China isn’t sure she has what it takes to be Kim’s manager. Diva Drag Queens arrive for hair transformations. Brely Evans drops by for a new look. Angela continues to defy Kim and hurt the business.
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At the famous Kim Kimble salon, hair isn’t the only thing that occasionally gets burned. Still fuming from her most recent altercation with the staff, China breaks down in front of Kim, sobbing openly while pleading to be replaced as manager. Kim is shocked by China’s emotional vulnerability; she attempts to mentor her, showing her how to be strong, to be a fighter – to take control of her life. If her dream is to own and run her own boutique salon, she needs to learn how to master her emotions and manage staff.
Kim informs the crew that they have some extreme divas coming into the salon, who are in desperate need of their expertise. As always, Kim loves her little secrets and of course the team is weary. As the doors open, shrieks of delight fill the studio as three very fierce Drag Queens sashay into the salon, carrying what they refer to as a “drag bag” full of wigs. The Queens have a big show, and they knew the only place in L.A. to go for hairstyles as dramatic as their performance was the Kim Kimble salon. What they weren’t expecting was for China to burn one of their most crucial wigs.
China has decided to give managing one last shot and now faces her toughest challenge. Angela arrives hours late, leaving two clients waiting in the lobby. When China confronts her, Angela admits she had more important things to do than service Kimble Hair Studio clients. Kim tells China to handle it like a manager, which prompts China to give Angela an ultimatum: clean the salon and hold up a sign outside expressing your insubordination, or accept a new suspension and leave immediately. Angela reluctantly agrees to hold the sign outside, but when she changes the sign to mock China, the brewing storm forms an eye and becomes a hurricane. Kim comes out and rips the sign from Angela’s hand, which begins the biggest fight this season. It’s going to take a lot of backpedaling for Angela to survive this battle.
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.