STAR ON THE HORIZON
September 17, 2014
Blue Note Records artist Kandace Springs will release her self-titled debut EP on September 30 and will perform the EP’s first single, “Love Got In The Way,” when she makes her national television debut on “Late Show with David Letterman” on Friday, October 3. Drawing on R&B, hip-hop, jazz, pop, and Latin music, Kandace’s four-song EP showcases her knack for merging old-school values with fresh and innovative styles. Will you give her a listen?
September 16, 2014
Music star Nicki Minaj knows how to “work” a crowd: she just simply strikes a stunning pose wearing fabulous fashions, marvelous makeup and haute hair, like in this portrait she posted on Instagram! Here the star stuns in a full-bodied partial upsweep featuring a sleek crown and crimped lengths. Got the attitude but don’t have the length? Make this look your own with the help of clip-in extensions or a drawstring ponytail!
September 15, 2014
Hair pro Jeralyn Cureton, of Jae’s Place in Port Huron, MI, presents a Natural look that’s perfect for showing off a beautiful face. These charming coils were done meticulously with the help of a rattail comb’s pointed end. “I took it strand by strand until the look was complete,” she details. For more magnificent Natural style options, check out the “Braids & Natural” mini magazine found in each issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair.
September 14, 2014
Mane pro Joan Dellavalle, of Perth’s Ebony & Ivory Hair Salon, is an Australian stylist who knows how to give classic shapes a new spin. Witness how she gave this bob added shape and form by pinning, tucking and curling lengths. An off-center part adds definition to the style profile that’s sure to get you noticed. For more of Joan’s work, check out the “Going Global” feature in the Sept./Oct. 2014 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair (on sale now)!
HERE’S A TIP!
September 13, 2014
Fashion designer lon Livné’s Spring 2015 collection was inspired by the postmodern architecture of Michael Havemeyer and underwater creatures. The collection featured fashions detailed with sculptural techniques, neoprene and chiffon fabrics in shades of lavender, grey, black and silver. Lead manicurist Holly Falcone played off the architectural designs of the collection and futuristic feel, creating a pointed almond shape nail with a glittered silver tip and thin white line. “Lines and shapes will definitely be a huge trend to watch for spring 2015,” says Falcone.
September 12, 2014
Ready to shine like the diva you are? We thought so! Begin with a look-at-me hue like this platinum blonde shade. Then, opt for the ultimate short snip featuring tons of layers directed upward to peak at center crown. For more mane style inspirations for the new season, check out the “Autumn Mane Must-Haves” special style portfolio in the Sept./Oct. 2104 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now!