What’s it like doing glam for the entire Kardashian-Jenner family? It’s just as wild as you could imagine.
Fresh off of his brief cameo on the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” season premiere, celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons caught up with In The Know’s Gibson Johns, where he dished on what it’s like getting Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie’s hair camera-ready for filming each day.
“I work with a lot of the family,” Fitzsimons started. “I’m generally bouncing around the houses in the morning getting everybody ready, so that’s basically what it is. I’ll show up, and I’ll go to Khloé’s house. We’ll have some coffee, we’ll spill the tea. It’s basically just laughing for an hour and a half and kiki-ing with friends.”
“Then I’ll bounce over to Kourtney’s, and I might go over to Kim’s or Kylie’s and get them ready,” he went on. “And they all have kinds of different things going on and different schedules, so everything usually just falls into place and I’m bouncing around Calabasas all day, every day, getting everybody ready.”
Fitzsimons also told ITK about how he first got into the Kardashian-Jenners’ orbit, which all started when the then-rising hairstylist volunteered to work on a model’s first test shoot in New York City — and it happened to be Kendall Jenner!
From there, he helped the “KUWTK” star on some of the biggest appearances of her young career, including a star-turning moment at the 2015 Met Gala.
“I really think the Met Gala with Kendall — it was the year that she wore the green Calvin Klein dress — it really felt like where she kind of debuted as not only as a celebrity, but also a supermodel,” he said. “And that was another level. I feel like I never had a big break, but there’s lots of little breaks.”
“That kind of transformed my career into a different that moment, transformed my career into a different avenue, and that’s where I started taking things really, really seriously when it came to the celebrity world,” Fitzsimons added.
For more on Andrew Fitzsimons’ journey as a celebrity hairstylist — including his decision to quit school at the age of 14, his sage advice for young hairstylists and working with the likes of Adele and Mariah Carey — listen to his full, 20-minute interview with In The Know at the top of the page.
For reference, see below for a timecode breakdown of In The Know’s interview with Andrew Fitzsimons:
0:51 – 4:36: Andrew talks about how being in quarantine has affected his day-to-day routine and what he’s been focusing on.
4:37-7:26: Andrew talks about being on the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” premiere, working with the Kardashian-Jenner family and moving to L.A. to work more closely with them.
7:27-13:25: Andrew talks about the origins of his love of working with hair and deciding to quit school at the age of 14 to pursue his career.
13:26-15:41: Andrew talks about living in Paris before ultimately deciding to move to New York City.
15:42-21:34: Andrew talks about working with Adele and Mariah Carey, who were his first big celebrity clients, and balancing what the client wants with his own vision for their looks.
21:35-25:48: Andrew talks about how he got into the Kardashian-Jenners’ orbit and the evolution of his work for them, which ultimately involved him moving to L.A.
25:49-27:45: Andrew talks about whether or not he’s ever messed up on a job and how he fulfills clients’ needs.
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