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October/ November 2019

What’s inside this issue!

SBH Cover Star Tika Sumpter

Styling it up with the Mixed-ish star!

Clip & Snip

Amazing and trendy styles for you!

Natural Hair

Your curly coif care guide

Salon Talk

Our cosmetologist mini magazine

Featured Article

Beauty banter with pro dancer Aliya Janell

Home Styling Guide

Step-by-step instructions to coif perfection!


Hair Color Now

Trend Of The Month: Playing With Pastels
Fashion colors have quickly taken over the haircolor game. Unexpected shades give your mane a bold, edgy appearance. Show off your unique personality with a pop of pretty pastel coif colors and get ready to be admired!

Bright colors pop against this mane’s dark base. Relaxed hair is tinted a deeper brown and cut into a layered pixie. Stylist Dana Falls, from E &E Hair Studio in Bowie, MD, bonded several purple and pink extensions through the crown. The finished look is razor cut for a feathery finish.

A vibrant silver hue makes this cut standout! Human-hair wefts are sewn onto a net with a closer for this custom wig. Roots are dyed dark and the remaining hair is toned a bright silver. Using texturizing shears, hairdresser Evie Johnson, of E & E Hair Studio in Bowie, MD, created a bob silkened with a flat iron.

This isn’t just any Mohawk! After clippers are used to Fade down the sides and create a negative-space pattern, Natural hair through the center is lifted and dyed a gorgeous rose gold hue. Stylist J. Giovanni, from Xclusive Cuts Barbershop in Beaumont, TX, finished with mousse and firm-hold hairspray.

Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Tayla Parx is a talent to watch! This year alone the beauty has had three Top 10 hits, which were written by her, at the same time: Ariana Grande’s “Thank U Next” and “7 Rings” as well as Panic At The Disco’s “High Hopes.” Not to mention Tayla is killing the pastel tress trend with a waved lob (long bob) tinted an eye-catching pink champagne hue!


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