Laurieann Gibson’s hair on Born to Dance is as important as the choreography! Celebrity stylist Karim Odoms will be sharing his style tips on how to create beautiful, flowing hair every week.
For Laurieann’s retro glam hair, use a 1-inch barrell curling iron wrap hair around the iron twisting in alternating directions. When done, pin curl hair leaving out the ends of curl. When hair is completely pin curled allow hair to set for 15 mins. Remove pins and using a bristle brush, brush entire head out into a wave pattern. You can also use your fingers to create two big finger waves in front using hair spray for hold, body and bounce.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Karim Odoms discovered his passion for hair at the age of 14. Two years later he was the neighborhood’s hairdresser working from home. Growing up in a family of strong women where it was all about good hair, style and fashion is what inspired him to create in that medium.
In 2005 he decided to move to New York to pursue his dreams as a hairstylist. After obtaining his license from The Aveda Institute, he began his apprenticeship program at The Ted Gibson salon in the Flat Iron District, with Gibson immediately becoming his mentor and inspiration. Karim made a choice to branch out on his own into freelance working with The New York Post and creating O’Karim Studios specializing in styling, hair color , hair care , extensions , women’s and men’s haircutting . Karim then relocated to Atlanta Georgia reinvesting in his craft attending The Aveda Institute to receive 500 more hours required to be licensed in the State of Georgia , which led to the opportunity of working with Laurieann Gibson on her BET show Born To Dance . Shortly after the show wrapped inspired by the opportunity and developing a great working relationship with Gibson, Karim then moved to Los Angeles California to maintain the locks of Ms. Gibson and continuing on in the world of Beauty. He believes styling hair is like an artist picking up a brush to a canvas, creating each individual piece of art. He has also worked with Alicia Silverstone, Queen Latifah, Tika Sumptner, Sessilee Lopez, Ashley Dupree and a host of models from top agencies.