November 28, 2014
With its curved edges, sleek texture and classic shape, this flawless silhouette will guarantee you’ll be the center of attention. The key to pulling off this sensational silhouette: a precision cut. Look for a mane pro who can deliver a silhouette that skims your brows while grazing the cheekbone on one side and revealing the earlobe on the opposite profile. Keep the texture silky…all the better to show off the cut’s lines.
November 27, 2014
On this special day dedicated to gratitude, Sophisticate’s Black Hair wants to take this opportunity to shout out our gorgeous readers (without you there wouldn’t be us!), creative beauty professionals (hairstylists/barbers, makeup artists, models, fashion pros, photographers—who craft stunning images like this one showcased here), talented writers (who inspire with your words) and our valued advertisers (who create the fabulous hair care products and tools we all need to enhance our beauty)…Thank you for being there for us!
MUSINGS OF A QUEEN
November 26, 2014
Fans of the “The Queen Latifah Show” found out the syndicated daytime talk fest will be going off the air via a letter Queen Latifah posted on Facebook dedicated to herself—and her staff and crew. The post read, in part: “This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.” Original shows of “The Queen Latifah Show” will continue to air through March 2015.
AFRO HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR!
November 25, 2014
Charlotte Mensah of London’s Hair Lounge proved she really is the stylist you need on your speed dial as she was named Afro Hairdresser of the Year for the second consecutive year last night at HJ’s 30th British Hairdressing Awards. Lauded for her photographic collection inspired by the 70s that fused different textures and finishes with a powerful feminine vibe (we show just one look from the collection here), Charlotte has shown once more that she is one of the most sought-after and visionary stylist in Afro hairdressing today. “Words cannot describe how it feels to win Afro Hairdresser of the Year for the second time. I really pushed the boundaries this year and wanted to celebrate all of the unique textures of Afro hair in my collection. It’s just an awesome feeling,” said the talented stylist. Brava!
PENCIL IT IN
November 24, 2014
The epic family battle begins when the powerful new drama Empire debuts, with limited commercial interruption, on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox-TV. From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious”) comes a drama about a family dynasty set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power. Featuring music by prolific producer Timbaland, the series stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (“No Good Deed,” “Person of Interest”). We loving seeing these two stars together on the screen again. And, with music and glamour on the table? Pencil us in!
November 23, 2014
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…