About a month ago, Forbes released a cover announcing that the littlest Kardashian/Jenner sister is thisclose to being worth one billion dollars. So, it makes sense that the makeup mogul would go all out for her 21st birthday celebration. A vintage Rolls Royce? Check. A bodysuit covered in 70,000 Swarovski crystals? Yup. A butt-grazing blonde ponytail worth $8,000-uhh, come again?!
According to an interview with Refinery29, the extension artist responsible for Kylie's custom 30-inch ponytail, Violet Teriti, used 400 grams of Slavic hair from Russia. The price Teriti typically charges for a weft like this is between $6,000 and $8,000. Casual.
But why is this particular kind of hair so expensive, you might be wondering? Teriti explains it like this: "There's nothing better than [Slavic] hair because it's the only hair that doesn't need to be bleached and processed so many times, or even toned and glossed-it's naturally already highlighted."
That kind of money might be a lot to mere plebeians like you and me, but for Kylie, that's pennies! Dropping $8,000 on hair is the equivalent of you or me paying for a morning latte. On second thought, I always complain about coffee being expensive, so scratch that. You know what I'm trying to say.
That said, Kylie isn't the only Kardashian/Jenner splurging on extensions. Sisters Kim and Khloé also regularly work with Teriti for their custom lengths ever since Kim came across Teriti's work a year ago. So, if you've noticed some similarities in Kim, Khloe, and Kylie's hair looks lately, it's not just because they're sisters.