Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide Subscribe to Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide


Contents: What's Inside This Issue

Cover Girl cover-girl-home

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.

MINI MAGAZINE Mini-Magazine-home

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!

Magical Holiday Looks /wp-content/uploads/2018/11/8.jpg

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!




Look to Matrix Oil Wonders range this New Year’s Eve to shine bright on that special night. This range is decoded from ancient beauty rituals using nature’s most potent ingredients for the best products of today or New Year’s Eve night–and leave it to Matrix to unlock the secrets for you. It’s a complete range for all hair types….starting with Micro-Oil Shampoo and Oil Conditioner both infused with Moroccan argan oil.

The Micro-Oil Shampoo provides gentle cleansing and nourishment while delivering softness and shine. The product’s technology allows micro-sized particles of oil to be evenly dispersed throughout the shampoo in a fragrance of mandarin, melon and sandalwood. The Oil Conditioner provides lightweight conditioning while restoring manageability for touchable softness and shine.

Check them out for tonight–or just to start your 2017 off with a big style bang!


3-17 hg 34-35 curls.indd

Is  your 2017 New Year’s Resolution to treat your hair better? Sophisticate’s can help with that! In our fabulous issue that’s on sale now (Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover), you’ll find this very fascinating read about how to create fab curls and texture–all with no heat! Unplug your curling iron and pick up a copy today. Your hair will thank you, and you’ll be on your way to keeping at least one resolution (did you really think you could give up chocolate?!).


sat 1

saturday 1


A healthy diet is important to promoting healthy hair growth!

Le Pomp

pompThe pompadour meets the French twist in this retro-inspired, piled-high upstyle created by the sylists at jcp salon. Graceful lines rise skyward, while the expanded twist evokes a touch of nostalgia and a great deal of glamour. Dainty tendrils frame the face for soft, feminine appeal. Le pomp is le yours. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle



fri 1

friday 1


Erase dark circles, blemishes and discoloration with an appropriate color-correcting concealer.

5 Steps To Perfect Curls!


Ensure the spotlight is all about you with full-volume, saucy ringlets. A touch of glamour sprinkled with sultry curls makes this your go-to hairstyle for any event (like a New Year’s Eve party!). Celeb stylist John Blaine created this sexy style with his haircare line, Vine de la Vie. Here’s how to recreate this stunning look…

  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, size according to your hair length. This was with a small/medium brush to put in more curl.
  3.  Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl sections of hair; pin curls at root to cool.
  4.  After hair has cooled, brush out curls.
  5.  Make a side part and use a rat-tail comb to backcomb top and crown area.



thurs 1

thursda 1


A pop of color can completely transform your mane. Whether it’s an all-over shade, peek-a-boo pieces or balayage-style highlights.

ONE GREAT LOOK: Ravishing Neon


Hair by Diane D’Amore Mangino at Salon Mangino in New Castle, PA

We’re drooling over this neon color from Salon Mangino! Starting with a neon pink base, blue and indigo streamers are added for an ombre effect. Sleek strands show off the perfect mixture of colors, but we guarantee curls will look just as mesmerizing.


wed 1

wednesday 1


The best defense for split ends is a trim—trim timing depends on how you wear your hair.



Donna Colombini, Head Teacher of Hairdressing at TAFE NSW Sydney TAFE, has won the 2016 Australian Training Award for VET Teacher of the Year! The awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Vocational Education and Training.

Colombini’s experience spans over 36 years. She is a well-respected teacher and an outstanding manager who has used her extensive leadership skills and close ties to the industry to ensure TAFE NSW Sydney TAFE students get the best cutting-edge training in hairdressing and beauty, including a recent study tour to Italy where they visited the best salons in the country to view first hand ‘best practice’ and innovative skills.

“I have a strong commitment to the industry and this is reflected through my teaching, leadership of a teaching team and the students we teach. It is of the utmost importance that my teaching section gives the best possible education and training through quality teaching and learning practices,” says Colombini. “I really believe that education changes lives.”

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide sends our warmest congratulations to Donna Colombini, and thanks her for helping bring up the next generation of awesome hairdressers!


tues 1

tuesday 1


Beauty products have an expiration date! Swap out products frequently to maintain a flawless face.

