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Turn up your style this season!

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Cynthia Bailey talks about her haute new hue and gorgeous mane moves.

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November 23, 2014

gorgeous texture

How’s this for a Sunday style inspiration? We’re loving the gorgeous volume and lush texture of these amazing curls! Worn loose to skim the shoulder and full to billow around the face, it’s a wonderful style to consider for all of your upcoming holiday gatherings. For more mane style ideas, check out the “Holiday Hair Celebration” special coif portfolio found in the Dec./Jan. ’15 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair. Your next mane move awaits…

November 22, 2014

instant mom

“You want to enhance what God gave you,” gorgeous Sheryl Lee Ralph shared about her beauty philosophy during her exclusive interview with Sophisticate’s Black Hair. The actress, who currently stars on Nick at Night’s Instant Mom along with Tia Mowry-Hardrict, had some terrific hair and beauty tips to share (thanks to a long, successful career in the spotlight). For more from our conversation with the star, check out the Dec./Jan. ’14-’15 issue of SBH on sale now. Looking for your copy of SBH? Click here to find the nearest location carrying our best-selling publication:

November 21, 2014

simply outstanding

Last night, beauty brand Carol’s Daughter was a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual WEEN Awards (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network), a celebration of the outstanding accomplishments of women in various areas of business and philanthropy. Over 300 influencers gathered at New York’s Helen Mills event space to honor seven powerful women: Carol’s Daughter founder/CEO Lisa Price, hip-hop legend MC Lyte, financial expert Lynn Richardson, radio personality Angela Yee, recording artist Sevyn Streeter, fitness mogul Jeanette Jenkins and filmmaker/artist Vashtie Kola. Hosted by WEEN co-founder Valeisha Butterfield-Jones and “ARISE Entertainment 360″ co-host Shannon Lanier, the WEEN Awards featured VIP presenters Cheryl “Salt” James, Gary Dourdan, Sharon Carpenter, Karen Civil, Yandy Smith, Lil’ Mama, and Aeshia Branch. Attendees were treated to Carol’s Daughter samples, while sharing personal testimonials about the brand at the “Carol’s Daughter Experience Wall” hosted by reporter Eeshe White.  Congratulations to all these outstanding sisters!

ABOVE: Gary Dourdan presents Lisa Price with the WEEN Award along with WEEN co-founder Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Sabrina Thompson and Shannon Lanier last night at New York’s Helen Mills event space 

November 20, 2014

metallic mani

Decorate yourself for the festive season…with a fantastic metallic manicure! Select from a treasure trove of gold, silver, copper and platinum polishes (like this stunning mani look courtesy of CND). Want to know how to work the metallic manicure and why these polishes are considered the “cool kid” hues? Pick up a copy of the Dec./Jan. ’14-’15 issue of SBH and turn to our “All That Glitters” feature. In it, you’ll get all the intel on how to polish your metals! Want to find the nearest spot to grab your issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair’s Dec./Jan. ’14-’15 issue? Click here:

November 19, 2014

shes golden

Music star K. Michelle is known to switch up her coif and hair color as the mood strikes. So, we’re guessing the singer was feeling bold—and went for gold—with the release of her latest single, “Maybe I Should Call.”  In the video look for the second track off her highly anticipated sophomore CD, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?, K. Michelle sports a softly layered cut detailed with a low part and kissed with a medley of honey hues. After seeing her in this hot shade, maybe you should call your colorist to get a similar shade? Sounds like a plan!


November 18, 2014

posh pompadour

Go big or go home—that’s the philosophy behind the sky-high silhouettes crafted by English hair pro Angela Plummer. Popularized on this side of the “pond” by music star Janelle Monae, this curvy silhouette would look right at home at your next holiday get together. Interested in viewing more mane variations of this fun silhouette? Check out the Going Global feature in the Dec./Jan. ’14-’15 issue of SBH (on sale now) for the rest of stylist Plummer’s pompadour coif collection.

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