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Pop star and actress Selena Gomez graces our April/May 2018 cover this issue! Grab a copy to get more info on Selena’s favorite makeup and hair tips.

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Get inspired by your favorite celebs mane transformations!

Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

Pastels are the hottest hues for this season!

Star Hairstyles Star Style

Check out what the stars are doing with their stunning hair!

Free Swag Free Swag!

We’re giving away over $4,000 in free beauty products this issue! Check out our Big Beauty Giveaway in the April/May 2018 issue for a chance to win.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Looking for the latest must have beauty products? We’ve got them right here!

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How to play with platinum just in time for spring.


Work It!

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Don’t break a sweat trying to get the perfect tress look–make your hair work for you! Getting the perfect cut with just the right layers can save you a ton of time when styling. Got a cowlick or a funny part? Ask your stylist to turn it into a fabulous part of your design! This silver creation, designed by the style pros at jcp salon, relies on soft layering around the face and a hair part that’s slightly off center to boost volume and give great flow. See? Beauty can be easy! #jcpsalon #salonbyinstle


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Before using your flat iron, curler or hot rollers, make sure you hair is completely dry. Wet hair is more fragile and vulnerable to damage.


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Good hairspray is brushable. You want to hold the shape but still let the hair be flexible.

One Great Look: Fun Bun

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Hair by Erica Loney
Elkins Park, PA

From the front, a casual combination of brunette with subtle highlights. From the back? A totally new and colorful story! A rainbow of bright hues starts just below the ears in a gorgeous color melt. When styled into a twisted, braided bun, the result is an explosion of pretty all in one compact finish.


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If you want a change (but nothing too drastic), ask your stylist to snip in a few layers. They’ll give your mane extra bounce and may even create a few more styling options.

7 Must-Knows About Your Split Ends


Split ends—everybody gets them. Nobody wants them. Eufora International’s Creative Director and Celebrity Hairstylist Philip Carreon shares his go-to guide for how to beat split ends…

1. Yes, trims do help!
“It is true that once a hair splits on the ends the best cure is to trim the hair just above the split end. The split can move up the shaft making the hair weak and vulnerable if you don’t get to it in time. The splits can progress all the way up your entire hair length.”

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2. No, trims don’t have to mean lost length.
“There are many ways to trim without taking off length. Don’t hold on to dead length that is only going to get worse. Remember; giving wellness to a dead man doesn’t bring him life back! Trimming smaller bits more often will keep your hair growing and healthy. It only takes a few weeks past your 5-6 week trim to start more splitting.”

3. Strengthen carefully.
“There are important things to know about strengthening your hair. Too much strengthening without a good balance of moisture can work against your goal to reduce split ends. Preventing splits in the first place is a must!”

4. Start your care at home. 
“Preventing split ends is your best recourse, so make sure you are using products that take care of your hair in between visits to the salon. Use a leave-in repair treatment, like Eufora’s Beautifying Elixirs Leave-in Repair Treatment, and spray directly on freshly washed ends before any other styling product. Use a hair masque once a week until you see improvement. Look for masks that contain vegetable proteins and amino acids that will boost the strength of your hair immediately, or a host of wellness essential oils loaded with antioxidants that will moisturize and soften the hair (try Eufora’s Beautifying Elixirs Moisture Masque). Remember–the longer you leave it in, the better!” 

5. Use more TLC if you color your hair. 
“Hand-painted bleach and high-lift color is so popular, and can leave the ends of the hair the lightest and the most damaged. Keep in mind, the ends of our hair are already the oldest hair and the most fragile.”

6. Use the right products.
“The most effective results come with a complete regime of a quality shampoo and conditioner, whether using for limp/flat hair or normal/coarse textures. Both will gently cleanse and rejuvenate the hair giving you a perfect balance of strength and moisture. I always recommend using a salon professional brand, like Eufora, because it comes with a recommendation from your stylist who can choose the shampoo and conditioner that is best for your hair type.”

7. You can disguise split ends.
“As a cosmetic styling fix, you can use a small amount of styling glaze to calm over fried hair and help to seal down static and flyaway ends. Work a small amount through towel-dried, clean hair prior to styling. After styling, from a distance, spray a shine mist to finished hair to add shine and reduce flyaway ends.”


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If you’ve got long layers, wrap strands lightly around a large barrel curling iron to create loose, beachy waves.

DWTS Mane Envy

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While some of us will be tuning into Dancing With The Stars tonight to see glitzy costumes and fancy footwork, some of us will be watching the hair–and not just of the dancers! Host Erin Andrews has a gorgeous set of beachy waves in the most blended, melty shades of buttery blonde. It’s #hairgoals, and it’s so pretty, no rhinestones are required!


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Curl hair away from the face at the temple and toward the face at the chin for a come-hither face framing wave.

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Some early versions of straightening and smoothing treatments contained harmful chemicals, so speak to your hairstylist about the safety and content of the specific keratin smoothing treatment used.

Spring’s Best New Makeovers!

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Spring is here and are we ever excited! Now’s the time to get that new haircolor, new haircut and new hairstyle! What better way to get inspired than picking up a copy of your favorite magazine—Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide?

Yes, we have lots of fabulous makeovers, haircuts, haircolor looks, hairstyle ideas and DIY ideas. More? Beauty products you can enter to win, celebrity features, the latest in nail news and much, much more! So don’t forget to pick up a copy of our new issue…and get inspired!

P.S. Trent Day, owner/stylist at Salon Roxy in Valrico, FL, and All-Nutrient Professional & Design Team shows us just one look here…more? You need to check out our issue!


