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Fall In Love With A New Style

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Coif Moves From Music’s Style Queen

Weave Couture weave-home

Amber Waves Appeal

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Playing With Platinum !

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Naturalista Care Guide

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Natural Hair

Look of the Month

Locs are one of the season’s hottest tress trends. Take your look to the next level with a haute hue and stunning upsweep crafted chic locs. Hairdresser Rhonda Glenn, of Nappy Or Not in Oakland, CA, demos how to create this amazing hairstyle.


Step 1:
Before styling Glenn washed and conditioned tresses and then gently detangled strands with a wide-tooth comb.




Step 2:
Then, hair was parted and twisted into small two-strand twists using a “cocktail” of styling cream and oil. The entire coif is styled into two-stands twists going back and meeting at the nape.


Step 3:
Once all the hair was twisted, Glenn gathered the ends are tucked them into a bun at the nape, securing hair in place with bobby pins. A few wrap strips were applied to the perimeter and the coif was left to set under a dryer for about 30-45 minutes.

Step 4: Finish

Once dry, a silicone-based shine spray is applied. This twisted mane can last up to three days. Then, all you have to do is unravel the twists and rock a terrific twist-out!



Alicia Keys

Singer and The Voice coach Alicia Keys is the queen of Natural hairstyles. She rocks twist outs and protective styles with ease. These fin braids are just an example of the performer’s style game. Here, check out some of the beauty’s best glam advice….

  • “There is no way to be perfect and no fun in being perfect.”
  • “I’m not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I’m thick. I like my body.”
  • “I’m not comparing myself to other people. I don’t want to be like her or him. I want to be my best.”

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