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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.

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!


BIG #HAIR Sunday! (Sandy!)

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It’s here…it’s here! Today’s the day Grease: Live! brings a flavorful new twist on one of #SophisticatesHairstyleGuide favorites! We’re getting out our black pleather pants, teasing up our #hair and getting ready to be hopelessly devoted all over again. Fingers crossed!


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We love our issue of #SophisticatesHairstyleGuide out on newsstands everywhere! Why? Because we, as the #1 best-selling hair magazine in the indusstry, are showcasing the best of hair from the finest artists in the industry. From haircolor to hair trends to hairstyles to hair cuts…we are your go-to-publication for all that is hair—with the widest selection of looks that are possible to recreate in your salon, just like the one shown here from the pros at Keune.

So check us out today and have fun with your mane—after all, you only live once! Here’s to hair!

Barbie Gets Hip

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Remember when you gave your Barbie doll a haircut? Or colored her hair with your mom’s lipstick? Because although you loved the long, blonde hair, you wanted something a little different for your Barbie? Thanks to Mattel’s new Barbie dolls, you no longer have to take your rounded-tip scissors to her head! In addition to three new body types, seven different skin tones and 22 eye colors, Barbie now has 24 various haircolors and styles to choose from. 24! You can order them online today, or see them in the stores on March 1. It may be time for a new Barbie…

We Adore Dior

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we adore dior 2Sophisticate’s loves learning about all things beauty, including makeup! Christian Dior invited us to Chicago’s Nordstrom store last night for a beauty lesson featuring red-carpet makeup trends, as demonstrated by Regional Makeup Artist George Hammel. We loved seeing all the gorgeous Dior eye palette shades, lipstick hues and tricks for achieving the perfect complexion. Here’s a peek at the evening’s events!


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Go Ahead And Trademark

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Colorist Rita Hazan posted this amazing photo of Christie Brinkley to her Instagram account (Rita did the blonde!), and we have such a #wcw Woman Crush Wednesday infatuation with the gorgeous star! It just goes to show if you have a trademark style, you can rock it forever with just tiny tweaks and udpates. Once a supermodel, always a supermodel…

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful…Zendaya!

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CoverGirl announced their newest face: singer and actress Zendaya! The star will be modeling several new items from the brand, including TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette and Liners and Plumpify Mascara by LashBlast Pro. You’ll see her first commercial on TV during the Grammy Awards. P.S. Her gorgeous red lipcolor above is CoverGirls’ Colorlicious Lipstick in Seduce Scarlet!

NEW! Video From Sophisticate’s Star Beauty Blogger

Kimberly Caldwell is back (along with a few adorable friends!) to show us how to do a reverse French braid. Love it!


Guess Where Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide Is?

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We’re in beautiful Orlando covering #MatrixDestination’s fabulous gathering of some of our hair industry’s most amazing talent! We can hardly wait to report on this in our next issue and on our digital platforms. Stay tuned! Woo hoo!

It’s Time For A Makeover!

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New Year, New You!  Check out our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on newsstands now, featuring hundreds of styles…great color ideas…celebrities galore and the latest tips and trends! We love the look shown here….and how it can be changed up with a fringe! Douglas Carroll Salon in Raleigh, North Carolina, did the beautiful work….applause, applause!



We’re so loving that Ashley Tisdale is coming out with a makeup line this year, Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale. The singer/actress is definitely a beauty girl, changing up her haircolor and cuts on the regular, so it’s no wonder she’d develop a few eyeshadow and lip colors to keep up with her ever-evolving color palette. Stay tuned for more info!

Think Pink!

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We’re loving Hilary Duff on Younger, and even more when she’s off screen! The singer/actress has been changing up her mane hues lately, experimenting with all sorts of fun colors. Her latest venture? Pink! It looks absolutely adorable with her choppy bob.

High Rise

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What exactly was under Katy Perry’s high-rise hair at the Golden Globe Awards? More hair! Her hairstylist for the event, Franco Gobbi, created a triangle-shaped bump with synthetic hair, molding it with OSiS+ Glamour Queen Volumising Hairspray. He then positioned it on Katy’s crown, backcombed her hair around the bump, smoothed it over and pinned it into place to cover the triangle. By custom-making the bump to fit Katy’s head, it looked a bit more realistic, and also allowed for more natural movement when the singer moved her head. To finish the look, a flat iron was used on the ends of Katy’s hair, followed by a mist of OSiS+ Sparkler Shine Spray. Voila! A ’60s flair with a modern twist–perfect for Ms. Perry!

