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For our 40th Anniversary issue it was unanimous between Sophisticate’s and our reader’s that social media’s favorite beauty icon, Kim Kardashian West, would be our cover girl!

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You guys voted for your favorite “Style Icons” and the results are in! See who made the cut in the issue.

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Take a peak at the “40 Best looks” that we’ve feature in this year’s issues of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!

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Get inspired by our compilation of “40 Great Star Looks” just for you!

Free Swag Free Swag!

For our 40th Anniversary we’re giving away over $7,000 worth of fabulous hair and beauty products in our “Big Beauty Giveaway”. Enter and get a chance to win some of the most coveted beauty merch in our November 2018 issue.

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Sophisticate’s is always on the pulse on what’s hot in beauty right now. We’ve curated some of this month’s must-have products just for you!

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‘90s Supermodel, style icon and the queen of the short cut, Linda Evangelista influenced an entire generation before the Gigi & Bella Hadid’s of today. Get the issue to see some of Linda’s best mane transformations over the years!


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!

4 Fab Hairstyles! 

These hair looks are from hair pro Sam Carpenter’s latest collection called The Beacon. “Beacon is a fun and futuristic take on feminine beauty. The images don’t show beauty as submissive or sexual, but owned and controlled by the woman herself,” he explains. “I hope it’s a representation today’s contemporary female can relate to.” Bright colors, incredible cuts and fun designs…what more could you want?

1  Seriously In Control!
Love this short style with long, wispy nape and baby bangs. The hues are a melange of rich oranges and lavenders.

2  Sleek Perfection
The straight-edge bob takes a sleek turn with an off-center part and ear tuck. Purple-hued haircolor blends into deed red tones for a contemporary vibe.

3  Do You Dare? 
Shorty fringe blends into flippy lengths, while rich burgundy accents say 2019!

4  Hair Dressing
Ripples of hair at crown are gathered into an old-fashioned ribbon-candy look, while lengths (or extensions) echo the feel. Rose-gold and brunette hues provide contrast.


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Some early versions of straightening and smoothing treatments contained harmful chemicals, so speak to your hairstylist about the safety and content of the specific keratin smoothing treatment used.


Our new anniversary issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide  is on sale now at newsstands everywhere! This edition is jam-packed with hundreds of new hairstyles, haircolor ideas and haircuts just for you…

What else? Our very special Style Icons pages featuring this year’s celebrities with the looks you love. Stars like Bebe Rexha (shown here), Carrie Underwood, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Kim Kardashian and more are featured on our pages. There are also tons of free beauty products you can win and fab at-home styling tips.

So visit your local newsstand this weekend and pickup our new issue—we appreciate! Thank you.


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Even if you’re trying to grow out your hair, make sure to get regular trims to keep split ends at bay. You’ll be growing out long, healthy hair!

Real Life Rapunzel

Tap into your inner long-locked princess with this romantic and ethereal mane. Dark-blonde hair is plaited into an intricate, multi-strand braid that cascades down the back. The ends are left loose and a few jewelled hair accessories are added for extra glam. Styled by Nikki Clayton, from The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney in Fort Smith, AR.



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At the salon, your hair is rinsed multiple times after shampooing and conditioning. Do the same at home to avoid product build-up and dull hair.

Instant Change

Need a mane change? You could try bangs. And just to give you a little inspo on how awesome they can be, we provide one very fabulous example: Jennifer Lopez. A new addition to the singer’s beauty mode, this fringe is long and wispy–almost like a new short layer to accompany the star’s already layered locks. They look great, right?



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If you have an oval/long face, chic bobs and long beachy waves are most flattering. Avoid short layers, which could make your face appear longer.

One Great Look: What A Peach

Hair by Michelle Golden
Bella Hair Salon, Ames, IA

Who can resist this sorbet style? Rose-gold, peach and shortbread shades are seamlessly blended throughout this coif. Strands are turned into loose waves that cascade past the shoulders for a flirty and feminine finish.

Courtesy Michelle Golden via Facebook.


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Wait 48 hours after coloring hair to shampoo it. Every time you wet hair you open the cuticle, so give hair time to properly absorb the color.

AMAs Tonight!

The American Music Awards are on tonight, and we can’t wait to see everybody. Sneak peek: this is Vanessa Hudgens, all dolled up and pretty in pink, ready to go tonight. If this is any hint of the beauty that’s to come, we are so stoked.



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For smooth results, brush as you blow-dry in the same direction.

Super Glam

Katy Perry wins the wow award for this look. A snow-white pixie combines with dramatic eye makeup and vibrant red lips for a beauty move we can’t ignore. File this one under, “next time I really need to impress…”


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Turn heads today by adorning your mane with a bejeweled headband.


We can hardly wait to tune into night one of the Iheart Radio Music Festival tonight on The CW, featuring some of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide’s favorite stars like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and other fab stars!

Yes…we’re watching to see how they will be wearing their hair (and of course enjoying their music)! Here’s to Sundays!


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Make sure your hair is thoroughly dry before styling with a hot tool to avoid frizz.


Wow! Did you see our new anniversary issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide on newsstands? If not, it is gorgeous!

From fabulous haircolor looks like those shown here (from Rene Furterer) to hairstyles, haircuts, tons of free beauty products, celebrity features, look-backs and more! So what are you waiting for? Head to your local newsstand today and check us out…we appreciate your continued support. Here’s to us!

WATERCOLOR COPPER with rose-gold influence…is perfect for autumn days.

ROUGH DIAMOND showcases an illuminated grey/silver combo—perfection!

CAPTIVATING SHINE adds brilliance to raven hair.


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Cool water closes the hair’s cuticles, which means more surface for light to reflect off. Rinse tresses in cool water for great shine!

Ginger Snap

Warm-toned strands cascade into a volume-packed, shoulder-brushing look that is slightly shorter in back. Tresses are smoothed, curving under and toward the chin. This gorgeous mane was created by Dionna G Beauty, from The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney, in Algonquin, IL.


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Before using your flat iron, curler or hot rollers, make sure you hair is completely dry. Wet hair is more fragile and vulnerable to damage.



I am a DIY girl all the way! Well right up until I had the opportunity for Hair Hero Justin Anderson (@justinandersoncolor) to work his magic! He is truly one of the most talented and sought after hairstylists in the world and especially in Hollywood where he runs the DP Hue House (@dphue). This is not your average salon. It’s a mansion in Beverly Hills transformed into a client/stylist dream home with the most gorgeous scenic views of the city.

The day of my visit everybody from Chelsea Handler to Jennifer Aniston had appointments as well. The clientele is unbelievable. Miley Cyrus, Kristin Cavallari, Brooke Burke, Margot Robbie and Ashley Tisdale just to name a few. The list goes on and on! Not only does he create incredible hairstyles for the stars but he also created his haircare line of DP Hue products that are all about maintaining fresh hair color between salon visits. From Apple Cider Vinegar products to Root Touch-Up kits to semi-permanent deep conditioning color glosses…dpHUE has everything you need to keep your color vibrant and fresh. Justin has got you covered even when you step away from the salon chair.

While I was I was in the chair I got the works! He applied a darker root to match my outgrowth, added highlights, brightened my ends, used a gloss on my root, and even handed me over to Lex his master cutter who gifted me this super cute and super short bob. I am so thrilled to have this easy to manage new ‘do and proud to say that Mr. Anderson is my hair hero. He was a dream to spend the day with and his staff was incredible too. So attentive and warm. Modern day salon that’s for sure. Stay tuned for my future column in Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide Magazine coming up as well. For some more blonde envy, follow me on Instagram: @_kimcaldwell

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