about kim

The name Kim Kimble has been synonymous with beauty and glamour for over a decade, and today she continues to raise the bar as one of the most acclaimed celebrity hair gurus in the business. Kimble has developed a niche for creating scene-stealing, high concept looks adorned by the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, the late Whitney Houston, Sade, Britney Spears, Jada Pinkett Smith, and even the iconic Miss Piggy among others.

Kimble’s innovative styles and techniques have been featured internationally in the pages of fashion and beauty’s chicest titles – everyone from Vanity Fair and Allure to InStyle, Essence, Glamour, Elle and Vogue have called on Kimble to create cover-worthy hair designs. She’s worked with such renowned fashion photographers as Patrick Demarchelier, Gilles Bensimon, Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, and Matthew Jordan Smith, and her work has appeared in national ad campaigns for blue chip brands including Pepsi, Neutrogena, Nike, CoverGirl, McDonald’s and L’Oreal.

In addition to her work behind the scenes, Kimble has served as an industry expert in front of the camera on numerous television shows, including “Oprah,” “How Do I Look?” and “Shear Genius,” to name a few.

Kimble’s glamorous, dynamic lifestyle behind the scenes will soon take center stage when the busy entrepreneur stars in her own unscripted series on WE tv. “L.A. Hair” premieres in June 2012 and features Kimble with her eccentric family of stylists as they take on the luxurious locks and wild weaves of Los Angeles’ most exclusive clientele.

Kimble’s quietly confident manner may belie her fierce drive and determination – committed to making an indelible mark on the beauty and entertainment industries, her creative vision, extensive knowledge and authoritative, yet relatable approach have proven to be a winning combination.

Having started as a shampoo girl for her mother growing up around the family salon in Los Angeles, Kimble is a third-generation hair stylist who originally aspired to become a fashion designer. Her path changed shortly after attending the famed Bronner Brothers hair show where she was exposed to the amazing styling feats and showmanship of the hair technicians on stage. In that moment, she knew she wanted to design hair rather than clothes. Kimble focused on pursuing a formal education in hair care, training professionally at both Vidal Sassoon Academy and Dudley Cosmetology University in North Carolina, where it was clear that she possessed an adept artistry.

By 1995, Kimble had mastered the art of styling hair and opened her first salon, Phaze II, in Los Angeles. She got her big break when film producer Robert Townsend hired her as key hair stylist on the movie “BAPS” starring Halle Berry. Kimble designed the elaborate hairpieces for the film and captured the attention of Hollywood executives and talent, which led to gigs working with Brandy on the TV movie “Cinderella;” “The Jamie Foxx Show;” "Two Can Play That Game;” and “Austin Powers Goldmember,” where her work with Beyonce became an ongoing collaboration. Kimble serves as primary stylist on the superstar’s movie, television and music projects.

Since then, Kimble has beautified stars on such productions as the upcoming feature “Sparkle,” “Dreamgirls,” “Something New,” “Johnson Family Vacation,” “Deliver Us From Eva,” “The Score,” “Ruby’s Bucket of Blood,” “Big Momma’s House” and “Next Friday” to name a few. Whether Kimble is creating a glam look suitable for the red carpet or the runway, a sexy sleek coif, or an era tribute, her seemingly effortless ability to fashion such diverse styles quickly established her reputation in the industry as a style-maker with a timeless and multifaceted appeal.

The transition into film and television helped Kimble develop an enviable roster of notable personalities such as Gabrielle Union, Vanessa Williams, Venus and Serena Williams, Kerry Washington, Sanaa Lathan, Garcelle Beauvais, Eve, Keri Hilson and more.

In 2000, Kimble opened her second salon, Epiphany Hair Studio in West Hollywood, California and launched Kimble Hair Care Systems™, a full range hair care line designed to address the needs of women of color with various hair textures. In addition, she is currently developing Kimble Beauty™, a collection of tools, accessories and hair extensions conceived as an augmentation to the Kimble Hair Care Systems brand. Kimble’s philosophy is that healthy hair and great style should coexist -- thus, her products and tools are designed to work with a wide range of ethnic hair textures to create chic, yet manageable style. Kimble’s line is carried in select Target stores nationwide and via the Internet at, offering luxurious, organic ingredients such as shea butter and acai berry at an affordable price.

In between jet-setting across the globe to style her celebrity clients, Kimble resides in Los Angeles with her son.