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Country sensation Carrie Underwood is back in action! With her new album Cry Pretty out in September, lets take a look at Carrie’s favorite mane moments that we adore in this issue.

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Get a hot new look this summer with mane inspiration from our special “Celebrity Style” section with your favorite hair stars!

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The ‘80s are back with these gorgeous retro-inspired hairstyles by Sharon Blain and Peter Gray.

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Check out the easy, breezy tresses these hot celebs are rocking!

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We’re giving away over $5,000 in hot beauty products and hair tools in our September 2018 issue! Grab a copy and enter our Big Beauty Giveaway for your chance to win big.

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Get in the know and check out what’s new in beauty right now. Be ahead of all your friends with the latest and greatest hair and makeup products!

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Check out these fabulous hair transformations in the September 2018 issue. Get inspired to redo your ‘do with these stunning tress changes from the hair pros at Fantastic Sams!.


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Time For A Makeover!
July 21, 2018

Wow! Look at Delaney’s new haircolor and hairstyle—gorgeous, isn’t it? Is it time for you to get an image update? Why not check out our new issue at newsstands now, brimming with fabulous haircut, haircolor and hairstyle ideas! Of course, we feature much, much more…like how to do your hair at home, celeb features, free beauty product giveaways and much more. Check us out today and be like Delaney and get a new look!

Hair by Jennifer Felder/Fanstastic Sams Educator. Photos by Taggart Winterhalter/Purely Visual.

Fuchsia Feels
July 20, 2018

Who doesn’t love a flirty ponytail! This hot pink-tipped, brunette mane is the perfect night-out look. Several braids in front meet at the base of the crown and are pulled into a large pony with curls cascading down. So fun! Styled by Christopher Noble, from The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney in Kansas City, KS.

Topknot Game
July 19, 2018

Here’s how you not only up, but win the topknot game: add braided detail. Celebrity stylist Dimitri Giannetos created this sassy look for singer Meghan Trainor. Every few inches, a section of hair is done in a basic plait, with all lengths being pulled to the top and twisted into classic big bun. It’s simple and cute.


One Great Look—Iced Mocha
July 18, 2018

Hair by Jacki Maher
Hair Parlour, Plano, TX

Who doesn’t love a stunning balayage with ombré style roots? A rich mocha base paired with vanilla foam throughout make this hairstyle a must-try. Loose, irresistible waves fall past the shoulders, and lengthy layers add glitz and glam.

4 Tips For Styling Thin Hair
July 17, 2018

The folks at Viviscal know that styling thin hair so it looks a little less thin is an art form. Here are four solid tips they’re offering up…

1.  For more volume, rough blow-dry damp hair upside down. Finish with a blast of cold air to seal cuticles and add shine to hair.

2.  Before styling your updo, use a large-barrel curling iron to add texture to fine hair.

3.  Lay the base for a more volumized look by applying Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir to wet or dry hair to help add lightweight body.

4.  Do hair pins fall out of your fine hair? Here’s an insider tip: spritz bobby pins with hairspray for a more lasting hold.

July 16, 2018


We just love some of the new gray looks coming out; so stunning! This cut, style and haircolor from our friends at Barberia Salon in California’s Bay area have been keeping clients beautiful for more than 30 years! We just received this stunning look from the salon and had to share. If you’re thinking of a change-up; this one might just be what the doctor ordered.

Pet Pampering!
July 16, 2018

Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, longtime tress tamer to the Kardashians, Jenners, Hadids and many other hot celebs, has added a pet shampoo to her product line Ouai.

Packed with ingredients including apple cider vinegar, aloe leaf juice and tamarind seed extract, plus the same signature scent that goes into the people products, the formula has a time-release technology that promises to effectively fight odors.

“We wanted to create a gentle shampoo that not only fought odor and cleaned, but also smelled good,” shares the stylist, who was inspired to create the product after spending time at Vanderpump Pets in Los Angeles, the store and non-profit foundation started by Lisa Vanderpump. 15 percent of all sales of the limited-edition shampoo will go toward Vanderpump Pets.

