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Hair Shows 2013

SBH'S DAILY DOSE OF STYLE!
PONYTAIL TUTUORIAL
July 22, 2014

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Temperatures are soaring so what better way to keep your style cool than the classic ponytail? But we’ll do you one better by having music star Nicki Minaj as our muse today (check out the haute ponytail look she posted on Instagram recently here)! Get a similar posh ponytail look by keeping these tips in mind: keep crown and hairline sleek with edge control product, always use a covered elastic band to secure your ponytail and brush your ponytail’s length smooth with a boar-bristle brush. No length? No problem! Opt for a clip-on hairpiece to score the look instantly!

SO INSPIRING
July 21, 2014

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Leave it to singer/actress Kelly Rowland to be our Monday morning style inspiration in this selfie she posted on Instagram. We don’t know which we love better: the accessories (that watch, those sunglasses), the cool attitude or the lush, gorgeous curls. We’re gonna go with the curls! Beautifully defined, these ringlets frame the face perfectly with wonderful texture and body. Inspired to put that flat iron down? We thought so!

DRAMA ON THE SET!
July 20, 2014
(Pictured left to right): April Parker-Jones, Amanda Clayton, Zulay Henao, Heather Hemmens & Edwina Findley from Tyler Perry's "If Loving You is Wrong."

(Pictured left to right): April Parker-Jones, Amanda Clayton, Zulay Henao, Heather Hemmens & Edwina Findley from Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You is Wrong.”

With a diverse cast and storylines ranging from heartfelt to scandalous, the new sexy, sleek drama from Tyler Perry, “If Loving You Is Wrong,” takes viewers into the lives of a group of husbands, wives and friends that live and love in the same middle class neighborhood.  On the surface they are true-to-life, relatable people—raising children, working jobs, finding and maintaining romance—but just below the veneer of happiness, their lives are entangled by heartbreak, deceit and lies that threaten to destroy everything. “If Loving You is Wrong,” premieres on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Tuesday, September 9 with two back-to-back, one-hour episodes from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT. Are you tuning in?

Photo by Jeremy Cowart/courtesy of OWN.

HAUTE & HIP
July 19, 2014

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Who knew Summer’s go-to hairstyle could look so sophisticated? Actress Tia Mowry certainly knew how hip and haute a ponytail can be when she posted this slicked-back version on Instagram just before heading out to an event. Worn smooth at the crown, this ponytail affords the star the movement of lengthy hair while still keeping her cool on a summer evening.

THE “ELECTRIC LADY” IS HONORED
July 18, 2014

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First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote address at The Grammy Museum’s Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon recently at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Six-time Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe was presented with the Jane Ortner Artist Award by Neil Portnow, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences President. Building on the museum’s successful education programs and initiatives, the Jane Ortner Artist Award recognizes an artist who embodies the GRAMMY Museum’s educational mission and shows passion and dedication to education through the arts. The singer was selected to receive the Artist Award based on her continued commitment to Grammy Museum educational programming. Congrats Janelle!

WORTH THE WIN
July 17, 2014

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As if winning the World Cup wasn’t awesome enough for the German soccer team, Beats by Dre crafted these gold-dipped headphones for team members and had none other than super-sexy model and “The Face” star Naomi Campbell present it to them! In celebration of the team’s win Naomi teamed up with Beats by Dre to honor each player on the team with a 24K gold Beats Pro headphones. Naomi, of course, dressed for the occasion in a Tom Ford dress with Christian Louboutin peep-toe ankle boots. Her signature blunt-cut bangs and mermaid waves looked ah-mazing with the golden headphones don’t you think?

Photo courtesy Beats by Dre.

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