Just like the rest of the world, we were shocked to learn that Beyoncé traded in her luscious golden locks for an adorable little pixie cut. Many thought they’d never see the day when King Bey would go public without her weave, let alone a short haircut. But Blue Ivy’s mama surprised us all when she uploaded photos of her new do to her Instagram page. Since then, the new cut has become a hot topic of conversation and some have even begun speculating that her cut wasn’t a cut at all and the photos are actually just the product of what the “Grown Woman” singer looks like without her weave. Bey’s longtime stylist Kim Kimble, however, recently told People StyleWatch that this could not be further from the truth.
“I got a little teary eyed! I’ve been working for 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. Maybe I’ll cut my hair off now. Short hair, don’t care!” Kim said.
“She had great, thick long hair, which she cut off because she’s ready to make a statement. It’s a great [one] to make: I’m beautiful, Hot, 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.”
“It had to be her decision. This was a big step, and it’s perfect timing,” Kim added.
Bey’s hair colorist, Rita Hazan, echoed Kim’s sentiments during an interview with Us Weekly.
“I was shocked. I think she was just feeling empowered, like a strong woman, and she said she’s been feeling it for a long time.”
Hazen went on to say that Bey no longer wished to “hide behind her hair” and that she’s happy Bey got rid of her extensions.
“She didn’t want to hide behind her hair in real life. I’m so happy because the extensions give women the wrong expectation of what their hair should look like — it’s great for onstage, but everyday women shouldn’t have or want to have five pounds of hair on their head, This hair is more natural, more realistic.”