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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.



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Have you checked out our current issue on newsstands? If not, you’re missing out on some of the best new hairstyles, haircuts and haircolor ideas for this season! What else are you missing? The chance to win over $10,000 in free beauty products and celebrity hairstyle secrets! So please pick up a copy this weekend…we really appreciate! Find a retailer near you by clicking on Where’s My Magazine box to the right of this post! Woo hoo!

Show Your Hairstylist Some Love!

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Today is officially Hairstylist Appreciation Day, so if you’ve got a special hair pro in your life who makes you feel like a million bucks every time you sit in his or her chair, be sure to send them a special thank you today. Great hair doesn’t make the world go ’round, but it does make it a prettier, more confident place to hang!

Smooth Chic

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You’re a smooth talker, you’ve got smooth moves and you know how to smooth things over–have you got the hair to match? This layered bob snip falls below the shoulders in a smooth sheet of gorgeous color (notice the amber highlights peeking through?), thanks to the style pros at jcp salon. Grab a flat iron and smoothing serum and you’re on your way. Have fun in smooth city!

Pia Mia Material

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Madonna sure knows how to pick them! The new model for her Material Girl line is Pia Mia, the singer just announced on Instagram this week. Pia is in good company, joining previous Material Girls Taylor Momsen, Kelly Osbourne and Zendaya. Sigh. We do love this blonde color. Sigh.

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Garden Party

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by Michael’s Salon and Day Spa in Dayton, OH, invites you to a garden party, where the champagne is flowing and the hair is perfect for an afternoon of celebrating outdoors.

garden party 2“Here at Michael’s, we have very talented designers whose talents involve more than just doing hair,” shares the salon. “One of these talented artists, Bess Gose, is an amazing gardener. For our most recent shoot, we were lucky enough to use her garden as the backdrop for our photo shoot. We went for a Garden Party theme, with spring dresses and wearable wavy hair, perfect for a spring or summer outdoor party.”

Hair by Lorann Thompson, Bess Gose, and Jodi “Reese” Abner/Michael’s Salon and Day Spa, Dayton, OH.

Photos: Michael Schuh.


Cool XCX

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Loving this very cool pic singer Charli XCX posted to her Instagram in advance of a new Boohoo collection. Let’s look at the details: perfectly swooped bangs; a wide, high-crown pony with a hair band; flipped-out edges; super-sleek sides; floral accents. Yup–everything we could ever hope for in a retro-cool style we’re totally ready to wear today. A for awesome.

NEW! Video From Sophisticate’s Star Beauty Blogger

Kimberly Caldwell shows off a quick, easy and totally cute upsweep you can do RIGHT NOW!


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One of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide‘s favorite singers, Kelly Clarkson, is celebrating her 33rd birthday today! Well…let’s see, she just gave birth to her second child, a son (his name is Remington—how cute is that?) and her song “Piece By Piece” has received critical acclaim. What else? She looks beautiful! Happy Birthday Kelly!


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Have you? Did you? Check out our new issue, that is? Well, you’ll want to pick up a copy this weekend and see some of the hottest hairstyles, haircuts and haircolors! We love this look from Atlanta’s Van Council (this is just one style from his lovely new collection)…don’t you? If you want to change up your hair this spring—let us be your own personal look-book!

Can’t find us? Check out the box to the right, Where You Can Find Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, enter your Zip code and you’re on your way to a gorgeous spring!

Chill Mint

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Is it clip-ins, or is it built in? They’ll never know, and we’ll never tell! Jazz up your current dark hue with a flash of fresh mint green (faux or real, does’t matter!) and a swept-across bang (faux or real, doesn’t matter!). The style champions at jcp salon prove you can do anything if you’ve got the mane motivation! Go ahead, make them green with envy. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

Wave Hello To Gina!

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Actress Gina Rodriguez happens to be really gifted at taming her own naturally wavy, frizz-prone hair, so it’s not surprise she’s teamed up with John Frieda Frizz Ease. “I’ve been a devotee of Frizz Ease for years,” says Gina, who views her natural waves as part of her Puerto Rican-American identity and a beautiful thing. “Since my hair’s naturally wavy, I’ve spent more than my fair share of time fighting frizz. Frizz Ease is the only thing that can help tame frizz and leave my hair looking smooth, so this partnership feels like a natural fit.”