July 14, 2018

Yes, our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is rocking the newsstands near you. We’ve packed this issue with hundreds of fab styles, haircolor looks, cuts and more! Superstar Carrie Underwood graces our cover and her very best hair change-ups are showcased inside the issue. We also have lots of at-home styling ideas for you and we offer a chance to win one of the $5400 free beauty/hair products offered on our pages. What to do? Buy our magazine of course, get clipping your coupon today and send in! You could win a fab Andis hair tool, Coconut Crème hair-care products, and much more. See you at the newsstand!

Dazzling ‘Do
July 13, 2018

A silken, rose-gold tinted mane, with pops of ivory and rosé, looks eye-catching in this modern-muse coif. A large, voluminous braid is styled down the center and hair on either side is smoothed down and adorned with golden bobby pins for a feisty, Mohawk shape. The remaining lengths flow straight down. Styled by Amber Kerkstra, of JCPenney Salon in Grand Rapids, MI.

July 12, 2018

Singer-songwriter Camila Cabello’s love of her hometown of Havana is no longer solely immortalized in her words, it is now the name and inspiration behind a new L’Oréal Paris limited-edition makeup collection, available for a limited time only. Designed through a close collaboration between Camila and L’Oréal Paris, the 14-piece line includes natural-looking, universally-appealing shades and vibrant packaging, a tribute to the natural beauty she grew up surrounded by in her beloved home city of Havana.

“I am extremely proud and excited about the Havana collection,” says Camila Cabello. “I wanted to create products that not only I would personally wear, but that would work well across various skin tones. For me, looking and feeling my best helps fuel my confidence and I hope to inspire other people to feel the same.”

One Great Look—Honey Glazed
July 11, 2018

Hair by Alyssa Greenamyer
JCP Salon, Canton, OH

Milk chocolate hair cascades in luxurious, loose and blended waves past the shoulders. Light honey and bronze highlights make the long locks stand out. This decadent ‘do is a total must-try!

Courtesy Alyssa Greenamyer via Facebook

July 10, 2018

And you just want your hair up and out of the way, but you just can’t get away with a topknot or casual ponytail, there is an alternative: the braide crown. Pretty, elegant and most importantly–off your neck. This gorgeous version was created by stylist Sarah Potempa for Emily Blunt.


A Stitch In Time…
July 9, 2018

…Gives you one completely awesome hair look. Stylist Maggie Hancock posted this stunning hair look on Instagram. “I love sewing, beading, and Hair…so why not incorporate all of them” she wrote. Time to grab a needle and thread and get your tress groove on!


July 8, 2018

Are you ready to set your summer on fire? Why not? We love these three fabulous looks created with master haircolorist Guy Tang’s Mydentity hues. Ask your haircolorist if they use some of these super power colors and put a little punch into your summer!





July 7, 2018

Yes, our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is rocking the newsstands near you. We’ve packed this issue with hundreds of fab styles, haircolor looks, cuts and more! Superstar Carrie Underwood graces our cover and her very best hair change-ups are showcased inside the issue. We also have lots of at-home styling ideas for you and we offer a chance to win one of the $5400 free beauty/hair products offered on our pages. What to do? Buy our magazine of course, get clipping your coupon today and send in! You could win a fab Andis hair tool, Coconut Crème hair-care products, and much more. See you at the newsstand!

Silky Smooth
July 6, 2018

Check out this effortless glam created by Francine Makshanoff, of JCPenney Salon in Moreno Valley, CA. Hickory and walnut hues are blended together beautifully for this chic look. Locks are snipped into a shoulder-brushing coif with a subtle asymmetrical shape.

July 5, 2018

I always get asked how I have time to curl and style my hair as a mom with a toddler. If you are in a rush, or not, I have a great hair truck for you to feel fab and leave the hat at home.

It’s as simple as this….don’t curl your whole head!

Nobody has got time for the clipping up and spraying each piece, and curling every single strand. So don’t! Spray your hair all over with a mist of your favorite hairspray and only curl the top layer. I use a wand 1.5 inch curling iron and take small sections and curl back away from your face. Let all the curls cool down before you use your fingers to shake out. I like to use a texture spray on top for volume.

