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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.


For Ever Charli XCX

for ever charlixcx

You’ve bounced around your living room to her music (she wrote Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love,” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” as well as her own hit, “Boom Clap”), now get ready to bounce around wearing Make Up For Ever looks inspired by the singer. The makeup company has announced a worldwide artistic collaboration with the singer/songwriter!

“I love the creative energy of Make Up Forever. They create products that allow me to experiment and be free. When I wear makeup I can feel sexy, demure, classic, futuristic… so many different things. Make Up For Ever is vibrant, energetic and diverse. I can play with the products to suit my mood. That’s what I love the most,” shares Charli.

Can’t wait to see what new beauty moves Charli will bring!

Empire Of Style

empire of style

Empire is on tonight! Hooray! We’re big fans, and we’re super-excited that CoverGirl has a cool collaboration going with the hit TV show. The beauty pros created a glamourous look for Rhonda, played by Kaitlin Doubleday. Here’s the breakdown for her fab facade shown here–and take note of that mascara! It’s a limited-edition Empire product!

The Rhonda Look: Smokey Eye, Nude Lip
Glossy lips and larger than life lashes.

ON THE EYES: Eye Shadow Quads in Stunning Smokeys, Queen Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Midnight and Empire Lash Blast Volume Mascara in Very Black

ON THE FACE: Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder 405 in Golden Light, Cheekers Blush in Classic Pink

ON THE LIPS: Outlast Longwear Lipstick in 900 Phantom Pink, Colorlicious Lipstick in 235 Champagne


color trends

What’s hot in haircolor around the USA? Better pick up the new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide to find out! We’re on sale everywhere as of today, and we’ve got a round-up of salons from across the states who have shared with us which mane shades are hot and happening in their neck of the woods–and which celebrity haircolors everyone is asking for. The one star all corners mentioned? Khloé Kardashian and her hot blonde!

Shailene’s Waves


While we may have finally gotten used to Shailene Woodley’s short snip and blonde hair (a change from our initial introduction to The Secret Life Of The American Teenager long, light-brunette mane), there’s a new version of the actress’s mane in town. For her recent premiere of Allegiant, Shailene hit the red carpet with a shoulder-length, wavy bob in a deep, dark shade. Shares hairstylist Keith Carpenter, who styled her for the event, “Shailene really wanted her look to be very natural and undone with slight direction.”

Here’s how the mane pro achieved her look…

>>“Getting Shailene ready for her red carpet premiere for Allegiant, I used the Matrix Total Results Rock it Texture Sea Salt Spray and allowed her hair to dry naturally.”

>>“Once roughly dried, I applied the Matrix StyleLink Texture Builder, and used a 1-1/2 inch flat iron to curl hair in a criss-cross style, to achieve a more natural wave and movement.”

>>“To finish the look and achieve a casual, tousled effect, I used the Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose Finishing Spray.”


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Brightness, light, color! Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is riding the Mermaid Wave with the new Joico Color Intensity Mermaid Blue, Fiery Coral and Black Pearl! Haircolor rock star Sue Pemberton did the beautiful work for Joico; Hama Sanders did the photography. The good news is these colors aren’t just for the brave, since more and more people are trying beautiful new looks that expresses their inner artist! Amp up your look with the new Joico K-PAK Color Intensity….perfect for the warm months ahead!


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Ohhh…it’s that time again! Our current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is almost gone, with our new June/July issue coming right up, on sale next week. Now, don’t get us wrong—our new one is fabulous, -but if you’ve not checked out our April issue Jennifer Lopez on the cover, you may feel terrible 🙂

Thank you so much for your continued support—we know you’ll love the hundreds of terrific styles, haircolor ideas, product news, celebrity interviews and more. Woo hoo! (P.S. Only kidding about the terrible part!)

Red And Ready

red and ready

Whether you were born brunette, blonde or other, if you’re ready to take the plunge, now is a great time to go red! This scarlet number is a gorgeous shade, and the style pros at jcp salon have styled it beautifully, taking a basic long look into bombshell territory with giant waves and a fabulously  unique center part with braided detail. Now you’re ultra-contemporary!

Sophisticate’s At America’s Beauty Show-VIDEO, PART II

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was on the scene at America’s Beauty Show to experience all the beauty happenings, and shared our first video yesterday. And now, here’s our second video!

Sophisticate’s At America’s Beauty Show–VIDEO PLAY!

