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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.


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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!

   

British Hairdressing Awards–The Winners List!


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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide would like to send giant congratulations to the winners of the 2016 British Hairdressing Awards, announced last night in a fab soiree in London. The winners are…

British Hairdresser of the Year: Angelo Seminara

London Hairdresser of the Year: Luke Benson, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex
 (that’s his gorgeous winning look, above)

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year: Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International, Uddingston

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year: Julian Dalrymple, The Sitting Room, Ballymena

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year: Nick Malenko and Sophie Beattie, Royston Blythe, Wolverhampton

North Western Hairdresser of the Year: Marcello Moccia, Room 97 Creative Hairdressing, Wakefield

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Joseph Ferraro, Joseph Ferraro, Harrogate

Southern Hairdresser of the Year: Anne Veck, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year: Steven Smart, Smartest 73, Weston-Super-Mare

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Joseph I’Anson and Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson, Mansfielf

Artistic Team of the Year: Angelo Vallillo Academy, Nottingham

Newcomer of the Year: William Lamb, Daniel Granger Hairdressing, Northampton

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year: Indira Schauwecker, TONI & GUY, Covent Garden

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: Terri Kay and Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson, Mansfield

Afro Hairdresser of the Year: Robert Eaton and Karla Ancliff-Smith, Russell Eaton, Leeds

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year: Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton, Leeds

 

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HOW-TO: Disco Texture, Baby!


5 STEPS TO TAKE YOU TO FUNKY TOWN!

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What shines brighter than a disco ball? Your holiday hairstyle, obviously! Make a celebratory splash with this hair look by runway stylist and L’anza Healing Haircare ambassador Jorge Luis, who created the look for Son Jung Wan’s NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 show. Luis was inspired by Studio 54 in the ‘70s, and created the mane look to replicate the iconic disco era. “It was all about texture, volume and a sense of fun,” he shares. “My go-to inspirations were Donna Summer, Jerry Hall and Bo Derek.”

Here’s how to recreate these playful, statement-seeking styles at home…

1–Create a middle part with a rattail comb. Grab large sections of hair close to each side of the part and French braid until halfway through hair, then secure. Repeat on the other side.
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French braid remaining hair on both sides and secure.

 

3–For remaining hair underneath, wrap small to medium sections of hair (in random directions) tightly around a chopstick; place the wrapped hair in-between flat iron plates for a minute, shifting the iron position as needed to apply heat to all the hair. Release the chopstick and comb resulting curls out.
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disco-texture4–Spray curls with L’anza Healing Style Dry Texture Spray to add volume and hold, followed by L’anza Color Illuminator Hair Brightening Spray for shine.

 

5–Finish with humidity resistant finishing spray to give firm, natural-looking hold.

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Why So Blue?


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Because it looks really cool, right? If you ever wondered whether or not you could pull off blue makeup, let Lucy Hale be your inspiration. A berry-blue lipstick looks super-sultry on the newly blonde Pretty Little Liars’ star, and may work for you, too. But in case you’re still not sure about the hue for your lips, check out her smokey eye look created with blue eyeshadow. Now that, you can do, right?

Photo: Instagram.com/lucyhale.

3 Stars You Can’t Miss


As is our fabulous style, the newest issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is filled to the brim with beautiful cuts and colors, including fabulous styles worn by your favorite stars. Here are just three of them…

1.  Hayden PanettiereNASHVILLE - ABC's "Nashville" stars Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes. (ABC/Andrew Eccles)

 

2.  Khloé Kardashian
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3.  Miley Cyrus
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Find more in Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide! Can’t find an issue near you? Click on the “Where To Find” box on this page and you’ll be taken to a magical website that will give you the name of place nearest you where you pick up a copy of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide. See you there!

Gilmore Girls!


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Winter, spring, summer or fall–all you have to do is sign in to Netflix to find out what happened to Lorelai and Rory after the popular Gilmore Girls series ended on The CW. Starting today, you can watch all four brand-new episodes (one per season!) and see all your favorite Stars Hollow players. Pass the coffee, please, we’re settling in!

A Beauty Bargain!


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Clark Kent or Superman?


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Whether he’s a super-hero in disguise or just your personal hero, he deserves an awesome cut. In the office or after hours, this crisp style created by the mane experts at jcp salon is the pefect choice. Bonus: The styling options are endless–from groomed Clark Kent to wind-tousled Superman. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

Thanking YOU!


