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Australian movie star Margot Robbie is our June/July 2018 cover star! Check out this issue to see her best blonde bob looks and her favorite haircare tips.

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See what celebs make our “The Best In” list for their standout manes.

Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

Make a mane statement this season with gorgeous metallic-hued hair!

Star Hairstyles Star Style

Get inspired by your favorite celebs red carpet mane moves!

Free Swag Free Swag!

Sophisticate’s is giving away over $7,000 worth of this season’s latest and greatest beauty products and tools in the June/July 2018 issue. Check out our Big Beauty Giveaway to enter for a chance to win fabulous swag!

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The hottest must-have products for this season are right here. Get in the know and grab yours today!

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JCPenney Salons and The Salon At InStyle At JCPenney gives us the rundown on how to wear this season’s hottest haircolor.


Sophisticate's Daily Dose Of Style
Stayin’ Alive
April 24, 2018

’70s glam never seems to disappear completely, and why should it, when it looks this good? Celebrity hairstylist Danielle Priano created this gorgeous mane look on Martha Hunt, and was inspired by the Disco era. The side volume is awesome, as is the texture. This is one trend we hope stays alive!


Cute Bob Alert!
April 23, 2018

Singer Dua Lipa showed off her too-cute bob cut on Instagram and we heart, adore and are coveting it. Not quite blunt, the few subtle layers thrown in there give it a little flick of texture and make it totally swoon-worthy. We can see dressing this up, sleeking it out, adding curls and doing oh-so-many pretty profiles with this cut.


April 22, 2018

It’s spring so let’s have some fun! We love these three looks from our friends at Metropolis Hairdressing, in the United Kingdom, making our weekend even more fierce! “I wanted to create a collection that was universally appealing,” says Ceri Cushen, Colour Director. “The aim was to craft styles that would excite clients while still inspiring our hairdressing peers. The feel for the shoot came from George Michael’s iconic “Fast Love” video and the way it combined dark gothic elements with an edge of fantasy, while still being utterly beautiful to watch. I loved his use of colour and wanted to recreate that in my collection.” That she did!

Applause applause!

1  BLONDE WITH DARK BROWN PEEK-A-BOO Love this choppy, layered look that fringes over the forehead—don’t you?

2  GREEN GREEN! Chop, chop—creative sparks are flying with this Emerald-City vibe.

3  IT’S ABOUT THE HAIRCOLOR Precision cutting makes this edgy look one for our daring fashion-forward sisters!

April 21, 2018

OK—you’ve got the cut and color, but you want to style your mane in some fab ways at home. Right? Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide to the rescue! Our new issue, on newsstands now, features a wonderful section with great how-to info that is quick and easy to follow. Already a home styling pro? Well, then you’ll want to check out our hundreds of looks you can recreate yourself, or have your favorite salon pro do. Easy breezy. Check us out today—hope you love, love, love!

April 20, 2018

Caramel. Toffee. Milk chocolate. So many delicious colors are woven into this pretty mane by salon pro Scott at JCPenney Salon in Burton, MI. We love the blend of shades that blend so perfectly together. It’s beyond sweet!

Salon Pros! America’s Beauty Show Is Almost Here!
April 19, 2018

As a beauty pro, where do you get your inspiration for all the new looks, new colors, new, new, new everything clients will ask for this season? Thousands of professionals just like you get their info at the source—America’s Beauty Show! April 28-30, 2018 is when Chicago becomes the center of beauty for the world.

Come to America’s Beauty Show for The Runways @ ABS with the very top-of-the-crop of creative artists, ignite your color career at ColorFest, learn more to earn more with best-in-class education and product knowledge. Shop 400+ exhibits for everything you need to stay on top of your game…new hair color launches, new nail shades for summer, the tools that will make you amazing. They are all there to wow you!

Get more info and register at!

April 19, 2018


Kimberly Caldwell reveals her secret to great lashes–some of them are fake! And so easy to do! Just watch…

One Great Look—Chocolate Curls
April 18, 2018

Hair by James Cornwell
Iva Bella Salon, Warrenton, VA

Embrace the beauty of your natural curls with this easy-going coif. Voluminous, curly strands are pulled to the back and the top half is plaited into a fishtail braid. The remaining hair is left out for a flirty silhouette.

Curly Cues
April 17, 2018
“Every day is another journey with this hair.”
–Emmy Rossum

Natural curly girl Emmy showed off her fabulous spirals on Instagram, with a nod to all those gorgeous mane curves. Texture is a popular trend right now, so if you, too, enjoy curls, go ahead and let them unfurl! Just remember to keep them moisturized (Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Quench Moisture Intensive Leave-In Conditioner is a good product must-have) so they always look fresh and pretty.