Look for Gina and John Frieda to team together on the #FrizzFreeHairGoals campaign. “I’m excited to have the chance to show women that they don’t have to suffer from frizzy hair forever—there’s a better way to style.”

Hubba Hubba

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Major kudos to Sandra Perovic from the United Kingdom, who was just named the Champion of the American Crew 2015-2016 All-Star Challenge. The event recognizes some of the best stylists in the world, and celebrates their talent and dedication to the art of men’s grooming. For her winning look above, Perovic was inspired by the iconic looks of James Dean and Elvis Presley.

Congratulations to all of the finalists in the Challenge:

  • Guy Gallo, Australia
  • Hasan Nasser, Canada
  • Jesper Olsen, Denmark
  • Guillaume Fort, France
  • Givi Jintchvelashvili, Georgia
  • Frederic Mendes de Sousa, Luxembourg
  • Frida Andersson, Norway
  • Paulo Soares, Portugal
  • Rustam Mirasov, Russia
  • Federico Lucchese, Italy
  • Robert Dallo, Spain
  • Kevin Herzog, Switzerland
  • Renat Murzagaleev, Ukraine
  • Sandra Perovic, United Kingdom
  • Sara Leahy, United States

Platinum Release

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Coachella music festival usually brings out all sorts of hot and trendy looks among the stars, and this year is no exception. Taylor Swift showed off a very, very bright blonde on Twitter this weekend, captioning her pic “Bleachella.” If this doesn’t make us want to go blonde for summer…


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We are awash in all the different fun colors for this season’s music fest goers. Love this green hue from Pravana Vivids shown on blogger Alysha Nett’s mane. Do you dare?


time for special occasion hair

Prom? Wedding? Gala? Not to worry! jcp salon Artistic Director Nick Stenson has you covered with some gorgeous hairstyles in the new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale now! One of Nick’s gorgeous hair designs is shown here—but there are more in our June edition! Let this very special issue be your inspo board, because we’ve got the very best in haircolor, haircuts and hairstyles! If that isn’t enough, we also have the latest info on beauty products and celebrity hair looks.

Now while you’re out and about today—don’t forget to pick up a copy….we hope you love!

Punk Princess

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Feeling a little…creative? edgy? cool? Best try out this fussy fauxhawk, perfect for accentuating rockstar curls. The hair pros at jcp salon created the very hip profile, finishing off the look with a striking touch of teal that spells both chic sophistication and “I’m it” all at once. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

It’s Cara!

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Model Cara Delevingne attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Beauty brand Rimmel London just announced their newest brand ambassador: Cara Delevingne! Shares the model/actress about her new gig: “I’m honoured to be working with Rimmel. It’s the first make-up brand I was introduced to as a teenager. I’m a London girl through and through and Rimmel truly captures and represents the city’s edgy, cosmopolitan beauty styles.”

Look for Cara in a series of ads and campaigns coming up. Can’t wait to see what the edgy star does with the edgy brand!

Photo: courtesy Rimmel London.

Wanna Be A Model?

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Here’s your chance! The annual”Mario, Make Me A Model” competition, sponsored by hairdresser Mario Tricoci and his salons, is holding open model calls in June–no experience necessary! Top contenders will become finalists, with an eventual winner being chosen for a campaign and other perks. Check out the details above, and on the website listed. Good luck!

Idolizing Blonde

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Now that we’ve had a minute to absorb it all, we absolutely love Katharine McPhee’s new blonde look! The star is normally brunette for her role on TV’s Scorpion, but as soon as the show went on their summer hiatus, colorist Tracey Cunningham imbued Katharine’s locks with sunny blonde shade. You may remember Katharine from American Idol, and that’s where she debuted her new look–on the series finale a few days back. The star shared a pic of her and hairstylist Chad Wood, just before the show. Blonde. Waves. We love it all!


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For an easy alternative to a curling iron, try a clip-less curling wand—its conical shape creates natural-looking spirals.

Gigi’s Bangin’ Look!


The MTV Movie Awards were pretty entertaining to watch last night, and there was tons of great fashion and hair to see (Kendall’s bubble pony, Charlize’s knots), but one of our faves from the night was Gigi Hadid’s layered cut with down-to-there bangs. Loved the look on her; it’s a look we would definitely take to our stylist!


