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Cover Girl cover-girl-home

Dancer, actress, host and beauty queen, Jenna Dewan is this month’s cover girl.

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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.



A striking collection inspired by metallic shimmer and warm rose golden tones from Russell Eaton Salon. These looks, by stylist Robert Eaton, have color placement that is artfully used to mimic light reflection, shine and movement to create a shimmering couture colour. Love!

1.  Long-Haired Golden Girl
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2.  Perfectly Pink
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3. Color Melt Shimmering Profile
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4. Short And Sweet!
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If it’s a new look you’ve been craving, you’ve come to the right place! Our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide features hundreds of fabulous hairstyle ideas for you to choose from. A new haircolor? We have some of this season’s most beautiful selections ever! Celebrity looks? Yes, we have those! Free beauty products? You bet! So what are you waiting for? Visit your local newsstand today and pick us up….we’ve worked hard on this issue and hope you love!

Hair shown here by Camille Albane of Paris, France. Oui!

One Great Look: Red Hot!

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Hair by Sherri Jessee
Sherri’s Hair Salon
Bristol, VA

Nothing says hot like a gorgeous, rich red! This scarlet hue is enhanced with highlights and lowlights to bring extra dimension to the color. And those waves! The whole look is like, love, lust.


3 Tips For Great Hair At Home


With the nickname of “Magic Hands,” when celebrity hairstylist Pearson Knight offers us fab styling advice, we take it! Here are three tips Knight shares will help you achieve salon-quality hair in your own bathroom…

1. Take your time, don’t rush it. Work with smaller sections of hair when styling and clip everything you aren’t working on out of the way. Get tips and pay attention to your pro stylist when you do visit the salon. Do what they do.

2. Use salon quality products. From shampoo and conditioner all the way through to styling products, these formulas are created for high performance and long-lasting healthy hair.

3. Use the right tools. You don’t need to use a $500 blow-dryer, and a $150 brush like a salon professional, but middle to high-end  professional tools will make a difference overall. They’re usually made with patented technology to protect your hair and produce great results.

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Danielle Moinet (WWE Superstar!) Interview!

Sophisticate’s Exclusive Interview!

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You might recognize Danielle Moinet as the well-known, gorgeous WWE Superstar “Summer Rae,” a blonde baddie who has proven she is a force to be reckoned with in the ring. But when she’s not heating up your television screen, she’s everyday gorgeous Danielle, a North Carolina peach with an eye for fashion and the most luxurious golden tresses we’ve ever seen! In an exclusive Sophisticate’s interview, the star shares how she stays so haute…

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5 Steps To Chic Romance

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This season, Redken Brand Ambassador Rodney Cutler capitalized on chic romance at Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2018 Bridal Show. “We went for a more natural, chic look,” shares Cutler. “I was inspired by a ballerina bun that a girl could do herself at home. I pulled the hair back into a low ballerina bun and raked my hands through it for a bit of a natural airy, texture, and topped it off with a floral embellishment. The hair is a fun, beautiful look.”

Here’s how you can get the look!

1.  Prep hair with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam for volume and light texture, then blow-dry with flat brush, brushing the hair away from face.

2.  Using a 1” curling iron, curl throughout the length for added texture.

3.  Using your fingers, rake hair back into a not-too-tight ponytail, allowing baby hairs to fall.

4.  Taking the length of the ponytail, fold hair in half into itself to create a modern ballerina bun; utilize bobby pins as needed to hold the bun.

5.  Finish with Redken’s Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray to add soft hold and shine.

Blonde Ambition

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A tale of two blondes, if you will… We can’t help but want to make an appointment with our colorist after we spied not one, but two fabulous blondes, side by side. Allison Williams and Celine Dion both do honey-blonde to perfection. Wouldn’t you agree?


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Long lengths and chic snips will never go out of style!

Hand Pressed Haircolor

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A haircolor technique created exclusively by Redken Artist Chiala Marvici, Hand Pressed Color is a unique method of application that allows colorists to create custom, multi-dimensional color blends in less time than traditional methods–meaning fab color for you and less time at the salon! Its versatility allows for an unlimited color palette and is perfect for recreating the most popular vivid color trends. Here’s a quick peek at the step-by-step of how the above color was created…

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Remember: A coif color change always makes a style statement.

4 Ways To Be More Green

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In honor of Earth Day, Matrix Artistic Director Dan Csicsai and Matrix Stylist Breck Csicsai are offering up a few simple steps to help the environment. And Matrix would know, since their Biolage R.A.W. (Real. Authentic. Wholesome.) line is their first step toward producing an environmentally friendly haircare line—the ingredients are minimally molecularly unchanged from their natural state with up to 50% natural-origin ingredients, and the bottles are made up of up to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.

Change lighting from fluorescent and diligent lighting to LED lighting. It saves energy, it’s more efficient, and it’s cost effective.

Implement recycling and trash bins—and recycle everything you can!

Instead of using paper napkins, plates or Styrofoam cups, use regular dishes that are washable and reusable to help reduce trash.

Instead of buying bottles of water, use a pitcher with a filtration system and pour into reusable containers or glasses. No more plastic trash!


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A chic bang can really change a look!

