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Fall In Love With A New Style

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Coif Moves From Music’s Style Queen

Weave Couture weave-home

Amber Waves Appeal

Hair Color Now color-home

Playing With Platinum !

Natural Hair braids-home

Naturalista Care Guide

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September 19, 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross Gives Us Simple Elegance…

Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross shows us how a simple look can still turn heads. The Golden Globe award-winning actress has her strands brushed back into a large bun. A simple pair of hoops and a purple lip draw eyes directly to her gorgeous face—thanks to the hairstyle’s chic simplicity. Style Tip: When pulling your hair away from the face, make sure you pair the style with a bold eye (or lip!) to draw the attention to your fave feature.


September 18, 2018

How-Tos For Her Emmy Awards Hair! 

At last night’s Emmy Awards, actress Taraji P. Henson dazzled on the red carpet and on stage (as an award presenter) in an exquisite floral gown and a face-framing, softly tousled braided style. “My inspiration was a whimsical fairytale which had a lot to do with the dress,” shares celebrity hairstylist Tym Wallace who crafted the star’s dazzling coif. “The dress is very detailed with flowers. So, so beautiful!”

To create Taraji’s look, Wallace relied on a key hair tools and the following mane moves. Here he shares the details…

Step 1: “I prepped her hair with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, then added mousse before using the FHI Heat Platform Nano Salon Pro 2000 hair dryer to diffuse and set the curl.”

Step 2: “I took random sections and wrapped the hair around an FHI Heat Platform 3/4 inch curling iron to define the curl pattern.”

Step 3: ‘I finished the look by creating a low messy braid, making it really textured with some face framing tendrils.”

CURL, GIRL…Celebrity hair pro Tym Wallace gets Taraji’s mane red-carpet ready with the help of the FHI Heat Platform 3/4 inch curling iron.

Photos: Taraji red carpet Todd Williamson/Getty Images courtesy of FHI Heat. Curl Girl courtesy FHI Heat.

September 18, 2018

Monica Isn’t Letting A Raindrops Stop Her From Living Her Best Hair Life!

R&B diva Monica is always switching up her looks and isn’t afraid to play with color. The singer took it a step further from her bold blonde and vibrant red manes to this eye-catching multi-hued style look. Sea green hair color melts into emerald, which transitions into lilac purple and rosy pink ends. Style Tip: Get similar mermaid-inspired hair colors by having your hairstylist customize a wig for you or dye your own strands into these bold hues.


September 17, 2018

Mary J. Blige Stuns With Her Hair In An Angled Cut!

R&B legend Mary J. Blige is always one to look to for blonde hair inspiration. The singer and actress looks edgy and sophisticated with her hair in an ombre blonde angled lob (long bob). One side is artfully tucked behind her ear, while the other is curled into loose waves that fall down the side of her face. Style Tip: When going blonde, allow the roots to grow out to create a cool ombre effect that helps you stay on trend while protecting your hair from over processing between color applications.


September 16, 2018

Five Points Star Madison Pettis Has The Silkiest Curls!

Five Points star Madison Pettis is known her voluminous mane of silky, Natural curls. The actress looks gorgeous with her milk chocolate strands framing her face and tumbling over her shoulders. The look is finished with a soft dusting of baby pink eye shadow and a coral lip. Style Tip: Glam up your look when wearing your Natural strands with a bold lip that brings the eye right up to your captivating coils.


September 15, 2018

Award-Winning Coif Collection Unvelied!

Hair is powerful tribe and master hair pro Jamal Edmonds, of Salon Lamaj In The City in Washington, DC, understands this. His creative vision spotlighting the beauty of texture won him the coveted top spot in the “Texture” category at the 2018 America’s Beauty Show Global Image Awards. Check out just one of the amazing looks from his collection here then pick up a copy of the September 2018 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair—on sale now!—to gaze at the other sensational styles from this magnificent collection.

Hair: Jamal Edmonds/Lamaj in the City, Washington, DC. Makeup: James Vincent. Fashion: Lina Classic. Photos: Nico Liev.

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