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Even if you’re trying to grow out your hair, make sure to get regular trims to keep split ends at bay. You’ll be growing out long, healthy hair!

The Mane Event

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Prom, wedding, first date, golden anniversary–if you’ve got a special occasion coming up, you’re probably already on the hunt for your ultimate hairstyle. For inspiration, you can always pick up a copy of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, then take your tagged looks to a jcp salon to have them create the perfect one for you. Hollace Noel Clayton of jcp salon in South County Center in St. Louis, MO, is the hair artist behind this braided and curled creation, which is just one gorgeous example of the fab work they can do for you! #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


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At the salon, your hair is rinsed multiple times after shampooing and conditioning. Do the same at home to avoid product build-up and dull hair.

One Great Look: Season’s Greetings!

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Hair by Natasha Mcdowell
Signature Salon
Boaz, AZ

Spring has sprung and we’re in the mood for something a little lighter. Luckily, this gorgeous head of highlights is giving us the perfect inspo for our next salon visit. All the ranges of buttery blondes are just what we need!


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If you have an oval/long face, chic bobs and long beachy waves are most flattering. Avoid short layers, which could make your face appear longer.

Bachelor Hair!

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Forget all the roses–it was all about the hair on The Bachelor (okay, the roses, too!). Nick Viall wore his mane in a dreamy, run-your-fingers-through-it way that we kinda want our guy to try. The secret to his hair look, as shown above? Viviscal! Celebrity hairstylist Juanita Lyon worked with Nick for his People magazine photo shoot, and included Viviscal Man Conceal and Densify Volumizing Fibers to add thickness and create that luscious vibe. Swoon!


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Wait 48 hours after coloring hair to shampoo it. Every time you wet hair you open the cuticle, so give hair time to properly absorb the color.

Green Spirit

Model Teresa Guerra green spirit collection

IMG_2991 ImprimirGreen makes a statement, and hairstylist Gianni Bach of Portugal has made a beautiful one with his Green Spirit collection. “The human being…must wear this spirit, the green spirit…a symbol of hope, a symbol peace,” shares Bach, pictured at right. Invoking a “superhero” vibe, gorgeous hair looks like this one feature pops of vibrant green and creative hairdressing combined with expert styling.

Hair: Gianni Bach by Davines, Make up: Gianni Bach by SLA Paris, Production: Cláudio Xavier Photo: Pedro de Vilhena assited by Isabel Rebordão.


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If extra-long locks aren’t already yours, try clipping in a few human-hair extensions for added length.


Lighten Up!

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Hayley Orrantia (she plays Erica on The Goldbergs) recently traded in her dark chestnut locks for a lighter look, flooding her tresses with gold and blonde highlights. It’s the perfect transition from winter to spring, and we love it. We’re inspired!


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When wearing hair extensions on vacation, be aware of warmer climates. Naturally curly hair could frizz while your extensions remain pin straight!

Sunday Styling!

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Sometimes we just want a simply beautiful hairstyle like this one created by Franc from our friends at Germany’s Braun der Friseur. We love the honey-blonde haircolor tones emboldened by a center-part and long hair that cascades into sensuous, endless waves.

Photo by Tom Carson.


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To help detangle your hair, try combing through it before you jump in the shower to avoid creating any snags while you shampoo.

100s Of Fab Hair Ideas!

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Have you seen our new issue? It’s so fabulous—we know you’ll enjoy! Yes, we have hundreds of amazing ideas for you to check out when choosing your new haircolor, hairstyle and haircut! We also have lots of free beauty products you can win, celebrity interviews, home-styling ideas and tons more. So what are you waiting for? Check us out at your nearest newsstand…we know you’ll love!


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If your hair is dry or oily, washing it daily with the right shampoos will nourish and hydrate strands, while properly cleansing. Clean hair is necessary for healthy hair.

12 Great Versatile Looks

Thinking you need a little more style variety in your life? Then definitely look to the pros at jcp salon, who can give you one great cut you can wear multiple ways. For example…

THE MODERN BOB: take one
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THE MODERN BOB: take two
tousled and textured
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Looking for ten more fabulous looks? Be sure to pick up our current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide and check out our “Take Two” feature showcasing five more versatile cuts from jcp salon! #salonbyinstyle #jcpsalon


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Stick to a high-quality shampoo for color-treated hair. If you use a harsh shampoo, it’s really going to strip the hair.

Hair Loss Help!


As the British would say, Care for a cuppa? Green tea is not only a great way to help detoxify your body, it contains antioxidants that promote hair growth, says the hair pros at Viviscal. It can also help play a role in stopping testosterone from turning into DHT, the hormone behind hair loss.

For more great tips about helping prevent hair loss (thanks to the pros at Viviscal), turn to the fab feature article in our June 2017 issue, on sale now (look for Khloe on the cover!).


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Need an extra boost? Blow-dry hair upside down for lots of body and volume!

One great look: Blue Dip

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Hair by Samantha Trammell
Mad Style Salon
Carthage, MO

Blue is very trending right now, and we are crushing hard on this blonde hue with blue-dipped edges. The highlights and lowlights give the blue a multi-shaded finish that we just can’t get enough of. And we can only imagine how beautiful the grow-out will be, when the bolder pieces turn a soft, baby blue…


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Live on the edge and consider bold, chunky highlights or funky, clip-in colored extensions!


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Can Demi Lovato get any more gorgeous?! Loving the beachy waves and the shorter hair (extensions are gone–temporarily?), and her makeup is flawless. And is that a milk chocolate hue peeking out between the dark chocolate strands? Hmmm… maybe we should change that to #ChocolateGoals.



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Use large clips to section hair before blow-drying for the best blow-out.

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