Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Judge Bio - Kim Vo

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 and many more.

Born in Vietnam and raised in Europe, Vo eventually settled in Los Angeles where, after a stint at two of Beverly Hills' top salons, Cristophe and Prive, he opened B2V in 2001. Here he 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. 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.

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.
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."

Image and bio courtesy of Bravo.