The Person Most Shocked By Beyoncé's Short Hair: Her Stylist!

08/08/2013 at 02:46 PM ET

Beyonce short hairCourtesy Beyoncé

When Beyoncé posted the cut seen ’round the world on Instagram last night, there was one person more shocked than most: Her stylist Kim Kimble.

Kimble, the star of We TV’s L.A. Hair and Beyoncé’s longtime stylist, had drawn up a whole hair concept for a video they were shooting together this weekend — and now she has to go back to the drawing board.

“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 her reaction upon seeing the new do on Instagram Wednesday night was more than surprised — it was emotional. “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!”

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And despite many commenters speculating Beyoncé just removed her weave or extensions, Kimble says, “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. ”

So what does Kimble have in mind for this particular superstar at Saturday’s video shoot? She’s still working on the concept, but she’s excited to experiment with the star’s new “easy, effortless style” — whether she plays up her natural curls or goes for something more sleek — and she plans to experiment with grooming creams, waxes and her own shine serum.

But regardless of what anyone else thinks of the style (and we’re loving it!) “It had to be her decision,” Kimble says. “This was a big step, and it’s perfect timing.” For lots more of Kimble’s high-profile hair clients, watch L.A. Hair on We TV Thursdays at 9:00 EST and check out her website, then tell us: Would you ever go super short? What statement do you think B is trying to make?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Beyonce , Hair
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WhatsImportantHere on

There’s far to much sensationalism regarding Beyonce’. It’s no secret she wore wigs, figs, leaves and weaves and that’s ok – she is an entertainer. Her hair is damaged and needs repair – go for it Bey and leave everyone else out it. Was the hair donated for a good cause (children or adults with cancer, etc). Would love to see her do more humanitarian efforts that touch the heart of her community. Well folks here’s her name in the papers again.

helene ward on

Beyonce, there’s only one you what ever you decide to do with your gift is up to you! . Flaunt it sister sister it’s all yours!

caligirl on

Maybe she cut it after it got caught in that fan.

Mel on

Her long hair was a weave it was fake .. This is prob her real hair lol

tippie on

We love you anything you do Beyonce whatever you’re the creative one!

elli on

well, doesnt she wear wigs anyway ? it’s just a shorter one ! tomorrow she’ll have long hair again

jbrown on

I think she looks good. Got rid of all that phony hair, wig, or whatever it was. Looks much better short,

Sammi on

Please….it’s a gd haircut.

Lena on

It would look better if it was a darker color…..i tried this haircut in jr high didnt look good on me either.. If she darkened it thinned the brows and styled it to look more feminine it might look ok

jenny on

Ummm, she gets her weave removed and HP writes a story about it? It was FAKE HAIR it is not a hair cut it is “weave removal”.

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