The spritz is about to hit the fan honey and in more ways than one. First, “hair majesty” Kim has to show a few wigs to the not so pleasant celebrity hair stylist Jonathan Antin and secondly, Lisa says deuces although probably not for long.
Kim met with “Mr. I-usually-get-my-hair-from-Europe.” She proudly displays a handful of wigs from her collection, but everything was either too this or not enough that for Jonathan. Good hair day gosh. The man’s ego is bigger than a billboard. However, Anthony did warn Kim that Jonathan would be difficult to deal with.
A breakfast meeting of the minds takes place the next morning between Kim, her mom Jazz and her sister Leah where the topics are Jonathan and the latest salon drama between Naja and Lisa. Kim instructs Leah to go back and diffuse the tension and so she does or least tries to do.
Unfortunately, Lisa ain’t trying to hear that noise and tells Leah, “You don’t bite the hand that feeds you and you don’t feed the hands that bite.” Translation: “I bring you top of the line clients so don’t talk to me any kind of way.” Terry steps in as a voice of reason and reminds Lisa of the error of her ways. For instance, she came in full of vinegar on her first day. Lisa responds by doling out a few more choice words and then packs up her stuff and leaves.
Kim waltzes back over to Jonathan’s salon with a red wig for reality star Gretchen Rossi per Jonathan’s request. Does he like it? Hair no! Kim then invites him outside to discuss the matter privately. Jonathan rants on about how he was doing her a favor, barking orders at her to get the wig done right, blah-blah-blah.
Naja is giving a pedicure to a client fresh from Chicago and rocking a weave she did herself thanks to You Tube. The woman has a part in her scalp a mile wide and it takes both China and Dontay to get to the root of the mess. And to top it all off, her hair is layered with glue and had not been shampooed in six months.
Angela drops by Lisa’s house for barbering lessons and an unsolicited earful of real talk on the side. We learn that clippers are not just tools of Lisa’s trade but they are deeply symbolic and represent her survival. After experiencing homelessness, abuse and struggles in providing for her kids, becoming a barber was Lisa’s route to economic power. So yeah, she got upset and emotional when Anthony broke her clippers in the first episode and now we know why. This is her money-maker.
Kim goes back to Jonathan’s for round three with a curled wig in tow and of course he wants to re-curl it. How else was he going to get on Kim’s nerves? Nevertheless, they manage to work together and everyone is happy with the end results. He even tells Kim he may never go back to using the folks in Europe. You go Kim. You now have Jonathan Antin’s stamp of approval…something which would probably take an act of Congress to get.
As for the woman with the ingrown weave at Kim Kimble’s Salon…China and Dontay worked some hair magic there as well. Five hours later, the client walked away with a crown of glorious hair and a standing ovation from the staff.
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