Kim Kardashian’s new blond hair was inspired by a magazine pic
Kim's colorist says the idea for her lightened locks came from Spanish Vogue.
Last week, when new mom Kim Kardashian made an appearance with newly lightened locks, everyone was asking the burning question — why did she decide to go blond?
According to her hair stylist, the idea to go blond was inspired by a photo she saw in Spanish Vogue of a model sporting dirty blonde locks. “She wanted to make a drastic change and was inspired by the Balmain Spanish Vogue models. She had wanted to go blond for quite some time, so this was perfect,” her colorist George Papanikolas at Andy Lecompte Salon tells People. “We did very heavy ombré and very heavy highlights.”
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But if you’re sitting there thinking, "Yikes, won’t that be a lot of upkeep, especially considering she’s a new mom and all" (well, that’s what we were thinking anyways), never fear — her new look suits her girl-on-the-go lifestyle well. “The style is very low maintenance because of the heavy roots,” he explains. “I sent her home with Color Endure Violet Sulfate-Free Shampoo ($16) and Color Endure Violet Sulfate-Free Conditioner ($18), along with K-PAK RevitaLuxe ($40) to moisturize her hair … and she will see me every three months for touch-ups.”
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Tell us: What do you think of Kardashian’s blonde tresses?
Maybe a little bit of her golden-girl inspiration was found much closer to home — Khloe!
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