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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Jen DC on

Uhhhh… It always looks dry as hay to me.

LORI on

yep everyone does like too pet a DOG…………..

trisha on

Everyone says that to me, too. I, unlike you, don’t feel the need to brag about it. I have more going on in my life than what I look like. Go read a book, hun.

Janet on

No one is obsessed with anything about her – it is all her imagination.

KitKat on

Shame on you People Magazine!! You took an obviously unbalanced person in serious need of medication and made her look even MORE unbalanced (if that is possible for Kelly Whats-her-name at this point…)!!! Her hair looks dry, brittle and uncared for… You knew this already, People Magazine…tsk, tsk. Poor, crazy Kelly… She needs to slink off back into obscurity. Her 15 minutes are Waaayyyyyyyyy over. I just feel sorry for her poor kids…they must be humiliated to have to say, “Yeah…she is my mother…Yeah, she is crazy.”

kimB on

So we are supposed to take advice from a dog groomer? No thanks.

Stephanie on

Who is “everyone?” This broad is so do delusional! Ugh, horse-face women need love too.

Anna on

Who is Kelly Bensimon and why should I care?

smartchick on

I suppose all the negative comments about Kelly’s hair will just make her think we are all jealous!! God help me! This woman is certifiable and I too, feel truly sorry for her children. Go back where you came from, Kelly. We are all really sick and tired of your nastiness and your pettiness.

Lyn on

Seriously Kelly, no one is envious of your stringy
shagadog looking hair. Get a good cut and maybe you’ll look younger…

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