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Beyonce’s Hair Stylist Confirms Her Big Chop, Says Her Weave Set Unrealistic Expectations

• Aug 10, 2013

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Since Beyonce’s pixie cut reveal, some have wondered whether it truly was a big chop, or just a new style of wig. Now Beyonce’s hair stylist and colorist are coming forward to confirm that it was, indeed a chop, and to give their thoughts on her new look.

Beyonce’s long time stylist Kim Kimble, told People StyleWatch that it was difficult to cut the singer’s hair

I got a little teary eyed! 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!

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, Hot, 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.

It had to be her decision. This was a big step, and it’s perfect timing…

Beyonce’s colorist, Rita Hazen, told US Weekly that Beyonce was tired of hiding behind her hair

I was shocked. I think she was just feeling empowered, like a strong woman, and she said she’s been feeling it for a long time.

She didn’t want to hide behind her hair in real life. I’m so happy because the extensions give women the wrong expectation of what their hair should look like — it’s great for onstage, but everyday women shouldn’t have or want to have five pounds of hair on their head, This hair is more natural, more realistic.

Kudos to Beyonce for just letting the hair go. It sounds like, emotionally, she needed that release to move forward. I wonder if she was partially inspired by seeing her little sis do the big chop years earlier.

Ladies, what are your thoughts on the stylists’ statements?

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191 Comments on "Beyonce’s Hair Stylist Confirms Her Big Chop, Says Her Weave Set Unrealistic Expectations"

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Miss T
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A permy, bleached big chop, no thanks. I am natural and I approve this message…

Danielle
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I don’t think there’s anything wrong with her short, straight hair. I’m personally not a Dan of women with color having blonde hair but remember, she gets paid a crap load to keep that color in her hair.

ema
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Best thing “she’s ready to make a statement. It’s a great [one] to make: I’m beautiful, Hot, 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.” LOOOOOOOOOOOOL and thats the reason why we should all “bow down” LOL. I just cant. They are really acting like she is saving lifes now, because of her cut. Thanks god for people like Halle Berry who just cutted her hair and kept it going. People loved it or not, but at least Halle didnt act like she had some… Read more »
Sophie
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I don’t get why it’s such a huge deal, though. She’s not the first black woman to cut her hair or remove her weave. She’s still got straight, blonde hair and while cutting it short is some statement about fitting certain beauty norms maybe, it’s definitely not natural so I don’t think it’s the huge natural empowerment thing some people are making it out to be. Not to be just a party pooper because it does take some bravery to buck traditional appearance norms when you’re in the media, but as a natural I don’t feel inspired by this because… Read more »
danielle
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maybe for Beyonce it was a brave thing to do. She has been known for her hair( lace front wigs, weaves etc.) almost as much as for her singing, and to break from that, i’m sure for her that took real courage. It’s making news because she’s Beyonce. I am never one to tell someone that a situation is not that serious because you never know where a person finds themselves in life, whereas the next thing that happens to them or for them could be the final straw and they need to make a drastic change in their lives.… Read more »
Bee
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This is the best response by far. I am natural and I don’t everyone should be natural. Wear your hair how ever you feel comfortable.

Kade
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You responded beautifully!!! Yes, it may look small to some people but to her it may a great thing.

Idara
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Beyonce has gotten to a point in the industry where she can do whatever she wants to do with any part of her body. She will still get paid loads of money in spite of the haircut because she is “Bey”. This would not have been possible if she were just starting out. I do not see her as “brave” for doing this, but it must be a huge relief for her to be able to wear her hair the way she wants.

Sammy
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It’s hard to ignore that every move she’s ever made has been to further her career.

I’d bet a Powerball winning ticket that she’ll start giving interviews on how “empowered” she feels and how she “feels like a new person.” Which translates to: “hey I know my last singles were scrapped, but now, I’m totally different now. Please make me number one again.”

