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Pop star and actress Selena Gomez graces our April/May 2018 cover this issue! Grab a copy to get more info on Selena’s favorite makeup and hair tips.

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Get inspired by your favorite celebs mane transformations!

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Pastels are the hottest hues for this season!

Star Hairstyles Star Style

Check out what the stars are doing with their stunning hair!

Free Swag Free Swag!

We’re giving away over $4,000 in free beauty products this issue! Check out our Big Beauty Giveaway in the April/May 2018 issue for a chance to win.

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Looking for the latest must have beauty products? We’ve got them right here!

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How to play with platinum just in time for spring.



We’ve seen so many models with white hair, we knew it was time to find out what the key factors are in deciding if white haircolor is right for you! Taking platinum-blonde to the next level is a huge trend, but maybe not for everyone. Check out our quiz and feature in our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide if you’re considering making the leap–and let us know if you do (send pictures!). The white-hot haircolor look shown here is courtesy our friends at Matrix. Gorgeous isn’t it?


Our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is on sale at newsstands everywhere and features not only of hundreds of the best hairstyles and haircolor ideas you could want, we also include fab info on how to style your hair at home, a great guide to help you achieve that just-walked-out-of-the-salon look! Product news, freebie beauty products and the latest celebrity style dish all round out our must-have new edition! We’re available at wonderful retailers like Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Target, Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble and more. So hurry…before we sell out!

Purple Reign

Feel powerful in purple with this intricate mane. Ultra-violet locks are plaited into an elaborate French braid with the tail twisted and tucked underneath. Right on trend! Created by Matty Longo from JCPenney Salon in Wesley Chapel, FL!


Bob Envy

It may be only February, but we’re already looking for a new look for spring, and when we see Lucy Hale with her cuter-than-cute bob, we can’t help but think we’ve found it. The star glams up with classic cut with soft volume and swirl of caramel color on the ends. Are you swooning yet? We are…


One Great Look: Braids & Buns

Hair by Suvi
@myhairstyle_xo, Finland

Check out this feminine and fun style. Hair is split down the middle and styled into “upside down” buns. A five-strand braid is created, starting at the nape and finished by being tucked into a loose bun. A few floral pieces are added for extra glam.

Try It On!

Salma Hayek tried on a blonde wig for a night out, and looked fabulous. The brunette beauty, known for her dark, luscious locks, opted for a center-parted bob with sleek appeal. If you’re thinking of trying out a completely different mane look, why not go for a faux try-out with a wig or clip-in pieces?

4 Creative Hairstyles!

Birds are the inspiration for this Aveda collection that showcases some of the most amazing new looks. Created in conjunction with the National Audubon Society and Bird Life International on the #PlantsforBirds campaign to  encourage people to plant native plants to help protect bird habitats. Which is your favorite? We love them all!!

Color, texture and movement….we salute Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders on this amazing collection.

Your Best New Hairstyles!

Have you? Did you? Pick up our new issue yet? If you have—thank you! If not, you’re missing out on our best edition ever featuring hundreds of gorgeous new hairstyles, haircolor looks and haircuts that are perfect for the season ahead. What else? Plenty of the most fab looks for today’s trendsetting stars, product news and giveaways! So check us out on a newsstand near you..and drop us a line!

Thrice As Nice

What’s better than fabulous highlights? Three shades of highlights! Stylist Tenesha Anderson, from JCPenney Salon in Kelso, WA, created this gorgeous dimensional color on long locks. It’s pretty, and pretty cool!



Julianne Hough has traded in her well-known blonde locks for something decidedly more RED. The star shared her mane change on Instagram… “I have never felt more like ME than I do right now!! I have always felt like a red head my whole life, even to the point that I’ve thought that my future daughter would 100% be a red head! I’ve seriously talked about doing this for 6 years, ask anyone who knows me…and now that I’m on this new journey, exploring and finding out who I truly am, I said screw it! I feel more feminine and alive and I love it!”

