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For our 40th Anniversary issue it was unanimous between Sophisticate’s and our reader’s that social media’s favorite beauty icon, Kim Kardashian West, would be our cover girl!

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You guys voted for your favorite “Style Icons” and the results are in! See who made the cut in the issue.

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Take a peak at the “40 Best looks” that we’ve feature in this year’s issues of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!

Star Hairstyles Star Style

Get inspired by our compilation of “40 Great Star Looks” just for you!

Free Swag Free Swag!

For our 40th Anniversary we’re giving away over $7,000 worth of fabulous hair and beauty products in our “Big Beauty Giveaway”. Enter and get a chance to win some of the most coveted beauty merch in our November 2018 issue.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Sophisticate’s is always on the pulse on what’s hot in beauty right now. We’ve curated some of this month’s must-have products just for you!

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‘90s Supermodel, style icon and the queen of the short cut, Linda Evangelista influenced an entire generation before the Gigi & Bella Hadid’s of today. Get the issue to see some of Linda’s best mane transformations over the years!


One Great Look: Scarlet Fever

Hair by Carrie
A-1 Cuts and Curls
Belen, NM

We’re swooning over this deep red hue complete with subtle highlights and lowlights. We love it even more styled with full fringe and easy waves. Is it hot in here, or is it just this one great look…

Sunrise, Sunset

We always love a good red, and this mahogany-based hue with magenta, tangerine and hot-pink hues had us at hello. Designed by hairstylist Katie Sauvageau of JCPenney Salon Fargo, ND, the sunrise-sunset shades that edge the bottom are the stuff of dreams–gorgeous, don’-wake-me-up, technicolor dreams.

Photo: Instagram/@ktmoneysign

One Great Look: Blended

Hair by Rishawn Lacey
Spotted Zebra
Oklahoma City, OK

A beautiful blend of blonde and brunette come together in this gorgeous wavy profile to create the ultimate color combo. If we couldn’t decide between light and dark, we would totally decide on this.


This Girl Is On Fire

What starts as a rich cocoa brunette haircolor turns into a firestorm of perfectly hot color. Hairstylist Katie Sauvageau of JCPenney Salon in Fargo, ND, created this blend of magenta, orange, pink and chocolate, and did it very well. #NoExtinguisherRequired


One Great Look: Vanilla Dreams

Hair by Iris Reams
Post Salon & Spa
Lexington, KY

When we think of blonde perfection, this vanilla dream is one the shades that pops into our head. Starting from darker roots, the pretty highlights and lowlights take hold and make us swoon. P.S. Did we also mention how much we love the angled bob cut?


Everybody loves a fabulous mane of blonde hair–it’s perfection! Master Stylist Mary Amanda Force of JCPenney Salon in White Lake, MI, created this gorgeous tress silhouette and we just can’t stop admiring every curve and golden strand. #ManeEnvy #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


One Great Look – Plaited Details

Hair by Holly Moretti
Leidan Mitchell, AZ

You better work! Dark espresso locks look summer ready pulled into a half-up half-down style that features an intricate fishtail braid. The base and ends of the braid are wrapped for a cooler overall look and the braid itself is gently pulled apart for volume. The remaining strands tumble in effortless waves.

Bronze Beauty

Sometimes subtle can be very dramatic. Stylist Yvette from JCPenney Salon in Santa Rosa, CA, wove gorgeous highlights throughout a brunette base for a gently sun-kissed look that turns the whole head of hair into a sultry bronze. Third place? More like FIRST PLACE. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

One Great Look – Dark & Decadent

Hair by Alisha McAlister
Cuttaway Salon, Joplin, MO

This deep, dark coif is exquisite. Rich, espresso strands are snipped into a chic lob that ends just above the shoulders. Subtle splashes of a taupe-blonde hue perfectly accentuate the color and hair is styled into big, bouncy curls throughout.

Want. Need. Now.

