//Kim Kardashian’s Colorist Gives Us the Scoop on Her New Red Hair

Kim Kardashian’s Colorist Gives Us the Scoop on Her New Red Hair

a couple of people posing for the camera: Kim Kardashian and Chris Appleton. © Courtesy Chris Appleton/Instagram; Shutterstock Kim Kardashian and Chris Appleton.

It is not a wig! Kim Kardashian’s hair colorist Chris Appleton confirmed that her new red strands are his handiwork — and we got the inside scoop on exactly how he did it.

While a lot of celebs tried out bold new hair colors during the COVID-19 quarantine, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star waited to dye hers until she could depend on her go-to mane man.

On Monday, June 29, she shocked fans revealing fiery red locks in a series of videos posted to Twitter and Instagram Story.

“Kim was really into the red,” Appleton exclusively told Us. “And I think she liked how unexpected it would be as most people think of her going blonde when making a drastic change.”

a woman taking a selfie: Kim Kardashian Colorist Gives Us the Scoop on Her New Red Hair © Provided by US Weekly Kim Kardashian Colorist Gives Us the Scoop on Her New Red Hair

At the beginning of the pandemic, the reality star mentioned going back to blonde since her hair would be healthy enough to handle harsh dye. But we’re loving that she went for something totally new and seriously surprising.

The two-hour process included bleaching her strands and then going over it with a gorgeous red hue. “We left about an inch of the root and lightened the rest of the hair,” he explained. “Then went over it with the vibrant red.”

In terms of maintenance, a shiny, head-turning color like this has a few prerequisites. “Use a sulfate free shampoo and lots of conditioner,” he said. “And keep heat tools on a low setting to stop color from fading.”

The hair pro took to Instagram on Monday as well to show off the final product. “Red head it’s NOT a wig before you start with that s–t,” he wrote in the caption alongside one of the KKW Beauty founder’s videos. Kardashian thought it was funny too, commenting, “Haha.”

Given the constantly evolving nature of COVID-19, Us Weekly wants our readers to have access to the most accurate resources. For the most up-to-date coronavirus information, guidance, and support, consult the CDC, WHO, and information from local public health officials. If you’re experiencing coronavirus symptoms, call your primary care provider for medical advice.

Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!)

Gallery: It’s Here! Check Out Every Product in the Kendall x Kylie Makeup Collection (US Weekly)

a woman wearing a black dress: Finally! Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s highly anticipated makeup line has arrived, marking the official next chapter in the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s beauty collab history. Kim Kardashian Bikini Pictures: See More of Her Stunning Post-Baby Curves! The 8-piece collection includes everything from the obvious (a Lip Kit) to the unexpected (a box of products signed by the reality stars). Other must-haves include the stunning Kendall Pressed Powder Palette, an innovative face blotting balm to banish shine and versatile face gloss to get your glow on. Fans of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars likely know that the collab has been in the works for a while now. Rumors started swirling about a potential line in March 2019 and Kendall officially announced that it was coming on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January 2019. A Round Up of the Best Kardashian-Jenner Bikini Pictures: From Kris’ Throwback to Kourtney’s Tiny String 2-Piece The Kylie Cosmetics founder’s unveiled limited-edition collections with just about the entire Kardashian clan in the past, including Kris, Khloé, Kourtney and her 2-year-old daughter, Stormi. Previously, Kendall had a contract with beauty giant Estée Lauder, which prevented her from working with another major cosmetics company. Last January, Kendall told DeGeneres, “We’re really goin’ big because I’m her full blood.” Clearly, she wasn’t exaggerating! The world-famous sisters have teased their followers like crazy in recent weeks, looking as glamorous as ever wearing the makeup products. The older of the two sisters even stripped down to lingerie on the ‘gram for a series of sexy snaps “wearing KENDALL X KYLIE makeup collab and not much else.” In addition to blessing the world with the long-awaited collab, the sisters are also using some of the profits to make an impact. In an Instagram post, Kendall announced, “Kylie and I will be donating a portion of the sales from our @kyliecosmetics collaboration to the Marsha P Johnson Institute, an amazing organization that protects and defends the human rights of black transgender people.” She continued, “@mpjinstitute was created in response to the murders of black trans women and women of color, to elevate, support, and nourish the voices of black trans people. We are so proud to be supporting their mission, and thank the team for their work!” All the Times Kylie Jenner Matched Outfits to People, Cars and Other Surroundings Keep scrolling to check out all of the products in the limited-edition collection! Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!)