We love it, too!

One Great Look: Hazelnut & Vanilla

Hair by Angela Bartoli
StyleTee Salon, Wilkes-Barre, PA

This sweet style is a new take of being blonde. Hazelnut roots transform into a beautiful vanilla bean hue for this shoulder-brushing coif. Teased, brushed out curls create an effortless and romantic mane.


After a weather delay, this week will be skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s debut at the Olympic games. You may have seen her commercial on TV, with the ABFTTB tagline: Always Be Faster Than The Boys. The story behind it? Mikaela shared in an interview with NBC Olympics…

“I have the acronym A.B.F.T.T.B. on my helmet. I used to make people try to guess what it means, but it stands for ‘Always Be Faster Than The Boys.’ [Three-time U.S. Winter Olympian] Heidi Voelker signed a poster for me when I was really little and she wrote that. She said, ‘Dream big, Mikaela, and always be faster than the boys.’ I always saw that poster in our basement — our basement was like the playroom — and would be like, ‘Always be faster than the boys. OK, Heidi, I will.’

My dad was like, ‘You should write that on your skis.’ And so we started to do that. Now I have somebody doing my skis for me and they are very particular about what they write on my skis, so they won’t let me write that on them. But I can paint my helmet with the words on it. It’s just inspiring. At this point it’s almost more of a ritual or just something that’s sentimental for me.”

We’re rooting for Mikaela–and revealing one of her mane secrets she revealed on Instagram: “Secret: I love doing hair, and getting my hair done.”

Go, Mikaela!

Photo: Shiffrin.

One Great Look: Café Latte

Hair by Shantelle Horn
Posh Salon & Spa, Lexington, KY

This decadent ‘do is the trendy new mane you’ve been looking for. Rich, dark espresso locks are ombréd into a delicious foam-blonde color on the tips. Long strands fall down the back in beachy waves. Yum!

Star Makeovers!

Short or long? Blonde or brunette? Curly or straight? Can’t decide what you want your next look to be? Then pick up a copy of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide! Our new issue has lots of great makeovers, including 20 inspiring looks from your favorite celebrities. From Julianne Hough to Vanessa Hudgens, Kristen Stewart to Demi Lovato, there’s a new look waiting for you. Go grab a copy today!

P.S. TONS of other great stuff in here, too!

Red & Ready

Caitlin S., Senior Hair Designer at The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney, and Artistic Educator for Salon by Instyle created this gorgeous red color melt look, with deep roots blending into a bold scarlet hue. Red and ready to look fabulous!


Val Gal Look – Glamour!

More inspo for your Valentine’s Day look — this one especially for short-hair gals. Halsey hit the red carpet with her layered crop done up in voluminous curves brushed away from her face. Chandelier earrings top off the look. Romantic and sexy all at once. #SoPretty


One Great Look: Peek-A-Blue

Hair by Kelsey Harper
The Cuttaway Salon, Joplin, MO

The pop of blue peeking out from this balayaged mane is stunning. A dark base lets the dimensional blonde highlights and touches of blue really pop. Loose waves are slightly tousled for a picture-perfect finish.

Val Gal Look — Pinned!

Starting to collect looks for your Valentine’s Day date? Then you must add this one of Margot Robbie. Tresses are gathered at the nape in a braided bun, while front layers are left out to frame the face in loose, pretty waves. Romance galore!


Think Pink!

Superbowl Sunday! Yes, we’re excited to see the game, but we’re even more excited for what’s going down even before the coin toss. Pink is performing! The star will be singing The Star-Spangled Banner, and we’re sure she’s going to be phenomenal. And then there’s Justin Timberlake at halftime. So. EXCITED!!!!


