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Thread started 07/11/16 4:34am

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Interview with Prince's hairstylist Kim Berry

Interesting interview with Kim Berry, one of Prince's hairstylists. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7d_lIDoe9Y

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Reply #1 posted 07/11/16 6:20am

TrivialPursuit

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Starts at 9 minutes..

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #2 posted 07/11/16 6:22am

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She worked from around Diamonds & Pearls, then beyond. I love that she tells the story, "After the 1999 concert, he came in and said 'cut if off, I'm done with it. Let's do it short."

Some of her other clients...

Ne-Yo

Lily Allen

Wendy Robinson

Outkast

Neicy Nash

Kat Williams


He allowed her the freedom to work with other folks.

Edit: Interesting note that, and I know it's been kicked around here, Kim said about 10 years ago they started cataloging outfits, shoes, and certain things to set up Paisley Park as a museum of sorts. He would talk to the fans, and bounce ideas off them, etc (likely a reference to the Celebrations; which would be closer to 15 years ago).

She noted that a friend of hers had a son who passed away rather dramatically, and just on her word of this happening, Prince paid for the whole funeral. Not related, but she mentions his philathropy through Love 4 One Another foundation, and just how much he gave back to the community. Apparently, Prince wasn't afraid to get in his purple Roadster and run to the grocery store to pick up a few things. (Of course, we know he was a regular at Walgreens picking up whatever.) There's a fun story about going to the mall to walk around, and he got a lemonade and some cheese sticks or something, and he said he hadn't been in a shopping mall in a long time.

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Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #3 posted 07/11/16 7:54am

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TrivialPursuit said:

She worked from around Diamonds & Pearls, then beyond. I love that she tells the story, "After the 1999 concert, he came in and said 'cut if off, I'm done with it. Let's do it short."

Some of her other clients...

Ne-Yo

Lily Allen

Wendy Robinson

Outkast

Neicy Nash

Kat Williams


He allowed her the freedom to work with other folks.

Edit: Interesting note that, and I know it's been kicked around here, Kim said about 10 years ago they started cataloging outfits, shoes, and certain things to set up Paisley Park as a museum of sorts. He would talk to the fans, and bounce ideas off them, etc (likely a reference to the Celebrations; which would be closer to 15 years ago).

She noted that a friend of hers had a son who passed away rather dramatically, and just on her word of this happening, Prince paid for the whole funeral. Not related, but she mentions his philathropy through Love 4 One Another foundation, and just how much he gave back to the community. Apparently, Prince wasn't afraid to get in his purple Roadster and run to the grocery store to pick up a few things. (Of course, we know he was a regular at Walgreens picking up whatever.) There's a fun story about going to the mall to walk around, and he got a lemonade and some cheese sticks or something, and he said he hadn't been in a shopping mall in a long time.

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[Edited 7/11/16 6:45am]

Great thread topic, great video, thanks for posting.

Did Kim get the year mixed up? As far as I know, he still had long hair after 1999. TRC came out in 2001 and he still had long hair on the cover, and as far as I know he still had long hair during the celebration where they had those group discussions. She must be talking about that Rave into the Year 2000 concert at Paisley Park.

Didn´t he still have long hair for a while after that show?

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #4 posted 07/11/16 10:16am

TrivialPursuit

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KoolEaze said:

Great thread topic, great video, thanks for posting.

Did Kim get the year mixed up? As far as I know, he still had long hair after 1999. TRC came out in 2001 and he still had long hair on the cover, and as far as I know he still had long hair during the celebration where they had those group discussions. She must be talking about that Rave into the Year 2000 concert at Paisley Park.

Didn´t he still have long hair for a while after that show?


She meant the Rave Un2 The Year 2000. She wasn't around in 1982 for those shows. She referred to it as "the 1999 show", which - to me - said PPV.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #5 posted 07/11/16 10:59am

morningsong

It took forever for my YouTube to load this morning, I ended losing track of time and being late for work, I knew I should have waited. But I was curious. Anyway, I enjoyed this.

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Reply #6 posted 07/11/16 11:53am

PurpleBabied

Thanks for the link. I really get a sense of how much Prince would have enjoyed having her around to make sure his hair was laid.

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Reply #7 posted 07/11/16 12:02pm

justAmeda

Loved this interview! The part about him telling her that her nails had to go before she was allowed to touch his hair cracked me up! I cried when she told about how she found out about him passing. Just feel like giving her a big hug! I have just a few seconds ago gave her a follow on instagram.

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Reply #8 posted 07/11/16 1:01pm

rogifan

Did I hear her right...Sheila E is going to head up preserving Paisley Park?
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #9 posted 07/11/16 1:30pm

FlyOnTheWall

rogifan said:

Did I hear her right...Sheila E is going to head up preserving Paisley Park?

You heard right! I was wondering about that, as well!! I'm happy to hear that, as I am really, really worried about the future of Paisley Park.

