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America’s sweetheart Taylor Swift is gracing our February 2018 cover! We have all of the pop star’s best mane moves and beauty secrets right in this issue.

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Check out these glamourous before and after hair makeovers!

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Sophisticate’s got to chat with Fox-TV Star’s Brittany O’Grady!

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Bring in the holidays with hair inspirations from your favorite celebs!

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Win some free products from our Holiday Glamapalooza Big Beauty Giveaway! Give the gift of beauty swag this year.

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We have some of the top products you need to bring with you into the new year! Check them out!

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Take a look at this season’s hottest nail colors with CND’s Night Spell collection!


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Show off your versatility this season with a few moves to help you glam up your mane, as designed by the UK’s Andrew Barton!

Luscious curls infused with body and shine say it all!

Go chic with smooth locks that easily transition from day to night.

Shake things up with a coif that features glossy tresses and luscious curves!


Yes, it’s true! This fabulous issue will be off the newsstands after this weekend. Have you had a chance to pick up your copy? If not, you’ll need to rush out before our new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide hits the stands. Why? There are hundreds of fabulous haircolor, hairstyle and haircut ideas; celeb interviews, new product news and more! Thank you so much for your support!! (P.S. We look forward to seeing you next week with our big anniversary issue! Yes, 39 years!)

Taste Of The Rainbow

The raven base of this look is the perfect contrast to the stripes of vibrant, bright colors. Long, dark locks are highlighted with teal, pistachio, violet, magenta, sage and tangerine. Master designer Lisa Finnegan of The Salon by InStyle in Erie, PA, then styled strands into cute curls.


One Great Look: Descendants

Kelly Henegar Smith
Knoxville, TN

If there’s one thing about the Disney movie series Descendants you must take away, it’s Mal’s hair. A rich purple hue, it’s gorgeous and a trademark of the character. This version is perfect for outside the Disney realm, with bold purple streaks woven amongst a pretty brunette. #Magical

Red-y for Fall

September is here and while we’re still loving summer blondes, our thoughts have started to turn rusty–as in russett and scarlet and cinnamon all things red. This gorgeous hue from Camille Albane has us all fired up, literally. Pinned and bookmarked for our next salon appointment!

Staying Alive

How do you update ’70s disco vibes? You take a page from Vanessa Hudgens, who glammed out in Studio 54 fashion for her judging role on So You Think You Can Dance. Big hair, glamour makeup–it’s all a part of the era, but done so very nicely for a 2017 spin. #love #boogieoogie

Happy Labor Day!

In honor of Labor Day, go ahead and skip the wash and blow-dry and give in to dry shampoo. Then go have fun!

3 Must-Have Haircolor Looks!

Brown Beige? Midnight Rose? Ice Gold? These are just a few of master haircolorist’s Guy Tang’s fabulous haircolors from his #mydentity professional haircolor line. A garden of beauty….


One Great Cut!

Make yourself flairworthy this weekend with a stand-out cut like this from our friends at Pivot Point International. The cut can be transformed into so many hot looks—you’ll have fun just shifting styles for your mood! More looks? Hundreds more for the fall season ahead are featured in our issue on newsstands everywhere.  Pick up your copy today—we’ll be going, going, gone soon and we wouldn’t want you to miss out! Thank you soooo much for your support!

Sweet Tooth Spirals

Indulge in a new style with something sweet like this vanilla dipped hairstyle. Dark roots seamlessly transition into a vibrant blonde hue. Crystal Marie of JCPenney Salon in Spokane, WA, styled strands into trendy waves that tumble past the shoulders.



Meghan Trainor posted a pic of her new cut and color on Instagram and we love it! With lot of long layers and tousled styling, we can’t help but thinking of the rock-‘n’-roll shag cuts that were popular years back–but this has a modern edge with that slight beach wave, making it a slightly softer very-today version. We’re on board!

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…

Blonde For A Minute

Ever wonder what brunette beauty Vanessa Hudgens would look like as a blonde? Wonder no more! The star sported a white-hot wig for her judging gig on So You Think You Can Dance. It works, right?


5 Great Looks From The VMAs

Last night the stars were aligned–and by that we mean all the celebrities looked fab at the MTV Video Music Awards. Here are 5 fab mane moves from the red carpet…

1  Vanessa Hudgens

2  Olivia Munn

3  Sydney Sierota from Echosmith

4  Demi Lovato

5  Katy Perry


We’ll be checking out the MTV VMA’s tonight to see the exclusive world premiere of Taylor Swift’s new video of her song Look What You Made Me Do! Yes, all music’s hot stars will be hitting the red carpet tonight and we’ll be there checking out their fab hairstyle looks! Yes, we will…


Did you? Pick up our new issue yet? If not, you’ll want to check pick up your copy before we sell out. These five looks are just a few of the many new hairstyles you can choose from for your new Fall hair inspiration. Of course you’ll want more options and the best thing about Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide is that you don’t have to hassle with online stuff. You can keep the issue around, show your beauty pro and presto—your new look! Thanks so much for your continued support…we love you!






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.

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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.


New Music From Taylor Swift!

