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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…


3 New Ways To Wear Braids

More than just a way to contain your hair, braids have taken on a style life of their own. You can still use them to pull your hair back–but you can do it in oh-so many creative ways. Or you can just use a braid as an accent to your already fabulous style. Here are three new ways to wear a braid, courtesy of Niwel in France…

1. In multiples, with woven thread and fluffy texture.

2. As tiny highlights in a ponytail pull-back, with golden rings.

3. Straight up the back, as a ladder to twin buns.


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Keep a fabric softener sheet (in a plastic bag) in your purse for a simple, on-the-go, frizz eliminator.

PUMP you up!

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is here for you in your time of beauty need–and that includes those moments when you want to go big and not go home. Pick up a copy of our November 2018 issue on the newsstands, and you’ll find this handy article with the 411, the deets, the specs, the products you need/want/gotta have to plump up your mane to new heights. Go. Grab. Now. Get big.


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Hair color shy? Choose a new hue two to three shades away from your current color.

Silver Stunner

Maegan, Artistic Team Leader at The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney in Silverdale, WA, created this stunning hairstyle. Vibrant, metallic silver-white tresses free-fall past the shoulders in a smooth, silken texture. This mane is a showstopper!


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Bring a photo to show your stylist featuring a new look you’d like to try to be sure you’re both on the same style page.


We all know Julianne Hough likes to change things up when it comes to her hair, switching from long to short, red to blonde. And now, she’s done it again, this time with bangs. “Detaching from what you  know can be challenging, but also so freeing. :),” she wrote on Instagram. “The best thing about hair is how you get to create, play and just have fun with it! So here is a new look, courtesy of frizzy ends and needing a clean cut after going from red to blonde.”

We. Love. It.



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Always warm up hair waxes and pomades in your hands first—it makes them easier to apply throughout your mane.

One Great Look—Color Play

Hair by Margarita Ford
Euodia Salon, Moorpark, CA

A choppy, free flowing, asymmetrical cut is created as the base of this fun and charismatic coif. Shades of plum, magenta, orchid, lavender, cobalt and sky are perfectly blended together.


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When applying products to damp hair, try combing the product through your hair to make sure it is being distributed evenly.


We know what we’re doing tonight…season premiere of This Is Us! Mandy Moore in retro hairstyles! So many tears, so much laughter. So happy to start another season…


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Volume-boosting mousse adds structure and form to any style.

Welcome To Fall!

While we’ll miss the heat a little bit, we’re totally excited for all the new beauty fall brings. Like this gorgeous makeup look on Kristen Stewart. Long lashes and matte, pale-pink lips combine beautifully with a white sweater. (Not to mention that glimpse of blonde and brunette working together in a short crop…).

If this is what cooler breezes mean, we say Bring. It. On.

Photo: (the makeup artist)


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Never skip conditioning! Hair can always use more moisture.


The iconic pixie shape was originally made famous by London fashion model Twiggy in the late 60s, and since then, some version has been on trend. So, what’s the current evolution of this famous cropped haircut? With the comeback of the shag, crowns are getting shorter and perimeters have softer lengths, as shown by this look by the Sam Villa Hair Team. We love!

Photo by Katie Parker, wardrobe by Brittany Hart and makeup by Nicole Schimel.


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Care and coif research are key to rock a stunning style while staying on budget.


We just hit the newsstands with our big 40th anniversary issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide—collector’s edition—and hope you pick us up this weekend! This issue is jam-packed with the very best hairstyles (and lots of them!), haircolor ideas, celebrity interviews/features, how-to info, free beauty giveaways and tons more! So pick us up this weekend and drop us a note on Facebook or Instagram…we’d love to see you with our magazine 🙂


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Ponytails can be a simple yet strong and edgy style statement, too!

Color Pop

This coif color combination is right on trend! Walnut strands are snipped into a voluminous bob that’s subtly asymmetrical. Locks are spun into flirty curls that show off the hints of deep teal and light blush pink throughout. Hair by Tianna Wyant of JCPenney Salon in Clarion, PA.


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Depending on the density of your hair, getting a deep moisturizing treatment should be a part of your hair regime.


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The more hair products you use, the more often you need to cleanse your coif.

Pop! Goes The Color

Looking for a way to add color to your mane, but not sure you’re ready to do the whole thing? Model and beauty entrepreneur Miranda Kerr shows you a pretty alternative! A thin slice of hair on each side of a precise center part is colored a honey-blonde hue, in bold contrast to dark-brunette lengths. It’s just the right pop of color to satisfy those shade cravings!


One Great Look—Dark & Decadent

Hair by Morgan Mislitski
Wilkes Barre, PA

Go for a deep and dark hue this season! Ebony tresses fall slight past the shoulders in loose curls. The opaque shade is absolutely stunning and will make you full glam and sassy.

Photo courtesy Morgan Mislitski via Facebook.


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Work with your hair’s texture. It’ll make it easier to choose styles.

Emmy Duos!

Last night’s Emmy Awards brought the stars out in full force on the red carpet, and we loved every minute of it. We especially loved it when they joined forces to show off their fab style. Here are our favorite duos from last night…

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Milo Ventimiglia and Lonnie Chavis

Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson

Emilia Clarke and Millie Bobby Brown



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Hair is weakest when wet, so always be gentle when combing damp

Emmy Awards Tonight!

Remember back in 2000 when baby Rory was one of our new favorite heroines on TV? The Gilmore Girls brought us fast-talking, heart-searing moments and the fabulous manes of Alexis Bledel as Rory and Lauren Graham as Lorelai. And tonight? Alexis Bledel is up for an Emmy for Supporting Actress for her work in The Handmaid’s Tale. We’ll be tuning in to see all the red-carpet beauty and the fabulous actresses who are kicking butt on TV. Congrats to all!


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A bob (smooth or curly or wavy) is perfect for women of all ages.


Sometimes we receive such beautiful haircut imagery here at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide we have to share, share, share! Such is this one from Contreras Academy that has a smooth, sleek crown cut above the ear for high-fashion appeal. The blonde highlights bring about the accent over richer-hued lowlights.

File under got-to-have!


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Coif color grow-out? Try a zig-zag part to help disguise it until your next salon appointment.


This is the last weekend our issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, featuring Jennifer Lopez on the cover, is for sale. Tuesday our brand new issue goes on sale! So if you’ve missed out—what are you waiting for? The issue features hundreds of fabulous looks, celebrity reads, the latest products and 2019 must-wear hair trends! So hurry…before we’re gone!  Thank you so much for your purchase—we really appreciate!


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Be sure your hair kit includes a wide-tooth comb…for gentle detangling.

Blushing Beautifully

Perfectly pretty! Master Stylist Maxine Glynn, of The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney in Freehold, NJ, created this gorgeous pink confection. Shared the hair pro on Instagram, “So I finally got to use @matrix SOCOLOR CULT and Im OBSESSED! I used the semi Sparkling Rose.”



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Going with a red-hot hair hue? This shade fades fastest so be sure to use color-deposit shampoo.

Curls, Curls, Curls

Natural curly girls know that sometimes, a few of those wayward spirals need a little taming. Rose Bertram gets glam in the stylists chair with her pretty ringlets–and a curling iron to make everything picture perfect. It only takes a few twists and you’re there…


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