Oh, but she won’t do this until she and her team thoroughly scope the web to see if her haircut has been received well. #NarcissistsStayRelevant

Sophie
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Hi danielle! I’m not saying that I know anything about her intentions and I did say that it takes bravery to be different when you’re in the media. Cutting off long hair always garners a lot of attention and you need to be brave to face the criticism that often comes with it. I just mean that she did nothing but post the photos, and everyone is reading way into it. I also never said “it’s just hair” or that she should be natural in my comment. Hair is a big part of image and how you present yourself to… Read more »
danielle
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Hey Sophie, I happen to stumble on to this site purley by accident. while getting some other information I came upon this article. Scrolling through the comments and reading yours really struck a chord and I appreciate the conversation. Thanks alot.

?
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Call me cynical but I think it was more of a calculated PR stunt. *shrugs*

ShadowQueen
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PR stunt? Have you heard what they’re saying about her on Twitter? Lmao If this was a PR Stunt it was a serious misfire.

Nancy
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So they just realized her weave set unrealistic expectations?.. Honestly, does anybody remember that few years ago Queen Bey was the Queen of humble, modest, & private?? Now, she needs to Instagram a hair cut!!! Black women have been rocking this style for years! If she is happy…great, but don’t try to turn it into a deep thing. Attention seeking much??? PR? declining record sales? Oh well, maybe it will result in fewer weave sales & women being individuals again, instead of a bunch of clones. everybody looks the same!!! Time will tell.

seychelle
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I tink everybody goes through drastic changes at times. We all get fed up of the same thing all the time and you just long for a change. Yes she is known for having long hair so is alicia keys. As a woman you take all sorts of chances with your hair. It would be a big deal for the person that the transformation is happening to.But at the end of the day she is human it’s just hair it grows back nothing empowering about it for me cause I rocked a boycut myself and at that time india arie… Read more »
Julie
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Why does she have to be seeking attention or a PR stunt ? She is just posting a picture of her haircut like anybody else would do.

When she’s private y’all say she is too private and not real. When she opens up she’s calculated -_-

I’m happy for her and that she’s taking some steps to change up her look. Maybe slowly and surely she’ll switch it up more.

Briana Hicks
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+1
I post a picture of my new lipstick shade on Instagram, that’s not attention-seeking, that’s social media.

Sammy
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@Julie: “She is just posting a picture of her haircut like anybody else would do.”

Come on, lol. She’s Beyonce. She’s long past doing things “anybody else would do.” She knows exactly what she is doing. She admitted years ago that she wants to be a global icon, like Michael Jackson. She’ll do what it takes to stay relevant. But nothing lasts forever in the industry.

dancesistah
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I believe Beyonce has so much more to yet show the world. Her beauty is more than skin (or scalp) deep.
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Julie
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Furthermore, I think it’s really hypocritical for some people to say its ‘just hair’ why is it a big deal. The same feelings of fear we had when we big chopped, is probably the same thing she was feeling (even if it isn’t a natural big chop).…. Except she is a world renowned artist known for her looks, body image, hair company contracts.

Just like we have seen plenty of older ladies finally big chop after decades of having a different mindset maybe she just feels more free now to switch it up.

Briana Hicks
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Again, +1. Especially since this whole drama exists on a website dedicated to hair.

Sammy
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Critiquing someone’s intentions does not equate to hypocrisy.

Julie
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Yes it does sweetheart. Whose life do you know ? Whose edges do you know?Whose intentions do you know ? No ones but yourself.

It’s wrong for you to say her intentions are wrong when she herself has not said anything these are the statements of her hair dresser.

MsKat
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I read an interesting article-can’t remember the title but it should be Google-able-where someone pointed out that when Beyonce’s sister did the very same thing, a big chop, first, she got so many negative reactions, and now folks are saying it’s such a great thing now that Beyonce is doing it. I think after she got her weave, lace front or whatever caught in that fan she decided it was time for a change, that’s all. Personally I like Solange’s big chop better.

ShadowQueen
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I don’t really care for either of the Knowles girls big chop. Short fro hair doesn’t look good on everybody and neither does blond pixie chops either.
Now when Solange extended her Fro- that was hot. I just didnt like it short- on her.

