Kelly Bensimon on Her Coif: 'Everyone is Obsessed With My Hair'

09/07/2010 at 01:00 PM ET

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The Real Housewives of New York City might be used to their castmate Kelly Bensimon’s competitive spirit, but when it comes to a real rivalry, the reality star says that the competition is all in the hair. “Everyone is obsessed with my hair,” she told PEOPLE at a polo match to benefit Nacho Figueras’s Work to Ride Charity at the Bridgehampton Polo Club on Sunday. “They always want to touch it.” Kelly’s enviable tresses come at the experienced hands of her longtime colorist Kathleen Flynn Hui and stylist Bradley Irion, who was on hand at the Avantair-sponsored event to explain how he gives Kelly her chic curl and color. “We worked with her natural texture,” Irion said. “And then we just added to the beauty. We bumped up her base with a dark blonde, light brown, and then we hand painted highlights into the hair. We glaze that with a warm honey tone. It’s a natural gloss that bumps up the shine and enriches the highlights, so everything kind of blends together.” And Kelly can’t praise Irion’s work enough: “When I met Bradley, he said, your hair has to be natural. People are constantly coming up to me and touching my hair. That’s what Bradley gave me. . . this touchable, gorgeous hair that’s real,” she said. And there’s another Bensimon that Irion has lent his magic touch to, according to Kelly. “He even cuts my dog’s hair.” –Jeffrey Slonim

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iris on

I dont think they want to touch as much as pull it out. You Really need to get a reality check and since you are on a reality show THAT IS KIND OF SCARY!!!!

jill on

i’m so happy to read the comments as when i was reading the article i was thinking ‘huh? who wants to touch her hair? what is special about her hair? it’s just long, straggly, often looks dirty, stringy, nothing special, hair.’ good to see i’m not losing my mind….ohhhh that’s right….it’s kelly who’s losing her mind….all right then…

Jessica on

People Mag, again you disappoint me! How is this even a “Top Story”?? I don’t care to touch her hair – for all I know, she’s probably wearing extensions, like every other person in Hollywood does. Why is this person even relevant?! She’s done not 1 good thing to make a positive change in this world!!!!! If we’re going to focus so much on celebrities, let’s at least do it on the ones that are taking the time to make a change for the better, not the Heidis and Kims, and irrelevant Kellys.

Kristin on

Um, I don’t know her or her hair.

Bennie on

I’m obsessed with her hair lip

Kelly Bensimon: Everyone Is Obsessed with My Hair | Hair On The Brain on

[...] feelings are so 1979. The latest Bensimonism: “Everyone is obsessed with my hair,” she told People at a polo match to benefit Nacho Figueras’s Work to Ride Charity this weekend. “They always [...]

Chicogal on

Umm maybe in her mind people are. EWW is all I have to say

Diana on

Sorry, but I see nothing spectacular about your hair. Get over your self.

Shawna on

Wow, I think my stylist can do the same thing.

dray on

oh yes everyone just wants to touch your hair, everybody loves you lol ya right ding bat

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