Beyonce shows off her newly cropped hair: will Miley Cyrus take credit for it?

Beyonce cut her hair! I guess? I’ve always heard that Beyonce almost exclusively wears weaves and wigs in public, and I would imagine that her natural hair is probably not what we’re expecting. At least, before today we didn’t really know what her natural hair looked like. But now we do, I suppose. Unless this is a wig too, which I don’t think it is. I think Beyonce did what a lot of women with overprocessed hair do – she chopped everything off and she’s trying to start fresh. Unfortunately, it sort of looks like she’s copying Miley Cyrus, and by that I mean Beyonce is copying Pink.

There could be another explanation besides “overprocessed hair” and “wanting to look like Miley/Pink”: it could be that Beyonce is tired of having long hair while on her grueling Mrs. Carter Tour. Her weave/hair just got caught in a fan a few weeks ago! So maybe Beyonce just wants to keep cool (temperature-wise). God knows, on really hot days, I think about chopping all my hair off.

I’m not bothered so much by the length, but I wish Beyonce would rethink the color. It looks like she’s going for that same shade of bad blonde that she used to have with her weaves.

Photos courtesy of Beyonce’s Tumblr, Instagram.

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  1. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Don’t see how you can think this could be a wig but I agree that a different colour (brown) would be better.

  2. Erinn says:

    I actually kind of like it. I think it’d look much nicer with a rich, warm brown though. It changes her looks so much.

  3. Gine says:

    I like the cut, but agree about the blonde. She looks so much better with darker hair.

    • V4Real says:

      I think Bey is one of those girls who can get away with wearing blonde hair; though I do like the honey blonde on her best.

      As for her God giving hair, she had shoulder length hair growing up. If you look at old pics and videos of her when they were starting out Bey was wearing her natural hair.

      • Nic says:

        “Natural” is different from “real”. Her “natural” hair is not straight even though she might not have been wearing extensions when Destiny’s Child first came on the scene (although they switched it up back then and she had braids, which were extensions, etc.)
        So while some black women do have straight or straightish hair, it’s just not accurate to call someone’s long relaxed hair “natural.” It’s real hair. (and nothing is wrong with relaxers, just pointing out the difference).

  4. ErinINPitt says:

    Yeah, I’m sure Beyonce went to bed last night thinking “How can I be more like Miley??”

  5. lana says:

    She’s a pretty girl but I don’t think the short style is a good look for her.

  6. Madeline says:

    It was not a good idea. She looks too masculine. BTW are you sure it’s not just another wig?

  7. Jen says:

    Don’t get the blonde dye with the visible brown roots look and her and others. I guess the extensions and weave were damaging her real hair and it is good to not have to depend on them.

  8. jeje31 says:

    She took her weave out . I just wonder how long before she puts it back in because her concert fans wont make that hair fly lol. Im not feel this look on her though sorry

  9. rose says:

    I remember her ‘Me, Myself and I’ video with that gorgeous dark chin length bob, she should go back to that, it was so classy

  10. Jane says:

    Not digging this look at all.

  11. Harriet says:

    Hate it. Hate her. I don’t know when her transformation happened but she went from cool and interesting to downright irritating! And to think her first album was fantastic…! I think it has to do with the self important vibe she has going on…

  12. Rikki says:

    Beyonce’s natural hair before this was short and curly. This new style is alright. It would work with a different color.

  13. Lark says:

    I like the hair, but she needs to stop dying it that blonde color.

  14. beatrice says:

    Ohhhh she looks so gorgeous the cut, the color, everything, Lady B has a beautiful face. Stunning.

  15. lisa says:

    it’s the same haircut as a ken doll

  16. JL says:

    Well there’s a color that doesn’t occur in nature.

  17. Eleonor says:

    I don’t think this haircut suits her at all.
    If you look at the mirror photo it makes her appear disproportioned.

  18. Michelle says:

    This is the first time I could tell that she and Solange are sisters. Her face brings out the similarities I never saw before.

  19. Talie says:

    Look, I hate to give Miley credit for anything, but that cut is very Miley — mostly because of the color matching too.

  20. Kate says:

    Her features aren’t right for this short a cut. Her sister looked so amazing with much shorter hair, but on Beyonce it’s unbalanced. She needs big hair to balance out her quite strong, verging on masculine facial features (that’s not snark btw, I actually prefer female beauty that veers a little into the masculine). The colour isn’t helping.

  21. Mrsjennyk says:

    Ugh I can’t stand her! And what’s with the “sexy” open mouth all the time? And wtf is she trying to do in the last pictures?
    It’s not working

  22. lisa2 says:

    I have the same cut. I like it on me and I like it on her; if it is real.

  23. Jo says:

    Not a good look. Good thing it’s a wig.

