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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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acuragrl on

I think you are all forgetting something, Anyone and I mean anyone can be beautiful with loads and loads of MONEY to fix themselves. No one is naturally beautiful and Neither is Beyonce .Take off her pounds of makeup and all her hair weave and she looks like thge rest of you. Plain and thats it. So shut up already! You people who praise her have no self confidence of your own.I dont think anybody is beautiful except me! Oh and some of you need to learn how to spell before you can compliment Beyonce.

treasure on

is all that hair really urs or do u wear a weave? and what kind do u wear

Yowcah on

I have been wearing full lace wigs for several months now and I like them. They are so convenient. One can work out and still have good looking hair. Thanks BK.

jjshan on

Beyonce and her hair is beautiful. Everyone where lace front or want to wear it and can’t afford. Beyonce is beautiful and has more class in her little fingure than most people have in a life time. Beyonce is a bad chick and She gets kudos from me.

E-z on

Beyonce is the Bomb.com yall. All the haters need to fall back. So what if beyonce wears Weave. she is still pretty! iv seen her in london with NO makeup (or VERY little) in airport and yes she looked different but she was still pretty! and the gurl has Hair yall. it may not flow to her hips but she has NATURALLY curly hair. shes beautiful, and talented. Why must we hate? What has she ever done to you?

Sophia on

ARI:
you think because your light skinned with long hair that makes you automatically beautiful, give me a break you are brain washed by white america. Beside white women have been wearing wigs forever who do you think they were made for, not us thats for sure. Do you see anyone making a fuss over Paris hilton jessica simpson or britney spears the list go’s on….. All this talk about beyonce being mixed and protecting her beautiful mixed hair is sicknig you black fools need to take a good look in the mirror and see who you really are and stop trying to live up to white america standards, which they can’t even live up to themselves. educate yourselves, Read a book.

Jazzy Gyrl on

This makes me laugh!

Beyonce wears LACE FRONT WIGS, just check out some of the bad pics going around that show where the glue meets her scalp and there are some close-ups that show the lace, Think about it…. could anyone go through as many hairstyles as Beyonces and still have a full head of hair? I LOVE LACE FRONTS!

ametra on

I agree with angel. If all you’re going 2 do is hate don’t read the article. So what she wears extensions name one celeb that dosen’t you can’t because they all do. Why does it matter how long her hair is your not her or her hair stylist. Keep up the good work haters cause yall don’t have anything better 2 do!

Tammy McLaughlin on

I have fine hair and I am allergic to all styling products. I need a hair style that will work well with my long diamond face and prominent nose. I have tried longer lengths, but anywhere below the shoulders looks messy. Do you have any thoughts?

ATHENA on

I AGREE WITH THE PERSON WHO SAID THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT HATIN BECAUSE THEY DON’T LIKE BEYONCE. THAT’S THEIR OPINION! I USED TO LIKE BEYONCE BUT I LOST MY TASTE FOR HER. I THINK SHE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN HERSELF A BREAK BEFORE PEOPLE GOT TIRED OF HER. NONE OF US KNOW HER ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, AND THAT’S NOT EVEN WHAT THE POST IS ABOUT. IT’S ALL ABOUT TIPS FROM BEYONCE’S HAIR STYLIST. SO ALL THESE PEOPLE BRINGIN UP THESE WHITE PEOPLE WITH WEAVES ARE WAY OFF THE DAMN SUBJECT. SO WHAT IF THEY WEAR WEAVES! THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH WEAVES. SHOOT, IF I HAD THE MONEY I WOULD GET A WEAVE LIKE BEYONCE TOO.

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