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Sparkle On, Angel!
December 4, 2016

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This holiday season, Victoria’s Secret introduces the highly anticipated 2016 Bright Night Fantasy Bra. Victoria’s Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes will wear the Fantasy Bra for the first time on runway in the “Bright Night Angel” section at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs tomorrow (Dec. 5th, at 10/9 Central on the CBS Television Network). The Bright Night Fantasy Bra was designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by celebrated jewelry designer Eddie Borgo and hand-crafted with jewels by AWMouzannar. Valued at $3 million, the 2016 Bright Night Fantasy Bra is adorned with over 9,000 precious gems, handset with diamonds and emeralds in 18-karat gold on a custom Beautiful by Victoria’s Secret bra. The bra took over 700 hours to create and weighs more than 450 carats.

Photo courtesy Victoria’s Secret.

 

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THE ALWAYS STYLISH FIRST LADY
December 3, 2016

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It’s safe to say First Lady Michelle Obama’s style during her White House years will forever remain classics. A perfect example is this photo taken of Mrs. Obama with President Obama on Feb. 21, 2010 during the Governors Ball held in the East Room of the White House. Mrs. Obama’s soft bob looks just as great then as it could now—thanks to the cut’s timeless lines. You’ll find more of the First Lady’s mane moves in the Dec./Jan. ’16-’17 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair. But you’ve got to hurry, this special collector’s edition of the magazine will soon be making way for a brand new issue of SBH. So if you adore Mrs. Obama’s trendsetting style story, you’ll want to grab this issue before it’s gone. To find a copy of SBH, click this link to hone in on the nearest location carrying our best-selling publication: http://www.wheresmymagazine.com/

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

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YES…IT’S JHUD!
December 2, 2016

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More proof of the image-transforming power of hair…Check out singer/actress Jennifer Hudson rocking big, blonde tresses for her role in “Hairspray Live!” The Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy award-winning performer will slip on this blonde wig and take on the role of record store owner and social activist “Motormouth Maybelle” in the highly anticipated television broadcast. Set in 1962, “Hairspray Live!” is a bold, new television production of the iconic Broadway musical and hit film. Broadcasting live in front of a studio audience from the Universal Lot in Los Angeles, CA, the show airs on NBC-TV this Wednesday (Dec. 7) at 8PM ET/7PM CT.

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MODERN GLAM MODE
December 1, 2016

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Gorgeous “Power” star Naturi Naughton kicks off the new month with a red carpet mane move we just can’t help but adore! The actress opts to wear her signature bob cut sleeker, softer and detailed with a low part…all the better to set free the cut’s long perimeter layers. It’s the perfect mane move to make for effortless glamour…on the red carpet or for the upcoming holiday parties!

Photo: Instagram. com/@naturi4real

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3 Rules For Sleek Style
November 30, 2016

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Free-flowing and fabulous, craft a similar mane move like this on longer lengths by flat-ironing tresses smooth. Whether done on Natural lengths, relaxed or texturized, these three heat-styling rules apply:

Rule 1: Protect. Be sure to prime tresses with a heat protectant spray to “shield” hair against the heat applied.

Rule 2: Section mane. The key to a flawless flat-ironing session is in the prep. Separate mane into 1-2 inch sections prior to flat ironing. Secure hair sections you’re not working on with a duckbill clip so they’ll be out of the way.

Rule 3: Select the right heat setting on your flat iron. Your hair’s texture, length and condition will determine the best heat for styling…and that temperature may not necessarily be the highest setting. Use caution.

Photo courtesy Niwel Beauty.

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COLOR SPLASH!
November 29, 2016

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A rainbow of beautiful hues play nice on these free-flowing waves! Set against an onyx base, the vibrant mane shades are illuminated to create a colorful crown befitting a queen of style. Thank UK hair pro Anne Veck for this mane moment worthy of a walk down the runway.

Hair Anne Veck, assisted by Michelle Mhlanga & Jowita Przybylo/Anne Veck Salons; Makeup: Ewa Pietra; Photo: Barry Jeffery.

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