Beyonce’s haircut: ‘She was just feeling empowered, like a strong woman’

Yesterday, I read a lot of coverage about Beyonce’s new hairstyle – as we discussed, she chopped off her weave and she now has a blonde-ish pixie cut that looks very much like Miley Cyrus’s transitional pixie and/or Pink’s daily hair. What was particularly funny about the coverage of Beyonce’s hair was the subtle shade being thrown at Beyonce for her history of wearing such elaborate weaves, extensions and wigs. I can remember, years ago, when Beyonce appeared on Oprah (I think it was for Dreamgirls?) and Beyonce flat-out denied that she wore a weave, like she always just had her natural hair. Anyway, Beyonce’s colorist gave an interview to Us Weekly about Bey’s radical change and it just struck me as funny:

Beyonce is redefining the “Pixie Dream Girl” stereotype. On Wednesday, Aug. 7, the 31-year-old “Grown Woman” singer made headlines when she ditched her long locks in favor of a blonde pixie ‘do. No explanation was offered along with the Instagram pictures of her new hair, but her colorist, Rita Hazan, tells Us Weekly it’s a sign of Queen Bey’s self-confidence.

“I was shocked. I think she was just feeling empowered, like a strong woman, and she said she’s been feeling it for a long time,” Hazan says of the star’s stunning cropped coif. “She didn’t want to hide behind her hair in real life.”

In fact, Beyonce’s long extensions have become a big part of her onstage persona. But Hazan, for one, loves the new look. “I’m so happy because the extensions give women the wrong expectation of what their hair should look like — it’s great for onstage, but everyday women shouldn’t have or want to have five pounds of hair on their head,” she tells Us. “This hair is more natural, more realistic.”

It’s also much lighter — in more ways than one. Before Beyonce debuted the ‘do, her hair “was a honey blonde, a darker blonde,” Hazan explains. “[Dyeing] it took some time to do — like four hours — because we wanted to keep her natural color at the root so it would grow out well. We made it a champagne blonde — it’s very old Hollywood, like a Marilyn Monroe blonde.”

“This shade shows women of every color that they can wear this shade. Just make sure that it’s healthy — healthy hair will keep the color longer,” she adds. “My personal thought is that every woman can be blonde as long as it’s the right shade of blonde for your skin color. And Beyonce pulls it off!”

[From Us Weekly]

Yeah, I don’t think Rita Hazan knows what she’s talking about. Not everyone should or can pull off ANY shade of blonde. I know I wouldn’t be able to, nor would I want to with my Indian coloring. And that’s fine – I love being a brunette. “Choosing to be a blonde” may be every woman’s right, but that doesn’t mean every woman should attempt it. And besides, Beyonce has done the long bleached-blonde extensions look enough times that she knows how much it really doesn’t work on her.

Oh, and Beyonce’s long-time hairstylist gave an interview to People as well – it sounds like Beyonce did not use this woman for the pixie cut, and the woman is rather depressed about her client’s new look.

Photos courtesy of Beyonce’s Tumblr, Instagram.

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  1. anoninternettroll says:

    love it!!!!!

    • BB says:

      I can’t believe this was such big news. Change is always good and this new look fits her. It’s just hair, that’s all.

      • T.C. says:

        Every time someone famous cuts their hair it’s big news see Miley as example. Anyway I think Bey pulls off blonde.

      • atorontogal says:

        I will be going from shoulder length to a pixie cut tomorrow. I hope to see myself on CB too! 🙂

      • emmie_a says:

        I agree. It’s not big news and it’s just hair — and it wasn’t even her hair. It would have maybe (probably not) been a big deal if it was her hair but cutting off a weave is no biggie.

      • Tastykakes says:

        Change is not always good. The only thing change guarantees itself to be, is different. I don’t really like this hair on her. Pixie cuts are more flattering on delicate faces and figures.

    • mabooski says:

      Blonde DOES look good on Bey!

      • kim says:

        No… she doesn’t. The cut and shade look like she got bored, while cracked out, and took a 3am walk to walgreens.

      • gg says:

        I have to agree with kim on this one. She looks all wrong in blonde hair. And it took FOUR HOURS to bleach out part of her 3-inch long hair and leave long roots??? What are they smoking? That’s part of the reason why it looks so wrong – the root business.