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On this Thanksgiving Day, Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is giving thanks to you, our readers! From fashionistas to mane mavens, color chameleons to trendsetters, hairstylists to salon owners, and everyone else who purchases and reads each issue of the magazine, we appreciate each and every one of you. You’re fabulous!

Hair by Danielle Blakeley of Yoshiko Hair in Melbourne. Photo by Peter Rosetzky.

ONE GREAT LOOK: Mermaid Mane-spiration


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Hair by Ashley Medina Wilkinson at Curl Up And Dye, Los Lunas, NM

Why have normal-colored hair when you can be a mermaid? Reminiscent of something in your dreams, these stunning swirls of magenta, lavender, dusty rose and royal purple are straight out of a fairytale. Ribbons of vivid tresses are left sleek at the roots and bounce into clouds of soft curls for a dreamy design.

6 Steps To Fab Tri-Color Nails


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tri-color-nailsSpice up your digits with a shimmery nail look from nail artist Rose Velez-Miggins. As the lead artist of Cesar Galindo’s NYFW 2016 show, Velez-Miggins created a gorgeous “tri-color fade” design with official nail sponsor, Dermelect.

Here’s the step-by-step for how you can nab this nail look….

1.  Prep nails with nail cleanser.

2.  Apply a strengthening base coat.

3.  Apply two coats of color #1. For the green look, Dermelect Fearless; for the pink look, Head Turner, for the gold look, Nobody’s Fool. Allow to dry.

4.  Sponge color #2 on the tip, and color #3 in one of the corners by the cuticle so you have a tri-color effect; repeat as necessary for color saturation. For the green look: Verdue and Heirloom; for the pink look: Fant-A-Sea and Mellow Drama; for the gold look: Hold Me and Luminous.
**Pro Tip: Any three colors that complement each other can be used for a tri-color sponge effect.

5.  Apply a manicure-extending top coat.

6.  Finish with cuticle oil.

Photos: Carissa Lancaster/courtesy Dermelect.

3 Steps To Witney-Perfect Hair


NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Dancer Witney Carson attends the Skin Cancer Foundation Media Awards Gala at the Mandarin Oriental New York on October 18, 2016. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

Even though the Dancing With The Stars finale is tonight, you can still keep a little of the show’s style with you, in the form of Witney Carson’s very chic sleek, but volume-filled red-carpet style. Created by Matrix Artistic Director Daniel Roldan, “The look was a collaboration between Witney and I based on what she was wearing,” the hairstylist says. “I also feel like she has a very iconic look, a la Brigitte Bardot. A gorgeous beauty! So this was a bit ‘60s-inspired as well.”

Here’s how you can copy Witney’s mane moves in three simple steps!

1.  Apply Matrix Style Link Blowout Skinny Queen to the front of hair to smooth down and add shine. Blow-dry hair upside-down to create volume. Flip hair back and create a side part.

2.  Distribute a volumizing mousse throughout dry hair, starting three inches away from scalp and working down to the ends of the hair (Roldan used Matrix Oils Wonders Volume Rose Mousse). Flat-iron hair, curving a touch along the ends. (Make sure the mousse dries in the hair before applying heat from the flat iron!)

3.  Lightly backcomb the crown area for extra volume, and spray a finishing spray to lock in smoothness.

Photo: courtesy Matrix.

Red-Carpet Alert!


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We love a good red carpet, and the American Music Awards are on of our favorites, bringing out not only singers, but models and actresses, too, all decked out in glitter and stilettos with some seriously rocking hair. We’re especially looking forward to seeing the different looks Gigi Hadid will be wearing as one of the hosts!

We’re tuning in tonight. Are you?

Photo: Instagram.com/gigihadid.

3 Hot Holiday Hues–For Your Nails!


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With the holidays fast approaching, you’re probably in get-sparkly mode. Sophisticate’s can help you out on the digits front, by revealing some of the season’s hot nail hues, all available from CND…

1.  Extravaglint
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2.  Turquoise Tidings
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3.  Revelry Red
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For more info on great manicures for the season, check out the current issue of Sophisticate’s, on sale now, that features our “Holiday Tips” article.