We’re excited to watched the fan-fueled MTV Movie Awards today! One of our favorite comedic stars, Melissa McCarthy, will be winning an award (or so we hear)! We love the star’s new look! Go Molly!


get smart about haircolor

Now that we have your attention, we want to point out our beautiful June issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is on sale at newsstands everywhere! This edition features the best in hairstyles, haircuts, haircolor choices, celebrity beauty tips, product news and much, much more. This look we love, by Jean-Marc Maniatis, personifies how we feel about spring! New season, new look! Ready, set, go—to the newsstand that is!


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Dress up your ponytail by wrapping a strand of free hair around the elastic before securing it with a bobby pin.

Ice, Ice, Baby

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Do you remember Twiggy, the supermodel famous for her ultra-hip pixie snip? It’s still a very cool look–especially when amped up with an icy, blue-gray hue, like the style pros at jcp salon did for this profile. Bonus: Lots of extra shine! #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

Brec Girl!

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brec girl 1Meet Brec Bassinger!

She may only be 16, but don’t forget this Texas-native and rising TV star’s name! There’s no doubt that Brec Bassinger will be the next ‘It’ girl! Brec stars as Bella, a cheerleader-turned-quarterback, in Nickelodeon’s hit series Bella and The Bulldogs. Sophisticate’s sat down for an exclusive interview with the actress to talk about girl power, her favorite beauty products and her styling secrets for that stunning blonde mane. Read the rest of this entry »

She’s Baa-aack!

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Wednesday nights are one of our favorite nights, due to the fact that Nashville is on TV, and tonight–we’re doubly excited: it’s the return of Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes! We’ve seen from the previews it looks like Hayden/Juliette is rocking a fab bob snip, and we just know it won’t be long before she heads to the stage in full-volume, full-length, full-glamour mode. Can’t. Wait.

Trending Sleek

Kacey Musgraves stops by the CBS Photo Booth during the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3, 2016 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

At the Academy of Country Music Awards this past weekend, Sophisticate’s spotted a hair trend that seems to taking hold–the slicked back sleek look. Kacey Musgraves (shown here), Kelsea Ballerini and even Nancy O’Dell (who added a bit of volume to her profile!) all held down the smooth fort with their sizzling silhouettes. Are we swapping out our beachy waves for sleek detail? Only time will tell–in the meantime, better make sure your flat iron is in working order!


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Hot oil treatments help add moisture and shine to hair.

iheart Hair!

The iHeart Radio awards were last night, and the stars hit the red carpet in true fashionista style. Here’s a few of our favorite looks…

↓ Zendaya looks super-chic in a straight bob with bangs.
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↓ Taylor Swift adds a bit of a wave to her blunt-cut bob.
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↓ Laura Marano adds some serious volume to her crown and waves.
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↓ Selena Gomez is cool and casual with her tousled locks.
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↓ Iggy Azalea opts for a slicked-back updo.
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↓ Julianne Hough combines a pompadour and an upsweep.
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↓ Kelly Osbourne causes a double-take with her longer-than-long tresses.
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↓ Demi Lovato is all that and more her sleek side bob.
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Photos courtesy iHeart Radio.


We’re all set for the ACM Awards on CBS today! Can hardly wait to see what hairstyles stars like Miranda Lambert (shown here), Carrie Underwood and others will be wearing. The boys? How about Luke Bryant and Dierks Bentley (shown here, too!)?

Oohh….let’s have a house party!

Superstars Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, Country Music's Party of the Year®, broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3, 2016 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. As the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, this will be Bryan's fourth consecutive turn hosting the Awards, while Bentley marks his first time hosting a live televised event. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved


the best in hairstyle trends

We’re so excited about our new issue that just went on sale this week…we can hardly contain ourselves! Loaded with the best hairstyles/haircuts/haircolors anywhere (yes, even including the old Internet) this edition is our best ever. Check it out and find out what looks the celebs will be wearing, the latest new product news, tons of at-home hairstyling ideas and much, much more! To find a retailer near you click on the Where You Can Find box at right and you’re on your way to more fab beauty!

Smooth Move!

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Work, play, other–this sleek style is perfect for anything you’ve got your mind set on doing. The style pros at jcp salons created the look, and share that a smoothing serum is a must-have product for this pin-straight style. “Combined with a flat iron, serum helps tame frizzies and gives you a sleek, polished look.” Great style inspiration and good advice–love! #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

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