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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Leo on

Um, Beyonce is not trying to act or look white. I’m a black/brown brotha and my is lighter than Beyonce. People often look at me and my mother like we are not related. My point is there is no shame in being a light skinned black sista. I’m on Beyonce side and don’t like you people accusing her of nose jobs and skin bleaching. Be happy with what god gave you and if your not then don’t make other light skinned black people with euro facial features feel bad.

zolaft on

Looks like a wig to me.

Kelly Perez on

DO WE CARE? Isn’t there something more interesting to write about than Beyonce’s hair…..ugh…..

BBB on

@Darlaroy, Miley actually did wear a weave. She’s mentioned it and said she hates looking back at those pictures. Her natural hair wasn’t as short as it is now, she did cut it, but she definitely had a weave/extensions. All the comments aren’t because Beyonce is black, it’s because she sports all kinds of hair styles all the time so it’s pretty obvious that she was wearing wigs, weaves, and extensions. What her natural hair length really was, no one will know, but most people are of the opinion that it wasn’t long, at least no where near as long as her wigs (just like Miley, her hair was long-ish but no where near her extension length).

Lola on

I’m sorry, but she looks like a drag-queen trying to impersonate Beyonce.

Bunnie on

Looks like a wig from that back shot.

demetrius on

I think she is trying to do an Alicia Keys remember she had long beautiful hair and then cut it , and remember beyonces hair has always been long even as a little girl she had long black hair

WOWWW! on

Who gives a rat’s a$$ about her “pixie” cut?! People Magazine, you’ve sadly become a HUGE joke!!!

Melissa on

It looks like shat. Yep.

Dweeb81 on

OmG!! She took out her hair extension! Shocking!

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