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March 2015 cover-home

Transform your tresses this season!


SBH Cover Star Gabrielle Union gabrielle-home

NeNe Leakes dishes on her camera-ready mane and fabulous style.


Weave Couture weave-home

Turn heads with this chic style!


Hair Color Now color-home

Look fab with caramel tresses.


Natural Hair braids-home

Rock this sassy Natural look.


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SBH'S DAILY DOSE OF STYLE!
KALEIDOSCOPE COIF
March 2, 2015

kaleidoscope coif

Avant-garde color, cutting and styling techniques come together to craft this creative coif. “Strong wigs are fast becoming an accessory for any fashionista,” declares hairstylist Neville Ramsay about this look from his uniquely artistic “Kaleidoscope” hair collection. Crafted on a wig splashed with vibrant shadings, the British hair guru also shows off precision cutting skills via “shattered” layers throughout. “It’s a wig on wig collection with bold extreme color, texture and strong lines,” details Ramsay. “I was influenced by the street trends of today.”

Hair: Neville Ramsay for milk_shake using No Inhibition; Makeup by Vikky Johnston; Creative Direction & Styling: Korinne SW; Photo: Scott Spock.

CURLY & COLORFUL INSPIRATION
March 1, 2015

curly and colorful inspiration

Those spirals, that color…Singer Natalie La Rose is our hairstyle inspiration today with her amazing coif!  “Most of it is my own but I like to [use extensions] occasionally,” shared the “Somebody” singer exclusively during a recent visit with Sophisticate’s Black Hair. As for that radiant red hue, Natalie tells us, “I try not to dye it as much and when it starts to fade, I use a color rinse so it keeps the red glow to it.”

Photo: natalielarose/instagram.com

GET TRENDY
February 28, 2015

get trendy

Looking for a way to keep your hairstyle on trend? Of course you are…otherwise you wouldn’t be reading Sophisticate’s Black Hair! To help give your hair a jumpstart on the newest mane moves, we turned to celebrity hairstylists Dr. Boogie and Yancy Edwards. These mane men break down some of the easiest ways to update your style in our “10 Ways To Trend-ize Your Coif” story in the March/April ’15 issue of SBH! One favorite way to give your style a fresh feel: fabulous fringes! “Bangs are delightful and are a big hit this season,” shares star stylist Yancy Edwards. For more trend-watching info, check out the March/April ’15 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair (on sale now)! Looking for a place to find our best-selling magazine? Click here: http://www.wheresmymagazine.com/

SBH ROCKS THE BRONNER BROS. SHOW!
February 27, 2015

Day 2 of style fun at the SBH booth brought out even more stars, more beauty raffles and more free SBH sample-filled fashion tote bags…all for you! From photo booth fun to hanging out with the divas from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Fashion Queens” it was a day filled with beauty and style. Check out all the happenings on this action-packed Sunday!

SBH AT BRONNER BROS. WINTER 2015
February 26, 2015

Sophisticate’s Black Hair brought our brand of style fun to Atlanta at the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show last weekend! Celebrity guests visited, fabulous raffle prizes were won and free SBH magazines and the famous SBH sample-filled fashion tote bags were given away! Were you there? If so, check out this video and you just might see yourself! If not, check out what went down at the SBH booth last Saturday and make plans to join us at the next show…

LUPITA’S OSCAR COIF!
February 25, 2015

lupitas oscar coif

The stunning Lupita Nyong’o’s red carpet coif for the recent Academy Awards deserves a closer look. And we do just that with help from the star’s hairstylist, Larry Sims. “We went for a classic, more rounded look that played off the pearls and texture of her dress, avoiding asymmetric, angular lines and edges,” he shares about his vision for Lupita’s look. Curious about the styling moves? Here you go:

Step 1: Hair was dampened with a warm towel to soften the texture. Then Sims applied Smooth ‘N Shine Smooth Olive & Tea Tree RevivOil Wrap & Set Mousse  paired with Smooth ‘N Shine Argan Power 10 Styling Gel. He then created tiny ringlets with a small rattail comb throughout the whole head, starting at the nape of neck and moving to the front

Step 2: Sims then set hair under an attached hooded dryer for 30 minutes (or until hair is dry).

Step 3: Once completely dry, he used a large-tooth, bone comb and lifted the ringlets to break up the texture for added volume. Sims then liberally sprayed hair polish for added shine and to help smooth out any fly-aways and frizzies.

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