Kim Kardashian’s Hair Evolution Is Pretty Hilarious

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Kim Kardashian’s Hair Evolution Is Pretty Hilarious
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Over the years, it’s become clear that Kim Kardashian has two go-to hair looks: long, loose, romantic waves, and slicked-back tresses. But back in the day, when she first started posing on red carpets, Ms. Kardashian hadn’t quite dialed-in her best ‘dos. And as time has gone on, she’s shown that she’s more than just a two-trick pony—by showing off elegant ponytails on the red carpet, among other high-caliber styles.

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Plus, don’t forget Kim’s forays into the blonde realm. Though that time she showed up for the Louis Vuitton show in Paris with white-blonde hair is hard to block out, we also found a couple other times the reality star made waves with lightened locks. Ahead, find 29 photos of Kim’s hair from all the way back when to now—and if you find yourself trying to copy one of her looks later on, don’t blame us.

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Kim first started hitting the red carpet in 2005. She wore long layers and side-swept bangs.

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Kim Kardashian

By 2007, Kim debuted side-swept waves—though she hadn't quite figured out how best to rock the look yet.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

We almost forgot, but Kim was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2008 and had to wear a variety of hairstyles, including this faux bob.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Later in 2008 she experimented with bangs. But it didn't take long for her to get rid of them.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

She attended the 2009 Grammys and wore a gorgeous slicked-back updo.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

The summer of 2009 marked the first time Kim took the plunge into blonde hair territory.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

By the following month, however, she was back to dark hair and wore a victory roll hairstyle.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

In 2010 Kim added light brown highlights to her hair.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

For a 2010 event she opted for a high-volume ponytail.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

For her 2011 nuptials to Kris Humphries (remember that?), Kim wore her hair up and accented it with a diamond headpiece. The marriage only lasted 72 days, but this look is timeless.

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Kim Kardashian

In 2012 (and around the time she started dating Kanye West), Kim lost the extensions and started wearing a runway-ready, slicked-back look.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

This 2012 messy braid is one of our favorite hairstyles on the reality star.

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Kim Kardashian

During her pregnancy in 2013 Kim gave herself a mini-makeover that included bangs.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

She resurfaced after giving birth to North West with dark roots and blonde hair.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Back in action, Kim rocked romantic waves at the grand opening of DASH Miami Beach in 2014.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Kim's 2014 hair look was pretty much the same throughout: long, loose, Cali waves.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Once again, for good measure: At the GQ Men of the Year Awards at The Royal Opera House on September 2, 2014 in London, England

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Kim Kardashian

Changing it up at last, Kim pulled her hair back from her face for a Charlotte Tilbury event in L.A., putting the focus on her contoured cheekbones.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Stick-straight at the the BET Honors 2015 in Washington, D.C.

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Kim Kardashian

Though this hairstyle is almost identical to Kim's previous year go-to (loose waves), it looked fresh at the 2015 Grammys with her shorter crop (with no extensions in sight).

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Kim Kardashian

Don't forget that time Kim went platinum blonde for the Louis Vuitton show in Paris in March 2015, and the world gasped.

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Kim Kardashian

But just like the last time she flirted with blonde, Kim was back to her usual dark-brown tresses in no time.

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Kim went for a elegant but low-key mid-pony for the Met Gala in 2015, letting the spotlight shine instead on her intricate dress.

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Kim Kardashian

Pregnant with baby Saint, Kim showed up at the 2015 MTV VMAs in August looking glam—rocking another perennial favorite, the slicked-back look.

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Kim Kardashian

Aaand it's platinum once again—this time, the occasion was Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 show at Madison Square Garden in early 2016.

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Kim Kardashian

This is classic Kim: healthy, glowing, glossy strands, styled in relaxed waves (for the Webby Awards in NYC in May 2016).

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Kim Kardashian

Swerve! Kim showed off caramel-tinged hair and an asymmetrical lob in August 2016, proving that she can do more than her usual waves.

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Kim Kardashian

Later that August, Kim combined her two faves—slicked-back tresses and romantic waves—to show off a fresh-from-the-ocean style of long, slick hair on the VMA red carpet in NYC.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Jumping on the hair-extension craze of late 2016, Kim showed up for Paris Fashion Week in October with pin-straight hair down to there. Keep an eye out for what Kim will do for 2017!

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