Kim Kardashian dragged her “messed up” hair at the Met Gala

Now that everyone is over the dress, let’s talk about the hair.

On Monday night, Kim Kardashian caused another frenzy when she showed up to the Met Gala in Marilyn Monroe’s dress.

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The star graced the red carpet in the iconic dress Marilyn wore when she sang “Happy Birthday” to then-President John F. Kennedy in 1962.

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The sheer piece holds the record as the most expensive dress ever sold at auction, with Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Orlando, where the $4.8 million dress has been preserved in a darkened and temperature-controlled vault.

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The dress is so valuable, in fact, that Kim had to immediately change into a replica after stepping out of the red carpet after wearing the original for just “a matter of minutes.”

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But Ripley’s decision to let Kim wear it at all has sparked a huge controversy, with some arguing that it’s “disrespectfulin memory of Marilyn for letting it leave the vault.

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In fact, the discourse surrounding Kim’s Met outfit has been dominating social media and online forums since the gala, with others arguing that the reaction to Kim wearing the dress is actually nothing more than deep-seated misogyny.

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While this is a debate that will no doubt continue for weeks, if not months, the conversation has now moved to another part of Kim’s Met Gala look after new close-up photos surfaced.

Completed her Marilyn-inspired vibe, Kim debuted a platinum blonde updo at the prestigious event, with her hair slicked back into a tight bun.

Speaking to Vogue, Kim revealed that her hairstylist, Chris Appleton, took her from her natural brunette hair to the peroxide blonde in just one day, while admitting that she’s wanted to make a big change to her look for a while.

“I also wanted a physical change, so I thought I’d wait and do it with this one, so I spend a day dyeing my hair — 14 hours straight! — to get it done,” she said. .

However, it is well known that it usually takes several sessions to lighten naturally dark brown hair to this extent, with Kim’s own sister, Khloé Kardashian, spending months trying to achieve a similar look in 2015.

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Her colorist, Tracey Cunningham, warned fans at the time that Khloé’s blonde hair “takes time” and “doesn’t happen overnight” when she told Allure, “From the beginning of the transition — from her dark brown hair to her current blonde – it took three to four months to gradually lighten.”

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And it looks like Kim could have benefited from the same process, with photos taken from a new angle at the Met revealing her real finished look, which some people have labeled “messed up.”

In the photos, Kim’s hair appears to be various shades of blonde – from yellow to platinum – with the color appearing streaky and patchy in places.

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Zach Mesquit, a hairstylist who specializes in platinum blonde, elaborated on the situation in a TikTok video, explaining what went wrong with Kim’s hair, while admitting it’s an “insanely difficult process” to get someone’s hair from dark. to this shade. short period of time.

Pointing out the different colors in Kim’s hair on the red carpet, he says in the video: “It all comes down to lifting. If you don’t lift the hair evenly with the bleach, you won’t be able to use toner to smooth it out if you go platinum.”

He adds that it’s a “common mistake” colorists make, explaining the bleaching process.

“You get most of the hair down to a nice even level 10, but they still have some level 9, level 8 yellow in there,” says Zach. “They try to fortify it with something ashy to neutralize it and what happens is all the hair that’s lifted to that proper level 10 turns a nice white in the root area.”

In the TikTok, Zach points out the difference in color between Kim’s roots and her bun, theorizing that the dye is the reason her hair is styled this way.

“Her ends didn’t come up properly. I’m sure they didn’t because you can see how much darker the bun is to the rest of her hair,” he says.

While sympathetic to the difficult task facing Kim and Chris, Zach goes on to question why she didn’t start the process sooner, because she knew when it needed to be done.

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“One more lightning session and it would have been perfect,” he concludes.

And this is a sentiment that many of the TikTok viewers agreed with, with many questioning Kim’s thought process after the video was shared on Reddit.

“I kept wondering why the hell would you wait until the day of the event to bleach your black hair. Freak. I understand she was trying to hide what her plan was, but it was the wrong way,” commented one user.

Another wrote: “For all the effort to get the dress and have a big reveal, she really played herself when it came to her hair. Did she really think she could go platinum blonde in a few days if her hair is jet black? Why don’t you get a wig? She should have given the hair as much priority as the dress, because the hair could have saved her look.”

Someone else added: “Kim’s hair gives me a lot: I convinced my college roommate to give my hair in the dorm bathroom a boost after knocking down 4 white claws.”

Others wondered why Kim didn’t just wear a wig if she wasn’t prepared in advance to go through the transformation, writing: “When I saw the look last night, I immediately thought, ‘Fucked up paint job, trying to hide the mess, could not getting a high quality wig on time.’”

‘Why is everything so rushed with her? She could have taken the time to slowly bleach her hair and wear wigs to hide the process. Orrrr, she could have worn a blond wig. I swear I don’t get it,” another asked.

“She can afford the best wigs in the world, I just don’t understand why she would do this with her own hair!” wrote another.

This isn’t Kim’s first time experimenting with peroxide blonde hair, having first debuted the look in 2015.

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However, she has admitted in the past that the color is “very easy to maintain”, tweeting in 2017 that she and Chris had spent days bleaching just her roots.

“I’ve been bleaching my carrots for the past few days (we’re doing it in stages so it doesn’t break down). OMG 1pm and still going. This blonde is very easy to maintain. I love you @ChrisAppleton1, but get over this,” she wrote at the time.

I’ve been bleaching my carrots for the past few days (we’re doing it in stages so it doesn’t break). OMG 1pm & still going on. This blonde is very easy to maintain. I love you @ChrisAppleton1, but get over this.

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Kim has yet to admit to the backlash she caused at this year’s Met Gala, with the star also coming under fire for revealing she lost a significant amount of weight in three weeks so she could fit into Marilyn’s dress.

“I always thought she was extremely round. I imagined that maybe I would be smaller in some places where she was bigger and bigger in places where she was smaller. So when it didn’t suit me, I wanted to cry because it can’t be changed at all,” she previously explained.

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After severely restricting her diet for nearly a month, Kim said she wanted to cry “tears of joy” when she was able to fit in in time for the event.

Kim is branded”irresponsible” for “promoting extremely disordered eating” through her comments, which featured actor Lili Reinhart inviting her.

it me. This sets a *horrible* precedent – at an event that raises money to preserve historic fashion! — and it also promotes extremely disordered eating. Shame on Vogue for encouraging her.

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