Apparently Beyonce’s hair has the power to move mountains, because she just chopped it all off and now it’s all anyone can think about. What do you think, Bettys? Hot or not?
Bey posted a pair of pics to her Instagram feed late Wednesday night revealing her new, super short ‘do; the Internet, of course, went collectively NUTS when they saw it. Me? I think she looks AMAZING. I mean, we already know that Bey made out like a bandit in the genetic lottery, so she’d probably look fabulous with a literal bird’s nest on her head—but seriously. YOWZA.
Lest you think that Beyonce just took out her weave or extensions, rest assured that she did indeed chop off her actual locks; her stylist, Kim Kimble, confirmed it—and she would know, wouldn’t she? “I got a little teary eyed!” Kim told People when she saw Bey’s new look. “I’ve been working with her so long, she has this beautiful long hair and it’s hard to grow hair out. I feel like it’s my hair, I work so much with her. I feel a little emotional but excited for her too.”
“She had great, thick long hair, which she cut off because she’s ready to make a statement,” Kim continued. “It’s a great [one] to make: I’m beautiful, sexy, bold, and I can do it all. She’s the perfect model for that: A working woman, mom, superstar, businesswoman. She’s powerful in herself.” I’ll admit that part of that kind of makes me raise my eyebrows a little—Beyonce is a “working mom” in the same way that Gwyneth Paltrow is, e.g., not at ALL the same kind of working mom that other people are—but oh well. She DOES still look great. I’ll give her that.
In the meantime, though Kim is scrambling to adjust to Bey’s new look on super short notice. The singer, you see, is apparently shooting a video this weekend for which Kim had drawn up a whole hair concept… and now she has to go right back to square one. “I had a whole plan laid out,” the stylist said. “I wanted to do a retro ‘50s type of hair. I feel like there’s going to be a meeting soon!” What’s she thinking now? “It won’t be the long, wavy, typical hair,” she said, “but I’m really excited to do something different. No matter, she knows I’ll give her what she wants!”
Tell us: What do you think? Love Beyonce’s new look or hate it?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.