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The Empire Star Grace Gealey Rocks This Season’s Hottest Cut!


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Trending: Short Silhouettes


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Score These Chestnut-Hued Manes


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Your Curly Coif Guide


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COUTURE COIF
February 21, 2017

couture coif

When is a partial upsweep more than just a simple ‘do? When in the hands of the talented Project X Team of Craig Chapman Hair Design, this coif portfolio favorite is transformed into a couture coif. Playing up texture and exaggerating the volume is key to giving this style it’s high-fashion profile. Love it!

Hair: Project X Team/Craig Chapman Hair Design; Makeup: Elizabeth Rita; Fashion Styling: Kate Jeffery; Creative Director: Craig Chapman; Photo: Barry Jeffery.

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Dark and Lovely’s Big Birthday Bash
February 20, 2017

45 And Stylishly Fierce!

Actress Teyonah Parris, Dark and Lovely Au Naturale brand ambassador…looking lovely!

Actress Teyonah Parris, Dark and Lovely Au Naturale brand ambassador…looking lovely!

Dark and Lovely, the brand that caters to the hair care and styling needs of women of color, celebrated the kick-off of its 45th Anniversary with a commemorative event in New York City! The brand was introduced 45 years ago as the first hair color product formulated specifically for African- American women. Now, decades later, Dark and Lovely has grown to include a complete collection of deep conditioning treatments, shampoos, fade-resistant hair colors, relaxers, stylers and a full line of products specifically designed for naturally curly hair, Dark and Lovely Au Naturale.

“I am thrilled to be able to help Dark and Lovely celebrate their 45th anniversary and I am so excited to be the newest brand ambassador,” said actress Teyonah Parris, Dark and Lovely Au Naturale brand ambassador. “I grew up using Dark and Lovely products and I’m so proud to be able to represent the brand as an ambassador. It is a privilege to celebrate this significant milestone during Black History Month.”

“To have 45 years of excellence, to have 45 years of beauty, to have 45 years of empowerment – that’s what Dark and Lovely is,” said actress/singer Demetria McKinney, who hosted the event and also serves as a Dark and Lovely brand ambassador. “To be a brand ambassador for this brand has been an awesome, awesome journey!”

As part of the Young Women with a Purpose Project, and in partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation, the brand also awarded five dynamic students with scholarships totaling $10,000 and assigned them to L’Oréal USA senior-level executives, who will serve as mentors throughout the school year.

In this anniversary year, Dark and Lovely has also launched two new collections: Dark and Lovely Color Gloss Ultra Radiant Color Crème (a no-ammonia natural-looking hair color infused with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Pomegranate, that gives natural looking color, while delivering a glossy shine) and Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Clumping Curl Clay Cleanser and Clumping Curl Crème Gel (a care and styling duo formulated with Coconut Oil and Argan Oil, to help define naturally curly hair and reduce frizz).

“Reflecting back on the past 45 years fills me with tremendous pride,” says Erica Bowen, Senior Vice President, Marketing, L’Oreal USA Multi-Cultural Beauty Division. “This brand has been a staple within the African American community; and we are proud to have established a long-lasting, trusted relationship with our core consumer. While we celebrate Dark and Lovely’s rich heritage, we’re excited to continue to elevate the brands innovation and offerings to meet the growing needs of women of color.”

Dark and Lovely celebrated their 45th Anniversary and new product launches with actress and singer Demetria McKinney during a special event in New York City.

Dark and Lovely celebrated their 45th Anniversary and new product launches with actress and singer Demetria McKinney during a special event in New York City.

Photos: Joe Chea.

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Sophisticate’s Black Hair On The Scene: Bronner Bros. Show
February 16, 2017

If you missed Sophisticate’s Black Hair at the recent February 2017 Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show then you missed out on a whole lot of fun…and style! Celebrity guests (including surprise stars popping in to say “hi”), fabulous raffle prizes, freebies (SBH magazines, SBH tote bags!) and meeting up with our hair show friends made it a weekend to remember. See what we mean here…

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STYLISH FUN WITH SBH!
February 15, 2017

The Sophisticate’s Black Hair booth was the place to be during the February 2017 Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show! Show attendees scored free SBH magazines, the most-wanted SBH product-filled fashion tote bags, met fave celebrities and won big with amazing raffle prizes (courtesy of the hair care companies who teamed up with us!). See for yourself all the fun we had…and make plans to join us at the next show!

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY BEAUTIES!
February 14, 2017

We just want to say…We love you!

happy valentines day beauties

On this day for celebrating love, we can’t help but send out a style Valentine to Sophisticate’s Black Hair readers. Without you, there wouldn’t be us..So have a Valentine’s Day as beautiful as you are.

Muah!

Hair: Deen Fashola; Stylist: Deen Fashola & Michelle Sultan; Make-Up: Marina Belfon-Rose; Photo: Didyer Zarate.

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WE LOVE ATL!
February 13, 2017

Until Next Time Hair Show Beauties…

 

Today is the last day to join Sophisticate’s Black Hair at the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show in Atlanta before we head home with our style-filled memories (insert sad-face emoji here)! Over the weekend, show attendees won amazing raffle prizes, walked away with free makeovers, chilled with fave celebrities and met our gorgeous SBH models…and you still have time to do the same! Check us out at booth #431 this morning and show your favorite Black hair magazine some love! We’re taking one more turn around the show floor to visit our hair show friends and to take in some stylish sights…

↓ “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” star Demetria McKinney met with fans at the SBH booth.
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↓ Towanda Braxton made a quick stop to say hello to SBH readers at out booth.
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↓ Singer Keyshia Cole spent time with fans at the SBH booth yesterday.
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↓ Wow! Check out her stunning coif color!
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↓ Celebrity hairstylist Terrence Davidson met with hair fashion fans!
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