Kim Kardashian Debuted Her Most Daring Hairstyle Yet

It’s buzz cut season.

Kim Kardashian
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Over the years, Kim Kardashian has rocked plenty of hairstyles. From long locks in every shade of blonde (icy to bleached and back again, with matching eyebrows to boot) to bangs and even the occasional bob, there’s nothing the woman can’t pull off. At this point, seeing her natural dark, silky locks is a thrill of its own.

So, it only came as a bit of a surprise when the reality star premiered a buzz cut for the 10th anniversary edition of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book. To celebrate the milestone, CR decided to introduce 11 “muses” that will grace its cover. Naturally, Kardashian was first, with her shocking, extremely stylish editorial feature released Monday, September 25.

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Captured in a mostly black and white, retro film-inspired shoot by Nadia Lee Cohen, the SKIMS owner—and her scene-stealing crop—can be seen lounging on a couch in various states of undress, modeling looks including a simple Dsquared2 tank and Prada cardigan. In some photos, her makeup is smeared across her face. In others, she plays with matches. Across the feature, a couple of things remain consistent: The hair, which is a maybe-an-inch-long crop styled by Matt Benns.

In past editions of the CR Fashion Book, Kardashian portrayed a pioneer woman (you’ve probably seen these photos make their way around the internet) and posed alongside Cher and Naomi Campbell.

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For her newest cover, the American Horror Story actress spoke with Roitfeld about what makes an icon. “An icon to me is someone who fights for what they want and goes after their dreams and makes them happen. Someone who is so unapologetically themselves but maintains the kindness and warmth I connect to,” she shared in the issue, also commenting on her morning routine (brushing her teeth and gratitude practice) and the time she feels sexiest (after a good workout, or “when i wake up with messy hair and no makeup”).

In her most recent Instagram posts, Kardashian’s hair was back to its classic brunette, worn in a sky-high ponytail on top of her head as she showed fans around an Alice in Wonderland-themed party. While it's likely the buzz cut was the work of some glam-squad (and perhaps photoshop) magic, it was certainly a look.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.