Taylor Swift announced her new album, Reputation, will be released on November 10, with a new single coming tomorrow night. Here’s the album cover. We have a feeling the wet-hair look will be making a big comeback…

The Short Of It

We all know Dove Cameron looks amazing with her long, silky, white-blonde tresses, but now we know she can do a shorter snip just as well. The star shows off beachy waves in a piecy bob cut (Real or faux? Hmmmm) that we instantly want to steal for our own. Putting this in our style wish book for fall…

Do You Dare?

Cara Delevigne shows off just how short her mane really is in this gorgeous back view. After shaving her crown for a movie role, tresses are just starting to grow back, and the star is letting the length in slowly, with super-short layers everywhere. Do you dare go this short? (Just imagine giving up your curling iron for the rest of the summer… more time for the beach!)


While we’re always admiring Gwen Stefani’s platinum-blonde locks, we have to say we’re positively blown away by her lashes! If ever we felt we needed inspo to try out fake lashes, this would be it. #MascaraEnvy

Turn Heads

What’s a better attention-getter than a fabulous short snip? If you’re looking for one with versatility, look no further than this haute cut from Pivot Point. You’ll find this look, plus three other ways to wear it, in the current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, on sale now. Short hair not your style thing? Don’t worry–there’s plenty of medium and long looks, too! Pick up your copy today!

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?


It’s August. It’s summer. It’s hot. And gosh-darn it–so are you! So how about a fab cut and an awesome color to make your outsides match your insides, and the weather outside. All you have to do is pick up a copy of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (Kylie is on the cover!), thumb through the pages to find all sorts of wonderful inspiration (like the look above, p. 22), dog-ear the corners and head to your fave stylist. You’re on your way to sizzlin’ territory!

Ombre Goals

While bold, bright colors take our breath away, we’re still entranced by the beauty of classic brunette blended with blonde, especially when it’s masterfully done in an ombre bob. Celebrity hairstylist Justine Maran shared this haute pic of Khloé Kardashian’s on her Instagram page, and we had to share it with you. Haircolor at its very best!

3 Mane Twists From The Teen Choice Awards

Last night’s Teen Choice Awards red-carpet brought out the celebs in mass quantities, along with some fab hair moves–and a couple of fun beauty twists! Here are three that caught our eye…

Bella has been changing up her mane moves lately, so it wasn’t a complete shock that she would do something different with her hair. We have to admit, we like the magenta hue accented with glitter on the side. Very unicorn-chic.

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Out with new music a feathery haircut, we love the swoop of lemon yellow in the singer’s fringe.

A blonde with short hair on TV show Star, Jude gave us a shock when she arrived with flowing brunette curls. Though she returned to short and blonde for her performance during the show, she ditched the curls for a super-straight retro look. Jude! Way to surprise us!

Sleek Chic

While the beachy wave texture is holding strong, we still have a deep appreciation for the straighter things in life, like singer Madison Beer’s oh-so sleek locks. There’s something so chic and hip about a super-smooth mane… #PlugInTheFlatIron

Exclusive Interview!

Country singer RaeLynn won our hearts on The Voice and continues to entrance us–so much so that Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide just had to get an exclusive interview with the petite singer to find out all her beauty secrets. You’ll get all the details in the latest issue of Sophisticate’s, on sale now. Just look for Kylie Jenner on the cover and turn to page 50 for RaeLynn’s mane and makeup details!


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


In The P!nk

So excited! Pink has new music out now, and an album due in October. Loving that she’s still rocking that short, platinum hair, and that she knows how to change it up. She’s definitely our #ShortHairInspo role model!

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.

Eden Sassoon’s Style

TV personality and daughter of legendary beauty icon Vidal Sassoon Eden Sassoon hosted the North American Hairstyle Awards, and before she hit the red carpet, Matrix Artistic Director and Celebrity Stylist Nick Stenson created her gorgeous textured mane look.

“When discussing Eden’s look we settled on something that made her feel most herself and reflected her free-spirited personality and modern Bohemian vibe,” shares Stenson. We embodied this with textured, sculpted waves and loose braids to frame her face, all the while keeping the look soft and beautiful to honor the princess-like Galia Lahav gown she wore.”

Here’s the step-by-step for Eden’s mane look…

1.  On damp hair, apply Biologe R.A.W. Smoothing Styling Milk to smooth. Blow-dry hair with a round brush.

2.  Once dry, apply Biolage R.A.W. Bodifying Styling Jelly for texture and grip. Create a center part and comb through hair. Mist with Biologe R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray before using a ¾-inch barrel curling iron to curl hair. Brush through curls to create a softer texture.

3.  Separate out one 2-inch section of hair on each side of the crown and braid; loosen before securing with a clear elastic band and pin into place.

4.  Mist locks with Biolage R.A.W. Frizz Control Styling Spray to tame any frizz.

Upgrade Your Mane

How do you turn a simple summer bun into a mane statement? With a spectacular hair accessory, of course! Chrissy Teigen shows us how it’s done with a gold metal headband perched in a crown-like fashion. So simple and so chic!


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