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SBH'S DAILY DOSE OF STYLE!
CELEBRATING OUR BEAUTY
January 18, 2018

Lupita Nyong’o Is Writing A Children’s Book!

Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o will be writing her first children’s book entitled “Sulwe,” (set to debut sometime in January 2019), for children between the ages of 5 and 7. “Sulwe” means “star” in Lupita’s native language Luo. The story takes place in Kenya and focuses on young Sulwe who has the darkest skin in her family, a fact that makes her intensely uncomfortable and looking for ways to lighten her skin. The young girl will go on a playful journey through the night sky to redefine her perception of beauty.

This story is important to the Black Panther actress, because she reveals she has had her own struggles with colorism growing up. Lupita has stressed that she wants this picture book to be for young children because that is the age when “you learn all the things that you spend the rest of your life trying to unlearn.” “Sulwe” may not fix all of colorisms problems, but it’s a step in the right direction for beautiful dark-skinned girls to see themselves in a positive light.

Photo: Instagram.com/@lupitanyongo

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ULTRA VIOLET
January 17, 2018

Justine Skye Is Working Her Signature Coif Color!

R&B singer Justine Skye looks stylish with her purple tresses tucked behind her ears spotted at the Diesel Black Gold show in Milan. The “Back For More” songstress looks on trend with her signature coif color—thanks to Pantone naming Ultra Violet as the “Color Of The Year!” So is it a coincidence Justine’s debut album (releasing Jan. 19th) is aptly dubbed Ultraviolet? We’ll leave that for you to ponder! Style Tip: Want to try on Justine’s hip hair hue—but don’t feel like permanently going purple? Try using extensions or wigs to get the hair hue you desire.

Photo: Instagram.com/@justineskye

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BRAIDED BEAUTIES
January 16, 2018

Trend Watch At 49th NAACP Image Awards!

Beautiful braided styles graced the red carpet at yesterday’s celebration of Black Excellence during the 49th NAACP Image Awards. Check out just some of the perfect plaits spotted very stylish celebrity sisters…

1 Yara Shahidi

2 Tracee Ellis Ross

3 Ashley Blaine Featherson

4 Logan Browning

5 Storm Reid

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BLUNT BEAUTY        
January 15, 2018

Niecy Nash Looks Flawless In A Blunt Bob

Claws star Niecy Nash debuted a new chin length bob cut at the Critics Choice Awards. The actress’ new look is a lovely departure from her usual voluminous wavy mane. No doubt we’ll see Niecy back in inches for her TV show, but we’re enjoying the length change. Style Tip: When wearing such a statement cut, make sure your makeup is on point…all the more to draw attention to your beautiful face!

Instagram.com/@niecynash1

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A SPLASH OF COLOR
January 14, 2018

Eve Looks Gorgeous With Subtle Ombre Waves

Eve looks amazing with her subtle ombre mane with the color crafted by Edmund “The Hair Boss” and styling by Angela Christine. The Talk host’s hair color starts off as a deep espresso hue before fading into a vivid violet at the ends. The color is put on further display with her hair parted down the middle and curled into defined waves. Style Tip: When playing with super-trendy balayage or ombre color (like Eve), try more of a subtle hue—like deep violet or a matte navy—to get a slightly natural look.

Instagram.com/@angelacstyles

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“PROUD MARY” STYLE     
January 13, 2018

Taraji Stuns On The Big Screen

When it comes to flaunting fierceness and style on the big screen no one does it better than actress Taraji P. Henson. For her latest movie role in the drama Proud Mary (which hit theaters yesterday), Taraji worked with celebrity hair pro Tym Wallace to bring her fierce character to life. “She’s so easy to work with, she’s super hilarious. It’s work but it’s not work because she makes it so pleasant,” details Wallace, who’s been with Taraji on three of her films. For more on-set styling info about Taraji’s look in Proud Mary, check out our exclusive convo with the celebrity hair pro in the February ‘18 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now!

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