3 Easy Steps To Star Style

WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Olivia Munn attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Office Christmas Party" at Regency Village Theatre on December 7, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Olivia Munn showed off the perfect wavy bob on the red carpet recently, thanks to stylist, Christian Wood, who give the actress a huge chop before styling wtih Matrix products. The inspiration for Olivia’s fab look? “We’ve talked about cutting her hair for quite some time now, but tonight we finally did it!” shares Wood. “In the end, it was about 12 inches off. To compliment this new look, we wanted a style that was cool and effortless. Her hair is quite straight naturally so we went a bit choppier with the cut and created an overall undone look.”

Here’s the step-by-step…

1.      Apply a texture-enhancing product (Wood used Matrix Style Link Blowout Curvy Queen) to damp hair. Flip head and rough dry to add extra volume all over and give the ends a piecey look.

2.      Once completely dry, use a medium curling iron to create loose waves. Take small pieces, leaving out the ends, and alternate the direction of each wave – one left, one right – for a more ununiformed, beachy look.

3.      Let waves cool about 5 minutes then flip hair upside down again and shake out the waves. Flip back up and apply a root booster for more texture and volume, then finish with a deep side part and a touch of finishing spray for light hold.

Photo: courtesy Matrix.


mon 1

monday 1


Ditch your flat iron about every two years—which is about the lifespan of ceramic plates. After that it may cause dryness that results in breakage.


From all of us…



sun 2

sunday 2


A good haircut is essential if you have thick hair. Layering gives a thick mane shape and makes styling easier.

The Perfect Plait


Got an apetite for the ultimate braided look? Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide can help you out! The issue currently on sale (the one with Jennifer Lawrence on the cover!) features two gorgeous looks with braids, including the one shown above. Be sure to pick up your copy for the whole step-by-step guide, including tons of how-to photos.

You’ll look perfectly plaited!


sat 2

saturday 2


Find products that work for your mane. Read ingredients, ask professionals and don’t switch out products you already know work.

Versatile Pompadour


He’s looking for something different, and style stars at jcp salon have just what he’s looking for. A tapered sides and nape blend into the crown, where hair is left long enough to achieve a mini pompadour. Also, he can wear it slicked back, or parted on the side for different vibes. He’ll be so happy. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


fri 2

friday 2


Growing out your hair won’t happen over night. Gradually trim away weak, thin hair and nurture the new, healthy growth.

Cailee Rae Interview!

Social Media Sensation & Singer Cailee Rae Talks Beauty


No one knows the power of social media more than 16-year-old social media star Cailee Rae. The teenage singer/songwriter skyrocketed to fame when she began posting covers on her Instagram page. A few years later, Cailee has an EP out called Overthinking, and a music video she conceptualized and directed herself for her song “Anchor.” Not only is she a talented musician, the rising star is super into her hair and beauty game. Sophisticate’s told you first—Cailee Rae is the one to watch in 2017!

Read the rest of this entry »


thurs 2

thursday 2


Follow these easy steps for a runway ready red lip: Exfoliate, Moisturize, Prime, Line, Apply and Conceal—Voila!

ONE GREAT LOOK: A Festive Chignon


Hair by April Marshall-Fraley at 2 Dye For Hair Studio in Hagerstown, MD

‘Tis the season to be gorgeous—ooh la la! With only a few days left until Christmas, get in some last minute mane-spiration and take some style notes on this pretty, swirled chignon. Flawless volume a festive array of pinned curls is a gift in and of itself.


wed 2

wednesday 2


Test a new hair color by following the directions and first applying the color to a small, hidden section of hair.

6 Steps To Holiday-Perfect Nails


Nail artist Rose Velez-Miggins created a stunning neutral nail with a vibrant gold detail at the Runa Ray NYFW SS17 show using Dermelect, the official nail sponsor.. Perfect for the holidays? We think so! Here’s how you can create the look at home!

ONE: Prep nails with nail cleaner and apply a strengthening base coat.

TWO: Apply two coats of Dermelect Naturale.

THREE: Apply a manicure-extending top coat and allow to dry.

