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Turn up your style game this summer!

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Celebrate Our 31st Anniversary With Us!

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Spice up your mane moves with this chic coif!

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Rock lustrous jet-black tresses.

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Show off your fab Naturalista style.

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Strike a pose with a copper-highlighted curly bob detailed with a flirty sideswept bang designed by Monique Stokes of Slique Hair Studio in New York, NY.

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Fight off admirers with this eye-catching mane that’s perfect for a sister with classic style. After the hair has been washed, conditioned and dried, a pre-shaded weave is sewn into a braided base. The mane is razor cut into a bob with stacked layers. After cutting, a large-barrel curling iron is used to create cascading curls and sprayed with a gloss finisher for shine.




After serving three years in the Army and realizing it wasn’t for her, Pat Sumpter Davis went to cosmetology school in her hometown of St. Louis. After graduating, she eventually moved to New York to pursue of her dream of being a celebrity stylist. The hair pro not only owns her own salon, Vanity Mane Show Room in New York City, she’s worked with big-time beauties including Dawn Richard, Tamar Braxton, NeNe Leakes and many more.


Pamela shares some great advice for aspiring celebrity stylists.

“You have to have a plan and you have to have a short and long-term goal,” she advises. “I used to work as an educator for Avlon and I owned my own salon…Figure out how you are going to get there.”

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