Kim Berry is a Los Angeles based hair stylist who has solidified herself as one of the best in the industry. She has worked with a bevy of entertainers but is most notably known for her 29-year stint with the icon known as Prince; where she solidified herself as a must have and sought-after stylist. For nearly three decades she traveled the world and ensured that her boss, mentor, and muse looked his best regardless of situation. Together they created memorable looks that appeared on the pages of Vogue, Allure, W, and Rolling Stone. The result was an endearing bond filled with memories and experiences that continue to shape her path.
During her tenure and under his watchful eye, she opened The First Lady Elite Salon and Spa in Los Angeles, CA. Shortly thereafter she opened a second salon named Indulgent Concepts. Her salons became well known beauty houses that catered to some of Hollywood's finest. Artists such as Katt Williams, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Vanessa Simmons, and Angela Simmons are but a few who have graced her establishments and received exquisite service.
Along with hair, equally important to Kim are the social issues affecting marginalized communities, especially women of color. She uses her platform -and salons- to further conversations about HIV, breast cancer, and women's health. Furthermore, she works closely with various women's ministries and organizes welfare-to-work makeovers and other esteem building initiatives aimed at providing women and girls with the tools needed to have more productive lives.
Her book Diamonds and Curls invites readers on a whirlwind ride through the world of Prince. He was known for donning eye-raising styles that challenged gender roles and going against societal norms. Kim played a part in many of those transitions and shares stories that any fan of Prince would appreciate. It is an honest and transparent narrative filled with the ups and downs associated with working so closely with one of the biggest names in music.
Adding to her accomplishments, Kim has worked with notable photographers Patrick Demarchellier, David LaChapelle and Randy St Nicholas. She competed alongside the Moehair global styling team in an International hair battle featuring some of the greatest talent in the world. Additionally, Gina Rivera, owner of Phenix Salon Suites, named her "National Artistic Director" for 3DeLuxe color line of Milan, Italy. Lastly, Kim serves on the Board of Directors for the Youth Drama Theater whose mission is to bring performing arts back into inner city schools.
Kim is determined to leave her mark on the world of beauty and in the community-at-large. Her passion is infectious and all who meet her are forever changed for the better. Her commitment to motivating young women to take full control of their lives and be their best selves is a driver that pushes her to continue. She understands her power. In control of her purpose. And, determined to reach all that God has set aside for her.
Kim is available for speaking engagements and appearances.
To book Kim for your next event please contact her agent at Booking@KimBonSet.com.