MaCray Debuts His Style On LA Hair

Happy New Year, g-moguls!  I know how all media will be dishing on the Golden Globes today, but she’s not like the others, people. You see, if it’s not reminiscent of the glitz and glamor of old Hollywood, then this g-mogul could give less than a care. Honestly, I hardly know any of the new young celebs and frankly, they don’t make movies like they used to. It’s the world of Reality Television, folks. Although horror movies remain my favs. Props does go out to Meryl Streep for keeping it real in her speech. Saw snippets from talk shows where she so eloquently held America’s new president-elect/ former host of celebrity apprentice and Putin’s new best friend accountable for the harm he’s done and still doing with his loose lips that imitated a disabled reporter.

The award-winning actress didn’t call him by name or even regurgitate the countless derogatory remarks he’s made about president Barack Obama, women and people of color. Congrats to Tracee Ellis Ross and Viola Davis, African-American actresses who finally got recognized by a polarizing white people’s Hollywood medium for their outstanding performances. Keepin it real that’s all.

I got hundreds of views from y’all these last weeks leading up to the premier of La Hair, on a post I penned back in 2012 on the colorful and outspoken hairstylist, Macray. I  correctly predicted him as the new break out star on the now defunct, CHICAGOLICIOUS! Y’all can view that post here:  https://wwwclara54.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/mccray-chicagiolicious-breakout-reality-tv-star/ I’ve decided to quench your thirst with more about Macray as he joins Kim Kimble’s LA Hair, along with 5 other new stylists. Yes, Kim Kimble got rid of Dontay, China,  Anthony, Terry and the rest of her old crew, except for the nail stylist Naja, who Kim uses to spy for her.

Kim Kimble’s new crew was put in place to boost the reality show’s ratings and bring in more cash for the network and for her. A cautionary warning for these shows to consider, is that the viewers can spot contrived and over dramatized crap a mile away. When Kim and her sister get into a squabble right out the gate, it’s not believable. And speaking on “fake”, how many of you think Welcome To Sweetie Pies, Ms. Robbie’s son, Tim has found a new girlfriend in Jennifer Williams ( first seasons Basketball Wives) and who believe she needs Tim to help launch her clothing line? And how evident is the lack of chemistry between these two? The closest they came to intimacy was her saying “babe.” Come on OWN, your viewers are not imbeciles. Trust that the g-mogul is on the trail of this insanity. Okay, rant aside. Now, back to the topic at hand…

In the premier episode of Kim Kimble LA Hair, Macray has toned it down a bit…disappointingly. He sports a neatly trimmed beard and haircut ( loved the locs though) and portrayed a calmer demeanor. Perhaps he’s getting a ‘feel’ for his new gig before breaking into his authentic self. He’s also a dad of three. I don’t know if it’s with his white lover from the South or not, but the two of them  appeared on Chicagolicious and were hilarious together as Macray tried to deal with his lover’s jealousy. I predict there will be entertaining drama from this former history teacher whose star is ascending.

More tea on the new Kim Kimble LA stylists:

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1. MaCray- former history teacher finally broke away after teaching for two years to follow his dreams of becoming a hair stylist. I predicted his breakout star power back in 2012 and the g-mogul with the most-est (me) believe he’ll change Kim Kimble’s La Hair for the betterment of all…

2. lah_cast-bio_giorgio_1920x1080-e1482163774243-1620x540Giorgio Van Gogh- no relation to the painter, people 🙂 is an actor straight from the old school antics (he is an actor) and a bit of a showman as evidenced in Thursday’s premier. I think he also will be catering to the whims of Kim Kimble. Giorgio reportedly got his start doing appearances at hair shows…

3. lah_stacey-bio_1920x1080-e1482180559621-1620x540This is apparently a very established woman in her own right. Stacey i barber to the stars, having celebrities like Will Smith and Mike Tyson as clients. She seems to be the most level-headed (maturity) of the crew.

4. lah_cast-bio_tiger_1920x1080-e1482163234936-1620x540Tiger! This Asian persuasion seems to be more flamboyant than Macray. Add ambitious to the mix and Macray might have a bit of competition on his hands. I mean who can go wrong with reality profiles like Tamar Braxton and Blac Chyna among his pedigree clients?

5. lah_cast-bio_james_1920x1080-e1482164062924-800x799James Wright had a good thing going before joining Kim Kim LA Hair. He’s been backup singer to many in the business, including Toni Braxton and Michele’. We all know him as the “Pattie Pie” guy. The YouTube sensation singing the praise of Patti La belle’s sweet potato pies a couple of years back. Reportedly, Patti wasn’t paying James for her surge of new fame and fortune, but she did invite him to cook with her! Can you say stingy & cheap? Just sayin’

6. lah_cast-bio_jay_1920x1080-e1482164592269-1620x540Okay, so I deliberately saved this newbie wonder for last. Jay reminds me of how “green” and “clueless” yours truly was when she left home at 18 to claim her fame and fortune…dang still tryin’ to claim that ‘fortune” doncha know, but I digress. Jay has little experience but she has a big personality and the first rule of thumb for her was the importance of how first impressions matter- in that you have to dress for success in Kim Kimble’s salon. The crew was ordered by Kim to give Jay a much-needed makeover. Jay was a good sport about it and loved the results. I predict that Jay won’t be getting along with the opinionated Naja, but time will tell.

