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Australian movie star Margot Robbie is our June/July 2018 cover star! Check out this issue to see her best blonde bob looks and her favorite haircare tips.

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See what celebs make our “The Best In” list for their standout manes.

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Make a mane statement this season with gorgeous metallic-hued hair!

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Get inspired by your favorite celebs red carpet mane moves!

Free Swag Free Swag!

Sophisticate’s is giving away over $7,000 worth of this season’s latest and greatest beauty products and tools in the June/July 2018 issue. Check out our Big Beauty Giveaway to enter for a chance to win fabulous swag!

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The hottest must-have products for this season are right here. Get in the know and grab yours today!

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JCPenney Salons and The Salon At InStyle At JCPenney gives us the rundown on how to wear this season’s hottest haircolor.


Spring Chic

Saoirse Ronan looked fresh and chic on the red carpet this week, wearing her blonde bob neatly tucked behind the ears. Stylist Adir Abergel created a smooth surface on the star’s blunt cut style, while still maintaining a respectable amount of volume. The whole look reminds us that simple can be fabulous, too.



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Never underestimate the power of dry shampoo! It’s great for a no-shampoo day, but also works wonders as a volumizer on clean hair.

One Great Look—Ivory Falls

Hair by Dusti Rocker
Wanderlust Hair Art Studio, Joplin, MO

Thick, alabaster tresses tumble from a shadowed root way past the shoulders in lightweight layers. The dimensional, bright-blonde shade is perfect for summertime!


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When it’s still damp after washing, loosely braid your hair into one or two plaits. When dry, release for natural-looking beachy waves.

Stayin’ Alive

’70s glam never seems to disappear completely, and why should it, when it looks this good? Celebrity hairstylist Danielle Priano created this gorgeous mane look on Martha Hunt, and was inspired by the Disco era. The side volume is awesome, as is the texture. This is one trend we hope stays alive!



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Always use covered elastic bands to prevent hair breakage.

Cute Bob Alert!

Singer Dua Lipa showed off her too-cute bob cut on Instagram and we heart, adore and are coveting it. Not quite blunt, the few subtle layers thrown in there give it a little flick of texture and make it totally swoon-worthy. We can see dressing this up, sleeking it out, adding curls and doing oh-so-many pretty profiles with this cut.



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If you’re thinking of bangs, keep them long and wispy for longer hairstyles. They’re easy to grow out if you change your mind!


It’s spring so let’s have some fun! We love these three looks from our friends at Metropolis Hairdressing, in the United Kingdom, making our weekend even more fierce! “I wanted to create a collection that was universally appealing,” says Ceri Cushen, Colour Director. “The aim was to craft styles that would excite clients while still inspiring our hairdressing peers. The feel for the shoot came from George Michael’s iconic “Fast Love” video and the way it combined dark gothic elements with an edge of fantasy, while still being utterly beautiful to watch. I loved his use of colour and wanted to recreate that in my collection.” That she did!

Applause applause!

1  BLONDE WITH DARK BROWN PEEK-A-BOO Love this choppy, layered look that fringes over the forehead—don’t you?

2  GREEN GREEN! Chop, chop—creative sparks are flying with this Emerald-City vibe.

3  IT’S ABOUT THE HAIRCOLOR Precision cutting makes this edgy look one for our daring fashion-forward sisters!


What an honor! Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was invited to co-judge, along with Pureology Serious Colour Care Artistic Ambassador Ruth Roche, the first-ever Mario Tricoci Rising Beauty Star Contest this past week at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights, IL. Three catgegories were judged: Color, Cut and Updo. We will feature the event in our upcoming issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, so stay tuned!

And to all the beauty students who entered—you all won…you are amazingly talented and what a future you have!

Ruth Roche and Bonnie L. Krueger

Beautiful haircolor looks wowed us!

Photos by Daniel Boczarski.


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Use a barber’s comb to create precise hair sections for styling.


OK—you’ve got the cut and color, but you want to style your mane in some fab ways at home. Right? Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide to the rescue! Our new issue, on newsstands now, features a wonderful section with great how-to info that is quick and easy to follow. Already a home styling pro? Well, then you’ll want to check out our hundreds of looks you can recreate yourself, or have your favorite salon pro do. Easy breezy. Check us out today—hope you love, love, love!


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To prevent breakage, don’t rub your hair with a dry towel. Instead, blot the hair and twist lengths up in the towel.


Caramel. Toffee. Milk chocolate. So many delicious colors are woven into this pretty mane by salon pro Scott at JCPenney Salon in Burton, MI. We love the blend of shades that blend so perfectly together. It’s beyond sweet!


