Beauty Launchpad had the chance to interview Whitney Houston's longtime hair stylist Tiffanie Dixon back in 2010. In memory of the great pop legend Whitney Houston, we share the interview:
Tiffanie Dixon dishes on music’s mane diva: Whitney Houston.
“I met Whitney years ago when I worked on her daughter’s [Bobbi Kristina] hair,” relates Dixon. “She liked how I styled Bobbi, and we started talking.” The rest is hair-story. “We’re a match made in heaven,” Dixon beams. “I’m one of the creative directors for her European tour, which begins in March. Whitney gives me freedom; she just trusts that I know what I’m doing.”
Cases in point: the two fabu ’dos that Houston flaunts in her “Million Dollar Bill” music video. One look is a smashing sleek and chic layered shag that Dixon flat-ironed to a polished T; the other, a sassy style boasting big barrel curls that flow with Houston’s movements. “I like to make hair dance,” enthuses Dixon. “And I love hair with lots of volume.”
Of course, LP needs more insider intel. What exactly does one of music’s brightest stars do for a good time on set? “Whitney loves Michael Jackson,” smiles Dixon. “On a recent photo shoot, she started blasting ‘Thriller,’ and she got everyone on the set to join in and start dancing with her. It was fantastic!” —Alyson Osterman
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