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Oct./Nov. 2018 cover-home

Fall Into A New ‘Do!


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The Night School Actress Is Ready To Slay!


Weave Couture weave-home

Ebony Beauty


Hair Color Now color-home

Playing The Blues


Natural Hair braids-home

Your Natural Hair Oasis


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In The Cut’s Handsome Main Man

Exclusive Interview With Actor Dorien Wilson!

Between his iconic roles on shows like Sister, Sister and The Parkers we’re willing to bet you’re familiar with actor Dorien Wilson! Here, the leading man talks to Sophisticate’s Black Hair about his hot series In The Cut, which is currently airing its third season, and more!

How did you get into acting?
I think I’ve been acting since the 6th grade, I did my first play in 7th. I went to a training school called, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts and moved to the Bay Area and I kept flying back and forth to L.A. for auditions. I did the waiter and bartender thing for like six months and landed my first role as a series regular on a show called Dream On, on HBO, for six six years. As I was doing Dream On I was doing Sister, Sister at the same time.

Tell us about In The Cut and your character “Jay.”
I play “Jay Weaver,” who is a proprietor of a barbershop and a beauty salon, along with his ex-wife played by Jackée [Harry]. We don’t get along too well but we have to run the business. [On day] I get a knock on my door and there’s a young man [and I] find out I have a son. So it’s all about getting to know this young man and the relationships we develop, how to parent a grown man. John Marshall Jones plays my sidekick in the barbershop. People know him as the father from Smart Guy. We added Kellita Smith to the show this year as a regular; she played the wife on The Bernie Mac Show. She’s very beautiful, very funny. A lot of new things happen this season and you’ll have to stay tuned to watch.

You play a barber on In The Cut…Do you cut your own hair at home?
Oh no, no, no. We don’t do that anymore. I leave it up to the professionals. I just have to give props to our barber on the show because I have never been to a barber as proficient as he is. His name is Denny, we call him Denny the Barber.

Catch new episodes of In The Cut Mondays 9/8c on Bounce TV.

Courtesy PV Public Relations.

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6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

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1. China McClain

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2. Princess Nokia

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3. Lira

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4. Ashley Blaine Featherson

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5. Halle Berry

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6. Amandla Stenberg

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1. Ajiona Alexus

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2. Lauryn McClain

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3. Eva Marcille

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5. Tyra Banks

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6. Yara Shahidi

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1. Justine Skye

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2. Tamera Mowry

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3. Corinne Bailey Rae

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4. Brandy Norwood

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5. Yara Shahidi

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6. SZA

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WAHL FADE IT FORWARD MENTORSHIP

Investing In The Future Of Barbering

From what we saw this morning at Chicago’s His and Hers Barber School, the future of the barber industry is in good hands. In an effort to help young people achieve their career dreams, Wahl Professional presented four Chicago-area youths with full scholarships to His & Hers Barber School after they successfully completed the Wahl Fade It Forward Mentorship Program. Today’s event served as the launch for this amazing program designed to inspire and foster future barber industry professionals.

The scholarship winners were paired with mentors to provide workforce development opportunities by UCAN, one of Chicago’s oldest social services. Wahl “Fade It Forward” barber mentors include pros from Raze Up Grooming Lounge, Nyra’s Hair Design Salon and Pro Image Cutz Ltd.

Lance Wahl, Global VP-Professional Products at Wahl Clipper Corporation and Garland “G-Whiz” Fox, Wahl Education & Artistic Team Member—who also serves as a barber mentor for the program— were both on hand to congratulate the scholarship winners and present each with a very important tool of their trade: their own Wahl Professional 5-Star Senior clippers. Congratulations to scholarship winners Mikayla Harper, Andre Whittington, Quientin M. Crump and Sebastian Moore.

↑ It takes a village…Wahl Fade It Forward scholarship winners and mentors smile for the camera.

↑ Garland “G-Whiz” Fox, Wahl Education & Artistic Team (W.E.A.T.) Member (left) and Lance Wahl, Global VP-Professional Products at Wahl Clipper Corporation show SBH some love.

↑ Congratulations to Wahl Fade It Forward Scholarship Winners who started their first day of class today (pictured left to right): Sebastian Moore, Mikayla Harper, Quientin M. Crump and Andre Whittington.

↑ “I want to see them be greater than me,” said Garland “G-Whiz” Fox, Wahl Education & Artistic Team (W.E.A.T.) Member, about the scholarship winners. “We want them to be the next level of barbers…We want them to go to new heights.”

↑ How many cool cuts have these fave tools of the trade crafted?

INSTAGRAM BEAUTY HITS!

6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Nicki Minaj

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2. Kyla Pratt

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3. Nafessa Williams

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4. Tessa Thompson

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5. Lil Mama

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6. Yara Shahidi

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