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SBH'S DAILY DOSE OF STYLE!
BANTU KNOTS TWIST-OUT!
April 25, 2017

Courtesy of the stunning Gabrielle Union-Wade…

bantu knots

Is summer here yet? We don’t mean to rush the season but when we saw this ‘gram post from actress Gabrielle Union-Wade we couldn’t help but crave warm-weather style season. And, it looks like the star is too by captioning the shot: “Dear summer hair”. So let’s dissect the style shall, we? It’s all about lush curls (courtesy of a Twist Out) and a stunning profile view on this coif. Notice how sides are parted into triangular sections that are then twisted into “knots.” But wait, there’s more! Prior to ends being tucked under each “knot” to secure, loose lengths are braided and wrapped around the base of each knot. Gorgeous!

Photo: Instagram. com/@gabunion

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SMOOTH PROFILE
April 23, 2017

It’s All In The Technique

smooth profile

This silky smooth style profile relies on methodical styling with a blow dryer and careful maneuvering with a flat iron. Here thick, freshly shampooed tresses were first primed with hair serum. Then, starting from the nape, hair was sectioned off and blown-dry using a large paddle brush. This step was repeated until hair is completely dry. Using a rattail comb, create a center part. Taking small sections, lightly spritz the hair with a heat protectant spray then use a flat iron to straighten out strands. Repeat this process throughout the entire hair.

Hair: Charlotte Mensah/Hair Lounge, assisted by Kacey Amoo; Makeup: Neusa Neves; Fashion Styling: Charlotte Mensah; Photo: Kyoko Munakata.

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NATURAL LOVE
April 22, 2017

JUST FOR NATURALISTAS!D

Whether you’ve reached your style destination or just getting started on your Natural hair journey, we’ve got your back! Sophisticate’s Black Hair’s Natural Hair special section if devoted to style and care ideas for curls, locs, twists, braids (and any other combo of Natural style inspo). The best part? Natural Hair is a special section that appears in each issue of SBH! Check it out in the May 2017 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now.

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WE’RE IN LOVE WITH LAYERS
April 21, 2017

…And So Will You!

were in love with layers

Sexy layers infuse a fabulous cut with even more personality. Re-think straight, sleek hair by skipping ultra-straight locks for tresses infused with movement and feathery texture. Collaborate with your fave hairstylist to tailor long layers specifically for your face shape and cut. You won’t regret it! #jcpsalon #InStyleAtJcp

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DIRECT FROM THE U.K.
April 20, 2017

Special Style Delivery!

direct from the uk

Bold, gold spirals are piled atop each other to create this plush profile. A soft honey beige tone was used to create the luxurious color. Then, curls were defined using a small curling wand throughout. The hair was parted on the side and smoothed to create a wave while mid-lengths and ends were teased and finger styled to perfection.

Hair: Michelle Thompson/Francesco Group, UK; Makeup: Becky Hunting; Photo: Richard Miles.

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STAR STYLE INSPO
April 18, 2017

3 Ways To Be Stylishly Fierce For Spring

star style inspo 

We can’t help but be inspired by this Instagram post from Beyoncé’s mom (a.k.a. Tina Knowles Lawson) featuring a trio of looks perfect for Spring! Get ready to take style notes…

1Kelly Rowland’s sleek, center-parted bob is both chic and casual.

2 Tina Knowles Lawson’s lengthy, layered waves are simply beautiful.

3 Beyoncé’s beaded braids are unquestionably classic yet modern.

Photo: Instagram. com/@mstinalawson

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