The hugely popular and influential musician, Prince has died on April 21st. Here’s a tribute to this legend. Not only he was a great musician, but also a trend setter. I would like to share with you a selection of his best hair looks and an extract from the interview by his hairdresser Kim Berry for ABC news. RIP Prince.
Hairdresser Kim Berry started working with Prince almost 25 years ago. That’s loyalty !
At the time, she said she was friends with his then-stylist, who had decided to quit, and then she got the call from Prince. She said she was fresh out of beauty school.
“He said, ‘Well, do you travel?’ ” Berry said. “And I said, ‘Yeah sure’ you know, just talking, and he said, ‘Well, OK, I’m sitting in a limo to pick you up, the flight leaves in an hour.’ And I’m like, ‘I am sorry what did you say?’ He said, ‘The flight leaves in an hour, you good?’ I said, ‘Yeah I’m good.’
“Prince’s hair has changed dramatically over the years, from long, wavy locks to an up-do to a full Afro, which Berry said played into his wanting to blur gender lines.
“He wore more hairstyles then most women would ever try,” she said. “He wore it all the way across the spectrum from ponytails all the way to wraps from cuts to finger waves so he didn’t have any boundaries.”
For the most part though, Berry said he was “pretty much laid back” about his hair.
“He knew what he wanted and he had a feel of what he wanted himself to look like,” she said. “He would let me do my thing so that was the beautiful part about it, he would throw an idea out there and I would just run with it.”
Berry went on to talk at length about what Prince was like in private. As a vegan, she said the artist would encourage those around him to be vegan as well, but she said he also liked to eat sweets and drink green ginger tea.
“We always kept in our pockets, those lollipops, tootsie roll lollipops, that was a must”, she said.
Prince was ” incredibly smart ” and a ” kind of mystical guy”, she said. Beautiful women were around all the time, Berry said, but Prince would also invite other people’s families over and enjoyed having lengthy discussions on religion.
“He wanted to teach, he wanted to impart his knowledge into you, and I thought that was such a beautiful thing,” she said.
Extract of Interview Kim Berry for ABC news
Muhammad Ali having a feel of Prince’s hair