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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!


Celebrity Beauty Hot-Hair-home

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


Star Hairstyles Star Style

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


Free Swag Free Swag!

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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HOT! Very Hot Hair!


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Leave it to Ashley Graham to give us serious #HairInspo on her Instagram account! From the perfect beachy waves to the gorgeous highlights and lowlights mixed in with her chestnut hue, it’s everything we could ever want…and so much more! #BookingSalonAppointment #NOW

Photo: Instagram.com/theashleygraham.

DOUBLE DELIGHT


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Head into the weekend with not one, but two mane inspirations, thanks to the style pros at Fabio Salsa salon in France. Thinking these aren’t quite right for you? Don’t worry! The current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide has hundreds of gorgeous cuts and colors to choose from. Be sure to pick up your copy and find your dream ‘do today!

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.

We’re Honestly Excited


Younger

TVLand’s hit drama Younger is back! With everything holding on by a thread after the dramatic conclusion of the shows third season, the shows creator Darren Star assures fans that this season will be the best yet and will be packed with all the drama fans have come to love! Can’t wait to see Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff again–and those super-cute boys, too!

Are You Losing Your Hair?


 

You’ve spied hairs circling your shower drain and often have to pick off a stray strand or two from your T-shirt. Does this mean you’re losing your hair? According to the mane pros at Viviscal, you probably don’t have anything to worry about. “Most women will find hairs in their shower, in their comb, brush and hair accessories, and occasionally, on their clothes. This is normal daily hair shedding, not to be confused with more serious hair loss. Daily hair shedding occurs due to the natural hair growth cycle, during which old hairs are pushed out to make room for the growth of newer, healthier hairs. The average woman can expect to lose between 100 and 150 hairs daily this way.”

If you do think your daily hair loss is more than this, cut back on your mane heat styling, doing daily ponytails and reduce stress. (There may also be a medical reason, so be sure to talk to your doctor.) You can also add a dietary supplement (like Viviscal!) to help with healthy hair growth.

Blonde & Beachy!


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Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas transformed blogger Elaine Daneshrad from a sunrise color melt to a blonde bombshell, then styled her hair into gorgeous beachy waves. Papanikolas started out by lightening the hair, then applying color melt shades for the beautiful blonde finish.

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To style, the mane pro misted damp locks with Style Link Rough Me Up Salt Infused Spray. He then blow-dried fringe with a large round brush to create volume at the roots, then directed the air flow downward. For the rest of the hair, he twisted sections around fingers while drying to create texture. To finish, he wrapped sections of hair around a curling iron, curling away from the face. For additional texture, Style Link Mineral Playback Dry Shampoo was tousled through from the roots to the ends, followed by a spray of Biolage R.A.W. Replenish Oil-Mist to add shine and smooth out the ends.

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Florally Inspired Hair


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This gorgeous, purely organic coif creation comes from Sydney TAFF in Australia as part of their “Botanical Persuasion” collection. Glossy, uniform waves tumble down the side of the face like fresh flower petals.

Hairdressing Teacher: Donna Colombini; Hair Mentored: Lorna Evans; Hair Assistant: Kyleen Phillips; Makeup: Natalie Ralston; Floristry Teacher: Katina Callas; Stylist: Daniele Soglimbene; Fashion Designer: Jessica Van; Photo: Jason Lau.

Foiled Again!


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Anyone who’s ever gone lighter and brighter with their mane has entered into the sisterhood of the foil heads–including Hilary Duff! The star shows off her step-by-step process of going blonder in the current issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide. Pick up your copy today to see the star’s color makeover–foils and all!

Shades Of Blonde


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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

Photo: instagram.com/hairartistry_by_v_p.

Andis Total Look


Andis Total Look Competition

Top barbers (26 of them!) from across the country came to one stage to compete during the The Andis Total Look Competition. The competitors had 30-minutes to complete a fully realized haircut, using the Andis ProAlloy Clipper and GTX T-Trimmer, as well as a create head-to-toe fashion look.

Johnnie Akons of Legacy Cutz in Chicago, IL, took home the first place prize, $500 cash, with his jazz-inspired look. Congrats!

