Julia Kim's journey into hair styling began in 2001 when she realized she had the talent and artistic vision to master the craft. Enrolling as a cosmetology student at Vidal Sassoon Academy, she set out to study the attributes that incite hair to move, swing, and flow; to create a sensation; or to convey personality in life and image.
An ardent lover and observer of nature and art, Julia draws inspiration from the details of the outside world—and how they interact with her lively imagination. With an artist’s flair, she applies these flashes of vision to her work as a hair stylist—adding texture, movement, softness, and shape to create unique and refined looks.
Julia built her career at leading salons Vidal Sassoon, Fréderic Fékkai and Bumble and bumble. As a freelance stylist, she perfected her craft while working alongside legendary session stylists like Julien d'Ys, Luigi Murenu, Eugene Souleimen, Jimmy Paul, and Laurent Philippoon, and the top editorial influencer, Shay Ashual and James Pecis.
Her work has been featured in French, Odda and Schon magazine; in presentations for Rubin & Chappelle and NikeNYC; and at Paris haute shows for Givenchy and Rick Owens. She’s worked with top designers at NYC shows featuring DKNY, Tory Burch, Reem Acra, and Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Chado Ralph Rucci, Herve Leger, Max Azria, BcBG, Catherine Malandrino, Boudicca, and Vivienne Westwood.
Based out of NYC (by way of Chicago, California, and Hawaii), Julia’s technical prowess, artistic eye, and intuition make her one of the city’s most compelling and innovative hair stylists.