July 6, 2015
Long, perfect plaits are having a moment this season…Perhaps it has something to do with the hit film “Dope” which pays homage to 90s fashion at its freshest—including the long, braids? Or, could it be that we’re all suddenly feeling those down-to-there box braids Janet Jackson first wore in the classic movie “Poetic Justice?” Either way, the look is hot and we’re noticing the coif popping up on the red carpet and on social media. Here, actress Tamera Mowry (who’s also celebrating a birthday today!) looks amazing in her version of these braids, especially when detailed with delicate silver braid jewelry!
MEET THE PURPLE UNICORN
July 5, 2015
Beloved by her many fans as “The Purple Unicorn,” singer Justine Skye blew up the Internet at just 16 with a hugely popular Tumblr page showcasing her unique personality, style, soulful voice…and curly, bright-purple tresses. The Brooklyn-born artist soon joined the legendary Atlantic Records roster and in 2013 released her first EP, “Everything Living.” The following summer saw the arrival of Justine’s biggest hit to date, “Collide (Feat. Tyga),” which proved a top 40 favorite on the Billboard “US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay” chart upon its August 2014 release. Fast forward to today with the release of her latest CD, “Emotionally Unavailable” and we’re seeing Justine evolve both musically and stylistically. Still wearing the trademark purple-kissed tresses beloved by fans, she’s now playing with sleeker hairstyles and more subtle tints of purple—as shown in this streamlined, side-parted coif. We love watching Justine’s style evolve, don’t you?
July 4, 2015
We’re loving this snapshot of gorgeous model/entrepreneur Tyra Banks (who also happens to be SBH’s August ’15 cover star) with her grandmother—two American beauties, indeed! For more on Tyra, check out all the coif details about her trendsetting short cut in the current issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair. To find the nearest location carrying our best-selling magazine click here: http://www.wheresmymagazine.com/
And, as we take today to celebrate the July 4th holiday, it’s good to remember what makes our country so great are the people in it—like our families and friends—and the many opportunities America gives us to follow our dreams. Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
ON THE ROAD
July 3, 2015
Mark your calendars, beautiful music star Jill Scott is hitting the road with a series of concert dates that are sure to make your summer even more special! The tour (which starts today at Kings Theater in Brooklyn, NY!) will hit major cities throughout the summer with its last U.S. stop scheduled on August 28th at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. After that, Jill is off to Australia and New Zealand. Check your local concert venues to see if Jill will be making an appearance in your city!
July 2, 2015
Gorgeous actress/singer Serayah McNeill stunned us when we first saw her steal scenes from last season’s television hit “Empire.” After all, beyond her voice and acting ability, Serayah flaunted an amazing Natural style we all loved! “I have a kinkier texture and then I have a looser wave, so all of that is combined on my head,” revealed the star. For more from Serayah—and to see her wearing some beautiful Natural hairstyles—check out the exclusive photo shoot and interview in the August issue of SBH. Looking for your copy of Sophisticate’s Black Hair? To find the nearest location carrying our best-selling magazine click here: http://www.wheresmymagazine.com/
July 1, 2015
Congratulations to beautiful ballerina Misty Copeland for making history as the first African-American Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre—the first Black woman to be named to the coveted spot in the 75-year history of the dance company.
“I had moments of doubting myself, and wanting to quit, because I didn’t know that there would be a future for an African-American woman to make it to this level,” said Misty, as reported by the New York Times, during a news conference held yesterday at the NYC Metropolitan Opera House. “So it’s not me up here—and I’m constantly saying that—it’s everyone that came before me that got me to this position.” Brava.