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Cover Girl cover-girl-home

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.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

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!


Top In Texture! Your Hot Summer Look

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What’s better than one awesome braid to make you look cool when the heat is on? How about two! The style pros at jcp salon use a small braid as a divider between the crimped top braid and the slicked back sides, effectively pulling off a seriously textured look with a fauxhawk vibe. The bee’s knees! #jcpsalon

Beauty Advice: July 31

Want va-va-voom volume? Avoid long, straight, one-length cuts or bobs that weigh down the hair too much.

Hair Special For You

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Fresh and beautiful! An upsweep detailed with a fishtail braid and accented with tiny floral bouquets is all the special you need for any occasion. Hair by Dawn Anderton and James Campbell of Hensmans Salons of Northampton, and Milton Keynes

Photographer: Rob Leveritt, Makeup: Emma Shipley, Clothes: Songbird, Flowers: Once Upon a Time.

Beauty Advice: July 30

For black-tie events, if you don’t want to wear your hair up, go full-volume with it. It’s soft and feminine.

Lolla Festival Hair

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Lollapalooza kicks off this weekend in Chicago, and you’re looking for the perfect Boho tress look. We’ve got you covered. Redken Global Creative Director Guido created this mane move for the Versace runway show. “The look at Versace was very romantic, but still a little tough and rock ‘n’ roll. The girls looked like beautiful nymphs in gorgeous dresses with leafy, whimsical headbands. It feels a little ’70s in a way with the natural hair textures and long, loose waves that I roughed up a bit for a fantasy-like finish,” shares Guido. Here are the step-by-steps so you can do the look yourself!

1. Start with clean hair and use a fine-tooth comb to create a clean center part.

2. Mist Redken fashion waves 07 sea salt spray all over hair for added texture, and then allow to air-dry.

3. Bend small sections of hair around a 1-inch curling iron to add body and movement.

4. Spray Redken wind blown 05 dry finishing spray all over  hair to enhance the natural texture.

5. Add a headband of your choice!

Beauty Advice: July 29

Voluminous strands start with a cut that will infuse your coif with texture and movement.

Matrix Inspiration Salon

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Salon Mayan owner Ben Aharon, left, with Kelly Bensimon and Matrix General Manager Paul Schiraldi.

The first ever Matrix Inspiration Salon—Salon Mayan in Huntington, New York—recently had its grand opening. Salon Mayan is the first of many Matrix Inspiration Salons to come throughout the country. “Matrix gives us everything we need to connect with existing and potential clients as well as overall support for our salon and staff. I’m really looking forward to continuing as part of the Matrix family, growing this salon and opening new locations in the future!” says Salon Mayan owner, Ben Aharon.

The grand opening kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony with members of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Matrix Vice President of Business Development Gail Cohen, Matrix General Manager Paul Schiraldi and Salon Mayan owner Aharon.

Attendees, including reality TV star Kelly Bensimon, mixed and mingled as they enjoyed an afternoon learning about professional styling tips and tricks from live stylist demonstrations while trying out an array of Matrix products.

Here are a few snaps from the event…

↓ Ben Aharon gives Kelly a lift with Matrix Style Link Texture Builder.
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↓ The Huntington Chamber of Commerce holds the ribbon while owner Ben Aharon does the big snip!
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↓ Matrix gift bags were set up at the Matrix ColorInsider color bar for guests.
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↓ One of the features of a Matrix Inspiration Salon? The full line of Matrix Style Link products are available!
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Beauty Advice: July 28

To ensure the happiest hue ending, take small steps. Start with highlights and work your way to a single process shade.

Suki’s Shiny Hair

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Suki Waterhouse, the face of Redken’s Diamond Oil Glow Dry, posted this glam shot on Instagram, showing off gorgeous, gleaming, old-school Hollywood waves with the tag, “#shinyhairdontcare.” We care! And we love! 

Beauty Advice: July 27

The way you blow-dry affects the vibrancy of your hair. It’s the tension from your head to the brush while blowing your hair straight that makes it shiny.


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Props to Master Stylist and Artistic Director of DASS Salon & Spa in Atlanta for being featured in the current issue of Sophisticates Hairstyle Guide as our Hairstar! We love his beautiful work (shown above) and look forward to seeing more and more! Applause, applause!



Beauty Advice: July 26

If you hate your brand new hair hue, fix it right away. Waiting leaves you dealing with the roots and the ends. Just make sure you go to a pro.



It seems like we just went on sale with our beautiful issue—but time sure flies! If you missed, you still have a few days to pick us up before our new issue goes on sale next week. Hurry, hurry and don’t forget to enter to win some of our fab free beauty products! To find a retailer near you check the box to the right, Where You Can Find! Woo hoo!

Beauty Advice: July 25

Score a sexy party look! Try twisting hair up into a messy chignon and securing with bobby pins, leaving some strands to dangle loosely across your face and neck for a flirty effect.

Cream Of The Crop

cream of the crop

This edgy cut gives you plenty of options to make any rock star jealous, thanks to the style pros at jcp salon. Rub a little pomade through your hair and push it forward for a cool vibe, or spike it up for a messy, bed-head look. Plus, the white blonde definitely adds that extra punch of boldness, taking you straight to platinum status. #jcpsalon

Beauty Advice: July 24

When making major shade changes with lots of room for error, it’s best to skip the at-home kits and indulge in a salon visit.

