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BANTU BEAUTY
September 22, 2017

From Runway To Reality

You never know when inspiration will strike…This beautiful Bantu Knot style, spotted at a hair/beauty show, can be the start of your new-season look or special-occasion coif! Precise parts, mini braids and color-kissed ends all contribute to this style’s stunning effect. One way to get it? Enlist the creativity and the skills of the team at JCPenney Salon to deliver your next mane move. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle

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NEW SEASON Chic
September 21, 2017

Kelis’ New Cut!

Getting a new look for the new season is a rite of passage all fashionistas have gone through…including those more famous among us! Check out music-turned-cooking star Kelis sporting sexy curls snipped short and pumped up with volume! We’re also loving the deep, rich chocolate hue that infuses the style with another level of gorgeousness. Ready to make that salon appointment?

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MOMMA HAS A NEW GIG
September 20, 2017

…Look Who’s The Newest CoverGirl!

Little Riley Curry may be making a cameo appearance with her dad (and NBA star) Stephen Curry in the latest Infiniti car commercial but her Mom has something new cookin’ too! It’s just been announced that Ayesha Curry is the newest CoverGirl to rep the beauty brand.

“My philosophy is all about seeking joy and creating balance in life. I’ve shared a lot about how I do this with food, family and faith and now, through my partnership with CoverGirl, want to share how makeup helps create those moments of happiness, confidence and self-expression,” says Ayesha. The mom of two—who also happens to be a Food Network star, chef, parenting guru and best-selling author—will be making her CoverGirl brand debut in the campaign for the new Peacock Flare Mascara launching in November.

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THE NEW MANI
September 18, 2017

Nail Art Gets Graphic

Nail art fans know the power of a well-crafted mani…especially one where the nails themselves become a work of art. Opening Ceremony, known for their unique approach to clothing, didn’t disappoint for their Spring/Summer 2018 collection presented at the recent New York Fashion Week. One manicure look we love (and one you’ll be seeing more of for Spring ’18 trends): a chic checker design. LeChat Lead Nail Artist Naomi Yasuda opted to do a small black and white checker on the tips of nails. The look was created using LeChat Dare to Wear in Black Velvet and Flawless White nail colors. “I chose these colors because they are not primary colors but are neutral. The checker on the tip supports the nail and gives it character without taking over,” said the nail pro. Gorgeous!

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TREND WATCH
September 17, 2017

“Every Woman Has A Story”

During the recent New York Fashion Week, the hair spotted at fashion designer Tracy Reese SS’18 presentation was inspired by the message that “Every Woman Has A Story”—and featured a mix of models alongside real women. During the presentation, the women each shared what made them unique, what they believed in or what inspired them. The beauty look embraced individuality enhancing each woman’s multifaceted personality. Here an understated blowout, created by show hairstylist Bok-Hee for Cantu, makes use of coif texture while presenting a simple yet wearable silhouette. Here’s how to get the look:

Step 1: Start by spraying roots and lengths of hair with Cantu Refresh Dry Co-Wash for a clean, conditioned base.

Step 2: Next, spray hair with a heat protectant and blow hair out smooth using a round brush.

Step 3: Once hair is smoothed out, use a 1 ½ inch curing iron to create subtle curls at the lengths. When finished, loosen up the curls with your fingers for a subtle wave.

Step 4: Lastly, mold hairline around the part and face to stand up slightly lightly with a strong-hold edge gel.

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CROWNING GLORY
September 16, 2017

Queen Latifah’s STAR Styles

She knows her way around the beauty mirror, for sure! And with the second season of the hit FOX-TV show STAR gearing up (September 27th to be exact!), we can’t wait to see the style moves Queen Latifah will be sporting on the small screen as salon owner/stylist “Carlotta Brown.” Until then, check out our special look book featuring just some of Queen Latifah’s awesome styles in the September ’17 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now. (Get it while it’s still available!!)

Photo: Jason Bell/FOX.

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