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Cool Crop


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Cute and casual, this cropped cut leaves plenty of length on top for tons of styling versatility. Try it piecey and messy or sculpted to a high-gloss finish. And don’t forget to top it off with a cool blonde hue that brings the attitude and the fun. All courtesy of the style pros at jcp salon. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

6 Quick Steps To A Chic Holiday Look


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With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to take beauty into your own hands. What better way to celebrate this cheerful time than with a sexy updo, designed by celebrity hairstylist John Blaine, also the creator of the haircare line, Vine de la Vie. This holiday bouffant look is the perfect combination of elegance and festivity, sprinkled with a playful vibe we know you love as much as we do. Blaine shares how you can create this style right at home:

1.  On wet hair, apply equal parts of Vin d’OR Leave-In Elixir and a hydrating serum, concentrating product on root area.

2.  Blow-dry hair with a round brush; you can pick the size of the brush according to your hair length. This style was done with a small/medium brush to put in more curl.

3.  Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl sections of hair, then pin curls at root to cool.

4.  After hair has cooled, remove pins and brush out curls.

5.  Make a side part and use a rat-tail comb to backcomb the top and crown area.

6.  Pump hydrating serum into hands and pull hair into a high pony and secure. Spray with your favorite hairspray to set.

ONE GREAT LOOK: Dreamy Vanilla Swirls


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Hair by Brooke Ann Warakomski of The Hair Lounge On Main, Wilkes-Barre, PA

It’s hard to resist a dreamy vanilla-blonde mane featuring melting layers of butterscotch and nutmeg. Sleek ribbons of delicious color in this straight style make us hungry for some satisfying color like this! (Don’t you bet this looks great curled, too?)

Sweet/Vicious


Sophisticate’s Exclusive: A Chat With MTV’s Sweet/Vicious Star Eliza Bennett!

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British-born Eliza Bennett is the one to watch this season on MTV’s new primetime dramedy, Sweet/Vicious. Premiering tonight, Eliza plays Jules Thomas, a sorority girl who is avenging sexual assault victims on campus. “She is pretty sweet and wholesome, and something awful happens to her,” Eliza told Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide in an exclusive interview. “To sort of channel her frustration and injustice about sexual assault, she becomes a vigilante at night.”

Eliza might play an action-packed hero on-screen, but her character Jules rocks glam extensions. “My character has really long, wavy, blonde hair, so I have hair extensions for the show,” the British actress revealed to us. “It’s curled every day to create Jules’ loose body wave, and my hair is teased a lot to blend with the clip-in extensions.”

Want to read more about Eliza’s off-screen beauty moves? Pick up a February 2017 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (on sale now!) and don’t forget to tune in to Sweet/Vicious tonight on MTV!

10 Tips For At-Home Cool Colors


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He’s the man responsible for Hayley Williams of Paramore’s jaw-dropping hues—so if there’s anyone you can trust for some color tips, it’s him! Brian O’Connor, Creative Director of the hair dye line goodDYEyoung, tells you his expert tips on how to properly color your hair at home without the “Oops!” Whether you’re going bold or keeping it natural, here are a few things to know…

1  If you’re deciding between pink and blue, and will do the other color a month later, always go with the lighter color first. It will fade out and you can put the darker color over it. Red, blue and green tend to be harder to get out of the hair and harder to cover up.

2  Plan on it taking 2-3 hours—especially if doing a double process.

3  Be patient!! It may take a few weeks to achieve what you really want.

4  Remember what you learned in kindergarten: follow the instructions.

5  A timer is your best friend…set one!

6  Avoid wearing anything you don’t want to ruin; it can get messy quick. Designate certain towels for the job—don’t use the good ones.

7  Careful of over-processing when bleaching.

8  Rinse your hair out really, really well.

9  Never use conditioner before applying color to pre-lightened hair. GoodDYEyoung has conditioning ingredients in the formula; it is your conditioner.

10  If you’re bold color curious, but not committed, try a clip-in color extension first.

Have any great haircolors you achieved at home? Show us! You can tag us on Instagram or send us a photo on Facebook!

3 Great Looks For Your Guy


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…And, okay, you ladies can admire them, too! One great cut from Sergio Bossi in France produces three totally hot finishes. It’s hard to pick a favorite, isn’t it?

Your Next Hair Move


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If you’ve been sitting with the fun-hued hair look idea for a while, but still aren’t sure you want to take the plunge, this tress move from Lakme in Australia may just change your mind. Just this side of lavender, the color is subtle and head-turning all at once. You’ll find this style–as well as hundreds of other cut and color ideas–in the current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale now. Just look for cover girl Miley Cyrus and grab your copy today! Trouble finding it? Click on the “Where To Find” box on this page and you’re on your way. Happy reading!

