When you’re a Kardashian, you can pretty much do whatever you want — including flying a hairdresser across the country to touch up your roots. In an Instagram story posted Saturday morning, Khloé Kardashian revealed that celebrity hairstylist Tracey Cunningham traveled from Los Angeles to Cleveland in order to style her A-list client’s hair.
“So, Tracey Cunningham flew all the way from L.A. because look at these roots. Horrible,” Kardashian says in the Instagram video. “She’s here in Cleveland, like a real sweetie.”
If you’re wondering why Kardashian is in Cleveland in the first place, it all has to do with her newborn daughter, True Thompson. Kardashian moved to Cleveland before before True was born, since it’s the hometown of her daughter’s dad, Tristan Thompson, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite reports that Thompson cheated on Kardashian during her pregnancy, she’s staying in Cleveland for now.
Even though Cleveland is her new home, it seems that Kardashian hasn’t found local professionals to stand in for people like Cunningham. And it can be difficult to trust a new stylist with your hair — but Kardashian’s cost to fly Cunningham to her new city couldn’t have been cheap.
A quick search on Google Flights shows that a round-trip flight between Los Angeles and Cleveland, departing Saturday and returning Monday, could run anywhere from $605 to $1,897. Of course, that’s assuming the flights are just now being purchased, as Kardashian could very well have booked Cunningham’s travels ahead of time. Still, it can’t have been inexpensive to fly on a holiday weekend; Cunningham’s trip cost at least a few hundred dollars, and likely a lot more.
And if Cunningham flew first class rather than coach, those figures would be even higher. According to Google Flights, round-trip, first-class tickets from L.A. to Cleveland and back start at $1,711 for trips Saturday to Monday. Again, Cunningham’s tickets were likely booked earlier — but they still could have easily set Kardashian back more than $1,000.
For Kardashian, though, having Cunningham’s masterful hair skills is worth the price. Cunningham is a Redken ambassador at the Meche Salon in L.A., and she’s worked with plenty of big-name clients. Other stars whose hair she’s colored and styled include Mariah Carey, Emma Stone, and Jessica Biel. So Kardashian is in good company. Of course, Cunningham’s appointments don’t run cheap, either. According to Meche Salon’s website, a base color can cost between $150 and $175, while highlights and balayage treatments can cost anywhere from $275 to $450. So Kardashian’s Memorial Day roots touch-up was definitely an expensive endeavor.
Kardashian looked so happy in her Instagram story, though. And, of course, she’s allowed to spend her money however she wants. If Cunningham’s dye treatments make the new mama feel great, why not fly her out to Cleveland?