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March 2015 cover-home

Look your best ever this season!

SBH Cover Star Gabrielle Union gabrielle-home

Gabrielle Union shares the details on her always-stunning mane!

Weave Couture weave-home

Turn heads with this chic style!

Hair Color Now color-home

Look fab with caramel tresses.

Natural Hair braids-home

Rock this sassy Natural look.

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Weave Couture

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Show off this sexy side with this bold snip designed by Bernetta Vaughn of Slique Hair Studio in New York, NY.

B B1 B2

Nothing says fierce like a high-fashion haircut. The mane is braided down before installing a human hair weave in shades of black and gold. Next, the extensions are razor-cut with a tapered nape and the sides are snipped into long layers creating a nice frame around the face. Tresses are smoothed over with a flat iron and misted with a holding spray to finish.




Celebrity hair stylist Shekinah Jo is at the top of her mane game. After becoming a licensed cosmetologist at Empire Beauty School in Atlanta, Shekinah’s work has appeared on models and celebrities in various national publications. Aside from doing hair, Shekinah has made appearances on various reality shows including VH1’s Family Hustle and she recently starred in her own show with Tiny Harris called Tiny & Shekinah’s Weave Trip.

The Tiny Connection

Shekinah is known as music and reality TV star Tiny Harris’ best friend. Here, Shekinah Jo shares how Tiny helped her grow as a hair stylist:

“We work together in everything. I didn’t even know how to color hair before her—I knew the basics, but I didn’t know how to really color hair and lay hair in place. Tiny did a lot for me. Not only did she build my confidence, but she also encouraged me to experiment with a lot of things—she bought that out of me, with the help of God [who sent] her into my life.”


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