We truly didn’t see it coming: Of all the beauty influencers in the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who would have thought that Kylie would be the one to ascend as the reigning social media queen and object of our collective cosmetics obsession? But in the past few years, the reality star has distinguished herself as one to watch in the beauty sphere — largely because she switches up her hair at an impressively breakneck pace.
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Faster than you can say “Snapchat,” the reality queen and beauty entrepreneur pivots from waist-length hair to an at-the-shoulder lob, from crazy-colored tresses to her natural hue. And she looks good at every turn, thanks to a bevy of extensions and masterfully dyed wigs that always leave us wondering, Did she or didn’t she? Think you’re onto her vibe? Check Instagram. She’s changed it again. With her hair game this good, chasing Kylie has never been more fun. As for the rest of us, we’re all on notice: Watch the throne, Kim — #KingKylie has arrived.
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“I begged my mom for a year to dye my hair, and finally at 9 years old she let me do this and only this! Changed everything,” Kylie tweeted alongside a pic of the streak that started it all.
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Before becoming known as a master color chameleon, in 2011 Kylie stuck with ultra-long, dark locks — like her older sisters.
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In one of her first bouts with color change in 2013, the pre-teen experimented with ombré, keeping the look for months — what now seems like eons for her.
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She may now be known for going from blond to black to green in a matter of days, but Kylie’s first foray into punky color came courtesy of a modeling gig for Avril Lavigne’s Abbey Dawn clothing line.
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Was there ever a weave, wig, or extension that Kylie didn’t like? Here in 2013, she plays with fringe and lightened ends by affixing a hair piece front and center.
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In 2014, Kylie began dabbling in some major hair play, beginning with this below-the-shoulder chop, spiked with blond tips.
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Kylie’s nod to the ‘90s doesn’t stop with matte, brown makeup. For the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, the Lip Kit queen styled her almost black lob with a flip reminiscent of The Rachel.
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By: Erika Stalder