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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.


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Weave Couture

SEXY SLEEK
Augusta, GA

This sleek silhouette by Shauntel Bussey of Fashion Hair Design in August, GA, is perfect for work or play.

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Bussey molds Natural strands down with gel. Once the gel is set, she applies a jet-black, 8-inch Quick Weave in a circular pattern. The weave is then razor-cut and bangs are notched for a more natural appearance. To finish he look, hair is smoothed out using a ceramic flat iron, while a silkening serum is applied to tresses. To maintain this look, Wrap hair with a dime-sized amount of serum at night and cover mane with a silk scarf. The next day, brush locks down and touch up as necessary with a flat iron.

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GUEST WEAVE/
WIG ARTIST

Dr. Boogie

Weave pro and celeb hairstylist Dr. Boogie is known for developing Eve’s platinum short snip, Kimora Lee Simmons’ glam silhouettes and LisaRaye McCoy’s fierce styles.

REAL-WEAR TIPS

Weave expert Dr. Boogie shares his tips for maintaining your strands while rocking a weave…

SCALP CARE: “When people put the weave on, they don’t want to deal with it, but that weave still has hair under it. Just use your fingertips to stimulate the hair while the weave is on your head…”
MOISTURIZE: “If African-American women want to grow their hair they need oil…If you get droppers, you can place the droppers near the scalp and release a couple of drops of oil. Your hair will love you forever!”

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  1. Jen says:

    How short can i go with a Weave? I ‘d like to try a short (think Halle Berry) style, but i’ve only seen women gluing tracks on themselves.
    I’d like a good sew-in weave.
    I haven’t found hair any shorter than 8 inches. Do i get that and have the stylist cut it?

  2. Ashley says:

    Hello, is it better to wash my hair extensions after I buy them before installing them or will it make the hair look raggedy? If so, what is the best shampoo/ conditioner to use?

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