Did Beyoncé Chop Her Hair Into a Pixie?

08/08/2013 at 08:57 AM ET

Beyonce short hairCourtesy Beyoncé

Are you sitting down? Good, because we have some paradigm-shifting news for you: It appears that Beyoncé has cut off all her hair.

We’ve seen the superstar with pretty much every hairstyle (wigs included) under the sun, from blonde to brunette and waves to braids. But with the exception of the short wig she wore to play Etta James in Cadillac Records, she’s never had hair above her chin — until now.

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And in a series of Instagram photos she posted late Wednesday night, her new look appears to be the real deal. A close-up shot shows the wispy new layers framing her face; in other pics, Beyoncé appears to still be getting used to the new do, touching the nape of her neck tenatively.

A practical mom-on-the-go do decision? A “hipster in Brooklyn” move of shear genius? The work of someone tired of wearing a full head of hair all the time — or just a trick with a really good wig? Only time will tell. But with plenty of tour dates on her Mrs. Carter Show tour left to go, we look forward to seeing what she’ll be whipping around the stage should this cut be permanent.

Tell us: Do you like Beyoncé with a pixie? And be sure to show us your fierce short haircuts here!
–Alex Apatoff

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Tina on

Better than those stupid extensions/wigs she wears looking like a ragged old lion. Why do women of color always color their hair other than their usual black, or wear light-colored wigs? It’s not becoming.

Journey on

Not a good look on her IMO.

robin on

Even if it’s her natural hair, chances are she’ll always wear her long wigs for sex appeal while she’s performing.

Sandy Cheeks on

This new haircut actually has a name… it’s called, Took the Weave Out!!! This woman is so desperate for the entire world to worship her! Yuck! No thanks.

Sandra on

Its cute…Don’t blame her for wearing wigs because the damage that would be done to her natural hair would be irreplacable :)

Andrea on

But how is she going to whip her hair during her performances now..? Pretty sure that is her natural hair though. I think it would be cute if it didn’t have blonde in it.

Colleen on

I think it’s a great look in her!!!!! You can put a brown paper bag over head and she will look gorgeous!!!! I think it’s trendy, more mature in a GOOD way, and sexy!

Tiffany on

She took out her weave. Big whoop. Most black women do not have a lot of hair, length wise, because they process it too much and their hair is soo brittle it breaks easily. I am sure she has had this length for a long time now. She just gets tracks/braids. Not exactly exciting.

Skiwoman60 on

Beyonce looks fabulous as always.I’m sure the fan incident encouraged to cut her hair off.Very scary.As my daughter says when she cuts her hair short,it can always grow back.

Pia Razon on

Wearing you natural hair is not as dramatic as forcing yourself to wear weave for 17 years. I think it’s beautiful. It must have been extraordinarily burdensome to have to wear weave for over a decade just to maintain an image based on European standards of beauty. Rihanna liberated herself years ago and now is free to rock whatever style – short, long, blonde, grey, red . . . This will free Beyonce to just be herself and change up her image based on what she feels for the moment. Beauty comes in many lengths, shades, colors and textures. Good for you Beyonce!

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