HiR 6.1: Real Housewife Ditches Wig, Embracing Natural Locks, Keibler Goes Blonder for Charity, Obama’s Hair Routine

June means many things to us here at American Salon: Our new issue is out; it is almost summer and better yet our 135th anniversary issue will be out in one month! But right now what’s most important is this week’s Hair in Review.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak ditched her bodacious wavy wig and revealed her real hair to the world on last Thursday night’s episode of her spinoff show Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding.

New York Time’s opinion section explored African-American women giving up their chemically straightened hair and embracing their kinky texture instead.


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George Clooney’s love Stacy Keibler lightened up her locks for a good cause. The already blonde starlet partnered with John Frieda and the brand’s new Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray to raise money for HAIRraising, a fundraiser that supports Boston Children’s Hospital.

Celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble was featured on the series premiere of WE’s LA Hair this past Thursday where Kimble had to transform a nervous client from disheveled to fabulous.

A middle school teacher reportedly pulled a student by the hair in southeast Portland and was immediately placed on paid administrative leave Thursday.

Obama’s hair is a hot commodity these days with the release of the photo of a 5-year-old boy patting the President’s hair, which was featured in last week’s HiR, so in order to keep up his trimmed tresses, Obama flies his Chicago barber of 17 years to the White House twice a month.—Aja Edwards