        Also – “she was feeling empowered” — bullpoop. More like she got tired of little grabby hands baby yanking out her extensions.

        Having said that though, everybody’s got the right to chop off their hair if they want and they should if they damn well feel like it and not worry about what anybody else thinks.

    • Veeeery Veerytas says:

      Getting your bleached and chemically-treated tresses caught in a fan while lip-synching can make you make a dramatic change like this.

  2. Lindy says:

    She’s a mom now, and it’s a mom haircut.

    Now all she needs is a minivan.

  3. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Still think she should go for a darker colour – I know she loves her blonde and it’s worked for her a lot over the years but if she’s going to make the change, she might as well go all out. I think the results will be stunning.

    • LadyMTL says:

      ITA, I think she would be so stunning with dark hair. It looked really good on her in Dreamgirls, so why not do it again?

    • A says:

      What are you implying? That she doesn’t want to look “ethnic”? (Whatever that means).
      She’s black and dying your hair blond doesn’t mean you don’t like yourself.
      Honestly, it says more about you than Beyonce.

  4. Vera says:

    More power to her, I guess. I wonder if getting her ‘do caught in that fan influenced her decision to do a big chop.

    • Hautie says:

      Ha! I was thinking the same thing.

      That evil hair snatching fan, is the reason she ended up having to take a drastic cut.

    • Dutch says:

      I’m sure Blue Ivy is also going through that grabby pully phase right now, which also helped made the switch

      • jaye says:

        Oooh lord! And babies seem to gain super human strength when they get hold of a fist full of hair…or an earring.

  5. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t really care for it on her but to each their own.
    When did getting a short haircut turned into the most “amazing” and “empowered” thing a female celebrity can do?

    • Liberty says:


    • Eh...I'm Indifferent says:

      A while ago women would cut their hair and declare “I am not my hair” when people questioned their motives. It was empowering for them to not rely on it as a security blanket.

      But I agree that it being “the most empowering” is kind of counterproductive. It’s like using a haircut to redefine yourself.

      • truthSF says:

        I think if she had cut off all her hair and let it grow out naturally, without all that process mess and blonde coloring, then THAT would be empowering. But this is just a shorter version of an over processed Beyawnce.

      • kim says:

        Didn’t we just finish a time when nearly every chick going through a break up or mid life shake up got bangs?! Lol sigh stupid 2007 bangs that wouldn’t ever end!

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Yup. It’s not that I have a problem with the style, I kinda like it. It’s just…exotic Paper Bag Princess preening photos. So much preening. I’m aware of her multi-ethnic background–what with the cake soap on the bayou– but someone forgot about texturizer.

    • neelyo says:

      Next she’s going to wear pants!!!

    • Jen says:

      A short unnatural blonde haircut is now “empowering”? Yes, many years ago, having women’s hair cut forcefully (women who were deemed as traitors/collaborators in World War II for example) was the ultimate insult. Now, short hart cuts are done all the time and I don’t get the fuss over this particular person’s hair or any celebrity hair really. So when it grows out or when she puts in extensions and such, will we also be reading headlines.

      And no, blonde is not good for all women of color (I have her coloring and would not try it). It is not always that great for others either, but if it is what you want to do to your own hair, fine. Personally, just don’t get it.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      Because a lot of them don’t do anything that is actually amazing or empowering. To make themselves feel better about themselves they blow up everyday “achievements” to be extraordinary.

    • The Original G says:

      Wow. That’s a lot of freight for a haircut.

      BTW. I always assumed that was what her real hair looked like under the showbiz hair(s).

    • Nancito says:

      I think that haircut is hideous. With all of the really cute short hairstyles around, she had to go and get that granny hair? And yeah the colour is just as bad.

  6. Tessa says:

    Of course she was…

    Sorry, but… YAWN

  7. crab says:

    I think she’s always had manly features and this haircut brings it out more!

    • MCraw says:

      Yeahhh… I actually never noticed it til this cut. Something about her jaw/neck area.

      Lmao @ the “mom cut, needs a minivan” comment up thread 🙂

    • Samanthalous says:


    • nuzzybear says:

      Yeah – I have the same problem with Robin Wright’s pixie. Two beautiful women with haircuts that do them no favors.

  8. QQ says:

    ROTFL I LOVE that no one believed it was ever her hair!!

