Kim Kardashian Just Made a Major Hair Color Change, Just in Time for the Met Gala

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The blonde bombshell is back! Kim Kardashian stole the spotlight by ditching her brunette hair for platinum blonde at the Homeboy Industries’ 2024 Lo Máximo Awards and Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 27. The 43-year-old reality star’s freshly dyed strands were brought to life by her longtime hairstylist, Chris Appleton, who delighted fans with behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Skims founder’s hair transformation. 

For the event, she made a striking statement in an all-black ensemble, donning a floor-length fur coat paired with silver chain-link Balenciaga earrings. Appleton pulled her freshly dyed platinum strands back into a sleek, center-parted bun, with soft tendrils framing her face.

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Appleton posted a photo of the Skims founder’s new look to his Instagram feed, captioning it “Ice kimmy 🧊.” He went on to give his four million followers some context to Kardashian’s new hair color, too. “We wanted to keep a short root & the blonde cool & creamy,” he wrote. “I colored it in a couple of sessions to keep the integrity of the hair nice and juicy.”

For a closer look at her hair, Appleton shared a TikTok video showcasing her hair color and bun from various angles. Commenters noted how the timing of the new look coincides perfectly with the Met Gala, happening Monday, May 6, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.


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The timing holds significant weight as Kardashian is renowned for bringing her A-game to the Met Gala red carpet, having famously debuted a spectrum of hair colors and styles over the years.

Case in point: When questioned about his proudest celebrity looks in a June 2023 interview with NewBeauty, the hairstylist promptly highlighted Kardashian’s Met Gala hair. While he didn’t specify the year, it’s likely he was referring to her look that year. The pro styled her brunette hair into a voluminous updo to complement her beaded gown.

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In 2022, Appleton transformed her hair into platinum blonde for the event, styling it in a slicked-back, tight bun resembling her latest hairstyle. This is precisely why fans are experiencing déjà vu right now ahead of fashion’s biggest night out.

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Appleton’s love of his client as a blonde is no secret. He elaborated in his NewBeauty interview, expressing his fondness for the “Dolce and Gabbana blonde phase that Kim was in with that Bardot look. He reminisced, “Everyone really loved the shorter lob. It was just like a different Kim. I love that kind of era. That was really fun and she was doing all this stuff. I miss that hair.”

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