Faux Hawk


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A tapered undercut gets rock ’n roll attitude with a voluminous, asymmetric, faux-hawk finish. The style pros at jcp salon added lots of styling product for volume, then worked longer crown lengths up, up, up while sides were slicked down, down, down. You’re just too cool, and now you look the part. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

Salute Our Veterans!


For every haircut purchased by Hair Cuttery patrons on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a local veteran. (PRNewsFoto/Hair Cuttery)

Salute your local veterans this November 11 (tomorrow!) by participating in Hair Cuttery’s Share-A-Haircut program on Veterans Day. For every haircut purchased at Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a veteran. Hair Cuttery partners with local veteran’s organizations such as Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., Salvation Army and National Veterans Homeless Support to distribute the free haircut certificates to veterans in the same community where the haircut was purchased.

“Share-A-Haircut is our salute to the men and women who have courageously defended our country,” said Dennis Ratner, Hair Cuttery founder and CEO. “Veterans Day is about recognizing and celebrating their service, and we are showing our gratitude the best way we know how.”

 

Thursday


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Get an even texture when creating volume by adding a thickening product to roots and combing through.

ONE GREAT LOOK: Tequila Sunrise


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Hair by Crystal Darlene, GA

Drink in this gorgeous color melt of deepest cherry red, tangerine, peach and a few shades in between. It’s beautiful–and we didn’t even have to get up early or sit at a bar to see it!

Just A Splash


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Looking for a way to infuse your locks with a little something-something? How about adding in a few slices of a contrasting color? Hint: It doesn’t even have to be permanent–clip-in extensions come in all sorts of shades! Hair by Francesco Group.

Khloé Kisses


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Khloé Kardashian is joining little sis Kylie Jenner’s lipcolor empire! The reality-star sisters have collaborated on a limited edition KoKo lip kit that includes this stunning shade, Gorg. For those lipstick fanatics already in love, the collection launches on November 9th at 3pm.

Sultry Sunday Hairstyling


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Love this beautiful look from our friends at Matrix Professional Haircare & Color that features stunning ribbons of caramel color against a backdrop of dark chocolate. Are you hungry yet? Yummy!

3 UPSWEEP MUSTS!


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Yes, our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is on sale now! We love this edition sooo much and hope you pick up your copy at newsstands today! We have 100s of fabulous haircolor, haircut and style ideas to choose from, and some very special features that will help you do-it-yourself at home! “High Life” showcases some beautiful upsweeps, like the one shown here by Kraemer Paris.

Now for the  three upsweep musts to get the perfect look…

1.   Bring on the bobby pins! Bobby pins are the best way to keep any updo in place. Grab them in a similar color to your hair so it seems like your locks are floating in place!

2.  Accessorize! This is your time to add some oomph to your ‘do. Hair jewelry is totally on-trend, and will take your mane to a whole new haute level.

3.  Try using dry shampoo. Upsweeps work very well on next-day hair. Add extra volume and eliminate excess oil with an application of your favorite dry shampoo.

More? In our issue on sale now. We’re such teases 🙂

Saturday


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Add larger rollers to your strands for maximum volume.

Wrap Star


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It looks effortless–and it really is! Long, layered locks are styled smooth, then gathered in a high ponytail a the crown, with a leather hair tie gathering it in place. The ends of the pony are turned under and secured, while the fringe is left down and strong, for a fun and modern ’60s vibe. The design? jcp salon! #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

7 Hot Looks From The CMAs


In case you were watching game 7 of the World Series last night, here are 7 great looks you missed at the 50th Country Music Awards…

1.  CARRIE UNDERWOOD
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2.  JENNIFER NETTLES
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3.  MIRANDA LAMBERT
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4.  HAYLEY ORRANTIA
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5.  NICOLE KIDMAN & KEITH URBAN
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6.  KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN
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7.  TAYLOR SWIFT
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Photos: courtesy ABC.

Thursday


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Achieve a quick, tousled styled by making a loose ponytail, massaging your strands and spritzing with holding spray.

ONE GREAT LOOK: Frozen Blonde


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Hair by Tammy Campbell, KY

Icy, cool, platinum, frozen like Elsa even–whatever words you use to describe this perfect shade of ultimate blonde, all we really have to say is “Yes, please.”

Wednesday


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Spritz dry shampoo onto strands and comb through for refreshed second-day strands.

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