  9. Jane says:

    No chance of this haircut getting caught in a fan at a concert.

  10. LAK says:

    Every Beyonce interview, even one given by her entourage throws out words like ‘strong’ ‘powerful’ ‘woman’ ’empowering’ in a random sequence as though these are the only words they are allowed to use in some sort of mantra or they are fired.

    What’s wrong with simply saying she needed a change?

    Must everything have a sledge hammer response?

    Also, it that her hair or is that a pixie weave?

    • Tapioca says:

      Stealing other people’s ideas, choreography, music and songwriting credits and being allowed to get away with it because the little people aren’t in a position to fight back is hella empowering, didn’t you know?

      • LAK says:

        But of course. Silly me 🙂

      • truthSF says:

        Ouch Tapioca, lol!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:


      • TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

        Good one Tapioca, but Madonna in the 80s/90s was way bigger and much more of a pop culture influence, which astonishingly bouncy is not; just a random thought; when 90s supermodels like Tyra Banks and Cindy Crawford appeared in Pepsi commercials, those were quite talked about, but bouncy’s pepsi ads have disappeared;
        She can’t even generate buzz shilling for soda makers.

    • Nev says:

      @ TheOneAndOnlyOnly

      remember Nadege?!!!!!
      (I know you know who that is!)

      now THAT was happening stunning pixie!!!

  11. Kate says:

    So much of her choreography is built around her hair. I’m not even kidding, her flicking her hair around while wind machines blast from every angle is like 50% of her dance routines right now. She would honestly need new choreography and a new stage design with this new hair, which I seriously doubt is going to happen mid-tour. So this is a lot of fuss over a haircut that’s just going to be covered up by wigs.

  12. Bubbling says:

    must they put so much drama into such mundane thing?! she took an effin hair cut, it’s the “empowerment” bs that gets me

  13. silken_floss says:

    LOL chile please.. She just took the weave out/wig off to let her scalp breathe. Just kidding, love her to bits!!

    • Sumodo1 says:

      Of course! The scalp takes a beating from extensions, pieces, add-ons, and most of all, sewn-in weaves. Ever see women take a chopstick or somethings and scratch the scalp? Ew–got lice in there?

  14. Liberty says:

    ….like Miley, like Pink, like Halle, like short hair Rihanna, like short hair Madge…Emma Watson… But this is looking kind of mini van as someone noted here already.

  15. Lukie says:

    Hey Kaiser! I have Indian coloring and I went blond a while ago and it looks great. The key is, go to a fantastic colorist and let them pick out the color ;-).

    personally, I think Beyonce did it because she was probably getting migraines from wearing 10 pounds of hair on her head and has now developed a fear of being eaten alive by a wind machine….

  16. Elodie says:

    *Bugs Bunny eye-roll*

    So… She can’t just cut her hair, it has to be a statement about her power and beauty and bravery and bold… oi vey!

    It is hair. And before you dear, there BETTER hairdos, Mia Farrow, Audrey Hepburn, Aretha Franklin, Twiggy, Doris Day to name a few…

    Bow the F down Bey!!!

  17. Maria says:

    thats the capitalist feminism. its not about equal right its about telling people those buzzwords to sell stuff.

    i really cant hear “strong woman” anymore, its just empty now without any meaning.

  18. Andrea says:

    I’m so over her. She bores me. She’s not a real person. She’s a product.

  19. Niki says:

    “This hair is more natural, more realistic.”

    WTF?! Yes, her hair so soooo natural. Except that she is a woman of color who has chemically managed her mane into white-girl hair. I always though pin-straight blonde hair was not a natural occurrence in those of African extraction. Then again, I’m white, wtf do I know?

    • Betty says:

      I think it’s a misperception to say that black women who straighten their hair are trying to be white. I think it’s a manageability issue for women. I’ve worn my hair natural and straight. Wearing it natural requires a lot of maintenance and I needed regular professional help to keep the look up. Now, however, I straighten my hair a few times a year and I try not to blow dry it, so it’s usually never straight but it’s a lot easier to manage. In fact, I use products like Aveda’s Be Curly line to bring out my hair’s natural wave pattern in spite of straightening it every three to four months. I’m not trying to look white, but I do appreciate the convenience of having hair that I can manage without constant professional help or cutting it off into a short ‘fro.

