When you need to create a 3.5-pound afro for Oprah, it’s best to call in reinforcements. Enter celebrity hairstyle Kim Kimble.
The hair guru who whips Beyoncé, Shakira and Brandy’s locks into shape collaborated with Lady O’s hair guy Andre to top O magazine with an extra-large afro. “I saw Andre, Oprah’s hair stylist, on the set of The Voice, when I was working with Shakira. He said, ‘I need a really big Afro wig.’ I said, ‘I have just the thing for you,’” the L.A. Hair star told the Chicago Sun-Times. “When Oprah revealed the cover, I woke up with Twitter blowing up.”
The September “Let’s Talk About Hair” issue of O Magazine, which hit newsstands on Tuesday, features the outrageous ‘do said to equal the weight of a Chihuahua. “There are seven bags of hair in that wig,” Kimble says.
She later added her thoughts on black women and hair. “I say, whatever makes you feel good and creates your confidence, do it,” the third-generation stylist said. “If you prefer natural, go for it. If you like long weaves, I’m not mad at that either. It’s only hair. At the end of the day, it’s an extension of your style, your image. So whatever makes you feel good, rock it.”