Kim Kardashian's Hairstylist Chris Appleton Breaks Down Her Blonde Transformation

In an exclusive interview with E! News, Chris Appleton offered a behind-the-scenes look into how he got Kim Kardashian’s dark tresses to platinum blonde just hours before the 2022 Met Gala.

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When Kim Kardashian arrived at the 2022 Met Gala in New York City on May 2, jaws dropped: She was not only sporting one of Marilyn Monroe's iconic gowns, she was also suddenly blonde.

According to Kim's hairstylist, The Kardashians star knew fashion's biggest night was the perfect time to switch things up.

For a hair transformation as bold as this, Chris said it takes a lot of patience, care and attention to get things right. Knowing that Kim styles her hair so much also played a factor in how he perfected the look.

Chris actually has a degree in color, which helped him learn about the science of hair and the best methods for his clients, who also include Dua Lipa and Jennifer Lopez.

"It's definitely not just about putting a color on all over and hoping for the best," he said. "It really is quite an approach that you have to plan it with. I go about that very particularly."

Chris advises fans not to try a blonde transformation at home. Instead, go to a salon and have a consultation with an experienced hairstylist.

While Chris' Met Gala experience was a busy one behind the scenes, he described his time in New York City with Kim as "so fun." It included watching a documentary about Marilyn on Netflix and having friends come by to visit.

"We were fully comfortable and ready to go because we both knew it was gonna be a long session," he said. "Kim's done the color before. She knows."

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