LA Hair Recap: “Clash of the Big Wigs” [Episode 5]

Posted on Jun 20 2014 - 9:32am by Drama Queen

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‘LA Hair’ recap: ‘Clash of the Big Wigs’

The spritz is about to hit the fan honey and in more ways than one.  First, “hair majesty” Kim has to show a few wigs to the not so pleasant celebrity hair stylist Jonathan Antin and secondly, Lisa says deuces although probably not for long.

Kim met with “Mr. I-usually-get-my-hair-from-Europe.” She proudly displays a handful of wigs from her collection, but everything was either too this or not enough that for Jonathan. Even my blood pressure was rising and if I had a nitro tablet to take, I would have probably tucked one underneath my tongue and chase it down with a nerve pill. The man’s ego is as big a billboard. However, Anthony did warn Kim that Jonathan “my salon is in Beverly Hills” Antin would be difficult to deal with.

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A breakfast meeting of the minds takes place the next morning between Kim, her mom Jazz and her sister Leah where the topics are Jonathan and the latest salon drama between Naja and Lisa. Kim instructs Leah to go back and diffuse the tension and so she does or least tries to do.

Unfortunately, Lisa ain’t trying to hear that noise and tells Leah, “You don’t bite the hand that feeds you and you don’t feed the hands that bite.”  Translation: “I bring you top of the line clients (money) so don’t talk to me any kind of way.” Terry steps in as a voice of reason and reminds Lisa of the error of her ways. For instance, she came in full of vinegar on her first day of work. Lisa responds by doling out a few more choice words and then packs up her hair goodies and leaves.

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Kim waltzes back over to Jonathan’s salon with a red wig for reality star Gretchen Rossi per Jonathan’s request. Does he like it?  Hair no!  Kim then invites him outside to discuss the matter privately. It’s a match between hair majesty vs. hair god and somebody’s ends may get split for real!  The girl was so heated she nearly started frothing at the mouth and I’m not talking shampoo lather either. Jonathan rants on about how he was doing her a favor, barking orders at her to get the wig done right, blah-blah-blah. He’s lucky to still be standing with all his teeth and man parts.

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Naja is giving a pedicure to a client fresh from Chicago and rocking a weave she wove herself thanks to a YouTube video. The woman has a part in her scalp a mile wide and it takes both China and Dontay to get to the root of the mess. And to top it all off, her hair is layered with glue and had not been shampooed in six months.


Angela drops by Lisa’s house for barbering lessons and an unsolicited earful of real talk on the side. We learn that clippers are not just tools of Lisa’s trade but they are deeply symbolic and represent her survival. After experiencing homelessness, abuse and struggles in providing for her kids, becoming a barber was Lisa’s route to economic power. So yeah, she got upset and emotional when Anthony broke her clippers in the first episode and now we know why. This is her money-maker, her golden goose.

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Kim goes back to Jonathan’s for round three with a curled wig in tow. Of course, he wants to re-curl it.  How else was he going to get on Kim’s last spare nerve? Oh, I know.  Complain about the color not being red enough or not Julia Roberts four-years ago enough.Yeah Kim, what color of crayon red does he want? Nevertheless, they do manage to work it out and everyone is happy with the end results. He even tells Kim he may never go back to using the folks in Europe. You go Kim. You now have Jonathan Antin’s stamp of approval…something I’m sure would normally take an act of Congress to get.

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As for the woman with the ingrown weave at Kim Kimble’s SalonChina and Dontay worked some hair magic there as well. Five hours later, the client walked away with a crown of glorious hair and a standing ovation from the queen’s (Kim) court (staff).

Watch “LA Hair” on Thursdays at 9:00 PM on WeTV.

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  • I love your recaps Drama Queen! 🙂

    I liked last night’s episode. The drama was kept to a minimum. Thank Goodness!

    Lisa’s back-story was touching. I knew there was a back-story but didn’t know how deep it ran. The relationship between Angela and Lisa seems to be growing and Angela has a lot of compassion for Lisa. I would suggest Lisa get some therapy because (imo) when you allow words to cut you that deep, it’s time to talk to a professional. She needs to shed herself of harboring feelings and allowing her past to dedicate how she reacts presently…basically let it go! Her past is weighing her down. Shed them bags…bag lady! She can’t react the way she does every time someone says something hurtful and mean.

    Next week things heat up again with Chyna and Anthony…looks like a good one.

  • Sharon Oliver

    Thanks Doc (Seuss) and I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE. I was really feeling for Lisa and it hit me too that she was being way too defensive, not hearing anything Terry said. Yep, she’s got a lot of pain going on there. My apologies for misspelling Chyna’s name. It hit me after my submission. Sure hope there are no hard feelings ’cause I don’t have the energy to fight this feisty crew. LOL

    • All About The Tea

      Great Job!

    • You’re welcome! Yes, I agree about Lisa. I like her a lot and her rawness lends to her genuineness but she needs to drop the proverbial “baggage” (of her past)…it’s weighing her down.

      • hardtimz

        OMG, If I have to listen to another frigggin boohoo story about her damn past, I’m going to start sending some damn hate mail…enough of ya damn problems. Damn everyone have problems, and ish they need to work on, but I suppose if she’s not talking this talk, there’s no story line for her….enough already!

        • Thank you! Get over it Lisa! She’s too damn grown to not get some therapy for her issues.

          • hardtimz

            Right get some damn help, especially after a certain age…damn!

          • Seriously!! I’m surprised she didn’t tell Angela about her criminal hubby locked up for life. He’s a member of the Black Mafia Crew. One of the biggest drug rings in the US. They made millions. That’s how she can really afford that nice house in LA…it ain’t them clippers, honey!

          • Sharon Oliver

            LOL. I agree. Clippers didn’t pay for all of that.

  • Bonita Gee

    DAMN it must feel good to run your own business and be your own BOSS!! And Tell a MoFo exactly what you thinking!! Because most bosses or people who THINK they’re your boss or TRY to BE your boss, WILL step out of line. And a lot of times you CAN’T say anything back, and even when you don’t say anything back they can FIRE YOU just because they don’t like you!! Son Of A Bitches!!
    But I’m so glad that Kim could TELL that damn Jonathan EXACTLY what she was THINKING!!! you GO GIRL!! Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    • RonnieIsBack

      IKR I cannot stand Jonathan’s played out azz..he was always crying on his own damn show….#BitchAZZ

      • He seemed like a racist to me and appeared to be on prescription drugs last night. Ugh!

  • hardtimz

    I’ve tried to get with this and Khandi’s dumb azz wedding, I just can’t take it. This show feels as staged as a reality show can get. I thought for certain, that I could handle Joyce acting a plum fool, but I just can’t….too much. Realty shows are loosing their luster. Signed…CAN’T TAKE IT…enough already!