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Dancer, actress, host and beauty queen, Jenna Dewan is this month’s cover girl.

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We have the 20 best star makeovers you’ve ever seen!

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Be still our hearts—these looks will have you swooning.

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Get ready for spring with some inspiration from our favorite celebs.

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We have some of the top products you need to get ready for spring.

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This Stardust Collection is filled with rich color that’s out of this world.


One Great Look: Rainbow Bun

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

A gorgeous pink base is heavily highlights in tones of tangerine, lime, teal, purple, lavender and all sorts of other pale and bright hues. It’s a rainbow you can indulge in every day.

Flower Child

You don’t have to be a hippy to embrace the beauty of flowers and a perfect braid. This elegant updo by stylist Cassandra Hoggins of JCPenney Salon in Bourbonnais, IL, is a sweet and simple way to style your hair with a loose fishtail braid that’s been brought up and decorated with wildflowers.


One Great Look: Sunny Days

Hair by Meagan Gallman
Robenee Salon, Brookhaven MS

Autumn is the perfect time to take a walk on the red side. Playing with a redhead’s natural hues, the color accentuates the vibrant shade, making it look even richer.


Ocean Ombré

Melissa Rose of The Salon By InStyle inside JCPenney in Glendale, AZ, isn’t afraid to ride the blue wave. This graduated ombré delicately transitions from a rich cobalt to a softer teal.


One Great Look: Pulling Looks

Hair by Kelsey Johnson
Textur Salon, Webb City, MO

A fresh take on a classic braid, this ultra loose bubble braid is lush and perfect for special occasions. The warm beige on the base plays up the tousled chic and gives off some quality boho vibes.



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.


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.


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.


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.


Boho Braids

One of the amazing things about braids is their ability to go anywhere. Prom? Perfect. The beach? Beautiful. This intricate updo by Lacey G of The Salon By InStyle inside JCPenney uses fishtail braids and carefully coiled curls to create this romantic do!


One Great Look: Blackberry Babe

Hair by Shirley Matilton
Feathers Hair Artistry, Ukiah, CA

Getting inspired by nature is nothing new, but being able to perfectly match your color to tart blackberries is something spectacular. Carefully woven within lowlights, the maroon highlights are just what we needed for winter inspiration.



Not all silver has to be shiny. Andrea Alexander Ables of JCPenney Salon in Hanford, CA, took the classic silver look and made it even more fabulous with a matte charcoal shade that looks luxurious and fine.


One Great Look: Silver Foxy

Hair by Tina
Tease Salon, Cleveland, OH

Going gray doesn’t have to be a bad thing, especially with hair this sleek and stylish. Paired with an asymmetrical bob, this multidimensional silver hue is elegant and chic.


Blonde Ambition

Have you every seen a more luscious and beautiful blonde? Tierney Allen of The Salon By Instyle inside JCPenney in Zanesville, OH, uses a silvery and ashy lowlight to add dimension to a spectacular blonde base.


One Great Look: Bubblegum Ombré

Hair by Amber Kelley
Hair Artistry, Kansas City, MO

Pink is just a happy color. It’s impossible to be sad while rocking bubblegum hair, and with hair this pretty why would you want to be? The beautiful balayage expertly blends with the soft white, making this a joyful look.


The Power Of The Plait

Sometimes all you need to get through the weekend is the perfect hairstyle. The expert hair pros at JCPenney Salon and The Salon By InStyle inside JCPenney have created such a style: the plaited upsweep. From the front, sides and back, it’s got everything you need/want/love in a gorgeous lock look. Wear it for brunch, for date night and for yourself. And wear it when you go buy the new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, which not only has this look, but a bunch of others from JCPenney Salon and other great salons across the globe, and some really pretty star hair, too.

Silver Surfer

While some go for the gold, Francine Makshanoff of JCPenney Salon in Moreno Valley, CA, knows it’s all about silver. This ashy gray color is done with a balayage technique and is fresh, hip and oh-so flattering on so many skin tones.


