Posted on Nov 15, 2016
Kahh Spence is on the come up as a next one to watch in the world of hair styling. From creating some of the best natural hair looks to slaying celebrity wigs and weaves, we are beyond proud to call him an official Dark and Lovely Style Squad member.
Read along to learn more about the mini-mogul in the making.
When did you begin doing hair?
I began doing hair around age 14; this was around the time when I was trying to figure out who I was and what I wanted to be. I had always been exposed to the salon life, but never tested those waters because it wasn’t the norm for a male to style hair in my family. As time went on and I began to take the profession serious, my family began to accept it as well as everyone else around me. Lately, as I’ve been growing, I am getting inspired to do so much more.
As an artist, what inspires you?
My biggest dose of inspiration comes from the environments and people I am exposed to daily. At this point, it’s more than styling hair; this is an art. I make sure I’m creating canvases that resonate well with the world.
Your specialty is seemingly becoming lace front wigs. How have you seen Black women change their view on wigs in the last few years?
Wigs are life! Over the years, I’ve noticed the hair cycle go from relaxers to weaves, and then the transition to being natural to protective styles; wigs. When I first started out, I was into weaving; it’s what I initially learned. As time went on, I decided to learn more about wig making because it became trendy.
Women have grown more toward wigs because they are more affordable, especially when you add the costs together to purchase extensions and pay a stylist to install the extensions. I’ve noticed women are about looking good, but on a budget. That’s the reason I created the Kahh Spence Collection; a Custom Wig Line created in efforts to give the everyday woman a high quality look for a reasonable price.
You’re building your roster of young celebrities as clientele. How did you begin working with some of the freshest celebs and influencers in the industry?
The key thing about this industry, for me, would have to be building and maintaining relationships. I started out working with a reality star and from there, the word about a new hair stylist began to circulate. As my skill level progressed and more people were talking about my work, a lot of the celebrities and influencers started reaching out, which is actually shocking to me. When I decided to embark on this journey, I didn’t expect for any of this to happen; I started doing hair simply because I fell in love with the making someone feel beautiful.
What has it been like being apart of the Dark and Lovely Style Squad?
Working with Dark and Lovely has been amazing. I’ve learned new techniques from other stylists, qualities about myself and now have the opportunity to be apart of a brand that I’ve been using for years! I’m excited to see what the future holds as a Style Squad member.
What’s your favorite go-to Dark and Lovely product?
My go-to Dark and Lovely product for myself would have to be the Fade Resistant color in the shade Midnight Blue. I usually change my hair color often, but Midnight Blue is a safe shade because it looks great against my complexion. As for clients, my go-to product is the Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Sheen Sealing Nectar; this is great for finishing touches after styling is done. Irons tend to leave a non-pleasing scent on the hair and this Sheen not only moisturizes, but it gives the hair an amazing smell. I also love the Protective Styles Tame and Strengthen Edge Saver.
If there was one piece of advice you’d want to give to people trying to follow in your footsteps, what would it be?
Don’t give up! No matter what obstacles may come your way, or people who try to get in your way, don’t give up. As I’m growing and there are more individuals inspired by my work and story, I’ve realized that I can’t give up because there are a world of people I’d be letting down. We all have goals and aspirations in life, but unless we work smart, create our own opportunities and plan accordingly, we won’t succeed.