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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!


Katherine McNamara


Whether she’s on screen or the red carpet, Katherine McNamara always looks amazing. You’ve seen her on Glee, Drop Dead Diva and 30 Rock, and now you can catch her on MTV’s new sitcom, Happyland, which premieres tonight! Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide had to find out more about this gorgeous girl, and Katherine did not disappoint! Here, in an exclusive interview, the star tells us all about her gorgeous hair, favorite beauty products and more.

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Beauty Advice: September 30

Going through a major milestone? Alter your strands to represent your new lifestyle change.



Love this #trending cut from The Gallery A Salon in Wayne, New Jersey. Letta Toma did the hair and Kristen Preziosi did the makeup—both did an amazing job!  Crown volume in sun-kissed blonde blends perfectly, while still contrasting lightly, into rich brown layers. Sideburns frame the face perfectly while nape has straight-edge appeal. Perfect for day or night!

Photo by Tom Carson.

Beauty Advice: September 29

Get your hair regularly trimmed to reduce split ends.



We’re so excited! Tonight the new season of ABC-TV’s Revenge kicks off. Can hardly wait to catch up on the latest plot twists and those stylistas who’ve been resting up all summer to get their Hampton’s game on. Here we go…

Beauty Advice: September 28

Pick up a few chic hats to pop on when your hair isn’t behaving!



Our big 36th anniversary issue is on newsstands everywhere. What a celebration! We have hundreds of beautiful new hair cuts/styles/colors for you to choose from, the latest product news, celebrities galore and more! Plus we have some fun look-backs at the old days (will put a smile on your face). So visit your newsstand this weekend and get inspired. Thank you so much for your support!

Beauty Advice: September 27

If your hair doesn’t hold well with a curling iron try rollers instead.



The news is out! Carrie Underwood will be releasing a greatest hits album on December 9, with a single dropping on Monday, “Something In The Water.” And, of course, Carrie looks gorgeous on the album cover. We’re thinking she could easily release a greatest hair hits photo album–of course it would have to be a double album… Can’t wait to hear the new music–and see all of her upcoming hair moves!

Beauty Advice: September 26

Deep condition once a week to restore moisture and nutrients to your locks.



Chicago’s highly-successful husband and wife team of  Mario Tricoci (pictured above) and Cheryl Tricoci (pictured below) celebrated the grand re-opening of their salon at 900 North Michigan Avenue in the heart of Chicago’s tony Gold Coast. Mr. Tricoci started in the beauty industry as an apprentice in a barbershop in his hometown of Cosenza, Italy,  and the rest is history. From salons to schools, the Tricoci’s have certainly come a long way. The grand re-opening (the salon at 900 is celebrating its 15th anniversary) of the newly imaged salon speaks to the dedication of this powerful couple. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide wishes them continued success! Applause!



Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide‘s very own Beauty Blogger Kimberly Caldwell is back with a fab new tutorial for you! This time? Kimberly shares how to create a quick upsweep in a beauty flash…

Beauty Advice: September 25

Opt for a citrus-scented shampoo to help energize you in the morning.

Snoopy & Belle Get Fashionable

Isaac Mizrahi Snoopy Exhibit At NY Fashion Week

Betsey Johnson Snoopy Exhibit At NY Fashion WeekThe iconic Peanuts comic character Snoopy (and his sister Belle!) are getting a huge style upgrade! Bringing together Snoopy and Belle with the world’s foremost design talent and visionaries, a new exhibition (titled “Snoopy and Belle in Fashion presented by MetLife) features one-of-a-kind creations for the on-trend vinyl Snoopy and Belle dolls. The exhibit—which is displayed at the New Museum’s Sky Room in NYC—makes its premiere as Peanuts prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip in 2015.

Gilles Mendel Snoopy Exhibit At NY Fashion WeekThe exhibit will include Snoopy and Belle looks from fashion powerhouses Betsey Johnson, Christian Siriano, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kenneth Cole, Zac Posen—to name a few. It will also include looks from a new roster of leading designers, as well as iconic looks from the original exhibition (which included styles from Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar De La Renta and more). Bring on the beauty makeovers for Snoopy and Belle!