Here’s a sneak peek from the premiere airing Thursdays at 8pm on We TV.

She did the mike drop?

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Reality Stylists LA Hair And Chicagolicious!

Okay, y’all, I have to write this and y’all might think I’m hating but I’m not. I’ve been observing these two shows of late and I have to tell you, each show has it’s share of Stylist Dramas!  Let’s talk on Kim Kimble’s LA  Hair. She is stylist to the celebrities and is a style DIVA! The woman knows her hair… I am writing this out of Chicago or therabouts 🙂 and I should be loyal and hating on Ms. Kimble, but, I can’t diss her hair expertise cause the gurl got skills!

Not to get it twisted, I do have a few choice words for this style maven and her rock star business rules, as stated in a prior posting. Ms. Kim, how can you demand loyalty outside of your establishment? Ok, hold up, being respectful of one’s job is a given, adults know this, but, to tell anyone how to act or what to do outside of working for you? I have to ask, did you have your Stylists sign a ‘Do not do clients outside of the Salon’ contract ? No doubt, they’re your employees while working for you, but, sistah gurl when they’re not- folks got lives to live, wheels and deals to make-because they’re entitled and this is America:)

Okay, y’all, I’m back (cleansing hand to face) and then, there’ s China! Lawd, what can I say that will make it all better for my readers? China is a hot mess! (think I’ve seen that face before- hmmm)  She’s ( my opinion) not that great of a stylist doncha know? I mean …old school meets new and when someone offers to help bring her up to speed a bit, she goes off. Kim Kimble says she’s her gurl and got her back? Oh, Kim,could you check yo gurl, pleeze?! And for those who want to know, yes, Angela is back and working quieter than usual. Think she’s intimidated by China? I would be. just sayin’… Okay, Kim’s mother sets her up on a blind date & Kim liked the dude:)

Chicagolicious is somewhere near the West Side of Chicago. The Salon’s owner is AJ Johnson, a bit of a  spotlight hound (my opinion) whose main priority seems to be himself. Well, ok, I’m trying to be nice, but, he’s somewhat of a “Social Climber'” because of his penchant for fame. In the first few episodes, AJ had to have the Salon mentioned in Candace Jordan’s blog-a celebrity blogger for Chicago’s elite. Anyhoo, this feat was accomplished .

Then, AJ lies & tells a Pastor how his Salon  has always been Green (environmentally speaking) and goes to great links to make that happen…hilarious!  Okay, some of y’all might argue how there’s nothing wrong with wanting to stay above the competition and keep your name out there. I can believe and agree. But, to what extent are you willing to go to be number one?

AJ admits to stretching the truth and somhow makes it work. Is it any wonder that his Stylists, for the most part, seem destined to follow in his footsteps? One thing I can say favorably about the show; It has loads of cat fights (verbally) and that’s going to keep the g-mogul watching. I don’t care to know who AJ is wearing, what he’s eating, who he’s smoozing with, but, I’ll keep reporting it cause I know my fans do.

Okay, now look ( Wendy!) I truly dislike having to dish on Bristol Palin’s “Life’s A TRIPP!”  but, I must. I’ve been trying to avoid it because she’s just not interesting, but, I’m compelled to go there. Why you ask? Because the show is a TRIPP. 🙂

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Kim Kimble Stylist to The Stars in “LA Hair”

I know y’all heard of Ms. Kim Kimble-celebrity hairstylist to African-American celebrites! Okay, I know she caters to all ethnicities, but, mostly black celebrities like Mary Jo Blige, Eve, Kelly Roland, Shari Heady and Ms. Kim Whitley, one of my fav from back in the day. Okay, Omarosa as well. See, Omarosa is another Kathy Griffin/D list  Reality Tv Star 🙂 but, can’t be hating because, Ms. Omarosa is making her money and yours truly is about to hit her up for a gig at her new West coast Magazine- y’all think I’ll get the gig? NOT!

It’s how this Chicago news and views g-mogul roll “and you know that, man!” Anyhoo, here we don’t put on airs or tend to be speaking politically correct all the time (boring) add just a bit of ebonics &, country twang  to the King’s English and it’s all good. Okay, now, look, ( Wendy-gurl get out of my head!) Kim Kimble’s show, LA Hair is not without its drama. There’s jealousy, competition and a bit of backstabbing going on people. Kim even fires her Charity… her lovable, but, ding-bat  Asian receptionist. Strike a blow for the Minority. It’s bad when one Minority have to fire another! I mean can’t we all get along?

Anyhoo, didn’t like that, but, the woman was not qualified and could have been the next breakout reality tv star- corky! Y’all know how intuitive I am? Remember my Big Ang prediction? um-hum and there’s still my dude Charles, from “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” but, I digress. Okay, so, Angela is another employee at Kim Kimbles’ salon. She was once Kim’s assistant, but, moved on to stylist. Angela wants to have her piece of the pie, like. pronto! She doesn’t want to experience growth. To make this story short, she is 25 and want to be an established Kim Kimble- thus; they clash to the point of suspension for Angela.

One thing I agree on with Angela: Her days off are her own! No employer has any say so on what you do on your off days. When I work for you, I work for you- when I don’t I don’t: My opinion, what y’all think about it? LA Hair is a cool look into the artful way folks do hair.  Compared to Chicagolicious (shhh) I give it a big ole thumbs up! Who am I? Who am I? A g-mogul to you guys! 🙂

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