Get To Know Bravo’s “Invite Only Cabo” Star Larry Sims
Hair genius to the stars Larry Sims, is a force in the entertainment industry. Originally from Chicago, Larry pursued dance becoming a choreographer before dominating as a hairstylist for nearly 10 years . Aside his long list of celebrity clients from Tracee Ellis Ross, Zendaya, Kerry Washington and gal pal Gabrielle Union, Larry is responsible for Victoria Beckham’s trendy, chic bob she introduced in 2008. With his hit Bravo show, “Invite Only Cabo”, Larry invites his close circle of friends together for a luxury vacation in Cabo. The funny, energetic, drama filled series displays Larry’s personal life amongst his peers who never experienced a group vacation. I was able to catch up with Larry right before the season finale of “Invite Only Cabo” to talk show highlights, personal accomplishments and future endeavors.
Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself.
A: I am a celebrity hairstylist and have been for almost 10 years now. Some of my cliental include Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, Zendaya, Lupita Nyong’o, Kerry Washington, Sanaa Lathan and Victoria Beckham.
Q: When Bravo approached you about doing a reality show documenting the lives of you and your friends on vacation what were yor initial thoughts?
A: Honestly, I never wanted to do a mini documentary on my career. I did a competition based show previously and enjoyed that but when the producers from Bravo pitched me the show concept, it felt right.
Q: Describe “Invite To Cabo” in 3 words?
A: Jaw dropping, mesmerizing and breathtaking.
Q: What’s your best memory from this season either on or off camera ?
A: One of my most fondest memories is the comradery people found in each other. When we started filming most of my friends didn’t know each other and had lots of differences. For instance, one episode Kamani was involved in an ATV accident. Although her and Bianca weren’t seeing eye to eye at the time everyone was still able to put their differences aside and be there for Kamani. Another favorite memory of mine will be on the season finale so you have to stay tuned.
Q: What do you hope the show will do to propel you to the next level in the future?
A: I loved doing the show because it definitely gave me more visibility of who I am as a person and artist. It’s giving me the opportunity expand my brand into my other passions like fashion. I have a hat line in the works that I’m very hyped about, a book and am a current spokesperson for Smooth n Shine hair care products. This platform has offered me the opportunity to produce my own content as well and I’m so grateful for that.
Q: As a previous dancer/choreographer , are there any elements of dance that you incorporate in your hair artistry?
A: Absolutely! I’m an artist first so I’m always inspired by the clients I work with. I’m constantly bringing different elements of dance when styling hair. Because I have a strong eye for unique styles and performances I’m able to live vicariously through art which displays in my work. Being a dancer has also inspired my since of style. It’s a way of life.
Q: What song are you currently blasting this summer?
A: Definitely the new Rihanna record with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller. I’m loving Jay-Z’s 4:44. Sevyn Streeter is an amazing artist as well as Kevin Ross and is underrated in my opinion. Letoya Luckett’s new album is amazing as well.
Q: Who’s your current style muse?
A: Gabrielle Union. She’s one of my dearest friends and we have a lot of fun together. Right now she’s rocking a natural organic look and it works for her.
Q: What is one thing you wish you knew prior to filming your show?
A: *Laughs* I never realized how time consuming a reality show actually is. It’s literally 24/7 of your life being filmed with no breaks. When you wake up, a camera is there. When you go to sleep, a camera is there. Being on television/production is a lot of hard work but I’m happy to have done the show with support from the right people and network.
Q: Advice to your 17 year old self?
A: Give yourself permission to be fearless in whatever it is you pursue. The first step is the hardest but you got this.
Be sure to tune into the season finale of “Invite Only Cabo” airing tonight at 9pm on Bravo!