Pink Up!
April 16, 2018

Lucy Hale does it one more time. Not only is she queen of the wavy bob, but now she’s gone and done the prettiest shade of rosy-gold pink. Even if it is temporary, we still heart, love, want, lust, wish, need to have it. #LucyStrikesAgain

April 15, 2018

Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Brett Young.

That’s the list of performers you get to see tonight on the ACM Awards, happening live in Las Vegas. Carrie is opening up the show with her new single “Cry Pretty.”

Not only is the music going to be awesome, but we’re very much looking forward to the red carpet, where country’s best and prettiest stars will be doing the walk of glam.

We’re getting our country music on. Join us!

Spring Has Sprung!
April 14, 2018

And we’re feeling all sorts of floral patterns and bright colors and pretty blonde hair. Can you tell? That’s the cover of our latest issue, which is on sale at newsstands right this very minute. You can see Margot’s other looks inside, as well as tons of other celebs–we’re not afraid to name drop: Lucy, Michelle, Katherine, Khloe, Emilia, Katy, Shailene, Dove, Selena, Kelly, Taylor, Saiorse, Kaley and even Sebastian, Timothee and Harry (among others!). More? Okay. Free beauty products to win, global hair collections, colors that make you stand out and colors that look like you were born with them, Instagram nail artists and cuts so cool ice would melt just being in the same room. Got you all worked up, don’t we? Spring into action and go get this issue. You’ll love it!

Knot Your Average Style
April 13, 2018

Hair by Tracy Nikolai
JCPenney Salon, Appleton, WI

Go with something fun and trendy with this cool upsweep. Golden-blonde tresses are styled into several knots going down the center of the head to create a Mohawk silhouette.

Camila’s Mane Secret
April 12, 2018

So how does Camila Mendes of Riverdale get her raven locks so smooth and silky? The star revealed her secret mane weapon, along with a big beauty announcement… “So excited to reveal that I’m partnering with John Frieda Hair Care for an awesome new campaign! I’ve been using their Frizz Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum since I was in fifth grade, so this partnership truly is a perfect fit.”


One Great Look—Rose Gold Goals
April 11, 2018

Hair by Amber Kelley
Hair Artistry by Amber Kelley, Kansas City, MI

A luscious bronze base is the perfect pairing for the rose-gold dipped tips of this glamorous mane. Locks are spun into effortless curls that tumble beyond the shoulders.


Grooming Game
April 10, 2018

Blonde Ambition
April 9, 2018

It’s April, and thoughts of summer are starting to seep through, aren’t they? For Lucy Hale, she’s already ahead of the game, having lightened up her dark locks into a summery shade of blonde. If you’re thinking of adding a little sunshine to your own tresses, talk to your color pro about how you can do it without damaging your mane. Maybe some strategic highlights instead of all-over color? A bronze hue instead of platinum? So many options for looking beautiful this summer!


3 Must-Have Styles
April 8, 2018

Looking to change up your long-hair? Why not try one of these fab looks…from Blaze Salon in Cedar Rapids, IA, and William Wesley Salon & Day Spa in Davenport, IA. Photography by Tom Carson.

Butterscotch-waved  tresses are styled into large, defined curls for texture, and tucked and pinned as shown.

Hair is split and rolled into a two-strand twist-inspired braid to frame the face. If you’re handy you can try it yourself, or have your favorite stylist give it a whirl!

Dare to be glamourous with this look. Simple and sexy, hair spills from an off-center part and is curled at ends. Tease crown for a little more luxe volume.

April 7, 2018

Our new issue is on the newsstands and we have hundreds of beautiful hairstyles that you’ll simply fall in love with for Spring! We also showcase some trending haircolor looks like this beautiful Ultra Violet look from the pros at JCPenney Salon and The Salon By InStyle At JCPenney. Hope you love!

Copper Charm
April 6, 2018

Red-heads heat up the style scene! For this coif, created by Michayla Sierra from JCPenney Salon in Visalia, CA, shiny, ginger-spiced strands free-fall past the shoulders, ending in luxurious, bouncy curls on the end.


Are You Losing Hair?
April 5, 2018

Hair loss in women can be caused by poor diet, stress, post-pregnancy, menopause and damage from over-styling. If you’re seeing a lot more hair loss than normal, it’s time to nourish your hair follicles to help prevent further hair loss. How do you feed your hair? With essential vitamins and minerals. To make life easier, you can find everything you need with Viviscal Extra Strength Hair Growth Supplements.

