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More Mane Inspo Than Any Other Magazine!

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Empire’s Leading Lady Leads Our Readers’ Poll Results!

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The Power Of A Precision Cut

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Platinum Is This Season’s Hot Hue!

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The Naturalista Handbook

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6 Star Style Inspo For Spring!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!


1. Tika Sumpter

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2. Mimi Faust

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3. Ciara

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4. Joan Smalls

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5. Tamera Mowry

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6. Kenya Moore

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B1Dare to wear a coif color this high-lift bold? Dare to cut your hair this super short? Dare to do both? Yes you can—with a weave! And crafting this look is easier than you think. Get the details for this stunning style by clicking here now:


Show Your Natural Some Love!

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There are rules to be followed if flaunting a gorgeous Natural is your mane goal. One important rule to remember is “The Splurge Rule.” “If you don’t splurge on anything else, splurge on a moisturizing shampoo, like Pink Shea Butter Coconut Oil Sulfate Free Shampoo. It’ll serve as the foundation of your hair regimen,” shares Kevin Pendleton, International Artistic Director for Luster Products, Inc. For more must-know info from Pendleton on how to lavish love on your Natural, check out the “Rules For Ringlets” story in the May 2017 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair (on sale now!).


LeToya Luckett’s New Look & Music

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It’s been a minute since we heard new music from singer/actress LeToya Luckett (seven years to be exact). On May 12th the star will release her third studio album “Back 2 Life” on Entertainment One Music. And, it looks like LeToya is also debuting a new coif color move: stepping away from her dark tresses, the star is currently flaunting a bold gold mane detailed with brow-brushing bangs.


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Hair emergency? SBH has your back! Check out our coif question of the week.

In every issue, the SBH Hair Advice column answers your biggest hair concerns with the help of today’s top stylists. Here, mane pro Jacqueline Tarrant tackles a popular coif query. Have a hair care question you need answered? Tell us all about it and send an email to:

My hair is thinning around the front of my hairline. I’m considering getting a sew-in weave and was wondering whether or not it would help relieve some of the everyday stress on my hair and in turn stop the breakage? —Milly

I suggest starting out by seeing a dermatologist who specializes in hair loss and having some tests done. Iron and vitamin D3 deficiencies, as well as genetic thinning traits, can all factor in the loss you are experiencing. Stress on hair that is already fragile may cause thinning to progress to Traction Alopecia (bald spots from strands pulled too tightly).



6 Star Style Inspo For Your Weekend !

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!


1. Sierra McClain

insta sierra mcclainPhoto: /@mynameissisi


2. Gabrielle Union-Wade

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Photo: /@gabunion


3. Demetria McKinney

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Photo: Instagram. com/@demetria4real


4. Cynthia Bailey

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Photo: Instagram. com/@cynthiabailey10


5. Justine Skye

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6. Chandler Kinney

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Photo: Instagram. com/@chandlerkinney

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