Tha Diva of Hair

Wife, Businesswoman, Cosmetology Instructor, entrepreneur, and author of, ” Tha 5 Diamond Steps to Amazing Haircut” are just a few ways you can describe Mrs. Kimberly Anderson.

Her dream is to see the youth in our community trying new avenues to better themselves and she takes risks so she can be a witness to others on how you just need to have faith – “faith in yourself and faith in the Lord – to accomplish great things.”  

Knowing that it takes a village to support and encourage our youth, Kimberly is grateful to the people who have contributed to her journey.  A few of her mentors are her mother, Pastor Fred & George Ann Nicholson, Donnetta Frierson, Debra Gray, LaTachya Harris, and Wilda Hughley Executive Director of The Miss Victorious Pageant, states, “I believe a person’s most precious gift that can be given to anyone is that gift of his or her time because you can never take that back. Ms. Kimberly Anderson always gives that. She makes ordinary moments extraordinary. A simple day can become special because of her.  There’s never a dull moment with her. She is “a go-getter”, and a person that is always open to new learning.”

No stranger to trying new things and following your dreams, Kimberly powered through a diagnosis of dyslexia and a learning disability to graduate from high school at the age of 16.  With a dream of becoming a computer programmer, but being discouraged when a teacher told her that she wasn’t smart enough for the career, Kimberly’s path shifted. She then began cosmetology school at the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center, in Hot Springs Arkansas, striving to pursue the passion she developed at age 14 in her grandmother’s backroom doing hair. She received her cosmetology license shortly before her 18th birthday, ready to take on the world with her new career; however, it took a few years for her to find her niche in hair care.  

She ultimately started pursuing her career in 2001, when she worked at SmartStyle in Walmart, where she mastered her craft for 13 years. In 2005, she married the love of her life Courtney Anderson. During that time, she also obtained her Cosmetology Instructor license in 2011 and began teaching cosmetology classes at the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center as a way to give back to the school where she got her start. She taught cosmetology classes for four years and in the midst opened her first business on Central Ave, “Tha Diva of Hair LLC”. To enhance her marketability, she obtained her Aesthetician’s license in 2022 and plans to expand her services within the next year. 

In addition to working behind the scenes to make others look amazing, Kimberly is no stranger to the pageant stage.  She was named Mrs. Garland County in 2020 and reigned through 2022.   During her reign as Mrs. Garland County, she developed her platform, “Be the C. I.Z.E that makes a difference.”  CIZE is an acronym for Courageous, Intelligent, Zingy and Exquisite, which is what we should all strive to become. While Mrs. Garland County, she volunteered at many community events during her reign. She has a great heart for helping others – all you have to do is ask.

Since dipping her toe into the world of pageantry, she has become hooked and has traveled to Ohio, Washington, D.C and Indiana at various pageants as a paid hair stylist and makeup artist. Currently, she is the personal hair and makeup artist for Indiana Pure International and hopes to expand her national recognition. She has volunteered at numerous events at National Park College, Hot Springs School District, Juneteenth events, the Giving Team, Inc., G.I.M.S (God Is My Source) Express Catering. With all her volunteer work she also finds joy in serving as the Executive Assistant of The Miss Victorious Pageant ” No More Bullying”. While she enjoys her community immensely, her greatest joy as an active member of Immanuel Christian Fellowship Church for over 20yrs, where she sings in the choir. 

This dynamic woman also runs a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization called Anso Divine Spa, Inc., a mobile service for elderly and children in homes and facilities, who are unable to participate in their own care, to help build them up through personal beautification. In this new endeavor, she will provide hair styling, cutting, manicures, makeup, relationship building, and mentoring in the community. Kimberly loves to cook, as she is a Chef herself, take hikes, enjoy nature, and has a deep desire to motivate people to become their best and authentic self. Her favorite quote is, “Stop monitoring things you have left in God’s hands.” 

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A scripture Kimberly always references is, Psalms 20:4 “May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.”

As far as the future goes, Kimberly wants to utilize and build on each platform presented to her. She wants to beautify underserved populations one head at a time by helping individuals look as good as they feel and feel as good as she helps them look.

She is a great friend, and sometimes a counselor. She is always ready, saying “Jas do it!”, to motivate people to do better. It can be from being scared to get a new hairdo or to go along on a new journey – her positivity will encourage you to go for it.  Kimberly wants to remind us all that “time is precious and its time to be kind to one another as we lift up our heads, hearts and minds towheads the hills”

Looking to Book “Tha Diva of Hair” for your next pageant or event?  Reach out to her at on Facebook at, or email at You can also book her at

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