Celebrity Colorist Kim Vō Opens Flagship Salon in West Hollywood
A-list celebrity master-colorist, magnetic TV personality, successful salon owner…Kim Vō is a legendary force to be reckoned with in both the beauty and entertainment industry. Rooted in his Vietnamese-French childhood, Kim began his hair and beauty passion journey in New York and further developed his unique and innovative craft in Beverly Hills. Known all over the world as the “best blonder in the business”, Kim Vō has gained a loyal longtime client base not only for his amazing talent, but also for his humble, warm, and spirited personality.
“From my incredible staff to my amazing clients, each person is treated like family,” explained Kim. “The experience at my salons has always been about approachable luxury, where someone can walk through the doors and feel like they are at their home away from home.”
In 2014 Kim Vō crossed paths with celebrity fashion stylist Adeel Khan and discovered the two had a truly undeniable bond and balance. Joining together as partners in business and in life, they both dreamt of adding a standalone flagship salon to the Kim Vō empire. They envisioned a whimsical, retro-chic full-service beauty hub that captivated Kim Vō’s approachable luxury experience, while offering celebrity level service, quality, and artistry to their private clients.
“My first salon B2V was a bungalow that I loved,” expressed Kim. “With my flagship salon, I wanted to go back to my roots and bring that bungalow feel to West Hollywood.” Adeel added, “We wanted a space that could showcase Kim’s warmth, charm, and classic sensibility, while melding together our two worlds of fashion and hair.”
Finding a peaceful bungalow in the busy city of Los Angeles was quite a challenge, but luckily Kim found the perfect space tucked away on the ever-chic Robertson Blvd in the heart of West Hollywood. When it came time to furnish Kim Vō’s soon-to-be flagship salon, Kim recalled the gorgeous furniture on the set of the makeover competition show he co-hosts called The Look: All Stars.
“I’ve been on so many sets, but while co-hosting The Look: All Stars, I remember actually sitting down and appreciating how beautiful the equipment on the set was,” said Kim. “I discovered the furnishings were from Minerva Beauty, and I knew that was the company I wanted to outfit my flagship salon.”
Living in California, Kim Vō decided to take advantage of our fly-in program, so he could visit the showroom and have the full Minerva Beauty experience. While he browsed the variety of equipment, Kim looked for furniture that embodied his signature approachable luxury experience mixed with the chic bungalow style he envisioned for his salon. Kim decided to go with Cinque Styling Chairs in black, Centauro Stainless Steel All-Purpose Trolleys, black Avant Ultra Shampoo Systems with black bowls, white Vento Thermostimulator Color Processors, Aluminum Mobile Service Trays, black Capelli Wall-Mounted Infrared Color Processors, and Minerva Semi-Circle Anti-Fatigue Mats with round cut outs.
“Every part of my experience with Minerva was amazing,” expressed Kim. “We gave them a real great task with our crazy design concepts, and they really stepped up, as they always do, and delivered beautiful equipment that perfectly aligned with our vision.”
Adeel added, “I love how Minerva’s equipment doesn’t feel like cold salon furniture. It just feels warm and comfortable like you’re sitting on your own couch.”
Kim Vō’s standalone flagship salon truly embodies everything the Kim Vō brand represents. This whimsical and retro-chic space acts as a peaceful bungalow oasis in the busy city of Los Angeles. Walking through the doors, you’re greeted with a delicious beverage by a member of Kim’s warm and personable staff. Whether you’re waiting for an appointment or in-between services, the enchanted outdoor patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy everything the Kim Vō Salon experience provides. Where approachable luxury meets sophisticated glamour, Kim Vō’s flagship salon not only excels at doing beautiful professional hair, but also provides a one-of-a-kind experience. To those wanting to open their own salon space, Kim Vō offers his expert advice.
“My one piece of advice is to find people, like my staff, who are so passionate about what they do and truly want to be here and put in the work,” explains Kim. “Most of your time will be spent in your salon, so make it your most unique and joyful space filled with positive people.”
Cinque Styling Chair
Sink yourself into the chair that perfectly combines quality, style, and comfort all at a great value. The Cinque Salon Styling Chair features high density foam cushioning with memory for maximum comfort, graceful seam stitching, solid one - piece chair back and sides for ultimate support and ease, fully upholstered armrests, and a modern T - shaped stainless steel footrest. Pair this Salon Styling Chair with the Cinque Dryer Chair for a cohesive chic and sleek flair throughout your entire salon space.Shop Now
Centauro Stainless Steel All-Purpose Trolley
Our new Centauro Stainless Steel Shampoo Salon Cart features two drawers, removable stainless steel bottle well, and locking industrial casters. This cart pairs nicely in between any of our backwash shampoo systems or can be used as a mobile station.Shop Now
Avant Ultra Shampoo System with Black Bowl
Modeled after our Avant Styling Chair, the Avant Ultra Shampoo System combines modern, angular looks with incredible accessibility and ease of use. Completely covered in smooth vinyl, the Avant Ultra Shampoo System features high density foam cushioning with memory for maximum comfort, heavy duty 5/8" thick 7-ply plywood and steel reinforced frames, fully upholstered armrests, reinforced double stitching, black ceramic tilting bowl, premium gel neck rest, basket strainer, spray hose, UPC and cUPC certified fixtures, and flexible drain line. This shampoo system meets California TB117 Fire Retardant Standards. For an added level of comfort, combine the Avant Ultra Shampoo System with our Deluxe Ottoman footrest. Pair this shampoo system with the Avant Styling Chair and the Avant Dryer Chair to give your salon the cohesive modern flair it deserves.Shop Now
Vento Thermostimulator Color Processor in White
Why spend double on a Rollerball? Minerva's most advanced, cutting edge thermostimulator hair color processor. Compact and functional, designed to achieve perfect and precise results in half the time. The quartz elements heat up quickly and maintain the correct temperature for even hair coloring, while the tourmaline technology leaves hair smooth and frizz-free. The switches placed on top of the device allow to independently turn on or off the infrared elements. It is equipped with timer, electronic control of the energy radiation, and fan controls. Each of the 5 heads are equipped with Infrared Spectrum Quartz elements and 3-speed magnetic levitation fans.Shop Now
Aluminum Mobile Service Tray
This aluminum mobile service tray is perfect for salon and spas. Features include black base, removable aluminum tray, and adjustable height stand from 27" - 42". Work Top Surface: 11.5" x 16.5"Shop Now
Capelli Infrared Hair Color Processor-Wall Mounted
If you're goal is to limit the spread of germs in your salon, look no further than the Capelli Infrared Hair Color Processor. Many salons are switching to infrared processors in their salons for a couple of reasons. First of all, infrared hair color processors can help you get your clients in and out of your salon quicker. Secondly, many infrared processors do not blow air - including the Capelli. The Capelli is a compact processor with an innovative design that offers maximum comfort for the customer. With timer, electronic regulation of energy irradiation and 5 single switches for turning on and off each lamp.Shop Now
Minerva Anti-Fatigue Mat 3'x5' Semi-Circle with Round Cut Out
This Minerva brand 3' x 5' anti-fatigue salon mat is perfect for placement behind a backwash or styling chair with a round base. At 1" thick, this mat is easy on the feet and a great addition to any salon space. Also available in 1/2" (single sponge) thickness.Shop Now