Ask The Experts: Beyonce's Hair Stylist Gives Us Tips

07/26/2006 at 03:42 PM ET

With her hectic summer record-promo tour, Beyonce is one busy superstar this summer, and her hair stylist Kimberly Kimble is in charge of keeping her hair looking fresh. We asked her to answer a few of your burning summer hair questions.

So how do you keep Beyonce’s hair looking wild and free, but not too crazy?

KIMBLE: Everything starts at the base– how you shampoo and condition the hair. Then, think about how you are going to blow dry and lay in the curls. I use different techniques when I blow dry. If the hair is going to end up full, you don’t want to straighten it too much, so try to leave some of the texture in. If you’re going for a straight style, of course, you have to straighten it with a flat iron to get it bone straight from the root to the ends. You need to put product in the hair that’s going to keep it shiny, silky and smooth and protect it from the heat.

Read more hair tips from Kim on the next page.

Photo: Luisa Johns/Photokinetic Images, zach lipp/admedia , Jackson Lee/Splash News

What’s the deal with hairspray? If you use too much, the hair is hard and nasty, but if you don’t use enough, your curls won’t stay.

KIMBLE: Well, that’s the thing. In my line, I have a very light holding spray. It’s not too sticky, and you have to build on it to make it what you want it. It starts off with a light to medium hold, and you don’t have to have it super hard to make it lock in the curl. But you have to use the right curling iron, and the right technique to get the hair to curl right. It’s never just about the products, and that’s what most people don’t get.

How can you keep summer hair looking healthy?
KIMBLE: Summertime is always a great time for carefree hairstyles. You have to keep it well moisturized. If you also dye your hair, it’s a great time to boost the color. I usually take all my clients a little lighter in the summer, but you should use color-enhancing shampoos to keep the color rich. Look for products with sunscreen it and make sure to get a good color-treated shampoo and conditioner to help keep your color vibrant for the summer. Hair has the appearance of healthiness when the color is rich. The two I love are John Frieda’s shampoo and conditioner and Aveda’s line for color-treated hair. — Amy Keith

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Photos: Luisa Johns/PhotoKinetic , Zach Lipp/AdMedia, Jackson Lee/Splash News

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Clare on

Beyonce’s hair is a weave. HOWEVER, her hair underneath is a mixed-race type of hair (know what i’m saying). Her mom’s side of the family is of mixed race. Look at Beyonce’s sister, Solange and Solange’s little son. He has BLUE eyes! Anyway Beyonce DOES where weaves and lace front wigs to protect her real hair from heat and chemical damage and weather and such. Tyra Banks wears lace front wigs, the singer Ashanti, Angela Basset, Gabrielle Union etc and almost every black actress and singer in Hollywood either wears weaves or lacefront wigs BUT SO WHAT? I ordered myself one too and I have shoulder length hair (my real hair). There is nothing wrong with weaves and lace front wigs. So stop hating on Beyonce and go to this website and order YOU one. Websites listed below.

Clarese on

Beyonce, Tyra Banks, Ashanti, Lil Kim, Gabrielle Union, etc all wear either lace front wigs or weaves (remy hair). ANT THEY ALL LOOK FABULOUS. I have a lace front wig as well..READ ABOUT IT. Go to google and google ‘lace front wigs’ or ‘buy lace front wigs’. Ebay too!

Clarese on

Beyonce, Tyra Banks, Ashanti, Gabrielle Union,etc all wear lace fronts wigs or weaves usin Remy Hair. They ALL look fabulous. So quit hating and join em. Go to google and look up lace front wigs or buy lace front wigs. There are so many wonderful sites. I bought one from mahogany manes. These place charge like a few hundered dollars for the wig but its worth it because the wig look very natural like Tyra’s.

lorena on


what is the curly hair called you use on beyonce’s hair the middle picture??

Shanise on

The celebrity craze with lace front wigs is enormous! I just saw a E! entertainment show on how lace wigs are becoming more and more popular. People are now wearing lace wigs instead of going to the salon to get highlights or a new haircut. There is no better way to change your appearance by any given day than to wear a lace front wig that allows you to take on multiple fashionable characters like the celebrities. Order the lace wig the celebrities wear today!

Simona on

i think beyonce’s hairstyles are great!! if i had her hair i would be so greatful. she always comes up with something new, individual and unique and thats whats so wonderful about her. acctually everything about her is wonderful.

Tayara on

you are sooooooooooo pretty Beyonce and those are some hata’s out there so you keep rockin yo hair and yo shape you also have a beautiful voice and even if you and jay-z aint with you you can find someone elese better than him cuz he aint all that and a bag of chips and im only 12……

Lisa on

I love lace front wigs. A good place to find reasonable priced lace front wigs is

Ari on

I would just like to say 1st of all i am just a pretty as beyonce, i am light skinned with long hair, slim, 5″6, and i dress just as good as her……so i have NO REASON to hate on her. but i would like to say that all she does wear is WEAVE and if you see her WITHOUT make-up…she just looks like the AVERAGE FEMALE…she is not ALL THAT without all that make up and weave. Natural beauty does not require all that…I SELDOM wear make up, i am naturally pretty.

ta'les on

Everyone so shocked that Beyonce wears a weave. Fake or Real it dosen’t matter. As long as you look nice and presnetable Tha’ts all that matters. If her hair was nappy and didn’ get combed people would be talking about her and if her natural hair was long and straight she would also still get talked about it. The fact is she’s Beyonce and no matter how real her hair is, she’s going to have people hating on her reguardless.

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