Kim Kardashian Lightens up Her Locks

07/08/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Kim Kardashian Hair Color
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Bye bye, dark brown! Kim Kardashian recently traded in her nearly black hair for a much lighter chocolate brown shade. “I dyed my hair light for the summer,” she Tweeted last week. “I’m loving it! I feel younger!” Though the fruits — er, roots — of her labor weren’t visible in the accompanying TwitPics, when she stepped out for a meeting in Studio City, Calif., on Thursday, her lightened locks were quite noticeable. The reality star’s last major hair change came in March when she sported Bo Derek-inspired braids during a music video shoot, but she has played with her hair color before, going blonde in 2009 (sister Khloé went red briefly this winter, too). The bride-to-be made the change just in time for the holiday weekend, which she spent with fiancé Kris Humphries in his hometown of Minnetonka, Minn. Tell us: Do you like Kardashian’s lightened look? Caroline Slutsky

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Natasha on

I really like the lighter shade on her! It compliments her skin tone, and doesn’t look like the shade is too damaging for her naturally dark tresses.

Cuddy on

She looks more “exotic” with darker hair, now she just blends in with everyone else!

Carolyn on

While the new shade is nice, I think she should stick with her natural color.

Alicia on

I think it makes her look softer, more natural. Which I think will be nice for her wedding.

j9 on

I like the darker shade better, the new color kind of washes out her skin tone

Monique on

I thought she got her haircut? Does she have extensions now? What’s the point of cutting your hair and then getting extensions? I do like the chocolate color though!

Gail on

I saw a picture of hair with the new color. I think her natural hair color looks best.

This browner color makes her hair look dry and brittle; It looks like her hair needs to be conditioned.

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Rebecca Christiansen on

I think it sounds so insipid when magazines use other words for hair like “locks” or “strands”…can you imagine speaking like that in real life???
and by the way, who cares what she does to her hair???? I cannot believe this is considered style news. There are couture shows going on but here in the US we worry about what this moron does to her hair??

Misha on

I agree that the darker shade gave her a more exotic appearance, but the lighter color gives her a fresh and brighter look.

Anavar on

Not really.

Ana

dee on

I hate it. She looks average. Go back to the exotic look.

Me on

and we care about this because…………..

anonymous on

I like the lighter look, brightens uo her face. It will look good like that for the wedding!! :)

Carolyn on

Hi! Kim looks better with her dark hair..with that hair color she looks like everyone else. Please go back to your original hair before your wedding!!

nells on

Her natural shade looks more striking this light brown shade. Don’t Like!

Jane on

She looks more beautiful like this, that black color is too harsh and makes her look older and hard. This actually makes her look more exotic!!Her hair is still too long though. If she could just lose around 3-4 inches it would be great!

Huge Fan on

She looks great no matter what she does. Haters!

gertie on

I think both shades are nice.

I wish she’d get rid of those ridiculous eyelashes, though.

JB on

I think she got some work done for her wedding and colored her hair to take the focus away from her face.

Lisa on

She looks much better! The dark dark hair looked so fake and this looks much more natural. She looks younger too.

Caity on

is this seriously a story??

Jana on

Looks like a wig. It’s the wrong tone for her and too much overall lightening. If she got an accent highlight in a deep caramel tone it would be so much prettier.

Adrienne on

The blonde was effin bad But Im so loving this on her.

Josephine on

Kim still looks trampish

St.Ephanie on

Who gives a flying F?!?

Elsa Polanco on

Kim’s hair color changes go deeper than just a change of color. It depicts that she is uncertain, perhaps with low self-esteem or doubting about her wedding. People who change their look often mask indecision or that there is something subconsciously going on. They are not certain of themselves.

Julie on

What is her natural hair color? I like the lighter color better. The black hair is just to harsh. AND, does anyone think Mrs Bruce Jenner should go with her natural hair color? 60 year olds should never go for black hair.

lillian619 on

did her MOMMY say it was OK? shes the boss after all!

Deborah on

I do not like the girl, but the lighter color looks more natural….but nothing is too real on her

Kym on

I think her hair looks much better than the dark, harsher colors. Too dark makes anyone look older and harsher. Too light will also do that. I wish I had her hair!!

veronica on

she looks like eva longoria with lighter hair. At a quick glance at least. And i felt the same way when she TRIED to go blonde

Olive on

I think she is a beautiful girl not matter what! I like the new color and she does look a little like Jennifer Lopez with the lighter hair! And if people don’t really care what she does, then why are they commenting? I’m just sayin……..