AnonSince87
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I don’t think Beyonce’s immune from the feelings a lot of women get when it comes to weave — hard to part from it, feeling not as attractive without it, wishing your real hair imitated it etc. So I think the reasons behind it are genuine.

She is a huge celebrity, so publicity will involved, but I don’t think that’s deliberate, but a bonus for her. At her status, EVERYTHING she does is a big deal, so it doesn’t make a difference why she did it — the publicity would still be there!

Empowered
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I love Bey but I am not a fan of the cut.

Nicole
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I think it had something to do with that fan. Glad she cut it. All that zit was gettin played out!

MelSoFly
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Long hair, short hair, no hair, whatever! She is still beautiful and talented! As a woman, it is seen as an act to bravery to cut your hair whether it is relaxed or natural. Gender roles and norms dictate that our hair should be long and flowing. Any woman who does the opposite is going against the grain. Either way she slays and I got my LIFE at her concert!

ShadowQueen
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Oooooooh you know what would be beautiful on Bey? Anybody remember that show love and hip hop? Now the chick with the short hair cut, Mimi’s friend who wanted her and KMichell to make up- if Bey did something like that, a more of a feathered face framing look witha chocolate brown base and blonde highlights- she’s be gorgeous. This color just washes her out IMO.

Mrs
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That fan incident scared the crap out of her.

Mowriyah
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Blond hair on black women entertainer or not looks unrealistic. Shes a beautiful sista but neither beyonce or the media set the standard of beauty for me. You will always be chasing something that doesn’t look like you. And who said it was worth chasing to begin with. There is nothing like rocking your own hair with your own texture period the end. Her hair is just a shorter version of hair that doesn’t look like her own hair.…. Its not beautiful fierce or glamours. It screams “My hair is still not good enough”… Come into the light beyonce…

Caren
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Preach!

Peary
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Call me when she’s sporting a short nappy fro’, this isn’t news.

I like the emphasis on her having long real hair LOL PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN!

Aishia
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It makes me really sad to see soooooo many women be so critical of one another. Cutting one’s hair whether relaxed or “natural” is HUGE. I know…I’ve done both. Bey hasn’t had this hair for a GOOD 72hours…let her live, love and play…anyone who’s had their hair cut like this knows that this style has limitless opportunities and potential. I think it’s so awesome that she has finally decided to do something new and out the box after YEARS of weave and lace. I for one am looking forward to what comes of this. Also most people who go this… Read more »
Aishia
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Tasha
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Stan, listen, no one is calling Beyonce a horrible person or anything. We are criticizing and debating her choice in hairstyle. She is famous, she makes millions. It’s impossible to be famous without people talking about you. We’re actually helping your girl, Bey. You should thank us.

Your welcome.

Adrianne M.
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“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, Hot, 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.” Ready to make a statement? Now if Beyonce grew out her natural hair, being as famous as she is, that would truly be a statement worth admiring. Note that her stylist (and everyone in Beyonce’s camp) avoid referring to her as a BLACK woman or a woman of COLOR. Very subtle,… Read more »
stephanieb
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Great point about @ “Note that her stylist (and everyone in Beyonce’s camp) avoid referring to her as a BLACK woman or a woman of COLOR. Very subtle, but strategic none the less. Feels like they are using the language of the natural hair movement, but avoiding the kinky haired elephant in the room. I’m not impressed.” My thoughts exactly! The way people are acting over Bey’s haircut, you’d thought she found a cure for cancer or something. What’s the big damn deal, people cut their hair everyday, and like someone said, this IS NOT a big chop. Alert the… Read more »
pw
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I’m a fan of B-mainly because of her work ethic! And it was a brave move to cut. But on another note- her stylist said she had “long thick hair” or something like that. My question is- why didn’t B just remove the wig/weave and just rock her “long thick hair”? I mean since she’s been wearing a weave so long her hair must be close to waist length- right? I really wonder if B’s hair was long and thick or if there was a lot of damage due to the wig/weaves for so many years? I’ve seen pics throughout… Read more »
Golden78
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I think the hair police and hair nazis should take a nap. Because I’m not Beyonce’s stylist, I’m not sure what the status of her hair is. If I had to guess, I would say she doesn’t relax her hair. Why would she??!? Her hair is generally covered by weaves, wigs.… Lifting to that color has surely affected her hair texture, if her stylist K. Kimble has said Bey “had great, long, thick hair” it suggest to me that her hair was healthy and possibly natural. *** waits for nazis to gather their hateful thoughts together*** Whether ANY woman’s hair… Read more »
pw
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What else is her stylist going to say-“her hair was damaged from wigs/weave”-she would buck the weave industry and possibly lose her hair color endorsement. And you can’t assume B was natural just because most other women are natural under a wig or weave. She probably colored and permed her edges to blend. My point-dont believe every thing you read! B may have wanted to make a drastic change BUT she could have big chopped because she had damage. It happens/happened to many of us. And just because she has money and can afford the best stylist- at the end… Read more »
Lola
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#TRUTH! I mean look at Naomi Campbell and her hair. It has been damaged by weaves.

