Kim Kardashian traded in her butt-length extensions for a killer mid-length blunt cut

So long, butt-length extensions. Kim Kardashian has a new haircut that's fun, sassy, and cool, and a bunch of other things you might want someone to say about your hair. It's a blunt-cut mid-length style that has edge.

This sort of look is right in Kim's wheelhouse. She tends to favor sleek when it comes to her hair, and the cut itself was a great call by hairstylist Chris Appleton. It really shows off his skill—a cut like this shows every slightly off scissor stroke, so it requires a completely steady hand. We reached out to him to get the inspiration behind the change, and it sounds like it was a bit of a collaboration.

"Kim and I decided to change up her hair and go for a shorter blunt cut," he says. "I love this look. It's sexy but still dramatic as all of the hair is one length and has that super-sharp finish."

See Kim Kardashian's 2016 style:

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Kim Kardashian attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West are seen leaving the 'Alaia' showroom on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - SEPTEMBER 17: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are sighted on Miami Beach on September 17, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Steven Gonzalez/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: TV personality Kim Kardashian is seen on the streets of Manhattan on February 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Kim Kardashian West is seen on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Kim Kardashian West attends Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Kim Kardashian West leaves the Barney's department store on February 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Kim Kardashian is seen on March 02, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian having lunch at Hugo's on March 09, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by MPI99/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: Kim Kardashian is seen on March 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: Kim Kardashian West arrives at Hakkasan Las Vegas third anniversary celebration at Hakkasan at MGM Grand on April 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at JFK Airport on April 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian are seen at LAX on April 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 22: Kim Kardashian arrives at Komodo restaurant to celebrate nightclub owner David Grutman's wedding on April 22, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/GC Images)
MIAMI, FL - April 23 Kim Kardashian, Kanye West is sighted on April 23, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Dave Lee/GC Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 23: Kim Kardashian attends David Grutman's and model Isabela Rangel wedding in Wynwood Wall on April 23, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27: Kim Kardashian is seen on April 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 28: TV personality Kim Kardashian and model Naomi Campbell take a selfie during the Los Angeles launch of 'Naomi' at Taschen Beverly Hills on April 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Taschen)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Rapper (L)Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are seen in Soho on May 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Kim Kardashian is seen in Soho on May 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kim Kardashian attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Kim Kardashian is seen on May 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Kim Kardashian West attends the 20th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Webby Awards)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Kim Kardashian West arrives at the 'Grand Hyatt Martinez Hotel' during the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
American television personality Kim Kardashian attends the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, at the Eden Roc hotel in Antibes, near Cannes, southeastern France, on May 17, 2016. / AFP / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET (Photo credit should read JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: Kim Kardashian seen at LAX airport on May 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by MPI99/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 20: Kim Kardashian is pictured arriving at the Vivienne Westwood World's End Shop on May 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ada Houghton/GC Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Kim Kardashian West attends the Vogue Festival 2016 on May 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Kim Kardashian West seen at C London restaurant on May 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 22: Kim Kardashian attends the 'La Traviata' Premiere at Teatro Dell'Opera on May 22, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Kim Kardashian West seen at C London restaurant on May 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Kim Kardashian attends the Vogue 100 Gala Dinner at Kensington Gardens on May 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Rune Hellestad - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are seen at LAX on May 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 31: Kim Kardashian is seen in Venice, Ca on May 31, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03: Kim Kardashian is seen on June 03, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Kim Kardashian is seen on June 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Kim Kardashian is seen on June 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: Kim Kardashian is seen on August 01, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG001/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 05: Kim Kardashian attends the #BlogHer16 Experts Among Us conference at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on August 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Kim Kardashian is seen on August 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Kim Kardashian and Olivia Munn attend Famous by Kanye West a private exhibition event at Blum And Poe, Los Angelesat Blum & Poe on August 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Kanye West)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Kim Kardashian is seen in Midtown on August 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01: Kim Kardashian seen out in Manhattan on September 01, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02: Kim Kardashian seen on the streets of Manahttan on September 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Kim Kardashian is seen in Soho on September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Kim Kardashian is seen walking in Soho on September 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Television personality Kim Kardashian leaves her Manhattan apartment on September 07, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Kim Kardashian leaves her home on September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Kim Kardashian West attends the 2016 Harper ICONS Party at The Plaza Hotel on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Kim Kardashian seen out in Manhattan on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Kim Kardashian leaves her Manhattan apartment on September 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Kim Kardashian is sighted in Miami Beach on September 19, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Steven Gonzalez/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Kim Kardashian shows off her long extensions as she steps out in Manhattan on September 27, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: Kim Kardashian West arrives at 'L'Avenue' restaurant on September 28, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian and Kanye West leave the 'Givenchy' office on September 29, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Kim Kardashian attends the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on September 29, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Kim Kardashian West leaves the 'Off White' fashion show as part of the Paris Fashion Week on September 29, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: Kim Kardashian West attends Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 at Hotel Ritz on September 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Buro 24/7)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Kim Kardashian attends the Balmain aftershow party as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on September 29, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Kim Kardashian West leaves the 'Alaia' showroom on October 1, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: Kim Kardashian West is seen on October 1, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Kim Kardashian West arrives at 'L'Avenue' restaurant on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Kim Kardashian attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Kim Kardashian attends the Siran Presentation At Hotel Plaza Athenee as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images for Siran)
Kim Kardashian seen out and about in Paris before the robbery on October 2, 2016 in Paris. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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The secret to this look is to keep your hair really glossy and inhumanly sleek. His steps to styling it once it's been cut by a master:

1. Frizz is the enemy of sleek, so make sure you deep condition your hair before you start. He likes Colour Wow Security Conditioner, $22.

2. Once out of the shower, part your hair in the middle using the pointy end of a comb. Take your time here—you want the finish to be as clean as possible.

3. Work in hair oil for gloss and extra shine on wet hair and blow smooth, he says. He used the Dyson Super Sonic Dryer, $399. (One of our personal favorites for drying your hair in the blink of an eye.)

4. Iron with a flat iron, concentrating on keeping your ends poker-straight for a strong edge.

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