Written by | Ray Cornelius

I had the distinct pleasure of talking to celebrity hairstylist, reality star and all around beauty diva—KIM KIMBLE—yesterday about her work on the upcoming Disney film, A Wrinkle in Time.

Kimble was picked by the film’s director, Ava DuVernay, to create looks for the all-star cast – Oprah WinfreyReese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Atlanta’s own Storm Reid.

For Kimble, this was an opportunity she couldn’t refuse.

“Ava actually reached out to me and asked me to do it. I have known her for over twenty years and we’ve worked together on projects in the past. She also lured me in with how interesting the hair was going to be and suggested that it could be Oscar nominated hair and makeup worthy. So I said, ‘I’m in.’ I love a challenge,” explained Kimble during our interview.

This is Kimble’s biggest film production to date even though she worked on hair for such hit movies as Double PlatinumDreamgirls, Cadillac Records, Sparkle and Beyoncé’s award-winning music-film odyssey Lemonade.

In addition to chatting about Wrinkle, Kimble was also excited about her new Home Shopping Network (HSN) product line which launches today. The Kim Kimble Vapor Infusion Iron with Silk Argan Oil Shine Beauty Treatment is her newest offering and features a ceramic flatiron that uses an oil infused vapor on the hair when being ironed.

“I’m about health and about style” says Kim, who is known for “Kimblelizing” hair and wigs for such big names as Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna, Shakira, Kelly Rowland and more.

Stay tuned to my radio show UPFRONT where you’ll hear my full interview with Kim Kimble. She talks more about working on A Wrinkle in Time and gives me her Top 7 Greatest “Hair Divas” of All Time.

Photo Credit: RayCornelius + Entertainment Weekly

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