The braids are back! Just in time for Mother’s Day, Kim Kardashian went back to rocking cornrows with a full head of braids as she celebrated with husband Kanye West and kids North and Saint. What do you think of Kim’s braids?
Kim Kardashian, 35, has been known to sport a braided hairstyle or two. But on Mother’s Day, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star went from a blonde wig she had been wearing just the day before to her dark hair styled into long cornrows.
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We were totally shocked when Kim Snapchatted herself wearing cornrows on Mother’s Day, not because of her braids, but because just the day before, she had shared snaps of herself in a platinum blonde wig! Most likely giving us a sneak peek at an upcoming photo shoot, any questions as to whether Kim had actually gone back to blonde or not were answered the next morning when her hair was very much its natural dark shade.
Usually when Kim does braids, she wears reverse French braids in a classic pigtail or two-strand style that she calls boxer braids. Having made them a part of her regular look since last winter, Kim has worn her braids to match sister Khloe Kardashian and daughter North West — and she’s even shared a how-to video on getting the look on her app. Using Gorilla Snot Gel and a rat tail comb to create clean parts through the hair, hairstylist Justine Marjan simply braided sections of Kim’s hair in a reverse French braid style to get the look.
Not everyone is a fan of Kim’s braids, though. Last year, Kim’s younger sis Kylie Jenner‘s cornrows became a subject of much debate when they were called out as a form of cultural appropriation by actress Amandla Stenberg — a feud that hasn’t stopped any of the Kardashians from wearing the look.
Kim’s braided hairstyle may be up for debate, but there’s no denying that Kim received one of the coolest Mother’s Day gifts of all time. Kanye West and their two kids, North and Saint, surprised Kim by bringing an orchestra right to her living room. Kim Snapchatted the whole thing, sharing that the orchestra played North’s picks — “Let It Go” from Frozen and “Tomorrow” from Annie.
What do you think of Kim’s cornrows, HollywoodLifers?