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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boston02127 on

Her hair makes her face so long. It’s also so dated. She looks like she belongs in the 80’s. Is this all this woman cares about? Too bad she’s gone thru years of life without any true accomplishment. She’s actually a joke at almost 50 years old talking about her hair and what she has on. Quite frankly she’s a bore.

Anniieee on

I think it always, always looks dirty and stringy.

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I am not…

tink1217 on

umm…what exactly is so great about her hair??

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Tina on

Her hair is nothing special.

KABlaese on

I think her hair makes her look like a horse. She is such a whack-a-doodle.

Kim on

Sweetie, I’m not obsessed with your hair and I certainly do not want to touch it. I don’t even know who you are.

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