With a client list including Kate Hudson, Britney Spears, and Goldie Hawn, Kim Vo knows the best way to blonde. The creative visionary opened his new touch-up and blow dry venue at the Montage Beverly Hills late last month. We caught up with Vo to chat summer hair tips and his dream celebrity client.
Tell us about your new concept salon. KIM VO: The new concept is all about turbo luxury. We offer blow drys and color in 10 minutes! This allows for a polished look all the time, but no appointments are necessary.
What makes this salon unique and different? KV: We believe that a great blow dry isn't enough. To be perfectly polished, you need the option of having your roots touched up. We give the option of a partial touch-up. Between auditions and blind first dates, never fear, we've got you covered!
Who designed the salon and what is the vibe you are going for? KV: Nadia Elgrably for Nadia Designs Manhattan Beach, CA designed Vo Blow. This is our fourth salon together. We were going for "approachable luxury," modern and clean with our favorite accent color, purple.
What makes LA so special to you? KV: It's the city I've lived in the longest, and we are located in the "Golden Triangle" where trends are made. The power of celebrities is apparent, but you don't have to be a celebrity to feel gorgeous.
What is one tip for the perfect summer hair in LA? KV: Through the evolution of ombre comes baby lights and it mimics where the sun would naturally lighten your hair. The sun would naturally kiss the crown and around the face. With this technique, you will always have a seamless highlight look from roots to ends. Before getting bored of your hair and putting it in a ponytail, come try Vo Blow and choose one of our six signature styles to show off your personality.
What is one mistake you see women making with their hair in 2017? KV: I see them not taking care of it at home as much as they should. Once you leave the salon, it really does take homework and buying the right products to keep your hair in good condition.
What is one trend you love for hair in 2017? KV: I love that celebrities are going bolder with their blondes—from blonde to platinum. I also love when they dare to chop it all off.
Who is one celebrity you would love to work with that you haven’t yet? KV: Cara Delevingne.