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

Grow Your Hair


 

Who doesn’t want to hit the beach with silken, healthy and long hair this summer? There are so many tips and tricks that claim to help your locks grow, but how do you separate fact from fiction? To help, Sophisticate’s teamed up with the experts at Viviscal to discover if conditioning your coif with care will help your tresses grow by grow!

According to the pros, shampoos and oils help your mane stay moisturized but your conditioner does help it grow. This is because dry, brittle strands can’t grow well. Conditioners help add protein and seal your hair cuticle to prevent damage.

So does it work? Yes!

Blonde Me!


blonde me 1At the breathtaking Waldorf Hilton in the UK, hairdressing professionals Gary Hooker and Michael Young presented Schwarzkopf Professional’s new BlondeMe range. To show off the power of the brands new products Hooker & Young wowed the crowed with their collection. From a champagne blend and cool fusion to rose blush, honey marble, platinum purity and caramel glow, the Hooker & Young take on the BlondeMe trend was stunning. Let’s check them out…

↓ Honey-blonde rounded out bob with rosy face-framing fringe.
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↓ Sultry and silken silver locks styled into a voluminous lob with blown out waves.
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↓ Dark chocolate, lengthy curls kissed with caramel as it falls.
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↓ Trendy silver, lavender and steal color blend transformed into bouncy curls.
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↓ Espresso spirals tousled to perfection and splashed with hints of cinnamon.
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Hair: Hooker & Young for Schwarzkopf Professional; Styling: Clare Frith; Photos: Michael Young.

2 MUST-HAVE LOOKS!


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Beauty pro Sherri Jessee works her magic and produces two stunning haircolor looks with deliciously vibrant makeup that complements perfectly! From buttery platinum blonde to ravishing red—we can’t decide which we like best! Photos by Jason Setiawan.

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100s OF GREAT HAIRSTYLE IDEAS!


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Whoa! Our red-hot new issue of Sophisticate’s Hairsstyle Guide which  is on sale now at newsstands everywhere! Have you checked it out? If not, hurry to your favorite magazine-carrying store  this weekend before we sell out!

We have 100s of great hairstyle ideas, the best haircolor looks, do-it-yourself style info, celebrity interviews and lots more! So stay part of our big beauty community and pick up your copy today.

Don’t forget to drop us a line on Facebook (dm us) or send us a note in via the US Postal Service. We love to hear from you!

Now enjoy and get styling! Hair shown here by Team Artistic Tchip Coiffure.

Wine Drenched


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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

Photo: instagram.com/gabiiiii_muscioni

6 Steps To Pretty!


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6 steps 1 Sebastian Professional International Lead Stylist Anthony Cole teamed up with hit fashion designer Christian Siriano for the designer’s Bridal 2018 collection. This stunning upsweep was inspired by the intricate layers of a flower petal and is the perfect look for your next formal event! Here, Cole breaks down how to style the look…

ONE.  Hairspray is misted throughout the roots and massaged into the scalp to create texture. A few pumps of Sebastian Professional Potion 9 and mousse are mixed and worked from root to tip to damped strands.

6 steps 2TWO.  Parting the hair to the left hand side, tresses are blow-dried straight in an upward motion with a round brush.

THREE.  Taking Sebastian Professional’s Craft Clay, warm the product up in your hands and work it into your hair, brushing the hair as you go. Tame any flyaways with a few pumps of oil.

6 steps 3FOUR. Starting at the top of the hair, create a French braid going downward so it hugs the perimeter of the face; secure the braid at the base of the neck.

6 steps 4FIVE.  With the remaining hair, create a herringbone braids and secure. For a more voluminous final look, gently pull the braid to make it larger.

SIX.  Finally, twist the braid into a bun at the nape of the neck and secure with bobby pins. Finish with hair spray.

 

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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.

Naomi’s Mane Secrets!


Naomi Watts always looks incredible, and we just had to find out her best hair secrets: “My hair is fine, so I use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner,” she reveals. “I also take a vitamin supplement called Viviscal, omegas and fish oils.” Noted!