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Reply #10 posted 07/11/16 1:57pm

eightiesbrat

Thank you! Really enjoyed this smile

Also, KoolEaze, yes you're right he did keep the longer hair for at least a little while after the Rave concert, I know he still had it during the May 2000 press conference and on the Leno show in 2001. idk maybe he had it snipped a bit? but definitely wasn't short short during those times.

We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams. . .
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Reply #11 posted 07/11/16 4:38pm

nursev

If ole girl is responsible for shaving the sides of Prince's head then she gets no love from me hmph!

[img:$uid]http://i497.pho.../img:$uid]

who does that to a Black man's hair? lol

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Reply #12 posted 07/11/16 4:54pm

maseratigirl

Thanks for posting this link! I really enjoyed her interview.
#LoveU4EverMyPrinc 💜💜💜
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Reply #13 posted 07/11/16 5:00pm

justAmeda

nursev said:

If ole girl is responsible for shaving the sides of Prince's head then she gets no love from me hmph!

[img:$uid]http://i497.pho.../img:$uid]

who does that to a Black man's hair? lol

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just remember she said that when he decided to cut his long hair off, he told her to cut it ALL OFF because she didn't want to cut his hair off either. She liked his long flowing locks but he insisted she cut it, so if he told her to shave the sides, then she had no choice or she would be fired.

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Reply #14 posted 07/11/16 5:04pm

nursev

justAmeda said:

nursev said:

If ole girl is responsible for shaving the sides of Prince's head then she gets no love from me hmph!

[img:$uid]http://i497.pho.../img:$uid]

who does that to a Black man's hair? lol

[Edited 7/11/16 16:43pm]

just remember she said that when he decided to cut his long hair off, he told her to cut it ALL OFF because she didn't want to cut his hair off either. She liked his long flowing locks but he insisted she cut it, so if he told her to shave the sides, then she had no choice or she would be fired.

Im sorry I cant even see it...then fire me then lol Prince had some beautiful hair so not only did she shave it, but it was uneven too lol

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Reply #15 posted 07/11/16 5:39pm

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nursev said:

If ole girl is responsible for shaving the sides of Prince's head then she gets no love from me hmph!

[img:$uid]http://i497.pho.../img:$uid]

who does that to a Black man's hair? lol

[Edited 7/11/16 16:43pm]

Kim said that Prince came up the look that he wanted and gave her the freedom to add to it, like adding highlights, etc.

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Reply #16 posted 07/11/16 5:41pm

Waiting4Fall

nursev said:

justAmeda said:

just remember she said that when he decided to cut his long hair off, he told her to cut it ALL OFF because she didn't want to cut his hair off either. She liked his long flowing locks but he insisted she cut it, so if he told her to shave the sides, then she had no choice or she would be fired.

Im sorry I cant even see it...then fire me then lol Prince had some beautiful hair so not only did she shave it, but it was uneven too lol

Do I see some gray hairs on the shaved part?

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Reply #17 posted 07/11/16 5:43pm

nursev

Waiting4Fall said:

nursev said:

Im sorry I cant even see it...then fire me then lol Prince had some beautiful hair so not only did she shave it, but it was uneven too lol

Do I see some gray hairs on the shaved part?

What!!! falloff

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Reply #18 posted 07/11/16 5:44pm

justAmeda

tmo1965 said:

nursev said:

If ole girl is responsible for shaving the sides of Prince's head then she gets no love from me hmph!

[img:$uid]http://i497.pho.../img:$uid]

who does that to a Black man's hair? lol

[Edited 7/11/16 16:43pm]

Kim said that Prince came up the look that he wanted and gave her the freedom to add to it, like adding highlights, etc.

she also said there were many times he would call her and say "bring everything" which was code for she was going to encounter a very bad hair moment...shame on that substitute stylist abusing the man's hair!"

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Reply #19 posted 07/11/16 6:12pm

nursev

What ever stylist shaved his head needs a big ass Org slap lol Ive said that for years and I mean it lol heffa

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Reply #20 posted 07/11/16 7:12pm

PurpleBabied

nursev said:

Waiting4Fall said:

Do I see some gray hairs on the shaved part?

What!!! falloff

Don't tell SpinsterSister... But all of the hair on your body goes gray...eventually...eyelashes...eyebrows...etc... lol falloff

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Reply #21 posted 07/11/16 7:33pm

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nursev said:

justAmeda said:

just remember she said that when he decided to cut his long hair off, he told her to cut it ALL OFF because she didn't want to cut his hair off either. She liked his long flowing locks but he insisted she cut it, so if he told her to shave the sides, then she had no choice or she would be fired.

Im sorry I cant even see it...then fire me then lol Prince had some beautiful hair so not only did she shave it, but it was uneven too lol

I understand what you're saying, nursev, but he allowed his ENTIRE body to be displayed as Art. That in itself is a testament to his personal sacrifice.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #22 posted 07/11/16 9:24pm

wavesofbliss

lovely. she seems so cool and so much fun.

