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From summer to fall, look beautiful no matter the season!

SBH Cover Star Tameka “Tiny” Harris gabrielle-home

Tameka “Tiny” Harris fills us in on her coif secrets!

Weave Couture weave-home

We have all the details on this romantic weave look right here.

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Add a pop of color to your mane with a beautiful burst of blonde.

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Your next Natural hair design awaits here…

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August 20, 2014


Looks like rap and TV personality—and “106 & Park” co-host—Bow Wow has a new gig. It’s been reported he’s been cast as a series regular on CBS’ “CSI Cyber.” The spinoff series from the popular “CSI” show franchise will have Bow Wow in the role of a cyber-intrusion savant who has been ordered by a judge to work with an elite law enforcement taskforce.  Will he use his cyber skillz to hack for good or evil? You’ll have to tune in and see…

August 19, 2014


Jealous yet? Don’t be! This flawless look can be yours with the right moves…Prime tresses with a heat-protectant product prior to flat ironing lengths smooth. Work in sections, dividing hair into one-inch partings to maximize on making certain each strand is silkened to perfection. Add a center part for definition and get reach for admiration to come your way.

Hair: Beverly Sade. Makeup: Sade Banks. Photo: Antonio Guerra.

August 18, 2014


Movement, texture and shape are the main objectives in this runway-inspired coif from Pivot Point International’s fall/winter 2014 “Arctic Light” collection. Modern beauty that embodies strength, which is cool and demure, yet equally magnetic was the inspiration behind the coifs crafted for the style portfolio—and this Natural silhouette certainly meets that goal. Height through the crown reaches upward even further thanks to “tufts” of hair set free. Would you wear this look?

Hair: William DeRidder. Makeup: Fredy. Fashion Styling: Marta Cebrat. Photo: Babak. All courtesy Pivot Point International.

August 17, 2014


Consider this a bonus day…Today we’re bringing you—not one—but six amazing doses of style courtesy of the fabulous sisters from TV One’s reality show “R&B Divas Atlanta!” Take your pick for coif cut, color, length and style from these fabulous women of music and television. Which one is your favorite look?

August 16, 2014


With back-to-school bells ringing, our thoughts turn to plaid. Well, actually, stylized plaid manicures (because that’s just how our brains work in the beauty biz!). Behold one of the hottest trends you’ll be seeing when Autumn leaves turn colors: a cross-hatched “plaid” mani by Butter London spotted on the runway! Silver, pale blue and gray nail colors are loosely criss-crossed against a navy base to make up this salute to the popular plaid pattern. Will you try the look?

August 15, 2014


Did you ever doubt haircolor’s ability to transform your look? Then feast your eyes on gorgeous music star Ciara’s latest mane color collaboration. The star posted this image flaunting her new deep, dark mane shade on Instagram recently and we have to say we did a double take! With a style worn long, slightly wavy and defined with a middle part, the new hue gives Ciara a very dramatic style vibe. Do you love it? Are you inspired to swap out your current mane hue for a new one?


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