Unlike her sisters Khloé, Kim, and Kylie, Kourtney Kardashian isn't known as a hair chameleon. She doesn't seem much into the platinum look or colorful wigs nor does she ever sport the brunette-blonde look. Instead, she keeps her long, raven-haired locks as they are, only occasionally tweaking them by adding highlights or cutting bangs.
The biggest change she made was in 2017 when she chopped her hair into a sleek, silky lob (we're not mad—it looked incredible). Even though it was a simple haircut, it was a big change for the most consistent of all the Kardashians—one that inspired us to reminisce about our favorite Kourtney Kardashian hair looks to date. Spoiler alert: There were actually many! But we managed to narrow it down to our 11 all-time favorites.
Meet the Expert
- Scotty Cunha is a celebrity hairstylist with a client list that includes Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Lucy Hale, and Jackie Cruz.
- David Cotteblanche is a hairstylist at Frédéric Fekkai in NYC who works with Olivia Palermo, and brands La LIgne, Hermès, and LVMH.
Scroll for the eldest Kardashian's best hair moments throughout the years.
Kardashian stole the show at the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards with a sleek center part and slicked-down strands that were tucked behind her ears. To re-create the look, Cotteblanche says to straighten the hair with a flat iron (using a heat protectant, of course!). He also shares why Kardashian's locks seem so securely pinned behind her ears: "The front is separate from the top of the ear, then is secured at the nape of the neck with a ponytail. The remainder of the hair is laid over to hide the ponytail." For extra support, he suggests using a strong gel on the top layer of hair "to ensure the ponytail stays secure."
Deep Side Part
This Kardashian sports a deep side part often enough, but this look is our favorite because it's styled with lots of volume at the root. We love the long and loose waves resting on her shoulder and feel tempted to reach for a bottle of Ouai Volume Spray ($26) to try it ourselves.
Wet, Not Wild
We're pretty sure this 'do was inspired by Kim, who often sports this chic yet beachy look. It can be tricky to replicate on your own, let alone briefly explain how to do it yourself, so be sure to check out Byrdie's wet hair tutorial with celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton to learn about the necessary styling techniques and hair products to get the look.
We love her sleek half-up, half-down style complete with hair extensions for volume. And can we talk about that shine? It's making us want to reach for our favorite Sachajuan Shine Serum ($35) to match the look.
Sleek and Straight
Kardashian appeared at the 2015 MTV Music Awards wearing her hair sleek and straight to match her '70s-inspired halter jumpsuit. "I really love this look because it is so effortlessly chic," Cunha reflects. "When we were creating this look we were inspired by Cher and her sleek straight hair. It's such a timeless look but gives so much attitude. Some of my favorite looks are those that took less effort and are just a reflection of what we were feeling in the moment." To get a sleek hair look, consider one of these methods.
Feathery Curtain Bangs
Remember when Kardashian wore curtain bangs? If your answer is no, this serves as a reminder. We like how she kept them looking fresh and youthful with long and loose barrel waves and golden-blonde highlights. To get the look, snag a big-barreled curling iron to create shape, before brushing it out for a natural look.
Kardashian attended the launch of her clothing collaboration with Pretty Little Thing in 2017 in a high and tight ponytail. We love how glamorous this 'do is, and that it draws the focus into her bold eye makeup. But Cotteblanche cautions that this look is pretty difficult to achieve on your own. "The best advice is to do the look with only a portion of the hair in the ponytail, as it is easier to execute," he says. "A pro tip to keep it smooth and sleek is to do in three sections, adding to the ponytail with another elastic each time rather than trying to gather it all at once."
Dutch With a Twist
We love this look because it's slightly unexpected—different from a traditional crown braid because it's a sleek two-strand rope braid, rather than a dutch braid, that's hugging the crown of her head. To get the look, part toward the middle of your head and bring the hair forward to braid into a rope braid along the hairline.
Textured Side Braid
When Kardashian stepped out with Scott Disick wearing her hair in this complex side braid, we swooned over how effortless it looked at first sight. The key to this look is a slightly messy texture. When re-creating this look, Cotteblanche suggests drying your hair without a brush "to emphasize natural movement" and using a texturizing product (see Byrdie's recommendations for every hair type here). He explains that the braid is structured in a front and back section. "The front is [the] side-parted and French [braided] section. The back is a loose fishtail braid...Mixing the two types of braids keeps it on-trend."
Kardashian has always been the queen of high and tight topknots. It's possible she helped bring them back as a trend. This topknot looked like it was braided before being wrapped in a delicate black scrunchie, like our favorite, Slip's Large Slipsilk Scrunchie ($39), which comes in a pack of three.