Ladies, do you all remember when Oprah set the record straight and let all of us know that she does not wear a weave? She recently released a picture of her natural hair before it is straighten. Andre Walker, Oprah’s hair stylist and the man who’s styled beauties like Michelle Obama and Halle Berry launched his Ultimate Gift Kit on HSN. The Ultimate Gift Kit (SRP: $65) is also one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Two items – the Shampoo/Conditioner and Hair Make-Up Color Wand – sold out without any air time.
Andre Walker has been in the salon and hair styling business his entire career and began the journey to create Andre Walker Hair about two years ago. His products were originally modeled after his very own custom formulas, which he has used for years on various clients, including Oprah Winfrey.
In 1985 Andre joined the “Oprah” staff full-time, and has been with her ever since. His responsibilities have expanded to include many aspects of Oprah’s public image from hair to wardrobe.
Always having the desire to help people with information concerning different hair types as well as styling, in 1997 Andre wrote a self-help book titled, “Andre Talks Hair,” published by Simon and Schuster. Since then, Andre has traveled the world with Oprah but he also found time to, in Oprah’s words, “give back: by creating a program in Chicago that helped women prepare themselves for interviews to return to the work force.”
Andre also found time to cultivate his other passion, interior design and in 2004 he launched Walker Simmons designs. His work has been featured in many trade magazines including “O at Home” and “Traditional Home.”