Dolly Parton's Best Beauty Tips & Tricks: Matchsticks, Flour & Wigs

Dolly Parton is known for two things: her beautiful ability to capture an audience with a song and her looks. Her blonde hair, eyeliner, rhinestones, and high heels are what makes Dolly's iconic style.

It's no secret that Dolly takes her hair, makeup, and overall glam to the next level. From Smoky Mountains back-home to Hollywood Barbie doll, the country star knows that "there is a little magic in the fact that [she is] so totally real but looks so artificial at the same time."

Here are our all-time favorite fashion, skincare, and beauty secrets from the queen of country music herself, Ms. Dolly:

"I'm not natural beauty. So I make the most of everything!"

Dolly Parton Lifestyle Line

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"Thanks to Botox and fillers, as well as the work that I've already had, my face pretty much maintains itself."

Dolly Parton Comic Book

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"I was kind of influenced by this town tramp. She used to walk down the street, and she had all this yellow, bleached hair, red lips, and real tight clothes. When I was little, I used to just love her when I would go to town. I would say, 'Isn't she beautiful?' And people would say, 'Oh, she ain't nothin' but trash.' And I'd say, 'That's what I want to be when I grow up!'"

Dolly Parton on August 19, 1977 in Nashville. (AP Photo)

"I'm not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know that I'm not dumb. I also know that I'm not a blonde."

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"People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don't know; I'm never there!"

Singer and actress Dolly Parton doing promos for NBC?'s on Saturday, April 13, 1989 in New York. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler) Singer Dolly Parton does promotions for this week?'s ?"Saturday Night Live?" show, which she is hosting, at the show?'s Rockefeller Center studios in New York on Thursday, on April 13, 1989. The show will air on Saturday, April 15. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

"You don't need to buy expensive cosmetics; almost anything will do if you know how to apply it."

Dolly Parton at the CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. in 1977. (AP Photo)

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"Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick. My daddy would try to wipe it off, and I would say, 'that's my natural color!' I used a burnt matchstick for eyeliner and honeysuckle for perfume."


"I used to use flour as powder. You've got to be careful, though 'cause if you get too hot, you'll break out in little biscuits."

Singer Dolly Parton and actress Candy Bergen in May 1977. (AP Photo)

"You never know if you're going to wreck the bus, you never know if you're going to be somewhere in a hotel and there's going to be a fire. So I leave my makeup on at night and clean my face in the morning."

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds make their way through crowds in Miami, Wednesday, July 14, 1982 for the Florida premier of the pair's film "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." The $25 million musical is based on Larry King's hit play about the demise of the Chicken Ranch. (AP Photo/Eliot Schechter)

"If I see something sagging, bagging, or dragging, I'll get it nipped, tucked, or sucked."

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Singer/actor Dolly Parton speaks onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_014 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images )

"People say, 'How many wigs do you have?' And I say, 'Well, at least 365 because I wear at least one a day.'"

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