Unlike her sisters Kylie and Kim, Kourtney Kardashian isn't known as a hair chameleon. She's not into the platinum look or colorful wigs. She's not even into the brunette-blonde back-and-forth that Khloé is known for. Instead, she keeps her long, raven-haired locks as is, only occasionally tweaking them with some highlights or bangs.
Most recently she chopped her hair into a sleek, silky lob (we're not mad—it looks incredible). Even though it was a simple haircut, it's a big change for the most consistent of all the Kardashians, which is why it inspired us to go through and collect just a few of our favorite Kourt K. hair looks. There were many. After all, she's been on the scene since Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered all the way back in 2008. But we managed to narrow it down to our 11 all-time favorites. So, without further ado, scroll on and get inspired by the eldest Kardashian sister and her magical affinity for good hair.
Here, Kardashian's hair was styled in a deep side part, with lots of volume at the root. From there, long and loose waves cascaded down in front of one shoulder. We were obsessed from the moment we saw it (and we were also immediately encouraged to reach for our Ouai Volume Spray, $26, to boost the volume of our own strands).
This look is pretty much the polar opposite of the one before. She appeared on the red carpet with a sleek center part and slicked-down strands that were tucked behind both of her ears. (The hair was amazing, but we're also partial to that red wine lipstick.)
This one has to be in the top three Kourt K. hairstyles of all time. It's one that we're pretty sure was inspired by her sister Kim since she's been known to default to the wet look. (This one is tough to replicate on your own, so be sure to check out our wet-look hair tutorial with Kardashian hairstylist Chris Appleton.)
This one's a bit of a throwback but very much worth including nonetheless. We love her sleek half-up, half-down style complete with mile-long hair extensions. And can we talk about that shine? It's making us want to reach for our favorite Sachajuan Shine Serum ($33).
Here's another good throwback for you. Remember when Kourt wore curtain bangs? Us too. We like how she kept them feeling fresh and youthful with a long and loose barrel waves and golden blonde highlights dispersed throughout.
Kardashian attended the launch of her clothing collaboration with Pretty Little Thing earlier this year in West Hollywood wearing her hair slicked back into a high and tight ponytail. She paired the look with a nude lip and super-glittery eyelids.
We remember this day like it was yesterday. When Kourtney stepped out with Scott Disick wearing her hair in this complex side braid, we all swooned. The key is to keep an effortless, slightly messy texture. Try using Verb Sea Texture Spray ($16) for that lived-in feel.
We're not done with Kourtney Kardashian's braided hairstyles just yet. This is one of the only times we've seen her wear a crown braid. This one's a little different than a traditional Dutch braid, though, as it was twisted into a sleek two-strand rope braid before being wrapped over the crown of her head. She proved a roped crown braid is best paired with a vivid vinyl red lip. Hers, by the way, looked a lot like YSLVinyl Cream Lip Stain ($36).
For a while, way back when, Kourt was the queen of high and tight topknots. Actually, we're pretty sure she helped bring them back into the mainstream. This one looked like it was braided before being wrapped up in a black hair tie.
Kardashian appeared at the MTV Music Awards alongside her youngest sister, Kylie, wearing her hair sleek and straight to match her '70s-esque bright pink halter jumpsuit. The look was quite obviously inspired by Cher, a style icon that both she and Kim count as a main beauty inspiration.
We'll leave you with this look that Kourtney debuted on her Instagram (she has a habit of debuting new beauty looks there, which is why her page is definitely worth a follow). It's somewhat of a classic look for her—long, loose, and textured waves with lots of shine and a center part. Yep, this look is a winner.
Now, if you're wondering how she cares for her famous hair, then check out the two-step haircare routine she swears by for keeping her strands strong, soft, and supple. (It's surprisingly simple.)