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L.A. Hair

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Celeb salon has salty vocab, lots of drama.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The emphasis is on interpersonal drama.

Positive role models

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.

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.

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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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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

Premiere date:May 31, 2012
Cast:Anthony Pazos, Dontay Savoy, Kim Kimble
Network:WE
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:Streaming

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Parent 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. Although I have watched this show for three seasons, I still do not get the "story" behind the show. Yes, Kimble parades big names of entertainers and movie stars through the salon; however, the atmosphere within said salon is below the minimum standards of professionalism. For example, during an episode last season, two stylists started a brawl, throwing punches, and breaking glass while customers ran for cover. Of course, swears were used quite frequently throughout the fight. This is only one example of many incidents in the salon, where arguments, nervous breakdowns, and many wild antics or sexually suggestive actions have taken place. I believe in season one the male receptiontist ran around the salon in nothing but his very tight underwear. I feel that the real message is that Kimble needs the fame but has zero managerial skills. She has no control over her rude, incompetent, and disrespectful "adult" staff. In this respect, the show endlessly revolves around gossip, cat fights, sex, drinking , and extremely poor behavior by adults in the hair industry. Kimble does not realize that the network is making a mockery out of her ignorance. Perhaps she is aware and has chosen to sacrifice her integrity for the money.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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 disgrace to the professional beauty industry. I mean, come on, at least buy yourself and your staff some proper grammar/vocabulary lessons and maybe some charm school courses with all that money you're raking in from the show Kim.
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Too much consumerism

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