4 Steps To Elegance


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elegance 2We’ve got the perfect style inspiration for you today! Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide teamed up with the tress professionals at Redken to show you how to create an effortless, elegant hairstyle (perfect for those summer weddings). Get this romantic half-up half-down look in a few easy-to-follow steps…

  1. Allow hair to air dry. If your coif is straight, use a medium-sized curling iron to create loose curls throughout.
  2. Use a soft hold hairspray, like the Redken Wind Blown 05 Hairspray, all over to achieve a windswept texture.
  3. Grab one to two inches of hair from either side and pull back behind your ears and secure with bobby pins. Then, twist strands on either side to create a looped design and secure again.
  4. Finish the look with a medium hold hairspray to tame flyways and support the secured hair in back.elegance 3

4 FAB HAIRSTYLES!


It’s Sunday and the weather is warm…so we thought we’d showcase these four beautiful summer looks designed by Stefano Milani Equipe Vittorio for Mitu. The Artistic Team that helped with this dreamlike collection: Rosanna Vecchiet, Marco Perazzo, Paolo Frizzi, Dario Manzan, Carlo DiDonato. Photography by Mario Gomez @Mandela Creative Productions. Which look is your favorite?

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Fresh and modern—with a little edge!
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Pure romance—embracing a gently soft silhouette.
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Give me texture and lots of volume—don’t forget the fringe!
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Ultra feminine short waves spilling as the summer wind will have it.
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WHAT’S TRENDING IN HAIR NOW!


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OMG! Have you had a chance to pickup our new issue with Rachel Bilson on the cover? If we must say so ourselves, it’s one of our best editions of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide yet! We have hundreds of new hairstyles and haircolor looks.

What else? The Salon By InStyle at JCPenney beauty pros from around the country share their trending reports from their town; featured with gorgeous new-look photos!

We’re also giving away thousands of dollars of free beauty products, have celeb beauty interviews and the latest news in hair! So pick up your copy today, before we sell out! Thank you so much for your continued support—we really appreciate 🙂

The pop-of-pink model with icy waves is just one of the new JCPenney Salons looks in our new issue…gorgeous, isn’t she?

New Music From Katy!


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Today, singer Katy Perry finally released her highly anticipated fourth studio album—Witness. Featuring the singles “Swish Swish,” “Bon Appetite” and “Chained To The Rhythm,” as well as 12 new tracks. Katy is also gearing up for her Witness: The Tour concerts which kick off in the UK later this month. And of course, there’s the new hair to go with the new album. That super-short pixie is giving us blonde-envy!

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.

Country Music Night!


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Cancel any plans for tonight because you don’t want to miss the CMT Music Awards! Hosted by Nashville hunk Charles Esten, the show will feature performances by Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Earth, Wind & Fire, Florida Georgia Line and The Chainsmokers and more! And, of course, the red-carpet looks should be incredible…

Sunny Summer Blonde


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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

Photo: Instagram.com/gabiiiii_muscioni.

Shadowhunters Is Back!


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Shadowhunters is back tonight! We’re so looking forward to seeing Katherine McNamara (she plays Clary) and her red hair. How does she maintain that gorgeous mane? The star told Sophisticate’s, “I brush it really well, but not too much. I make sure to condition and I put a hair mask on it occasionally. My hair has so much heat styling on it, between photo shoots and being on set, so it’s good to keep deep-conditioning it.”

For The Love Of Music


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By now everyone across the globe has heard the tragic story of the events that took place during Ariana Grande’s Manchester Arena concert. The starlet is courageously and graciously using her platform to turn this terrifying event into a positive movement. Ariana, along with several other stars, will come together tonight for the One Love Manchester concert at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, UK. The net proceeds from the concert will be given to The British Red Cross Society’s Manchester Emergency Fund, which supports the victims of the Manchester bombing. People can also donate directly to the fund on their website.

Some of the confirmed performers include: Usher, Niall Horan, Pharrell Williams, Little Mix, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. The concert will also broadcast live on BBC One and be televised on Freeform, with a highlights special airing later on ABC.

Brush Basics


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It’s time to brush up on your beauty basics! This issue of Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide (the one with Katy Perry on the cover) includes a fabulous feature on all the brushes out there and what they can do for your hair. Vent brushes, paddle brushes, even electric brushes–we’ve got them all, and there’s a perfect one for you. Pick up a copy of the August issue, on sale at newsstands everywhere! Today! Right now! Thank you!

