A Timeline of Kim Kardashian's Hair Evolution

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian speaks at The Girls' Lounge dinner, giving visibility to women at Advertising Week 2016, at Pier 60 on Sept. 27, 2016 in New York City.  

In the early days of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian kept her style pretty consistent, opting for early 2000s staples like Juicy Couture sweatsuits and bodycon club dresses, all paired with her signature brunette hair.

Then in 2012, Kim linked with now-husband Kanye West, and the rest has been fashion history. The rapper completely redid Kardashian's closet, and the fashion shift eventually led to a shift in hair colors for the social media star too. From 2015's blonde debut to this week's pink, here's a timeline of Kim's hair evolution.

Blonde, March-April 2015

In her introduction to blonde, Kim debuted the look at Paris Fashion Week in 2015. While it only lasted for now quite a month, as the queen of social media, the look caused quite the commotion, with fans reacting wildly to what seemed to be her first-ever hair change.


Secrets #LanvinShow

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Brunette, April 2015-April 2016

After the short-lived bold blonde look, Kim returned to her roots for a very eventful year, rocking her natural look throughout her pregnancy with her second child, Saint West.


LACMA LOOK- Givenchy & Lorraine Schwartz

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Blonde, February 2016

The blonde returned with a brief vengeance in 2016, for the week of the joint Yeezy 3 presentation and Life of Pablo album drop at Madison Square Garden. The entire family wore nude crystal-embedded ensembles in the stands, as Kanye debuted his own line onstage.


Yeezy Vibes @makeupbymario @tokyostylez

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Brunette, February 2016-September 2018

For most of Kim K's time in the spotlight (and the majority of her life), her natural dark hair has been the staple. Minus a few shoot-based interruptions, Kim kept her dark brown hair for most of 2016 and 2017, changing its length numerous times before sticking with sleek waist-length extensions.



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Blonde, September 2017-February 2018

The blonde came back. After a nearly three-year hiatus from her platinum debut, Kardashian rolled out the blonde once more in September at New York Fashion Week. Since then, the length and shade has changed countless times, but most notably, the waist-length gray hue became the official look of the upcoming Yeezy Season 6 campaign, which featured dozens of Kim look-alikes sporting the same hair.

However, not all renditions of the blonde came with similar adulation. When Kim posted a photo series of herself in cornrows, or what she referred to as "Bo Derek braids," many cried cultural appropriation. 

Whatever fans' takes are on the braids, the source of Kim's color is well-known, as blonde is one of ‘Ye’s personal fave looks. Kim confirmed the fact to People in 2014, and then captioned a photo with “I’d go blonde for the d” in 2018.


I’d go blonde for that D...--

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Happy Holidays

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Pink, February 2018

Kim K. revealed on her app that the new rosy locks were inspired by the dreamy '90s revival shoot she did with Petra Collins in August for the cover of CR Fashion Book. And while she said she's been musing on the hyper-pink strawberry strands since then, she said it's also something daughter North and husband Kanye encouraged: "North absolutely loves it! She was so excited when she woke up to see I had pink hair. Kanye loves it, too. He thinks it's fun to mix things up."



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