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February 13, 2016

romance is in the hair

With Valentine’s Day a mere 24 hours away, we’re going to pop the question: Do you know how you’re wearing your hair tomorrow? If you’re still on the prowl for some styling ideas then don’t miss checking out our special style portfolio, “Hot. Sexy. Hair” in the February 2016 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair! In it we’ve got terrific ideas (pages and pages!) for all lengths, textures and style moods—including this gorgeously curled coif! To find a copy of our best-selling Black hair magazine (on sale now), click this link to hone in on the nearest location carrying our best-selling publication:

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February 12, 2016

spring pretty

Is Winter over yet? Gorgeous model Jourdan Dunn has us thinking of flowers, warm weather and all things pretty—thanks to the Kate Spade Spring/Summer 2016 fashion campaign. In it, the top model/mother and is photographed with an eclectic group of trendsetters that celebrates the uniqueness of New York City. Pretty florals paired with stripes, colorful pieces and fun accessories make the fashion campaign a visual feast that celebrates the style of the “Kate Spade New York girl.” We especially adore how the British beauty is flaunting an oh-so-hip version of the bob that looks so right for Spring 2016. Get a similar look on the classic cut by skipping the sleekness and opting instead for a “rough dry” texture of gentle waves detailed with a center part.

Photo: Emma Summerton/Kate Spade.

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February 11, 2016

setting the pace

It seems like only a minute since superstar Rihanna’s long-awaited CD, ANTI, dropped but the singer’s new music is already setting the pace for sales and winning awards! Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman and CEO, Cary Sherman (pictured here with the star) recognizes Rihanna with two awards celebrating the singer as the first and only artist to surpass 100 million RIAA song certifications, and new album ANTI as RIAA Platinum certified. Looks like Rihanna is sitting pretty with a hit record on her hands—and she looks even more gorgeous in her inky new bob hairstyle. Worn super-sleek and detailed with a stark center part, we’re thinking Rihanna’s latest crop is a nod to her Good Girl Gone Bad days—but updated to reflect her edgier ANTI persona.

Photo: Kevin Winter/Los Angeles.

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February 10, 2016

set visit 1 In the beauty mirror…

We spent the morning yesterday with Creme of Nature turning the spotlight on the Creme of Nature Certified Natural Ingredients hair care line (fabulous fragrance, amazing conditioning!) with the help of a trio of social media beauties.

We shot some gorgeous hairstyles for an upcoming issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair featuring Yolanda Renee Ringgold (of EtcBlogMag), Jessica Pettway (of JFashionGirl87) and Jenell B. Stewart (of Kinky Curly Coily Me). Needless to say, we think you’re going to love seeing the beautiful hairstyles.…Until then, we thought we’d give you a glimpse of our on-set happenings. Big thanks to the hard work of the glam squad (celebrity hairstylist Tasheara Neshell, star makeup artist Tia Dantzler and Chicago fashion pro Jessi Sheehan) and renowned fashion photographer Ernest Collins for making the shoot so much fun! Here’s what went down…

Hair pro Tasheara Neshell crafts a coif on blogger Jessica Pettway.
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Bling things!
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Hairstylist Tasheara Neshell perfects the twist-out on blogger Renee Ringgold.
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Blogger Jenell B. Stewart gets her mane camera ready with the help of celebrity hair pro Tasheara Neshell.
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Celebrity makeup artist Tia Dantzler hard at work behind the scenes!
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Fashion photographer Ernest Collins created some amazing images for us!
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SBH teaming up with Creme of Nature on set!
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February 9, 2016

colorful coif

Leave it to trendsetting music star Justine Skye to color our (style!) world. Here, the singer shows off her love for the color purple via a smooth, blunt bob—all the better to show off the striking medley of purple tones gracing her lengths. A simple center part is all that’s needed to add definition to the look, since the color work is so stunning. Needless to say, ends are flawless and perfect.


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February 8, 2016

dramatic eyes

With Feb. 14th on the horizon, are you thinking of turning up your makeup game up a notch? If so, start with your eyes! Crafting a coordinated and dazzling eye makeup look is a cinch with the Urban Identity Shadow Trio by Black Radiance. Each compact comes with pearl, metallic and matte textures of shadows in the same color family to create a harmonious effect! (After all, you’ve got other things on your mind than figuring out which hue goes with what, right?) Use an eye shadow base primer before applying the colors for longer-lasting wear. Urban Identity Shadow Trio (available in five different trio collections) delivers tone on tone definition with intense, gorgeous textures that blend beautifully. Find Black Radiance cosmetics at CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart.

Photo courtesy Black Radiance.

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