Now this is the cool way to do balayage, with a bit of magenta fire going on. Hair by Francine Makshanoff of JCPenney Salon in Moreno Valley, CA. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


One Great Look – Copper Plated

Hair by Laura Brasier
The Cuttaway Salon, Joplin, MO

It’s okay for people to stop and stare when your mane looks this good! Several shades of burnt orange and auburn are blended into a stunning and dimensional copper color. Hair spirals way past the shoulders in loose, beachy waves that highlight the brilliance of strands’ shade.

Bangin’ Balayage

bangin balayage

It’s time to transition your tresses for the summer! The perfect way to add a little light to your hair? Beachy, blonde ends, like this stunning summer-ready style by jcp salon pro @ayemandahair in Silverdale, WA. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


One Great Look – Rainbow Realness

Hair by Mary Baxley-Pierle
The Cutting Zone, Kailua, HI

How amazing is this half-up half-down ‘do? Dark blonde strands are tinted purple, pink, blue and green at the tips. A portion of hair on top is pulled back and styled into two voluminous braids that meet in the middle. Cascading curls finish off the style and highlight the cool color combination.

Brunette Bombshell

brunette bombshell

We love how Sandra Velasquez of jcp salon in Santa Rosa, CA, brilliantly balayaged these mocha tresses to add dimension and attitude. Very cool! #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


Plait Perfection

plait perfection

It’s special-event season and we know we’re not the only ones needing a hairstyle muse. Thankfully we have jcp salon experts, like Blake Benson of Rockaway, NJ, to inspire us with elegant and effortless updos. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


One Great Look: Emerald City

emerald city

Hair by Amber Kelley
Blu Bird Spa, Overland Park, KS

Whether you’re off to see the wizard, or you’re living it up in your house (there’s no place like home, right?), you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous emerald hue with hide-away panels of royal purple. It’s a statement style that even Glinda would approve of.

One Great Look – Cherry Dipped

One Great Look cherry dipped

Hair by Erica Oakschunas
Pure Lavi’ Salon, Luzerne, PA

Now this look is yummy! Milk-chocolate tresses are the perfect base for a tantalizing wash of a light, ripe-cherry shade. Hair is designed into trendy loose waves that perfectly show of the coif’s color.

Shades Of Blonde

shades of blonde

Are you itching to join the cropped-coif club but are afraid to take the leap? Ask an expert! Check out this flawlessly blended and movement-packed creation designed by Veronica Peraza of jcp salon in Phoenix, AZ. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


One Great Look – Now That’s Neon

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Hair by Marett Mattox
American Girl Salon, Statesville, NC

There are equal parts sweet and sour in this eye-catching mane. Radioactive shades of lime and blue come together to create a style fit for the fearless, fun and adventurous fashionista. And, don’t even get us started on those lightweight layers! #obsessed

Wine Drenched

wine drenched

No one can resist a deep, sultry color. We love how this dimensional hairdo is the perfect combo of dark wine shades. Delicious! Thanks jcp salon professional Gabi Muscioni from Toldeo, OH. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


One Great Look – Hello Highlights

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Hair by Logan Davis
Currie Hair Skin Nails, Glen Mills, PA

Shine bright this season with sun-kissed skin and hair. Shades of beige and honey-blonde are seamlessly placed throughout the look for a gorgeous overall effect. “Slept-in” styled waves are designed throughout for texture and are the perfect finishing touch.

One Great Look: Plaited Dish

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Hair by Sonya Flores
Pure Lavi Salon, Exeter, PA

There’s something to be said about the perfect braid: we want it. Long hair is twisted in two strands from each temple and joined in the back before leading into a loose plait. Dreamy.

Sunny Summer Blonde

sunny summer blonde

It’s summer, and our style eyes are turning toward blonde. Good thing jcp salon has awesome colorists like Gabi Muscioni in Sandusky, OH. The Designer Stylist created this buttery golden mane and we love (💕💕💕) it. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


One Great Look: Vanilla Latte

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Hair by Alyssa Morrison
jcp salon, Clarion, PA

Extra foam and volume, please! Gorgeous blonde hues work together to create a steamy, delicious treat. Easy waves and perfect crown volume top it off. (P.S. It’s calorie-free, too!)

