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FEBRUARY 2018 cover-home

New Year, Hot New You!


SBH COVER ZENDAYA cover-gabrielle

The Greatest Showman’s Style Profile


Weave Couture weave-home

Dipped In Gold


Hair Color Now color-home

Red-Haute ‘Do


Natural Hair braids-home

Your Curly Coif Care Guide


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INSTAGRAM BEAUTY HITS!

6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Rihanna

Photo: Instagram.com /@badgalriri

 

2. Yara Shahidi

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3. Natalie La Rose

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4. Gabby Douglas

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5. Tracee Ellis Ross

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6. SZA

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INSTAGRAM BEAUTY HITS!

6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Chrisette Michele

Photo: Instagram.com /@chrisettemichele

 

2. Ashanti

Photo: Instagram.com /@ashanti

 

3. Tyra Banks

Photo: Instagram. com/@tyrabanks

 

4. Nicki Minaj

Photo: Instagram. com/@nickiminaj

 

5. Cynthia Bailey

Photo: Instagram. com/@cynthiabailey10

 

6. Rihanna

Photo: Instagram. com/@badgalriri

INSTAGRAM BEAUTY HITS!

6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Gabrielle Union-Wade

Photo: Instagram.com /@gabunion

2. Naturi Naughton

Photo: Instagram.com /@naturi4real

3. Tia Mowry

Photo: Instagram. com/@tiamowry

4. Kelis

Photo: Instagram. com/@kelisofficial

5. Karrueche

Photo: Instagram. com/@karrueche

6. Lupita Nyong’o

Photo: Instagram. com/@lupitanyongo

MANE HELP MONDAY

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: sbhletters@associatedpub.com

Q
I recently started the process of going Natural. I have fine, curly hair. What hair care routine or products would work best for me? I am currently using a lit of light moisturizers.—Erica

A
It sounds like you are on the right track. Moisturizers are very important during the transitioning process, as well as during the Natural experience. Cleanse with a moisturizing shampoo and follow with a moisturizing conditioner. As your hair grows, gradually trim away the relaxed hair if you are not ready for the Big Chop. Try to be gentle because you will be maintaining relaxed and Natural textures on the same strand. The line of demarcation where the relaxed and Natural textures meet can be fragile, so be patient.

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INSTAGRAM BEAUTY HITS!

6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Serayah

Photo: Instagram.com /@serayah

 

2. Lupita Nyong’o

Photo: Instagram.com /@lupitanyongo

 

3. Remy Ma

Photo: Instagram. com/@remyma

 

4. Queen Latifah

Photo: Instagram. com/@queenlatifah

 

5. FKA twigs

Photo: Instagram. com/@fkatwigs

 

6. Nene Leakes

Photo: Instagram. com/@neneleakes

WET (LOOK) HAIR

…It’s Officially A Thing

It’s late summer, so this coif trend doesn’t really surprise us. After all, when it comes to mane moves for warm-weather days the easier the better always gets our vote—and that includes the wet-look hair trend! But there is more to crafting the effect of saturated strands than just stepping out of the shower and going with it. You do have to make a bit of an effort. Create that glossy, “wet look” by priming mane with glossing pomade, a light hair wax or conditioning, leave-in hair lotion. A little tousling kicks up casual waves and you’re good to go. Check out how these celebrity sisters are rocking the look…

China Anne McClain’s wet and wavy mermaid waves.

 

Rihanna’s saturated bob.

 

Christina Milian’s glossy “wet” and wavy red-carpet coif.

Photos: Instagram. com/@chinamcclain; Instagram. com/@badgalriri; Instagram. com/@christinamilian.

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