Kim Kardashian dons cornrows. Photo: MA/X17online.com

While we're used to seeing Kim Kardashian with big hair and equally big makeup, this best-selling cover girl is now showing us just how good she looks without all of the primping and preening.

Leaving her Los Angeles gym yesterday, the sexy 30-year-old reality TV star turned singer (yes, she has a debut album coming out) was spotted with a more natural look including a head full of cornrows.

The tight braids and lack of makeup are definitely a different style for this Kardashian sister, but after posing nude for the cover of W magazine, maybe she's adopting a "less is more" motto!

It will be interesting to see if the Hollywood diva keeps the cornrows for tonight's New Year's Eve party that she is hosting at Tao in Las Vegas. But one thing's for sure, Kim Kardashian is a woman who looks great au natural!

Inspired by these Bo Derek-esque braids? Watch the video below for tips on creating a simpler braided hairstyle look with your ponytail.

Check out these 12 famous ladies rockin' cornrows.

Meanwhile, see what Kardashian wore for the holidays.