Christian Siriano Snoopy Exhibit At NY Fashion Week



In gratitude for the designers’ participation in the event, Peanuts will make a donation to their charity of choice. For more information on the exhibit, visit





Bibhu Mohapatra Snoopy Exhibit At NY Fashion Week

Beauty Advice: September 24

Take a break from heat styling tools every three days for healthier strands.

Tony + Gaga!

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The long-awaited collaborative jazz album from pop goddess Lady Gaga and legendary crooner Tony Bennett is finally here! The album, Cheek to Cheek, (available today!) features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Mr. Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. Each song was handpicked by the artists and the album features classic selections such as “Anything Goes,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” and “Sophisticated Lady.”

Cheek to Cheek came out of a very organic friendship and relationship that Tony and I have built over the years and it truly was a collaborative effort,” says Lady Gaga. “It was important to Tony that this was a jazz record. I’ve been singing jazz since I was a child and really wanted to show the authentic side of the genre. We made an album of jazz classics, but it has a modern twist.”

And we can’t help but love Lady Gaga’s hair in this promo photo for the album. The singer is wearing raven-dark locks twisted into hundreds of tiny curls. She went big–as you would expect Lady Gaga to do!

Are you excited to hear this dynamic duo and will you be picking up the album? Let us know!

Beauty Advice: September 23

Get an even texture when creating volume by adding a thickening product to roots and combing through.

The Voice Is Back!

The Voice

We love that Gwen Stefani is representing for the ladies! The gorgeous hollaback girl is making her debut as a judge (alongside newbie Pharrell Williams and veterans Blake Shelton and Adam Levine) on the hit show The Voice tonight, and we have no doubt in our minds she’s going to do fabulous as a mentor. One of the main reasons we’re excited to see her every week on the small screen? Her enviable platinum locks, of course! Who’s team do you think will win this season? We’re rooting for Team Gwen!

The Voice premieres tonight at 8/7c on NBC.

Beauty Advice: September 22

Sign up for beauty box subscription services to discover new hair finds.

Gaga Over Lady Gaga’s Emmy Look

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Who looked great on the Emmy red carpet last night? Lady Gaga! Looking sedate and beautiful in a black dress, the singer and actress (she’s premiering in American Horror Story: Hotel on October 7) donned a curved bob styled by Frederic Aspiras using Matrix Style Link products. “I wanted to create something soft and touchable,” says the pro stylists, who looked to Grace Kelly’s effortless elegance as his inspiration. Here’s the step by step…

1. First, apply Style Link Volume Builder to towel-dried hair from roots to ends and comb through.

2. Next, mix in hands a small amount of Style Link Smooth Setter with a pump size amount of Style Link Gloss Booster and apply mid-shaft to ends of hair; comb through.

3. Using a 2-inch round titanium brush, blow-dry hair under and back, working section-by-section.

4. After blow-drying is complete, use Style Link Shape Switcher to mold hair in place and create waves and shapes. Aspiras chose to push the hair off Lady Gaga’s face and create waves that went back, “in order to maintain the softness and movement of the hair.”

5. Finally, use Style Link Texture Builder to add hold and volume.

Photo: Steve Granitz/courtesy Matrix.



We love adding a little color to our manes…even those fun pastels! You can keep your #hairstyle sophisticated and on point even when a crayon hue is added as this look proves! Like? Hair by Veronique Duzamet of La Villa Duzamet/France—for L’Oréal Professionnel.

Beauty Advice: September 21

Head to a salon pro a few times a year to ensure your mane looks its best.



Have you picked up our big 36th anniversary issue yet? If not, you’re missing some fab style ideas from the stars, coiffure collections, how-to features, the latest product news and giveaways! We love this cut on country recording artist Kellie Pickler and featured it in our 36 Great Star Styles feature. More? You’ll have to pick up our collector’s edition before we sell out! Also…click on Where You Can Find  Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (at right) to locate a retailer that carries us near you!

