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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Ellen on

Again, who cared??????

Whaaa? on

But if you do that much to it… is it still ‘yours’? It now belongs to the stylist. When the color fades you’ll have to go back to him to get ‘your’ hair. Right? and I agree…there are better things to talk about.

Linda on

I agree. Her hair always looks like she never brushes it. But, then again I think she is a wing nut!!!!

Dawn on

Huh? When someone has great hair that is the first thing you notice about them – the first thing I notice about this chick is her eye brows – too think and too dark. I think Jennifer Aniston has way prettier hair, also Eva Longoria.

Snow on

Satchels of gold, satchels of gold…the girl is crazy if she thinks she has anything but stringy mousy brown hair.

ALG on

Um….not me!

jennrae on

Kelly tweets to me for some reason, so I can tell you all that she will be flattered by the number of comments, even if every single one of them is negative. She doesn’t care, she just wants the attention. Personally, though, I think Bethenny has gorgeous hair, lol. Thick and rich, silky, and healthy-looking. We should all talk about how we wish we had Bethenny’s hair if we really want to bug Kelly.

Chris on

She is as crazy as Danielle. Neither one of them should be raising children. They both need serious help, but they are in denial. They are both so sad and pathetic.

marsss on

“He even cuts my dog’s hair.” um, yeaaaaahhhhhh, ENOUGH SAID!!!!

Lori Moore on

Kelly, please don’t start another year without taking your meds. Your hair is a hot mess so why would someone want to touch it. I believe Bethany’s hair is shiny and pretty made up or down.
Otherwise just stay at home

ps double your meds!!!

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