Real Housewives’ Hairstylist Julius Michaels Shares His Favorite Hairstyles From Kyle Richards, Whitney Rose, and More


Julius Michael has made a name for himself, creating hairstyles for countless Bravolebrities including your faves from various Housewives franchises, Vanderpump Rules, Summer House, Southern Charm and more. Whether you know it or not, you’ve probably seen his work on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”

Now Michael, VOLOOM’s brand ambassador, is sharing his styling tricks behind three of his most recent Real Housewives looks, from fan-favorite and Beverly Hills OG Kyle Richards, RHOSLC’s Whitney Rose and the inimitable Luann de Lesseps. No surprise, VOLOOM products were key to these styles. All of his favorite VOLOOM hair volumizing tools and products are featured in a new kit called the Julius Michael’s VOLOOM Favorites Kit ($148.48). This set is available in 3 options — each to correspond with the right size VOLOOM 2.0 Hair Volumizing Iron for your hair type: Classic, Petite or Rootie.

Keep scrolling for Michael’s expert styling tips!

Kyle Richards

“For Kyle’s ‘Power Ponytail,’ I used my VOLOOM Rootie 2.0 Hair Volumizing Iron at the base of her ponytail, dividing the hair in sections to give it volume without using bobby pins or teasing her hair.

I love my Rootie for tasks like this when I want to add volume to specific sections of hair. It is such a unique tool that can be used in the deeper sections of a ponytail to create lift and form that beautiful full silhouette. You do not need to add in traditional styling products for extra volume anymore!”

Whitney Rose

“I love long sleek hair and I love hair extensions but I hate when they weigh down the hair. With my VOLOOM 2.0, I had no worries that Whitney’s 24-inch hair extensions would weigh her fine hair down, giving her flat head.

Instead, with my Rootie 2.0, I was able to add so much volume and height on top without teasing or causing damage to Whitney’s natural hair. This is a wonderful trick since long extensions tend to make the top of your style look flat but not with VOLOOM. You can now enjoy extra height and body.”

Luann de Lesseps

“First, I used my VOLOOM Triple Play Dryer Brush to get Luann’s locks dry and smooth in mere minutes. I then had the countess VOLOOM her hair for this sleek bumped up look for the Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Legacy.  You can see in the video how user-friendly VOLOOM is for anyone with or without hair styling experience.

With the VOLOOM Classic 2.0 Hair Volumizing Iron, Luann and I were able to give the ‘bump it’ look in minutes and never needed to use hairspray to lock in that incredible volume without fear of the style falling flat.”

If you recreate any of these styles for yourself or for a client, we want to see! Be sure to tag @readthetease on Instagram and TikTok.

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