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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.


One Great Look: Spooky Accessories

Hair by Tianna Wyant
JCPenney Salon, Clarion, PA

Even those of us who don’t have time to hand craft a costume for Halloween can still find ways for sneaking in some spooky accessories to help us celebrate. This wavy, half-up do is given dash of the Halloween spirit with a skeleton barrette and a hidden blue that becomes obvious with the pull of the accessory.



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Help your haircolor last and last by using color-treated shampoos and conditioners on your strands.

Upsweep Envy

Dakota Fanning is giving us the urge to go somewhere very special so we can duplicate this gorgeous upsweep by pro stylist Jenda Alcorn. Locks are swept smoothly to the nape, where hair is gathered and twisted upward, with ends tucked in. To finish the look, a beautiful, vintage-looking hair clip is nestled into the top.



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To maintain your mane the day after shampooing, sleep with your hair in a light, loose ponytail. Tackle any greasiness with a light sprinkle of talcum powder.

Makeover Magic

And just like that, hair is transformed…after some brilliant work by Wild Hare Salon in Marengo, IL, that is. Red Hot with a drop of Noir, Orange Alert, Retro Blue and Royal Purple from Matrix SoColorCult Demi, the color change is gorgeous. And those smooth curls are so very pretty.



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For a two-second style redo, try changing up where you part your hair. It will give you an instantly different look!


Tom O’Brien, Director of Baroque Hair, has launched his latest collection called Femme Fatale, and Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is so pleased to showcase it right here…right now!

Full on texture creates a powerful presence when blown out for volume.

Beauty waves are pinned in place with random abandon.

The shag, 2019 version, allows full end waves to caress the profile.


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Use a clarifying shampoo every two weeks to prevent products with silicone bases from building up and prevent hair from absorbing conditioners.


How do you get big hair volume? Only Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide has the answer! Check out our new issue featuring the 10 Big Volume Boosters you need to check out to get this season’s best new look. Of course, we have much more…like 100s of best new hairstyle choices, the haircolor right for you, celebrity interviews and giveaways. Yes, our anniversary issue is on sale now at newsstands everywhere. Pick up your copy this weekend and stay on top of the trends before we go away!


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If you’ve ever got your hair tangled in the nozzle of your blow-dryer, there is a way to prevent that from happening again. Attach the diffuser!

Peeks of Purple

Jen Black, a master stylist at JCPenney Salon in Auburn, NY, is givin us all a lesson in making vibrant colors look natural. These pops of purple, delicately brushed at the base of the hair in a sweeping motion, look positively regal.



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Blot damp hair gently—never rub it back and forth with a towel because it roughs up the hair cuticle and causes frizz.

Mario Make Me A Model

Last night, Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was on hand to watch the final round in the 2018 Mario Make Me A Model competition, the special 10th anniversary edition. Here’s what we saw…

Layers upon layers of fashion, complete with cool ponytails twisted and turned for a fabulously fun finish…

Gorgeous evening gowns worn with hair gathered in back at the nape and teased out into full-volume, textured chignons…

Bobby pins used to barely contain extra-voluminous manes…

Very hot men groomed in every proper way, from facial hair to manes to clothing…

Full-on texture in both the clothes and the hair…

And, of course, Mario Tricoci himself…

And then the official winner, Anna!

What a fun and festive night filled with fashion and fabulousness!

Face Forward: Girl Next Door

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

For that daytime wedding, brunch with the girls or an afternoon date, this is the perfect look. Dubbed “clean, fresh and glowing” by makeup artist Jenna Kristina, Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist is picture-perfect with rosy lips, pale pink blush and eyeshadow, and a coat of mascara.



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A typical tip for a stylist is anywhere from 12 to 20 percent. For shampoo techs the range is anywhere from $2 to $5.

One Great Look: Catch Of The Day

Hair by Eric Matthew
Salon By InStyle inside JCPenney, Dallas Fort Worth area

There’s something magical about a braid. Elegant and classic, long braids can be casual or ultra formal. This fishtail, paired beautifully with a silvery blonde hue, is giving off all kinds of romantic feels.



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Avoid breakage by using cloth-covered elastic bands. Be kind to your hair and it will look fabulous, even in a simple ponytail.