Kocktails With Khloe

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Khloe Kardashian announced this week that she’s going to be hosting her own talk show on FYI Network, Kocktails With Khloe. “I’m lucky that I’ve been able to invite fans into my life and home on a weekly basis and this show will give me an opportunity to continue to do that with new and exciting guests,” said the star. We can’t wait—mostly, we admit, to see her hair!

Beauty Advice: July 23

Want a notice-me silhouette? Add spectacular shine with a glossing treatment and address root growth by coloring hair.

Charlize’s Braids

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Enzo Angileri, Infusium 23’s Celebrity Hair Expert, worked on red carpet glamazon Charlize Theron for last night’s Los Angeles premiere of Dark Places. Angileri shared his “how-to” for achieving the perfect summertime look, the braid upsweep…

1) After towel drying, apply Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-In Treatment. Blow-dry the hair upside down, which will help create natural volume and texture.

2) Once, dry add Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-In Smoothing Crème for softness and shine. Create a “messy” side part and begin braiding from the very top right side, slowly working down the back and picking up pieces in a French-braid mode from the bottom; repeat for the other side.

3) Secure each braid with a small rubber band and tuck the ends under; fasten the loose pieces with bobby pins.

Beauty Advice: July 22

Before you step out of the salon, make sure you’ll be able to recreate the style at home. Watch everything your stylist does and ask questions.


creative hair design

We love these looks submitted by Laura Kaszoni of LALA’S UPDOS! Kaszoni is based in Sacramento, CA, and travels around the country to teach her awesome updo techniques. “Creativity is my lover and I love her back—it makes my life exciting and allows me to express my individuality and uniqueness,” shares the super-styler. “I treat every look that I create as a piece of art.”

Beauty Advice: July 21

To get on the path to great hair, start with your stylist. Find the busiest salon, book an appointment with them, and bring in a photo of exactly what you want.

Wave Hello To Monday

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Beginning of the work week got you down? Then lift up with some voluminous waves! Stylist Sarah Livingston of Michael’s Salon & Day Spa in Ohio created this cute look by applying a hydrating styling cream to damp hair before blow-drying. She then curled hair all over with a 1-inch curling iron. To finish the look, Livingston sprayed the hair with a sea salt texturizing spray. Pretty—and perfect for Monday!

Photo: Michael Schuh.

Beauty Advice: July 20

Got a case of the winter blues? Head to your salon for some beachy blonde highlights. A sun-kissed silhouette is a sure way to get you glowing.


big hair does care

Love this #bighairdoescare look from the fabulous Lanza hair artist Ammon Carver. Here her roar!  Take your mane to new heights today and tease it, spray and go for it! After all—it’s summer!

Beauty Advice: July 19

For day-to-day shine, use hair oil. Any leave-in conditioner that has a little bit of natural oil in it is good.


having a beauty-filled summer

Well we’re right in the middle of warm-weather days and star-filled nights. Our hair and makeup is now taking a cue from nature, like Aveda makeup collection shown here. Whether you want a cool, breezy cut or a tousled wavey look with 70s BoHo vibe–our September issue on stands now has something you’ll be sure and want! So check us out and change your look up for the season! Just dive in!

Beauty Advice: July 18

In order to tame flyaways and wear a smooth silhouette, look to pomade or moisturizing agents to help fight frizz.

Summer Style Swoon

summer style swoon

Turn up the volume at the next summer festival with big fishtail braids. Show off with a contrast of slick lines and heavy texture that shout individuality. This style from jcp salon makes us swoon with envy! #jcpsalon

Beauty Advice: July 17

A good hairspray is brushable. You want a product that holds the shape but still allows the hair to be flexible.

Karlie, Expressly Yours

Express Inc Karlie Kloss Fit for You

Express Inc Karlie Kloss Denim CampaignLove Karlie Kloss? So do we! The supermodel can be seen even more often, now that she’s the face of Express’s fall denim campaign, which starts showing up this month in print, digital and in-store. “With her natural beauty and effortless style, Karlie is perfect to communicate a fresh, modern take on the American fashion staple–a great-fitting pair of jeans,” shares David Kornberg, Express CEO and President. As for her tresses, Karlie keeps it cool and casual with beachy waves in myriad tones of gold, bronze and blonde. Gorgeous!



Beauty Advice: July 16

Work a chic updo! Slick back strands, secure with an elastic rubber band, wrap a piece of hair around the band and secure with a bobby pin for an elegant upsweep.

#NAHA2015 Winning Nails

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winning nails 2Congratulations to Reiko Omae of JINsoon Beauty LLC, New York, New York, for winning the the 2015 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) for Nail Professional Of The Year! As a media sponsor and judge of this prestigious event, we couldn’t agree more with this win!



Beauty Advice: July 15

When blow-drying, rough-dry your hair three quarters of the way before you start styling. You want a little bit of tenacity to the hair before round-brushing.

Bad Hair Day? Or Hairstyle Exploration?

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Vanessa Hudgens recently posted an Instagram pic of her bob snip doing its own thing. How did the actress handle it? She pulled, twisted, teased and arranged until she came up with a styling finish. Her take: “Some people would call this a bad hair day. I call in an adventure.”

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