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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!

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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!


One Great Look: Vanilla Latte

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Hair by Alyssa Morrison
jcp salon, Clarion, PA

Extra foam and volume, please! Gorgeous blonde hues work together to create a steamy, delicious treat. Easy waves and perfect crown volume top it off. (P.S. It’s calorie-free, too!)


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A hot oil treatment can help deliver moisture to thirsty tresses.

Get Ready To DANCE

WORLD OF DANCE -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Jenna Dewan Tatum -- (Photo by: Nino Munoz/NBC)

Brought to you by Jennifer Lopez (who used to be a Fly Girl on In Living Color!), World of Dance premieres tonight! The dance competition show features Jenna Dewan-Tatum as host, and Ne-Yo, Derek Hough and, of course, JLo herself.

Ten episodes of all those fab people with great hair? Yes, please! Tuning in, for sure!


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Clip-in bangs can change your look easily and (almost!) effortlessly.

Memorial Day

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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide honors all who gave their lives in service of The United States Of America. We remember. 

Pictured: The Nurses Memorial at Arlington Cemetery. “The heroic-size white marble figure looks out upon the Army, Navy and Air Force nurses who so valiantly earned their right to lie at Arlington. The granite statue of a nurse in uniform, sculptured by Frances Rich, honors the nurses who served in the U.S. armed forces in World War I, many of whom rest among the hundreds of nurses buried in Section 21 — also called the ‘Nurses Section.'”


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A boar-bristle brush is great for shaping up your style.


haircolor myths

Confused about haircolor? Global Redken Artist Sean Godard weighs in on some of the most popular haircolor myths to set the record straight. (Don’t know Godard’s work? That’s his gorgeous pink hue above, on model Chloe Norgaard!)

Godard: Fiction! Colored hair has more shine and condition compared to uncolored strands. Generally, the only color that will make your hair feel dry and brittle is when using a lightener to strip the color.

Godard: Fiction! Constantly coloring hair the same shade over time leaves the hair shiny and reflective. This is why Redken’s Shades EQ, a demi-permanent haircolor that delivers color, shine, and condition, is our best friend.

Godard: Fiction! Do a swatch test using color-protective versus non-color protective shampoos and the results will be apparent. The UV filters and ceramides found in the shampoo’s formula are crucial for color protection.

Godard: Fact! Let’s kill the myth that dirty hair is better. Fresh hair will color better with more even results, better gray coverage and increased longevity. “Dirty” hair is only good if you are going to be doing a global lightening with lightener. The natural oils will help protect the scalp from being agitated from the lightener.

Godard: Fiction! Once the color reaches its maximum processing time, the chemical process stops, and yes, with continued shampooing it will eventually fade, but there will be no difference between waiting three hours or waiting 24 hours post-service.



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Reminder: Don’t be afraid to think of your hair as an accessory.

50 Fierce Star Hairstyles!


Ok…there are three in this image, but if you’d like to see all 50, you just have to check out our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on newsstands now!  Of course, there are way more than 50 looks to choose from, but we thought we’d tease you with these! What else? The latest beauty product news, free products given away, the latest trends in haircolor and much, much more! So—since you have a three day weekend, give our new issue a whirl—we know you’ll love!


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A wide-tooth comb is great for detangling damp strands.

5 Hot Summer Beauty Trends


Get summer ready with the hottest beauty trends from the top pros at one of New York’s most popular salons—Julien Farel!

1.  Summer Scalp Secrets
My favorite summer haircare tip is to wet hair before the beach or pool, add your favorite conditioner, braid and go. This conditions your hair all day and helps it remain manageable while wet!—Suelyn Farel, CEO, Julien Farel Group

2.  Making The Cut
It’s all about grown out bobs. It’s now a longer, the edges a bit shattered, a bit worn. Think: lived-in lob. It instantly modernizes a classic look!—Jackson Simmonda, Advanced Stylist

3.  Hot Hue
Blondes have more fun! This summer, it’s al about the sandy blonde look, it includes different shades of light butter to beige tones.—Jasmine Raineri, Senior Colorist

4.  Hit Makeup Moves
Eyes are bare and lips are bold! For a refreshed look, lose the mascara but use a bold lip for a pop.—Marylisa Diaz, Makeup Artist

5.  Nailed It
Lighten up your basic French manicure with a double reversed French manicure or go for geometric patterns.—Bibi Zakir, Nail Technician


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Reminder: Your hair is beautiful. Go out there and slay!

One Great Look: Ribbons

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Hair by Mary Baxley-Pierle
The Cutting Zone, Kailua, HI

It’s not just the ribbon effect of the curls, it’s the ribbons of vanilla, wheat and bronze hues running through the tresses in an orderly and beautiful fashion. Lowlights, highlights, swizzles of spirals and all that bounciness means we have a winner (a blue-ribbon winner…).


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When coloring your mane, remember one color cannot remove another. If you’re trying to make a dramatic hue shift seek out a salon pro.

Dirty Dancing TONIGHT!

Three decades after the 1987 original film, Dirty Dancing is getting a much anticipated reboot tonight on ABC. Based off the same storyline, the new television adaptation stars Abigail Breslin as Baby, Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle, Sarah Hyland as Baby’s older sister Lisa and Debra Messing as Baby’s mom, Mrs. Majorie Houseman. Here’s a sneak peek at what everyone will look like tonight…

DIRTY DANCING - ABC’s 'Dirty Dancing' stars Abigail Breslin as Baby Houseman, Debra Messing as Marjorie Houseman and Sarah Hyland as Lisa Houseman. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)


DIRTY DANCING - ABC’s 'Dirty Dancing' stars Sarah Hyland as Lisa Houseman. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Photos: courtesy ABC.