The great thing about this hack is that it looks more natural than spending the time to spiral your whole head, and leaving the underneath straight actually gives an illusion that your hair is longer. More dimension and less Shirley Temple.

Next time take my advice and give your arms and your hair a break. Hacks to healthier and happier hair coming your way! Follow me @_kimcaldwell on Instagram and Twitter!

The Long Of It
July 5, 2018

Ever wonder how celebrities go from the cutest bobs to the longest lengths? Celebrity Hair Extension Specialist Priscilla Valles shared Chrissy Teigen’s secrets on Instagram with this hot pic. “Bohemian Inches 💞 There’s a bob hidden in there. Extensions by me#individualextensions”


One Great Look—Blue Raspberry
July 4, 2018

Hair by Alyssa Holland
Prince Cuts Barbershop, Lexington, KY

If you want a coif that demands attention, this colorful look is for you! Red-hot roots transform into a cool blue tone that transitions into icy-teal before ending as a beautiful violet. Loose waves concentrated at the ends is all this mane needs for a flawless finish.

Courtesy Alyssa Holland via Facebook

Farrah Beauty
July 3, 2018

Still loving the beauty that was Farrah Fawcett? You’ll be able to start emulating the late actress’ look with some of her favorite beauty moves. The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, created by Farrah in 2007 soon after her cancer diagnosis, has released the first of its beauty products, the Farrah lipstick, with proceeds from the sales benefitting the foundation, which focuses on cancer awareness, research and prevention.

Shares Alana Stewart, actress and the foundation’s president and CEO, “Farrah was definitely a natural beauty. She loved her lipstick, and I never really saw her with any other color than this particular shade of beautiful baby pink that she loved. It was her signature color.”

The limited-edition Farrah lipstick is available at select Barneys New York stores, and at Nude Envie, the cosmetic brand that partnered with the Farrah Fawcett Foundation to create the product.

Next up: HAIR! “We manage Farrah’s intellectual property, the brand, so there are so many opportunities we see the potential for in beauty products, including hair products,” says Stewart. “You know, she was famous for her hair!”

The Solo Braid
July 2, 2018

Ponytails are a basic for summer, given the beach, heat and outdoor factor. But sometimes a girl needs a change of pace…enter the solo braid, as worn by Christina Aguilera. It starts with your usual pony, then a basic three-strand plait, then a tie-off on the ends. Simple. Chic. And Xtina approved.


July 1, 2018

We’re always looking for beautiful upsweeps for special occasions and when we received three gorgeous looks by Anne Veck for Anne Veck Salons we knew these were perfect to share! Which is your favorite? We can’t decide…but know one thing, we’d like to try both! How about you?

Lots of crown volume (yes, you can use a hairpiece) is enhanced with a beautiful hair ornament. So stunning!

Tendrils cascade gently onto the face while rest of hair is spun into crowning glory at top. Softly feminine with a contemporary edge.

Photography by Pawel Spolnicki.

June 30, 2018

Oooh…maybe you will make the leap to let those grays take over—maybe not! Check out our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide featuring a must-read book excerpt on GOING GRAY….What You Must Know Before You Take The Plunge!

Of course we are all about hair…all colors, cuts and styles…and our new issue showcases that! Yes, we have tons of new looks for you, celebrity features, free beauty giveaways and how-to-do-your-own-hair hints! Check us out on the newsstands this weekend and pick us up! Thank you soooo much!

Bubblegum Goals
June 29, 2018

Stylist Maegan Jones, from JCPenney Salon in Roseville, CA, designed this colorful and flirty hairstyle. Brown roots really help the bright pink lengths stand out. Ombré rouge stands are styled into two French braids ending in cute buns on top, while the remaining tresses tumble in waves.

American Woman
June 28, 2018

Clueless? Nah…think ’70s instead of ’90s and you have Alicia Silverstone’s new television series. American Woman follows Bonnie (played by Alicia) as she raises her two daughters “amid the sexual revolusion and rise of feminism of the 1970’s” –that’s according to the Paramount Network, where you can check out the series tonight. Along with Alicia, you’ll also catch Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels. It’s a dramedy and yeah, yeah, it looks really interesting. But the best part? THE HAIR. It’s all ’70s and all so retro-cool.

