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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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susie on

This is the top story?? Her hair always looks drab and dirty and her poor skin what’s up with that?


No, Kelly, everyone is obsesse with your ability to “make lemons out of lemonade.”

danicat2358 on

Really, everyone wants to touch it? Ummm…yeah, not so much…to me it always looks like it needs a good washing (or three) and I wouldn’t wanna get anywhere NEAR that mess…

Diane on

Honestly? Someone took the time to write this?
I don’t get any of it. What is she talking about?
There is nothing special about that hair.

Stephanie on

I don’t find anything spectacular about her hair. It isn’t natural if you color it. Maybe she thinks to highly of herself. I have seen better.

crystal on

Sorry Kelly the only one obesessed with your hair is you, and that doesnt count hun.. :)

bekka on

She is so full of herself. She needs to go away…far away, where she can play with her hair!

Rebecca Roush on

Really, sweetie, get over yourself already! Everyone is CERTAINLY not obsessed with your hair. There is a real world out there with real problems in it–you are a certified nut job! Put down the crack pipe and join up with real people in the real world–first off, get some serious help for yourself and most of all, for your children who are at the mercy of your nuttiness!!!!

Elena on

I’m fairly sure that when they “want to touch her hair”, they’re trying to get rid of the fleas that they see crawling around.

aimee on

LOL!! Get over yourself.

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