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September Issue cover-home

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.

Hair Color Now color-home

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

Braids & Naturals braids-home

Your next Natural hair design awaits here…

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September 1, 2014


While we’re all enjoying the last of the summer sunshine, let’s all remember that the gorgeous glow of a sun-kissed coif doesn’t depend on the season! If you want to flaunt golden highlights, like “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” reality TV star Brianna Perry, all it takes is simple phone call to your fave colorist to replicate these glimmering strands. Now, glow on girl…

August 31, 2014

naturalistaBig sister isn’t the only one stealing the style spotlight…Singer Solange Knowles can hold her own in the limelight, thank you! Our proof: this pretty portrait of the Naturalista music star snapped at the recent MTV Video Music Awards. We’re loving how Solange crafts a dramatic style profile by playing up the volume of her hair. All that’s needed to detail the look is a simple middle part. Less is definitely more when hair is worn beautifully full-bodied like this, don’t you think? 





August 30, 2014


The last official weekend of summer is upon us so that got us thinking about… a new hair cut! And, what better cut to inspire us than the classic bob—but with a few new twists like: graduated sides dipping longer at the front, softly burnished highlights positioned like a halo at the crown and sleek, brow-brushing bangs to veil the eyes. Are you ready to try this look?

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

August 29, 2014

flawlessTo close out the week, we take just one more look at the gorgeousness that is Beyoncé. Spotted on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet recently, the star looked positively radiant. From her ombre-kissed coif to her smokey eyes and nude lip makeup, we can’t help but think that Bey looks positively flawless. Don’t you agree?






August 28, 2014


Sometimes, less is more—especially when your hands and jewelry are on point!

Our proof: Check out actress Alexandra Shipp’s mani as photographed at the recent 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The star pairs a soft orchid hue (the color of the year!) with short, squared-off nails. Dark stones on her rings deliver an edgy vibe in contrast to the classically pretty mani. Do you love?

Photo by Casey Curry for MTV.

August 27, 2014


When actress Teyonah Parris stepped onto the Emmy Awards red carpet recently we couldn’t help but admire her gorgeous updo! Based on the classic topknot, the star gave the look her own spin by adding graceful twists and turns to the regal look. Craft a similar style profile by fashioning a high ponytail. Be sure to keep the base sleek with the help of edge control gel or pomade. Secure the ponytail with a covered elastic band and divide it into 2-3 sections. Working with one section at a time, twist each section and pin securely. Repeat the process until all sections are twisted and pinned into place. The result is a free-form topknot nestled at center crown. Now, go out and own that red carpet!

Photo Jason Kempin/NBC


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