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The Night School Actress Is Ready To Slay!

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Ebony Beauty

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October 23, 2018

Singer Justine Skye’s Buzz-Worthy New Single

Today singer/songwriter Justine Skye shares the powerful visual for her latest single, “Build,” featuring buzz-worthy R&B newcomer Arin Ray. Through the visual, directed by Savanah Leaf, Justine commemorates October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month by sharing her own personal struggles with domestic abuse through the artistic lens: a compelling depiction of the raw emotional and physical pain that women endure everyday in toxic relationships. The video walks us through different scenarios of women, including herself, next to Grown-ish actor Da’Vinchi, that emote various tumultuous relational experiences, which are sometimes mistaken for “passion.” Each scene conveys a sense of vulnerability, in which viewers with similar experiences can relate to. Nonetheless, Justine’s message of self-love and courage is clear. As the song and video become one, “Build” is a story of overcoming and growth.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Justine Skye is dedicating the video to all victims of domestic violence. Check it out.

October 22, 2018

Janet Jackson Needs To Make More Room On Her Awards Shelf…

Chalk up another honor for music superstar Janet Jackson. The top talent is scheduled to receive the 2018 MTV EMAs “Global Icon Award” in Bilbao, Spain on November 4th. The singer is scheduled to perform a greatest hits medley at the event, including her latest single, “Made For Now.” Janet joins the ranks of previous Global Icon recipients, which includes the legendary Whitney Houston. Congratulations!

Photo: Instagram. com/@janetjackson

October 21, 2018


“My inspiration came from demonstrating haircutting and strong makeup,” details Australian hair pro Dee Parker Attwood about this look from her “Crying Game” coif collection. “This was taken from many creative sources including art and catwalks.” Shaved sides contrasted with flowing waves and blunt, brow-revealing bangs are all Hair: Deanna Parker Attwood/Wieselmann, Toorak, Australia, @wieselmann

October 20, 2018

What’s Your Curl Personality?

So you want to “go Natural” but you don’t know where to start? Unraveling the mysteries of Natural hair can be intimidating because each hair type has its own unique curl characteristics. To guide us, SBH turned to respected author and Natural Hair expert Diane Bailey (pictured here), a.k.a. “The Godmother of Natural Hair.” “The most challenging, yet beautiful Natural hair for sculpting and design are curly-coily hair types commonly known as Type 3 and the coily-kinky hair type or Type 4 hair,” she shares. For more info from hair guru Bailey on spiral styling and curl care, check out the “Decoding Your Curl Personality” story in the Oct./Nov. ’18 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now.

Ombré Braids
October 19, 2018

Stand out in a crowd with these bold and brilliant braids. Hair is sectioned off into several diamond-shaped parts and then styled into medium-sized braids. As the ebony braids fall past the shoulders, tresses transform into a icy silver-white shade. Styled by Breanna, from JCPenney Salon in Houston, TX.


October 18, 2018

Flawless Makeup Tip!

Don’t let dark circles or other complexion concerns dim your glow. Today’s makeup concealer shades and color-correcting products are geared to play up your beautiful radiance while downplaying imperfections. So how to select the right hue for you when faced with those colorful makeup corrector palettes? First, skip the “white” and “green” hues say the beauty experts at Black Radiance. Deep skin tones can opt for “orange” and “red”-hued correctors that work better with our rich complexion color ranges. Consider Black Radiance True Complexion HD Corrector in Salmon or Orange. For more True Complexion tips from Black Radiance, check out the Oct./Nov. ’18 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now!

Photo courtesy Black Radiance.

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