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September 2018 cover-home

Fall In Love With A New Style

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Coif Moves From Music’s Style Queen

Weave Couture weave-home

Amber Waves Appeal

Hair Color Now color-home

Playing With Platinum !

Natural Hair braids-home

Naturalista Care Guide

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August 16, 2018

This Is Us Beauty Eris Baker Knows How To Make Her Braids Pop!

This Is Us starlet Eris Baker shows us how to properly accessorize braids. The young actress has her hair in small cornrows that transition into individual braids. Each braid is layered with chunky red beads for a 70s-inspired look. Style Tip: Get similar beads from your local beauty supply or a craft store. You can add them to your hair by feeding a slew of (lightweight!) beads up one individual braid, then pull the ends of the hair up over the last bead and up to the braid. Wrap a covered elastic band around the ends and the braid to hold it together.


August 15, 2018

Insecure’s Amanda Seales Is #BlondeHairGoals!

Thinking about going blonde with your Natural hair? Look to Insecure star Amanda Seales for golden hair inspiration. The actress and comedian is always wearing her honey-blonde tresses in a variety of different styles from loose waves to statement braids to her Natural curls. Style Tip: Nothing elevates a mane quite like going blonde. Consult with your stylist on what shade is just right for you.


August 14, 2018

Jourdan Dunn Shows Off Her Fierce Summer Style…

Supermodel Jourdan Dunn knows how to wear a protective style! The British beauty has her ebony strands in long, waist-length jumbo twists. To finish the look, Jourdan added a bright yellow string around one of the twists for a pop of color. Style Tip: Follow Jourdan’s lead and give chunky, jumbo twists a try this summer! This protective style is great for low-maintenance styling on your next vacation!


August 13, 2018

JCP’s Michelle O’Connor Honored At NAHA!

Congratulations to Michelle O’Connor, from JCP in North Miami, FL, for her win in the “Texture” category of the 2018 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), the beauty industry’s most prestigious photographic beauty competition! NAHA 2018 celebrated the beauty industry’s most talented artists and recognized the technical skill, creative vision and flawless execution of individual and salon team award-winning entries. Brava!

August 12, 2018

Star’s Ryan Destiny Is Forever Hair Goals!

Ryan Destiny is all about fabulous hairstyles. Go to the STAR actress’ Instagram feed and you can see how she effortlessly flits from chin-length bobs to voluminous ponytails. Here she settles on a wavy ebony lob cut that’s parted down the middle with both sides framing her face. Style Tip: Add depth and dimension to your bob by adding subtle waves with a wand curler.


August 11, 2018

SBH Talked To The Musician & Reality Star In Our September Issue…

Erica Campbell does it all. From being a part of music duo Mary Mary, her solo career, her new docu-series We’re The Campbells, church ministry work and being a wife and mother, you wonder how she has time for it all. Sophisticate’s Black Hair spoke Erica about her reality show and all things hair in the September 2018 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair.

Erica gives us a little background about a new song, “All Of My Life,” and how we’ll get to see the work behind it on the reality show. “It’s a duet with my husband, we’re shooting a video for it and we’re performing it very soon,” says Erica about the track. “You’ll see us in the studio working on the song and how we go back and forth between husband and wife, producer and artist and even Pastor and First Lady…I haven’t released a song since last year and to release a song with him is interesting because as a producer he’s kind of tough so there’s a lot there.”

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