Sexy soccer mom, blush pink babe, forest nymph—whether Kim Kardashian West makes boss moves as a blonde, brunette or bubblegum pink, she owns it. KKW harnessed the confidence to sample different styles of hair and makeup starting at the age of four. Fast forward three decades and she continues to test-drive looks that we're ready to copy in a heartbeat. So in honor of the mom and beauty mogul's 38th birthday this Sunday, we're going down memory lane and revisiting the beauty queen's best childhood and teenage hair moments. 

Baby Kim

North West looking like a replica of her mommy in baby space buns—does it get any cuter?

 

First Day of School

Before she even knew the alphabet, Kim was making statements with accessories. Case in point: her chunky yellow lunchbox on the first day of school with sis Kourtney.

 

Stylish Swimmer

Strands in a high ponytail to show off her houndstooth swimsuit, Kim was serving summer fever fashion long before Instagram.

 

Bow Headband

Seven-year-old KKW couldn't help but follow a bigger-is-better hair accessories philosophy.

 

Bow-bsession

Naturally, she brought out the big (bow) guns on picture day.

 

Drew Barrymore Bob

Daring enough to chop her locks off, Kim channeled her hair icon—'90s Drew Barrymore.

 

Biker Chick

Kim posing in a leather-clad family photo with then super popular face-framing layers.

 

8th Grade

During her Catholic School days, Kim kept it au naturel with her mane and makeup but totally indulged in the tweezers.

 

Gap Girls

In high school, Kim, Kourtney, and their bestie looked straight out of a Gap campaign in their minimal white T-shirts.

 

Messy Bun

We've noticed a claw clip revival, and we wouldn't be surprised if 15-year-old ice creaming-eating KKW had something to do with it.

 

Lipstick Queens

By the looks of her air-dried locks and dark plum lipstick, it's obvious the founder of KKW Beauty had a thing for glam.

 

 

'90s Kim

Two wispy strands up front, black choker around the neck, and pager in hands—this throwback pic smells like teen spirit.

 

 

Butterfly Clips

At seventeen, Kim's updo makes us miss the old days when dotting your 'do with baby clips was considered effort.

 

Posh Spice

Yet again KKW proved she was a beauty chameleon when she put on her best Posh Spice performance (and blunt bob) for a high school talent show.

 

 

Cowgirl Kim

That time Khloe took 18-year-old Kim to a Backstreet Boys concert.

 

 

00's Kim

The 2000's witnessed the beginning stages of diva KKW who here was ready for her close-up mid-text on her Sidekick cell phone.

 

Copy KKW's sleek, straight hair