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Kim Kardashian Has Long Hair Again

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It was a brief but seismic moment in the world of Kardashian hair updates: For a few months, Kim Kardashian sported a chic shoulder-length bob (and for a few weeks of those months, that bob was platinum). We knew she’d gone back to brunette recently in preparation for her trip to Armenia, but it appears she did a whole reversion back to her 2014 look before boarding the plane.

Kim Kardashian's hair is longer
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While we had thought Kardashian’s revamped hair color was brown, her longtime stylist Jen Atkin corrected us on Instagram, crediting Lorri Goddard (the same colorist who brought her to that bright blonde shade) for taking Kardashian “back to black.” Goddard gave PEOPLE a little insight into the revamp, saying “Taking anyone from platinum to sultry brunette is a layering process. We need to build the rich color back into the hair and strengthen it with layers of B3 Brazilian Bond Builder and color.” As to the inspiration behind it: “Why not go back to your roots? Color is a fun adventure,” Goddard says. Why go long? “Why not? She is gorgeous always!”

Since we don’t have a good answer for the new do, we’re just going to speculate (because she’s on a flight to Armenia and isn’t answering our calls):
-The ever-blonder Khloé (see below) can’t have the entire hair spotlight for herself
-Baby North, like Luca Duff Comrie, insists on seeing her mother with her hair down and long
-She wants her relatives to recognize her when she gets off the plane in Armenia
-Flowing locks are simply better for filming videos in slo-mo on her iPhone
-It went with her outfit that morning

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What do you think inspired Kim’s long hair? Do you miss the bob already?

–Alex Apatoff

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