Brunette Vs. Blonde…

…And both sides win! Actress Jamie Chung shows off a dark brunette base that in infiltrated with tones of antique gold woven in thin ribbons and large swatches, marrying the two shades in a beautiful union. Bonus: The grow out will be so very gentle…



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When creating spirals with a curling iron, the trick to keeping the shape of the curls is to use your fingers to style. Don’t brush the curls!

Golden Vanilla Platinum

Too many good blonde shades are woven into this gorgeous look by Matrix Artistic Educator and Utah Haircolor Specialist Melhairworks to settle on just one, so we used a bunch… Bringing the whole gorgeous look together are curls that start halfway down and twirl about the shoulders.

P.S. For those pro colorists taking notes, here’s the deets from Melhairworks: “My faves in action here @matrix #lightmaster and #colorsync all day plus some #BONDULTIM8 for safety! We washed with @biolage RAW #nourishshampoo and conditioner.”



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Treat your hair like it’s an accessory. Ideally, you should switch up your style every two seasons: spring/summer and autumn/winter.

Kelsea’s Bun

Singer Kelsea Ballerini wore a gorgeous upsweep for the 2018 CMT Artist of the Year Awards this past week. The look was created by celebrity hairstylist Tarryn Feldman, who chose the look to complement the star’s stunning, white dress. Here’s the how-to…

● Feldman prepped the hair with a blow-out smoothing spray before blow-drying hair.

●  To add extra volume and give a little texture, the stylist twirled Kelsea’s hair with the Sultra Bombshell Curl, Wave & Straighten Iron​​.

●  Feldman then created a heavy side part, and pulled locks into an effortless bun at the nape. She added a gold hair clip at the base of the bun for extra style power.

Photos: Courtesy Sultra.


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If your house runs on well water, the natural minerals in the H2O can leave your hair a little lackluster. Try a clarifying shampoo to spruce up your style.

Autumn’s Best Hairstyles!

We can’t believe we’re in the middle of that beautiful time of the year when our thoughts turn to cooler temperatures and new hairstyles! In our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on newsstands now, we have hundreds of the very best styles for your inspiration! A few gorgeous looks are shown here from Tchip Coiffure and Camille Albane of France—for more, you’ll have to check out our new issue. What do you say?

1. Short & Sassy
2. Bob-Licious
3. Curls On Fire

Thank you soooo much!


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To keep hair healthy and styled, it should be trimmed at least every four to six weeks. This is especially crucial when wearing fringe, layers or a combination of the two.

Metalic Mermaid

Calling all wannabe-mermaids, we’ve found the perfect hair for an enchanting swim or to bewitch all the sailors. Francine Makshanoff of JCPenney Salon in Moreno Valley, CA, has created the perfect silver ombré that smoothly transitions to rainbow ribbons for a fun and stunning look!



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Bangs are a great way of changing, creating and updating any hairstyle. Fringe can also add definition and dimension to a lackluster cut.

Face Forward: Cherry Delight

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

Makeup artist Michael Anthony used Rita’s cherry-red dress as lip inspiration, then accompanied her bold kiss with strong brows, mile-long lashes and glitter eyeshadow. Not for the timid, this makeup vibe definitely does not follow the “choose one feature to play up” guideline.



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Prep hair before coloring to be as healthy as possible—the more moisturized, the better it’s going to hold the color.

One Great Look: Beach Balayage

Hair by Courtney Casale
Adrienne Dara Hair Salon, Philadelphia, PA

Blondes really do have more fun! This expert balayage carefully balances natural tones to create a dynamic and ultra-stylish look. Perfect for heading to the beach or a night on the town, you can never go wrong with blonde waves.



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When seeking celeb hair inspiration, look for stars with face shapes like yours to ensure a smooth transition from the page to reality.

The. Best. Top. Knot.

Who else would show up with a top knot that’s perfection than the fabulous Jennifer Lopez. Hair Artist Chris Appleton created the look and dubbed her “Snatched Barbie” on Instagram. Sleek sides, a taller-than-tall knot and gorgeous makeup to finish the look. Don’t forget the bobby pins!



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You really do have time to use hot rollers in the morning. Let them set while you do your makeup!

Save The Date

On November 4, Hailee Steinfeld will be hosting the 2018 MTV European Music Awards. “I am SO excited,” the singer/actress shared on Instagram. “I might just have to perform a new song while I’m there.” New music and a variety of Hailee hairstyles and outfits? We are there!



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If you think you can’t go from blonde to red to brunette to blonde, consult a hair expert. There are all sorts of color tones available!

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