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Nashville Star Hayden Panettiere is our March 2018 cover girl! Check out this issue to get the details on Hayden’s gorgeous golden hair and beauty tips.

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Take a first look at 2018’s best trendy makeovers!

Hot Hair Hot-Hair-home

Check out this season’s hottest cuts & colors from Italy!

Star Hairstyles Star Style

Your favorite star’s show off their gorgeous coifs!

Free Swag Free Swag!

We are giving away over $7,000 in free products this issue! Check out our Big Beauty Giveaway in the March 2018 issue to win.

Beauty Beat Beauty-Blog-home

Get these hot new products for all your beauty needs! Try something new today!

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Aveda is making a difference with its latest philanthropic campaign with the National Audubon Society and Bird Life International.


Get Your Tresses Fall Ready!

It doesn’t matter if you’re mourning over the end of summer or ecstatic to snuggle up all Fall, it’s time to get your hair ready for the season change. With fall and winter’s drier and colder climate, your tresses are going to need a little extra TLC. Here are six easy things to make sure you’re adding to your hair care routine to keep your locks looking amazing all season long, according to the tress pros at Viviscal!

  1. Moisturize…We’re talking deep conditioners, hair masques and even a good ole’ DIY treatment. Get the girls together and love on your locks!
  2. Skip The Heat…Give your heated styling tools a break or make sure to take extra precautions to protect your strands.
  3. Cool Down Your Color…Trade in your sun-kissed look for a deeper hue that’ll be season appropriate and easier to maintain.
  4. Volumize!… Heat causes frizz, but cold can leave strands limp and flat. This is the time to whip our volumizing products.
  5. Beware Of Breakage… Be careful with the accessories you use to keep excess tugging and pulling to a minimum.
  6. Do A Detox… Pull out all the salt, chlorine and sunscreen that’s latched on to your tresses all summer with a good detox.

Emmy’s Romantic Glam

One of our favorite mane looks on the red carpet last night was Jessica Biel, who wore her long tresses in a half upsweep with volume. Long, loose curls flowing over her shoulder and the pompadour-inspired crown height combined to create a glamourous look that was not only romantic in nature, but downright pretty. Well done! (And here’s hoping this vibe continues with awards season in early 2018–we love us some pretty red carpet!)

39 Great Star Looks!

In celebration of our big 39th anniversary issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide on sale now at newsstand everywhere…we’re featuring 39 Great Star Looks! Here is our little teaser of just a few. To see all, you’ll have to pick up our new issue 🙂

1.  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Long, lush and shine, shine, shine!

2. Ashley Benson
Pretty Little Liars rocked the choppy mid-length big time!

3. Julianne Hough
Yes, we still love that short cut!

4. Hilary Duff
Blue? Why yes, of course.


We’re celebrating our 39th anniversary with the new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide on sale now at newsstands everywhere. We’ve packed this issue with hundreds of the very best hairstyles/haircuts and haircolor ideas, celebrity interviews, free beauty products, the latest in at-home hair care and much, much more. So hurry to the newsstand—our anniversary issue always sells out fast! Thank you so much for your support over the years…we love you!

Dark Cherry

This deep, sultry shade is exactly what you need to fall into the new season. Merlot and obsidian hues blend together perfectly to create an eye-catching, fun color. Strands are styled into a slightly asymmetrical bob that’s twisted into loose curls. Styled by Amanda Jayko of The Style by InStyle at JCPenney in Algonquin, IL.


One Great Look: Hot Cocoa

Hair by Kelsi Matylewicz
Daniel’s Salon, Scranton, PA

A deep brunette base is warmed up with softer, lighter tones of milk and dark chocolate, melting together for a delicious finish. Yum!

Kelly Gets Raw!

Kelly Bensimon got naturally styled by Biolage Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas with the Biolage R.A.W. Styling Collection before participating in some of the activities at The Wanderlust 108 Festival in Brooklyn, NY.

“Kelly and I wanted to choose a look that reflected her love for yoga and her free-spirited personality,” shares Papanikolas. “We embodied this with textured, sculpted waves and loose braids to frame her face – all the while, keeping the look soft and beautiful.”

Here’s the step by step on how you can copy Kelly’s mane look…

1.  To prep air-dried hair, apply Biolage R.A.W. Smoothing Styling Milk to ease the grip of blow dry and to nourish tresses.

2.  Create a center part and comb around the hairline creating waves and giving the hair direction

3.  Loosely braid a 2-inch section on each side of your part back to the middle of your head and secure them both with small rubber hair ties

4.  Once secured, gently tug at the plaits to loosen the braids to give them a softer look

5.  Spray with Biolage R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray to give definition then brush the natural air-dried waves through to keep them soft, then finish with Biolage R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray to set and add extra texture.

Photos: Michael Simon/courtesy Biolage.

Shag Bob

Loving Rachel McAdams’ hot hair cut — a cross between a shag and a bob. It’s the shattered edges that give us all sorts of ideas, like calling the salon for an appointment…

2 Glam Ways To Wear A Bob

A bob cut can be so much more than just a bob. With a little bit of styling know-how, you can turn this classic snip into a glamourous look that cannot be ignored. Your inspiration: Selena Gomez. A stylized tuck behind the ear paired with rich makeup hues is one way to go; the other is a retro-vibe half upsweep a-la Brigitte Bardot. Both are equally beautiful, sultry and perfect for a bob silhouette.


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.

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.


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!

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