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December 21, 2014

just like us

Yes, she’s a big recording star. Of course, she’s gorgeous. But singer Elle Varner isn’t immune to taming her ringlets just like the rest of us. “Curly girls know my struggle because styles last one day,” she shares with SBH. “The minute you go to sleep—your hair is crunchy and dry.” For Elle’s style solution to this dilemma (and her other coif care secrets), check out the Feb. ’15 issue of SBH on sale now. Looking for your copy of SBH? Click here to find the nearest location carrying our best-selling publication:

December 20, 2014

topknot terrific

Take the topknot to a whole new level with this inspired style! Worn high and mighty, this classic silhouette gets a dose of spice with the addition of a shot of color. The silhouette starts off with three ponytails strategically shaped and pinned into position. For more coif tips (and the mane details on how to get this look) check out the Home Styling Guide found in the Feb. ’15 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair. Tons of tips and fabulous mane ideas await you!

December 19, 2014

style skill

She never fails to look glam on the red carpet and now we know why! “I’m OK when it comes down to doing my own hair for some type of event,” confesses Disney star Zendaya. “I could definitely pull it off.” We applaud this young star’s style confidence and can’t wait to see what she has in store for us with her next appearance. For more from our conversation with Zendaya, check out the Feb. ’15 issue of SBH on sale now. Looking for your copy of SBH? Click here to find the nearest location carrying our best-selling publication:

December 15, 2014

music icon

The undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was honored by the Board of Directors of the annual Billboard Woman in Music Luncheon as the recipient of their first Icon Award! The award is given to a female artist whose music has shaped the industry. The award bestowment comes a few short weeks after the star again made history as the first female artist to have 100 hits on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts!  “Hopefully I have, and I am setting an example and standard for younger singers as both a barometer and role model as a woman and an artist,” said Ms. Franklin, pictured here with singer Ariana Grande at the event. “I would love to see younger artists involve themselves more in their communities and in civic happenings. The younger generations are our leaders of tomorrow and the future of this country will eventually rest in their hands.”

December 11, 2014

hair as art

Award-winning hair pro Charlotte Mensah delivers a coif that puts the focus on shape and texture. Miniature “Afro puffs” adorn this silhouette to give the style outstanding volume while creative partings along the crown anchor the look. This design is just one from London-based Mensah’s “2015 Feminine 70s” collection—a group of mane moves taking inspiration from iconic 70s coifs and re-imagining them into designs worthy of today’s modern divas. 

December 10, 2014

put a bow on it

In our continuing quest for simple holiday hair ideas, we bring you this pretty look courtesy of music/reality TV star K. Michelle. Here, the “Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart” singer shows off a mane move you may want to try for party season: rich scarlet waves tied up with a bow! A mulled-wine hue spiced with cascading waves (crafted with a curling wand) will attract admirers at every gathering. Top the look off with a prettily tied bow and you’ll be just as festive as the season! Hint: Opt for a headband adorned with a perfectly made pre-tied bow for styling ease.


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