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February 2015 cover-home

Transform your tresses this season!

SBH Cover Star NeNe Leakes gabrielle-home

NeNe Leakes dishes on her camera-ready mane and fabulous style.

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Rock this gorgeous look right now!

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Go bold with platinum blonde.

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Click here for your next Natural mane move.

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Black Hairstyles

Bold Bobs

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Bobbed Beauty

Give your bob an edge with a sleek, geometric silhouette that takes this cut up a notch.

Get the look: Jet-black strands are snipped into a graduated bob that begins at the top of the nape and extends down to the jawline, ending at a hip angle. A lustrous fringe is blunt cut straight across the forehead and brushes the eyelids for a fierce frame that showcase your gorgeous features.


Classic Cut

All eyes will be on you with this ruby bob and sweeping side fringe.

Get the look: After the hair has been washed and blow-dried, tresses are smoothed with a flat iron. Using shears, strands are cut at a straight angle in the back while an over-direction technique is used to shape the mane into a semi-graduated bob.


A-Line Attitude

Take your bob to the next level with a sleek silhouette.

Get the look:  Natural hair is braided down and a jet-black weave is bonded in with some strands left out on the top and mid-section. The weave is cut into an A-line, stacked bob using a razor on the back and shears throughout the rest of the hair. A flat iron crafts curves at the ends while a finishing spray creates a flawless, glossy finish.


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