Hurry, hurry, hurry! This is the last weekend you scan scoop up the April 2018 issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide with Hayden Panettiere on the cover. You don’t want to miss all your favorite stars (Taylor, Carrie, Selena, Cara, Lucy, Demi, Lauren, Kelsea, Kristen, Jennifer, Kendall, Karlie, Lily, Julie, Michelle, and so on and so on), plus giveaways with blow-dryers, flat irons, hair products, lipglosses and more. And don’t even get us started on the hundreds of cuts, colors and styles you can get inspired by. Phew! So whatcha waitin for? Go! Now! Get!



Friday Cuteness

Jessie J! Looking oh-so-cute with her baby bob curled and twirled into pretty spirals that are fluffed out and tousled to absolute perfection. We love how a few more curls are making their way into styling (as opposed to just loose waves, which we also adore, but…). Hoping to see more of it! Happy Friday!



If you’re New Years resolution involved growing the best hair of your life then the experts at Viviscal are here to help. These five steps with help your achieve thicker-looking hair in 10 days or less!

  1. Choose The Right Shampoo and Conditioner

Opt for a shampoo and conditioner formulated for thinning hair. You want something that cleanses without weighing hair down.

  1. Blow-Dry Better

For a voluminous blow-out try adding a dime size amount of mousse to damp hair, mist a heat protectant and then blow-dry upside down.

  1. Switch-Up Your Snip

Achieving a fuller-looking hair is as easy as an haute new hair cut. If your tresses are fine try a shoulder length or shorter cut. Without the length to weight hair down strands will appear thicker.

  1. Roll It Out

Get long-lasting volume and texture with rollers. With so many types and sizes of rollers there is something for every hair type and length.

  1. Play With Your Part

Changing the side of your part will instantly lift your hair. Strands can become “trained” to fall one way loose a bit of liveliness in the process.

Better Off Red

Fergie took full advantage of being surrounded by awesome hairdressers during the Matrix Destination event, amping up her mane game with scarlet tress enhancements. And can we talk about those waves and that pomp volume. Love. Love. WANT.

Pictured here with Matrix artists George Papanikolas and Nick Stenson.


Grammy Glamour

There were a lot of great looks on last night’s Grammy Awards red carpet, and one of the trends we loved were all the gorgeous glamour waves. Take a look….



Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is in beautiful Orlando with all the talented beauty pros from Matrix! We’re covering days filled with education, celebrities and amazing haircolor! Eight-time Grammy winner, TV show host and beauty and fashion icon Fergie will help open the event tonight.

Fergie has been named SOCOLOR Cult Icon and wll join fellow artists to celebrate all that is creative artistry. And if that isn’t enough, DJ Brandi Cyrus (yes, that Cyrus!), aka DJ Confetti, will be spinning at Sunday night’s gathering show/party! We will be posting on our Instagram and Facebook so stay in touch for the live-action fun….Yes!

Must-Have Winter Curls!

Winter. The outdoor weather and hot indoor air really takes it’s toll on our manes. But now, thanks to Aunt Jackie’s Curls And Coils, those with curly hair can get some great hydrating moisture! “The key is moisture,” says Crystal Styles, Assistant Director of Marketing at Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils and a Certified Trichologist. “When your hair is drier it will be more likely to attract static. Using moisture-replenishing products like Aunt Jackie’s Coconut Crème Recipes Coco Wash Coconut Milk Conditioning Cleanser along with Coco Repair Coconut Crème Deep Conditioner will help greatly reduce static.”

For more on keeping those waves, curls and spirals in perfect condition, pick up our new issue and read all about it!


Fergie, the 8x Grammy winner, TV show host, beauty and fashion icon, just inked a partnership with Matrix as the new SOCOLOR Cult Icon and will join fellow artists to celebrate self-expression, craft and creative innovation at the Matrix Destination 2018, and educational event for hairdressers.

Join the Matrix SOCOLOR Cult team for a chance to assist with Matrix celebrity stylists to color and style Fergie and her dancers’ hair at a concert in New York City! 