5 Steps To Summer’s Hippest Upsweep


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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide got a behind the scenes look at one of Redken’s many runway look books. Guido, the haircare brand’s Global Creative Director, is given our readers a step-by-step to creating one of his favorite looks.

  1. Create a center part on damp hair using a fine-toothed comb. Allow hair to air dry.
  2. If your hair is straight, use a curling iron to add soft texture. Spray Redken’s Wind Blown 05 Hairspray throughout your mane for a dry-spun, wind-blown texture.
  3. Pull strands back into a French twist, which is a style of bun where tresses are twisted into a vertical, elongated bun; secure with as many u-shaped bobby pins as needed.
  4. Gently pull out pieces to create a more carefree texture and to release bangs if desired.
  5. Add a headband or accessory for flare.hip upsweep 2

The Wait Is Over!


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Everyone’s favorite country music drama—Nashville—is bigger, better and back! After a powerful midseason finale, we’re sure the remainder of season five will be packed with the drama, twists and music that have funs Nashville obsessed—even without Rayna James. Tear. Tune in tonight for a new episode–and fabulous new hair looks!

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!)

Get Ready To DANCE


WORLD OF DANCE -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Jenna Dewan Tatum -- (Photo by: Nino Munoz/NBC)

Brought to you by Jennifer Lopez (who used to be a Fly Girl on In Living Color!), World of Dance premieres tonight! The dance competition show features Jenna Dewan-Tatum as host, and Ne-Yo, Derek Hough and, of course, JLo herself.

Ten episodes of all those fab people with great hair? Yes, please! Tuning in, for sure!

Memorial Day


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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide honors all who gave their lives in service of The United States Of America. We remember. 

Pictured: The Nurses Memorial at Arlington Cemetery. “The heroic-size white marble figure looks out upon the Army, Navy and Air Force nurses who so valiantly earned their right to lie at Arlington. The granite statue of a nurse in uniform, sculptured by Frances Rich, honors the nurses who served in the U.S. armed forces in World War I, many of whom rest among the hundreds of nurses buried in Section 21 — also called the ‘Nurses Section.'”

5 HAIRCOLOR MYTHS—FACT OR FICTION?


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Confused about haircolor? Global Redken Artist Sean Godard weighs in on some of the most popular haircolor myths to set the record straight. (Don’t know Godard’s work? That’s his gorgeous pink hue above, on model Chloe Norgaard!)

HAIR MYTH #1: “COLORING YOUR HAIR WILL LEAVE YOUR STRANDS DRY AND BRITTLE.”
Godard: Fiction! Colored hair has more shine and condition compared to uncolored strands. Generally, the only color that will make your hair feel dry and brittle is when using a lightener to strip the color.

HAIR MYTH #2: “CONSTANT HAIRCOLORING STRIPS AWAY SHINE.”
Godard: Fiction! Constantly coloring hair the same shade over time leaves the hair shiny and reflective. This is why Redken’s Shades EQ, a demi-permanent haircolor that delivers color, shine, and condition, is our best friend.

HAIR MYTH #3: “COLOR PROTECTING SHAMPOOS DON’T REALLY DO ANYTHING.”
Godard: Fiction! Do a swatch test using color-protective versus non-color protective shampoos and the results will be apparent. The UV filters and ceramides found in the shampoo’s formula are crucial for color protection.

HAIR MYTH #4: “HAIRCOLOR ADHERES BETTER TO FRESHLY WASHED HAIR.”
Godard: Fact! Let’s kill the myth that dirty hair is better. Fresh hair will color better with more even results, better gray coverage and increased longevity. “Dirty” hair is only good if you are going to be doing a global lightening with lightener. The natural oils will help protect the scalp from being agitated from the lightener.

HAIR MYTH #5: “IF YOU WASH YOUR HAIR WITHIN 24 HOURS OF COLORING, THE HAIRCOLOR WILL FADE DRASTICALLY.”
Godard: Fiction! Once the color reaches its maximum processing time, the chemical process stops, and yes, with continued shampooing it will eventually fade, but there will be no difference between waiting three hours or waiting 24 hours post-service.

Photo: Instagram.com/@seangodard.

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