Kim Kardashian West's Fearless Hair Evolution

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Do you keep up with the Kardashians? Here at Byrdie HQ, we keep up with Kim Kardashian West's hair. And it has been quite the journey. The middle Kardashian sister has changed her hair color, length, and style more times in the last decade than we probably will in our lifetimes. She's pretty fearless too. It seems no hairstyle is off the agenda, except, it would seem, anything too short. With so many hairstyles to choose from, we're taking you through Kim's hair evolution via our favorites. Let's start at the beginning, shall we?

June 2007

Kim Kardashian hair: curly glam brunette hair
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Before Keeping Up With the Kardashians aired, Kim was rocking some seriously glam hairdos.

October 2007

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with backcombed long brunette hair
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Here, Kim was celebrating her birthday. The backcombed hairstyle was one that viewers became familiar with by the opening credits of Keeping Up.

December 2008

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with a fringe
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Yep, Kim had a fringe way back in 2008. Got a fringe yourself? We've got nine styling tips you should know.

August 2009

Kim Kardashian hair: honey blond highlights
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Kim flaunted some serious Cali-girl vibes here with her honey-blond highlights.

December 2013

Kim Kardashian hair: brond ombre hair
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Four years later, Kim's honey-blond hair had morphed into an on-trend ombré look.

December 2013

Kim KW glam hair retro waves
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We're digging the retro waves on Kim here. 

February 2015

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with a choppy long bob
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By 2015, Kim had chopped off her long hair into a textured lob.

March 2015

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with a blonde long bob
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Going from dark brunette to super blonde is tough, even when you're famous. Kim makes the brassy tone work by slicking the hair back and just going with it. Keep blonde hair in good condition with Ouai Repair Shampoo ($28). 

February 2016

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with blonde boxer braids
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Remember when boxer braids were a thing? Did you ever master them?

August 2016

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with wet-look sideswept hair
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This has to be our all-time favorite hair look on Kim. The side-swept wet-look hair is so effortlessly cool.

October 2016

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with super-long hair
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Somehow Kim made these extra-long hair extensions look cool. That's Kim for you.

May 2017

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with a super-blunt and straight long bob
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The blunt ends paired with the sleek texture made this a winning style. Want to get your hair that sleek? We recommend using ghd Platinum Professional Performance Styler ($249) and finish with Toni & Guy Shine Gloss Serum ($10).

June 2017

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with tousled wet-look hair
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Kim's tousled, beachy texture is perfect for summer. Get a slightly edgier texture like Kim's by using IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel ($29).

November 2017

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with super-blonde hair with roots showing
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We were seriously in love with the über-blond shade colorist Chris Appleton gave her. Keep bleached hair soft with Color Wow Coconut Cocktail Bionic Tonic ($25).

November 2017

Kim Kardashian hair: Kim with pastel pink/grey hair
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Is it grey? Is it pink? Who knows? But what we do know is that this toner on Kim's hair is divine. 

March 2018

Kim Kardashian hair: pink hair
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Kim prevented her pink hair from looking too sickly sweet by pairing the color with dark grown-out roots. Clever. 

May 2018

Kim KW Instagram story with platinum blonde hair
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Kim Kardashian West took to her Instagram Stories to share her latest shade of strand: platinum blonde. She went on to explain that it was her wedding anniversary with Kanye West and since he loves blonde on her, she decided to work the color to make him happy as part of their celebration.

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