Everything you need to know about Kim Kardashian’s handsome British hairstylist

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Whether he’s sharing his awesome hairstyle hacks or transforming a celebrity’s luscious locks, Chris Appleton knows a thing or two about creating hairstyles that make a moment.

Chris, who many Kardashian fans may know as Kim Kardashian’s go-to hairstylist, is acclaimed for designing iconic looks for J-Lo, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, to name a few.

In fact, the hair hero has become a celebrity in her own right and has amassed 2.5 million followers on Instagram and an incredible 137,000 subscribers on YouTube.

So, as Chris continues to put his stamp on Hollywood, here’s everything you need to know about the hair genius…



Chris Appleton is Kim Kardashian’s favorite hairstylist

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East Midlands roots

Although he was used to working with a roster of superstars, Chris’ youth was miles away from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood.

Indeed, the hairdresser was born in Leicester and was interested in hair from an early age.

“I was probably nine when I started doing my mom’s,” he said. popsugar.

“You know, she had a tough life. She was a working mother of 5, so I wanted her to be glamorous.



Chris Appleton started his career in a Leicester salon
Chris Appleton started his career in a Leicester salon

He added: “She was standing a little taller, her shoulders were pulling back, and that’s when I realized, ‘Wow, you can make people look good, but you can also make them feel good.’

“That’s where it all started for me.”

While in Leicester, Chris began as an apprentice at a salon in the city where he continued to work for almost a decade.

family man

While at the salon, Chris also met fellow stylist Katie Katon whom he married and had two children, Billy and Kitty-Blu.

The doting dad often shares snaps of his adult children on Instagram and recently posted a photo of his offspring on the red carpet.



Chris and fellow hairstylist Brad Mondo
Chris and fellow hairstylist Brad Mondo

Captioning the snap, he wrote: “This is just a message of appreciation for these 2 monkeys. I couldn’t be prouder of who they grew up with.

According to Billy and Kitty-Blu’s Instagram profiles, the couple now live in America.

Personal struggles

After settling into family life, Chris came out as gay at the age of 26.

Talk to happy times about his sexuality, he explained: “Some people know it straight away, I don’t and it took me a minute to figure that out and accept it and then walk out.

“Everyone has their stories and some people are ready right away, I just wasn’t. I didn’t have that realization.



Many of Kim Kardashian's hairstyle moments were styled by Chris
Many of Kim Kardashian’s hairstyle moments were styled by Chris

As he came to terms with his own sexuality, Chris also admitted he worried about how it would potentially affect his children – a consideration that made him take his time for everything.

He added: “It was also very important to me that the children were comfortable before I expressed this, and that they understood and were well placed.”

Although they break up romantically, Chris and Katie keep in touch and often share hairstyle ideas.

Katie also admitted that she sometimes helps calm down the celebrity hairstylist if he gets too freaked out about an upcoming gig.

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