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

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

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Nina roe on

I have had braids all my life and now am giving my hair a break and now have a instant weave…. I am thinking about getting a Lace front… Does anyone know anywhere in the UK that does them salon/or freelance?? well priced and look good PLEASE ADVICE>>> MSN messenger/email roenina@hotmail.com/ nina@transamtrucking.com thanks x

jackie on

I love Beyoncé cuz she is the most beautiful girl in the world she looks gorgeous!!!! and haters dont hate her cuz she is beautiful and u r not!!!! lol!!! im happy cuz she is coming to my country!!! beyonce´s hair is beautiful with extensions, wigs ore whatever!!!!!!!!!

NIKKIA on

IT’S A FRONT LACE WIG…..EVER HEARD OF IT….FRONT LACE….LOOK IT UP…THATS NO HER REAL HAIR…ITS A WIG….EVERYONE IS WEARING THEM FROM TYRA.CIARA.BEYOUNCE.TRINA.GWEN STEFANI..JADA EVRYONE

monika on

i love the way she wears her hair…extensins or not!her hair is always gorgeous so why are yall on here hating? if you didnt want your hair like hers get off the site….find something better to do with your time instead of critisizing others, haters!!

lateisha on

lol, lmfao yall have no life

Sean Pearson on

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blush on

woah!love all of their hair styles,eye color + those nice teeth- – – ITS SO SWEET & COOL! O.M.G ++0

remy indian hair on

I find clip on extensions soooo easy to work with, they totally compliment my lifestyle and work great with my busy schedule. I’ve purchased cheap clip ons before, but I find that real Indian human hair extensions are the best. They look and feel sooooo real!

lepus on

can i say something here?

Sunny on

How can i ask questions from kimberly kimble

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