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Contents: What's Inside This Issue

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.


Taylor and Selena At The VMAs!

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Did you catch the MTV Video Music Awards last night? From Miley’s crazy outfits to Tori Kelly blowing away the stage to the hair! to the fashions to the hair! there was a lot to absorb. Sitting front row was Taylor Swift and her girl crew, including Ms. Selena Gomez. The two had just the right vibe of edgy and beautiful. Loved! Want more Taylor? Be sure to check out our October issue, on sale now, with T-Swizzle on the cover–and tons of her tress looks inside!

Beauty Advice: August 31

Hydrate your strands before washing with a pre-shampoo treatment—usually consisting of a conditioner and oil blend.



We love this artistic look from Australia’s Chumba salon! This artistic vision in both the #haircolor complexity and precision cutting are true #hairinspiration!

Beauty Advice: August 30

For a fabulous blow-dry use a round bristle brush; your hair will maintain movement and it won’t be pin straight.


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Edge bangs are snipped above the brows for a chic, current vibe—perfect for the coming season—in this gorgeous look from France’s Jean Claude Aubry. Looks like this and many other fabulous #hairstyles, #haircuts and #haircolor trends are showcased in the October issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide on sale at newsstands everywhere. If you haven’t picked up your issue, do so soon or we will be off sale! If you can’t locate us, click on Where’s You Can Find box to right! Thank you sooo much for your support!

Beauty Advice: August 29

Rocking extensions? Brush your hair twice a day, putting pressure at the scalp to keep the extensions separated and all the hair around them nice and brushed out.

Color Flash

color flash

Fall is almost here, which means you may be in the mood for a deeper hue switch-up. Presenting the flash of color, created by the hair pros at jcp salon. A bold panel of red is woven through the middle layers of a dark brown mane, starting about halfway down the length. Show a little or a lot, depending how you style it! #jcpsalon #InStyleAtJCP

Beauty Advice: August 28

For movie star waves prep your hair with hairspray, set in hot rollers and allow them to cool while you do your makeup; remove and gently brush or finger-comb.



grayhairdontcare2The “Granny Gray” trend is still going strong, with ladies everywhere adding a silver tint to their locks. “The ‘Granny Gray’ trend is a natural progression from the pastel pinks, purples and blues that have been so popular,” shares DJ Victory, an award-winning Cleveland hairdresser. “I love the look because it’s edgy and fashionable without being over the top!” In fact, Victory loves the look so much, she herself has gone ‘Granny Gray,’ transitioning from a faded-out pale blue hue. (You can see her silver makeover right here–that’s DJ Victory!)

Thinking you might like to try the trend but aren’t sure you’re going to love it? Try starting with a temporary try. Roux Fanci-Full Rinse is a conditioning, temporary haircolor (Victory used the Silver Lining shade) that leaves hair with color and shine, but the hue washes out in one shampoo–allowing you to go gray for just a day!

Beauty Advice: August 27

Retro hair is hot! Get pin-up pretty without looking outdated by opting for a sexy set of Veronica Lake-like waves.

The Coolest Cut

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the coolest cut 2Trying to pin down exactly how Julianne Hough has her hair cut so you can duplicate it? We’ve got the perfect snap to take to your stylist, courtesy of Riawna Capri, super-stylist to the stars who created the Dancing With The Stars‘ judge’s icy-blonde shade. You can see every layer and detail! That’s what we do here at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide–bring you the good beauty stuff!


Beauty Advice: August 26

Accessories are a surefire way to add instant flair to your hair.

Carrie’s Cover

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Carrie Underwood revealed the cover of her upcoming album, Storyteller, due out October 23. “Each album so far has had its own look, its own feel, its own sound,” shares the country singer. “And this upcoming album is definitely no exception.”

No exception when it comes to Carrie looking awesome, either! Her hair is beyond gorgeous, and she’s our of-the-moment favorite for how blonde should be. To the salon!

Beauty Advice: August 25

Looking for a subtle style switch. Consider highlight and lowlight options, which can help add dimension to your overall look.

Livin’ The Ombre Life

livin the ombre life

Sometimes, you can’t decide between two mane shades. What’s a girl to do? Ombre! Yes, it’s still popular, and yes, you can still make it happen with the help of your salon pro. This look is courtesy Michael’s Salon & Day Spa in Centerville, OH. Love it!

Beauty Advice: August 24

If your hair is dirty at the roots, coat the bottom half of your hair with conditioner, then put shampoo just at your roots to clean your scalp where your need volume.


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Emma Steven of the United Kingdom brings back crown volume and some serious backcombing to add drama to autumn’s new looks. Extensions? Why not? Hairspray? You bet!

Beauty Advice: August 23

No matter what style you choose, whether it be a sporty bob or glam length, you want a haircut that looks modern and has movement.


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save money 2Everyone at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is getting ready for fall, with thoughts of getting our hair in great condition and a new look! How about you?

Check out our new issue on sale now and clip out the jcp salon coupons for a free clarifying or deep conditioning treatment and 20% off any salon service. For more details you’ll have to check out our isssue! Where to find? Click on box at right Where You Can Find and enter your zip…you’re on your way to $$ savings!


Beauty Advice: August 22

Consider your favorite wardrobe choices when selecting a long-term shade—after all, it’s a lot easier to change your mane shade than the entire content of your closet.