Mowriyah
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Facts out weigh feelings and opinions. Call it hair police and hair nazi or whatever you want. It doesn’t make the truth go away. Something about someone pulling beyonce’s card is making you feel uncomfortable. You’re trying to defend a chick who is indirectly agreeing with a European standard of beauty which makes your hair inferior. People who embrace their hair are calling out the tom foolery are not the ones with the problem. Relaxing your hair and dying your hair blond is not your own individual style if it does not look like you. When a black woman does… Read more »
Golden78
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Golden78 AUGUST 11, 2013 AT 10:27 PM And the TRUTH is, it’s her hair to do with whatever she pleases! Just like that of my own and that which you have. The TRUTH is I get no satisfaction in making hurtful accusations about people I do, or do not know. So no, nothing that some random person on a kinky, coily, curly hair soap box can say can ever make me uncomfortable, but thanks for the thought 😉 I just want women to encourage and support one another, not attempt to rip each other to pieces! Since we are spewing… Read more »
Mowriyah
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Beyonce gets her hair cut like a white game show host from the 80’s and I’m using Willie Lynch divisive behavior??? lol #youcantbeserious. You should really think before you start typing sista because what you just said made absolutely 0 sense. I’m not using Willie Lynch divisive behavior. The people that this woman works for are using Willie Lynch divisive behavior. Understand the round about way to tell a black woman she’s not good enough or she doesn’t meet someone else’s standard of beauty is to take another black woman make her famous but have her look like someone she’s… Read more »
Golden78
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Past tired actually! I think we will agree to disagree… And that’s fine with me. You will never get my point because you can’t see beyond your own opinion. At the end of the day, no matter if a woman of color adds weave, blond hair, blue contact lenses… She will still be BLACK! The world will recognize her as black, she will see herself as black. Yes I do think the industry imposes its ideas of beauty and I also understand that the machine puts in beautiful talented black women and churns out booty shaking, glamorized ideas of false… Read more »
Ebony Chocolat
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She’ll probably go black it’s hard to color and relax. Too many chemicals

Sonz
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I wonder if her daughter had anything to do with her decision. She is now a role model for her daughter and those long flowing weaves are setting unrealistic expectations for her daughter who has those beautiful little curls. I don’t care whether she’s relaxed or natural, the fact that she cut off her hair down to a pixie cut is brave. She is no longer hiding behind those weaves. Sometimes we naturals are little too self-righteous.

Rachel
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I just wonder why Beyonce cut her hair, we’ve heard all this from 3rd parties who don’t speak for Beyonce.…Am I the only one who feels that if Beyonce herself has not said anything about her hair, why she cut it and if she is going natural (since Big Chop implies that these days if you’re a black female) then there really is no story??? Listening to Beyonce’s colorist and stylist talk about how Beyonce feels and thinks isn’t the same as hearing it from the source. Either way if she’s given up the weave good for her, one less… Read more »
Colalover
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I think it’s sad that you’re so suspicious and paranoid about something so trivial? Wow does it really matter? First of all these people speaking for her, can’t put words in her mouth…unless they want to risk law suits?

