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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AV on

No harm to anyone but one has to wonder what is real about Beyonce. The pregnancy possibly was fake and now her hair. Just be who you really are and the people will still like you.

Nancy on

I have super short hair and I love it. The only pain is maintaining the cut; every 4 weeks is a must.

Jjtb on

She looks common. Sad for her that it was the hair that set her apart.

Sosiboys on

She needs a deep conditioner preferably overnight.

Papacciola on

The fact that People magazine is being so gullible, as are other news outlets by thinking that Beyoncé rocked her own hair to begin with is very troubling.
We all know that Beyoncé wore wigs and weaves, she just took them off…. It’s not breaking news.

fanofboardwalkempire on

Shocked as this is some super short hair but Beyoncé can rock any look and be amazing! go for it Bey!

Jessica on

In this picture she looks like a man. Looks horrible.

real or fake on

on an entertainer I think the point of hair is moot, they can have such professional wigs that are long or short, extensions, different colours….whats the big deal…because its beyonce. I can’t stand the blond look on her. SHe looks better with rich browns with highlights…this is like another bad wig…

g. on

If you’ve been working with her for so long and are so close, why did you find out about the cut with the rest of us (via Instagram). Everyone is just a hanger on.

Beth on

Hilarious that they are acting like she had “real hair” to begin with!!

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