Whitney Houston's Hair Secrets Revealed

We caught-up with celebrity hairstylist Tiffanie Dixon who’s on tour with Whitney Houston. Find out how Dixon keeps Whitney looking glam on and off stage.
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 03, 2009

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Wonder what it’s like jet-setting with singing sensation Whitney Houston? We caught up with celebrity hairstylist Tiffanie Dixon, who’s on tour with the star. Find out how Dixon keeps one of the world’s best-selling music artists looking glam on and off stage.

By Qianna Smith

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Event: 2009 BET Honors
The Look: “I created this sleek look that is sassy and playful all in one, allowing Whitney’s beauty and dress to say the rest.”

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Products Used: White Sands Stuck Up Mega Hold Hairspray, $24, whitesandsproducts.com; and White Sands Glaze Plus, $15, whitesandsproducts.com.
Pro Styling Tip: “After shampoo, apply the glaze plus and blow dry, flat iron the hair and use FHI runway iron for the finished style.”

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Event: 51st Annual Grammy Awards
The Look: “For this star-studded night it was strictly glamour,” says Dixon. “I like hair that dances; whenever Whitney moves her strands move with her.”

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Products Used: White Sands Infinity Finishing Spray, $21, whitesandsproducts.com; and White Sands Porosity The Fix Hair Shine, $19, whitesandsproducts.com.
Pro Styling Tip: “To achieve the sleekness, use a FHI platform flat iron and texture spray to hold style in place.”

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Event: ABC’s “Good Morning America”
The Look: “I wanted to create a look that was fresh and alive. It worked well with her clothes and the atmosphere,” says Dixon.

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“In all my years of entertainment styling I must says it’s a blessing and pleasure to be around such strength,” says Dixon, pictured with Houston. Dixon has been traveling around Europe on tour with the star. “I can’t tell you how strong this woman is and how ready she is to promote her album.”

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Event: Performance at the 2009 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons
Honoring Clive Davis
The Look: “Whitney and I wanted to show off her classy but sassy side. For this style I kept the hair off her face to show her beauty.”

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Products Used: White Sands Infinity Finishing Spray, $21, whitesandsproducts.com.
Pro Styling Tip: “I used a barrel-tool iron to create spiral curls and then used volume styling spray for hold.”

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Event: On Tour in Freiburg, Germany
The Look: Classic cropped bob that complemented her sophisticated style
Products Used: White Sands Curl Up in Silk Medium Hold Mousse, $19, whitesandsproducts.com
Pro Styling Tip: “Apply the “Curl n Silk” mousse and diffuse the hair with FHI pro style blow dryer.”

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Products Used: White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold Spray, $19, whitesandsproducts.com; and White Sands Smudge Texture Crème, $15, whitesandsproducts.com
Pro Styling Tip: “Curl the hair with a 1/4 inch curling iron and finger comb the hair to desired style.”

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With a mission “to enhance beauty from the inside out” celebrities like Ciara, Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston turn to Tiffanie Dixon to get picture perfect tresses. The 10-year industry veteran has had her work featured top publications like Vogue, In Style and People. For more information on this star stylist visit, tiffaniedixon.com.

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