If she says something to her OWN PRIVATE, hairstylist then she’s also okayd her statements to be released to the public as well Duh!

Eitherway, she has beautiful hair, like her mom does, and I think she’s going to just grow it out, it seems. She has a naturally beautiful quality of hair.

anastasia
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Why have we, the public, ever seen Beyonce’s LONG, THICK, REAL HAIR her stylist is bragging about? Her pixie cut hair looks damaged & dry..so, I cant imagine her “long” real hair looking or being healthy..

Ni
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Stop hating!

Kiesha
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Listen Stan, take yourself over to this site: http://thebeyonceworld.com/

Peace Out

Ni
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Like I said, stop hating! Miserable black bishes are the worse!

Faith
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I agree with you. My hair was damage before I went natural and I did it because of years of wearing weaves. The bottom line we all have to start from somewhere.

Amber
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I agree that web she started her hair was a dark brown and already healthy. But when u go blonde, it can make ur hair basho badly damage especially if ur hair relaxed at the same time. I know that they said that u can do the 1 chemical services the same day but thats what Beyonce was getting I am 100% percent unsure her hair is damage . I am happy about her decision hopefully she will consider being natural but then again she might not because of her white audience

Colalover
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Trust me, her hair is a great quality. Stop hating. I swear some of you are so jealous if her. I see you trolls on every story about Beyonce. She’s done a great job, is a great role model.

stephanieb
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Anastasia, I agree, and ain’t nobody hatin’, for all the stans out there, lol! I find it funny too that we have RARELY seen Bey’s REAL hair and then when we do see it now, it’s short and bleached to death. All of the bleaching alone can’t be good for her hair, and in addition to the relaxing, flat ironing or whatever, because we know her hair isn’t naturally straight, all of that can’t be good for her hair, so how long can she keep that up??

HoneyB
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I really don’t feel like Beyonce or her stylists should have to explain the hair cut. It’s Beyonce’s decision. It’s really not a big deal… But when they do explain the hair cut, I’m like, “huh”? The first quote talks about Beyonce’s “long hair”, which we’ve never seen. Then the second quote claims this hair cut is more natural… even though it’s bleach blonde hair on a brown woman. Just stop explaining that damn hair cut already! I just wonder what will happen at Beyonce concerts because the whole world is in a fuss over her new hair. Will she… Read more »
Guest1234
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It’s just celebrity narcissism. Beyonce and her hair are not nearly as important as she wants us to think they are, but whatever. I guess what I’m saying is that they don’t HAVE to explain anything. They WANT TO in order to keep relevant.

A short haircut is nothing new or interesting.

Jamz
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i honestly cant see her doing her signature dance moves without long flowing hair. I believe she will don her wigs when she is performing…
PS Remember Tamera’s big chop? very shortly after she added extensions (blonde) to her hair…i think we may see the same from Bey sooner or later.…

Lin
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Why is this posted under ‘natural celebrities’?
Change is good but I feel like this blog is starting to lose it’s way…

Beauty84
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Thank you so much for saying that. Natural women are on a journey and at this point there is no reason a woman with straight hair to be on a natural haired site unless her hair is natural. I’m disappointed in all of these natural hair sites that has this as in article. Maybe I’m on the wrong sites, I might need to change it , I’m sorry but I don’t want to come to a natural website to see this!!!! Disappointing!

Colalover
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I think you’re right. But I also think natural means possibly chemical free. I see nothing wrong with blow drying nstural hair straight, when you seek a change sometimes.

Plus I think the story line is based on her getting ready to go natural, meaning she’s cut the weave and growing the chemical out. Which is good. Since she is a role model, I think they needed to do the story.

Her sister cut her weave out, so of course Beyonce was next. Anyway, I’ve actually seen Beyonce’s real hair, both sisters actually have nice hair naturally. They take after their mom.

rachel
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I can understand not wanting to see this but we don’t know if she is natural with a straight look or maybe thinking of transitioning. It is interesting just because its beyonce and its a hair site. Don’t act like this site is not catering to the natural audience jsus because there is a section on celebs. If u don’t like it skip that section but this blog still dominates with natural info whether other topics are added or not.