Americas’ Beauty Show is a big deal, with hundreds of hair, nail and beauty companies showing off their latest products and all sorts of fabulous hairstylists giving us a taste of today’s hottest trends, and the trends of tomorrow. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was on the scene to witness every detail, and created TWO amazing videos for you. Here’s one of them now…stay tuned for the second video tomorrow!



look what matrix is up to

We were so excited this morning to open a special product-filled box containing the wonderful new Matrix Biolage Sugar Shine System. This is the product line that all the celebrity stylists are talking about—and you should be asking your salon about as well! Beautiful packaging, too (so shiny!).


hairschools giving back

Paul Mitchell Schools is kicking off their 13th annual FUNraising campaign, with a goal of raising $2.5 million for nine major charities and dozens of local nonprofits. Students and team members from the 100-plus cosmetology schools will sepnd 11 weeks riasing money for this year’ supported organizations:

→ Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, represented by Donny and Marie Osmond
→ Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer Foundation
→ Magic Johnson Foundation, represented by Earvin “Magic” Johnson
→ Gary Sinise Foundation, represented by Gary Sinise
→ No Limits, represented by comedian/motivational speaker Kathy Buckley
→ Food 4 Africa, represented by John Paul DeJoria
→ Thirst Project, represented by Eden Sassoon and Seth Maxwell
→ CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking), represented by Dolph Lundgren
→ Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation

Last year, Paul Mitchell Schools raised $1.7 million, bringing their 12-year total to over $15.2 million—and spending less than 4% on overhead, an amazingly low amount compared to the national average of 25%.

The annual FUNraising Gala, the highlight of the annual campaign, takes place on May 15, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

We LOVE this big giveback!

Dusk To Dawn Hairstyling!

dusk to dawn hairstyling

Hair team Sam Villa does it again with this maginificent detached shaped cut that reflects
a fundamental element of current short  hair trends.  The fab cut has a tier of short detachment through the crown area, and a collapsed neckline created by draping another area of hidden detachment through the nape area. The Sam Villa Light Professional Ionic Blow Dryer was used to dry the shape, using hands to create the appeal of a bit of imperfection! Redken products were used for the polished shine.

Become A Blow-Dry Rock Star!

become a blow-dry rock star

Ever wonder how the pros at your salon do it? You know, create that fab look you love that you usually have a tough time recreating at home? We went to the pros at Andis to find out what the tips and tricks really are! Want to know? You’ll have to pick up our April/May edition on sale now at newsstands everywhere. What else is in the issue? Hundreds of beautiful styles, haircolor ideas, the latest product news,  giveaways and much, much more! So hurry before we sell out—you’ll for sure want this edition!

Turn It Upside Down

turn it upside down

Love the bob but looking for something with a little more edge? Turn it upside down with an inverted bob–shorter in the back and longer in the front–like this chic profile by the style pros at jcp salon. Take it up another notch with an ombre that goes from soft black to cinnamon red. Now we’re talking. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

Doing A Bob Right

doing a bob right

Khloe´Kardashian is looking fabulous these days with her fab figure and her bobbed tresses. She even went a few inches shorter! Love! This is definitely one to take to your hairstylist, ladies, for the “I-want-it” factor.


thurs 2

thursday 2


To eliminate frizz, use a quality blow-dryer with comb attachment and direct the airflow of the dryer down the hair shaft.

America’s Beauty Show Photo Album

What a weekend! America’s Beauty Show took place in Chicago this past weekend, and Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (along with thousands of hairdressers and beauty companies!) was there to see, meet and absorb all things pretty and wonderful. Here’s a look at some of the photos we snapped during the festivities–and stay tuned for our video coming up soon!

A New Hue

a new hue

It’s amazing how much a new haircut or haircolor can give you a boost of confidence! Normally brunette Ariel Winter (Modern Family‘s Alex) debuted a bold red hair hue last week and is loving life as a strawberry girl. Maybe it’s time book that appointment for yourself?


americas beauty s how

Here we are at Chicago’s beautiful McCormick Place covering the fabulous America’s Beauty Show! We will be shooting videos, photos—and blasting all the is hair and beauty on all our platforms. So join in the the fun and keep Checking our Facebook and Instagram…yes yes!


country music style

Hair and beauty is big with country’s gorgeous stars…from Carrie to Taylor (originally country)! To Miranda and now meet Cam! Country’s curly breakout star takes time out and spills her best beauty secrets in our May issue on sale at newsstands everywhere! Of course we have the very best hairstyles, haircolor ideas, how-tos, product giveaways and new product news—plus many more gab surprises. So pickup a copy today…we know you’ll love!

Medium Wow

medium wow

The perfect balance between long and short, medium-length hair is super flattering on almost everyone. This long-layered cut, by the style pros at jcp salon, beautifully frames the face in a rich, red hue with hints of deep burgundy and wine. The layers give you lots of styling options, shifting into bangs and flips without a ton of styling work. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

Pump Up The Volume

The Voice - Season 10

Just in case you needed one more reason to let the world know how beautiful and fabulous you are, we present Christina Aguilera. In a promo shot for her coaching duties on The Voice, the singer lets her fab style and out-to-there hair do all the talking, and she’s saying she’s all that and the whole potato-chip factory. If Christina can do it, so can you. Turn the volume up, ladies!

