Kim Kardashian loves a dramatic red carpet transformation, so it’s really no surprise she had something in store for the 2023 GQ Men of the Year Awards. Namely, a glossy honey blonde dye job likely courtesy of her longtime hairstylist Chris Appleton, who also gave her butt-length locks a sleek blowout with a middle part for the ceremony.
The reality star and shapewear mogul debuted her new ‘do right before accepting one of the evening’s top honors: Tycoon of the Year, following the launch of SKIMS first men’s collection and the brand’s buzzy new partnership with the NBA. Kardashian kept the rest of her look monochromatic with a camel suede two-piece ensemble from Chrome Hearts: a backless gold chain halter top paired with a floor-length skirt featuring embossed crosses and a short train. She finished the look with gold rings, a nude manicure, her signature nude-pink lipstick, and smoldering bronze eyeshadow.
Kardashian’s foray into beige blonde comes less than a week after Rihanna was spotted rocking a similar cozy blonde hue. It makes perfect sense for the fall-to-winter seasonal transition. Blondes love to go for icy tones in winter, but ashy shades are notorious for washing out warmer complexions. Honey blonde, however, offers a flattering halfway point between cool and golden.