The Expert with Larry Sims

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Larry Sims is a celebrity hairstylist and has been doing it professionally for the last seven years.  Originally from Chicago, he started his career off as a professional dancer and choreographer, he has danced for people like R. Kelly, Sean P Diddy Combs, Missy Elliott and was featured in Get Your Freak On plus many more music videos.  Larry has also danced in movies such as Dream Girls, and Stomp the Yard.  That is when he transitioned into doing hair.  He has always loved working with hair and really made a name for himself in the industry. He has worked with fashion houses such as Armani and was a hair expert for the make-over show, How Do I Look?.   Larry has worked some of Hollywood’s elite such as Victoria and David Beckham, Kerry Washington, Mary J Blige, Queen Latifa, Gabriel Union, Lupita Nyongo, Zendaya, and so many more.


Today Larry talks with us about hair trends and hair tips:

What is your favorite hair color/style look for Spring/Summer:

Long bobs or hair that is at the shoulders or just above. Hair that has texture, and girls that are embracing their natural hair texture, we are going to see more of that in the Spring which is so beautiful.  I also think we will see women using extensions in creative ways and looking more realistic, matching their natural hair texture rather than the opposite.  As far as color, richer hues, hues that have more depth to them hues compliment the healthiness of the hair.  Deeper hues make hair look thicker and healthier.  We won’t see so much bleach because of the damage that it causes. When it comes to extreme colors, I think we will see women using extensions for that instead of bleaching and coloring their hair.


Recent Beauty Splurge:  

Bond No9 New York Fragrance in I love New York


Best advice you have received:

Surround yourself with people who continue to inspire me.


Hair tip that anyone can do at home:

Treat your hair to a vacation, like a spa oasis at home. Shampooing your hair in a steam shower, giving your hair a great conditioning masking treatments.  Letting conditioner sit on your hair in a really hot steam shower allowing the steam to open up your hair follicles and it penetrates the hair locking in the moisture in conditioner, leave it on 5-10 mins.


Dream person to work with?

Diana Ross, she is such an icon and her hair has always been a staple in her career.  I have worked with Tracee Ellis Ross her daughter, who I love.


Hair product you wish was invented:

I wish there was something that could take your hair from curly to straight without using heat or thermal styling tools.  A non permanent way without blow drying or using a flat iron.


Best Drugstore Buy:

Smooth N’ Shine Edge Tamer, Schwarzkopf brand.


Song you are listening to on repeat:

Lately I’ve been listening to the album, Charlene by Tweet.


Hair trend you wish would go away:

The Jerry curl, every now and then I see some older person who holds on to their Jerry curl.


One product you can’t live without:

OSIS hair spray, it’s light and touchable.  When I am working on television or on set, I’m always having to restyle hair, it has a great hold.  It adapts to any style I’m creating which I love.


Always in your fridge:

Simply Lemonade, Water and pickles.


You can follow Larry on Instagram @LarryJarahSims and check out his website, LarryJSims.

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