One Great Look: Ribbons

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Hair by Mary Baxley-Pierle
The Cutting Zone, Kailua, HI

It’s not just the ribbon effect of the curls, it’s the ribbons of vanilla, wheat and bronze hues running through the tresses in an orderly and beautiful fashion. Lowlights, highlights, swizzles of spirals and all that bounciness means we have a winner (a blue-ribbon winner…).

One Great Look: Purple Blush

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Hair by Erica Billingsley
Heritage Studios, Chicago, IL

The root of all things good and cool — purple. A platinum mane is blushed with deep, dark roots of royal purple that melt into white-hot blonde. You can’t get much more fab than this.

ONE GREAT LOOK: Iridescent Dream

iridescent dream

Hair by Margarita Ford
Euodia Salon & Day Spa, Moorpark, CA

Purple, rose, teal, lemon yellow…all the pretty colors combine for an opal, iridescent effect we just can’t help staring at. It’s completely mesmerizing! And so very pretty.

ONE GREAT LOOK: Color Confection

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Hair by Catina Nadine Boyle
Pure Lavi Salon, Luzerne, PA

There are so many great colors in this gorgeous silhouette, we don’t know which one to covet first! From the raspberry to the gold, the raven to the chocolate, we are completely enamored with this combination of colors. And those shiny waves? We’ll take those, too!

One Great Look: Red Hot!

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Hair by Sherri Jessee
Sherri’s Hair Salon
Bristol, VA

Nothing says hot like a gorgeous, rich red! This scarlet hue is enhanced with highlights and lowlights to bring extra dimension to the color. And those waves! The whole look is like, love, lust.


Lighten Up!

lighten up

Thinking of going lighter for summer, but not quite sure how you’re going to accomplish it? Leave it to the pros! Stylist Katie Sauvageau of jcp salon in Fargo, ND, has been transitioning this dark brunette into a sunny golden hue. “One more session and this #balayage #ombre will be on point!,” shares Sauvageau. We think it’s pretty gorgeous already!


One Great Look: The Perfect Red

the perfect red

Hair by Alyssa Marie Greenamyer
Happy Hair By Alyssa
Massillon, OH

Looking for the elusive perfect red? This may be it! A deeper tone at the base leads to a brighter shade of scarlet on the ends, all with captivating results. Crimson, here we come.

Gorgeous Gray

gorgeous gray

While some of us can’t stand the idea of letting even one little gray hair show on our beautifully coiffed heads, there are some of us who think, “Why not?” And why not, indeed, when the hair pros at jcp salon show you just how gorgeous a head of gray hair can actually be. Light volume and curling-iron created waves give the pretty silver hue a modern vibe that’s as easy as it is beautiful. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

One Great Look: The Perfect Fix

the perfect fix

Hair by Jacki Maher
The Hair Parlour
Plano, TX

If you think your hair will never look just like you want it to, this is fabulous proof that making an appointment with your salon pro can yield beautiful results! A gorgeous new blonde hue, a cool cut with layers and the right styling steps, and this mane is ready to fulfill any style wish.


true blue

Hair by Holly Frakes-Ortiz
Matrix Artistic Educator
jcp salon stylist
Henderson, NV

Forget what Keith Urban says, blue is your color! A true-blue mane is infused with all tones, from the palest sky blue to a subtle tease of dark violet. The finished look is ribbon-worth (blue ribbon, of course!). #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle


Work It!

soft layers

Don’t break a sweat trying to get the perfect tress look–make your hair work for you! Getting the perfect cut with just the right layers can save you a ton of time when styling. Got a cowlick or a funny part? Ask your stylist to turn it into a fabulous part of your design! This silver creation, designed by the style pros at jcp salon, relies on soft layering around the face and a hair part that’s slightly off center to boost volume and give great flow. See? Beauty can be easy! #jcpsalon #salonbyinstle

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