Crowning Curly
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Beyonce has been natural since Austin Powers guys lol the kinky twists she woe in the Fighting Temptation was apart of that. She was natural before Solange. There’s been articles online about it for years.

Crowning Curly
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*Wore

tristan
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Dang y’all can beyoncé take her baby steps? Imagine what kind of decision that had to be for her. I’m not in the spotlight and it was hard for me to finally make the step into public without my weave or wig.

Colalover
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I agree Tristan, some naturals act so judgemental and strange. I think it’s a great first step! And of course she’s so pretty she can wear anything. Alot of naturals are true snobs and don’t remember what it was like to finally decide to go natural. God!! it’s not easy for black women. Even our own black men don’t usually like or appreciate our true appearance because they sadly are brainwashed and twisted on ideas of beauty. I have curly kinky hair that’s dry, and God, I still get sensitive when white women stare at my hair. I sometimes even… Read more »
Cherry
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Uh oh, another Beyonce topic! *grabs popcorn*

gigi
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ha! for me it’s the triscuits & my dollar store +1.00 reading glasses! they break as I breathe, but I’m new at this glasses thing! $1 is all I’ll invest at a time! lol come on ladies, don’t disappoint! heehee [can’t wait to see the deluge after somebody posts something with like 60 negatives] bwahahaaaa!

Cherry
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Girl word lol temperatures are on the rise! Some people will cut you if you dare say anything against The Queen! IJS, I like the woman but I don’t idolize her :/

Be for real
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Beyonce is natural, or at least she was before she cut her hair. She wears her hair with no weave in the “Party” video, when she’s in the pool. Their are many pics of her with her natural hair when she’s on vacation. If you’re a skeptic, it doesn’t matter what anyone else says anyway. If you’re a negative person, it doesn’t matter what anyone has to say. You do, however, need to know what you’re talking about before you post something. I like her hair short and it’s about time. Add something of value to the conversation, if you’re… Read more »
Chat
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Beyonce remembers how Rihanna’s hair cut during the Good Girl Gone Bad era revitalized her career…so she’s trying that out now.

Taiwo
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that’s good that she cut it. whenever any1 has long hair they get crazy with the touch ups. even as she’s gone short its obvious the hair is madly processed.….….…hopefully she keeps the transition on.

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Dabney
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Had to get my computer out for this one. OKAY! I am really excited about her cut. Much like I was over the moon about her SISTER deciding to chop her hair off too! Solange became an Alternative Icon for making this decision. However people attacked her , told her to perm her hair! So we Celebrate Beyoncé for making a decision after being snatched by the very fan that use to blow her “unrealistic” locs? what irony! After being told to bow down to her greatness, I find it awfully grounding that she has had some major humbling experiences… Read more »
Noush
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Im reading some of these negative comments about Beyonce and all I feel from them is hate for this women for whatever reason I dont know. Do not be mad because she is successful. Jealousy is so ugly!! Some of you all need to pray because envy can hinder the blessings ahead.

Aiych
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You seem like you’re projecting. Who is “hating”?? People can express an unfavorable opinion about a celebrity without it coming from a place of envy.

Colalover
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Look, when someone just attacks someone they don’t know, who has never done any harm to them, then THEY are the ones who are projecting. Be honest and call it jealousy, because it is. Unhealthy expressions of unprovoked hatred is projecting and says a great deal about you. Everyone gets jealous sometimes.

Barbara
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SYAD, UGH, I am sooooo sick and tired of women, black women, especially being accused of being bitter/jealous/angry/hateful/nazis all for daring to have a differing opinion. Grow the hell up.

Colalover
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Hahaha face it, women DO tend to get jealous of each other, no matter the color. Women are generally wired this way. It has something to do with our primative instincts I suppose? I am not sure it’s a black female thing.

