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Tameka “Tiny” Harris fills us in on her coif secrets!

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September 21, 2014


Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend teamed up with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lee Ann Womack in Nashville CMT Crossroads: John Legend and Lee Ann Womack which premieres Friday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on CMT. The two artists, who met for the first time on stage at rehearsal, performed together as if they have been friends for years. The stars merged their R&B and country styles on songs including John Legend’s “All of Me” and “Green Light,” and Womack’s CMA Single of the Year Award winners “I May Hate Myself In The Morning” and “I Hope You Dance.”  John Legend also performed his latest single “You and I (Nobody In The World)” and Lee Ann Womack played the title track from her upcoming album “The Way I’m Livin,” arriving in stores next week.

September 20, 2014


Calling all Charlotte-based Naturalistas! Grab your girlfriends and make it a night of style to celebrate your beautiful Natural coifs! On Tuesday, September 23rd (from 6PM to 10PM) Luster’s You Be-Natural will be throwing a Naturalista Beauty Night at CenterStage@NoDa in Charlotte, NC. Enjoy mini makeovers, swag bags, music and get in the know about the best new products to nurture your Natural! Check out the details here and don’t forget to RSVP to reserve your spot in this special evening of style! See you there!

September 19, 2014

Music group Jagged Edge is back on the scene and they’re just as sexy as we remember them! The R&B heartthrobs (who have seven studio albums and countless Grammy award nominations under their belt) stopped by SBH’s Chicago office to talk about their upcoming album J.E. Heartbreak—due out Oct. 27! Check out the video to see what hairstyles impress these fellas…

September 18, 2014


We’re serving up a little spice with today’s SBH Daily Dose of Style thanks to music star Keyshia Cole! The singer/reality TV star posted this gorgeous shot on Instagram featuring her amazing new scarlet coif shade. Look closely and you’ll notice that this isn’t just one hue—these red shades range from bright scarlet to deep cayenne. Luxe waves are the perfect textural touch to this red-hot coif, don’t you agree?

September 17, 2014


Blue Note Records artist Kandace Springs will release her self-titled debut EP on September 30 and will perform the EP’s first single, “Love Got In The Way,” when she makes her national television debut on “Late Show with David Letterman” on Friday, October 3. Drawing on R&B, hip-hop, jazz, pop, and Latin music, Kandace’s four-song EP showcases her knack for merging old-school values with fresh and innovative styles. Will you give her a listen?

September 16, 2014


Music star Nicki Minaj knows how to “work” a crowd: she just simply strikes a stunning pose wearing fabulous fashions, marvelous makeup and haute hair, like in this portrait she posted on Instagram! Here the star stuns in a full-bodied partial upsweep featuring a sleek crown and crimped lengths. Got the attitude but don’t have the length? Make this look your own with the help of clip-in extensions or a drawstring ponytail!

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