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December 11, 2018

Who Says The Guys Can’t Be Haute…

Taking inspiration from the classic High-Top Fade, this finalist look from the 2018 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), in the “Mens Hairstylist of the Year” category, is all about playing with shape and proportion. Hair pro Jamie DiGrazia takes sharp lines and clean angles to new heights on this cut crafted for the high-fashion male.

Photo: courtesy NAHA.

December 10, 2018

Double The Chic With A Different World Stars…

Before Grown-ish showed us what went down for Black brothers and sisters on campus, there was A Different World. The hit sitcom gave primetime a fun look at college life and starred a talented cast, including Jasmine Guy in the role of sorority Southern belle “Whitley Gilbert” and Cree Summer Francks as free-spirit student “Winifred ‘Freddie’ Brooks.” Here, the two stars meet up once again and we’ve got to say their glam game is fire with Jasmine (left) sporting off-the-face waves and Cree flaunting twin plaits topped off with a cool hat. Looking good ladies!

Photo: Instagram. com/@iamjasmineguy

December 9, 2018


The Actress/Singer Scores Another Award…

Among the honorees for Urban One’s inaugural Urban One Honors Awards Show is singer/actress Brandy Norwood. The award was developed to acknowledge and honor individuals or organizations that have made an extraordinary impact on society and culture. Set to be held today at The Anthem in Washington, DC, the show will be hosted by comedian DL Hughley. Brandy is set to receive the Excellence Award along with Urban One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes.

Other honorees this year include: rapper/producer, Jermaine Dupri, Living Legend Award; fashion stylist, June Ambrose, Fashion Icon Award; singer, Teyana Taylor, R&B Impact Award; media mogul, Tom Joyner, Lifetime Achievement Award; gospel artist, Marvin Sapp, Inspirational Impact Award; former NFL player, Doc Walker, Sports Legend Award; activist/columnist Shaun King, Social Change Agent Award; music executive, Benny Pough, Record Executive of the Year Award; Congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Public Servant Award; singer, Jade Novah, Viral Sensation; principal, Dr. Nadia Lopez, Education Maven; and actor, Rotimi, Generation Next Award.

Marvin Sapp and K-Ci of Jodeci are set to perform, with LA Reid, Da Brat, Bryan Michael Cox, Ray J, Roland Martin and Q Parker among the presenters. Congratulations to all the deserving honorees!

December 8, 2018

This Happy Together Star Reveals Her No-Fail Hair Move…

Actress Amber Stevens West, who stars on the CBS-TV hit show Happy Together, is a no-fuss beauty…especially when it comes to her hair! “I am addicted to my clip-ins,” shared the star during her exclusive interview with SBH. “I just clip my weave right in like I do everyday in my real life.” For more hair and beauty tips from this gorgeous star, check out the Dec/Jan ’19 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now!

Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

December 7, 2018

Monica Stuns In Scarlet…

Music star Monica has rocked a rainbow of mane shades but we think she looks especially stunning in this deep red hue. The color is not too bright, not to dull…it’s just right for getting the attention it deserves. Wear the hue on lengthy, wavy tresses like Monica shows us here. Or, try the hue on a cute short cut. The results will be equally as stunning. Inspired yet?

Photo: Instagram. com/@monicabrown

December 6, 2018

Ryan Destiny’s New Coif Color …

If you’re a fan of the FOX-TV STAR, then you know there was a whole lot of drama on last night’s Fall finale—including a major mane change! Check out gorgeous Ryan Destiny flaunting a bold blonde hair color for her solo turn in the spotlight. Dark roots contrast with bold gold waves on this unexpected style shift that’s both haute and cool.

Photo: Instagram. com/@ryandestiny

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