The Person Most Shocked By Beyoncé's Short Hair: Her Stylist!

08/08/2013 at 02:46 PM ET

Beyonce short hairCourtesy Beyoncé

When Beyoncé posted the cut seen ’round the world on Instagram last night, there was one person more shocked than most: Her stylist Kim Kimble.

Kimble, the star of We TV’s L.A. Hair and Beyoncé’s longtime stylist, had drawn up a whole hair concept for a video they were shooting together this weekend — and now she has to go back to the drawing board.

“I had a whole plan laid out … I wanted to do a retro ‘50s type of hair. I feel like there’s going to be a meeting soon!” she tells PEOPLE, laughing. “It won’t be the long, wavy, typical hair, but I’m really excited to do something different. No matter what, she knows I’ll give her what she wants!”

Kimble says her reaction upon seeing the new do on Instagram Wednesday night was more than surprised — it was emotional. “I got a little teary eyed!” she confesses. “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!”

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And despite many commenters speculating Beyoncé just removed her weave or extensions, Kimble says, “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, 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. “

So what does Kimble have in mind for this particular superstar at Saturday’s video shoot? She’s still working on the concept, but she’s excited to experiment with the star’s new “easy, effortless style” — whether she plays up her natural curls or goes for something more sleek — and she plans to experiment with grooming creams, waxes and her own shine serum.

But regardless of what anyone else thinks of the style (and we’re loving it!) “It had to be her decision,” Kimble says. “This was a big step, and it’s perfect timing.” For lots more of Kimble’s high-profile hair clients, watch L.A. Hair on We TV Thursdays at 9:00 EST and check out her website, then tell us: Would you ever go super short? What statement do you think B is trying to make?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Beyonce , Hair

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alolove1000 on

Reblogged this on My Fave Celebrities! and commented:
Her stylist Kim Kimble, wow i didn’t that.

robby on

This is utterly the most shocking thing since Brooks left The Bachelorette. I have no idea how I will be able to carry on for the rest of the day.

Jay on

Why is it such a shock that she has short hair. I’m pretty sure that the long hair she had before was NOT really her hair.

Tara on

She looks great!

M on

Cut is cute…but why does she still try and be blonde?!

midwest man on

She looked so much sexier with the long hair. She looks more manish now…. bummer. I love long hair on woman.

rick on

Sloooow news day at People. This is not newsworthy. Yawn ;)

Vickie on

If that long hair was actually hers (that grew from her head), her short hair looks incredibly damaged. Beyonce is not a natural blonde so perhaps that might be a reason she cut it.

kris on

girl who are you kidding, that was a weave

Seabot on

So… she took off her wig(s) and her stylist is playing along.

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