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Ask The Experts: Beyonce's Hair Stylist Gives Us Tips

07/26/2006 at 03:42 PM ET

With her hectic summer record-promo tour, Beyonce is one busy superstar this summer, and her hair stylist Kimberly Kimble is in charge of keeping her hair looking fresh. We asked her to answer a few of your burning summer hair questions.

So how do you keep Beyonce’s hair looking wild and free, but not too crazy?

KIMBLE: Everything starts at the base– how you shampoo and condition the hair. Then, think about how you are going to blow dry and lay in the curls. I use different techniques when I blow dry. If the hair is going to end up full, you don’t want to straighten it too much, so try to leave some of the texture in. If you’re going for a straight style, of course, you have to straighten it with a flat iron to get it bone straight from the root to the ends. You need to put product in the hair that’s going to keep it shiny, silky and smooth and protect it from the heat.

Read more hair tips from Kim on the next page.

Photo: Luisa Johns/Photokinetic Images, zach lipp/admedia , Jackson Lee/Splash News

What’s the deal with hairspray? If you use too much, the hair is hard and nasty, but if you don’t use enough, your curls won’t stay.

KIMBLE: Well, that’s the thing. In my line, I have a very light holding spray. It’s not too sticky, and you have to build on it to make it what you want it. It starts off with a light to medium hold, and you don’t have to have it super hard to make it lock in the curl. But you have to use the right curling iron, and the right technique to get the hair to curl right. It’s never just about the products, and that’s what most people don’t get.

How can you keep summer hair looking healthy?
KIMBLE: Summertime is always a great time for carefree hairstyles. You have to keep it well moisturized. If you also dye your hair, it’s a great time to boost the color. I usually take all my clients a little lighter in the summer, but you should use color-enhancing shampoos to keep the color rich. Look for products with sunscreen it and make sure to get a good color-treated shampoo and conditioner to help keep your color vibrant for the summer. Hair has the appearance of healthiness when the color is rich. The two I love are John Frieda’s shampoo and conditioner and Aveda’s line for color-treated hair. — Amy Keith

Got a fashion or beauty question that needs an expert answer? Send it in and we’ll get it answered.

Photos: Luisa Johns/PhotoKinetic , Zach Lipp/AdMedia, Jackson Lee/Splash News

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daniela on

Why are we getting Tips from Beyonce’s hair stylist? All she wears is extremely long hair extensions. It is no where classy or cute

Kim on

You can tell how Kim Kimble never said beyonce’s hair was a weave. She just said you had to was and do good blow drying. LOL Beyonce’s Hair isn’t even below her shoulders.

angel on

why can’t a woman ever look good without other women having a problem with it? if you don’t want your hair to look like beyonce’s, don’t bother reading an article about beyonce’s hair.
beyonce has shoulder-length hair and wears extensions like almost every other female celebrity, why is that wrong?

shy on

I agree with angel. ladies ladies…why cant we just congragulate instead of hatin. but check it….shes getn paid. your not. and the funny think is….that i bet both of yall be tryn to dress like her and be like her. Come on now. To answer your question daniela. Her hair stylist is tryn to help you out cause you know damn well you cant afford a stylist that can do hair like that. And Kim.. can u put her own hair in a pony tail? better yet. when people say your hair is nice do they say “oohh..gurl..ur weave is tight.” No…I dont think so. Give her props. She is doing it. If her hair wasnt weave i bet yall would still hate. come on now…. give her props. yall should be thankful that her stylist took the time out to give some good hair advice to those who could use it.

victoria on

i like beyonce’s hairstyle she’s so lovely she take cares for her hair for herself in the hole point

judith in SouthAfrica on

I googled to c if Beyonce’s hair is real or not -like the whole lot of us who were curious!!!
there are other great things about Beyonce

i still dig Beyonce despite whatever:fake hair or not.

bfan on

The woman is unjustly beautiful. I wonder if she knows how good looking she is.

Ilu on

I love Beyonce, and whether or not she wears hair extensions, her hair is still rockin’, and she wears it very well!!

Props go to Kim her stylist for all of the fabulous dos she does! Shoot, I would love to be able to have a stylist overhaul my hair! Props to them both!

dorie on

i think that beyounce looks pretty no matter what she does to her hair. do your thing girl!!!!

tayeesha on

girls girls beyonce wears a lace wig thats right a wig im gone me one cos i couldnt believe it u can wear ur hair up down part it where ever u want it to b parted from check on http://www.bestlacewigs.com and all these other stars wear this wig it looks like its actually growing out of ur head they measure ur head round fron temple to nape and all over and then ask u to provide them with the crucial info like ur desired scalp color its crazy but imma get one we all shud cos it looks so good my mom bought one it costed her $209 and its a long & curly golden brown color every keeps admiring her hair cos it looks so beautiful and so damn real! ciara, olivia, halle berry, kelly & michelle, tyra rihanna, teairra, even jessica simpson wears this lace wig so yall shud check out the sit e and buy one and make u get a good look at beyonce’s hair on this site you would’nt believe it lol it breath takin how they come up with these hair secrets and jus wanna keep it all for themselves yeah thats http://www.bestlacewigs.com and click onto celeb gallery to see all da celebs ill keep yall posted oh and any girl s wanna talk to me sexytayeesha@hotmail.co.uk thats my msn incase yall wanna know a lil more stay blessed!

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