    • truthSF says:

      As a black woman, I so agree with you.

      WTF is so empowering for our children to see one of their own in the spotlight constantly pushing blonde/straight hair as sexy, when they usually have brown/black curly to kinky hair. Does this “EMPOWERED” woman not know what low self esteem and subconscious self hatred she’s giving girls of her ethnicity with her over processed image?

      I guess to her, getting the almighty dollar is always more important.

    • lena80 says:

      If European DNA exists a Black person can have Blonde hair. My sister and niece both have naturally blonde afro and I have natural red highlights in my hair

      • truthSF says:

        #lena80: The key word being “Natural”. There’s nothing natural about Beyonce’s hair color or texture.

      • Dena says:

        Lena, I was about to chime in with that. Black folks are across the specturm when its comes to hair texture and complexion.

        I so hate to defend Beyonce. I really do. She could have gotten her haircut because of the fan incident. As a result of HAVING (not her choice or idea) to have her hair cut because of the damage, she was probably like “Wow. This is different.” For someone whose identity has been hair and makeup and always be a pleasing young lady (cause that’s probably how Tina raised her), then short hair would be . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . empowering.

    • Alexis says:

      I agree. It’s more interesting to see Rihanna wear her natural hair short, even though she’s probably just going to put another weave in next week. Bey’s natural hair probably looks more like her sister Solange’s hair than Rihanna’s, and she’s clearly not yet comfortable showing that off. She’ll be Prince’s age before she rocks a ‘fro. And that’s fine – she doesn’t have to rock a fro. Just don’t call it courageous, empowering, or natural.

    • Tara says:

      I get so sick of women constantly shading other women and thinking they know why other women make the choices they do. When a grown woman can take her hard earned money and beautify/style herself in a way that she loves that IS empowering. Women of every race and hue have taken shots at Beyonce and every little choice she makes sells magazines and gets people like us talking. So it is what it is.

      She gets slammed for processing her hair as if she were ashamed to be black or something. Cultural pride and identity come from inside and we dont have the right to think we know her thoughts on that subject. The two things are not mutually exclusive. When i was in college i had long hair that i wore processed so it would be super straight and jet black. It was gorgeous and it made me feel like i looked like my great grandmother who was Indian, white and black. Then i lopped it off in my late 20s and wore a Halle Berry pixie which was fresh, fun and interesting. In my mid 30s i wore a short natural afro which i loved. It was thick and soft and i felt like my mom and some of my cousins who rock an afro.

      My point is that it is okay to look however you damn well please. It is also okay to snark on celebrities i just women were more accepting of other women. Can you see Denzel Washington sitting around shaking his head over George Clooney’s latest haircut? And you know what? If someone offered you a chance to earn $300 million by embodying the classic diva/sex kitten/bombshell singer most of you would wear ice blonde weave down to your kneecaps.

      • LaurieH says:

        I get what you’re saying, Tara, and I don’t necessarily disagree – but women are not a hemogenous group obligated to support each other out of allegience to vaginal commonality. Of course, Beyonce has the right to do whatever she wants to herself that makes her feel good. We all do. From her perspective, it makes her feel empowered. From my perspective, it makes her look old. Btw – I love that you did the afro style. I think afros are so chic and can be styled with accessories that are modern and fresh. It’s one of my favorite hairstyles on women of color.

      • Tara says:

        You make a sensible argument here. I guess i see a big difference between harmless style snark, which is delicious fun and bitchy condemnation, which is malicious. Women can criticize one another without attacking the foundations of what makes another woman feel strong, beautiful or confident. Its just my opinion but i think it leads to unnecessary pressure on younger girls to conform to specific standards of beauty. The women in my family are strong and my little nieces know that whatever their body type, hairstyle or hair texture they are beautiful and worthwhile. But if other young girls paid attention to some of these types of comments would they have second thoughts about embracing their own personal ideas of what makes them feel attractive? When the herd turns on you with such force it can be scary. You nade an intelligent observation about Beyonce’s new hairstyle – you didnt attack her morals, honesty or sense of ethnic identity/loyalty. I wish more people would do that but it is all just my own silly wish. I think all women are lovely in one way or another. Thank you for the kind remarks about my afrolette, lol. I love it so much. My mom is battling the big C and her afro is thinning out so i tell her i am rocking my fro for both of us!

