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Music Hottest Coif Chameleon!


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Strut Your Style In These Sexy Spirals


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BRINGING THE DRAMA…
May 28, 2017

The Haves And The Have Nots Returns!

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If you’re a fan of the OWN hit drama series, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, then we’re sure you can’t get enough of the show’s high intrigue. So make room in your calendar and turn off your phone to catch all-new episodes featuring Hanna (Crystal R. Fox), the moral conscience, being tested like never before—because Hanna and her son, Benny, (Tyler Lepley) are stripped of everything they have once Candace’s (Tika Sumpter) latest hustle fails miserably. In the new season premiere episode, Hanna’s family is once again pushed to their limits after Warlock (Jon Chaffin) unleashes his vengeance. The new season begins Tuesday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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GREENLEAF’S BEAUTY
May 27, 2017

Actress Merle Dandridge’s Grace-ful Style

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Actress Merle Dandridge, who portrays “Grace ‘Gigi’ Greenleaf” on the OWN hit series Greenleaf, is noticing a style shift when it comes to “Grace’s” look for the show’s second season. “She’s a little more polished and we stepped up the hairstyles,” observes Merle about her on-screen persona’s look. “There was something earthier and less ‘done’ about her in season one.” For more from our convo with the popular star (and insights on how this beauty styles up her own mane) check out the June 2017 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now.

Photo: Guy D’Alema/courtesy OWN.

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EMPOWER!
May 26, 2017

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Strong silhouettes merged with free-flowing lines come together in hair pro Robert Eaton’s “Empower” coif collection. This high-standing silhouette is just one of the looks from the style set that demonstrates the diversity of Natural tresses. Combining Natural texture with a powerful silhouette results in a look that’s nothing short of…empowering.

Hair: Robert Eaton & Karla Ancliffe-Smith; Make-up: Lucy Flower; Fashion Styling: Desiree Lederer & Leila Ali; Photo: Richard Miles.

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5 COOL “COOKIE” COIFS
May 25, 2017

Empire’s Leading Lady Never Fails To Stun

With the season-end episode of Empire last night, we look back on just some of the style moves actress Taraji P. Henson wore as the always-fabulous “Cookie.” Check out five of our faves here…

1  Ultra-sleek, super-long lengths
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2  Voluminous, waist-brushing crimps
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3  Defined spirals
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4  Softly waved bob
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5  Smooth, side-parted fierceness
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Photos courtesy FOX.

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MOTHER/DAUGHTER FLY
May 24, 2017

Tiny & Zonnique Rock The Red Carpet!

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Last night, WE tv hosted a star-studded Atlanta premiere of its new series, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.” Hundreds convened at Woodruff Arts Center to preview the much-buzzed-about ATL edition of the hit franchise, which stars Bow Wow, Shaniah Mauldin (daughter of Jermaine Dupri), Reginae Carter (daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright), Zonnique Pullins (daughter of T.I. & Tiny), Brandon Barnes (son of Debra Antney and brother to Waka Flocka) and Ayana Fite (daughter of DJ Hurricane).

One of our fave shots from the event: this pretty pose by mother/daughter duo Tiny and Zonique! Tiny rocks perfect plaits kissed in a rich auburn while Zonnique slays in a pastel-tinted lob (long bob) detailed with sideswept bangs. Looking gorgeous ladies!

Photo: James Pray for WE tv.

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THE MEME THAT STARTED A MOVIE?
May 23, 2017

Guess Which Celebs Are Set To Star…

 

It’s a crowd-sourced story concept born on social media—and it all began with a photo of music superstar Rihanna sitting front row at the 2014 Miu Miu show next to Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. Honing in on the image of Rihanna and Lupita, fans on Twitter crafted a meme calling out how the pair look like they could be co-stars in a film about a mastermind scammer (Rihanna) and her genius computer hacking accomplice (Lupita). Fans even suggested a director and writer for the fantasy project: acclaimed director Ava DuVernay and Insecure writer/star Issa Rae. So, of course, the whole thing went viral.

Now here’s what happened IRL…Rihanna and Lupita Tweeted they were both down for the project and soon Duvernay and Rae also pledged their support. And, after intense negotiations at the Cannes Film Festival, Entertainment Weekly reports that Netflix is on board with the project. Word is Rae is working on the script with a possible production start in 2018 once director DuVernay finishes her current film project.

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