Kim Kardashian Just Revealed Her Shortest Hairstyle Yet And We Are Shook

But which is your favourite from her iconic looks?

Kim Kardashian

by Sameeha Shaikh |
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There is no denying Kim Kardashian's influence in the beauty arena. After all, we're talking about the woman who single-handedly put contouring, baking (not that kind) and spidery lashes on the make-up map – but not without the help of her longtime friend and make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic, of course. And then there's her skincare line SKKN By Kim, which succeeded her make-up line KKW – products of her industry prowess. But there is much to be said about her approach to hair, too. No sooner do we get used to Kim's new look, before she's moved on to the next, be it platinum blonde, long honey bronde or, as of today, a new buzz cut, which may just be the shortest hairstyle Kim has ever rocked.

Kim's full circle moment sees her on the cover of CR Fashion Book, 10 years after first appearing on the cover of the magazine in 2013. Speaking of the CR Fashion Book muse, the title's Instagram reveal post says, 'Emerging from her reality TV origins, ascending to the heights of a business mogul, and pioneering groundbreaking prison reform efforts, #KimKardashian is the barrier-breaking muse of this generation redefining what it means to inspire. Now, it’s Kim as you’ve never seen her before for CR Fashion Boom Issue 23 Muses.'

Indeed, Kim is almost unrecognisable donning an edgy pixie buzz cut even shorter than her mother Kris Jenner’s signature look. The amped up look is made ever more striking with barely-there ultra-thin brows reminiscent of the 90's.

The speed at which Kim switches her hairstyles suggests that more often than not she relies on the power of wigs, along with the expertise of her go-to hairstylist Chris Appleton, who is responsible for some of her most show stopping looks.

Last year, after a six month-long sprint with icy platinum blonde, Kim Kardashian swapped out the high maintenance colour for the antidote to winter: warm honey blonde. Taking to Instagram, Chris shared Kim's updated look with his 3.3 million followers saying, 'Honey 4 Miami'.

It was quite the departure. Kim's love affair with blonde lasted longer than we expected (her longest brush with blonde yet). It began with the 2022 Met Gala, when she wore Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress, and peaked with her Dolce & Gabbana collaboration Ciao Kim, where her bouncy blonde hair reigned supreme.

Surprisingly, Kim continued to rock the hue, dark black roots and all, regardless of the upkeep. 'I’ve just been lazy. It’s so much work,' she confessed during her appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan, where she admitted it takes eight hours to touch up her platinum roots. Since then, Kim has enjoyed a plethora of styles. Keen to know which looks we rate most? Scroll through our gallery below, documenting Kim K's momentous hair evolution through the years.


Kim Kardashian’s Hair Evolution


Kim Kardashian’s Hair Evolution

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The Buzz Cut

Arguably Kim's most daring look yet. Gracing the cover of CR Fashion Book, Kim is seen donning an edgy pixie buzz cut and ultra-thin brows. Instagram: @crfashionbook

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The Cropped Bob

Kim's newest look sees her sport possibly her shortest hairstyle to date. Chic and utterly dramatic, we love how it frames her face. Image: Instagram @kimkardashian

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Bouncy Blonde

Sporting voluminous blonde during Milan Fashion Week for her collaboration Dolce & Gabbana, Kim's bouncy locks oozed high-glamour. Very fitting indeed.

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Honey Hair

On the lighter side. Keeping her lengths long, this caramel hue worked to brighten Kim's overall look and is a touch darker than her current Miami heat inspired tresses. Image: Instagram @kimkardashian

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Fiery Red

Bringing the heat in a big way. For a brief moment, Kim turned to red with a glossy finish. The fiery looked packed power and then some. Image: Instagram @kimkardashian

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Caramel Lowlights

Kim's one-length, shoulder scraping look was a thing of sheer sophistication, which was only amplified a lighter colour palette.

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Cropped Kim

Cropped Kim. Taking things a step further, Kim's brush with short hair in 2021 was brief but a brilliant in the power of simplicity.

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Classic Kim

Classic Kim: a dark, practically black all-over colour, boosted by a layered cut which offers plenty of bounce.

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XXL Locks

The trend for XXL hair come back time and time over. Here, Kim wears the trend long, centre parted and glossy. Is there any other way?

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Honey Bronde

Rich and warm, Kim's honey bronde look for winter 2022 made her glow even more so. The golden tint also created a soft and multi-dimensional finish (thanks to a mix of honey, gold and caramel coloured lowlights, with lots of bright face-framing pieces, which Chris seamlessly blended into her naturally darker roots). Image: Instagram @chrisappleton1

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