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July 20, 2019

Miss Teen 2019 Kaliegh Garris’ Curly Crown

“I always say my curls give me a little bit of a cushion,” revealed Kaliegh Garris about how it felt to wear the crown as Miss Teen USA 2019. When it comes to caring for her royal ringlets Kaliegh had tells us she doesn’t have a regular hairstylist. “I actually buy a lot of stuff myself…Before Miss Teen USA, I trimmed my hair myself and I figured it out. But I definitely would recommend going to someone if you want a Big Chop. I trim the ends every now and then when I see some pieces aren’t curling as well as I would like them.” For more from our exclusive convo with the teen queen, check out the July/Aug. 2019 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair (on sale now!).

Photo courtesy The Miss Universe Organization

Braided Baddie
July 19, 2019

Braids are an amazing and trendy protective hairstyle. Hairstylist Styles By Leesa from JCPenney Salon created these bronze micro-braids that fall toward the waistline. A few braids are pulled into an effortless half-up shape.


July 17, 2019

Beyoncé Debuts Music From “The Lion King”

Fans received a surprise treat last night whens superstar Beyoncé released the music video for “Spirit,” her new single from The Lion King soundtrack. The video, filmed at Havasu Falls in Arizona, clocks in at just under five minutes and features Beyoncé and her backup dancers (with a cameo by daughter Blue Ivy) amidst lush landscapes from the animal kingdom. In addition to voicing “Nala” in the Disney live-action remake of The Lion King, Beyoncé is also producing and curating the album for the movie. Inspired by the sounds of Africa, The Lion King: The Gift will be available July 19th

July 15, 2019

“Making The Band” Revival In The Works!

Sean “Diddy” Combs (pictured) and MTV are teaming up once again to bring back the groundbreaking “Making The Band.” The reality TV show meets music competition hit the airwaves on MTV in 2002 and changed the way television showcased the search for new musical talent (spotlighting acts like Danity Kane and Da Band, among others). Back at the helm, Diddy announced on all major social media platforms an open call for casting. Look for “Making The Band” to premiere in 2020.

July 14, 2019

Star-Smooth Move…

“How To Get Away With Murder” star Aja Naomi King is one to watch when it comes to sleek, smooth styles. Here the beauty flaunts smooth, glossy tresses that are all about modern sophistication. Make a similar style move by using a flat iron to “silken” lengths. Be sure to prime mane with a heat protectant spray prior to heat styling…all the better to maintain your mane’s beauty!

Photo courtesy ABC-TV.

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