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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Kat on

Not a choice I would make personally because I’m totally in love with my naturally curly hair and not ashamed to admit it lol! However, more power to her, I think it’s great that she cut it! Women are beautiful with long hair, short hair, no hair, it’s all good.

K on

She looks like a man.

heather on

i doubt she has to go back to the drawing board. they can just put back in the weave that beyonce had removed to take this photo.

T. Smith on

Not flattering at all!! Huge mistake.

kevink on

She wore a weave. That was NOT her hair. Good grief why are they pretending?

mrsmass on

this is probably the result of her weave getting stuck in that fan. and if this chick is her stylist, wouldn’t she have cut beyonce’s hair herself?

ashlee on

For dumb ppl who has difficulty interpreting statements- kim said beyonce had long thinck hair!!! She did not say she never braided it up n sewed in weaves on her head before. Even beyonce herself said she wore weaves she even has a video of her getting her weave. N her looong hair was being braided …. y’all sone dumb morha fuhkas just gotta hate.

KathyC on

Halle Berry did it and looked absolutely gorgeous. Audrey Hepburn also had a Pixie cut and some women can pull it off. I think Beyonce is one of them.

Jess on

It seems most people commenting on whether her hair was long or not have no knowledge about black hair and how weaves if done correctly can help your hair grow. It is considered a protective style. Don’t be mad because your weave left you bald with no edges.

RyanStar on

Beyonce wore weave all the time. You never know her real actual hair length.

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