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Cover Girl cover-girl-home

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

MINI MAGAZINE Mini-Magazine-home

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

Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

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

Star Hairstyles Star Style

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

Free Swag Free Swag!

Can you believe we’re just giving these amazing products away?

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

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.


2019 Style Setters!

Well the new year is full on and everyone at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is super excited to get our new looks on! We love Maren Morris, country-recording artist, and her fab long center-parted bob featured in our new issue. What else? How about 100 fab looks, product news, celebrity profiles and the very best in hair. We’re on sale now; so why not pick up a copy and start 2019 as a style setter?


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.


Face Forward: Gold Rush

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

Makeup artist Vincent Oquendo used Dior Makeup to create a beautiful face for actress Zoey that includes a gold metallic eyeshadow. Working with the gold, a russet hue adds a bronze-y matte contrast, while super-long lashes dark brows provide the perfect frame. To top it off: a salmon-pink glossy lip. (P.S. The ballerina bun is the perfect topper!)


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.



We love a good makeover, and we know you do, too. This one from Mary H. Ott, owner With Love Mary salon in Allentown, PA, involves the pretties of color changes, from a dark reddish-blonde to a shiney rose-gold with amber and honey peeking through. The giant waves only add to the finished appeal.


3 Great Short Looks

The new year always brings change, and what better way to improve your beauty mood than with a new look… Have you considered a very cute short cut? If you have, but you’re not sure which direction to go in, here are three ideas. And, of course, there are dozens and dozens and dozens more in each issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide!

1. Textured Pixie
Hair by Braun der Friseur, Germany.

2. Pink Layers
Hair by Mon Coiffeur Exclusif, France.

3. Short Bob
Hair by Vog Coiffure, France.

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.


Face Forward: Think Pink

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

When the lips do the talking for you… Makeup artist Gianpaolo Ceciliato created a bold pucker for actress/talk-show host Busy using Hourglass Cosmetics  Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick in I Can’t Wait, a vivid fuchsia. A bit of mascara and a pale pink shadow finished the look, but left the star’s lips the beauty focus.


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.


Cool Color

Can’t decide between blonde and brunette? Take a page from singer Rachel Platten’s color book and go for both. The star starts with a brunette base, then adds in an ombre dark blonde throughout, ending with bolder blonde panels framing the face. It’s the best of both worlds!


Twice As Nice

What happens when two powerhouse salon pros out of Australia get together? Double the beauty. Michael Kelly, Colourist and Education Director Edwards & Co. did the ombre effect with a darker brunette base and lighter caramel ends, while Natalie Anne of Natalie Anne Salon in Australia created the super-pumped volume with twirls of giant curls. Twice as nice!



Layers of different textures and mixing fun prints had a strong presence on the runways, which of course will have a major influence on how we play with hair in 2019. “There will be more artificial texture created with irons, mixed media almost, with braids and twists heightening the effect,” explains Anna Peters, Sam Villa ArTeam.

The Sam Villa Signature Series Professional Texturizing Iron is ideal for creating variations in texture and volume for these styles. Peters mixes smooth polished strands that sit upon matte ripples of texture, with compact plaits mixed in with full, relaxed, more deconstructed plaits.

We thought another way to get this look (if you don’t have long hair) would be a fun hair piece to try for the holidays and have styled up at your favorite hair salon!

Photo by Katie Parker.


’Tis the season to add a little oomph to your hair and what better way than with a new hairstyle/haircolor from our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide? Yes, now it’s time for you to get that makeover just in time for the holidays. So check us out this weekend on the newsstand—we are the biggest hairccentric magazine in the world and offer hundreds of fab looks. See you at the newsstand!

Styles from the experts at JCPenney Salon and The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney.


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.


Face Forward: Glow Girl

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

When hair and makeup come together just right, you get this. Grey’s Anatomy actress Ellen wears her perfectly sculpted waves with blonde highlights, and a fresh by makeup vibe by beauty artist Hung Vanngo. A peachy lipcolor matches peach-toned blush, while the eyes are rimmed in dark eyeliner and mascara, with a neutral-toned shadow. It’s a gorgeous, glowing look.


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.


Straight Away

We love a good beachy wave as much as the next gal, but we also swoon when we see a super-sleek, straight mane move. Victoria Justice does the style vibe right with her dark locks that feather into a chestnut hue, all done up with a straight center part. Don’t forget the glossing serum, ladies!


Spicy Red

Greta Wagner of The Beauty Lounge in Watertown, CT, dubbed this look “saffron,” although we just call it gorgeous. Slightly darker roots waterfall in precision waves down to lighter ends, all with a slow-burn, fiery finish.