  24. trudy347 says:

    Beyonce is one of those women who NEEDS hair. I don’t think she’s a naturally gorgeous woman but with the hair, the make-up the attitude – she definitely has a presence and makes you stop and look. With this hair cut, I’m not even sure if you’d look at her twice on the street.

    And yes, she took her weave out, the hair was super damaged, and she cut off the damaged part, of which there was probably a lot, and now we’re left with a super short hair cut. I noticed that when she was in Cuba she had braids, so maybe she’ll take a break from the weave and do braids or go natural or use a wig. But her hair must take a beating!

    PS – if she made it darker I think she’d look like Rihanna.

    • E-v-E says:

      agree, like Britney, hair gives B that ‘fierce’ she so proudly touts, it’s the extension of her, literally :D she has zero personal style to reinvent herself like Rihanna all the time who even when she’s borderline ridiculous, works it and that’s the difference between a ‘diva’ and an ‘icon’, fashion wise.
      I also think pixie crops are for women with less prominent features or simply perfectly chiseled but ‘small boned’ faces, otherwise it looks kind of masculine (I know it never worked for me, sadly).

  25. the artful dodger says:

    I never knew Beyonce was a man.

  26. Tessa says:

    I’ll get used to it. It’s not like she’s all of a sudden ugly. I mean, come on! But the longer hair softened her a bit. She’s stunning no matter what she does. It’s just fact.

  27. Mo says:

    Who the f*ck poses like that in a mirror? With their mouth open. Come on B. Be a little more real. I’m tired of all the “try”.

  28. MonicaQ says:

    She just cut off the ends that are so damaged from wearing weave. I just did the same (though it is damaged from over processing with relaxers, dye, and whatever I decide to do with it) and starting over with a fro. It’s nice.

    I’m partial to my fellow short locked females so I am not going to shade. I do remember this kid from the back woods of Mississippi who had really no concept of weave was like, “Beyonce’s hair is so beautiful /swoon” and the three of us listening to this who are all black females are like, “Yeah, her moma is a hairdresser so she gets the best yaki.”

    He didn’t understand that wasn’t her hair. Well, it’s ‘her’s', she bought it but I believe we destroyed his world that day and made it a little dimmer.

  29. BLOGAHOLIC says:

    This is a short lacefront wig.

  30. Aud says:

    I presumed that her hair was always this short and she wore long wigs. I don’t believe that this is a new ‘do’.

  31. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    She makes too much money to have a bad haircut.

  32. Mandy says:

    Don’t forget Rihanna. I think Miley and Beyonce both secretly want to be Rihanna! LOL

  33. truthful says:

    wearing this style while on tour would be too much stress on her hair…

    blow drying and curling constantly, she sweats a bunch w/all of the dancing and things.

    she’ll put a wig back on I am sure.

    looks cute, a normal chick could rock this all the time but not w/the lights, sweating etc. due to her performances.

  34. Axis2ClusterB says:

    The cut is fine, but I hate the color. Her hair looks damaged – she really needs a good conditioning, IMO.

  35. janie says:

    I thought she had a contract with a hair product and couldn’t do anything unless they approved? She looks better in long hair.

  36. NANALU says:

    Another one follows… like sheep..

    Anyway, does it really matter – country girl BeYO ..never ever rocks her real hair, its the WIGS and WEAVES that take major CREDIT for,… PEOPLE thought you knew that!

    For me, her doing this and looking like this is ….BLAH!!! Next…

  37. ThruRoseColouredGlasses says:

    There is a common misconception that just because you wear wigs or weaves that you have short hair or have very little hair. Celebrities like Angela Simmons, Nicki Minaj, Brandy, Taraji P. Henson have all posed for the camera sans wigs/weaves only to reveal a head full of gorgeous, long, natural, hair. So to make the assumption that Beyonce “cut her hair” is ridiculous and uneducated. None of us know what length hair she had to begin with.

  38. Jenyking says:

    Yeah, I’m sure Beyonce went to bed last night thinking “How can I be more like Miley??” Lollssss

  39. KLO says:

    I like it. But darker hair color would look more stylish.

    Looks fresh and new though :)

  40. Jenna says:

    I actually like it! But has she been tweaking her nose?! 0_o

  41. HappyDays says:

    Everyone wears weaves and wigs in H-Wood y’all.
    Miley said her long wavy hair wasn’t her real hair, it was weave! Selena Gomez = Weave. Jessica Simpson = weave.
    They ALL wear weaves to get that perfect gorgeous mane. And it also protects their own hair from damage.

  42. mrspatrickbateman says:

    I’m a fan of short hair but on Beyonce I don’t think it’s flattering at all. She has a very masculine build and a very thick neck. I think short hair looks better on softer features and a smaller daintier neck. When you look at her head on her neck is the same width as her head, it just looks odd. Longer hair distracts from that but the short hair makes it more apparent.

