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March 2015 cover-home

Transform your tresses this season!

SBH Cover Star Gabrielle Union gabrielle-home

NeNe Leakes dishes on her camera-ready mane and fabulous style.

Weave Couture weave-home

Turn heads with this chic style!

Hair Color Now color-home

Look fab with caramel tresses.

Natural Hair braids-home

Rock this sassy Natural look.

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Show off your fab style with this Nappy of Not! Salon creation from Oakland, CA. Ombre locs morph from gold to crimson, adding the perfect pop to this gorgeous design.


Step 1

The entire head was cornrowed creating a detailed pattern that allows the vibrant hair color to show throughout the braids. And although the finished style is left half down, hair pro Rhonda Glenn shares, “In order to give it a crinkly texture, we cornrowed it first.”


Step 2

Half of the braids were then released, while the others were secured tight with bobby pins and covered elastic bands.


Step 3

To finish this style, shake out the loose hair and comb through. Smooth locks over with a bit of oil and you’re ready to go!

Step 4: Finish


You’ll want to rock this ‘do for a while. So to keep your coif in top shape, remember to tie it up at night with a silk or satin scarf. Glenn also recommends braiding up the loose hair at night to prevent frizz.




Elle Varner is the epitome of cool, fresh and beautiful and the “Don’t Wanna Dance” singer always has her mane game on point. Whether her hair is big and bouncy or sleek and straight, she never disappoints. The soulful songstress shares the details on her Natural style: “I’ve always been a Natural girl. Sometimes I play around with wigs and different hairstyles. I’ve had a 32-inch straight hair for a while, but I just felt like going back to the most simple essence of who I am.”


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