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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RED on

Ummmmmmm…..since when is dyed hair natural?

stephy on

well there is at least one person on the planet that likes her hair. her name is kelly

tina on

Her hair looks stringy and lifeless, sorry Kelly get a real style..

tuffy on

it would be the only thing anyone would want to touch on her

Jane on

I’ve never looked at her hair and thought the color was beautiful or shiny. Now, Ashley Simpson’s brown hair with golden highlights is very glossy and beautiful and I would love to find out what she does. But Kelly’s drab hair? Nah. Pass.

Michele on

I think it would be more acurate to say that Kelly is obsessed with her own hair. I don’t think she can go 30 seconds without touching it. Yuck! Maybe if people touch her hair they are just trying to get it out of her face, ’cause that is annoying too. So unbelievably self-centered, as per usual.

Kathleen on

OMG, no one will ever love this woman as much as she loves herself! Yawn…

Tljones1110 on

Please go away Kelly!

nicole on

Kelly honey does anyone else see these “people” trying to touch your hair ??? – somebody isnt taking their crazy pills

Barf on

I would rather see her dog, I bet the dogs is cuter than her, I think she is obnoxious and delusional!! really really delusional

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