Inch By Inch
June 26, 2018

Rumer Willis recently turned her short cut into lengthy locks with the help of Nine Zero One Salon. Naturally a brunette, the Empire star has been rocking a honey-blonde hue for a while now, and decided to add inches for a mane change-up. And the best part? When she wants to change it up again, she can go back to her super-cute textured bob!


June 25, 2018

Meghan Trainor has been trying out a rainbow of shades, and her latest Instagram posting is completely refreshing! A pastel minty green coats the singer’s super-long, super-sleek tresses and reminds us the most delicious sherbet. Yum!

June 24, 2018

Don’t you just love all the Vivid haircolor looks we’re seeing now? Would you make the leap and do like this lady? We can’t stop staring at this tropical cocktail look by Kayla Boyer who used Pravana professional haircolor on her hair. It seems like everyone is coloring their hair this season, and to make your favorite hue or hues last longer during the summer months try:

♦1♦ Wearing a hat or scarf when under a hot summer sun

♦2♦ Avoiding very hot showers. The temperature opens up your mane’s cuticles, releasing color and moisture

♦3♦ Using a hair protector with SPF when in sun, pool or ocean to keep hair from fading

♦4♦ A thermal protectant to help reduce fade and to protect against heat damage from styling tools

♦5♦ Using  a good daily conditioner, but don’t leave on for a long period of time. Avoid deep conditioning or at-home masks after you have your hair colored—they may fade some hues.

Happy summer!

Short Hair Styles + More
June 23, 2018

Yay! Our new issue is on sale (doesn’t Carrie look great on the cover?) and we feature hundreds of beautiful new hairstyles and haircolor ideas for you! We’re loving some of summer’s newest short cuts like the perfect pixie with full-fringed bangs shown here and the vamped up short style with crown volume.

More? You’ll have to pick up our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide this weekend! In addition to too many great hair looks to count, we have celebrity features, beauty giveaways, the latest hair news and haircolor ideas. So hurry, hurry before we sell out!

Thank you so much for your purchase…we appreciate! Hair shown here by France’s Fabio Salsa.

Strawberry Flavors
June 22, 2018

Dark roots easily become a dimensional blonde with hints of pink throughout. Tresses are cropped into a stunning asymmetrical lob with feathery layers that add movement and volume. Designed by Becky Pricer, of JCPenney Salon in Roseville, CA.

Molly’s Go-To
June 21, 2018

Model and actress Molly Sims has gorgeous blonde hair. What’s her secret? “I’ve been taking Viviscal since I was 21 years old, I’m 44 now!” shares the star. “It’s still my hero product after all these years for good reason. Viviscal literally saved my hair and made me love my hair again. You know that celeb magazine story, “what’s in my bag?” Well, for me, you’re always going to find Viviscal in my bag.” #GoodToKnow #AHA!

One Great Look: Tangerine Dream
June 20, 2018

Hair by Marcie Olvias
Regeneration Salon & Spa
Columbia, MO

Shine brighter than the sun with this enchanting and vibrant coif. This blood-orange mane is the ultimate showstopper as locks free-fall way past the shoulders in a relaxed, sleek texture.


Gorgeous Color!
June 19, 2018

Love, love, love this perfection of blended colors by All-Nutrient Pro Artist Jessi Bassett from Savannah. The color pro used All-Nutrient Keratint shades to create this pretty confection of red and brunette shades that we truly, deeply, madly want.

Photo: & jessidreamsincolour

Summer Breeze
June 18, 2018

Just because the heat is on, doesn’t mean you can’t look cool. This breezy layered snip from Vog Coiffure in Paris, France, is just what the season ordered. Volume at the crown keeps things airy, while sideswept fringe and long layers allow for gorgeous movement. #PerfectSummerCut

June 17, 2018

Oh….it’s that time between appointments and those annoying roots are showing. What to do? Pick up our August issue and check out our feature on some of the best root cover-ups we love. There.

Now you’re all set before you get your haircolor done!

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