Right Said Red

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Red hair is everywhere these days. Out of the sea of blonde and brunette, red is eye-catching. It’s mysterious and sexy—and a bit unexpected. Red is a major hit, and this textured bob with its asymmetrical bangs (created by the style pros at jcp salon!) really shows off the fiery hue. If you have a desire to spice up your color, we recommend a professional consultation. Almost everyone can try a ginger hue, you just have to find the right one for you. #jcpsalon #InStyleAtJCP

Beauty Advice: August 21

While being on top of every hair trend can keep your look fresh, another approach is to find a signature look that suits you—and only you.

Pony Up To Ariana Grande’s Scent

LUXE Brands ARI by Ariana Grande

After you’ve secured your ultra high ponytail (check out our latest issue for pro advice on how to get it Ariana-perfect!), checked the mirror to make sure you’re channeling Ariana Grade 100 percent and are about to head out the door, stop. You need to do one more thing: Spritz on a little Ari.

That’s right. Ariana Grande is releasing her debut signature fragrance in just about two weeks. “I love fragrance, it is something I have been obsessed with all my life,” shares the star. “As a fragrance debut of my very own, I really wanted it to be personal, that’s why I named it AriI love everything about it. It is so fun and true to me. The scent is sweet, yet sexy, with some surprises underneath.”

Now can look and smell like the superstar!

Beauty Advice: August 20

Besides your personality and style preferences, the best look for you comes by taking an honest look at your face shape. Consult with your hairstylist to score a great style.

Do The Rope Braid!

Labor Day is right around the corner, and if you’re on the hunt for the perfect ‘do for your final summer blow-out picnic, we’ve got the perfect profile for you long-haired ladies. Pureology Artist Sandra Joseph shares how to create the Twisted Rope Braid, a cool and hip look anyone can do and wear (even if you’re not Nina Dobrev, pictured below in her braid!).

1. Prep damp locks with gel (try Pureology Smooth Perfection Shaping Control Gel) and blow-dry with a medium round brush.

2. Gather length to one side and divide into two section (it’s okay to let some pieces fall around the face!). Apply Pureology Colour Stylist Anti Breakage Twist for added texture and definition.

3. With a section of hair in each hand, twist each to the right until all the hair is twisted, creating two strands of twisted hair. Cross the right strand over the left and continue until there’s only a couple of inches left at the bottom; tease the ends and secure with a covered elastic band (the teasing helps the braid stay twisted). Mist with hairspray to hold.

BONUS TIP! For an evening look, simple wrap the rope braid into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

Beauty Advice: August 19

The perfect updo often requires a few more strands than you’re naturally sporting, so don’t be afraid to use hair pieces and add on.

Easy Glamour

easy glamour

The dog days of August: humidity, heat, too much weekend. What’s a girl to do when it comes to styling beautiful, but styling easy? The perfect cut and color to begin with, followed by volumizing products and a quick blow-dry session. Then just run your fingers through and let the bounce fall where it may.

Hair by Andrew Collinge, who says of this look: “I wanted to create wearable hair that had a beauty feel about it. I worked with and enhanced the hair’s natural texture to keep a natural look.”

Beauty Advice: August 18

If you’re using hot rollers, dry the hair completely upside down to set strands with height. Then set on rollers.

TOP 10 Teen Choice Awards Hair Looks

Last night, the teal carpet at the Teen Choice Awards was buzzing with all manner of bright colors, glowing auras and summer fashions–and we’re talking about the hair and everything else! Here are 10 of the hottest looks from the event…

top 10 1a sarah hyland
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top 10 2a gina rodrigueztop 10 2

top 10 3a emma robertstop 10 3

top 10 4a keke palmertop 10 4

top 10 5a jordana brewstertop 10 5

top 10 6a mae whitmantop 10 6

top 10 7a bella thornetop 10 7

top 10 8a greer grammertop 10 8

top 10 9a jordin sparkstop 10 9

top 10 10a lucy haletop 10 10

Beauty Advice: August 17

When choosing an at-home haircolor, do your research. You want to look for a color line that has the lowest amount of ammonia.


profiles in beautys

We love these two gorgeous Sunday hair inspirations  designed by Emma J. Steven in the UK. Beautiful #haircolor combined with stunning artistic design make these must-have-hairstyle tries this season. Agree?

Photos by Jenny Hare.

Beauty Advice: August 16

Choose silicone-based products. When silicone is heated up, it’s pliable, but when it’s dry, it’s flexible, so you don’t receive breakage.


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DID YOU? Pick up our new issue yet? You must check it out and find your new look for this coming autumn. We have hundreds of new style choices, color looks, product picks and more! Giveaways? We’ve got you covered! DIY looks? Of course!  Check us out at a newsstand near you and book that salon appointment!  And, if you want to save money, book your appointment at a jcp salon and bring in our coupon for 20% off your next visit! SWEET!!

Beauty Advice: August 15

When washing color-treated hair remember to use cooler water. Hot water opens the hair cuticle, so you’re washing that color down the drain.

Beach Dreamin’

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It may be time to go back to school, but we’re still dreaming of the beach—especially with these honey and caramel shades of blonde. The retro vibe of feathered bangs, and face-framing layers is a show-stopping look from start to finish. Where can you get it? At jcp salon and InStyle at JCP. Need more incentive? Pick up a copy of the most recent issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide for a coupon! #jcpsalon #InStyleAtJCP

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