Nobody is immune to the “I am going to cut it all off” moment in their hair cycles – not even Beyonce. This morning the Internets were abuzz when Beyonce Instagrammed her new pixie haircut, but more shocked than her loyal Beyhive fans was Beyonce’s stylist herself.
Kim Kimble, the star of We TV’s L.A. Hair, has been blessing Beyonce’s tresses for years and said the chop came as a shock as the pair were planning hair concepts for a video shoot they are doing this weekend.
She tells PEOPLE:
“I had a whole plan laid out … I wanted to do a retro ‘50s type of hair. I feel like there’s going to be a meeting soon!” she tells PEOPLE, laughing. “It won’t be the long, wavy, typical hair, but I’m really excited to do something different. No matter what, she knows I’ll give her what she wants!”
Kimble says she was emotional when she first got a glance at Bey’s new look on Instagram, like the rest of us common folk.
“I got a little teary eyed!” she confesses. “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. Maybe I’ll cut my hair off now. Short hair, don’t care!”
But why did Beyonce do it? Because she wanted to make a statement, of course. Kimble shares the inspiration behind the chop, saying:
“She had great, thick long hair, which she cut off because she’s ready to make a statement. It’s a great [one] to make: I’m beautiful, sexy, bold and I can do it all. She’s the perfect model for that: A working woman, mom, superstar, businesswoman. She’s powerful in herself. “
Well, there you have it…it’s no lace front gig, it’s hair today – gone tomorrow.