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Celebrating Black Beauty!

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Bold & Bangin’

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Vivid Coif Color

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Black Hairstyles

Texture & Volume
Among the many trends in the world of mane moves, texture and volume are currently dominating. Adding a dash of extra volume and texture can instantly transform your tresses from just okay to okaaay. Check out these must-try strands for a healthy dose of coif inspiration.

Ombré Opulence
Blonde ombré coils are teased and terrific.
Get the look: For this bold blonde mane, Straw Set extensions are sewn-in and then hairdresser Kendra Langley, from Kendra Kouture Hair in Bowie, MD, shaped the hair to perfectly frame the face. Ringlets are gently pulled apart for extra height and a more sultry finish.


Feathery & Fierce
A lightweight and multi-toned bang is eye-catching.
Get the look: Ebony hair is snipped into a short style with a dramatic fringe with tons of choppy layers tumbling over the eye. Auburn, ivory and onyx colors are blended into a profusion of layers that are teased at the root. Stacy Smith, of Bang Theory Salon in Capital Heights, MD, crafts this gorgeous style.

Sultry Spirals
A voluminous, rounded short cut of curls is mesmerizing
Get the look: Stylist Jamelle “Cookie” Holley, from Immaculate Inc. in District Heights, MD, created this handmade U-part wig. Volume-packed spirals are applied with a section of Natural hair left free to wrap around Flexi rods to match the irresistible texture.

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