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Pop star and actress Selena Gomez graces our April/May 2018 cover this issue! Grab a copy to get more info on Selena’s favorite makeup and hair tips.

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Get inspired by your favorite celebs mane transformations!

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Pastels are the hottest hues for this season!

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Check out what the stars are doing with their stunning hair!

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We’re giving away over $4,000 in free beauty products this issue! Check out our Big Beauty Giveaway in the April/May 2018 issue for a chance to win.

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Looking for the latest must have beauty products? We’ve got them right here!

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How to play with platinum just in time for spring.


Brenda’s Bob

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Actress Brenda Song showed off a chic bob snip on Instagram. It’s perfect for summer if you’re in need of a little inspiration!

Beauty Advice: June 30

Cut down on heat damage by blow-drying on cool or medium heat settings whenever possible.

Teen Wolf’s Kira: Arden Cho

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MTV’s fan favorite show is back, and so is its resident kitsune, Arden Cho. A trickster onscreen, there’s nothing fake about this down to earth star. From her charming personality to her flawless hair and face, Arden is the real deal. Want to know more about the actress? Check out our exclusive interview with the Teen Wolf star here… Read the rest of this entry »

Beauty Advice: June 29

Combine honey and olive oil to create a budget-friendly, moisturizing deep conditioner.

The Heat Is On: Makeup For Summer


The weather is heating up, which means it’s time to switch up your makeup. Lori Lieb, Creative Director of Bodyography, has the following tips and tricks for putting forward your freshest face—like 2 Broke Girls‘ Kat Dennings and Beth Behr!

§ Make sure your skin is thoroughly moisturized before applying foundation or powder; this will ensure your makeup will glide onto the skin smoothly and not adhere to any dry patches.

§ Primer is an important step if you plan on keeping a full face of makeup fresh all day. Primer will create a barrier between your skincare and makeup, making sure the two keep working well all day long. Primers also control oil and shine, and give your skin an airbrushed look.

§ Waterproof products will help ensure your eye makeup stays put all day. Try using waterproof mascara and eyeliner for a smudge-free look that lasts.

§ Setting spray is a secret weapon for fresh-looking makeup. Spray it on before and after makeup application, and throughout the day for a pick-me-up.

§ Use a finely milled translucent setting powder to absorb excess oil during the day, but only reapply once or twice to avoid makeup caking and build-up. Stipple the powder down the t-zone for a natural and thin layer of product.

§ Invest in an eye primer if you plan on wearing eyeshadow; this will stop the shadow from creasing and will keep your eye-look on point all day.

§ To keep a bold lip from fading, layer your products. Start with a lip liner all over the lip, followed by your desired shade of lipstick. Apply two layers of the lipstick, blot, then apply one more layer for all-day color.

Beauty Advice: June 28

Color-treated hair requires lots of moisture. Try deep-conditioning tresses every two weeks.

What The Heck Is Co-Washing?

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Co-washing, cleansing conditioner, no-poo—no matter how you say it, the idea is basically the same: giving up the shampoo and washing your hair with a special conditioner instead. Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas explains how Matrix’s Biolage Cleansing Conditioner gently cleanses the hair while conditioning. “In the first five minutes, it conditions the hair. Then it morphs into a cleanser that lifts the dirt out.” Intrigued? Be sure to pick up the current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (on newsstands now with Kelly O. on the cover) to read the full interview with Papanikolas and get the whole 411 on the co-washing movement. Not sure where to buy? Check out our Where You Can Find button to the right!

Beauty Advice: June 27

Color-processed hair requires both a protein and a moisturizer to keep strands hydrated and healthy.

Cute, Short And Super-Chic Hair

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It’s summer, and if you’ve grown too hot thinking about all that hair, maybe it’s time to consider a very cute short snip, like this one from jcp salon. A pixie cut is not only cool on the neck, it’s versatile, too—just like a chin-skimming bob. Your choice. Are you excited yet about spending time poolside with something short and sassy to show off? #jcpsalon

Beauty Advice: June 26

Clip-in extensions can add temporary length or fullness.

We HEART This Summer Braid!

Summer is always the perfect time to wear an upsweep, ponytail—or braid! We love this plait from Pravana, who shows us the step-by-step on how to get it at home…

We Heart This Braid

Beauty Advice: June 25

Check in with your fave hair pro to see if you’re using the right conditioners for your hair type.

On Trend: The Wavy Bob

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on trend the wavy bob 3Stylist Ashley O’Dell of Michael’s Salon & Spa in Centerville, OH, knows what’s on-trend, and knows how to create it. She made Jessica a summery, buttery blonde, then set out to create pretty swirls. O’Dell started by priming damp hair with a volumizing foam, then blow-dried locks. The style pro created waves by using a flat iron to make long, relaxed bends in the hair. She finished with a mist of Aquage Sea Salt Spray for texture, and added smooth detail with a polishing creme. Shine spray topped it all off. So pretty!

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Beauty Advice: June 24

Always use a heat protectant before styling with heat tools—like blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons.



Who couldn’t use a little gloss touch-up? Reese Witherspoon posted this adorbs pic of her and Sofia Vergara on Instagram, getting their glam on. We love the behind-the-scenes beauty glimpse! In fact, we’ve got a whole feature on stars and their Instaglam moments in our current issue, on sale now (it’s the one with Kelly Osbourne on the cover!). You should check it out!

