L.A. Hair

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Celeb salon has salty vocab, lots of drama.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 3 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The emphasis is on interpersonal drama.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Several of the staff members act unprofessionally. Lots of catty behavior and talking behind people's backs.

Violence

Staff members constantly bicker. These arguments sometimes escalate to screaming matches and threats of violence (but nothing ever happens).

Sex

References to people looking and feeling sexy. Staff and clients sometimes walk around in skin-revealing outfits.

Language

Words like "hell," "ass," "damn," "pissed," and "bitch" are frequently audible. Curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped. Racial epithets like "cracker" are sometimes used.

Consumerism

The series is a promotional vehicle for Kimble Hair Studio; the salon's logo is prominently visible. Dontay also works at Access Hollywood; Terry is the CEO of Hairhunt.com. Los Angeles haunts like Bodega are visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Wine and cocktails visible at social gatherings.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that L.A. Hair is packed with interpersonal drama and catty behavior. The language is pretty salty ("ass," "pissed," "bitch"; "s--t,"  "f--k" bleeped), and arguments between the staff are frequent. Alcohol is visible during social gatherings. Tweens and teens may find the visits from popular artists like Brandy and Kelly Rowland appealing, but the show really isn't geared towards them.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bynumbtube2 October 11, 2015

Empty and senseless humor

This show is about a middle-aged entrepreneur, Kim Kimble, who owns a hair salon in LA, as well as her own product line of hair extensions and beauty products.... Continue reading
Adult Written byShearmadness August 7, 2015

Disgrace to the professional beauty industry

Like every other reality TV series, I expected drama/theatrics/scripted. However, I feel this show can only be described as a hairbrained hoodbooger hot mess. A... Continue reading

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What's the story?

The reality series L.A. HAIR features celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble as she runs her high-end salon that caters to celebrity clients. From helping singers like Brandy and The Apprentice's Omarosa Manigualt-Stallworth look good for the cameras, and working with clients like Kellie Rowland on photo shoots, she has to keep her own diva-like team, including her assistant Anthony, and stylists Dontay, Angela, China, and Terry, in check. The rather spacey Charity also creates some challenges. When things go wrong her mom and stylist Jasmine Kimble offers advice. It isn't easy, but Kim works hard to remain professional while transforming her clients one hair at a time.

Is it any good?

The series offers a voyeuristic look into the world of a high-end stylist and her staff. While there is some discussion of hair and how to cut it, color it, and/or weave it, most of the show's focus is on over-the-top drama between the staff, much of which feels staged for the cameras.

Folks who like the gossipy indulgence that comes with beauty-shop reality might find it entertaining, especially when a celeb shows up to get something done and is pleased with the results. But the constant bickering featured here might make you want to pull your hair out.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about hair salon-centered reality shows. Is it the styling or the stylists that make the show appealing? Are viewers expected to learn anything about hair or hair styling from these shows, or are they just promotional vehicles for the salon and/or stylists being featured?

  • Do you think a show about well-behaved staff at a well-managed salon would be an interesting TV show? What makes reality shows successful?

TV details

For kids who love reality shows

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