Kim Kardashian’s new red hair is completely real says her hairstylist Chris Appleton.
The KKW Beauty mogul took to social media on Monday to debut the fiery colour transformation in a series of videos and selfies on Instagram Stories.
Many fans assumed the reality star, who has previously overhauled her looks with wigs, didn’t really dye her brunette locks a deep shade of red, but Chris defended his client and long-time friend by setting the record straight.
“Red head,” he captioned two video clips of Kim with her new red hue. “It’s NOT a wig before you start with that s**t.”
Chris later told People magazine that he and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star have been discussing changing her hair colour while in lockdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Kim is a trendsetter and not afraid of doing something new. We have done the blonde and the pink before and red was unexpected. I love that about Kim,” he explained, noting that they were inspired by the red wig Kim wore during a promo shoot for her Sooo Fire KKW Beauty collection last year.
“We felt a red vibe. I worked with Kim’s skin tone to create red that suits her and that’s why I left the darker root,” he shared, adding that he decided to leave her roots dark to keep her locks healthy. “We left the roots her normal shade to keep the scalp and hair growth strong.”
It wasn’t a quick transformation for the mother-of-four to take on, but Chris said that Kim had been meticulously taking care of her hair to make the colour change much easier.
“It’s a very lengthy process but Kim takes such good care of her hair that it stands up to the challenge,” he added.
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