Throwback Thursday: Kathy Wakile, Hairspray Queen
The RHONJ star dishes on her amazing '80s 'do.
Ever wonder what our Bravolebs looked like before they were Bravolebs? Each Thursday, we'll celebrate #TBT and dig through the archives for a vintage photo from the past—or revisit a memorable moment from one of our shows—and share some backstory on the picture.
But, what viewers may not know is that Kathy became a licensed hairdresser upon graduating high school and worked in a salon up until she was seven months pregnant with her daughter, Victoria. "I loved being a hairdresser," Kathy has said. "I started working in a salon as soon as I was allowed to; just sweeping up, shampooing, whatever I was permitted to do at an early age of 13 years old."
The hair aficionado has always been fond of doing her own locks too, even now that she’s a Housewife. "It’s always very strange having my hair done," she says. "I prefer to do it myself, however I need to have it done for my one-on-one interviews. The cameras pick up every piece of fly-away hair, and so for those days I need another set of hands. I tend to like my hair messy and touchable, that look doesn’t read well on the interview set."
Well, if this week's #TBT picture is any indication, messy and touchable has been Kathy’s hair mantra for quite some time!