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It’s easy to see why Carrie Underwood continues to reign supreme on the country and pop charts. Get her favorite beauty tips and find out the secret to her silky mane!

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If you’ve been dreaming of doing the big chop, let this guide be your inspiration!

Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

There’s no time like the present to totally transform your hair. We have winter 2019’s statement styles you’ve been dreaming of.

Star Hairstyles Star Style

You don’t have to go to a celebrity salon to steal the looks of your favorite stars. See 2019’s hottest styles in our March 2019 issue.

Free Swag Free Swag!

Winter can be so cold and dreary, so perk up by entering to win in our “Big Beauty Giveaway”. With over $9,000 worth of amazing products, styling tools and accessories, there’s guaranteed to be something wonderful to get you through to spring.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is always on the pulse on what’s hot in beauty right now. We know what you need to freshen up your beauty regimen while staying on trend.

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If there is one color that has completely taken over the beauty and fashion world, it has to be rose gold…


Red, Red, RED

While summer may bring thoughts of blonde, we’re absolutely smitten with this gorgeous red hue by color pro Ash. With fiery shades of scarlet, orange and auburn woven together, the dimension is stunning. Blonde? What’s blonde? We’re going RED this summer!!!!

Photo: (Hair Painting By Ash)


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A great way to deep condition hair is under a hooded dryer. This allows the moisture to penetrate the hair shaft easier.

One Great Look: Onyx Obsession

Hair by Michele Pritchard
Currie Hair, Skin & Nails
Glen Mils, PA

Dark, decadent and sultry, this ebony hairstyle is the definition of effortless glamour. Rich, dark locks cascade way past the shoulders in luxurious, brushed-out waves.



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Gift idea: salon service gift certificates. You’re welcome.

Mandy’s Mane Moves

“Loving this brunette shade from Garnier (I’m Nutrisse #53),” shared Mandy Moore on Instagram about this cool chocolate hue. The singer made her singing debut waaaay back with blonde tresses, and has changed up her mane color a few different times, opting mostly for brunette hues. “Experimenting with different hair colors has become a staple in my life and one of my fave ways to shake things up! Does anyone else feel like a new person when they switch up their shade?”



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Bringing in hairstyle photos from your fave hair magazine (hint: SHG!) is the easiest way to relay your mane vision to your hairstylist.

Memorial Day Braid

Here’s your hair inspiration for today, courtesy of Sunny, hairstylist at Rita Hazan. Happy Memorial Day!



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A stylish updo works great for turning heads day or night.


Redken’s New Metallic Balayage look is perfect for a summer filled with prismatic rainbow shades and iridescent shine. If you’re beauty-obsessed check out your local Redken-carrying salon and book that appointment. Now style up! Hairstyles by Guido, haircolor by Josh Wood and makeup by Aaron De Mey.

TALK with shimmering color-blocking all braided up and enhanced by the perfect braided hair accessory.

SHOUT with holographic rainbow shades and a fab scarf wrap.

WHISPER with soft metallic highlights and tons of waves and skinny headband.


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A color-safe shampoo and conditioner will help preserve coif color’s vibrancy.


We love our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide on sale at newsstands everywhere—but we couldn’t decide if we loved Julianne Hough as a redhead or blonde, so we featured lots of looks in those haircolors (plus one pink one!), in this issue! What haircolor will you be wearing during these warm-weather days? There are sooo many fab hot hues, hairstyle moves and haircuts in our new issue for you to choose from…you’ll have a hard time deciding your new look! Pick up your copy today and don’t miss out.

Thank you soooo much!


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Always have a “back-up” hairstylist—in case your fave isn’t available.

Weekend Hair

Curls are always a good idea on the weekend–whether you’re heading to the shopping mall, the library, brunch with the girls or date night with the boy. Hair pro Stephanie Borud, of Salon Roxy in Valrico, FL, shares how she created this look, using All-Nutrient products…

“On wet hair, I applied All-Nutrient Straight+ Smoothing Cream all over, and a little Mousse+ Foaming Volumizer to the roots for volume. After blow-drying, I applied a light coat of Raspbody Freeze Hairspray to each section before curling the hair with a 1.5″ curling iron. I followed with a couple pumps of Shine+ Serum, emulsified inm y hands, and finger-combed through the curls.”

