PHOTO: Taylor Swift Finally Gives Us a Good Look at Her Haircut

12/11/2013 at 03:46 PM ET

Taylor Swift haircut
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Taylor Swift must know how much we hate being kept in suspense, because she didn’t make us wait long to find out whether her maybe-haircut was an actual chop or just an Instagram illusion. And as it turns out, she’s not just quick to fulfill the wishes of PEOPLE StyleWatch editors, she’s also a woman of her word: When she said “I just need a haircut,” she meant it.

The star was spotted walking around Perth, Australia before a concert, wearing her newly shortened locks loose and wavy. Previously, her bangs were so heavy she could “use [them] as a sleep mask,” and her thick blonde locks cascaded over her shoulders. Her new look is much breezier and lighter, with her bangs thinned and parted to the side and her curls just grazing the nape of her neck.

RELATED PHOTOS: See more stars who made major hair changes in 2013!

For as long as we can remember, Swift has sported the same long, layered cut — whether worn curly or straight — so this shorter, more swingy style is a fun and refreshing change of pace.

Do you like Swift’s shorter hair? Think you’ll go for your own big cut in 2014? Weigh in below!

–Alex Apatoff

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debracra435 on

hy

Lenny on

All scissors need to be confiscated from all Hollywood and New York stylists immediately! Enough with all the chopping. Taylor looked incredible on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. She should have left it alone!

Beth on

Thank you Taylor so much! You looked so much better with short, curly hair and I was just waiting for you to go back to your natural hairstyle. Your blunt bangs weren’t for you. Bring back curly!

Jane Doe on

It’s obvious the pic on the left is a wig, so no “heavy” bangs in sight.

Lala on

You can not tell she had a haircut, based off this picture. It just looks like the windy is blowing her hair around. This minimal haircut, is hardly anything to report about.

natalie on

OK, it looks like she had like a 2″ trim maybe. Wow, that’s CRAZY. Seriously, is this something to report on?

lulu on

or this just in…air blows Taylor Swift’s hair out of place. c’mon

BBB on

That’s called a trim and removal of hair pieces. Come on People.

Danielle on

Taylor looks good with the new hair cut…….even more beautiful than before.

rothiam on

The pic on the left is not a full wig…maybe extensions to thicken her hair but not a full wig. She took off maybe 3 inches and wrote her bangs in a different style. I’m not impressed. She looks good but this is not exciting news.

LM on

Slow news day, huh?! Really people, who cares??!!

ok on

i’ve never seen her with short hair always long and curly or straight. so its a nice change.

Annie on

It’s a haircut people – why is it that everytime a celebrity gets a haircut – it’s news – WHO CARES.

Jody on

It’s called, taking out your hair extensions.

Denise on

She looks great either way.

Marie on

It’s cute and fresh. I wish my sister take a lesson or two from Taylor Swift.

killacamela on

This is clearly a wind blown “haircut”….smh. And this is news?

mitchg on

Nice

Kim on

Oh come on..she had a TRIM. This is hardly news.

Just Me on

Awful….looks like a grandma

smithy on

MOST women look better with their hair at or above their shoulders….this long long mermaid hair brings their whole face down.

Mickey on

Wow! Last week, it was the story of the week that Reese Witherspoon got a super short hair-cut … which was really just a trim. And, this week, we have Taylor Swift walking in the wind. Thank goodness, People can dig deep for the real story. Seriously, nothing more interesting to discuss. (And, yes, I realize that I did click on the link … but I was actually hoping that Taylor had done something dramatic with her hair.)

Kari on

The weave will be back in next week.

Dawn on

Well with the wind blowing the hair, you can not really tell it was cut at all. Bad picture and to report on it, should have waited for a still, indoor shot of the new haircut.

Karen on

She didn’t get a haircut, she just removed her extensions and got a trim.

Sylvia Tarvers Weston on

I love the shorter version. I’m tired of all these people in the music or movie industry who think it is attractive to have their hair parted right down the middle and hair hanging near their eyes. So out of date! But just my own opinion.

Nanu 08 on

EEEEKS! just another BORING picture of YAWN Taylor Swift……..what hair cut?????

Nanu 08 on

YAWN!!!!

Peque on

I dont see any difference other than in one photo is receiving the wind in her face.

Carrie on

The wind blows Taylor Swifts hair, fools media!

Pamela on

Her neck looks a foot longer!

Jess on

She’s so annoying and unattractive. Honey, get an education and do something productive for society.

John on

I think I agree with Lenny. I realize all girls like change, but Ms. Swift’s hair was gorgeous as it was. And he’s right….at the VS fashion show I thought she was beautiful and could easily have been one of the Angels rather than the entertainment.

jaci on

its ridic the details they give of this cut. its not that big a change. geez come over to my house my hair looks different day by day!

Kate on

I think it’s adorable in the picture shown, but it’s not like a celebrity hair cut is really permanent. You and I would be stuck growing a cut out for a year or two…..celebs are back to “normal” a week after the “life changing” chop…….Beyonce’s “crop” as the latest example, and yet we don’t comment on the wigs and weaves. The giant celebrity elephant in the room.

Bella Reich on

What is it with these female stars lately? They are like a bunch of dumb lambs being led to the hair slaughter by self-important hairdressers! Most of them looked really good with long hair…most of them look really awful with various types of short versions. It’s like they’re saying, let me see just how ugly I can make myself! And, there is NOTHING wrong with long hair and NOTHING wrong with wearing the same hair style for years…if it ain’t broken as they say!

Sarah on

Now if she’d lose the red lipstick…

maryhelenc on

Regardless of length, Taylor is always beautiful.

Flynn on

I love it!! It looks much calmer but cute!! I love Taylor and what she does and her new haircut is awesome!!!

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