Jen Again!


The Critics’ Choice Awards were this past weekend, and Jennifer Aniston wowed everyone on the red carpet with her face-framing super-blonde highlights. (Almost like the Friends days!) Given that almost everything Jen does to her hair makes us swoon, we suspect there will be a rush on highlights at your local salon. Better book that appointment now!

Still Super. Very, Very Super.

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While a new generation of models are showing off on the runways, the “old” generation still has a lesson or two to teach. Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell are featured in the Spring 2016 campaign for fashion brand Balmain–looking stunning, fierce and owning their “supermodel” statuses. Take notes, young ones!


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Winter is the time to embrace a look in haircolor that speaks to timeless elegance with a sumputuous hue that reflects the season, like this stunning customized hair color from Aveda’s Full Spectrum hair color line. Antoinette Beenders, Aveda Global Creative Director, led a team of skilled international Aveda artists in creating the gorgeous portrait. The makeup reflects Aveda’s makeup palette showcasing hues emphasizing a rich berry vibe.


do your hair yourself

…Kinda! Once you’ve stepped out of the salon it’s nice to be able to return home and, the following day, recreate that same beautiful look! Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide to the rescue! Our regular feature, Sophisticate’s Home Styling Guide includes how-to information you can use to create the beautiful looks showcased, at home! Pick up our new issue today—we not only have at-home styling info, but also the very best new style, cut and color ideas, beauty products you can win and much, much more!

She’s So Worth It

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Susan Sarandon has been named the newest L’Oréal Paris brand ambassador, and will be the face of Age Perfect skincare and hair color. (And we love her hair hue!)

Lily’s Look

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Downton Abbey star Lily James stunned on the red carpet with a fresh, modern spring look. Her ethereal Marchesa gown called for a young and effortless makeup look, and makeup artist Jenn Streicher, using Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, was able to create the perfect face. “We wanted the makeup to look cool and hip to contrast the high glam of the gown. The goal was to have the beauty be the focus.”

Here are the key steps Streicher took to achieve Lily’s red-carpet makeup look…

>> To prep Lily’s skin and ensure a flawless canvas, Streicher applied moisturizer to the entire face, followed by an eye cream to reinvigorate the eye area. In the T-zone area, she applied Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow for a soft-focus finish and an instant “spotlight” effect.

>>A medium shade of foundation was applied all over, and brows were groomed.

lilys look 2>>Streicher swiped a copper eyeshadow across the lids, and lined the tops of the eyes and waterline with a brown liner. A smokey eyeshadow was then applied to the lash line and corners of the eyes, and cream eyeshadows in a rosy taup and peachy gold were applied across the lids. Streicher finished Lily’s eye look by applying four coats of mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

>>For a dewy glow, Streicher highlighted and sculpted Lily’s cheeks, nose, jawline and temples with a light-medium bronzer. She used Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Moon Beach on the cheekbones and down the center of nose, followed by a light pink blush on the cheekbones and at the apples.

>>To complete the look, Streicher opted for a nude lip by applying Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect, followed by a nude lipliner to perfect the shape.

Tell Me Lies…

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We know. Hilary Duff’s catchy version of this retro classic song has been running through our heads on repeat, too. It’s all in promotion of the star’s second season premiere of Younger, happening tonight on TVLand. The adventures continue for Hilary as Kelsey and Sutton Foster as Liza (both pictured above), and we’re definitely tuning in. So much drama! Lies! Truths! Fashion! Hair!

Gotta Secret…

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Not gonna keep it! The Pretty Little Liars make their return tonight on Freeform (the channel formerly known as ABC Family), with a five-year jump from where we last left Hanna, Aria, Spencer and Emily. Of course, with the time jump comes a hair jump, with each of the characters changing up their tress looks from high school to something a bit more mature. The most noticeable? Troian Bellisario’s Spencer, who now has bangs. Can’t wait to see everyone again!

