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September 30, 2014


We thought so…Gorgeous waves aren’t just reserved for longer lengths. Check out this chic cut featuring structured finger-waves morphing into loose, full-boded ripples through the crown. Add a splash of gold (strategically placed on the fringe) to bring even more attention to your pretty face and we’re sure this look will be one you’ll crave this season. For more beautiful style ideas, don’t miss our Autumn collection of coifs in the “First Look At Fall” style portfolio featured in the November ’14 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now!

September 29, 2014


Who better to sing the songs of some of the top musical divas than a diva herself? Aretha Franklin, the incomparable “Queen of Soul,” will release her highly anticipated brand new studio LP Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics on October 21. The star’s unique vocal styling permeates on popular diva classics ranging from Barbra Streisand’s “People,” and Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train To Georgia,” to Alicia Keys’ “No One,” and a mash up of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and Destiny’s Child’s “I’m A Survivor,” and more. The album’s lead single is Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version).” The limited edition vinyl will be available on September 30th and Aretha will perform the single on Late Night with David Letterman tonight and the Today Show on October 3rd.

#iLoveMyHair Part 6
September 28, 2014

Fact: Our hair is beautiful!  In the sixth installment of Sophisticate’s Black Hair’s popular docu-series we continue the celebration with these words from hair fans from across the nation. Share with us your thoughts about why you love your hair then Tweet it to us @SBHMagazine, #iLoveMyHair.

#iLoveMyHair Part 5
September 27, 2014

Ready to continue the hair love fest? In part 5 of Sophisticate’s Black Hair’s docu-hair series, we meet more brothers and sisters from all parts of the country celebrating the beauty of our tresses. Tell us in the comments below why you love your hair then Tweet it to us @SBHMagazine, #iLoveMyHair.

#iLoveMyHair Part 4
September 26, 2014

Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles & Care Guide gathered Black men and women and asked them why they love their hair. In this new installment of our popular docu-hair series, meet people from across the United States who share their love for hair. Let us know in the comments below why you love your hair, and don’t forget to Tweet it to us @SBHMagazine, #iLoveMyHair.


September 24, 2014


She’s got new music and a hot look. Who are we talking about? Singer Jennifer Hudson a.k.a. JHud! We’re loving how her short cut has morphed into a myriad of styles—like this swept-back version. Make the look your own by asking your stylist to shape tapered layers and sides, leaving just enough length through the crown for versatility. Fashion a deep side part and dab on a bit of pomade through lengths. Then, use a wide-tooth comb to sweep everything off the face. Gorgeous!

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