Finally: an answer on how Kim Kardashian created *that* snakeskin hair

Kate Pasola
Photo credit: Chris Appleton / Kim Kardashian / Greg Wales - Instagram

From Cosmopolitan

During these quarantined times, it's fair to say that I have well and truly taken on the side-hustle of, er, Keeping up with the Kardashians' ever changing lockdown hair.

And though we've seen many transformations in the past couple of months, (mostly Kylie shifting from short brown hair to strawberry blonde to flowing balayage), none have been quite so drastic as Kim's...let's say...'zoological' approach.

Last week she, along with hair genius Chris Appleton took our breath away either side of the Atlantic with an incredible set of photos featuring Kim in snakeskin attire with matching hair.

Now, this isn't to say that the look didn't have a helping hand with some artful editing - that's all part of the fun after all, and fans have been quick to point out a couple of Photoshop clues in the image.

But in terms of achieving snakeskin and fishnet hair at home (because come on, like we've got anything better to do with out time) - here's the lowdown.



From a closer look at the video posted by Chris Appleton, it looks as though The Imprinter, (a stencil created by former Davines artistic director Angelo Seminara) is applied to wide sections of hair, and a hair paint is sprayed in order to create those iconic patterns.

It goes without saying that prep is also important - Kim's hair is styled to be super silky and reflective, and with a Dyson hairdryer plus nozzle in the background of the shot, it looks like this is achieved with Appleton's signature downward pointing blow-dry.


Photo credit: Chris Appleton - Instagram

You can swipe to the second slide of the below instagram post to see the whole tutorial:



Photo credit: Hearst Owned

The Imprinter doesn't look like it's on sale to the public (just yet) - but I sincerely hope at some point it will be. After all, doesn't every single one of us deserve animal print hair?*

*...Yes, the answer is yes.

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