Beyoncé’s hair stylist has hit back at those ‘stringy’ hair claims from back in September.
In case you missed it, let us fill you in.
The Grown Woman singer appeared on the cover of Vogue looking sensational in a fitted nude applique dress and with a dazzlingred sequin coat draped over one shoulder.
Beyoncé being Beyoncé, she looked fierce. Flawless skin? Check. Sultry ’90s matte nude lip? Check. But the cover left a few people confused over her hair…
Instead of getting the sexy, Drunk In Love-style vibe of those dropping wet locks, many simply didn’t get the styling. In fact, an article in US publication The Atlantic even called the singer’s tresses ‘stringy’. HUH?!
‘That hair! That decidedly non-fierce hair!’ wrote the unimpressed writer. ‘Which is, here, a flat shade of brown, and plainly parted, and notably stringy – not yeah-I-just-got-back-from-a-dip-in-the-Mediterranean stringy, but yeah-I-haven’t-washed-my-hair-in-like-three-weeks stringy.’
So what’s Bey’s hair stylist Kim Kimble got to say about those harsh comments?
‘Oh, I didn’t know that’, she told The Cut. ‘I missed all of that. I mean, it’s a look. Stringy? That’s kind of rude. It’s artistic, it’s not stringy; it’s wet hair. I think maybe she didn’t use the right choice of words, so I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. ‘
Kim continued to defend her styling, adding: ‘I feel like it was a beautiful photo. I think hair is an expression. There’s no one way it should look. Everyone is going to have their own opinion, but I was very pleased with how it came out.’
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So were we, lady. Even with that ‘stringy’ (pfft) wet hair, the Queen looked killer.