As you may know, Kim Kardashian’s best hairstyles are something of a legend. Like the selfie queen herself, Kim’s tresses seem to have an omnipotent social media power that influences the entire hair universe. Whether or not her hairstyles catch on, it matters not. What’s important here is the ~colossal~ impact they have on pop culture. And that they give our jaws a reason to drop!
From the time Kim K. emerged onto the scene as Paris Hilton’s BFF back in 2006 to present-day business mogul Mrs. West, the girl’s hair has come a long way. We’re talking everything from choppy forehead bangs to elegant updos, cornrows (yikes) to funky runway sausage curls, and of course, her ever headline-making platinum blonde princess hair.
It’s hard to imagine a time when the Keeping up with the Kardashians star *didn’t* dominate the beauty industry (or the fashion industry… or the entertainment industry). But oh, how we’ve enjoyed watching Kim Kardashian’s best hairstyles evolve. Go ahead, just see how much Kim’s gorgeous tresses have changed over the years for yourselves!
Ample choppy layers here.
A sassy side-ponytail will do!
These sausage curls were in the name of fashion (or cultural appropriation?), as Kim K. walked the Heatherette runway show back in the day.
The classic 00’s Kim K. style.
Who DOESN’T experiment with bangs at least once in their lives?
Hello, highlights! Kim took a turn for the blonder, then…
She went all the way blonde!
A classy updo for a classy lady.
Of course, she piled on the chunky highlights and a bouffant on occasion.
Bombshell waves it is!
There’s no denying this slick style is an ode to Mama Kris.
Kim opted for Old Hollywood glam for the 2011 SAG Awards.
Volume for days! (And some subtle highlights.)
A shorter, side-swept ‘do it is.
There’s that sleek-chic hair we know and love.
Don’t you just love this textured side braid?
Back to bangs it is.
Kim’s intricate braided updo is #PromHairGoals.
Pile on the glam! Kim’s 2014 Met Gala hair made her look like a sultry Bond Girl, right?
Kim’s known for her sleek ponytails these days.
Kim’s been known to rock a lob from time to time.
Chop, chop! This is one of the shortest styles we’ve ever seen her wear.
Ow ow! Kim dabbled into platinum blonde territory for a seriously polarizing look.
Kim’s quintessential slicked-back ‘do.
Back to blonde she goes! (Although this MAY be a wig.)
Of all Kim Kardashian’s best hairstyles, this double-braided hairdo proved one of the most memorable.
This one can be classified as business mogul chic.
She’ll dare to rock wet hair.
Her sleek, straight hair dropped down low to her waist.
Spotted: real-life Rapunzel hair!
We’ll go ahead and give Kylie Jenner cred for inspiring this angular chop.
Packing on the platinum!