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Turn up your style this season!

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Cynthia Bailey talks about her haute new hue and gorgeous mane moves.

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Spruce up your tresses with a pop of color.

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Braids & Naturals


Look of the Month

Achieve a chic and edgy look with twisted Natural strands, styled by Charlotte Mensah of Hair Lounge in London, UK.


Step 1

The hair is washed using an essential oil-infused moisture and repair shampoo and hydrating mask. Mensah then snipped the wispy ends with a comb-and-shear method until she crafted a short, graduated bob.


Step 2

A generous amount of twist defining cream was smoothed over the entire mane. The hair was horizontally parted into two-inch vertical segments. Then the sectioned off strands were wound into double-strand twists.


Step 3

The twists were placed under the dryer for 25 minutes.

Step 4: Finish


The finished look is so sophisticated.




Singer Ledisi always on top of her loc style game and she looks amazing! “The Truth” singer dishes on her gorgeous locs and why she went Natural: “I wore Bantu Knots in 2000, so it’s been over 13 years! They are past my shoulders now. People are afraid to loc, but I started doing it because [my hair] just naturally went there. There wasn’t anything ‘deep’ about it, I did it because I loved and it just seems to be part of who I am. And I love my hair!”


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