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May 22, 2019

Perfecting Your Plait Profile…

Direct from Canada comes this modern spin on braids! This coif begins with two large cornrows at the crown. Extra length is crafted with the help of extensions while a touch of golden caramel adorns the look (and is glimpsed glittering among the double plaits).

Hair & Photo: Jazma Hair Team/Ontario, Canada.

May 21, 2019

Next Level Profile…

From a collection appropriately dubbed, “Next Level,” comes this glossy profile painted with glints of gold! Volume is blown upward and onward on smooth base then dabbed with gold here and there. High-fashion flair comes via the color work and the larger-than-life silhouette which takes the look to editorial hair territory.

Hair: Shawn Odendaal; Photographer: Coert Wiechers; Make Up Artist :Ryno Mulder; Stylist: Chloe Smitt. Courtesy Intercoiffure South Africa.

May 19, 2019

…Cornrow Combos!

Varying the sizes of cornrows can give a braided style endless styling possibilities…and countless ways to play with pattern. Look closely here and note how four big cornrows are paired with two smaller cornrows (positioned in between the larger ones) to craft a distinct and beautiful pattern at the crown.

Hair & Photo: Jazma Hair Team/Jazma Hair, Inc., Canada.

May 18, 2019

Why Wigs Are Saving Your Hair!

A little R&R works not just for your body…but for your hair, too. A protective style—think wigs!—will give tresses a rest from styling stress while allowing you to flaunt any mane move you desire. “[Protective styles] have become popular because Black women understand that their hair is their crown,” says celebrity hairstylist and author Monaé Everett (pictured). “There are definitely advancements in the way wigs are made. They’re more affordable than they’ve ever been so now the average woman can get a lace-front wig…And with lace-front wigs, you can use the lace to make the wig more believable. Leave out some hair somewhere around your hairline (about 20 strands of hair). For more of the star stylist’s insider tips for keeping our wig-wearing game on point check out the “Protective & Pretty” story in the April/May ’19 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair (on sale now).


Pure Elegance
May 17, 2019

Simple and chic, this mane is stunning. Espresso hair with a hint of cinnamon highlights is smoothed into shoulder-brushing layers. A gentle swoop is given throughout for a more glam and feminine finish. Thank hairdresser Sabrina, from The Salon by InStyle inside JCPenney, for this glamourous tress inspiration.


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