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Your next hairstyle is waiting for you here!

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Music Hottest Coif Chameleon!

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Strut Your Style In These Sexy Spirals

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We’re on red alert! Crimson is the coif color to try now.

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Calling all Naturalista! Tips & Tricks You Don’t Want To Miss

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6 Star Style Inspo For The Long Weekend!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Keke Palmer

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2. Amber Stevens West

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Photo: /@amberonistevenswest


3. Cynthia Bailey

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4. Gabrielle Union-Wade

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5. Alicia Keys

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6. NeNe Leakes

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Photo: Instagram. com/@gabby3shabby


EA Modern Classic

We think you’ll agree: the Mohawk hairstyle is now considered a modern classic. But don’t think just because it’s now considered a “classic coif” that the Mohawk has lost its edge. On the contrary, the Mohawk is being given a modern twist and becoming the hot new cut. All over again.

Check out all the amazing ways to play with this hip silhouette by clicking here: MIGHTY MOHAWKS



Trending With “The Purple Unicorn”

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Her purple-kissed mane is as synonymous with singer Justine Skye as her music, even earning her the popular nickname—“The Purple Unicorn.” “My hair color is super important to my look because it helps me define who I am,” shares Justine. Not surprisingly, the star has been tapped by Dark and Lovely as its newest Hair color Ambassador and muse behind the new Go Intense! Haircolor shade Passion Plum. For more from our convo with Justine, check out the 2017 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair (on sale now!).


6 Star Style Inspo For The Weekend!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!


1. Justine Skye

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Photo: /@justineskye


2. Chandler Kinney

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Photo: /@chandlerlkinney


3. Teyana Taylor

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4. Ryan Destiny

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Photo: Instagram. com/@ryandestiny


5. Kerry Washington

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6. Gabby Sidibe

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Photo: Instagram. com/@gabby3shabby


CWhether you want go big and bold with an all-over scarlet hue (like in this stunning style!), meet in the middle with a cherry cola rinse or accent what you have with a pop of ruby, you cannot go wrong with red! Check out all the amazing ways to play with this hot hue by clicking here now:


…Always Hue You

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In continuing the conversation for ORS’ powerful #NoStereotypes campaign, Olive Oil Hues introduces us to Candace Blaylock, Payroll Coordinator for Namaste Laboratories, and her story about battling one of the ugliest stereotypes out there. Read on to learn how she won, and check out her beautiful Hues look here…

Candace before her new coif color…

Candace before her new coif color…

Candace has always encountered people who sought to diminish her beauty or worth because of her skin color. Unfortunately, she’s not alone. Many Black and Brown people deal with the ridiculous, antiquated stigma attached to darker skin daily. How are we supposed to deal? Candace has the answers, three to be exact:

  1. Reject negativity by surrounding yourself with positive people. Candace credits her mom and grandmother with building her up as a kid. They told her “No one is better than you” and reaffirmed that her skin was a beautiful reflection of her heritage. Early education on self-worth is key.
  2. Recite positive affirmations daily to build confidence and self-esteem. Candace has been affirming her beauty and greatness for years. The end result? Hate is blocked by the best love: self-love. Who can tell you about you if you’re too busy shining to listen?
  3. When you’re feeling down, express yourself. Remember that positive circle Candace told us to keep? Well, it’s for good reason! On tough days open up to trusted friends and family members for further validation on how amazing you are!

Get Her Hues…In these photos, Candace is rocking ORS Olive Oil Hues like a Queen! Her closely cropped cascade of curls and waves were blessed with a burst of ORS Olive Oil Hues in Raging Red. Looking great girl! No matter the color of your skin—or hair for that matter, always Hue You. #NoStereotypes

Candace flaunting ORS Olive Oil Hues Raging Red

Candace flaunting ORS Olive Oil Hues Raging Red

Photos courtesy ORS.

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