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PLUSH CURLS
March 27, 2017

plush curls

Behold the reason you decided to go Natural. Amazing curls imbued with fabulous volume and texture will never fail to get you the attention you deserve. Thank hair pro Kerry Mather of KJM Salons for this plush, perfect profile showcasing the beautiful body pumped-up spirals can deliver.

Hair: Kerry Mather/KJM Salons; Makeup: Faye Campbell & Sophie Cox; Fashion Styling: Desiree Lederer; Photo: Richard Miles.

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GORGEOUS GLOW
March 26, 2017

gorgeous glow

Ever since actress Amandla Stenberg went for the Big Chop and dyed her hair golden, we couldn’t help but admire the way her hairstyles have shifted…each one prettier than the next. Here, we catch up with the star several weeks after she snipped away length and the results are gorgeous! Check out how a low part gives the cut definition while curls are shaped and arranged to perfection. Inspired yet? Yes. Yes, you are.

Photo: Instagram. com/@amandlastenberg

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SANAA ON STYLE
March 25, 2017
sanaa on style

Sanaa looking stunning on the red carpet to promote her new show, Shots Fired.

She’s a big-screen favorite (The Perfect Guy and The Best Man Holiday just to name a couple of her movie hits). Now actress Sanaa Lathan is shifting gears and bringing her talent to television in the new drama Shots Fired (FOX-TV). “I knew I had to deal with humidity,” shared Sanaa about the North Carolina filming location for Shots Fired. So, rather than put her hair through the trauma of constant styling (and re-styling) on set, she opted for a protective coif. “I’m wearing a wig on the show,” she shared. For more on Sanaa, check out Sophisticate’s Black Hair’s exclusive interview with the star in the May 2017 issue…on sale now.

Photo courtesy FOX-TV.

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Making The Cut
March 24, 2017

making the cut

Ready to rock short hair this season? Allow this hip snip to inspire you…Length through the crown, balanced by sleek sides and nape, allows for styling versatility (think feathery layers, curls). To make your move to short, begin with a salon consultation with a fave stylist to make your mane length transition a breeze. #jcpsalon #InStyleAtJcp

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5 “COOKIE” COIFS
March 23, 2017

“Empire” Queen Of Style

It looks like hit TV show “Empire” is gearing up for a phenomenal new season. If you saw last night’s premiere episode for Season 3 then you know there’s a whole lot of drama (and new music) going down—especially when it revolves around the “Empire’s” undisputed queen: “Cookie Lyon” as portrayed by actress Taraji P. Henson. Here, we salute the star’s onscreen style with five of her scene-stealing hairstyles…

1 The fierce sleek, side-parted “lob”
cookie coif 1

 

2 Flowing ringlets
cookie coif 2

 

3 The tousled bob
cookie coif 3

 

4 The casual topknot
cookie coif 4

 

5 The sexy side chignon
cookie coif 5

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OH BABY!
March 22, 2017

“Power” Beauty Naturi Naughton Reveals Pregnancy

Glowingly gorgeous…Naturi Naughton on vacation in Hawaii.

Glowingly gorgeous…Naturi Naughton on vacation in Hawaii.

Muli-talented film, TV and Broadway actress Naturi Naughton has just announced that she is expecting her first child in an exclusive interview with People Magazine. Discovering she was pregnant while filming the 4th season of hit show “Power” on Starz, Naturi tells People, “I feel like being pregnant and entering this new stage has made me stronger and more excited about life in general. Everything seems so much more purposeful.”Naturi and longtime boyfriend, Ben, are overjoyed at the opportunity to become new parents.

Naturi On Being Pregnant While Working: “They’ve been really good at keeping it on the low, but they’re also super excited,” she says of her “Power” family at Starz. “Omari [Hardwick], who plays my husband, we have kids on the show and he’s like, ‘Now you get to be experiencing motherhood in real life!’ Everyone’s been really supportive.”

Naturi On Health & Pregnancy Upkeep: “I love kale, I love strawberries and pineapples, but I’m not proud of this … I’ve been eating Cup Noodles. I really want salty, spicy things, and Cup Noodles has been really awesome. I haven’t had one since college!”

Photo courtesy Naturi Naughton.

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