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Turn up your style this season!

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Tracee Ellis Ross talks about her hair and new show, Black-ish.

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Elevate your mane with red-hot locks.

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We have a fabulous Natural hair design for you.

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October 29, 2014


Looking more gorgeous than ever is Sophisticate’s Black Hair November issue cover beauty and star of the ABC-TV comedy “Black-ish” Tracee Ellis Ross in this Instagram shot she posted recently. And we can’t blame her for dressing up with some wow-worthy jewels since it’s her birthday today! The stunning star is blowing out 42 candles on her b-day cake and we’re wishing her a day as fabulous as she is!

October 28, 2014


For those fans eagerly awaiting new music from superstar Nicki Minaj’s—your wait may just be over. The multi Platinum, Grammy nominated, Hip Hop heavy weight is set to premiere her newest single “Only” (featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown) today! The single comes Off of Minaj’s highly anticipated third studio album The PinkPrint. “Only” was produced by Dr. Luke, Cirkut and J Mike. But wait, there’s more…As for that new CD, The PinkPrint will be released December 15th via Young Money/Cash Money Records.

October 27, 2014

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Just because it’s Monday…We’re bringing you double the style power today to boost our mane inspiration for the remainder of the week. Here to inspire us are two gorgeous stars with great style swagger and the same name (sort of): 106 & Park co-host Keshia Chante and singer Keyshia Cole. Television co-host Keshia Chante flaunts caramel waves detailed with a low part while reality TV diva and singer Keyshia Cole goes bold with a red-hot partial upsweep. Which look are you feeling?

October 26, 2014


Behind-the-scenes can be pretty and fun…especially when surrounded by friends! We adore this dressing room Instagram shot posted by singer/actress LeToya Luckett  (showing off her sexy pout) surrounded by (left to right): celebrity makeup artist A.J. Crimson, star hairstylist Larry Sims and gorgeous actress Alexandra Shipp. Soooo cute!

October 26, 2014


We love looking back through old photos…and so does apparently some of your fave stars—like “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss who posted this fun shot on Instagram recently. Here, Kandi poses with Tiny Harris during their Xscape music group days. The photo was taken during the filming of the music video for the single “Run To The Arms.” Gorgeous then, gorgeous now!

October 24, 2014


We’re really feelin’ music star Ciara’s deep, dark tresses (as shown in this Instagram portrait posted by the star recently).  Worn long—sometimes sleek, sometimes wavy—the singer details the coif with a precise middle part. The result: a coif that frames her gorgeous face beautifully. How about you? Do you like the singer with her ebony tresses just as much as we do?

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