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Cover Girl cover-girl-home

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

MINI MAGAZINE Mini-Magazine-home

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.


Cherry Dipped ‘Do

Let’s play with color for your next coif change! Here, dimensional blonde locks with blended low-lights free-fall past the shoulders with loose waves styled concentrated on the ends. An ombré effect using crimson is created on the lower half for a pop of color. Styled by Valerie Clark, from The Salon by InStyle in Ann Arbor, MI.



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For a fuller mane, play up the volume with curl creams instead of gels.

Mario Make Me A Model

Mario, Make Me a Model, from Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas, is celebrating its 10th year. The celebrated program has launched more than 40 professional modeling careers and supports Chicago’s fashion industry. 

After more than 300 model hopefuls came out to three open model calls, 26 were selected to move onto the Semi-Final judging which took place on Tuesday, August 28 at the new St. Jane Hotel in Chicago. Seven semi-finalists were chosen, and will receive a professional makeover by the Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa creative team and start runway and fitness training before the field is further narrowed to just five on Friday, September 21.

The competition will culminate with a finale fashion show featuring the collections of five Chicago designers on Wednesday, October 24 to be held at The Northerly Island Tent, 1521 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago.

According to Mario Tricoci, “With this being our 10th Mario, Make Me a Model contest, we think this might be the most exciting competition yet. The finalists are incredible and there is more excitement to come.” Take a look at the past 10 years…


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Use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to help prevent hair color from prematurely fading.

One Great Look—Chocolate Bonbon Curls

Hair by Brooke Seals
Brooke Seals Studio, Lexington, KY

Bourbon and dark-caramel highlights give this deep, dark mane life. Tresses tumble past the shoulders in thick, voluminous curls that show off the look’s luxurious and effortless layers.

Courtesy Brooke Seals via Facebook.


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Avoid sleeping on damp hair as this may result in severe tangling.

OOOOO. So Pretty!

Disco eyes is what makeup artist Allan Avendano is calling this look he did for Vanessa Hudgens. Perfect for a night at the club, or if you’re already scoping holiday moves, this is the face for that hot party. Here’s the breakdown, courtesy of the makeup artist himself, via Instagram…

Pat McGrath Metalmorphosis 005 in Silver
Lorac Cosmetics Pro Matte Palette, Pro Front of the Line Waterproof Liner in Dark Brown, Pro Precision Brow Pencil in Warm Medium Brown
Dior Pump & Volume Mascara in Black

Lorac POREfection Foundation
Becca Cosmetics Full Coverage Concealer, Highlighting Powder in Rose Gold, Tantalizer Buildable Bronzing Powder in Golden Girl

Lorac Alter Ego Lip Liner in CEO and Alter Ego Lip Gloss in Duchess



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To cut down on heat damage, blow-dry hair using a cool or medium heat setting whenever possible.

Monday Cuteness

Sometimes we want simple AND cute, and here it is. Emily Blunt wears her casually styled mane with a chic braid that curves across the crown from the front to the side. Created by stylist Sarah Potempa, the look is easy to do, but has big style results. Just what we want on a Monday!



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Thinking about going short? Test out the style with a wig or extensions that are snipped into a short cut.


BioSilk Hairstyling Ambassador, Ivan Rodriguez, really captures bridal beauty in this stunning collection. From the gown to the veil, this special day is a full-out expression of the bride’s style, and her hair compliments the textures and shapes of satin, silk and lace.

“My collection embraces variations of the classic up-do and silky-smooth curls. BioSilk Haircare provides the perfect foundation for achieving soft, shiny, beautiful hair so her walk down the aisle unveils the perfect silhouette,” Rodriguez so exquisitely explains.

Photo by Nacho Guerrero

Photo by Javier Ramos

Photo by Joel Issac

Photo by Joel Issac

Photo by Martin Simental

Makeup by El Salon Makeup Team; Wardrobe Styling by Melissa Webb—all for BioSilk.


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To help strengthen strands before bleaching them, give your hair a protein treatment and amp up the moisture.

Autumn Hairstyle Ideas!  

Yes we’re still in Summer, but taking the time to think about our new autumn haircolor and hairstyle look! What about you? If you need inspiration, stop at your local newsstand this weekend and pick up our new issue that’s loaded with fab ideas for the season ahead. There are hundreds of haircolor looks, hairstyle ideas and haircuts for you. The beauty of having Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is you don’t have to go scrambling around a bunch of apps in search of your new look! Thank you so much for your support…we really appreciate!

Love the cinnamon shown here? There are more like it in our issue…this look was created by the John Paul Mitchell Systems Artistic Team under the supervision of Creative Director Lucie Doughty. Photo by Robert Cromeans.


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Ask your stylist to apply a gloss on top of your haircolor to help seal, protect and preserve your color.