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Looking for a new stylist? Schedule a consultation before you receive a service to be sure you’re both on the same style page.

5 Steps To Hailee’s Waves

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Hailee Steinfeld attends the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Hailee Steinfeld nailed the magenta carpet in a bold & edgy look at the Billboard Music Awards. Beyond the metallic and black gown, her longer-than-long hair looked amazing, thanks to hairstylist Gregory Russell. “Hailee’s style was inspired by her sequined David Koma gown,” shares Russell. “I wanted to be sure to give her a modern look with varying textures that would pair perfectly.” Here’s how you can steal the Pitch Perfect star’s style…

  1. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair, then apply a heat-protectant.
  2. Blow-dry away from the face and through the ends using a large round brush.
  3. Create a deep side part. Taking 1 inch sections at a time, curl hair (all in the same direction) with a 1.5″ iron, pinning each curl until cool.
  4. Once cooled, brush out curls into waves and apply Matrix Style Link Over Achiever through the ends to add structure and shine.
  5. Apply styling gel through the roots to hold the hair away from the face; use flat hair pins to set. Diffuse-dry the gelled areas for 10 minutes, then remove pins. Spray with hairspray Matrix Style Link Style Fixer for hold.

 Photo: Courtesy Matrix.


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The size and type of combs you use matter when it comes to detangling.

3 Ways To Wear A Short Bob

Vanessa Hudgens ruled the stage last night as one of the hosts of the Billboard Music Awards. She rapped, she sang, she danced–and she had a glorious wardrobe. And gorgeous hair! Wearing her super-cute bob snip, Vanessa showed us three ways to glam it up…

1.   Curves & Volume
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2.  Swept Back
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3.  With Butterflies
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Hair is weakest when wet. Be gentle when combing wet strands.

Hot Tonight!

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The Billboard Music Awards are tonight on ABC, and we can’t wait. The music show promises performances by some of today’s hottest stars, and the whole thing is going to be hosted by Vanessa Hudgens (and Ludacris). We also can’t wait to see the red carpet–everyone is going to be there, from Kate Beckinsale to Nicki Minaj, Hailee Steinfeld to Cher. We’re in for some exciting hair, we can tell.


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Never skip conditioning because your tresses can always use moisture.

Rise And Shine!

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Are you awake yet? Get outta bed, you sleepyhead, and get into the salon! If you’re looking for a different style vibe, then pick up a copy of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, tag your favorites and call your stylist. There’s no time like the present for a short cut, a cool upsweep or a new hue. We promise–you’ll look gorgeous!


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To save money, keep up on trims. A trim or reshape is cheaper than a fresh cut.

4 Steps To Steal Jessica’s Style


The Zookeepers Wife actress Jessica Chastain never disappoints when it comes to her red carpet, so it was no surprise the redhead was a fan favorite at the 2017 Met Gala. Celebrity hairdresser Renato Campora, who styled Jessica for the red-carpet event, shares an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into how this hairdo was created…

  1. Prime damp hair with Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse, then blow-dry with a round brush. (Campora used the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer on the highest heat setting, medium airflow and used the smoothing nozzle).
  2. Once hair is dry, use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron to create waves and movement.
  3. Create a loose braid and tuck in the tail end to create volume; secure with a bobby pin.
  4. To finish, mist with strong-hold hairspray.


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If you’re going to invest in anything, invest in a good cut.

One Great Look: Purple Blush

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Hair by Erica Billingsley
Heritage Studios, Chicago, IL

The root of all things good and cool — purple. A platinum mane is blushed with deep, dark roots of royal purple that melt into white-hot blonde. You can’t get much more fab than this.


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Investment, care and research will keep your mane beautiful without draining your bank account.

Interview! Nikki Leigh

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide Exclusive Interview With The Gorgeous Starlet

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Nikki Leigh started her busy career by landing her own Sirius XM talk show. Now, the beauty is filling her acting resume with must-sees like Lifetimes Open Marriage and Blackpills’ A Girl Is A Gun. In an exclusive interview we chatted with the gorgeous gal about her new role and her bombshell style…

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Reminder: Take the time to understand your hair and scalp—and its needs.

The Working Women’s Glam Dream

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glam dream 2Meet the newest beauty service concept. Brazilian-natives-turned-New-Yorkers Fernanda Lecerda and Manuela Giannini have combined their business and creative expertise’s to create MB45—the first salon specifically designed to deliver time-efficient and professional services. Located at 93 Worth Street in New York, NY, the salon streamlines services by offering blow-outs and manicures simultaneously. “This is a city woman’s beauty bar, inspired by urban street style and the fast pace of New York City,” explains Manuela. MB45’s signature services range from $65 to $75, including a blow-out, braid or updo with a gel or regular polish manicure.


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Finding flakes doesn’t always mean dandruff. If flakes are persistent seek out a dermatologist.

She’s Worth It

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The newest addition to the L’Oreal beauty family? None other than Elle Fanning! “Excited does not even begin to describe how thrilled I am to be a L’Oreal Paris spokesperson,” shares Elle. “L’Oréal always strikes the perfect balance between creativity and beauty. Instagram plus L’Oréal – Oh what fun we are going to have!”



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Reminder: The appearance of your hair comes from your daily diet and nutrition regimen.

Miss USA Is Tonight!

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Host Julianne Hough will be presenting all the states’ gorgeous ambassadors, and we’ll be sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to see who will take the giant, sparkly crown and be the new Miss USA.

P.S. Don’t you love Ms. Hough’s beachy waves here? Too cute!

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