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Personal Style: Kim Vo

September 6, 2011 | 10:12 AM

Personal Style: Kim VoHailed by Vogue as the “best blonder in the business,” Kim Vo is one of the most sought-after colorists in the world. With celebrity clients, hundreds of magazine articles, TV shows featuring his expertise and warm, charismatic personality— Vo has become the hair, beauty and style expert to a global audience of millions.

 

ABOUT ME

Born and raised: Born in Vietnam; grew up in Europe and the U.S.

My style right now: West Hollywood meets Beverly Hills— “approachable luxury.”

My hair right now: Triple Process—because I’m a natural Level 4.

Coolest look I ever created: I was the guy who took celebs from blonde to brown and back again. i.e. Katherine Heigl.

Toughest part about being a celeb: My favorite quote, “you look better in real life!”

Favorite outfit: Skinny jeans and T-shirt.

Favorite item in wardrobe: Shoes. I love Rock ‘N Republic. They are masculine, but funky!

Toughest part of my job: Being the barer of bad news—when they can’t have the color they want. Level-2 clients always want Nordic Blonde.

If I hadn’t become a hairdreser I would have: Become a Realtor. I love homes and I’m always on the go!

Best song on my iPod: Earth, Wind, and Fire September.

Most people would be surprised to learn: I used to ride a motorcycle when I first came to LA.

My secret talent: Patience with clients.

I relax by: Having a cocktail by the pool.

Guilty pleasure: Skittles.

My cause: Anything to do with children and battling their illnesses.

My mentor: Frederic Fekkai.

My moto: “What’s new and fresh today?”

I became a hairdreser because: I really wanted blonde hair and no one could do it! So I wanted to help people achieve their dream color.

 

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