  20. Elisabeth says:

    black woman takes out her weave..CALL THE MEDIA

    • Ari says:

      hahaha i laughed so hard thank you! also didnt rihanna do this first (short a$$ hair cut recently) and isnt she with JayZs production company?

    • Viv says:


      She used to do this every week just without posting a pic. BFD.

  21. ZigZagZoey says:

    UGH I am SO SICK of her! Is there really ANY time she DOESN’T feel empowered?

  22. HotPockets says:

    I always thought most women look their best with their natural hair color. The blonde just looks too straw like on her, as do most fake blondes. I went blonde for about three months and my hair is naturally almost black and I couldn’t stand the maintenance and root touch up, it’s too time consuming. It’s such a relief to be a brunette again.

    • LaurieH says:

      You can on,y wear your natural color for so long. As we age, your hair and skin color and texture change. They both become flat, dull and ashen. We lose that healthy rosy glow of youth. Most women like to experiment with hair color changes when they are young. It’s a fun way to match how we see ourselves in the inside to how we look on the outside. By the time you hit your late 40’s and 50’s, as you venture into menopause, you realize that you can’t go back to your natural color (some can, but most can’t). If you do, you realize your natural color doesn’t work with your skin anymore. You look old and washed out. You also learn that the go-to makeup palette you wore in your 20’s and 30’s doesn’t work anymore either (usually it looks too harsh and aging). I’m telling you, aging as a woman is not for sissies. It’s a constant work in progress.

  23. Jayna says:

    I consider Beyonce stunningly beautiful, but with the short hair, she’s just pretty, not spectacular. She doesn’t pull off really short hair like Halle Berry does or even Madonna did during her ’93 Girlie Show tour.

  24. jen says:

    What is this crap about chopping off your hair being empowering?

    Not to mention I doubt she even cut it, and that’s just what her head has looked like for years under her thousands of wigs.

    • sputnik says:

      cutting your hair off can feel empowering. lots of women(obviously not all) hide behind their hair, use it as a security blanket and take a lot of pride in their long locks. also, long princess hair is seen as the ultimate in femininity. chopping it all off can feel like taking control of your image. cutting my hair short a few years back did wonders for my confidence. i learned to stop being ashamed and trying to hide my face. and it also changed how men react to me and how i felt about that. anyway, my point was only that cutting your hair can be a powerful thing for your sense of self.

      • dena says:

        Very true. Jennifer Aniston would never cut her hair for the reasons you’ve cited. Her hair is her identity (outside of being Rachel and dumped by Brad Pitt).

      • UsedToBeLulu says:

        Sputnik, you just said everything I was going to. One of my biggest selling points is my hair – men love love love it. But sometimes (like women who have large racks must feel I imagine) I just want men to look me in the eye.

  25. It'sJustBlanche says:

    She’s a beautiful woman but her features are too strong for that haircut. She’ll have her extensions back in by next month anyway, so no big deal.

  26. D says:

    I personally think her hair looks unhealthy. It looks very dry. Her hair was probably falling out from bleaching it and the weave.

  27. Alexandria says:

    Or it could just be that her hair was badly damaged and started breaking off. Weaves, extensions, lace-fronts whatever, all do a number on your hair, even when maintained by top stylists. The stress it puts on your hair is rough and hair can only take so much before it breaks off. Her hair used to (naturally) be shoulder length, but it was very thin (the bleaching it blonde only exacerbates the issue). I’m sure her hair was just too overworked and her only choice was to chop it off.

    And everything “empowers” Beyonce; she takes a shit in the morning and ‘she’s got the power!’ *jazz hands* *sashay sashay*

  28. Quinn says:

    Soooo…all it takes is a freaking haircut to be an empowered woman???

    Well, I bet Susan B. Anthony or Emmeline Pankhurst wished she had it so easy!!


  29. Ginger says:

    I always felt her hair was fake. Maybe someone was going to expose her lying

  30. Bijlee says:

    She can’t pull it off.

  31. Lisa says:

    omg, enough. Not every decision a woman makes is a marker of empowerment. I fluffed my pillow this morning, so liberating!

    • Bijlee says:

      I brushed my teeth! Take that plaque.

