We imagine that every celebrity has their own go-to glam squad consisting of a makeup artist, hairstylist, and everything else in between, that will make them look incredible 24/7. Actually, we don't need to imagine this, as we know that many A-listers have an entourage that's always on hand to help beautify them whenever they need it.
Which is why we were surprised, shocked even, to discover that when Beyoncé needs to get her hair dyed she sometimes does it at home. Let's just say that again so it sinks in: Beyoncé dyes her own hair. Of course, she doesn't do that all the time and does have help in the form of her colourist Rita Hazan, who's known for creating that honey-blonde hue that we like to call Queen Bey hair.
Speaking about Bey doing her own colour, Hazan revealed in an interview why the star sometimes does it at home: "She’s good at it because her mom had a salon when she was growing up, so she knows what she’s doing. She’ll play with it but she won’t do anything crazy. If she needs to touch it up, she’ll touch it up [herself]."
This gives us joy for two reasons: First, we love that everyone sometimes reaches for the home dye kit, even the A-list. Second, Beyoncé's hair colour might not be as hard to achieve as we thought… Keep scrolling for more tips on how Hazan creates Beyoncé's honey-blonde hue.
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So what's the secret to getting the now-iconic hair colour? While many hairdressers and colourists swear by toners and glosses, Hazan doesn't. "My theory on colour is that you have to hit the colour the first time," the colourist revealed. So keep that in mind next time you're going for a new lighter hue.
Also, it's worth bearing in mind the advice she gives about going lighter, especially if you've already got darker brunette locks. Essentially, you have to take it slow and book multiple appointments so you go lighter each time.
Finally, if you're wondering what kind of images Beyoncé takes to Hazan for inspiration—she doesn't. According to Hazan, "she has to have her own look." Noted.
Thinking of a new look? Check out this gallery of 48 stunning hair colour ideas.