Beauty Advice: September 20

Straighten your hair without heat by trying the banding method.

Instagram Beauty Hit!


Short hair, do care! We’re loving Kaley Cuoco’s short snip and can’t wait to see the different styles she’ll be wearing on The Big Bang Theory, which premieres next week (Yes! Her character Penny will have short hair, too!). In the meantime, we’re loving Kaley’s candid shot in the beauty room. Getting glam is always fun!

Photo: Instagram/kaleycuoco.

Beauty Advice: September 19

Look to your favorite TV shows for new mane inspiration.

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Spice up your silhouette with a glam coif that’s sure to make a style statement! From a short wispy crop to a shimmering blunt bob, your mane inspiration starts here…

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Rock a style that looks great at every angle! This cool crop features short, piecey strands that are spiked every which way and head-turning fringe that draws attention to the face.

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Beauty Advice: September 18

Add larger rollers to your strands for maximum volume.

The Mysteries of Laura

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Debra Messing — everyone’s favorite redhead from shows like Will & Grace and Smash — is back on TV in NBC’s new series The Mysteries of Laura. In the show, the fiery actress stars as Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her day job with a crazy family life that includes to unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband (also a cop!) who just can’t seem to sign the divorce papers (yikes!). We can’t wait to see this stunning “working mom” in action, and we definitely can’t wait to see more of her gorgeous long locks!

The Mysteries of Laura premieres tonight at 8/7c on NBC! Will you be watching?

Beauty Advice: September 17

Switch up your hairstyle by asking your stylist to cut bangs to frame your face for the most complementary look.

Magical Holiday Looks

Time to up your mane game for the holidays! We’ve got your inspiration right here for the prettiest and easiest ways to add extra style to your tresses for the season: accessories. Check out how some of your fave stars are wearing ribbons, pins and headbands…

Flashes of Red by Dove Cameron
Nothing makes a fashion statement during the holiday season like a classic little black dress. With an outfit so simple and classic, punch up your look with pops of red in your long, blonde tresses.

Star Child by Skyler Samuels
Star barrettes are the vintage and cool hair accessory you need this holiday season. By using them to tuck your bob behind your ear, your whole look is punched up! When planning your holiday look, take a cue from the stars.

Laurel Tiara by Paris Hilton
Look like a Grecian goddess with Paris Hilton’s laurel-leaf tiara headband. When paired with a sweeping bangs and a classic chignon, you’ll be the envy of your office’s holiday party, even if you did forget to file that TPS report.


Velvet Ribbon by Emily Ratjkowski
Is there any fabric as rich and lush as velvet? A little velvet ribbon, tied at the base of a tousled side brain, adds a splash of drama to a hairstyle staple. When paired with some gorgeous chandelier earrings, you’re like a beautiful present begging to be opened.


Get the other ultimate holiday looks in the February 2019 issue, on sale now!



Our two favorite funny girls — Zoey Deschanel and Mindy Kaling — are finally back on TV tonight! Whether they’re making us laugh or cry (remember last season’s makeups and breakups?) there’s one thing that’s for sure — we’re always in awe of their fabulous brunette locks! Zoey (a.k.a. Jess) is the queen of the piecey fringe and Mindy is a stunner with shoulder-grazing waves. What new hairstyles (and relationship drama!) will they bring to TV this season? We’re dying to find out!

New Girl and The Mindy Project both premiere tonight on FOX!

Beauty Advice: September 16

Achieve a quick, tousled styled by making a loose ponytail, massaging your strands and spritzing with holding spray.

Meghan Trainor

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meghan coverIf you haven’t heard of singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor, take one listen to her catchy hit song “All About That Bass” and you’ll be hooked (don’t say we didn’t warn you!). On top of her incredible singing talent, this chanteuse is stylish, sassy and has gorgeous hair! In this exclusive interview, Meghan chats with Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide about her love of extensions, her dream collaboration and more…

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Beauty Advice: September 15

Spritz dry shampoo onto strands and comb through for refreshed second-day strands.

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