Everyone here at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide gets so excited when the color pros at Pantone announce the color of the year—and this past week was no different. The new color for 2019 will be Living Coral. What does that mean to our industry? We checked with pros Aveda Global Artistic Directors Janell Geason and Ian Michael Black who developed their own haircolor and makeup looks based off the 2019 color and posted them on Instagram. Here is a recap of what they you go, in time to ring in the new year!

Ian Michael Black
“Every year, hair colorists wait in anticipation of what Pantone will release as the Color of the Year. This year I was very excited to see the bright, yet quietly gentle color, Living Coral, which translates beautifully to hair. It’s a lovely copper with a pink under tone that is warm, inviting and light-hearted. Once announced, I immediately got to work to create Living Coral for the hair. Working with Aveda and its fully customizable hair color system, hair colorists are able to instantly create Living Coral for hair color, and offer it to guests so we can start 2019 with a playful, uplifting color.”

Janell Geason
“I always love creating a new lip and it’s fun to incorporate a new color scheme when Pantone releases its Color of The Year. I’m loving Living Coral because it’s uplifting, light-hearted and embodies a spirit of revelry which matches my own feelings about makeup. This also reflects to the people that love our Feed My Lips line which is cruelty-free, naturally-derived and all about beautiful color. In general, shades of coral work for all skin tones. I’ve created my own twist on Living Coral–one more subtle and one very bold.” For bold color, Janell used Aveda Feed My Lips Lip Liner in Spiced Peach and then layered Aveda Feed My Lips Lipstick in Cana and Papaya. For the softer color, Janell used Aveda Feed My Lips Lip Liner in Spiced Peach and Aveda Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Sunkissed Melon.

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.


Face Forward: Tangerine Dream

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

Orange you glad you’re seeing this? All kidding aside, this look makeup artist Mai Quynh did for the actress is the best kind of tangerine dream. An orange-red eyeshadow palette combines with a similarly hued lipcolor for a warm-glow finish. Chloe’s fabulous brows frame the look perfectly.


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.


Ribbon Envy

Poppy Delevingne shows off a cute way to wear your next ponytail: with double ribbons. Hair is smoothed to the top back of crown, where it’s secured in a straight ponytail. A black ribbon (velvet or satin, your choice!) is tied in a bow around the top, then another ribbon is tied a few inches from the bottom. A segmented ponytail! Too cute…


Pastel Dream

Are you living the dream? This mane is…the pastel dream. Style pro Neal Malek, who works out of Orlando, FL,  and Los Angeles, CA, created this colorful mane in soft hues of mint green, lemon yellow, sherbet orange, pale pink and lilac-lavender. Everything pretty, all woven together in a loose braid and gentle waves. So very lovely to gaze at…



We love these three hairstyles modeled by Paris Hilton, Brie Larson and Skyler Samuels…don’t you? What else do we love? Our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, which features the very best new looks just for you, the latest hair product news, giveaways, hair tips and much, much more.

Before you get into the heavy holiday mode, pick up our new issue today. We really appreciate the support! Thank you soooo much. Here’s to us!

Paris Hilton does a beautiful tiara headband.
Brie Larson sparkles in gold leaf.
Skyler Samuels shows off her stars!

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!


Face Forward: Blushing!

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

The actress/dancer is blushing beautiful in a glowy pale pink, thanks to makeup artist Patrick Ta. Rosy cheeks combine with perfectly groomed brows and a matching pink eyeshadow for a finish that’s fresh and pretty.


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.


A Classic Done Right

Lea Michele gives us one of our all-time favorite looks: the ponytail. And she does it in perfect style: a sleek crown, a high capture and tons of wavy texture. Tip: For a full ponytail, gently tug on either side of the base to widen out tresses. Bonus Tip: Gather hair at the top and side first, then brush hair at the nape upward to meet the top; it’s a smoother finish!


We’re hungry for color when we see this pretty shade profile from color pro Kelsey Harper of Wanderlust Hair Art Studio in Joplin, MO. A beautiful blend of caramel, toffee, vanilla malt, mocha and milk chocolate, it’s positively delicious!



Haircolor master stylist Luis Gonzalez of Denver’s Vida Salon showcased his work in the recent North American Hairstyling Awards. Here the plum-cherry haircolor is accented with a bold cut, while the emerald-chartreuse brings us into holiday mode!

Photography by Cody Kinsfather.


Party season is here and time to look amazing! Of course we all could use a little help coming up with some trendy looks (like cover girl Kendall Jenner prepping for VS event) for the holidays. Enter Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide! Check out our new issue loaded with hundreds of ideas you can use to look your absolute stunning best!

Let it snow…. 🙂


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.


Face Forward: Wings

It’s almost the weekend! Do you have your makeup look figured out yet? Here’s your weekly inspiration…

The singer shows off a fabulous set of wings, courtesy of Kelsey Deenihan. “A soft winged out shadow,” is how the makeup pro describe the look. This is one country singer who flies beautifully!


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