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Lightly tease strands after securing them with a covered elastic band to work a sexy side pony with extra volume.

Salon Pros! America’s Beauty Show Is Almost Here!

As a beauty pro, where do you get your inspiration for all the new looks, new colors, new, new, new everything clients will ask for this season? Thousands of professionals just like you get their info at the source—America’s Beauty Show! April 28-30, 2018 is when Chicago becomes the center of beauty for the world.

Come to America’s Beauty Show for The Runways @ ABS with the very top-of-the-crop of creative artists, ignite your color career at ColorFest, learn more to earn more with best-in-class education and product knowledge. Shop 400+ exhibits for everything you need to stay on top of your game…new hair color launches, new nail shades for summer, the tools that will make you amazing. They are all there to wow you!

Get more info and register at!



Kimberly Caldwell reveals her secret to great lashes–some of them are fake! And so easy to do! Just watch…


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Sport a cute spring style by embellishing your updo with a thin headband.

One Great Look—Chocolate Curls

Hair by James Cornwell
Iva Bella Salon, Warrenton, VA

Embrace the beauty of your natural curls with this easy-going coif. Voluminous, curly strands are pulled to the back and the top half is plaited into a fishtail braid. The remaining hair is left out for a flirty silhouette.


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Be gentle and take your time when detangling delicate damp tresses.

Curly Cues

“Every day is another journey with this hair.”
–Emmy Rossum

Natural curly girl Emmy showed off her fabulous spirals on Instagram, with a nod to all those gorgeous mane curves. Texture is a popular trend right now, so if you, too, enjoy curls, go ahead and let them unfurl! Just remember to keep them moisturized (Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Quench Moisture Intensive Leave-In Conditioner is a good product must-have) so they always look fresh and pretty.



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Want to prevent hair breakage? Try to keep heat styling to only once a week.

Pink Up!

Lucy Hale does it one more time. Not only is she queen of the wavy bob, but now she’s gone and done the prettiest shade of rosy-gold pink. Even if it is temporary, we still heart, love, want, lust, wish, need to have it. #LucyStrikesAgain


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Trim those split ends! Your hair will thank you for it.


Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Brett Young.

That’s the list of performers you get to see tonight on the ACM Awards, happening live in Las Vegas. Carrie is opening up the show with her new single “Cry Pretty.”

Not only is the music going to be awesome, but we’re very much looking forward to the red carpet, where country’s best and prettiest stars will be doing the walk of glam.

We’re getting our country music on. Join us!


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A deep-cleansing shampoo is a great way to get rid of product build-up on your hair and scalp.

Spring Has Sprung!

And we’re feeling all sorts of floral patterns and bright colors and pretty blonde hair. Can you tell? That’s the cover of our latest issue, which is on sale at newsstands right this very minute. You can see Margot’s other looks inside, as well as tons of other celebs–we’re not afraid to name drop: Lucy, Michelle, Katherine, Khloe, Emilia, Katy, Shailene, Dove, Selena, Kelly, Taylor, Saiorse, Kaley and even Sebastian, Timothee and Harry (among others!). More? Okay. Free beauty products to win, global hair collections, colors that make you stand out and colors that look like you were born with them, Instagram nail artists and cuts so cool ice would melt just being in the same room. Got you all worked up, don’t we? Spring into action and go get this issue. You’ll love it!


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A wide-tooth comb can be damp hair’s best friend. Use it to detangle strands gently to prevent hair breakage.

Knot Your Average Style

Hair by Tracy Nikolai
JCPenney Salon, Appleton, WI

Go with something fun and trendy with this cool upsweep. Golden-blonde tresses are styled into several knots going down the center of the head to create a Mohawk silhouette.


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Fine hair takes color much more quickly than thick, so make sure to time your color application accordingly!

Camila’s Mane Secret

So how does Camila Mendes of Riverdale get her raven locks so smooth and silky? The star revealed her secret mane weapon, along with a big beauty announcement… “So excited to reveal that I’m partnering with John Frieda Hair Care for an awesome new campaign! I’ve been using their Frizz Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum since I was in fifth grade, so this partnership truly is a perfect fit.”



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See another woman with a fierce style? If her texture and length is similar to yours, ask where she gets her hair done.

One Great Look—Rose Gold Goals

Hair by Amber Kelley
Hair Artistry by Amber Kelley, Kansas City, MI

A luscious bronze base is the perfect pairing for the rose-gold dipped tips of this glamorous mane. Locks are spun into effortless curls that tumble beyond the shoulders.



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You might be rinsing healthy oils right out of your hair! Instead of rinsing with hot water, use lukewarm water to avoid stressing your hair and scalp.

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