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Smooth Move
May 4, 2016

shiny chic

You’re a smooth talker, you’ve got smooth moves and you know how to smooth things over–have you got the hair to match? This layered bob snip falls below the shoulders in a sleek sheet of gorgeous color (notice the amber highlights peeking through?), thanks to the style pros at jcp salon. Yes, jcp salon. Time to book that appointment, isn’t it? #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

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IT’S A DOUBLE DOSE OF STYLE
May 3, 2016

 
Sibling Style….

 

 

The Smiths tag-teamed the red carpet at last night’s The Met Gala in New York City. Willow and Jaden Smith (you know, Will’s and Jada’s kids), stepped out in fabulous fashion form. Working with the event’s theme, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” the siblings each wore stunning tech-inspired designer ensembles in black and white—Willow flaunting Chanel and Jaden rocking Louis Vuitton. But it’s their stunning loc looks that have us applauding: the brother and sister team wore their lengthy locs high and mighty! Willow accessorized her coif with a little sparkle while Jaden opted for a high-standing silhouette. Well done!

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COUTURE COIF
May 2, 2016

couture coif

It’s Haute Hair Monday!

 

 

From the talented hands of hair pro Shirley Gordon comes a lush, luxurious coif that’s the epitome of modern glamour. Endless length, cascading waves and the richness of caramel tones make this design a true entrance-making look. The contrast of a sleek crown against the beautiful volume concentrated along the ends takes this mane to a whole new level of chic.

Hair: Shirley Godon/Strands Hair Studio. Makeup: David Maderich. Fashion: Rod Novoa. Photo: Babak.

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TRENDING…BANTU KNOTS
May 1, 2016

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The Know-How On Knots

 

 

Bantu Knots are big this season. And if you want proof, just gaze on the hip hairdo as worn by young actress Amandla Stenberg in this shot. Bantu Knots are great for Naturalistas—as well as for anyone looking for a cool way to do an upsweep this season. To know how to knot, begin with damp tresses (they’re easier to work with). Your call on whether to prime tresses with leave-in conditioner or a styling cream—whichever will deliver the control and hold you’re looking for. Then, part mane in the pattern of your choice; diamond-shaped partings look cool. Taking hair sections within the partings, begin twisting strands until it begins to coil into the cute “knots” you desire. Tuck ends under and use a small hair pin if needed. The best part: When you’re done rocking these knots, release tresses for a lush, full, curly coif!

 

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Photo: Instagram. com/amandlastenberg

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Own Your Hairstyling Career
April 30, 2016

punk princess

Feeling a little…creative? edgy? cool?

 

 

Or maybe it’s all of the above, because you’re a hairstylist who can create looks like this with the snap of your fingers and the right cocktail of products. If so, you may be just who jcp salon is looking for (they’re the pros behind this fauxhawk creation). Own your styling career as a jcp salon associate, earning up to 60% commission and up to a $1,000 bonus based on performance. More? How about paid artistic training and mentoring opportunities, an associate discount, plus medical, dental, paid time off and 401K for eligible associates. Check it all out at jobs.jcp.com #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

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ROOTS! SCORE FREE TICKETS
April 29, 2016

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Chicago Advance Screening of ROOTS!

 

 

By now you’ve heard the buzz about The History Channel’s re-imaging of the classic story of ROOTS, a mini-series, scheduled to start airing Memorial Day weekend.

But, the first 50 Sophisticate Black Hair readers who click on the link below will get the chance to score free tickets to an exciting advance screening of ROOTS in Chicago on May 2nd! The screening will take place at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago.

Click on the link below to get your free tickets. We’ve only got 50 tickets to giveaway so you have to act fast. And, please be sure to arrive early as it’s first come, first served.

Here’s the link: http://www.gofobo.com/SBHROOTS

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