FOUR: With Dermelect Diggin’ You, create the inverted “V” (repeat if necessary for color saturation). **Pro Tip: To achieve clean and straight lines, use tape or a nail vinyl and remove immediately after application of Dermelect Diggin’ You.

FIVE: For the gold bar, you can either position a glitter sequin on top of wet lacquer, or allow polish to dry and use Dermelect Nobody’s Fool to pain a thin gold stripe in place.

SIX: Apply a matte top coat over the lines/design only.

Photo: Carissa Lancaster/courtesy Dermelect.


tues 1

tuesday 1


Use dry shampoo on clean hair to add a bit of texture and extra volume.

Winning Look


A round of applause is in order for Heggy Gonzalez, who took home the top regional honor for North America at the Aveda Master Jam 2016 in Milan! As Creative Director of Aveda Institutes Colorado, Arizona and Utah, Gonzalez was selected in front of the world’s top industry professionals as the regional winner for North America of the Aveda Global Fashionista Competition. This photographic competition showcased Autumn/Winter 2016 hair and makeup predictions submitted from talented Aveda Artists worldwide using only Aveda products and mission-aligned materials. Each look was judged based on cut, color and style, as well as makeup.

Heggy Gonzalez

Heggy Gonzalez

Gonzalez was one of 19 preliminary finalists chosen from these submissions by regional judges and was invited to attend Aveda Master Jam in October 2016 in Milan. Three regional winners (from North America, Europe/Middle East and Asia Pacific) were then selected in front of an audience and won the opportunity to work backstage at New York Fashion Week in February 2017.

What beautiful creation won Gonzalez this prestigious award? The regional winner created a bold bob with long fringe that enhanced the profile while also showcasing multidimensional colors throughout. “I’m very honored to be named the winner for North America,” Gonzalez said. “The idea behind the look was to create an image with blurred lines throughout except for the hair cut, style and color. That was clearly the focus.”

Congrats to Heggy on her major win!



mon 2

monday 2


Minimize breakage by making sure hair is completely wet before shampooing.

3 Great Holiday Hairstyles

You’ve got parties, we’ve got three great hair looks you can wear to them…

1.  Lots of curls, lots of volume, lots of glam.


2.  A little bit straight, a little bit curly, a whole lot of sexy chic.


3.  Short, smooth, attention-grabbing.


sun 2

sunday 2


Invest in a showerhead filter to shield strands from harmful water deposits.



This is your weekend to finish everything up for Christmas, right? In the midst of all the busy-ness don’t forget YOU! Pick up our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide for haircolors, cuts, styles, celebrity looks, at-home styling tips, new product news and much, much more!

Don’t forget our exclusive Clip & Snip (your complete look-book guide) featuring over 100 new styles.

Thank you so much for your continued support—we wouldn’t be here without YOU! (P.S. We make a nice holiday gift, too, for your special beauty friend…hint hint!)


sat 1

saturday 1


Let your hair air dry and rock your natural hair texture!

Flirty Layers


Thanks to the long top section and lots of layers, you can wear this haircut sleekly swept to the side or adorably rumpled. Consider a few strategically placed burgundy highlights to bring out a little extra energy. Desinged by the tress experts at jcp salon. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


fri 1

friday 1


Try the splash-lights trends by adding a bold temporary haircolor to your roots.

Just In Time!


Looking for another gift for your beauty-minded favorite gal? (Or maybe one for yourself!) Be sure to check out the current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, where you’ll find a 10% off coupon for Viviscal products, including Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo, Conditioner and Elixir, in addition to their Hair Growth Supplement. More gorgeous hair? Put a bow on it—we’ll take it!


thurs 1

thursda 1


Avoid metal brushes when blow-drying—they can dull your haircolor.

Sign Me Up!

Beauty Changes Lives

Sophisticates on the Scene

Follow Us On Instagram

Error: Access Token is not valid or has expired. Feed will not update.
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

There's an issue with the Instagram Access Token that you are using. Please obtain a new Access Token on the plugin's Settings page.
If you continue to have an issue with your Access Token then please see this FAQ for more information.

Follow Us on Twitter


New post @ #Sophisticates: Sunday

New post @ #Sophisticates: GET READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP!

Hair Tip of the Day