    • Tara says:

      When the majority of your $400 million empire is based on your looks then it is a sign of power to make drastic changes, not knowing the outcome. When you remove your weave and cut your real hair short knowing that every “real sista” and their mama is going to clown you takes guts and confidence. When Beyonce does something the admirers and the haters care. When you fluff your pillow no one cares but you and your pillow.

  32. lisa says:

    i think it looks like the kind of wig a weatherman would wear

  33. Asdfg says:

    My long hair makes me feel “empowered” “bold” and “strong”. What now? 🙂

    So sick of all these celebrities who believe women with long hair are only feminine, weak or vulnerable. Wasn’t there another celeb who said the cut made them feel empowered? Anne Hathaway? Miley? Hmmm…. *rolls eyes*

  34. Dorothy Wimbush says:

    Girl you are rocking that cut. You look so beautiful with it. Keep on going on.

  35. Maya says:

    I am sorry – what? How can this be empowering? If she did it for a cause or something else – that can be empowering but for fashion is not called empowering.

  36. Dorothy wimbush says:

    Why is there so much jealousy in people. I read some of the comments that were so negative. It is such a same. Us as Afro Americans should be proud of one another. We have came a long way. I am so proud of her.

  37. Avalita says:

    Beyonce probably thinks she’s a strong, empowered woman when she breathes or something.

  38. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Diana Ross had the best hair back in the day.

  39. Christin says:

    A “fan” surely inspired the short haircut. A very powerful fan…

  40. palermo says:

    She got her weave stuck in a fan on stage and freaked out, this is why she cut her hair IMHO

  41. Kate says:

    I wonder if this means her hair endorsement contracts have came to an end

  42. v1nc3nz00 says:

    empowered by a haircut? what a fragile person

  43. Mingy says:

    she was probably “inspired” from rihanna, as she went with her natural curls just last week…and then pics of her dancing in the streets at carnaval, now beyonce is “inspired” to bike in the streets with common folk…….UUGGGGHHHHH
    OR that fan her weave said hello to at her MTL concert did a number on her ass..

  44. NANALU says:

    Seriously, really? Who the “F” cares country girl…, just put that big o weave on and shut up! So annoying!

  45. Miss M says:

    She is such a role model. If I only knew that it only takes a haircut to feel empowered, I would had done it ages ago. Thank you for being an inspiration, Bey!

    *eye rolls*

  46. GIrlyGirl says:

    I hope Beyonce can become smart, empowered, strong and fierce enough to start making better albums.

    Is it me or is she the musical equivalent of Jen Aniston? you know a celeb for stuff she did ages ago?

  47. Madriani's Girl says:

    Where did this whole BS thing about cutting one’s hair making them feel “empowered” come from? Really? And what do these women feel like when they shave their pits? “Enlightened”?????

    • truthSF says:

      Hahaha! Now when I shave my underarm, I will repeat to myself…I feel so “enlightened”.

  48. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    She is so fake! Doesn’t Beyonce always feel empowered, like a strong woman?! Can we all agree that Beyonce has self-confidence? She needs to get over herself and her people and fans need to stfu because they are not doing her any favors either. I would be embarrassed for myself to have such blind loyalty and admiration for someone, that I couldn’t recognize what’s real.

  49. Tara says:

    When did she get that terrible nose job?

  50. LaurieH says:

    I do not think that shade is flattering on her. It washes her out. Both the color and cut have aged Beyonce at least 10-15 years. That type of pixie-ish haircut is a staple among the 60+ set. Beyond that, it only looks good (IMHO) on young 20-somethings with defined bone structure and/or petite, slender, athletic physiques. On anyone between 30-50, it just looks matronly and old and VERY few can get away with it. In fact, only Halle Berry comes to mine, but she uses a very flattering color and keeps it longer and spikier on top. Beyonce is not a thin petite, athetic woman. Nor is her face-shape right for this cut. I honestly thinks this ages her dramatically and I give it a few weeks before she’s back in her weaves.

  51. Noi says:

    she looks like a classy Joseline Hernandez

  52. F5 says:

    She really looks homely. Not pretty enough for that hair.. Halle and Charlize, on the other hand..gorgeous.

