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Highest-paid model Kendall Jenner is no stranger to the beauty world! Check out our cover girl’s best looks, hottest hairstyles and her makeup musts.

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See top-celebrities coifs in our Celebrity Glamour Hair Guide!

Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

Get inspired to go bold with some serious color inspiration!

Star Hairstyles Star Style

The stars have definitely turned up the style notch!

Free Swag Free Swag!

This might be our most epic beauty giveaway yet! Check out our big beauty giveaway, on stands now in the February 2019 issue.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Wondering which products to test out? We’ve got what you need to start your new beauty routine off right!

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This holiday season, the right hair accessory can mean the difference between a look that’s naughty or nice—pick which one you want to be in our latest issue!



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Need a quick hair fix? Look in your pantry for olive or coconut oil—both are great moisturizing agents.

Cool Color

Can’t decide between blonde and brunette? Take a page from singer Rachel Platten’s color book and go for both. The star starts with a brunette base, then adds in an ombre dark blonde throughout, ending with bolder blonde panels framing the face. It’s the best of both worlds!



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Head to a salon pro a few times a year to ensure your mane looks its best.

Twice As Nice

What happens when two powerhouse salon pros out of Australia get together? Double the beauty. Michael Kelly, Colourist and Education Director Edwards & Co. did the ombre effect with a darker brunette base and lighter caramel ends, while Natalie Anne of Natalie Anne Salon in Australia created the super-pumped volume with twirls of giant curls. Twice as nice!



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Straighten your hair without heat by trying the banding method.


Layers of different textures and mixing fun prints had a strong presence on the runways, which of course will have a major influence on how we play with hair in 2019. “There will be more artificial texture created with irons, mixed media almost, with braids and twists heightening the effect,” explains Anna Peters, Sam Villa ArTeam.

The Sam Villa Signature Series Professional Texturizing Iron is ideal for creating variations in texture and volume for these styles. Peters mixes smooth polished strands that sit upon matte ripples of texture, with compact plaits mixed in with full, relaxed, more deconstructed plaits.

We thought another way to get this look (if you don’t have long hair) would be a fun hair piece to try for the holidays and have styled up at your favorite hair salon!

Photo by Katie Parker.


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Deep condition once a week to restore moisture and nutrients to your locks.


’Tis the season to add a little oomph to your hair and what better way than with a new hairstyle/haircolor from our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide? Yes, now it’s time for you to get that makeover just in time for the holidays. So check us out this weekend on the newsstand—we are the biggest hairccentric magazine in the world and offer hundreds of fab looks. See you at the newsstand!

Styles from the experts at JCPenney Salon and The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney.


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Opt for a citrus-scented shampoo to help energize you in the morning.


Tram Hoang of JCPenney Salon in Sacramento, CA, has mastered the art of the blonde balayage. Honeyed tendrils are twisted beautifully and wrapped around a natural-looking lowlight and styled to perfection.



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Take a break from heat styling tools every three days for healthier strands.

Face Forward: Glow Girl

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

When hair and makeup come together just right, you get this. Grey’s Anatomy actress Ellen wears her perfectly sculpted waves with blonde highlights, and a fresh by makeup vibe by beauty artist Hung Vanngo. A peachy lipcolor matches peach-toned blush, while the eyes are rimmed in dark eyeliner and mascara, with a neutral-toned shadow. It’s a gorgeous, glowing look.



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Upgrade any casual outfit with a printed bandana.

One Great Look: Rose Gold Sherbert

Hair by Hollace Noel Clayton
JCPenney Salon, St. Louis, MO

Even when the temperatures drop, your hair should keep it hot! This romantic and stylish rose-gold color practically melts into the warm blonde. Giving off some real mermaid vibes, this hair will help you keep warm, even when you have to drag out the winter coats.



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Get the “I woke up like this” look by styling hair and bending over while tousling your strands.

Straight Away

We love a good beachy wave as much as the next gal, but we also swoon when we see a super-sleek, straight mane move. Victoria Justice does the style vibe right with her dark locks that feather into a chestnut hue, all done up with a straight center part. Don’t forget the glossing serum, ladies!



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Run a dryer sheet through your strands to eliminate static.

Spicy Red

Greta Wagner of The Beauty Lounge in Watertown, CT, dubbed this look “saffron,” although we just call it gorgeous. Slightly darker roots waterfall in precision waves down to lighter ends, all with a slow-burn, fiery finish.



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If your hair doesn’t hold well with a curling iron try rollers instead.


Everyone here at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide gets so excited when the color pros at Pantone announce the color of the year—and this past week was no different. The new color for 2019 will be Living Coral. What does that mean to our industry? We checked with pros Aveda Global Artistic Directors Janell Geason and Ian Michael Black who developed their own haircolor and makeup looks based off the 2019 color and posted them on Instagram. Here is a recap of what they you go, in time to ring in the new year!