  43. skilo says:

    Rihanna looks much better in short hair than Bey does, I think I like hers much better because her look is much softer and more natural, I think Beyonce’s looks fried and harsh.

  44. Mrs.Darcy says:

    It does make her look completely different, I am curious why she is covering up the back of her head in each shot though. Not crazy about the colour combined with the cut; it is a little tranny hooker looking. I have curly hair and watched Good Hair with great interest, the whole weave thing just fascinates me. Like will she grow it out naturally? Britney sure didn’t, it just amazes me what women subject their hair and scalps to, I don’t think I could deal with it.

  45. Trudy says:

    Miley is no inspiration and Beyoncé just chopped her hair off to film the second season of “Felicité”.

  46. Trudy says:

    Plus it could be a wig, we’ve seen her in short wigs before, and Bey rocks blonde hair better than most white women.

  47. anonincali says:

    I had an unfortunate incident once with chemically straightening my hair the only solution was tocut my hair about as short as beyonces and grow it out. My hair is a very dark brown/black color and that combination of length and color was horrible. A huge blow to my confidence. So I totally see why she would dye her hair.

  48. Dommy Dearest says:

    Gross. Try hard. Loathe.

    This woman has the worst condition of open mouth posing than Megan Fox.

  49. carnivalbaby says:

    No no no. That’s not working at all. Looks like a bad drag queen. She probably damaged some of her own hair in the fan debacle.

  50. Jasmine says:

    This is a really good lace front wig, she’s worn something similar to this before at a stand up to cancer thing. Beyonces natural hair from what I’ve seen in really grainy pap shots isn’t even blonde so I doubt it’s over processed

  51. raindrop says:

    Shame on y’all for using “masculine” and “drag queen” as insults.

    I’ve had long hair, very long hair, short hair, very short hair, and medium-length hair (growing out short hair sucks.) I never set out to copy anyone (except when, at 15, I chopped my hair off and dyed it red. For Annie Lennox. Yep.)

  52. UsedToBeLulu says:

    I don’t get why she has to be copying anyone. Women have been cutting their hair short since the beginning of time. Sometimes you just need to get rid of the hot mess.

    • nikko says:

      So true, just because you get a short hair cut doesn’t mean you’re trying to be like someone else. I’m wondering when she got her hair caught in the fan did they cut off some of her hair too, maybe that’s why she cut it all off. She looks great!

  53. Lia says:

    Beyonce looks nice. Cyrus still looks ridiculous, with the duck-lipped monkey-faced pouting and posing, in her furry diapers or whatever.

  54. LaurieH says:

    My guess is that Beyonce’s long hair was a wig or a weave and this is her natural hair. If the long hair was natural, no way would she be able to pile it under a short-haired wig. Her hair isn’t fine enough. That said, short hair can be really cute – on some women. Michelle Williams and Halle Berry, for example, look great in short hair. Beyonce does not. Moreover, the blonde color is not flattering. She would look nicer with a light caramel brown.

  55. unmade_bed says:

    I bet she cried when she first looked in the mirror. Poor thing :(

  56. er says:

    why is she hiding the back of her head in pics?

  57. homegrrl says:

    She usually has on a wig or extensions or both, so this is just her with natural hair, prolly not a haircut. Definitely not news
    Most celebs are going “punk or avante garde”, which is the new Trendy.

  58. Mew says:

    The last pic made me think “hey, look, it’s RiRi!” until I told myself “nah you fool, it’s BeyBey.”

    Why oh why blonde? (I guess she doesn’t want to copy Halle Berry :D )

  59. ThruRoseColouredGlasses says:

    Again just because you wear wig/weaves doesn’t mean that you are lacking hair… it just means that you wear wigs/weaves.

    Does anyone assume the Kardashians are lacking in the hair department or Gaga or any other celeb for that matter?! Why is it that Beyonce is virtually bald because she wears wigs/weaves???

    Some of you Judgy Judys need to hop on Hairlista or Curly Nikki, or Black Girl, Long Hair so you can see AA women with naturally long hair.

    Youtube – HairCrush

    • Cameron says:

      The difference between the girls you mentioned and Beyonce is that they have shown the public their natural hair Lady Gaga talks about her weaves, Nicki M revealed her natural length not so long ago.. I know Beyonce once upon a time had medium length hair.. But the last 10 years or so it’s been weave, wig or braids with extensions.

  60. Ada-oh-bee says:

    Beyonce is just desperate for attention. She may never admit it but I think she secretly loathes Rihanna, as in envy-hate her. Rihanna wears short curly hair, Beyonce follows suit immediately.
    Rihanna is ‘badgirlriri’ on IG, guess who’s ‘baddiebey’ on her Tumblr/IG? Rihanna stars wearing a grill, guess who shows up with a grill? I may be reaching but I think not. She secretly wants to always one-up Rihanna which is just sad.
    She needs to get over herself in my opinion.

