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February 2015 cover-home

Transform your tresses this season!

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NeNe Leakes dishes on her camera-ready mane and fabulous style.

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Go bold with platinum blonde.

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January 30, 2015

double the style

Today’s Sophisticate’s Black Hair Daily Dose of Style is a double—courtesy of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Claudia Jordan (left) and Cynthia Bailey. Spotted at the screening of the WE-tv series  “Match Made in Heaven,” the ladies looked amazing last night and serve to inspire today’s Friday hair inspiration. We’re loving Claudia’s dark waves (worn full and swept off the face) and Cynthia’s sleek bangs (paired with smooth lengths and caramel highlights).  Both stars were among the ATL reality TV talent gracing the lively cocktail reception, held at TWELVE Hotel Atlantic Station, to preview the show that chronicles millionaire bachelor Shawn Bullard’s quest for true love. “Match Made in Heave” premieres Feb. 4  at 8pm ET/PT on WE tv.

Photo: Prince Williams/ATL Pics.

January 29, 2015

Don’t you just love her hair? Singer Natalie La Rose stopped by to visit with SBH to talk about her hot new single “Somebody” (featuring Jeremih), her musical inspirations and to give us the inside scoop on her gorgeous mane color and voluminous texture. Play this video to learn how the singer keeps her red tresses vibrant and how she achieves those radiant, lush curls.

January 28, 2015

Naturi Naughton

The beautiful Naturi Naughton stole the spotlight at last night’s 23rd annual Trumpet Awards in Atlanta. The always-anticipated event salutes accomplishments in law, medicine, business, politics, the arts, civil rights, sports, entrepreneurship, entertainment and other careers. Pure elegance!

January 27, 2015

stunning snip

Though Miss Jamaica 2014 Kaci Fennell didn’t win the crown at last Sunday’s Miss Universe Pageant, we still think she ruled in the hairstyle department with her stunning short cut! Her shiny black hair looked amazing under the stage lights worn close and softly waved—making her standout from among her competition. A low part detailed the crop while tapered sides perfectly balanced the hint of length along the crown. Craft a similar style stance with a rattail comb, edge control cream and creativity.

Photo: Matt Petit/Miss Universe.

January 27, 2015

haute ponytail

One of our go-to coifs goes runway ready in the hands of British mane man Jamie Stevens of Jamie Stevens Hair in London, England. Centered at the crown, this ponytail gets its height via a wrapped base that “props up” mane lengths high and mighty! Loose tresses are then detailed with highlights and shaped with alluring waves. For more from this chic collection, check out the Going Global feature in the Feb. ’15 issue of SBH (on sale now). Click this link to hone in on the nearest location carrying our best-selling publication:

January 26, 2015

greys day

It’s a hair shade that traditionally inspires a trip to the colorist. But when trendinistas—like music star Sevyn Streeter—get a hold of the hue, grey morphs into a must-have mane moment! Check out just how rich, hip and happening Sevyn’s lush waves look when dipped in platinum. Darker roots and brighter ends create dimension and deliver a uniquely striking effect that plays with light and shadow. 


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