Lindsey Sirera
September 22, 2017 7:39 pm
Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3

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!

1September, 2006

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Ample choppy layers here.

2April, 2007

Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage

A sassy side-ponytail will do!

3September, 2007

Photo by JP Yim/WireImage

These sausage curls were in the name of fashion (or cultural appropriation?), as Kim K. walked the Heatherette runway show back in the day.

4June, 2008

Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic

The classic 00’s Kim K. style.

5November, 2008

Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak/WireImage

Va-va voom!

6December, 2008

Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Who DOESN’T experiment with bangs at least once in their lives?

7April, 2009

Photo by James Devaney/WireImage

Hello, highlights! Kim took a turn for the blonder, then…

8August, 2009

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

She went all the way blonde!

9September 2009

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

A classy updo for a classy lady.

10December, 2009

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Of course, she piled on the chunky highlights and a bouffant on occasion.

11January, 2010

Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Bombshell waves it is!

12November, 2010

Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

There’s no denying this slick style is an ode to Mama Kris.

13January, 2011


Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage

Kim opted for Old Hollywood glam for the 2011 SAG Awards.

14February, 2011

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Volume for days! (And some subtle highlights.)

15May, 2012

Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

A shorter, side-swept ‘do it is.

16May, 2012

Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage

There’s that sleek-chic hair we know and love.

17October, 2012

Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation

Don’t you just love this textured side braid?

18April, 2013

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Back to bangs it is.

19April, 2013

Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

Kim’s intricate braided updo is #PromHairGoals.

20May, 2014

Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage

Pile on the glam! Kim’s 2014 Met Gala hair made her look like a sultry Bond Girl, right?

21June, 2014

Photo by Didier Baverel/WireImage

Kim’s known for her sleek ponytails these days.

22November, 2104

Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage

Kim’s been known to rock a lob from time to time.

23February, 2015

Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images

Chop, chop! This is one of the shortest styles we’ve ever seen her wear.

24March, 2015

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Ow ow! Kim dabbled into platinum blonde territory for a seriously polarizing look.

25October, 2015

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Kim’s quintessential slicked-back ‘do.

26February, 2016

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3

Back to blonde she goes! (Although this MAY be a wig.)

27February, 2016

Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images

Of all Kim Kardashian’s best hairstyles, this double-braided hairdo proved one of the most memorable.

28August, 2016

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This one can be classified as business mogul chic.

29August, 2016

Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

She’ll dare to rock wet hair.

30October, 2016

Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images

Her sleek, straight hair dropped down low to her waist.

31February, 2017

Photo by Team GT/GC Images

Spotted: real-life Rapunzel hair!

32April, 2017

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

We’ll go ahead and give Kylie Jenner cred for inspiring this angular chop.

33September, 2017

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tom Ford

Packing on the platinum!