Of Course, Kim Kardashian's New Blonde Hair Transformation Came With a "Barbie Moment"

Kim Kardashian tapped into the Barbiecore trend after debuting her new blonde hair makeover, sharing on Instagram Stories, "You know I love pink and so does everyone else right now."

By Alyssa Morin Aug 04, 2023 5:06 PMTags
Watch: Kim Kardashian Slays Barbie Season in Pink Lingerie

This Barbie just got a makeover.

Kim Kardashian recently kissed her brunette roots goodbye for something a little more trendy: A golden-blonde color. To show off her latest hair transformation, The Kardashians star channeled Barbie as Greta Gerwig's movie continues to dominate the box office.

Throwing it back to her old bathroom selfies, Kim debuted her new blonde 'do in a series of Instagram Stories on Aug. 3. In the clips, her hair was styled with a center part and slick-straight strands that hit her waist. As for her outfit? Barbie would've approved, as she donned a bright pink lace two-piece set from her SKIMS fashion line.

"You know I love pink and so does everyone else right now if you've seen the Barbie movie, which I am obsessed with," she shared in her Aug. 3 videos. "How cute is a Barbie moment with blonde hair."

She added, "God, I missed a little bathroom selfie action."

Kim Kardashian's Hair Evolution

While the 42-year-old didn't share any additional details about her tresses, her go-to hairstylist Chris Appleton previously posted campaign images of her rocking the new look.

"Barbie season," he wrote July 23, alongside pics of Kim lifting weights while donning a white one-piece bathing suit and matching sky-high heels.


Interestingly enough, that same day Kim turned heads with her own Instagram post after she debuted a chin-grazing bob

If anything, the SKKN founder's lob made her resemble big sister Kourtney Kardashian, who's signature style in recent years has been the short hairstyle. 

"The sports bra is super cute," Kim cheekily posted at the time, "just like my new haircut."

Of course, Kim has never been afraid to experiment with her style over the years.

But she's not the only one to have switched up her locks in recent months. With that, keep scrolling to see all of the epic celebrity hair transformations.

Selena Gomez

The star debuted a bangin' new style at the premiere of her friend Nicola Peltz Beckham's film Lola in February 2024.

Jennifer Lopez

The "On the Floor" singer made a dramatic hair change, as she debuted a chin-grazing bob cut at Schiaparelli's haute couture spring/summer 2024 show on Jan. 22.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard

In January 2024, a month after her prison release, the now-influencer shared a pic of herself sporting a shorter 'do.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner traded in her dark locks for a pink 'do in January 2024.

Julianne Hough

In January 2024, the Dancing With the Stars personality shared a video of herself cutting her own hair. "Out with the old energy," she wrote, "and in with the new."

Kate Beckinsale

The Underworld actress took the plunge and went full blonde, while also debuting a short bob haircut.

Riley Keough

The Daisy Jones & The Six actress debuted jet-black hair on Nov. 2.


While enjoying a dinner date with friends on Nov. 9, Rihanna debuted honey blonde hair. After years of rocking black tresses, the superstar decided to switch up her style for something brighter.

Eva Longoria

The Flamin' Hot director recently showcased her dramatic transformation, debuting a choppy, layered bob on Nov. 9.

Alix Earle

The TikToker debuted a fresh haircut, revealing a long bob.

Miley Cyrus

After rocking platinum blonde tresses for years, Miley officially returned to her brunette roots to model Gucci's new collection.

Kate Middleton

The royal recently showed off her new curtain bangs during a public appearance on Sept. 27.

Megan Fox

The actress recently debuted a bright red hair color and equally bold blunt bob haircut.

Cara Delevingne

The supermodel debuted a punk-rock hairstyle at Vogue's World Show during London Fashion Week on Sept. 14

Brittany Snow

The Pitch Perfect star made a drastic hair change, going from dark brunette tresses to a bright blonde look.

Hayden Panettiere

The Scream actress debuted a bubblegum pink style in August 2023.

Brooklyn Beckham

The son of David Beckham and Victoria Beckham got his head shaved by Selena Gomez's little sister, Gracie Teefey, in August 2023.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

The Can't Hardly Wait actress showed off her drastic hair change, debuting dark red hair and a blunt bob haircut.

Jennifer Lopez

The Second Act star unveiled bright blonde highlights in a new selfie.

Kim Kardashian

The Kardashians star showed off her new bob hairstyle in a recent SKIMS video campaign.

Keke Palmer

The Hustlers star debuted a voluminous long bob and curtain bangs on Aug. 12.


Rachel Green, is that you? The Euphoria star appeared to take inspiration from Jennifer Aniston's Friends character with this layered look.

Tom Schwartz

The Vanderpump Rules star debuted a platinum blond dye job in August 2023.

Brian Austin Green

The '90s heartthrob debuted a newly shaved head, sharing on Instagram that "it's for work."

Doja Cat

The "Say So" singer showed off her dramatic hair transformation on Instagram, debuting bright purple hair and a spooky spider design on the back of her head.

Chloë Grace Moretz

The Kick-Ass actress debuted a fresh bob haircut, which she hasn't rocked in quite some time.

Katy Perry

The American Idol judge revived her signature style of 2008 and revealed baby bangs in a June 20 Instagram.

Kim Kardashian

In July 2023, the SKIMS founder debuted a short bob, bringing to mind what has become her sister Kourtney Kardashian's signature style in recent years.

Nina Dobrev

The Vampire Diaries actress debuted fringe bangs for the Los Angeles premiere of her new film Out-Laws in June.


The "Vogue" singer debuted an edgy shag haircut on June 11.

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