My name is Kim Kimble, celebrity hairstylist, beauty expert, and entrepreneur. I have had the opportunity and honor to create scene-stealing, high concept looks for the likes of Beyonce, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, the late Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, the fabulous Miss Piggy and many more. My innovative styles and techniques have been featured internationally in the pages of fashion and beauty’s chic-est titles from Vanity Fair and Allure to InStyle, Essence, Glamour, Elle and Vogue.
I’ve also had the pleasure of working with iconic fashion photographers, such as Patrick Demarchelier, Gilles Bensimon, Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, and Matthew Jordan Smith, and my work has appeared in national ad campaigns for blue chip brands, including Pepsi, Neutrogena, Nike, CoverGirl, McDonald’s and L’Oreal. In addition to my work behind the scenes, I have served as an industry expert in front of the camera on numerous television shows, including “Oprah,” “How Do I Look?” “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover,” “Steve Harvey,” and “Shear Genius,” to name a few.
Having started as a shampoo girl for my mother growing up around the family’s Los Angeles salon, I am a third-generation hair stylist who originally aspired to become a fashion designer. After attending the famed Bronner Brothers hair show where I was exposed to the amazing styling feats and showmanship of the hair technicians on stage, my path changed. In that moment, I knew I wanted to design hair. I focused on pursuing a formal education in hair care, training professionally at both Vidal Sassoon Academy and Dudley Cosmetology University in North Carolina.
I got my big break when film producer Robert Townsend hired me as key hair stylist on the movie “B*A*P*S” starring Halle Berry. The elaborate hairpieces that I designed for the film captured the attention of Hollywood executives and talent, which led to gigs working with Brandy on “Moesha” and the TV movie “Cinderella;” “The Jamie Foxx Show;” “Two Can Play That Game;” and “Austin Powers: Goldmember,” where my work with Beyonce became an ongoing collaboration. I serve as primary stylist on the superstar’s movie, television and music projects.
Since then, I’ve beautified stars on such productions as “Think Like A Man,” “Sparkle,” “Dreamgirls,” “Obsessed,” “Deliver Us From Eva,” “The Score,” “Ruby’s Bucket of Blood,” “Big Momma’s House” and “Next Friday” to name a few. The transition into film and television helped me develop an enviable roster of fabulous clients, such as Gabrielle Union, Vanessa Williams, Venus and Serena Williams, Kerry Washington, Sanaa Lathan, Garcelle Beauvais, Tarji P. Henson, Zendaya and more.
In 2000, I opened my second salon, Kimble Hair Studio in West Hollywood, California and launched Kimble Beauty™, a full range hair care line designed to address the needs of women of color with various hair textures. In 2013, I developed K2 Beauty™, a line of professional hair care products designed to augment the Kimble Beauty™ brand. It is my philosophy that healthy hair and great style should coexist - thus, my products and tools are designed to work with a wide range of ethnic hair textures to create chic, yet manageable styles. My latest project is Hairdrobe™ by Kim Kimble, a line of wigs and extensions.
In between jet-setting across the globe to style my celebrity clients, I reside in Los Angeles with my son.