Betsey Johnson's iconic haircut requires her to sit still for 12 hours

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Betsey Johnson's Iconic Haircut Requires Her To Sit Still For 12 Hours
Along with her bold designs and colorful prints, designer Betsey Johnson is also known for her funky hairstyles. Johnson revealed on HuffPost Live that she's been working with the same stylist for her iconic 'dos for 23 years, and that her famous locks require her to sit still for 12 long hours.

Johnson told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that she chose her stylist based on his ability to do extensions. "English, because they do hair extensions the best," she said.

"He's the only one that can give me this hair," she added. "And I love him. He knows how long to keep me a certain way. He's a dear friend."

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Betsey Johnson's iconic haircut requires her to sit still for 12 hours
Fashion designer Betsey Johnson, center, appears with her granddaughters after showing her Fall 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week on Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Designer Betsey Johnson, second left, is joined by her granddaughters Ella, far left, and Layla Margulies, far right, dancer Tony Dovolani and her daughter Lulu Johnson in the finale of her Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. Betsey Johnson and Dovolani will compete on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars." (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Designer Betsey Johnson poses with dancer Tony Dovolani before her Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. Johnson and Dovolani will compete on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars." (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Designer Betsey Johnson dances down the runway with dancer Tony Dovolani in the finale of her Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. Johnson and Dovolani will compete on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars." (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Designer Betsey Johnson goes into a split after doing a cartwheel on the runway after the Betsey Johnson Spring 2013 collection show during Fashion Week, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Designer Betsey Johnson, left, does a split after cartwheeling with her granddaughter, Layla Margulies, 8, in the finale of her Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Betsey Johnson is seen in Midtown on October 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Fashion designer Betsey Johnson Tony Dovolani, voted off 'Dancing With The Stars,' appear on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 10/7/14, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1903' - Eleven remaining couples competed during 'Movie Night,' as they danced to songs from their favorite movies, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, on the ABC Television Network. Kevin Hart, from 'Ride Along,' 'Think Like a Man' and the upcoming movie 'The Wedding Ringer,' guest judged alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Monday's show kicked-off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, BETSEY JOHNSON, TONY DOVOLANI
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 24: Betsey Johnson at The Meredith Vieira Show in New York City on February 24, 2015. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Kristen Taekman from "The Real Housewives of New York" models a dress from the Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. Camille Grammer, formerly of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and Cynthia Bailey, from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," also modeled fashion from the collection. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Model Kristen Taekman, a cast member from "The Real Housewives of New York", shows off her nails backstage before the Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Camille Grammer, formerly of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," models an outfit from the Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. Cynthia Bailey, from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," and Kristen Taekman from "The Real Housewives of New York" also modeled fashion from the collection. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Model Valeriya Planidina, of Astrakhan, Russia, tries on her outfit backstage before the Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Designer Betsey Johnson is carried off the runway by a model in the finale of her Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway at Betsey Johnson during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on September 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Edward James/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway at Betsey Johnson during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on September 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Edward James/WireImage)
The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Models wait backstage to rehearse before the Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Cynthia Bailey, from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," models a dress from the Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. Camille Grammer, formerly of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and Kristen Taekman from "The Real Housewives of New York" also modeled fashion from the collection. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway at Betsey Johnson during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on September 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Edward James/WireImage)
The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Sharon Needles and Betsey Johnson seen at MBFW Spring/Summer 2015 - Betsey Johnson at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
Designer Betsey Johnson, left, embraces her daughter Lulu Johnson in the finale of her Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 7: Betsey Johnson on ABC's Good Morning America promoting the new season of Dancing With The Stars on October 7, 2014 in New York City. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
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After more than two decades of working together, Johnson and her stylist have discovered a way to pass the time while she's in the salon chair.

"I only see him four times a year, but when I see him, it's for 12 hours a pop. We watch at least 5 movies -- it's easy because we just sit and watch videos and it's fun."

Watch the full conversation on HuffPost Live.

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