Kim is also highly respected in the professional hair field and recently was a special guest at the 2009 Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) annual Long Beach Hair & Beauty Show which was attended by over 33,000+ hair and beauty experts.
An artist by choice and training, Kim Vo has turned hair into his canvas. Now recognized as a top colorist, he has dedicated himself to painting the perfect color on every head he works on.
He is a renowned stylist to celebrities that include Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Kirsten Dunst, Kim Cattrall, Teri Hatcher, Lara Flynn Boyle, Pamela Anderson, Bill and Hillary Clinton and many more.
Born in Vietnam Kim has been featured in some of the top hair, beauty and fashion magazines. He has told the media "I was born in Saigon in 1970. We escaped in the 1975 evacuation, in the middle of the night. It was pretty traumatic."
Celebrity Hairdresser To The Stars
After escaping from Vietnam, Kim was raised in Europe but eventually settled in Los Angeles where, after a stint at two of Beverly Hills' top salons, Cristophe and Prive, he opened B2V in 2001.
So how did Kim eventually become a hairdresser to the stars? He actually learned to speak English from watching TV shows such as Wonder Woman and Dukes of Hazzard, to name a few. He eventually decided he would go to beauty school because, as he told the media "I figured no one would care that I didn't speak English well if their highlights were pretty."
Kim Vo's Unique Approach To Haircolor
At B2V Kim was able to develop and refine his own special approach to color, a technique that enables him to insure that hair and complexion are totally compatible and always with a natural look. He also pioneered in-vogue techniques like American Tailoring and Hair Dusting.
His technique is that of a painter, layering the colors, shade by shade, on the head by lifting the hair, piece by piece, and applying color accordingly.
"I always make sure that the ultimate result has a layered or dappled look, much as that of a child's hair where the dominant color is intermingled with subtle tones highlights or lowlights depending on the base hue," says Vo.
B2V A Reflection Of His Philosophy
Vo has made B2V a reflection of his philosophy - that the salon experience should be stress free, offering a warm relationship between the client and those he is serving.
Marrying his Vietnamese and French background, he also launched a unique product line for both hair care and hair styling, created for color-treated hair, in conjunction with the opening of his newest salon KIM VO at THE MIRAGE in Las Vegas.
L'Oreal Master Colorist And International Guest Artist
Affiliated with L'Oreal as a master colorist and International Guest Artist, Vo has also developed his own collection of products for colored hair that soon will be available nationally. He says, "I plan to continue to develop technologically advanced products that will create new standards in consumer hair care."
In addition to his salon reputation as a top colorist, Vo is also known as "King of the TV Makeovers." A regular on the series Extreme Makeover, which he has been doing since its inception, he also regularly appears on E! Entertainment's "Daily l0," on USA, and Oxygen's show "Tease."
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