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Beyonce's hair stylist shares highlighting secrets

Celebrity hair stylist Rita Hazan has revealed how she tends to the locks of stars such as Mariah Carey and Beyonce.

Beyonce's hair colourist took extra care when doing the singer's highlights, as her locks move about so much on stage.

The Crazy In Love superstar relies on hair expert Rita Hazan to tend to her tresses, who has given her blonde strands against her light brown base. Rita has shared her own hair dyeing tips with People magazine and urges people to be both specific and realistic, like she is when catering to celebrities like Beyonce.

“Use celebrities as inspiration, but do something that’s right for your lifestyle," she recommend. "With Beyonce, the placement of her highlights is very important to me, so I do homework. I go to her concerts and I watch how her hair moves in the wind! But it’s important that your hair colour be customised to you."

Fans can see Beyonce's enviable locks during her The Formation World Tour performances, which began in Miami on 27 April (16) and ends on 2 October (16) in Nashville. The 34-year-old needs regular touch ups though to keep things fresh, which Rita stresses is important in maintaining colour.

“I see every one of my clients once a month, if not more. Beyonce likes to change it up constantly!" she smiled.

Other famous names on Rita's client list include Jessica Simpson, whose energy the beauty expert praises, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey. Rita was tasked with transforming Mariah's hair into a caramel shade for the cover of her 1997 album Butterfly and felt a lot of pressure working with such a big star.

“Mariah’s hair was brown and I took her a lot blonder than she’d ever been. It was a dramatic change,” Rita recalled. “I mean I grew up listening to Mariah Carey, so I was like, ‘This is the coolest thing,’ but (I had to) leave that at the door and do my job.”

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