Confidence Boost

confidence boost

Turn on your TV tonight to get a little Demi Lovato action—her and Nick Jonas will be providing the musical entertainment for the Victoria’s Secret Swim Special on CBS. And, of course, you’ll also get to see all that gorgeous hair that Vicki’s models are known for…even if it is a little wet from the beaches of St. Barths!

Marissa & Ryan Are Back Together!

marissa and ryan are back together

Well, almost. Fans of The O.C. will remember the star-crossed love of  Marissa and Ryan, played by Mischa Barton and Ben McKenzie. You’ve probably seen Ben as James Gordon on Gotham, and after the new cast of Dancing With The Stars was named this morning, with Mischa as one of the celebrity contestants, that means both Ben and Mischa are back on primetime! (We know it’s a stretch, but we can dream, can’t we?) And besides, both of them have great hair, so even if we can’t see them in the same show, we can admire those stylized locks separately!

Goop For You!

Gwyneth Paltrow head shot

From a website to your bathroom, Gwyneth Paltrow brings you Goop. Branching out from the worldwide web, Gwyneth has launched the goop by Juice Beauty, a skincare line merging luxury formulas with certified organic ingredients. The skincare line capitalizes on the Goop aesthetic: fresh-faced, glowy, natural beauty. “Even if you’re wearing makeup, you want a healthy glow that always shines through,” says Gwyneth, who worked with her dedicated team to create and launch the line with organic skincare leader Juice Beauty.

The collection debuts with a range of six skincare solutions made with plant-based juices to rejuvenate skin; all are formulated with certified organic ingredients. “There’s this myth that if it’s not loaded with chemicals, it can’t possibly work,” says the actress. “Actually, pure organic and natural formulas can work as well as, if not better, than conventional products. We’ve created luxurious, clean, organic formulas that are proven effective – we hope they change the way women think about skin care.”

Hmmm…. If it helps us look as good as Gwyneth, it might be work a go!



a study in black and white

It’s Sunday and time to get a little artsy! We love this look from our friends at The Douglas Carroll Salon in Raleigh, North Carolina. Douglas Carroll David and his son Jordan Carroll David designed their newest portfolio…a study in black and white. We’ll showcase the entire collection in an upcoming issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide. Don’t you just love? ♥


check out celebrity hairstyle secrets

Our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide features fab stars galore…like one of our favorite redheads Carrie Preston! The Good Wife and Crowded star took time out to catch us up on all that is hair and makeup in an exclusive interview. Of course there are many more celebs, hairstyling and haircolor ideas, free product giveaways and much, much more in the current issue, on newsstands now. What are you waiting for? Check us out…and drop us a line letting us know how we did. Love you! Spring is almost here!

Lavender Mist

lavender mist

Go a little bold while you’re also going a little romantic with your tresses. Soft, lilac highlights give this long bob a pretty touch of the unexpected, courtesy of the style pros at jcp salon. Finish the look with wide, tousled curls that mysteriously drape over one eye. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

The Great Cate


the great cateWe love Cate Blanchett not only for her acting roles, but also for her sense of style. She always looks beautiful on the red carpet with a classic vibe tinged with a hint of fashion-forward edge. For The Oscars, Cate surprised us a bit with her new short cut–she had six inches lopped off just that day! Wella Professionals stylist Robert Vetica and Cate discussed the bold decision of cutting her hair the day of the Oscars for quite some time. “This is one of the reasons I love this woman so much! I mean who cuts their hair the day of? She is bold and makes her regal presence known,” shares Vetica. Here are the styling steps for Cate’s finished look…

Step-by-Step Styling

ONE Apply a blow-dry lotion to damp locks, then blow-dry hair, curving the back under and lifting at roots for volume.

TWO Section the hair into two parts and apply Wella Professionals EIMI Thermal Image to help create more volume and allow for natural movement.

THREE Curl each section with a 1 inch curling iron, just to give the hair bend. Quickly set each curl on a Velcro roller at a diagonal angle away from the face, and spray with finishing spray.

FOUR Allow the rollers to stay in 45 minutes, then remove and gently brush through curls, using a blow-dryer to help loosen the set.

FIVE Finish the look with another shot of finishing spray to ensure the results last.

Swing And A Hit!

swing and a hit

Love, love, love this swingy angled bob by Master Hairstylist and Coloris Margarita Ford of Euodia Salon in Moorpark, CA. It’s got a great line, and the color is so fresh and bright it’s radiating straight through the screen. #hairgoals indeed.

Bieber Birthday Fever

bieber birthday fever

Even though it’s not too late, we’re not going to say we’re sorry for posting a retrospect of Justin Bieber’s hair in honor of his birthday today because, let’s face it, the boy does hair. From his early days with endless bangs always in his eyes, to a more defined snip to his current blonde profile, you have to admire The Biebs for changing up his mane ways. So, baby, we’re not sorry we’re giving you a beauty and a beat! (Although we may be a little sorry for that last line!)

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