Kim Kimble is a name that needs no introduction. But on the off-chance you’re unfamiliar with Kimble’s range, I’ll start with one name: Beyoncé. You’ve probably watched Bey’s Lemonade visuals more than once, and we have Kimble to thank for the film’s most iconic looks, including the singer’s thigh-grazing cornrows. Kimble is also one of the go-to hairstylists for Hollywood darling Zendaya, who’s never shied away from experimenting with looks. She’s been on-screen (remember WE TV reality show L.A. Hair?) and behind the scenes (she currently serves as the head of HBO’s Euphoria hair department), with an unwavering dedication to transforming stars into their best selves.
In honor of the holiday season, Kimble shares the gifts that help her transform into her best self.
My holiday gifting tip is…
to order things online. Of course, I’m still thoughtful when picking out what I think my loved one would love to be gifted, but Amazon is a lifesaver. You can also never go wrong with gift cards.
For the amateur hairstylist:
Kim Kimble Multi-Barrel Auto-Rotating Professional 1” Curling Iron, $49.97
Curling your hair is so much more fun when the hot tool does the work for you. The curling iron comes in two sizes to give you big bombshell curls or smaller, tight spirals. Plus, it’s designed with two arrows that allow you to control the direction of your curl.
Kimble says: “My Kim Kimble Multi-Barrel Curling iron is a great gift for the holidays to achieve those salon-worthy curls and waves. The unique design redefines the way you curl your hair, and delivers consistent heat across the entire length of the interchangeable ceramic barrels for smoother, healthier, longer-lasting curls.”
For the body lotion snob:
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer, $86
Our skin goes through a lot year-round, especially when the weather dips to cold temperatures. Kiehl’s bestselling Creme de Corps body lotion is the skin savior your body needs when it’s desperate for moisture. The smooth formula is built around rich cocoa butter to soothe dryness throughout the day.
Kimble says: “I’m a big fan of the Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Lotion because of its rich, fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula (with cocoa butter). Why not gift your loved ones something that you know is so good!”
For the cozy girl:
Lake and Sky Santal Gray Candle, $48
Is it really the holiday season if you’re not burning a candle for (its recommended amount of) hours? This gem from Lake and Sky packages the same warm, musky scent of the Santal Gray perfume, so your home can smell just as intoxicating.
Kimble says: “You can never go wrong with candles for a gift. The Lake and Skye Santal Gray Candle is my current obsession; it has a cozy and warm scent with notes of smooth sandalwood that’s so soothing during this cold season.”
My personal wishlist gift is…
Simone Smith earrings are my favorite option for non-irritating, fashionable earrings that are great for everyday wear. I can never have enough!
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Nerisha is the beauty commerce editor at ELLE.com, covering all things beauty (and fashion and music). She has a penchant for sneakers and nude lip glosses, and spends way too much time re-watching 90s sitcoms.