Kim Berry is an elite hair stylist based in Los Angeles. After her formal education at Pacific Beauty College, the universe aligned her life to cross paths with Prince, starting a whirlwind education of over 28 years at the “University of Prince Rogers Nelson.” For nearly three decades Kim has served alongside Prince through enormous peaks and some of his most challenging times in his life. Kim has stood beside Prince at his most vulnerable times that very few have ever witnessed.
She has shared rare memorable moments with him as a husband, father, artist and fellow human being. Prince trusted her enough to confide in her over the years. They laughed, prayed and cried together. Over his career many have come and gone but Kim was able to roll with rock royalty Prince longer than mostly everyone. Kim started out as Prince’s hairstylist but ended up as family.
Being a curator of style, Prince braved every look with such tenacity and confidence you dare not question it. Some of the most iconic looks of “The Artist’s” career Kim is responsible for. You name it; photos, music videos, and international concert tours. Some of his most famous live performances includes his 1999 world tour, the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame concert and the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show in 2007, which we all remember.
Kim’s work with Prince has been featured on the pages of Vogue, Allure, W and Rolling Stone magazine just to name a few. She has worked with fashion photographer Patrick Demarchellier, David LaChapelle and Randy St Nicholas.
Under the watchful eye of Prince, Kim opened her First Lady Elite Salon and Spa in L.A. in 2001. After countless videos and world tours the second salon was birthed in 2011. Indulgent Concept Salon was located in a well-known Wilshire adjacent neighborhood which serviced not only Prince, but also some of Hollywood’s finest. Kim has serviced Tinseltown’s who’s who with the likes of Katt Williams, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Niecy Nash, Nicole Ari Parker, Yolanda “YoYo” Whitaker and Vanessa and Angela Simmons, to name a few.
Kim’s facilities not only serviced the creme de la creme of Hollywood. She is also known for organizing community awareness events encouraging HIV and mammogram testing, to feeding and clothing the homeless. She has served tirelessly with the Mentor Ministries aiming to motivate young women and providing fabulous welfare-to-work makeovers, collaborating with My Girlfriend’s Closet and Dress For Success-Houston.
After returning from Egypt, serving as a platform artist, Kim competed in an International Hair Battle against other world-renowed hairstylists, alongside the Moe Hair global styling team. In the same year, Kim was named “National Artistic Director” for 3DeLuxe color line of Milan, Italy by Gina Rivera, owner of Phenix Salon Suites, who was featured on the hit TV show “Undercover Boss” on CBS.
Kim is determined to leave her mark on the world of beauty and in the community-at-large with her passion for motivating young women to take full control of their lives and be their best selves. Kim also serves on the Board of Directors for the Youth Drama Theater whose mission is to bring performing arts back into schools for inner city youth.
“We’re all blessed to be a blessing.”
As Prince would say “Hold ON2 Your Wigs It’s Time to Get Wild!”
Kim is available for speaking engagements and appearances.
To book Kim for your next event please contact her agent at Booking@KimBonSet.com.