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September Issue cover-home

From summer to fall, look beautiful no matter the season!

SBH Cover Star Tameka “Tiny” Harris gabrielle-home

Tameka “Tiny” Harris fills us in on her coif secrets!

Weave Couture weave-home

We have all the details on this romantic weave look right here.

Hair Color Now color-home

Add a pop of color to your mane with a beautiful burst of blonde.

Braids & Naturals braids-home

Your next Natural hair design awaits here…

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Weave Couture

Downington, PA

Make an entrance with this glam silhouette by Shameika Bolden of Bold & Beautiful Salon in Downington, PA.

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Bolden sews in a partial weave, which features pre-lightened, caramel-colored ends. Strands are straightened using a flat iron, and a 1-inch wand is used to craft loose spirals. Bolden then combs the spirals together with her fingers to create larger waves and finishes the look off with a shine spray to create a gorgeous glow.



Lawrence Washington

Weave pro Lawrence Washington is known for his work with tennis pro Serena Williams and reality TV star Sheree Whitfield. He also often appears on Fashion Queens, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and owns Prive salon in Atlanta, GA.


Celebrity hair pro Lawrence Washington shares his weave tips…

SPLIT ENDS: “With Indian, Brazilian and Malaysian extensions the hair comes from a real person so you may find split ends. [When inspecting for split ends], the hair is a little jagged, tangled and frizzy on some of the ends.”
GETTING VOLUME: “Clip in more hair extensions. I don’t always sew in a ton of hair. If my client has a lot of hair and has to do a red-carpet event I may just add a few clip-ins.”

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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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