Meet Woman Behind Jessica Simpson's Highlights

01/12/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

So what do $600 highlights look like? At Rita Hazan’s tony Manhattan salon, they look like movie star hair — luxurious, lustrous tresses streaked with hints of baby blonde, honey and caramel. “I give people what I call couture color,” the surprisingly down-to-earth Hazan told PEOPLE. “When clients leave my salon, they are always photo shoot ready,” she says, explaining why she has such a devoted celebrity following. Best known for dramatically changing the looks of Jennifer Lopez (she’s responsible for those famous honey highlights), a post-divorce Jessica Simpson, Carmen Electra, and most recently, Britney Spears, non-celeb clients travel from all over to see her, fly her to them (at $5,000 a trip) and call her for hair emergencies. Besides the flawless color, the best perk of seeing Rita is that “we wait on you hand and foot!” What’s better than that?

(P.S. You can take a peek inside Rita Hazan’s salon over at InStyle.com.)

Photo:michael caulfield/wireimage

FILED UNDER: Hair , Jessica Simpson

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Renee on

I like Jessica’s hair, it always looks nice. I would expect it to look nice at $600!

Courtney on

WHO CARES ABOUT TALENTLESS OVERRATED JESSICA SIMPSON!! Her music or music did NOTHING, move on!

elo on

I know someone who travels to rita to do her hair and i can’t say it’s worth thr $600.

lana on

what can i say.. it must be nice to be rich..

IREEN on

Jessie’s hair looks gorgeous!

Lisa on

What highlights? Her hair is all the same color – and not a good one at that. Talk about OVER PROCESSED!!!!

Rose on

I think her hair looks bad in the picture, but you have to be honest for the most part she has beautiful hair. I have to say she looks much better with shorter hair

Melanie on

600 dollars! Oh well! Jessica’s hair looks great!

AMBER on

I THINK JESS LOOKS ABSOLUTLY STUNNING AS USUAL AND FOR ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT HAD MEAN THINGS TO SAY I THINK YOU ARE ALL JUST JELOUS!!!!!!!!

Carrie on

$600- seriously! Jess’s hair looks blah to me, waste of $in my opinion.

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