One Great Look: Up, Up, And Away

Hair by Lorena Bello
Di_Bello Hair Salon, Buford, GA

Nothing says pick-me-up quite like an amazing updo. While at first glance this retro-chic sweeping style is ultra classic, the fun pops of color underneath have something entirely different to say.


Brightened Blonde

One-dimensional just isn’t enough if you want to make a striking entrance. This blonde balayage is paired with an asymmetrical lob and giving us all the feels. Hair by Tianna Wyant of JCPenney Salon in Clarion, PA.


One Great Look: Spooky Accessories

Hair by Tianna Wyant
JCPenney Salon, Clarion, PA

Even those of us who don’t have time to hand craft a costume for Halloween can still find ways for sneaking in some spooky accessories to help us celebrate. This wavy, half-up do is given dash of the Halloween spirit with a skeleton barrette and a hidden blue that becomes obvious with the pull of the accessory.


Peeks of Purple

Jen Black, a master stylist at JCPenney Salon in Auburn, NY, is givin us all a lesson in making vibrant colors look natural. These pops of purple, delicately brushed at the base of the hair in a sweeping motion, look positively regal.


One Great Look: Catch Of The Day

Hair by Eric Matthew
Salon By InStyle inside JCPenney, Dallas Fort Worth area

There’s something magical about a braid. Elegant and classic, long braids can be casual or ultra formal. This fishtail, paired beautifully with a silvery blonde hue, is giving off all kinds of romantic feels.


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!


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.


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.


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.

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.

One Great Look—Love Is In The Air

Hair by Alicia DiGianvittorio
Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Glen Mills, PA

This elegant and romantic updo is a must-try for your next formal occasion. Mocha strands are subtly highlighted with a touch of caramel. The mane is styled into loose curls and then gently rolled and tucked into a chic upsweep with a slightly lifted crown.

Silver Stunner

Maegan, Artistic Team Leader at The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney in Silverdale, WA, created this stunning hairstyle. Vibrant, metallic silver-white tresses free-fall past the shoulders in a smooth, silken texture. This mane is a showstopper!

One Great Look—Color Play

Hair by Margarita Ford
Euodia Salon, Moorpark, CA

A choppy, free flowing, asymmetrical cut is created as the base of this fun and charismatic coif. Shades of plum, magenta, orchid, lavender, cobalt and sky are perfectly blended together.

Color Pop

This coif color combination is right on trend! Walnut strands are snipped into a voluminous bob that’s subtly asymmetrical. Locks are spun into flirty curls that show off the hints of deep teal and light blush pink throughout. Hair by Tianna Wyant of JCPenney Salon in Clarion, PA.

One Great Look—Dark & Decadent

Hair by Morgan Mislitski
Wilkes Barre, PA

Go for a deep and dark hue this season! Ebony tresses fall slight past the shoulders in loose curls. The opaque shade is absolutely stunning and will make you full glam and sassy.

Photo courtesy Morgan Mislitski via Facebook.

Blushing Beautifully

Perfectly pretty! Master Stylist Maxine Glynn, of The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney in Freehold, NJ, created this gorgeous pink confection. Shared the hair pro on Instagram, “So I finally got to use @matrix SOCOLOR CULT and Im OBSESSED! I used the semi Sparkling Rose.”


One Great Look: Blue Note

Hair by Margarita Ford
Fayetteville, AR
Moorpark, CA

Tones of blue and gray slice through a raven-dark base for an explosion of color worthy of any midnight rendezvous. The bob snip is cut into tons of layers that tousle all those shades together in a beautiful finish.

Photo: Instagram/misahara5

Weight In Gold

Dark licorice roots transform into a vivid copper shade that’s dipped in yellow-gold. The top half is lifted and split into two messy “fun” buns behind the crown. The lower half is spun into effortless curls. Styled by Hollace Noel Clayton, from JCPenney Salon in St. Louis, MO.

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