  53. Inconceivable! says:

    If she leaves it short for the remainder of her tour, then if agree it’s about empowerment. Otherwise (and what I think) is that her hair was do badly damaged that this was a last ditch effort to save the remainder of her natural hair and scalp.
    I just doubt it was a choice she wanted to make.

  54. Denise says:

    Beyonce doesn’t get enough empowerment from being a narcissistic diva? Always wantin’ more!

  55. jaye says:

    I don’t love the hair, but it ain’t mine, so I don’t have a dog in the fight. I don’t have any hate for Beyonce. Bless her heart but I think she has all the personality of a wet paper bag, but she’s harmless. The intense hate people have for her…I don’t get it. People act like she’s responsible for 9/11, the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations, the recession and global warming. Lol. I just can’t work up any strong feelings about her beyond the occasional combination eyeroll and giggle at some of her soundbytes and silly poses.

    • A says:

      lol I know right!? And I don’t even like Beyonce.

      I think some people are mad she pulls off the blond better than they do lol

      Personally I think she suits the honey shade the best.

  56. rlh says:

    The new do pics are her favorite pose: open mouth, vapid empty look in eyes.
    Supposed to be sexy. I find it annoying.

  57. nikko says:

    I still say that her hair along w/ the weave got stuck in that fan and they cut some of real hair to get her unstuck.

  58. A says:

    You guys are acting like she’s bald underneath all that weave.
    You actually need enough hair to braid it around your head to be able to wear weave so yes, she absolutely cut it.

  59. meredith says:

    she looks like a man in the first picture.

  60. Jenn says:

    Her hair looks ok. I don’t like that shade though. It’s too brassy.

    She also needs to do something with it, not just let it lie there on her head.

  61. Rudy says:

    makes her look years older.

  62. Laurenelizabeth says:

    I love it, she looks beautiful and classy.

  63. Grant says:

    I disagree. I actually think Bey looks pretty great with blonde hair. I think it goes well with her skin tone. I think a lot of lighter-skinned black women tend to look good with blonde hair.

  64. Cathy says:

    Why on earth do we make celebrities out as hero’s when they give birth and get their hair cut? It’s not like they have superpowers. Mere mortal women give birth and get haircuts every day. This is not special or newsworthy.

  65. lisa2 says:

    I think women that are STRONG and EMPOWERED don’t have to announce it with every move they make. We know it by the flow of their life and the choices they make. They scream it with every step they make.

    Beyonce is successful, but I have never seen her as this UBER empowered woman. She cut her hair. I have the same cut; but mine is not blond. Women cut their hair everyday. Walk down any street and you see women of color with hair that range the rainbow. She is not the only black woman sporting the blond. She is not the only black woman with blond hair. RiRi has been changing her hair for years.

    I think Beyonce is an amazing performer. But outside of that she is just Meh to me.

  66. Dommy Dearest says:

    Yawn. Drag queen looks like a drag queen.

  67. Original Me says:

    I guess this is her way of burning her bra?
    Who cares. Go read some books. That’s a better way to empower yourself than being a skanky pop star thrusting your crotch out every five seconds.

  68. d b says:

    I like it, shows off her lovely face. I don’t like the shade she’s going with though – I feel there needs to be more contrast between hair and skin tone on any woman. So maybe platinum if she wants blond?

    If she says one word about wanting short hair because she’s such a busy mom I swear I will projectile vomit onto my monitor. All this folk have plenty plenty help

    And btw, Miley Bey Rihanna etc all remind me of Madonna circa 1985 LOL

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  70. Melissa says:

    I dunno about this cut on her, I think she looks better with longer hair. I feel like maybe a medium cut would of been better maybe ? A nice Bob? As for the colour, I hate blonde lol. I don’t even like my own blonde hair. I went back to blonde about a year ago as an attempt to no longee have to dye my hair, and no one even believed it was my natural colour ! Apparently black is more likely to be my natural colour even though my eyebrows are blonde as hell Lmao!

  71. lettylynton says:

    I’m all for changing your hair, but hopefully this won’t be it for every. I think she looked so much better with long hair. And she’s a really lovely woman, I would think with her strong facial beauty that ‘the Mia-Farrow-Rosemary’s-Baby’ cut would look awesome. But it’s just average.

  72. Mayda says:

    I don’t think she ever looked “old” by any means but I think short hair makes her look YEARS younger. its fresh and cute, I like it. GO BEY!