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tehehe on

She definitely looks Latina with the light hair :) Like those spanish soap opearas. LOL

ps on

Who cares about this tramp or her hair. Please support Caylee’s Law. Justice for Caylee Anthony.

Zoe on

I like her natural dark hair better. She needs to remove those bad extensions, they’re unnatural looking. I’ve always thought she looks like a woman in her mid thirties. She piles on that make up and those eyelashes are way to long. She is to beautiful of a woman for all that.

Cindy on

Maybe if she keeps lightening she’ll vanish–and then you’ll get a hearty “Yippee!!” from me.

Ryan on

Why is this a top story!!! catch up people magazine her hair has been like this for days

Gene Reed on

The “top story” of this magazine is about non-talent, why-is-she-a-celebrity Kim Kardashian changing her hair color??????????????????????????????????

Jenn H on

Anything is better than the black. Black hair tends to be too harsh looking on people, plus this gives her a little more indivuality since her mom (who really should give up black hair at her age) and her sisters are all with dark to black hair.

Andrea on

Lighter locks make her look ordinary, dark hair is striking, sexy–she is definitely not ordinary with her dramatic looks in dark hair.

Jax on

Yuk….! Why is it that so many brunettes want to go blonde…? Especially considering the age old phrase of “dumb blonde”… Her dark hair made her strikingly beautiful, but now she is like ever brunette that is a blonde wannabe…! Sorry Kim…!

Mari on

Who cares!!

Elise on

I think the color looks fine on her, it doesn’t really make her look better or worse. I really think she needs to change her makeup routine, though. She always wears so much makeup which is what I think makes her look older not her hair color.

Renee on

Before the wedding? Not a smart move Kim. Love the darker haircolor..!!! If I remember correctly, last time you did this you made a quick change back to the original you!!!

Sam on

Mouton dressed as lamb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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laneyluv on

I think it makes her look like Jennifer Lopez. I agree that the color is nice, but it’s not her.

Janice on

Her is is fake, she has extentions.

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Tasha on

I definitely like her hair lighter, it gives her a soft glow and it suits her very well, it even compliments her skin tones :).

monica barquin on

I Love it!!!

Dawn on

I find that now she looks a lot like Jennifer Lopez with the light locks. No matter what, she is a beautiful lady.

$ on

She looks better with black hair.

JungeCat on

So what??? Who gives a damn about the color of her hair.

Tina on

Looks so much better lighter……She looks 10yrs younger…….The dark looks like an old woman trying to get her youth back.

regina on

She is still stunningly beautiful!!!!!!!!

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SM on

She looks like Sofia Vergara now.

Kelly on

she looks like Jennifer Lopez now!

CRYSTAL on

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

nicole on

now she looks like J-Lo

Jenn on

I prefer the darker color, only because it made her standout and really brought out her features. The lighter color is a little boring.

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sandra on

se quiere pare ser a jenifer lopez pero ella es unica

Sarah on

I love her new hair color, i think it’s very refreshing compared to the jet black hair do she had before; it’s so natural!!! I hope she keeps it:)

Sarah on

She looks like a $2 stripper with either hair color.

WALEEWIFEY on

I LIKE KIM’S HAIR THE WAY IT WAS ORIGINALLY. THE LIGHTER SHADE ISN’T HER.

Lisa on

I like the lighter color, it looks more natural on her. Although I think she’s pretty anyway! :)

Pattie on

Why is it ok for her to lighten but not Chole to go red. They forced her to return to dark b/c it would ruin the Kardashian brand. Crazy huh?!

Red on

Wow!What a great change and the new look is awsome!

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k on

…this is news?

Mz. C. on

I like her hair both ways. I agree that the dark hair is much more exotic, but this new shade is fresh and brightened up for summer. Pretty!

j9 on

why does anyone care about this? Its just Kim Kardashian, why don’t we see bigger stories than a hair change…there’s more important things going on in America than her hair, and what color her fingernails are and how “real” her assets are!

Snr_1 on

SERIOUSLY WHO CARES?

mimi on

Not as harsh as bold black-its great color-not blonde but more carmely-love it-gives her skin a glow

Jazz on

Really who cares what that moron does with her hair. It doesnt deserve an article written about it.

Gina on

I like the lighter hair color for you, it looks great Kim….

Lisa on

YES I like her hair lighter! It makes her look softer

hairstyles on

its very good and useful great work

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