Spiral Style Know-How
April 3, 2018

Glamour Save
April 2, 2018

It’s April and that means it’s the beginning of special occasion season–proms, weddings, parties and all that fun, gorgeous stuff. So that means it’s time to start bookmarking and saving potential looks. And here’s your first one! Sofia Carson looks beautiful with flowing hair swirled into big curls with just the right amount of volume. Add in perfect brows, a peachy makeup palette and a dress to swoon over, and your special-occasion look is set. Thank you, Sofia!


April 1, 2018

From all of us at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide to all of you…we wish you a joyous and beautiful Easter Sunday filled with love!

March 31, 2018

Have you picked up our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide featuring Margot Robbie on the cover? If not, you’re missing some fabulousness! Our regular Clip & Snip feature includes hundreds of new hairstyles and haircolor looks for you to choose from. More? We also have lots of free beauty products you can enter to win today, how-to-hairstyles, celebrity features, the latest on haircolor and much, much more. We’re at all the major retail outlets! Send us a note on Facebook or Instagram with your picture with the magazine and you might be selected to appear on our social network.

Thank you so much for support!

Coco Cuteness
March 30, 2018

Who can resist the style statement a lux bob makes, like this look styled by Matthew Sithira of JCPenney Salon in Pleasanton, CA. Decadent chocolate locks are snipped into a volume-packed, asymmetrical bob with subtle layers throughout. The outer-most layer and the lengthy tendrils in front are effortlessly curled for added texture.


Need A Color Pro?
March 29, 2018

We all need a great colorist in our beauty arsenal, and The American Board Of Certified Colorists can help you find one. Just head to and click on “Find A Haircolorist” to locate a board certified color pro in your area. Are you ready for your next mane adventure? Of course you are!

One Great Look: Subtle Shading
March 28, 2018

Hair by Dusti Ricker
Wanderlust Hair Art Studio, Joplin, MO

A hickory-brunette base is the perfect choice to show-off the subtle pops of light blonde and soft rose of this mane. Tresses cascade just past the shoulders in perfectly executed beachy waves that help this coif look glam!

So. So. Sleek.
March 26, 2018

We’re starting to see more sleek and smooth styles on the red carpet, and we have to say: we don’t hate it. Beachy waves will forever be in our style portfolio, but there’s something about a shiny, silky look, like Shay Mitchell’s ponytail vibe. Created by celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons, it’s an iconic look we’re more than happy to add to our repertoire.


Elizabeth Hurley Rules Beautifully!
March 25, 2018

Ooh…we love Sundays. Why? Because E’s The Royals is on. And, who better to rule than the beautiful 52 year-old model/actress Elizabeth Hurley! The drama series, in it’s fourth season, focuses on the tainted politics and family issues behind those palace dwellers. Tune in…you may love!

March 24, 2018

Well kind of. This is the last weekend our issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide featuring Selena Gomez on the cover is on sale…because our new issue hits newsstands this coming week. Did you pick up your copy of Selena? If not, you’ll for sure not want to miss it. We have hundreds of fab hairstyle ideas, haircolor looks and haircuts you will definitely want. So…click off your phone and hit the newsstands…before it’s too late 🙂

Gilded Spirals
March 23, 2018

Sultry waves of gold are always a hair hit! Strands cascade from a deeper colored root in bombshell curls that tumble way past the shoulders in effortless layers. Created by Jailen Funyak from JCPenney Salon in Clarksville, TN.


One Great Look: Caramel Curls
March 21, 2018

Hair by Traci Laster
Salon 315, Dalton, GA

Caramel and chocolate are always a hit combination. A dark root seamlessly turns into a gorgeous butterscotch-blonde as tresses fall. The darker root allows for more time between coloring and more styling opportunities.

Britney! Britney! Britney!
March 20, 2018

Today is a good day. French fashion and beauty house Kenzo officially debuted its La Collection Memento N°2 campaign today–and it stars Britney Spears! Shot by famed photographer Peter Lindbergh in L.A., the singer is shown in a variety of looks, all with her long, blonde locks flowing beautifully. Love seeing her looking so absolutely fabulous! #BritneyForever

Total. Glam. Inspo.
March 19, 2018

Jennifer Lopez. Big volume. Great texture. Probably the only time we’ll tell you it’s okay to brush out your curls (as long as you do it gently). Let’s top all that off with a gorgeous makeup palette. We are so in love right now…


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