Beauty Advice: June 23

Always detangle hair while it is wet or damp—detangling while dry can lead to breakage.

Ultimate Summer Hairstyle: The Bob!

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Summer is a great time to snip off a few inches, which is exactly what Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke recently did. “New day, new ‘do…” shared the star on Instagram. (And just in case you’re having a hard time placing her, Emilia plays the white-blonde Daenerys Targaryen on the show…) Love it!!

Beauty Advice: June 22

Air-dry strands until they are almost dry before blow-drying to cut down on heat exposure.

Happy Father’s Day!

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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide wishes all the cool dads out there a great Father’s Day! a special treat, book a cool salon appointment for next weekend and let him relax and get groomed. Sound good? Something for everyone!

Beauty Advice: June 21

Add instant glam to your fave coif with a sparkly headband or hair accessory. Yes, it’s that easy!


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You read all about this trend, but are you really ready to go?  You may be surprised at the endless options there are in this color range! Check out our brand-new issue on sale now at newsstands everywhere, featuring Kelly Osbourne on the cover. To find a retail store near you click on Where You Can Find Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide and you’re on your way. Thank you!

Beauty Advice: June 20

Add a vitamin supplement to your beauty regimen to help with hair health.

Upgrade That Ponytail!


We’re turning the corner into summer, which means higher temperatures and more time outside. You could just pull your hair back like you always do, but why? Ponytails were all over the runway this spring and showed how to take this simple style up a notch. The twisted ponytail shown here is easy and transforms the everyday into something much more interesting. (You can thank jcp salon for the cool twist!) #jcpsalon

Beauty Advice: June 19

Add a nourishing styling gel to your wash-and-go routine for shiny, defined curls.

Short Hair Braid–Starring Jaime Pressly

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Even short hairistas can get in on the braid trend. Hairstylist Jonathan Hanousek created a stunning look for Jaime Pressly, who has shaved sides and a longer crown length. According to Hanousek, “For Jaime’s look we wanted something glamourous but with a twist. She loves her hair sleek but I wanted to see some texture, so I created her braided hawk.” Here’s how he did it…

Step 1: First I blow-dried the crown with a vent brush, directing the hair up and towards the top of the head. I used a small round brush to refine the front hairline.

Step 2: I worked a small amount of CHI Deep Brilliance Glisten in the palms of my hands and worked it through the hair to smooth and add shine.

Step 3: To create her braided hawk, I French-braided the crown with medium tension, secured the braid with a clear band, tucked the tail under and secured with bobby pins. I used hairpins to tighten the braid and help everything to lay flat to the head. I then gently pulled out the front hairline to add height and create texture. Using a tail comb and hair spray I smoothed any flyaways on the braid.

Step 4:  To control the short sides, I used a few shots of spray wax and smoothed with my fingers. I finished the look with BioSilk Silk Therapy Finishing Spray Firm Hold.

Beauty Advice: June 18

Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo to help cleanse and moisturize the scalp.

Green With Envy

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Loving these tousled layers from Dean Bradwell of Scarlet Moon Hair in United Kingdom. The platinum  locks are tinged with a hint of green. And those lips! Lucky kisses, for sure.

Photo: Foxy.

Beauty Advice: June 17

Add a bit of styling gel when creating naturally curly styles to increase curl definition.



Ashley Tisdale is a new series, and being Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide magazine and having a yen for anything hair and beauty, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention it. Ashley plays a hairstylist on her new show! Clipped premieres tonight on TBS, and you can see Ms. Tisdale above with a very popular magazine!

Beauty Advice: June 16

For a fuller look, part or style your hair in the opposite direction.

Selena & Pantene!

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Selena Gomez and Pantene just announced she is the celebrity ambassador for the brand. “I’ve always loved using Pantene, so it’s a dream come true to be the brand’s newest ambassador. Not only because Pantene stands for strong, healthy hair but also because it encourages women to be their best selves,” says Selena. “My style is constantly evolving and I love to take risks, so I’m always changing my hair style. I rely on Pantene to keep my hair strong and healthy so I can take on each day with confidence.”


free your hair

Love this #hairstyle from KMS California USA that says it all. Hey, it’s the weekend and time to just chill, but in a stylish way of course!



Our August issue of #Sophisticate’sHairstyleGuide is almost sold out and our new issue will be going on sale in days! If you’ve not picked up this fab edition, check out a retail outlet near you. Don’t know where we’re at? Click on the Where You Can Find  box to right of this column and find a store near you.

Get a little inspiration and book that weekend salon appointment!

For Your Viewing (And Styling) Pleasure…

for your viewing and styling

A suit may make the man, but unkempt or greasy hair can take away that mojo fast. With Fathers’ Day around the corner, maybe Dad could use an update to his styling routine. A fresh cut (and a free beard trim at #jcpsalon!) and a few styling products can keep him at the top of his game.

CMT Red-Carpet Cutie!

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We loved Nashville star Aubrey Peeples’ look on the red carpet last night at the CMT awards. Not only was her cape dress totally jealous-worthy, but her melted sombre shade is one to take to the salon. Her darker base hue slowly transforms into brighter ends with tons of layers and volume. Love, love, love, love, love.

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