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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guest on

Pretty pathetic people mag.
She just removed her wig.
#weallknowitsaweave #sheneverhadlonghair

Macey Newhouse on

I’m honestly a little disappointed. I liked that she embodied how femininity, strength, and success can be in one person. Don’t get me wrong, I think she is still feminine. Yes, it is just hair, but it is also a symbol. I feel like she is trying to reach a stronger look by looking more masculine and if that is the case, I do not respect the concept.

Maggie on

Too rough…for my taste. Not feminine at all.

guest on

This is the woman who peddles pepsi cola to the largest demographic predisposed to getting diabetes. With her newly slimmed down nose (don’t want to look black now) and her blond fake long white girl hair. Grow that fro girl. Be black. We knew you were already.

joann stoddard on

Oh get real she did not get a hair cut that is her with no wig or no weave.Thats like the picture they had of her with no makeup supposedly and the lips were bright red. Unless you fell off the turnip truck……………………

guest on

Well at least you know she’s not really that attractive. Without her hair to hide behind. Now make her stand still and try to sing a song.


Cheryl on

I think short hair is WONDERFUL …The person who claims that short hair looks ” manish” is speaking out of pure IGNORANCE… Halle Berry and many others have rocked a short style with class …You need to come out of theSTONE AGE.. ROCK IT BEYONCE!! FORGET THE HATERS!!Beauty is only SKIN DEEP!!

Lisa on

Not her best look but maybe she should dye it brown. It’s probably better than those fake blonde wigs and extensions.

jane on

she looks goofy

Rebecca on

Can we just be honest and say what she REALLY did was take out her weave?!

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