The 31-year-old joined her mother Kris Jenner and her two younger sisters Kylie and Kendall on a night out in Los Angeles on Monday.
And yet again reality TV star Kim Kardashian proves that it is hard to keep up with her.
Fringe benefits: Kim Kardashian leaves Los Angeles restaurant Casa Vega on Monday night without her new bangs
Party look: Kim wore a thick fringe at a New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas
But the blunt fringe that Kim debuted at a New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas at the weekend was absent.
Instead the socialite pulled her dark brown hair back into a bun and the bangs that were so visible a few nights earlier were nowhere to be seen.
Kim has yet to comment on her changing style but it is possible that her fringe flirtation was only temporary.
Rather than committing to her new hairstyle she could have tried a 'clip-in bang.'
Fellow celebrities Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba have all been spotted wearing one to a special event, then being seen without it shortly afterwards.
Kim stepped out with two of her sisters - not Kourtney and Khloe with whom she is usually seen around town with but her younger siblings, Kendall, 16, and Kylie, 14.
They were joined by their mother - and manager - Kris, 56.
The curvy star was dressed in black, wearing leggings, knee-high boots and a tailored jacket.
A beige, flowing scarf provided a touch of colour.
Her mother was also dressed modestly, wearing a three-quarter length black coat.
Ladies' night: A bare-shouldered Kendall Jenner joined her sisters and her mother Kris Jenner for dinner
While Kylie's tummy peeked through a gap between her plaid shirt and skinny jeans, Kendall bared her shoulders in a black, translucent top.
Kim has taken to her Twitter page to talk to her fans about welcoming in 2012.
Perhaps referencing her brief marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries, she wrote: 'Who else is soooo ready to let go of 2011 and have the best 2012 ever!!!'
She also said: 'Funny how people look 4 [sic] a fresh start in the New Year but the truth is its [sic] just an excuse!
'U [sic] can start fresh & set goals any day of the year.'
Leading the way: Kim's little sister Kylie Jenner walks behind her as they step out in LA
Mother and daughter: Kris is all smiles as teenager Kylie seems a little bashful