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August Issue cover-home

Kick off summer with beautiful style!

SBH Cover Star Keke Palmer gabrielle-home

Find out Keke’s mane secrets!

Weave Couture weave-home

Get the details on this chic weave look right here.

Hair Color Now color-home

Ombré is the shade of summer! See a variety of ombré manes right here.

Braids & Naturals braids-home

Your next Natural hair design awaits here…

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Straight Up Sexy

Keep it cool with sleek tresses that are perfectly on point. Long or short, slicked back or long and loose, these chic silhouettes are sure to get you noticed.

on fire


Turn up the heat on luxe lengths with a bold all-over mane shade and soft face-framing layers perfect for those sexy summer nights.

Get the look: Using a rattail comb, create a precise part down the middle of mane. Apply heat-protectant to damp strands, and blow-dry tresses using a large round brush, curving layers toward the face. Get a gorgeous sheen by applying shine spray to locks.



A short snip is super sexy with luscious, straight strands and sweeping fringe that nearly veils one eye for a dash of mystery.

Get the look: To get this cool coif, blow-dry damp tresses using a paddle brush to direct fringe to one side. Apply a light styling cream to mane with fingers to set the look and hold fringe in place, then mist with a light shine spray for an all-over glow.



You’re all about couture, and this powerful style exudes confidence, class and sex appeal.

Get the look:  Create a sleek base by blow-drying damp strands and smoothing out with a flat iron. Apply a light styling cream to strands and brush back into a high ponytail. Comb bangs down to create an edgy, modern look. Top off with a bit of shine spray for flawless sheen.

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  1. catina claytor says:

    cant fine the new magazines at any of the flint michigan target or walmart stores or walgreens stores when will they be hitting the stores

  2. Catresha says:

    Hey SBH ! This is the SWAG MAG ! Luv that you guys try soooo hard to help everybody out! Especially with Denise,and her wedding :0) ! # kool ideas!

  3. Niketha says:

    I would post a pic of a natural but permed, easy hairstyle, but we don’t have that option

  4. MsVickie2U says:

    I’m looking for styles that frame/compliment my facial structure, whether they be long or short. I like doing different things with hair. I want a cut/style that is MsVickie: feisty, confident, edgy, and funky!

    • SBH says:

      Hi MsVickie2U, it’s best to talk to a hair pro when figuring out which styles will work best for your hair type and your face shape. They can see you in person and help you pick a style that works for you! Don’t forget to pick up our magazine to find some ‘dos you love and discuss your options with your hair stylist!

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  6. denise says:

    I love all the hair styles in the 30th anniversary collector’s special edition I have selected my hair do for my wedding but I really would love if you can tell me, I love to know on the article a fine romance bridal coifs with a vintage flair how do I find this dress for my wedding love the whole ensemble that’s what I want to look for my husband to be.

    • SBH says:

      Hi Denise,

      Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment! We’re glad you like our 30th anniversary issue–we work hard to make every issue the best it can be! When it comes to the fashion in the hair pictures you see (and love), you can check the credit lines in the story to find out who did the fashion styling for the shoot…they’ll usually mention a company or stylist who helped put the outfits together.

      Thanks, Denise. Hope that help!

  7. Angela says:

    Show me short hair styles.

  8. Patricia Smith says:

    I would like to see more hair style for senior with short hair.

  9. lukecia says:

    hi im trying fore the first time to do my own but im not fore sure im doing it right. okay can you tell me how do you put your braids your corn rolls for bangs

  10. Susan says:

    Am a half Nigrian-ukrainian,living in Nigeria,is it true Hairfinity lengthens ones hair,since it’s not in d market here,can i mix castor oil,shea-butter,nd soul-mate to use on the hair,to increase it’s length?

    • Gloria says:

      Hi Ms. Nigrian-Ukrainian. You asked whether “Hairfinity lenghtens ones hair.” I can say first hand as a former customer of Hairfinity, that I DO NOT recommend the product. It made my hair very thin. I wear my hair natural. I didn’t like the thin see-through look of my hair, and it didn’t look healthy. Therefore, I stopped using Hairfinity. Thankfully, my hair regained its fullness after I stopped taking it. No product can grow your hair. You have to be patient, eat properly, drink water, exercise, get the proper rest, and have a healthy haircare regime.

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Tell Us: Share your no-fail hair care tip with other stylin’ sisters! Do you have an easy technique for Wrapping? What’s your trick for detangling tresses? How do you fight hair breakage? We want the details!

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