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July/August 2019

The Hottest Hairstyles

SBH Cover Zendaya

Style Secrets From A Haute Actress

Clip & Snip

Lots of amazing looks at your fingertips!

Natural Hair

Devoted to all Naturalistas!

Salon Talk

Our special beauty industry mini magazine

Featured Article

Laurieann Gibson’s stunning style secrets

Home Styling Guide

All the step-by-step mane moves


Celebrity Stylist

Celebrity Hairstylist Larry Sims
Actress and superstar Gabrielle Union is no stranger to looking good! This trendsetting hottie knows all the right mane moves. But, the L.A.’s Finest star has some help. Celebrity hairdresser and styling expert Larry Sims is the star stylist behind some of Gabrielle’s most iconic looks. Here, we spoke with Sims about working with a haute client like Gabrielle!

GO-TO STYLING: “For a while we were doing Natural textured styles, which was before we cut her hair. It’s just great because it keeps the heat off the hair, the wear and tear of the hair. And sometimes we’ll implement Natural hair extensions into her Natural texture as well. It’s something great because she can sort of manage that when I’m not with her. She doesn’t have to worry about flat ironing or pressing her edges or anything like that, so we like to do easy, no-heat or heat-protective styles. Braids are always great for her.”

#TRENDING: “I think that we’re not conforming to the beauty standards that were implemented into our heads for many years. I think that people are really—they know their self-beauty, you know what I mean? They don’t feel like they have to have long hair to attract a certain man or to be perceived as beautiful. People are just really, I guess, embracing what their natural is and I really appreciate it; I think it’s really beautiful and such a dope movement. The shorter the better to me. Like my mom and my sister have really short hair. So it’s been in my life for a very long time, I’ve just been waiting for everybody else to catch up.”

“She’s not hiding behind her hair and it just looks so fresh and so young.”

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