EXCLUSIVE! Rihanna's Hairstylist Gives Us The Story Behind The Singer's New Extensions!

Fri, September 24, 2010 8:16am EST by 2 Comments


Want to know the details behind Rihanna’s new red ‘do? We went straight to her hairstylist!

If you’ve been watching Rihanna lately (who isn’t?) you’ve no doubt noticed her brand new, bright red hair. These extensions are causing quite a commotion (people love it or hate it,) so I decided to contact the pop star’s mane lady, celebrity stylist Ursula Stephen, who is the woman who gave her the signature haircut that spawned a million scissors snipping as well as this new fun look. I asked the celebrity hairstylist about the process to take the singer to a good girl gone red. Here’s what she said:

HL: How was the decision to go red made? Was it yours or Rihanna’s?
Ursula Stephen: It was actually a mutual decision we made together. We had just wanted to do it at different times, but, as it happened in the end, the timing was perfect and we decided to go for it!

HL:Are these extensions? If so, are they real or synthetic?
Ursula Stephen: We’re using real human hair extensions, which are colored. The process to install them is simple: they’re bonded onto her actual hair.

HL:How does she like them. Does she love the new look?
Ursula Stephen: She loves the whole new look, especially the color! It’s her new favorite thing.

HL: Will she have to have relaxers in the meantime? What products will you use to maintain her look?
Ursula Stephen: Rihanna will definitely get relaxers in the meantime.  I use Motions Silkening Shine Relaxer System to keep it sleek, shiny, and conditioned.

HL: What would you suggest to women who would like to copy her look? Any advice they can take to their stylist?
Ursula Stephen: My advice when coping someone’s look is always to make it your own! Work with your stylist to create a look that suits you and your personality. If you think this is a look that will suit you and your personality, then work with your stylist to create it!

Ursula is a spokesperson for Motions as well. Some other products that she uses on Rihanna and her other clients (Paula Patton and Taraji P. Henson, just to name a couple)? Motions Marula Natural Therapy Strengthening Shampoo and Motions Marula Natural Therapy Strengthening Conditioner, which will keep relaxed hair in great condition between relaxers and Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade, a styling aid that adds beautiful shine and luster to your hair.

What do you think, BFFs? Do you like Rihanna’s brand new red ‘do? Vote now!

– Kristin Booker

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