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July/August 2019

The Hottest Hairstyles

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Style Secrets From A Haute Actress

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Natural Hair

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Salon Talk

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Laurieann Gibson’s stunning style secrets

Home Styling Guide

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…Meet God Friended Me’s Javicia Leslie

If actress Javicia Leslie looks familiar it might have something to do with her role as minister’s daughter “Ali Finer” on the CBS uplifting drama God Friended Me, a show where the question of faith and social media intersect. Or, you may have seen her shifting gears in BET’s The Family Business. But if you’re a hair fashion fan, you’ve probably glimpsed the Augsburg, Germany born beauty modeling hairstyles within the pages of Sophisticate’s Black Hair. “When I was in high school I used to work in a hair salon. One of the stylists was a regular stylist featured in the magazine and I was her model. This was probably in 2004,” revealed Javicia during our exclusive interview. “We had the pictures blown up in the house. My mom would call our family and tell them to buy the magazine. We still have copies of the magazine.” For more on Javicia, check out our interview with the star in the March ’19 issue of SBH (on sale now) then tune in to God Friended Me on CBS tonight (8 PM ET/PT).

Photo: Shannon Wallace Photography/courtesy Anderson Group Public Relations.

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