Am I the only one a little weirded out by these types of blatantly narcissistic celebrity pics that we're subjected to, now that the social media floodgates have opened?
Oh HAI there. Just hanging out in front of my Hollywood mirror with my lips parted and both hands behind my head, while someone takes my photo.
Um, WEIRD. There's actually one more for good measure.
Anyway, posing aside, let's talk about this cut! It's like the celebrity reinvention cut, non? Everyone gets it at some point.
The woman behind it was celebrity stylist-to-the-stars Rita Hazan. I got an email from "her people" yesterday with this statement: "Beyoncé's new look is modern and old Hollywood at the same time, and makes such a statement. We wanted the colour to be soft and sexy, so I chose to highlight her hair with champagne and summer blonde tones. By strategically highlighting her whole head in very tiny sections, we achieved the perfect look."
I suspected the big chop was something to do with some weave problem, like how you read those blind items about celebrities that are actually bald or at least seriously thinning underneath it all from years of fake-hair abuse.
And not that I want anyone to lose their job, but wouldn't this be a nice trend if it caught on? Fake hair usually looks... fake.
But back to Beyoncé. Here's a little reminder of the before, from a concert in NYC earlier this month:
Whaddaya think? Should she have kept a good thing going? (I always feel a bit sad when gorgeous, thick, long hair goes bye-bye.)
However, I have to say that I do really like the short pixie cut and the dye job. Remember when Rihanna was blonde at last year's Grammys and I said how I liked that she kept some roots? And the same thing with Rita Ora? I feel the same way here. Somehow roots make more sense with blonde on darker skin tones.
What I'm not sure about yet is whether Beyoncé has the features to pull this off. Her gorgeous brows are a great start... I just want to see it a few more times to properly decide if I'm yay or nay.
What say you?
Do you like this new short blonde 'do?
Or do you think she should've kept it long?
Do you agree that the roots make the blonde work?