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How Kim Kardashian Went From Pink to Brunette In One Short Session

Kim Kardashian is known for switching up her mane on the reg–so we’re rarely surprised anymore when she steps out with an entirely new ‘do. We have to admit, we did have a thing for Kim’s platinum mane, and fell head-over-hair for her dashing bubblegum look too, but if there is one look where Kim reigns supreme, it’s with her dashing, down-to-there brunette locks.

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After months of blonde, Kim proved blondes don’t always have more fun by returning to the dark side just in time for Khloe’s baby shower. Kim tapped her longtime stylist Chris Appleton and colorist Cassondra Kaeding to do the job.

“The biggest misconception of taking someone from light to dark is that you can just put hair color directly onto the hair and expect it to be the desired darker color. However, the hair must always be filled with the missing pigments in order to achieve the look,” Redken brand ambassador Cassondra tells us.

So to fill the hair, the duo used the following formula to fill Kim’s hair before embarking on the color transformation:

1/2 oz Redken Shades EQ Gloss in 07CC + 1/2 oz Redken Shades EQ Gloss in 08GG + 1/4 ozRedken Shades EQ Gloss in 06NB + 1 1/4 oz Redken Shades EQ Processing Solution

Once the hair was filled, Cassondra and Chris applied color from roots to mids and let sit for 20 minutes, leaving out Kim’s ends so that they didn’t go darker than her roots. They then applied colored to the ends and let them sit for 5 minutes before rinsing everything out and finished off the color with an all over gloss to keep her strands shiny. “The entire color transformation took three hours,” Cassondra notes.

What do you think of Kim’s new brown ‘do? Let us know below!



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