Amy’s Golden Red Hair

Amy Adams looked stunning at last  night’s Golden Globe Awards with her red dress complementing her red locks. Celebrity master stylist Laini Reeves, for Pai-Shau, created Amy’s gorgeous waves.  “Amy’s hair is longer,” said Reeves, “and we decided the waves and center part would feel Versace [her dress designer]. The dress is so perfect and done that I felt a softer hair look would complement it and look absolutely beautiful.”

Here’s how Reeves created Amy’s tress look…

>> Reeves applied Pai-Shau Biphasic Infusion to Amy’s damp hair to defrizz and smooth. “It works deeper and longer, and it’s lighter than anything out there,” explains the hair pro. “It’s really weightless and lets hair move, and it also protects from the heat of the dryer and curling iron.” She then followed with a volumizing mouuse.

>>Amy’s hair was blow-dried, then curled using a 2″ curling iron. Before Reeve curled each section, she twisted the strands, then wrapped them around the outside of the barrel to create a freer look.

>>A soft-hold hairspray was misted over waves.

Golden Globes Tonight!

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We love a good red-carpet event, and the Golden Globes are one of the first big ones of the year, and one celebrities love to attend with a bit of style and panache. We’re looking forward to seeing the beauty looks of some of our favorites when the show airs tonight, including Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gina Rodriguez and Amy Schumer (pictured above), who was nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for the hilarious Trainwreck.

Stay tuned for red-carpet beauty moves from Sophisticate’s!


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We know those holiday bills are coming in (right?) and you still want to look fabulous. Now’s your chance to score a free beauty product! Check out our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide featuring Jennifer Lawrence on the cover—and enter to win one of our many fabulous products. We have hair dryers, flat irons, hair products and much, much more! So what are you waiting for? Now’s your chance to read a pretty cool magazine and score some swag!

Woo hoo!


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You can’t look away, can you? It’s the combination of red and brunette hues that set this silhouette on fire, combined with spikey layers that draw attention both in and out. Love. Want. Need. Hair by Jean Claude Aubry.

Photo: Laurent Darmon.

The Grow-Out Continues

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When The Big Bang Theory returns to prime-time tonight, we’ll get to see how Kaley Cuoco’s grow-out is progressing. The star snipped her locks into a super-short, super-cute pixie last year and has slowly been letting the length morph into a series of adorable choppy silhouettes. (In this Instagram shot, she and her hairstylist applaud the use of dry shampoo.) Just goes to prove you can try short hair without worrying about the grow-out!

American Idol Tonight!


And so we begin the final journey to becoming an American Idol. The singing competition kicks off its final season tonight, and judges Harry Connick, Jr., Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez are back, along with host Ryan Seacrest.

In addition to seeing the new crop of singers, we’re also excited to see Jennifer Lopez and her changing manes, not to mention her fashion statements! Tuning in to watch the tunes (and see who’s in tune!) for sure!

Zooey Time!

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The bangs are back! New Girl begins its new season tonight, and although Zooey Deschanel will be replaced by Megan Fox for part of the season, we’re excited to see the episodes one of our hair idols is in! Few do bangs and long hair better than Zooey–and her co-star Hannah Simone for that matter. Bring on the New Girl gang!


go with the flow

Just the right fringe. Double-look color. Face-framing layers. Perfectly twirled waves. #Want

Hair by Jean Claude Aubrey in Paris.


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Whoosh! The holidays are in the rear view mirror and it’s time to move forward with your resolutions. What? You didn’t make any? That’s ok! All you need for 2016 is beauty on the inside and out, and you know what? It will show up in that next selfie! Hairstyling in photo by the fab people at Sean Rocco Salon in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Photography by the amazing Tom Carson!


now its time for that makeover

The holidays are officially over and now it’s time to keep those resolutions and spend some me time on you-know-who! Our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide featuring Jennifer Lawrence on the cover has hundreds of fabulous style, cut and color ideas to choose from. We love this hot wispy bob Dancing With The Stars‘ Julianne Hough is wearing—for 2016! So pick up a copy of our new issue and book that appointment. You deserve it! To find a locale near you click on the Where’s My Magazine box to the right and presto!

Happy New Year!

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May 2016 be your brightest yet, filled with love, hope, peace, kindness and, of course, beauty.


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