Bring on Saturday! And Sunday! And Memorial Day!


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Add a little sparkle to your coif with gemstone hair accessories!

4 Reasons Your Blonde Hair Could Be Turning Yellow

Pro Advice From The Mane Experts At Matrix!

1. Natural Underlying Pigment
If you have blonde hair: You are familiar with the term gloss or glaze (aka the step 2 of your coloring service). When hair is lightened, an underlining pigment of pale yellow exposed in the hair that’s often “controlled” with a gloss or in-salon treatment. If you are stretching your time in between visits, you may find that your hair starts to turn a yellow tone. This is likely because you are overdue for a color treatment.

What you can do in the meantime, aside from incorporating purple shampoo into your cleansing routine, be sure to use a shampoo for color treated hair like Biolage R.A.W. Color Care to help maintain your gloss between services.

If you have white hair: Sometimes when hair loses melanin (i.e pigment) and turns white or gray, there’s still a residual tone of yellow left in the hair. This can leave hair looking dull and drab. Purple shampoo can help over time but for a lasting impact, request silver highlights or gloss in the salon.

2. The Environment Can Cause Damage to Hair Color
Pollution, smoke, chlorine from swimming can all contribute to yellow tones in the hair. Wear hats to prevent sun damage and protect your hair from environmental pollution. If you are a swimmer, opt for a swim cap. Be mindful that even your shower H2o can create mineral deposits of high iron. Install a water-filtering shower head to ban chemicals out of your water.

3. Hair Color Damage Caused by Styling Products and Tools
Shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, waxes, aerosols, etc. can leave a yellowish deposit on the hair. Even applying too much heat from a hot tool can create a yellowish tone. Always use a heat protectant spray when styling like Style Link Heat Buffer or primer like Biolage R.A.W. heat Styling Primer and invest in good hot tools that won’t damage your hair during use.

To balance this type of yellow pigment, first use a clarifying shampoo to remove yellow tone and then graduate to purple shampoo.

4. Health & Diet
Oils from the scalp, medication, diet and health conditions can contribute to yellow tinge in white or blonde hair. If you have any concern about your health or diet and how it can be affecting your hair, be sure to reach out to a doctor.

Purple Shampoo? If you have blonde, silver or white hair that tends to get yellow, purple shampoo can be your new BFF. Purple shampoo is purple colored shampoo that distributes purple pigment to neutralize brassy, yellow tones. Purple is used because, if you take a look at the color wheel, it is the direct opposite color of yellow. This means purple and yellow cancels one another out. Therefore, when using purple pigment on brassy, yellow tones it color corrects your hair’s hue restoring it to its former bright, cooler color.

If you can’t seem to keep your hair bright, purple shampoo offers a good solution to keep unwanted warmth under wraps. Matrix Total Results SOSILVER can help brighten up your blonde woes. Alternate using it with color-safe shampoos—or mix them together for less violet deposit.

Start by using once a week and build up if needed. If you start to notice a purple tone in your hair, put the purple shampoo down! Opt for a clarifying shampoo to remove the tone and keep your purple shampoo routine to once a week or less.


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A clarifying shampoo is a great way to rid mane of product build up.

One Great Look: Ultra Violet

Hair by Ashley Wilkinson
Curl Up And Dye Salon
Los Lunas, NM

Have you ever seen anything as pretty as this metallic purple ‘do? Long strands tumble down in beachy waves. The top half is pulled below the crown and effortlessly twisted for added sass.



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Temporary hair color allows you to play with a new hue—without the commitment.

Wet Look, Without The Wet

Judging by the red carpets we’ve been seeing lately, the wet look appears to be trending. If you’re not sure you can get into it, here’s a gorgeous alternative, worn by Kristen Bell and designed by hairstylist Dimitri Giannetos. The style still has that “slicked-back” vibe, but with tons of crown volume and not so much of the “wet” finish. It’s gorgeous, right? Right!