Just like men tend to be competitive in sports. The more insecure, impressionable and immature a women is, the worse the insults get towards other women. Hey I’m jealous too sometimes…maybe once a year. We are only human. But some of these trolls get out of hand like they want to kill a sista. Geez…smh

Colalover
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And it’s not just Beyonce the trolls hate, it’s also various other celebs they can’t stand and insult. I don’t worship or idolize any celeb, but you can bet on seeing the trolls come out whenever there is an exceptionally beautiful celeb goong natural.. I just wonder what will happen when Gabby Union does the big chop?

Unque43
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Who cares women cut their hair everyday. She does it and its national news geez whiz

pw
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I’m enjoying the conversations-all of them. BUT Could we PLEASE post responses WITHOUT pictures! Too much to download. Thanks ladies! 🙂

Reanna
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Don’t understand why people are demanding that they see Beyonce’s real hair before she cut it. At the end of the day she doesn’t owe anybody anything. It’s her life and what she chose to share with us is her business. Even though she is a public figure we must remember that she is a person and should be respected as such. I like the pixie cut and seeing that she is happy with it I’m glad for her.

Anna
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I’m not sure why this story is on this site, unless this is the entertainment page or something. Beyonce didn’t get a big chop, she got a hair cut.

Summergirl
Guest

Why does Beyoncé have a colorist? I thought she used L’Oreal.

Cherry
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LoL

D.K.
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Ya’ll need to remember she’s a global icon-and I mean global. Every girl and woman, like it or not, is aware and watching her (the boys and men too). Of course she needs to explain herself; she put herself in the public eye to be seen and heard! That said, being such an influential black woman automatically means that she gets a story on a black women’s hair site such as this one, even if she’s not natural, because you know what? She’s a black woman making a statement, and that statement might lead to an even bigger one in… Read more »
Golden78
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And the TRUTH is, it’s her hair to do with whatever she pleases! Just like that of my own and that which you have. The TRUTH is I get no satisfaction in making hurtful accusations about people I do, or do not know. So no, nothing that some random person on a kinky, coily, curly hair soap box can say can ever make me uncomfortable, but thanks for the thought 😉 I just want women to encourage and support one another, not attempt to rip each other to pieces! Since we are spewing facts.… I can only assume that at… Read more »
Tammy
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Thank you, thank you and THANK YOU!

alice
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I think its a cute cut and a bold statement but I will wait and see what she does next.

I really wish we wouldnt use the term “Natural Nazis”.…Nazi is such a negative and hurtful term. Natural fanatic would be better. But nazis, they killed millions of people. How does one having a strong opinion on hair make them a Nazi??? And why is it only geared towards natural haired women???

Golden78
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Alice you are correct, and I apologize if my use of the term hair nazi was hurtful or insulting to anyone, that truly wasn’t my intention.

TB
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Everyone on here screaming that her hair is not in a natural state, how do you know? Her hair could just be flat ironed. The color is not natural sure, but the putting her down needs to stop. She’s famous and what famous people do gets publicized. So stop getting your collective panties in a bunch because this site covered the story. Part of the life of a celeb is what they look like. It’s their brand whether we are talking about their hair, their clothes, their tattoos or what have you. Quit being crabs in a barrel and dogging… Read more »
Song
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I get that this is ‘news’, but I do not get why it must be news on THIS site. Her hair may or may not be natural -but we have no particular reason to think that it is, so therefore why is she relevant to a natural hair blog? I understand posts about Yaya and the like…

Maybe they should just change the name of this blog, that would clear things up. Black Girl Any Kinda Hair

Ibilola
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Okay.. But the site isn’t called “Black Girl Natural Hair” either…

Iva
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Well, it’s called “Black Girl LONG Hair” and that is definitely not long. But I do get your point. I honestly think this was posted for hits. Shrug. It worked.

Okay
Guest

But isn’t it more towards natural hair than it is for straight?

Eva
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True. They should start posting more on ladies with relaxed hair and weaves then. Is that your point?

OH really?
Guest

Ruh oh, someone should hurry up and alert the admins that they’ve been disproportionately showcasing natural hair for years then.