  61. newtsgal says:

    She looks like a dude!!!

  62. Simone says:

    She’s copying Charlize Theron. Beyonce has said many times that Charlize is her fashion icon.

  63. RHONYC says:

    Beyoncé actually has an unusually long, beautiful neck, and i think this cut will definitely accentuate that. ;-)

  64. ParisPucker says:

    Please. Her hair has been like this for YEARS. You just don’t see a weave in it, or her hair like this under a wig… She’s gorgeous. She could put a stinky rat on her head and still look cute. *Annoying*

  65. Asdfg says:

    Meh. She’s pretty regardless of her hair length. I prefered her longer hair though.

  66. missanne says:

    my real hair is to my butt. When she grows her own hair naturally and takes on all that goes with having long healthy hair and then chops it off, ill be impressed. Anyone can buy weave. The color is ugly.

  67. yoyo says:

    oh Lord, no, no, no and NO!

    This is not her natural hair at all; it’s still processed to an inch of its life.

    THIS is her natural hair

    She was actually really pretty in this picture and I wish she’d own it. Her natural hair texture. Those L’Oreal commercials of hers irritate me so badly. I see my 11 y.o. cousin wanting to have her ahir straightened out because she can’t find a single popular role model on TV or in the music industry that says that as a black woman having your natural hair is ok. You don’t HAVE to have it relaxed, weeved, wigged or dyed. You can if you want to not because you feel this is the only way it’s acceptable.

    Makes me think of women who can’t step outside without make up on. They HAVE to have the make up on, it’s not a choice. It’s not: I like; it’s I HAVE to.


    PS that hair cut, style and colour do NOT suit her at all.

    • Di says:

      Please. All these Napptural sistas trying to shame people who say that they are natural just because they dye needs to stop. If your nieces or cousins need to find positive role models on tv then their parents haven’t done their job. If at 11 she hasn’t already been taught to love and embrace her hair (against all negative influence) then don’t blame Bey because she chooses to straighten her hair.

      No, no one HAS to dye to chemically straighten their hair but how about just plain wanting to. Also, recently I see more WOC being cast with natural hair (especially) in commercials. Not everyone is ashamed of their hair just because they want to shake things up.

      • yoyo says:

        you clearly just scanned my comment: I have nothing against people wanting to style their hair. I do have a problem when people feel they HAVE to.

        And I do have a problem with false representation. Beyonce presents her wigs as hee own hair and even does commercials for it. I find that offensive.

        And I do agree that in a perfect world
        my cousin’s mother could have convinced her that leaving her natural hair alone is perfect but we’re not in a perfect world but the real world I would like to see some diversity on TV when it comes to black women’s hair do’s. Not everyone needs to be relaxed, wigged or weaved!

  68. Maritza says:

    I think Halee Berry mastered that hairstyle long before Pink and Miley did and before all of them was Twiggy and Mia Farrow.

  69. Deedee says:

    I love her new do. She looks like a huge weight was taken off her shoulders. Literally. If I had an oval or heart shaped face, I would cut my hair too. Unfortunately, I have a square shaped face, and short hair does not work. In this heat, and with my normal coarsely textured hair, my neck gets so hot and sweaty. Many I time I have thought of shaving the whole thing off.

  70. Vanessa says:

    this is still not her natural hair, btw. it’s another (this time, short) wig. it doesn’t really suit her, but she’s craving some attention. she’ll go back to her long-haired wigs in no time.

  71. Jennifer12 says:

    This cut isn’t great on her and neither is the color. Miley needs to sit the f– down, though, because she is not even close to being first to have this cut.

  72. maxine says:

    I smell trouble in paradise. I think the reason she cut her hair (or took out her weave)is bc of the the latest gossip about Jay Z cheating.

  73. Meggin says:

    Cute haircut. But she is so pretty she could have a green mohawk and still look amazing.

  74. Venus says:

    I love that cut on her. It really shows off her face, which is so pretty.

  75. Jch says:

    I live and work in Brooklyn. My co-worker tells me she has the same hair dresser as Beyonce & she swears up and down that B doesn’t use wigs or a weave.

  76. amoi says:

    Rihanna cut her hair in 2007 to revamp her image for good girl gone bad. many ppl cut their hair. no one is copying anyone.

  77. wancine says:

    She’s a grown Woman!! LOL great cut I got the same style…just hope she switches the color. I would only wear my natural color, black or Burgundy.

  78. tyler says:

    omg, not every woman who cuts her hair short is copying miley!! “miley’s” hair style has been around forever