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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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Caroline - Manchester on

Ladies Ladies, Boyonces stylist aint saying the full truth cos like tayeesha says… they wanna keep the secret to themselves.. Who wants to give a beauty secret away if your dont have to? certainly not me (or Beyonce!) There are so many girls that wear weaves / false hair that its untrue.. so dont read this site if your a hater!

Beyonce wears here haire very well and i’, gonna check http://www.bestlacewigs.com out!!

Vanda on

I luvvvvv Beyonce, she is a true beauty. Big ups to her, come on now haterz show her some damn luv, shes great at what she does. Whether she wears weave or not she will always be one of my favourite artist, ….but I want to know what is her hair color?, its pretty.

Berta on

Do what works for you. Life is to short to hate.If you had the money you would be out getting the same hair or something else. It looks great and I just want to know were can I buy some real hair that looks that good with out paying an arm and a leg.

To B or Not to B on

Ladies, it’s not about being a “hater” as everyone likes to put it. Since when is having an opinion, hatin’? There is nothing wrong with Kim or Daniela’s statement. It’s an opinion, the same as all of your opinions. Not everyone thinks that advice gven from a stylist who makes sure that B’s wigs and extensions look “tight” some of the time is the best person to dole out advice on “real” hair care. It’s not about anyone being jealous of B. Some people like her and some don’t. Som people like to believe that B is the best thing since sliced bread and if that’s your opinion–great! But please stop knocking others who don’t jump on your particular bandwagon.

valeria on

I agree 100% ! Tips from somebody whos wears wigs?? Give a break!!

valerinhasan@yahoo.com.br on

I’m desappointed.. I never tought Beyonce’s hair was a weave!
But, I love Beyonce even bald!! She is awesome!
Vava Brazil!!

breion on

beyonce you look good with your real hair and you not going to look like yourself with false hair in your head

jennifer on

omg beyonce looks stunning all the time, and wassup with all the haters on the page! dont hate cuz ur ugly!!

Mecca on

Beyonce is one of us ladies. I dont believe we should speak of her in a negative ligth…Especially sice NONE of us know her on a personal level. We all strive to not necesarily be like “B”…. but like “ME”, improving ourselves wether its our hairstlye, make up or otherwise…Im with “B” on this one…lets upgrade yall!

ann on

PLEASE!!!!!!! GET REAL EVERYONE. WIGS AND WEAVES AND EXTENSIONS….THAT IS THE SECRET TO BEYONCE’S HAIR…

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