Lighten Up!

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Thinking of going lighter for summer, but not quite sure how you’re going to accomplish it? Leave it to the pros! Stylist Katie Sauvageau of jcp salon in Fargo, ND, has been transitioning this dark brunette into a sunny golden hue. “One more session and this #balayage #ombre will be on point!,” shares Sauvageau. We think it’s pretty gorgeous already!



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Ask your salon pro to walk you through products and techniques to maintain a look between salon visits.

Minnie’s Many Curls


Have you been admiring actress Minnie Driver’s curls on her hit TV show Speechless? We have, and wanted to know the secret to how she gets them looking so positively lovely. ““Viviscal works! It thickens my hair and makes it shine,” she shared. “The overall health of my hair changed dramatically after taking that product for three months.” A-HA! Adding it to our beauty shopping list as we admire Minnie’s curls right here…


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Daily hair shed is normal. But, if losing over 80 strands a day then you should consult your stylist.

A Katherine Makeover

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Tuesday, April 18 included Katherine Heigl ("Unforgettable"), Rob Delaney ("Catastrophe") and musical guest Dreamcar. (ABC/Randy Holmes) KATHERINE HEIGL

Did you happen to catch Katherine Heigl on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night promoting her new film Unforgettable? The actress has traded in her usually long locks for a totally cute short bob with a mix of blonde and brunette slices of delicious color. And we love the curls-and-waves texture she had going on–a nice change-up from her usually stick-straight locks! Looking good, Katherine!


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Get your iron, zinc, vitamin D and thyroid levels checked by your doctor. Low levels may be the cause of hair loss.

One Great Look: The Perfect Red

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Hair by Alyssa Marie Greenamyer
Happy Hair By Alyssa
Massillon, OH

Looking for the elusive perfect red? This may be it! A deeper tone at the base leads to a brighter shade of scarlet on the ends, all with captivating results. Crimson, here we come.


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If your hair has been colored very light—like platinum or silver—use low heat because high temps can affect the color.

A Tail Of Two…

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Coachella always brings with it too-cute fashions and hip hair, and Vanessa Hudgens never disappoints–she’s always in attendance, and always on point, fashion-wise. This year, the actress brought out super-long lengths worn in classic pig-tail fashion. Secured just below the chin, the crown shows a little volume under the hat, while the tails themselves are fine and fluffy. Easy, chic and oh-so hip!


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Gels are great for sculpting and smoothing. Pomades are perfect to tame spit ends.


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Make sure to always pick a hairstyle that fits your personality and lifestyle.



Best wishes to all our readers who are celebrating Easter today! We figured what better way to do it even more in style than with a photo from the classic film Easter Parade starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire!

“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it…” 🙂


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This is a big holiday weekend for many celebrating Easter….and, if you’re like us, you might be thinking of how to wear your hair for Sunday’s activities! Why not hippity-hop to the newsstands now and pick up our current issue that features hundreds of fab style ideas you can create a home? Easy breezy…and perfect for the welcome of spring!

Look by Alexis Oquendo of Salon Roxy in Valrico, FL, for All Nutrient.


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Your hair is nourished from the inside out. Eating well and/or using vitamins will help the growth process.

Gorgeous Gray

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While some of us can’t stand the idea of letting even one little gray hair show on our beautifully coiffed heads, there are some of us who think, “Why not?” And why not, indeed, when the hair pros at jcp salon show you just how gorgeous a head of gray hair can actually be. Light volume and curling-iron created waves give the pretty silver hue a modern vibe that’s as easy as it is beautiful. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


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Add volume to your tresses with a texturized cut.

12 Hair Loss Fixes


The All-Natural Way!

If you’ve noticed your hair isn’t feeling as thick and soft as usual, it may be time to take charge and stop hair loss in its tracks. Luckily for you, Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide teamed up with the mane experts at Viviscal to bring you 12 Hair Loss Fixes you can do at home. Pick up a copy of the current issue with Khloe Kardashian on the cover to read the whole article and learn all 12 tips (hint: there may be pumpkin seeds involved!). See you at the newsstand!


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Limiting alcohol-based hair products with help prevent a dry and itchy scalp.

One Great Look: The Perfect Fix

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Hair by Jacki Maher
The Hair Parlour
Plano, TX

If you think your hair will never look just like you want it to, this is fabulous proof that making an appointment with your salon pro can yield beautiful results! A gorgeous new blonde hue, a cool cut with layers and the right styling steps, and this mane is ready to fulfill any style wish.


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Co-washing is useful as an occasional option; it’s not intended to replace shampooing.

Fairy Princess Hair

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Leave it to Julianne Hough to fulfill all our fairy princess dreams. From the frothy pink dress to the perfect makeup and the truly gorgeous hair, she’s all our wishes rolled into one. Loving this version of a beachy wave–it’s a little calmer and a little smoother, but still beautifully textured.


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Try a hair steaming treatment to add moisture to hair and scalp.

More. Great. Hair.

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We’re so excited to learn that one of our fave TV shows will be back next year! Nashville has been renewed for a sixth season, which will air in early 2018 (the second half of season five premiered June 1–sans Rayna!).

So much drama, music, excitement–and of course, good hair!

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