Fergie will kick-off the highly anticipated #FERGIExMATRIX social media hair color photo contest @Matrix Destination 2018.

Inspired by #SOCOLORCULT looks from the Matrix Instagram page, entrants can submit a vibrant fashion shade (back of head shot) with a personal message to Fergie on why they should be selected to create a SOCOLOR CULT and other Matrix/Biolage look(s) during the concert.

Entrants must:
Include the words “contest entry” in their photo and caption
Tag @matrix @biolage, and submit with #SOCOLORCULT, #FERGIExMATRIX and #(insert your salon name)

Grand prize:  Two (2) potential winners will each receive a trip to New York City to assist Matrix celebrity stylist(s) using Matrix SOCOLOR CULT to create Pure, Progressive, Uncensored look(s) on Fergie and attend the concert.

First prize:  Eight (8) potential winners will each receive a trip to New York City to create Pure, Progressive, Uncensored look(s) on her dancers and/or beauty editors/consumer influencers and attend a Fergie concert.

Head to to enter!

Fergie! Fergie! Fergie!

Fergalicious, indeed. Matrix announced that Ms. Fergie herself is their new SOCOLOR Cult Icon. “We are so excited to be collaborating with Fergie,” shares Paul Schiraldi, VP and General Manager, Matrix. “She loves taking risks with beauty and fashion trends and is always looking for inspirational, edgy ways to  express herself.”

Fergie will be hosting the opening celebration at Matrix Destination 2018 this weekend, a four-day event for hairdressers with best-in-class education with Matrix artists and educators like Tabatha Coffey, George Papanikolas and Nicholas French.

Ginger Goodness

According to the mane masters at Viviscal, ginger root is considered a superfood—meaning it’s rich in nutrients. While it is not a cure for hair loss, ginger can help boost your haircare routine to benefit your coifs overall health. Try massaging a combination of fresh, grated ginger root and coconut oil gently into the scalp.

One Great Look—Blueberry Bliss

Hair by Julie Mueller
Stay Gold Salon, Fullerton, CA

Vivid shades indigo, cobalt and violet shades are perfectly blended for this head-turning coif. Locks tumble past the shoulders in relaxed curls for a glam finished look.

Details, Details

How do you turn a sort-of fishtail braid into something a little more spectacular? It’s in the details! In this case, hairstylist Adir Abergel twisted silver thread around strands in Saiorse Ronan’s hair for a little sparkle power. He also wrapped a length of hair around the base of the braid to cover the elastic holding it. The result is chic and pretty and all-around fabulous.



Last night’s SAG awards brought the stars to the red carpet, and with them, all sorts of gorgeous styles. Here are five of our favorite looks from the night…

1.  Olivia Munn
Sleek and chic.


2.  Reese Witherspoon
Such pretty curls!


3.  Mandy Moore
All lush and volume.


4.  Kate Hudson
Short and precise.


5.  Millie Bobby Brown
Twin buns tied with pretty ribbons.

3 Ways To Wear Short

There are so many ways to style your hair short, it’s hard to choose. Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide shares just three hip ways to rock a cropped cut, with these stunning looks from Pivot Point.

1 Piecey Profile
2 Pixie Perfection
3 Textured Tresses


It’s a new year, just filled with possibilities. Can you feel the excitement in the air? Catch the spirit and jump into a new cut or color. You’ll find tons of great looks (like these from Coiff & Co in France!) in, on sale new at a newsstand near you. Just look for the red cover with Hayden Panettiere on it, and inside you’ll find short snips, long tresses, golden haircolor, blondes, reds, brunettes and so much more. Plus, giveaways, salon information and tips and plenty of celebrity styles. Grab your copy today! Thank you!

Katy Gloss

Looking for something red and shiny? Katy Perry to the rescue. Showing of the Ninth Life color of her Katy Kat Lipgloss from CoverGirl, it’s so very cherry. Perfect for the weekend. Meow!

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