Kim questions Angela’s integrity and lack of professionalism. Kelly Rowland needs Kim’s help finding a hot style for a high-fashion editorial shoot. Angela and Terry go on a house call from hell.
Show Full Recap
This explosive style series kicks off with trouble already brewing as celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble manages her high-profile salon and A-list clientele amidst growing dissension from one of her employees, Angela. Angela’s lack of respect hits a new low when Kim finds her asleep at a shampoo bowl during business hours. Anthony, Kim’s assistant, attempts to make light of the situation, nearly costing him his opportunity to assist Kim on an editorial shoot with multiplatinum recording artist and actress, Kelly Rowland. Kim has her reservations about Anthony, however she still feels like he’s earned the right to be her assistant. The odds are stacked against him in this first test, as Kim’s feisty mother Jasmine, otherwise known as Jazz, tags along to the photo shoot, criticizing his every move and refusing to help him in any way.
Kim returns to the salon to face one of the biggest challenges of her career – a young woman with severely damaged hair, pleading for a style makeover. Kim worries that her dry, over-processed hair may not be strong enough to handle bleaching and coloring, not to mention the long extensions so desperately needed to help rebuild this young woman’s confidence. Kim is determined to find a solution, knowing how important beautiful hair is to self-esteem.
Tensions reach a critical level when Angela arrives two hours late for an appointment. Terry pulls Kim aside to show her a picture of Angela once again sleeping on the job during business hours. Kim realizes it’s time to get control of her salon before her employees sabotage the business she’s worked so hard to build.
In an effort to help her staff understand her professional expectations, Kim invites her stylists out for drinks and hours d’oeuvres. What starts out as a harmless night of fun quickly turns into a heated work debate where no one is safe from being thrown under the bus. Kim makes her expectations very clear: either respect her salon and her rules, or look for another job.
Kim names the new manager for her salon. Terry forms an unlikely alliance. In Atlanta for the Bronner Brothers Hair Show, chaos erupts when Gocha reveals her "Plan B" and Terry makes a shocking announcement.
Kim tests Terry & Gocha's management skills by having them organize a staff photo shoot, which explodes into chaos. Leah meets with Jonathan. Gocha shares a secret with Dontay. Kim styles actress Elise Neal.
Jonathan enrages Kim when he talks about her on live TV. Terry and Gocha must co-manage the salon, while Leah explores a new business venture. A snitch gets Gocha kicked to the curb. Kim styles Teyana Taylor.
Kim confronts Jonathan after he tries to buy her salon, and questions Gocha about her loyalty. Kim styles K. Michelle. Leah plans a last-minute party for Kim, where Kim makes an announcement that causes chaos.
Anthony confronts Angela about their relationship. Kim styles LaTavia Roberson. A meeting with a major beauty distributor could mean big business for Kim. A secret about Gocha creates chaos at the salon.
Kim is shocked to discover that Jonathan has bought out her inventory of hair bags, and sends her stylists on a secret mission to his salon. Anthony & Gocha spar at a video shoot. Kim styles Garcelle Beauvais.
Kim and Jonathan agree to move forward with their partnership, but Kim explodes when she sees Jonathan's proposed contract. Anthony and Naja are suspicious of Gocha and Angela. Kim styles actress La La Anthony.
Angela approaches Jonathan. Kim makes Gocha project manager for a photo shoot, but when Gocha is late after double-booking herself with client Malaysia Pargo, all hell breaks loose. Kim styles Erica Campbell.
Kim confronts Jonathan about being in her VIP room. Secret shoppers sent by Kim visit the salon; China storms out. An infomercial training shoot becomes tense when Jonathan's blunt direction offends Kim.
Kim styles Zendaya while Dontay pleads for his job back. Team building in the wilderness spirals into meltdowns; China goes ballistic. Security cameras are installed and Jonathan gets caught in Kim's VIP room.
Naja's return shocks Kim and drives a wedge between Kim and Leah. China leads a stylists' rebellion, and Kim is pissed by Jonathan's extreme lateness. Dontay fights for his job. Kim styles R&B diva Leela James.
Kim styles Tia Mowry. The Kimble team works at LA Fashion Week, and sparks fly as they share limited backstage space with Dontay and Angela. Jonathan is impressed. Kim is shocked by Naja's return to the salon.
A mysterious envelope and surprise proposal from celebrity stylist Jonathan Antin. A new hire sparks trouble in the salon, and a key stylist is fired when Kim is pushed to her limits. Kim styles Mary J. Blige.