Prince #MUSICIANICONLEGEND
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Reply #23 posted 07/11/16 9:56pm

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KoolEaze said:


Yes I think 2001-2002
is when he cut it short for one nite alone era.
After the second celebration. He still had long to shoulder length hair at the June 2001 celebration. And one night alone tour at some point he cut it. I noticed there are two tour books for one night alone tour. I have the first one with hat on and longer hair. Was the second one sold in us or only uk/ Australia? Maybe into second leg into 2003 ?

TrivialPursuit said:


She worked from around Diamonds & Pearls, then beyond. I love that she tells the story, "After the 1999 concert, he came in and said 'cut if off, I'm done with it. Let's do it short."

Some of her other clients...

Ne-Yo


Lily Allen


Wendy Robinson


Outkast


Neicy Nash


Kat Williams



He allowed her the freedom to work with other folks.

Edit: Interesting note that, and I know it's been kicked around here, Kim said about 10 years ago they started cataloging outfits, shoes, and certain things to set up Paisley Park as a museum of sorts. He would talk to the fans, and bounce ideas off them, etc (likely a reference to the Celebrations; which would be closer to 15 years ago).

She noted that a friend of hers had a son who passed away rather dramatically, and just on her word of this happening, Prince paid for the whole funeral. Not related, but she mentions his philathropy through Love 4 One Another foundation, and just how much he gave back to the community. Apparently, Prince wasn't afraid to get in his purple Roadster and run to the grocery store to pick up a few things. (Of course, we know he was a regular at Walgreens picking up whatever.) There's a fun story about going to the mall to walk around, and he got a lemonade and some cheese sticks or something, and he said he hadn't been in a shopping mall in a long time.



.


[Edited 7/11/16 6:45am]



Great thread topic, great video, thanks for posting.


Did Kim get the year mixed up? As far as I know, he still had long hair after 1999. TRC came out in 2001 and he still had long hair on the cover, and as far as I know he still had long hair during the celebration where they had those group discussions. She must be talking about that Rave into the Year 2000 concert at Paisley Park.


Didn´t he still have long hair for a while after that show?


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[Edited 7/11/16 22:01pm]
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Reply #24 posted 07/12/16 10:13am

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nursev said:

What ever stylist shaved his head needs a big ass Org slap lol Ive said that for years and I mean it lol heffa


I didn't like his long, flowy hair. At all. I didn't like that look on him. He's much more handsome and sexy with his shorter hair. It doesn't take attention away from that gorgeous face!
love
But she did good by P! The lovely things she said about his home in MN, the fans, and the memorials at PP made me happy that people get how much he was loved and respected here. I'm grateful that he had a good life here. It makes his passing a bit easier to bear.
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It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #25 posted 07/12/16 10:14am

morningsong

sonshine said:

nursev said:

What ever stylist shaved his head needs a big ass Org slap lol Ive said that for years and I mean it lol heffa

I didn't like his long, flowy hair. At all. I didn't like that look on him. He's much more handsome and sexy with his shorter hair. It doesn't take attention away from that gorgeous face! love

eek eek What planet are you from?


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Reply #26 posted 07/12/16 10:21am

LBrent

PurpleBabied said:



nursev said:




Waiting4Fall said:



Do I see some gray hairs on the shaved part?



What!!! falloff



Don't tell SpinsterSister... But all of the hair on your body goes gray...eventually...eyelashes...eyebrows...etc... lol falloff




Um. Not that I know from personal experience or anything, but yes, even pubic hair turns grey.

What?

Stop staring at me.

bawl
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Reply #27 posted 07/12/16 10:59am

Waiting4Fall

morningsong said:

sonshine said:

nursev said: I didn't like his long, flowy hair. At all. I didn't like that look on him. He's much more handsome and sexy with his shorter hair. It doesn't take attention away from that gorgeous face! love

eek eek What planet are you from?


yeahthat

At least ten times in the last 24 hours, I've watched a gif I found on here of the first few seconds of the Larry King interview. And every single time I forget my name...

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Reply #28 posted 07/12/16 11:00am

sonshine

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morningsong said:



sonshine said:


nursev said:

What ever stylist shaved his head needs a big ass Org slap lol Ive said that for years and I mean it lol heffa



I didn't like his long, flowy hair. At all. I didn't like that look on him. He's much more handsome and sexy with his shorter hair. It doesn't take attention away from that gorgeous face! love

eek eek What planet are you from?



Sorry lol Different strokes as they say
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #29 posted 07/12/16 11:11am

BlackandRising

justAmeda said:

nursev said:

If ole girl is responsible for shaving the sides of Prince's head then she gets no love from me hmph!

[img:$uid]http://i497.pho.../img:$uid]

who does that to a Black man's hair? lol

[Edited 7/11/16 16:43pm]

just remember she said that when he decided to cut his long hair off, he told her to cut it ALL OFF because she didn't want to cut his hair off either. She liked his long flowing locks but he insisted she cut it, so if he told her to shave the sides, then she had no choice or she would be fired.

that style on Prince was HELLA tight. In fact, my favorite style that he rocked.

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