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. 2018 cover-home

All The Hair And Beauty Inspiration You Need!

SBH COVER YARA SHAHIDI cover-gabrielle

The Grown-ish Beauty’s Style Profile

Weave Couture weave-home

Playing With Haute Hues

Hair Color Now color-home

Dipped In Honey

Natural Hair braids-home

Braided Beauty

Talk To Us! talk-home

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


Subscribe to SBH!

Subscribe to SHG!


Are you a fan of Melanie Fiona? We know we are. Here, the The MF Life singer sits down one-on-one with SBH to give us the 411 on her lush lengths…

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona
Melanie Fiona
Melanie Fiona


While two-time Grammy Award winner Melanie Fiona is no stranger to the spotlight, her mane is just as star-worthy. “I was born with a full head of hair, and my mom wouldn’t let me cut it until I was 12! I’m mixed—my mom is Black and Portuguese and my dad is Indian…,” the songstress reveals. “And when I was 17, I got really rebellious and cut my hair short!”

When it comes to styling, Melanie’s all about moisture. “I wash my hair two times a week and I’ll do a deep conditioner once a week. I let the conditioner sit on my hair while I wash my face, and, when I come out of the shower, I put on a Kérastase serum on my hair,” she explains. “I let my hair air-dry a bit before using a diffuser to give it a soft, natural wave.”

Knowing your face is integral to finding the right snip, Melanie notes. “Hairstylist Keith Campbell taught me the skill of finding a haircut that fits my facial features—it’s really a science,” she says. “You could want someone else’s haircut, but it might only fit that person’s face, so it’s important to have a good hairstylist who knows the angles of your face.”

It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

SBH Blog

Bronner 2016 Bug

Follow on Instagram

Don't miss out!

Follow Us on Twitter

New post on #SBH: 6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Powerful performance from @EmpireFOX star @JustTrai last night. @naacpimageaward for the win!

New post on #SBH: OPEN VOTING

Sign Me Up!

Beauty Changes Lives

Black Hair Tip of the Day

Open For Business



Hair Shows 2015

Desktop Goodies!