The Inside Scoop on Kim Kardashian's New Bangs

12/02/2008 at 01:34 PM ET

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Reality star Kim Kardashian showed off a bold new do at last night’s Empowerment for Africa dinner in N.Y.C., and PEOPLE.com got the scoop on the new look straight from her longtime hairstylist Joaquin Hortal of Rita Hazan Salon — and from the star herself! Hortal made a house call to Kim’s hotel yesterday and totally transformed her look with strong and long new bangs balanced with her signature curls. He explains, “They really frame her face, accentuating her gorgeous eyes and cheekbones.” But as different as the new look is, the two almost went for an even more drastic change. “We were contemplating taking her hair short,” he says. “But opted for sexy, rock star bangs that are perfect for winter — and very New York.” For her part, Kim couldn’t wait to transform her hair. “I’ve been getting tired of the look I was sporting and wanted something fresh and bangs were just it,” she tells PEOPLE.com. “It’s amazing how they can alter your look. I’ve been definitely evolving with my own personal style and fashion sense and with that, I think I needed to change it up a bit with the hair. The bangs were the perfect change for me right now.” Tell us: What do you think of Kim’s new look? Do you love or hate her new bangs?

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LBW on

She is beautiful and would still be beautiful bald. The bangs are a nice touch.

Lisa on

Negative!!!!!!!!!!! I think they hide her beautiful face.

bubblegum on

I don’t like these style bangs, every seems to be getting them. I think she still looks pretty despite them, but shorter bangs or no bangs would be better!

Daze on

The funniest thing is that I’ve been wondering whether I should cut my side swept bangs lately! I’m just bored with them and want something fresh, and this look is exactly what I was thinking of doing! I think Kim looks very pretty with bangs or without, however, everyone DOESN’T have this look; she definitely rocks it. Which makes it even better! Everyone is kind of stuck on the side bang style, so I guess this totally sealed the deal for me I’m going for it! :)

Tanya on

She looks amazing! a great fresh new look!

justcuz on

They look great in this photo. I like her whole look there.

Mary on

Kim looks like an Armenian Naomi Campbell in this picture.

Rebecca on

I really like the bangs. I myself I have had them now for 1 1/2 now. They look great on her! :)

Joie on

She looks ugly either way.

Penelope on

I love her bangs! I just got myself some blunt bangs and I was unsure about my decision, but now I feel just as bold and beautiful as Kim.

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