Sophisticate's Black Hair Styles and Care Guide Sophisticate's Black Hair Styles and Care Guide, published by Associated Publications, Inc.,  is the ABC-audited, #1 Best Selling Black Hair Magazine in the world.
Subscribe Now! Where to find our magazine

What's Inside

Dec./Jan. 2019 cover-home

Fall Into A New ‘Do!

SBH Cover TIKA SUMPTER cover-gabrielle

The Nobody’s Fool Beauty

Weave Couture weave-home

Bold & Bangin’

Hair Color Now color-home

Vivid Coif Color

Natural Hair braids-home

The Naturalista Handbook

Talk To Us! talk-home

Speak out! Tell us what’s on your mind via SBH’s online beauty network.



jacque 1 Short, cropped haircuts are elegant for any occasion and television and radio personality and co-host of New York Live Jacque Reid proved this to be true at the 2014 Emmy Awards. She looked amazing in her short ‘do, styled by Mizani Celebrity Artist Cesar Ramirez, as she hosted NBC’s  “1st Look Red Carpet” at the 2014 Emmy Awards recently. The inspiration for Jacque’s look began with her gorgeous gown. “Since Jacque’s dress was so beautifully tailored and elegant, I wanted to keep her hair just as elegant for the occasion with a little edge,” said Ramirez. Here he gives us the details on how to get Jacque’s fabulous  red-carpet style.

jacque 2

Mizani Celebrity Artist Cesar Ramirez in style mode coifing Jacque Reid’s crop.

♦ While hair is dry, blow-dry using Mizani ThermaStrength Heat Protecting Serum to add volume and protect hair from heat styling.

♦ Next, shape the haircut to sit tighter on the sides and longer on the crown area.

♦ Once the cut is perfected, apply a few drops of har serum to smooth the hair.

♦ Using two different sized flat irons, a 1/2 and a 1 1/2 inch, flat iron the hair to create the shape.

♦ Cocktail Mizani Defyne Wax High Definition & Hold and Mizani Velvet Gloss shine Finishing Pomade and use fingers to mold and define the texture into a perfectly polished style with a nice shiny finish.

♦ Lastly, since she was going to be outside and exposed to the elements for a few hours, set the finished look with Mizani HRM Humidity Resistant Mist for a weightless hold and UV protective filter for the hair.

Photos courtesy Bratskier & Company.

SBH Blog

Bronner 2016 Bug

Follow on Instagram

Don't miss out!

Follow Us on Twitter

New post on #SBH: SBH Hair Tip Of The Day – December 13

New post on #SBH: SBH Hair Tip Of The Day – December 12

New post on #SBH: SBH Hair Tip Of The Day – December 11

Sign Me Up!

Beauty Changes Lives

Black Hair Tip of the Day

Open For Business



Hair Shows 2015

Desktop Goodies!