Ian Michael Black
“Every year, hair colorists wait in anticipation of what Pantone will release as the Color of the Year. This year I was very excited to see the bright, yet quietly gentle color, Living Coral, which translates beautifully to hair. It’s a lovely copper with a pink under tone that is warm, inviting and light-hearted. Once announced, I immediately got to work to create Living Coral for the hair. Working with Aveda and its fully customizable hair color system, hair colorists are able to instantly create Living Coral for hair color, and offer it to guests so we can start 2019 with a playful, uplifting color.”

Janell Geason
“I always love creating a new lip and it’s fun to incorporate a new color scheme when Pantone releases its Color of The Year. I’m loving Living Coral because it’s uplifting, light-hearted and embodies a spirit of revelry which matches my own feelings about makeup. This also reflects to the people that love our Feed My Lips line which is cruelty-free, naturally-derived and all about beautiful color. In general, shades of coral work for all skin tones. I’ve created my own twist on Living Coral–one more subtle and one very bold.” For bold color, Janell used Aveda Feed My Lips Lip Liner in Spiced Peach and then layered Aveda Feed My Lips Lipstick in Cana and Papaya. For the softer color, Janell used Aveda Feed My Lips Lip Liner in Spiced Peach and Aveda Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Sunkissed Melon.


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Use toothpaste to remove color stains from your hairline.


It’s the holiday season and time for a brand new hairstyle! Get ready for your close-up with a beautiful post-worthy portrait that says it all by checking out our issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide on newsstands now! Yes, we are your go-to holiday hair look-book with hundreds of beautiful ideas. So hurry before we sell out! Thank you so much…’tis the season to be beautiful!

Hair in photos byJack Howard at Paul Edmonds in the UK.


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Get gorgeous curls by twisting hair into bantu knots while it dries.

Purple Pizazz

Black and purple play perfectly together in this look put together by Mina Mazz of JCPenney Salon in Kelso, WA. A touch of gothic drama makes this one lively style that is simply amazing.



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Every so often try a new deep conditioner to get a variety of hair benefits.

Face Forward: Tangerine Dream

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

Orange you glad you’re seeing this? All kidding aside, this look makeup artist Mai Quynh did for the actress is the best kind of tangerine dream. An orange-red eyeshadow palette combines with a similarly hued lipcolor for a warm-glow finish. Chloe’s fabulous brows frame the look perfectly.



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Going through a major milestone? Alter your strands to represent your new lifestyle change.

One Great Look: Secret Rainbow

Hair by DJ Victory
Enzo’s Salon, Cleveland, OH

Beloved as they are beautiful, rainbows are symbols of light after a storm. Here, a stealth rainbow is placed under silver strands to create a peek-a-boo effect, so you can bust out a little rainbow magic when you want to.



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Get your hair regularly trimmed to reduce split ends.

Sophisticate’s On The Scene!

Last night, Cosmetologists Chicago kicked off the holiday season with the help of the UltaPro Team, during an event that saw several of the team members presenting gorgeous holiday hair looks to members of the organization, following a mini cocktail party. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide was on the scene and are bringing you this exclusive look…

Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide Editor-In-Chief Bonnie L. Krueger (left) poses with Cosmetologists Chicago president Karen Gordon and hair pro Nick Arrojo.

Karen Gordon with past Cosmetologists Chicago president Larry Silvestri (left) and CEO Paul Dykstra.

The stage is set for the UltaPro Team…

Backstage, UltaPro Team members Sonya Dove and Pekela Riley.

Bonnie L. Krueger with UltaPro Team members Nick Stenson and Ammon Carver.

Pekela Riley with one of her gorgeous models.

The models are getting read to take the stage…

Sonya Dove and Nick Stenson do an on-stage, hands-on cutting and styling tutorial for attendees.


Ribbon Envy

Poppy Delevingne shows off a cute way to wear your next ponytail: with double ribbons. Hair is smoothed to the top back of crown, where it’s secured in a straight ponytail. A black ribbon (velvet or satin, your choice!) is tied in a bow around the top, then another ribbon is tied a few inches from the bottom. A segmented ponytail! Too cute…



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Pick up a few chic hats to pop on when your hair isn’t behaving!

Pastel Dream

Are you living the dream? This mane is…the pastel dream. Style pro Neal Malek, who works out of Orlando, FL,  and Los Angeles, CA, created this colorful mane in soft hues of mint green, lemon yellow, sherbet orange, pale pink and lilac-lavender. Everything pretty, all woven together in a loose braid and gentle waves. So very lovely to gaze at…



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Use a hand mirror and face it toward your vanity to see the back of your mane while styling.


Country-recording artist, and Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide favorite!, Kelsea Ballerini is performing on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show holiday special tonight on television. The VS legendary Angels are on the runway, along with an array of fab musical guests like Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Kelsea, Leela James, Rita Ora and more. Check it out tonight at 9 pm…and catch the gorgeous hairstyles!

Always a fun, splashy event!!!

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