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Beyoncé Gets an Inverted Bob: See It From All Angles

08/16/2013 at 10:48 AM ET

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According to Beyoncé, girls run the world. But lets be real: Her hair runs our world.

One week after cutting off all her long blond waves into a bleach-blonde pixie cut (and igniting #shorthairdontcare fever), the singer has switched up her look once again. And the latest is totally different than any style we’ve seen on the star: an inverted bob. (The Bey Bob? The Boboncé? We’re still working on a name. Stay tuned.)

It’s a whole lot of look for one short hairstyle, so let’s break it down: Her strands are long and blonde in the front, dramatically shorter in the back and darker underneath (as seen on the layered sections).

Queen Bey accessorized her new bob with a golden Grecian-goddess-esque headband while out in Miami with Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy.

RELATED: Show us your short haircut!

We wonder how her stylist Kim Kimble feels about this look. Kimble told PEOPLE she was completely blindsided when Beyoncé first chopped her locks. “I got a little teary eyed!” she confessed. “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.”

Tell us: What do you think of Beyoncé’s latest do? Do you like it better than her pixie?

–Storm Heitman

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It's Just Me on

Lmao!! I seriously cannot believe that some of you really think that Beyonce was trying to pass her hair off as REAL!! A good weave or extensions is going to look good in the sense that it blends in smoothly with a person’s real hair and can pass for their real hair. But as much as Beyonce’s hair has changed styles, textures, length and colors in the last 16 years and with how quickly it would change…anyone with half a brain would know that her hair wasn’t real. Lol it’s just hysterical to me that so many people are bashing her for her hair not being natural, NOW, when it’s been like that for almost 20 years. And I woulx like to also say that not ALL black women that wear weaves and extensions have an inch of hair. I had hair halfway down my back as a child and make the hasty mistake of cutting it really short when I turned 18. My hair grew back and now because of all the many things that can be done with weaves now, if I want to give a new look or style a try, I will get a weave and have that hair cut or dyed into the style that I want rather than cutting my own hair. My own natural hair is past my shoulders and doing this allows me to protect my hair and keep my length while still being able to change my hairstyle from time to time. You do NOT get lice from wearing weaves and if your own natural hair ends up damaged or broken off from weaves, your hair was either weak or damaged to start with, your hair is being pulled or braided too tightly, you are not taking care of your weave properly, or your hairstylist is not doing something right. It’s sad that so many people are misinformed about weaves and extensions and the different people that wear them as well as the benefits of wearing them. I think people need to give Bey a break…while she did post pictures of her pixie cut on instagram, she was photographed while out and about in these pictures so I don’t think she was seeking attention from the press this time around. People change hairstyles…like everyone else, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. But everyone else IS making a big deal about it by bashing her for changing her hair and bringing other issues into it that are totally irrelevant, and that’s the part that I don’t understand. Give your two cents about her latest style, but this should not become a platform to bash all black women and women in general for not wearing natural hairstyles or throw in stereotypical comments about how all black women have short, nappy hair or how black people with money still have no class. Don’t lump all black women in the same category with Beyonce. Believe it or not, we all are NOT one in the same person.

Mac on

Now she looks like Jayz

noneofyobizness on

Wow… people who are talking negative about beyonce, must find her important,because you all posting these comments….leave her alone…if u dont like her hairstyles,her singing,or whatever she is doing career wise,dont even care to comment….she making her money and building a brand for herself,and im sure she could care less what any of u haters have to say about her,period!!! Smfh!!!!

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Ken on

I LOVE her natural blond hair and skin tones. She is surely proud of who she is.

Tya Walker on

Did Kim Kimble just try to hint that all that hair was really Beyonce’s??? Stop it Kim -we are not dumb. She wears lace front wigs and weaves, B might have a good length of hair but all that WAS NOT HER’S….STOP IT!

PT on

Her hair will look better if the hair has the same length, too unshaped.

Virginia on

I liked her hair long but she’s a beautiful girl no matter what length her hair is.

dede on

Hmmm….drastic change in haircut means something internally is going on with her. Hope it has nothing to do with Sasha Fierce.

casey on

The Pixie was her real hair. She finally took out the weave, probably because of the damage and also being a Rihanna Stalker She thought the public would embrace the new look but they didn’t… So she added some hair with a slightly longer wig.. She couldn’t put the full weave in because she couldn’t lie and say it’s her real hair..She so cares and knows what the public is saying about her.. I noticed how she changed Blue’s look because their were comments online that she dressed her like a boy. Now Blue is rocking frilly dresses/flowered bows. But she’s so confident and independent.. This is one insecure B.. I think she’s headed to a nervous breakdown.

I gave the short pixie look a month but she couldn’t last a week. By September, the hair will be back down her back.. I mean weave/wig.

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