Healthy Hair Care Tips From A Professional Hairstylist

Friday, August 31, 2012

Kim Kimble: Celebrity Hairstylist Talks Hair Care

Kim Kimble

Kim Kimble is one of the best and hardest working celebrity hairstylists in the industry.  Her clientele includes Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Jada Pinkett-Smith just to name a few.  I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Kimble, where she dished on hair care, her product line, and more!

LJ: What is your personal hair care regimen?

KK: I change my hair so much, so it depends on what I'm wearing.  I often wear extensions, and of course I use Kimble products including the shampoo and conditioner.  The shampoo is sulfate free, so that it doesn't dry my hair out. The key is to keep my hair moisturized because my hair doesn't have a lot of oil in it so I have to keep it from drying out.  I condition it with deep conditioners, which I have several in my line, but right now I'm using the Brazilian Nut & Acai Berry Conditioning Masque. I also use the leave-in conditioner before styling because it helps to keep the hair moisturized and keep it from drying out. If I'm wearing extensions, I just tie it up at night with a silk bonnet and I may curl it in the morning.  If it's curly hair, whether its curly weave or my natural hair, I use my Bounce Back Curl Revitalizer which is a curl product that keeps the curl looking fresh and helps de-frizz.

LJ: So is your hair natural or relaxed?

KK: I've worn my hair natural for years, but I just put a texturizer in my hair recently.

LJ:  For someone who wears weave all the time, how would you recommend they keep their natural hair healthy in between installs?

KK:  In between my extensions, I do a hot oil treatment and deep conditioners while my hair is out. And when you wear extensions, you do need to give your hair a break.  I'm going through my break period right now, as I'm not wearing extensions today.  And you also should use sulfate free shampoo and detangling conditioner so that it doesn't dry out.  So while your hair is out, that is your opportunity to treat it, since its hard to get to when you have the weave in it.

LJ: Tell me more about your hair care line. Are all of your shampoos sulfate-free?

KK: Yes they are sulfate-free and paraben-free.  We just revamped the whole line and took all of the parabens, color, and dyes out to make it as natural as possible because that is better for the hair.  People have lots of allergies to things, so we tried to make it as natural as possible.  So we removed all of the sulfates, parabens, and dyes, but still maintained the moisture, replenishing extracts, and vitamins for the hair in order to give the hair its best feel and texture.

LJ: Where can you purchase your products?

KK: You can purchase at Target stores or go to

LJ:  What would you say are your must have hair products?

KK:  (Laughs) Well there are so many hair products that I like! I love my shine serum, it always keeps the hair shiny.  You know when you first get your hair done its shiny, then after a few days it starts to dull down a little bit. When you put the shine serum on, it instantly gives your hair more shine.  And I also use it for styling purposes as well, it can make the hair look piecey-looking.  When I'm styling I like products that have more than one purpose to them, so I'd have to say the shine serum does that.

Kim styling Kelly Rowland

LJ:  Question for other stylists: What advice would you give to them to help grow their business and maybe come from behind the chair and start doing other things?

KK: Well first pick what it is you want to do, then find people who do what you want to do so they can take you under their wing. You need a good mentor if possible.  If you can't find one, start building your portfolio and taking pictures, so people can see your work and what you have to offer. Also, take many classes and continue to educate yourself because you can always use it.  Create your own style, your own brand, your own energy, and use that as a tool of inspiration.  I can't stress how important it is to prepare yourself as much as possible with your resume, portfolio, and work under somebody who does that so that you can get your opportunity.  When the opportunity comes along, you will be prepared to do it.

LJ:  Where can we find you on the web?

KK: Twitter: @kimblehaircare
        Facebook: kimblehairstudio



  1. Great interview, I wear extensions a lot so now I know the key is to moisturizer, moisturizer, thanks.


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