Lifestyle Style Kim Kardashian Is Keeping Her Met Gala Hair: 'Blonde Season Is Back' The reality star said she would "risk" her hair falling out to have platinum blonde hair for fashion’s biggest night By Stephanie Wenger Stephanie Wenger Instagram Twitter Stephanie Wenger is a TV Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She joined the brand in 2021 as digital news writer, spanning across the site's verticals. She previously contributed to E! Online, HollywoodLife, Discover Los Angeles, Oscar.com and Hollywood.com. She appeared on air at AfterBuzz TV. She began her journalism career as an intern at Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in communications and received a Master's in journalism from the University of Southern California. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 6, 2022 01:55 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Chris Appleton/instagram Kim Kardashian isn't ready to say goodbye to being a blonde bombshell. The Kardashians star, 41, spent "14 hours straight" becoming a blonde for the 2022 Met Gala and her hairstylist Chris Appleton revealed that the look will be sticking around on Instagram Thursday. "Blonde season is back 👩🏻🦳," he wrote alongside a series of images of Kardashian showing off the new hair color while wearing a black monochromatic outfit. Kim Kardashian. John Shearer/Getty Kim Kardashian Says She'd 'Risk' Her Hair Falling Out for Her Platinum Blonde Met Gala Look Her sister Khloé Kardashian praised the new style in the comment section, writing, "OMG a serve!!!" On Tuesday, Appleton also shared a behind-the-scenes photo of him styling Kardashian's hair on Instagram. "Getting met ready 👩🏻🦳," he shared alongside the snap. The mother of four opened up to Vogue about the process of dying her hair to match Marilyn Monroe's famed "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress, which she donned on the Met Gala red carpet. Kim Kardashian Is Overjoyed After Being Gifted a Lock of Marilyn Monroe's Hair — Watch! "I did want a physical change, too, so I thought I would wait and do it for this, so I'm spending a day straight dyeing my hair — 14 hours straight! — to get it done," she revealed. "The hair look was simple to highlight the platinum color, giving the hair color and dress the attention," Appleton added. "I wanted it to be iconic to Marilyn, but also iconic to Kim when she has her blonde moment." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. In her sister Kylie Jenner's Married to the Met video, Kardashian revealed she would "risk getting my hair to fall out" to have platinum blonde. She also likened her new 'do to Frozen's leading lady as she was midway through the dye process. "My hair's gonna be blonde! Like Elsa," she told Jenner's 4-year-old daughter, Stormi Webster, while wearing foils in her hair. Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson at the Met Gala. Gotham/Getty Inside Kim Kardashian's Marilyn Met Gala Fitting: From Pete Davidson's Support to Required Gloves In addition to her hair, Kardashian revealed she underwent a dramatic physical transformation to fit into the Monroe's iconic gown, which holds the record for being the most expensive dress to sell at auction when Ripley's Believe It Or Not! bought it for a whooping $4.8 million at Julien's Auctions in 2016. "I tried it on and it didn't fit me. I said, 'Give me three weeks.' I had to lose 16 pounds down today," she admitted. "It was such a challenge. It was like a [movie] role. I was determined to fit [into] it. I haven't had carbs or sugar in about three weeks. We're having pizza and donut party back at the hotel [after the Met Gala]."