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VISITING ROYALTY…
June 27, 2017

Chatting With Miss Black USA 2016 Tonille Watkis

Miss Black USA 2016 Tonille Watkis shows SBH some love!

Miss Black USA 2016 Tonille Watkis shows SBH some love!

As Miss Black USA 2016, we knew gorgeous Tonille Watkis had some great hair tips. After all, if you’re wearing a crown, the hair beneath it should be flawless. So when the opportunity to chat with Tonille came up on the set of her advertisement photo shoot, in conjunction with the ORS Olive Oil brand of coif care products, we asked the dancer and budding actress to share just some of her mane advice—and she was gracious enough to do so…

How did you get involved with ORS?
They are sponsors of the Miss. Black USA pageant and they actually provided a scholarship for me to pursue higher education—so that’s how it began. Ever since then, we’ve continued a relationship and now here I am!

Do you have a favorite hair care product from ORS?
Their crème moisturizer—I really love that—but also their Olive Oil Edge Control; it tames my edges, my flyaways. I love those products. Those are my staples; I use them absolutely everyday.

Tonille gets camera-ready!

Tonille gets camera-ready!

Please share your favorite hair tip with us?
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. That is my favorite tip on the planet because you can try to do as much styling as you want, but really, it’s about taking care of your hair in its most natural form when you can. Moisturizing keeps it healthy, keeps your ends healthy so they’re not breaking off

What’s your best hair tip from a pageant perspective?
Use a heat protectant product. ORS has a great heat protectant spray and I use that everyday. And whenever I have to style my hair during pageant week—there was styling going on every single day—it’s important to definitely use heat protectant on the hair…Usually I’m manipulating it everyday then I’m curling it everyday. I like to plan out my hairstyles for the week along with my outfits for the week, down to the jewelry for each outfit.

What are some of your future goals?
My future goals are definitely to continue working with the Miss. Black USA organization. As a branch of that I’ll be starting my own non-profit organization, the Tonille Simone Watkis Foundation for young artists, which will allow me to continue doing the work that I did in Cuba [when I visited the country during my Miss Black USA reign] and by providing ballet shoes to underprivileged dancers all over the world and nurturing them and giving them the resources they need to continue to have a strong art community

What is your definition of beauty?
Truth. Being able to look at yourself in the mirror and accept exactly what it is you see before you put anything on, before you’ve altered yourself. Embracing your hair texture—whatever your hair texture may be like. With the ORS’ #NoStereotypes campaign, embracing your features and what you perceive to be your flaws—that’s beauty to me. Being able to say, “I’m beautiful just as I am.”

A preview shot of Tonille’s look for the ORS ad. Gorgeous!

A preview shot of Tonille’s look for the ORS ad. Gorgeous!

For more about Miss Black USA 2016 Tonille Watkis, check out the July/Aug ’17 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now!

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5 REALLY PRETTY HAIRSTYLES
June 26, 2017

…Seen On The Scene On The BET Awards Red Carpet

From comedienne Leslie Jones’ debut as host to New Edition’s Lifetime Achievement Award to the Xscape musical reunion and Chance The Rapper’s Humanitarian Award—there was a lot happening on stage at the 2017 BET Awards show last night. But there was also a whole lot of pretty strolling the red carpet and here we call out five of the best hairstyle moves from the event…

1 Jada Pinkett Smith’s glossy bob

 

2 Logan Browning’s pinned curls

 

3 Justine Skye’s purple fishtail plait

 

4 Yara Shahidi’s flawless spirals

 

5 LeToya Luckett’s chic short cut

 

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TLC Is Back
June 25, 2017

There’s A Surprise For Their Last & Final Album

tlc is back

It’s been a long time coming—15 years to be exact—since TLC released a studio album. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas explained it was fans that urged them to release new music. And it was fans that donated to the duo’s Kickstarter-funded project, aptly named TLC, which made the album a reality. The 12-track album will also include late group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. “It’s her talking. It’s from an interview,” T-Boz revealed to E News. “It’s the essence of Lisa that you remember her for.” TLC is set for release on June 30th with the duo kicking off the “I Love The 90s: The Party Continues Tour” on July 7th.

Photo: Instagram. com/@therealtboz

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HAIR ADVICE
June 24, 2017

Mane Help We Can All Use…

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Celebrity hairstylist Jasmine Collins (that’s her pictured here flaunting a fierce short cut!)—better know by her professional moniker of Razor Chic of Atlanta—is the guest columnist for SBH’s Hair Advice column in our newest issue. And if you submitted a coif care question to be answered, you won’t be disappointed. From hair color concerns to helping mane grow, Razor Chic of Atlanta tackled it all! Check out the July/Aug ’17 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair (on sale now!) to read her “Hair Advice” guest column. Until you make it the newsstand, you can also click on the “Ask A Stylist” button on this site to check out more mane wisdom from this top hair pro!

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BRAIDED, BEADED BEAUTY
June 23, 2017

Teyonah Parris Is Summer Style Goals

braided beaded beauty

The sun, the beach, those braids! Gorgeous actress Teyonah Parris has us wishing we were there…Rocking perfect plaits adorned with cascades of beads, it’s a coif that’s both classic cool and oh-so modern. Like the look? Then keep this mind: When adorning your braids, be sure the hair jewelry you pick is lightweight…so as to avoid putting strain on those precious roots.

Photo: Instagram. com/@teyonahparris

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THIS IS…PRETTY!
June 22, 2017

This Is Us Star Susan Kelechi Watson

this is pretty

Actress Susan Kelechi Watson, seen on the drama “This Is Us,” is known to sport a variety of Natural styles on the hit NBC-TV show. Spotted just the other day at The 1 Hotel in New York City during press promotion for the show, check out Susan’s latest look—a long, sleek mane!—a definite style shift from the braids, curls and twists we’ve seen her wear previously. We think this top talent can rock any look beautifully, serving to remind us that changing our hairstyle is what makes hair fashion so much fun!

Photo: Patrick Randak/NBC.

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