldn’t help ourselves)? We are!

Beauty Advice: August 24

Switch up your curl pattern with large or small rollers.


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This weekend get ready for autumn and check out our October issue on sale at newsstands everywhere (yes, Khloe Kardashian is our cover girl)! In addition to interviews and photos of all your favorite celebrities, free products, the latest beauty news and collections—we feature our exclusive CLIP & SNIP showcasing 100s of new styles and colors! Can’t locate our magazine? Check out the box at right Where You Can Find Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide and find a retailer near you!

Beauty Advice: August 23

Eat a balanced diet to encourage healthy hair growth.

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…

Shay Mitchell

“I woke to this. Pre photo shoot glam by @patrickta & @davenmayeda … #prep”


Khloe Kardashian

“Channeling my inner Priscilla Presley!!! Glam by @jenatkinhair @1maryphillips. Thank you @traceycunningham1 for my new darker locks #Photoshoot #Glam”


Vanessa Hudgens

“Obsessed with my matte amethyst nails @laquenailbar #dolceandgabbanapolish”


Reese Witherspoon

“Now all I need is a sweet tea… #Summer #Perch”


Selena Gomez

“Wait, what are they about to do to me?! -thought it was a treatment @ninezeroone”


JCPenny Salons Bring Total Beauty To Autumn!

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was so lucky to spend a few days in Plano,  Texas, this week at the corporate headquarters of JCPenny for a gathering of beauty pros from around the country. Tuesday morning we were up bright and early to be greeted by JCP Salons Artistic Director, Mr. Nick Stenson. We were walked through MATRIX ColorInsider (one of the brands used in JCP) Theory, and how the ammonia-free line will be used in JCP Salons for perfectly polished finish and high-resolution color this coming fall.

Then it was on to the model workshop!  Women who were chosen by JCP to receive a makeover entered the room and were treated to fabulous consultations and haircolor/hair styling makeovers! Lensman Eric Priddy captured the results (more in an upcoming issue).

Then it was on to some closing words and a fabulous runway show (preceded by fabulous samplings of some of our favorite cities’ legendary food—think deep-dish pizza for Chicago!) featuring beautiful hair and fashion looks all available at JCPenny this coming fall. Here’s our little sneak peak.

Hope you love!

Beauty Advice: August 22

Mimic the shaved side-look by adding small cornrows to one side of your mane.

Portfolio Presentation

Who says you can’t have a good hair day every. single. day.? We say, you totally can with these three fabulous short snips! Wether you’re a brunette beauty or golden goddess, these styles are as versatile as they are chic.

posh↑ Posh Profile
Make this season your sexiest yet with this chin-length, layered bob that gorgeously frames the face. Blunt eye-grazing fringe and pops of caramel highlights add fabulous flair!

ruby↑ Ruby Couture
Let your inner rock star shine through with this edgy asymmetric coif. Smooth, raven-hued strands extend to the ears while longer sideswept lengths in front feature eye-catching ruby highlights.

golden↑ Golden Flips
Perfect for any occasion, this fun—yet fierce—crop boasts stunning movement, volume and texture! Layered lengths in front are swept to the side while strands in the back are flipped every which way for a fab finish.

Hair: Posh Profile: Kimberely Hall/Venom, Invercargill; Ruby Couture: Krystal McMurdo/Venom, Invercargill; Golden Flips: Venom, Invercargill. Makeup: Kerry Penisula Spain. Photos: Angela Henderson. All for L’Oreal Colour Trophy.

Beauty Advice: August 21

Add a few blondish strands to your mane for an effortless sun-kissed profile.

Two Worlds. One Dream.

Stand Up To Cancer Jennifer Hudson Genentech

Former American Idol star, Grammy Award-winning singer and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Ambassador Jennifer Hudson has joined forces with SU2C and Genentech for their latest campaign, entitled: “Two Worlds. One Dream.”

The public service announcement, which appears in print, digital, radio and broadcast media, highlights the incredible work being done by today’s leading cancer researchers and stresses the importance of supporting innovative research. The campaign charges everyone to unite in the fight against the collection of diseases known as cancer, which take the lives of nearly 1,600 Americans every day. 

“I, like many others, have friends and loved ones who have been affected by cancer,” says the songstress. “I’m proud to join Genentech and Stand Up To Cancer on this PSA campaign, which showcases cancer researchers as the rock stars they really are and highlights the importance of supporting their vital work.”

For more information on the campaign, visit


Taylor Swift announced the immediate release of her new album, 1989, this week, and gave us a brand-new single, complete with a very fun video. “Shake It Up” features Taylor dancing in all different styles, from ballet to cheerleading and everything inbetween. She also wears the appropriate dance attire for each style–and changes her hair! Sophisticate’s has captured a few images from the video for a closer look at all those cute tress transformations…

Ballerina Taylor…
wearing a ballerina bun, of course!

modern dance

Modern-dance Taylor…
with fabulous soft waves for movement.

break dancer

Break-dancing Taylor…
cute hair, even with a hat!

space age

Space-Age Taylor…
with a blunt bob and bangs to match.

finger dancer

Finger-Dancer Taylor…
spectacled with sideswept bangs.

hip hop

Hip-hop Taylor…
slicked-back with a hint of bang and side braid.


Cheerleader Taylor…
complete with be-ribboned


just being Taylor!

Beauty Advice: August 20

Weave a colorful ribbon into your braid for a fresh look.


Dallas, Dallas, Texas

The hit TNT show Dallas was back on TV last night and we couldn’t be more excited! The season 3 mid-season finale aired in April and left some shocking plot twists, so between the captivating drama and the good looking cast (we can never stop staring at Jordana Brewster’s gorgeous brunette locks and Jesse Metcalfe’s sexy smile), we know we’re in for an amazing second half of the season.

Did you watch? Let us know! Dallas airs on TNT on Monday nights at 9 p.m. E/T.


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roux productsDid you know your hair can look older before its time? Did you know you could help it look younger, healthier and more beautiful? Now you do! In our October 2014 issue (on sale now!), Roux gives us the tips, tricks and info for how to age-proof our hair. More? Of course, we’re Sophisticate’s! We also give you the opportunity to win a trio of Roux Anti-Aging Products, including their Hair Serum, and your choice of Keratin Repair Shampoo and Conditioner or Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner. Pick up a copy of the magazine today and get the info you know you need, and the chance to win the products you know you want!


Beauty Advice: August 19

Curl your hair from roots to ends for a strong wave shape.

She Said… Jennifer Garner

Actress Jennifer Garner has held many roles in the span of her career. She’s proved girls can kick butt in Elektra and showcased her youthful side in 13 Going on 30. Jennifer also has another important gig, being a full-time mom alongside hubby (and soon-to-be Batman) Ben Affleck. With a life so busy, she still makes time to maintain gorgeous locks, even if she does misplace an appliance every now and then…

“I’m always begging to wear my hair up. At home, I don’t even know where my blow-dryer is.”



It’s time for summer-to-fall fashion and it’s time to make a little more space in your closet for a cool new brim or two! Celebs like Jessica Alba, Emma Stone and Blue Blood‘s Bridget Moynahan (shown below) kick off the trend this season with their fashion-forward choices. P.S. Besides being a fab accessory, it’s also a great way to cover up those roots between salon appointments, too!


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