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Heat Up The Summer With Haute Tresses!


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The Queen of Empire, Taraji P. Henson, shares the details on her always-stunning mane!


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Turn heads with this fab coif!


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These Honey Blonde Locks Are Gorgeous.


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Make this sassy Natural look yours.


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D.C. NATURALISTA MEET-UP!
May 21, 2015

Naturalista beauties in the Washington, D.C. area can celebrate their curls with a special meet-up courtesy of Creme of Nature! “The 2nd Annual Hair Color Crush Big Reveal” will feature four Naturalista social media stars and their new coif colors courtesy of Creme of Nature Exotic Shine Color. Enjoy live music, hair tips and fabulous giveaways (including a copy of the latest issue of SBH!) on Friday, May 29th from 7-10 PM—and see the big style and hair color reveal on social media divas Bri Hall, Gabe Flowers, Jade Kendle and Yolanda Renee! To register for the event, and get in on all the style fun, see the details below!

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POWERFULLY PRETTY!
May 20, 2015

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This dose of star style today comes courtesy of Power beauty—and birthday girl—Naturi Naughton who shows off a shapely bob style kissed with color. Her take on the classic coif begins with a side part, softly flipped bangs and gently curved edges. Oh, and did we mention the golden highlights strategically positioned to frame Naturi’s pretty face? Credit celebrity hair pro Takisha Sturdivant-Drew for this Power player look.

Photo: Instagram.com/naturi4real.

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TRESSED TO IMPRESS
May 19, 2015

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…And that is exactly what gorgeous singer Keri Hilson is doing in this Instagram post she shared with fans! A milk chocolate hue is shaped with layers to set the stage for graceful waves. Craft a similar coif by asking your stylist to add movement to your mane silhouette with long, internal layers. Then, use a flat iron to give ends curves—directing layers randomly to give the look a softly tousled effect. The result: very impressive, indeed!

Photo: Instagram.com/kerihilson.

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FROM HER LIPS…
May 18, 2015

Big announcement this weekend from one of music’s icons…In celebration of her birthday Saturday, Janet Jackson gave fans a really big present—the announcement of new music and a world tour. She delivered the gift via a Tweet with the hashtag #ConversationsInACafe which linked to a mysterious 32-second video featuring a recording studio soundboard displaying her voice levels. The video delivers the message in Janet’s voice: I promised you’d hear it from my lips. And now you will. This year. New music. New world tour. A new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.” There’s no confirmation if “Conversations in a Café” is the name of the upcoming project but Janet has been retweeting fans who used the hashtag to promote a variety of social issues. Welcome back, Janet…we missed you.

Janet Jackson was spotted attending the Gala Event during the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience last October. Loving the ponytail, Janet!

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SHARP-DRESSED MAN
May 17, 2015

As we’re all counting down the days for TV’s Empire to return for its second season—and all the great hair and fashion trends the show will inspire—we turn the style spotlight on actor/rap artist Bryshere Gray. With a role that’s all about urban cool as rap superstar “Hakeem Lyon,” we wondered where Empire’s youngest son scored some of the luxurious pieces of his on-screen wardrobe? The answer is Persevere, also known as PRSVR, an elevated lifestyle brand with its newest retail outpost located on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The brand features apparel, footwear, luggage and accessories for men, women and children. The red-hot Chicago fashion house, owned and operated by Brandon and Margaret Williamson, has also garnered support from celebrity names like NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Chris Paul, and recording artists Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Tyrese and Eve who flock to the brand for its urban design esthetics rendered in luxurious leathers and durable fabrics. “Our goal is to create stylish, yet functional pieces that complement a busy lifestyle,” says CEO Brandon Williamson about PRSVR fashions worthy of a son of Empire.

sharp dressed manActor Bryshere Gray (pictured above right, with co-star Terrence Howard) looks urban cool wearing a PRSVR leather jacket in a scene from Empire.

Photo: Chuck Hodes/FOX-TV.

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PITCH PERFECT
May 16, 2015

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From her edgy style to her flawless voice, Ester Dean steals scenes in the new film “Pitch Perfect 2” (which made its debut in theaters yesterday). “The girls are back and we’ve grown up,” Ester tells SBH about the movie’s premise. Likewise, Ester’s look for this film has also shifted. “I actually got my hair cut in a 1980s box cut,” she shares about the short style that’s so on trend this season. For more on our conversation with the multi-talented star, check out our exclusive interview in the June/July ’15 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair (on sale now!). To find the nearest location carrying our best-selling magazine click here: http://www.wheresmymagazine.com/

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