Playing The Blues

Hair by Alyssa Morrison
The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney, Clarion, PA

This dimensional, perfectly blended mane is stunning. Taupe-blonde locks are tinted shades of blue and slate underneath for a fierce pop of color. Strands are spun into loose waves throughout that brush just past the shoulders.

Courtesy Alyssa Morrison via Facebook


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Considering bangs? One of the easiest ways to see if you can work a fierce fringe is to put your hand over your forehead. Like what you see? Break out the scissors!

Getting Fishy With It…

One more summer ‘do idea, while summer is still hanging around… Pretty fishtail braids combine in the back for a quick little bun tuck. The look is super-sweet on super-sweet actress Reese Witherspoon. Hair by celebrity stylist Sarah Potempa.



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Condition, condition, condition.

One Great Look—Pink Play

Hair by Brooklyn Simms
Posh Salon & Spa, Lexington, KY

A neutral-toned brunette is the perfect base for fun pops of pink and purple. Color is gently applied all over and hair is styled into medium-sized curls to really show off the coif’s cool color combinations.

Photo Courtesy Brooklyn Simms via Facebook


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Apply mousse to straight lengths before styling to set your style and create long-lasting hold.

Wet VMAs

At the MTV Video Music Awards last night, a few different style trends appeared on the red carpet: very long and very straight, very precisely casual, very pulled away from the face…and very wet. Yes, the wet look always seems to be popular at awards show, with at least a few celebrities rocking a product-filled look that gives off a very sexy vibe. Here are three wet looks from the moon-man carpet…


Iggy Azalea

Shay Mitchell

Rita Ora


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For finished curls, blow dry hair 80% of the way with a diffuser. Then, let hair air-dry and apply a light holding cream to set the style.

Ginger Maria

Maria Menounos is sporting a ginger ombre hue, courtesy of hair pro Dimitri Giannetos. The star’s roots are still dark, but the ends are all a subtle fiery red. “Obsessed with @giannetos latest creation! Ginger hair don’t care!” shared the star on Insta.




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If you’re anxious to try a new style, but don’t want to lose your length, balayage is perfect for the most fashion-forward stylistas.


It’s almost time for autumn and with that comes some new haircolor and hairstyle options like these shown by the masters at France’s Saint Algue. Oui!

↑ 1.  Coffee anyone? This short blonde crop with full-fringed out bang and off-center part is perfect for work or play! Love!

↑ 2.  Feminine elegance. Long waves with caramel and mocha haircolor blend perfectly in a style that reflects glossy appeal…perfect for your new autumn wardrobe!

↑ 3.  Off to market we go! Casual and sophisticated this long-hair look with off-center part and loose waves is perfect for your weekend errands…gorgeous.


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Want to punch up your style with a rainbow hue? Avoid the damaging bleaching process by incorporating a few extensions in your color of choice.

DIY Home Hair Styling + More!

Our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is selling out fast! Have you picked up your copy? If not, why not check us out this weekend and get hundreds of fabulous ideas for haircolor, haircuts and hairstyles! We also include the latest celebrity looks, trends, beauty product news and much, much more…including our Home Styling Guide featuring instructions on how you can style your hair at home once you’ve left the salon. Pick us up today and let us know how you like! Thank you so much…


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For quick curls with minimal heat, try hot rollers. They heat up quickly—and you can finish your makeup while your curls set.

Red Velvet Vibes

This mesmerizing mane is red haute. Deep, dark roots blend into a rich, decadent ruby hue. Locks tumble past the shoulders in loose waves that are concentrated on the ends. Styled by Veronica Peraza, from JCPenney Salon in Paradise Valley, AZ.


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Dull hair color? Try a clear “cellophane” rinse to boost its shine factor!

One Great Look—Blonde Bombshell

Hair by Jennifer Correll Lyles
Hair Nation Salon and Spa, Lexington, KY

Nothing says glam like silken color, vivacious volume and effortless styling. Buttery blonde strands flow from a deeper base. Lightweight layers give the mane versatility and movement, and tons of volume is designed on top.

Photo Courtesy Jennifer Correll Lyles via Facebook


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Age-appropriate coif color? You can rock any hair hue…with confidence!

Faux Fab

Iggy Azalea is back on the music scene and trying out a ton of looks on Instagram. One of her most recent is this geometric bob snip. The blunt cut edges create a gorgeous line, while the deep side part is just perfection. Whether it’s a wig or the real thing (we’re thinking wig), we can’t help but admire it greatly.


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Don’t be shy. Love a look you see on someone? Ask her where she gets her hair done.

Green With Envy

Lucy Hale looked incredible at last night’s Teen Choice Awards. Between her perfectly sleek bob, the green eye makeup and the ear jewelry (not to mention the BROWS), she had it all going on, and going on very well indeed. #hairinspo #beautyinspo

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