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OH BABY!
March 22, 2017

“Power” Beauty Naturi Naughton Reveals Pregnancy

Glowingly gorgeous…Naturi Naughton on vacation in Hawaii.

Glowingly gorgeous…Naturi Naughton on vacation in Hawaii.

Muli-talented film, TV and Broadway actress Naturi Naughton has just announced that she is expecting her first child in an exclusive interview with People Magazine. Discovering she was pregnant while filming the 4th season of hit show “Power” on Starz, Naturi tells People, “I feel like being pregnant and entering this new stage has made me stronger and more excited about life in general. Everything seems so much more purposeful.”Naturi and longtime boyfriend, Ben, are overjoyed at the opportunity to become new parents.

Naturi On Being Pregnant While Working: “They’ve been really good at keeping it on the low, but they’re also super excited,” she says of her “Power” family at Starz. “Omari [Hardwick], who plays my husband, we have kids on the show and he’s like, ‘Now you get to be experiencing motherhood in real life!’ Everyone’s been really supportive.”

Naturi On Health & Pregnancy Upkeep: “I love kale, I love strawberries and pineapples, but I’m not proud of this … I’ve been eating Cup Noodles. I really want salty, spicy things, and Cup Noodles has been really awesome. I haven’t had one since college!”

Photo courtesy Naturi Naughton.

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PATTERN PLAY
March 21, 2017

pattern play

Beautiful curls, coils and “knots” adorn this high-style profile! A flexi-rod set creates the ringlets that are then pulled apart with a bit of serum to coax out the volume. Next, triangular partings and creative twisting fashion the chic Bantu Knots you’re admiring here. Priming hair with mousse prior to forming the knots helps to secure the these tight coils.

Hair: Renee Hall/Natural Trendzetter, Atlanta, GA; Makeup: K. Tyler; Photo: Jonathan Martin/www.ijonathanmartin.com.

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CROWN YOURSELF
March 20, 2017

crown yourself

Who needs a flower crown when a braided crown looks this beautiful? Hair pro Dana Townsend Porter began by fashioning spirals with a large-barreled curling wand then hand blending to craft the tousled texture. Next, she detailed these flowing ringlets with a fishtail plait nestled across the brow. The effect: a “tiara” fit for the goddess that you are!

Hair: Dana Townsend Porter/Flawless Studios, New Castle, DE; Makeup: Kymani Hairston; Photo: Don Pittman/www.mrdonphotos.com.

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RED HOT!
March 19, 2017

red hot

Still on the bubble about opting for a red-hot hair hue this season? Allow us to make a case for scarlet with this flowing, fabulous style created with extensions! You’ll get all the benefits of flaunting one of this season’s hottest hair hues—without color touching a hair on your head! Here, lengths are razor cut to achieve the light, feathery effect while a curling wand and finger blending shapes up the silhouette. Want? Yes!

Hair: Demestress Valentine/D’Signs Unlimited Beauty Studio, Crofton, MD; Makeup: Maliki C.; Photo: Jonathan Martin/www.ijonathanmartin.com.

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IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY ISSUE!
March 18, 2017

birthday issue

The big 33rd Anniversary issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair—our May 2017 issue—is waiting for you! We’ve filled it with lots of hairstyle ideas, the results of our annual Readers’ Poll for the “10 Best-Styled Women of 2017,” great products for the winning in our “Gift of Beauty” feature and so much more! Check it out here then make plans to grab your copy today. It’s all in the May ’17 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now.

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Cool Curls
March 17, 2017

love-your-curls

Thinking about amping up your syle factor? Try adding a splash of color, just like the pros at jcp salon did with this silhouette. A deep burgundy hue concentrated in the bang area adds just the right cool quotient. #jcpsalon #InStyleAtJcp

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