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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!


Weave Couture

Stitching extensions onto a dome cap created this custom wig. Hair was custom colored several shades of purple using a combination of semi-permanent and permanent hues. Natural hair is braided down under the wig. To finish, the hair is cut into a soft, medium-length lob (long bob).


L.A.-based celebrity stylist Ashley Noel (above) has worked with Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, Lyric Ross and Simone Missick—just to name a few from her star client roster. The Natural hair specialist is a true trendsetter.

“[When it comes to cutting lace on a lace-front wig], never cut a straight line—because that is not ‘natural.’ Our hairlines aren’t straight across, so cut the lace in little zigzag motions, with cuticle scissors, for the best results.”

SBH Blog

Beauty Changes Lives

Black Hair Tip of the Day