Britney Stays a Cut Above


Jun. 13 2008, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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Tired of seeing Britney Spears' stringy extensions?

No worries, you won't be seeing them for much longer.

The singer, who's been in virtual hiding for the past few weeks, is set to rock a new hairstyle this weekend, courtesy of her longtime stylist and Shear Genius judge Kim Vo.

"We’ve been working on her for a little while," Kim tells OK!. "What we’ve done is we’ve reversed the process of her extensions, we’re adding more of her natural hair and less extensions, so we’re letting that breathe out, her hair to grow, to where she’ll just do extensions for fun. For right now, it’s a lot of her length. It’s about six inches. It’s pretty good."

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Brit's look, which she will debut at the Mirage's Love show, will feature a bright new color as well -- a "light caramel honey gold with baby blonde highlights." The color palette was deliberate -- Kim wanted to soften up her image.

"We’re so used to her with that bright blonde, which I didn’t like, and I told her I didn’t like it," he says. "We’re actually using the flecks of her eyes—she has little golden flecks— as a guide to go through the process to enhance her eyes and even go deeper than her eyes, the flecks in her eyes and skin tone."

A new style may be the start of something good for Britney, Kim believes. Having worked with her for four years, the hairstylist has ridden all of the 26-year-old's ups and downs with her. And now it's "great" to finally see her do well again.

"When I got back her a couple of months ago, five or six months ago, it was great to see her blossom again and get back to the old Britney," he says. "She’s doing really well."

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Things are definitely looking up for the Britster. Her name was submitted to the Emmy longlist for consideration in the Guest Actress in a Comedy series category for her work in How I Met Your Mother. Should the pop-tart nab a nomination, you can bet Kim will be fixing up her follicles for the red carpet.

"I think that’s where she really should shine," he says. "And I think that she should do something that reminiscent of old Britney, but kind of new and chic, maybe I do the same kind of wavy hair but pull it over to a should, low pony tail. Something’s that very different. I think people expect her to look like a caricature of herself. Just chic it up a little bit."

The new season of Shear Genius premieres June 25 at 10 p.m. on Bravo.

By Delaina Dixon


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