Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble Spills on New Reality Show "LA Hair"
Client list reads like a who's-who of Hollywood heavyweights
Kim Kimble is one of the biggest names in Hollywood when it comes to hair. She has worked the coifs of Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Brandy and more.
However, tending to high-profile clients doesn’t come without drama and, starting tonight, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at Kimble’s salon on WEtv’s “LA Hair.”
Kimble and her zany crew of stylists bicker hard, but love each other even harder all while making people look fabulous. The Loop 21 caught up with Kimble at a press conference and screening where she shared her thoughts on the hair business and what she hopes viewers will get out of the show.
Loop 21: What are the do’s and don'ts of hair extensions?
Kimble: If you’re getting extensions and you have a migraine that night then take them out. They’re not supposed to be too tight. You want to have the right texture, and the colors should match.
Loop 21: Have you ever encountered someone whose hair you couldn’t fix?
Kimble: I have had that happen. I had a client who had extensions and they were tearing her hair out. She came through and said, “What do you think?” It was the first time I wouldn’t put extensions in someone’s hair. I told her I’d get her a wig and we’ll go from there.
Loop 21: What keeps you from firing Angela? [Ed. note: We screened the first episode and Angela is quite the diva]
Kimble: Jesus! [Laughs] We go through things for a reason but I’ll say, this is a salon so there’s always drama. This isn’t the first time that’s happened. We’re like a family. She’s like my annoying little sister. You still love your sister even though sometimes you want to choke her.
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Loop 21: What’s it like having your mom be a part of your business?
Kimble: Mom was doing hair before me, so she wrote the bible. If she has an opinion I listen to her because she’s my mom and I can’t tell her anything. She’ll be like, “I know hair, I taught you.” I respect her and she gives really good advice.
Loop 21: With the possible success of the show, what are your goals to share with the world about your profession?
Kimble: I have a love for the hair industry. I reveal my life and my business so that people can look at hairstylists and learn more about us. Also, I want to be able to inspire other women. I hear a lot of people—when I go out to do classes—they ask me how they can become a hairstylist because they’re inspired by what I do. I think that’s great. You got Michelle Obama, Beyonce—there’s so many things you can do and I just want to represent my life. You’ll see me praying in there too, you’ll see how I do.
"LA Hair" premieres tonight at 10/9c on WEtv.
P.S. I think WEtv has another hit on their hands.