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Be thankful for your hair’s beauty and versatility.

How To: Demi’s Billboard Awards Look

Demi Lovato stunned on the red carpet at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, with a slicked-back wet look that showed off the singer’s easy texture. Here’s the step by step, straight from stylist Cesar Ramierz, who styled up Demi’s mane look for the night…

1. On towel-dried hair, I evenly applied BioSilk Silk Therapy Beach Texture Spray for body and texture.

2. With a flat brush and blow-drier, I directed all the hair back and away from the face for controlled volume and to create a tousled slick-back look.

3. Once hair was dried, I layered BioSilk Glazing Gel in small sections from the bottom to the top of the head and brushed each section back. While applying the gel,  I set the hair with its natural texture in clips to create the ultimate wave.

4. To set the look, I attached the diffuser to my dryer and dried on low heat.

5. Once dried and set, I removed the clips and finished the look with BioSilk Silk Therapy Finishing Spray.


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Mini versions of your fave hair tools will make travelling a breeze!

Billboard Music Awards!

Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! We’re so excited, we can hardly stand it! Kelly Clarkson is hosting, and there are a ton of performers, including Camila Cabello, a duet with Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Kesha, Jennifer Lopez and more. And the red carpet! Ooooh, the red carpet. We are so watching every minute, looking for all the hot hair trends and beauty moves.

Tune in tonight! We know we are….


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Take the time to figure out what hair products work best for your tresses.


…plays around with extensions, always? “I’ve tried a few different kinds, but I love the cold fusion hair extensions right now,” the recording artist reveals in the new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale now. Why? “They seem to be the most gentle on my natural hair,” she explains. Find out more about Kelsea’s beauty secrets and other stars in our magazine.

More? Hundreds of the best new hairstyles, haircolor moves and haircuts ever.

More? How about fab how-to info for you to use to style your mane at home.

More? Enter to win some free beauty products!

So hurry to your newsstand today and pick up a copy. Thank you soooo much!


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Use a volumizing mousse at the roots and blow-dry hair upwards for the look of fullness.

Good Color Is Hard To Find–NOT!

Good color comes from a good haircolorist–and we can help you find one! The American Board Of Certified Colorists is filled with professionals who pass a comprehensive exam in the art of haircoloring, and are ready and willing to help you find your dream hue. Just head to and click on “Find A Haircolorist” to locate a board certified color pro in your area. Yes, good haircolor can be that easy!


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Thinning tresses? Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to figure out what’s causing your hair loss.

Yes. Please.

In case you were wondering if you still thought the beachy-wave bob was something you were interested in, let us give you a subtle reminder that you are, indeed, still interested:

Stylist Kristin Ess once again knocks it out of the park on her client Lauren Conrad, who is one of  the original wave bob girls. It still looks stunning, right? You still want it, right?



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Sulfate-free shampoos contain milder cleansers, helping hair retain more of its natural moisture.

One Great Look—Accessorized

Hair by Holly Moretti
Leidan Mitchell Salon & Spa, Phoenix, AZ

A loose, stylized fishtail braid looks elegant and feisty adorned with several gold hair accessories to really make this mane something special.


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Give your hair a rest from heat styling using rollers or rods to set your mane.

Great Idea!

Who doesn’t love a good ponytail? And we love it even more when brilliant hairstylists come up with clever and easy ways to bring one to the next level. Enter Bridget Brager, who amped up Stella Maxwell’s ponytail by tying little ribbon bows every few inches to create a ruffly effect. And the sectioning of hair around the crown before leading to the tail are not only functional, but add detail elements we’re drawn to. If this isn’t #hairinspo, we don’t know what is!



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Going gray? Gray hair tends to be dryer and prone to frizz. Whip your strands into shape with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner.



Kimberly Caldwell shows just how she gets her tresses just right–and how to really work those scissors!

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