Ibilola
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Lol, ok. All I’m saying is this is a hair blog at the end of the day.
I don’t see why it’s a big deal that they made a post about Beyonce’s hair. How many other great posts about hair are on this blog? So many.
Hair is hair is hair. If you don’t like the Beyonce link, don’t click it, that’s all.

candy
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It’s just kind of interesting to me that her hair stylist mentions cutting her real hair, and her colorist mentions her extensions.

Linda
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All this new haircut thing is good for Beyonce and the reason behind doesn’t really matter. But what I find a little bit strange is that those celebs hairstylists who are suppose to take care of her hair couldn’t even do it right and on top of it her mother knows a good bit about hair as well. In some pics Beyonce’s hair is so damaged that you ask yourself if s had her done by the nxt door girl who knows nothing about hair. Besides why do these stylists had to explain anything about the cut? They should have… Read more »
charlene
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I have very long natural ‘diana ross style!!’ hair and do not find it unrealistic to get on with my ‘everyday’ tasks and maintain my hair. I do not believe that her new hairstyle is more realistic and natural.…..to who? We all knew that she emphasized her hair for her shows with extensions but why cut it all off? What was wrong with maintaining her natural hair everyday? OK, so she wanted a change.….good for her but don’t use that and say that it it is more natural and realistic as it isn’t. That statement there in itself is giving… Read more »
SB
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Honestly I’m ready for this topic to be over. I’m kind of annoyed that this piece of “news” is on every natural hair site.…um okay!

dirtychai
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I think her hair cut is cute and makes her look mature. I’m sure her neck muscles are very happy.

GoldenFro
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It always amazes me how many complaints accompany an article on Beyonce. You want to know why sites feature Beyonce so often? Because the numbers triple whenever she’s mentioned! For better or worse, she consistently elicits some reaction. What also amazes me is how women will shout Black Girls Rock/Girl Power, but apparently that only applies to some Black women. SMH.

Peary
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Beyonce is a Black woman pretending to be a white woman and a terrible example to Black girls/women everywhere.

kinkyroots
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Wait…im confused…how is she pretending to be white again? Lol

stephanieb
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lightening skin -check
blond hair ALL THE DARN TIME -check
There’s your proof 🙂

Believe me
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We really need to let the dark skin light skin go people. Beyonce is light skinned she don’t need to bleach her skin and if you were truly honest about the situation we all know some dark skinned people that lightened their skin too, so tell it all!!!!!! We always talk about in other people what we wish we had ourselves. Why can’t she be a successful black woman and if she had no hair we would still have something to say. That’s why we as a people will be outdone by others who come to this country with a… Read more »
kinkyroots
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Soo are black women like Mary J Blige, Tamar, or Nene Leakes trying to be white, ’cause they’ve been rockin the blonde for the longest. And as for the skin lightening, idk if I fully believe that rumor ’cause many factors come into play. Bey has had a light brown complexion all her life, mostly due to her mother being extremely fair-skinned. Also, with her traveling all over the world and experiencing different climates that can also effect her skin color. I can use myself as an example. When I left the hot Miami sun, and headed north for college… Read more »
Tamara
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I love love love this look on B!! I am so glad that she is embracing her real beautiful hair, natural or not. Who knows, maybe she will go chemical free in the future. Still this is a big, bold and beautiful step forward for her.

May May
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Maybe this big shop has something to do with her hair getting caught in a fan at her Montreal show a few weeks ago? Just sayin’…

RC
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Methinks we’ll see her back in a weave within the next 2 mos. Camel likes his hump sportin’ weaves — he even said so on one of his tracks. And isn’t she still out on tour? Half of Bey’s dance moves are her stomping around & flipping her hair. So she’ll need to slap on a wig before her next show. Or hire a new choreographer. Good point, Candy — it WAS interesting that her ‘stylist’ claimed Bey’s always had such long, healthy hair, yet her ‘colorist’ (& my hairdresser colors, cuts, styles, the whole 9. But then I’m just… Read more »
dessie
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Your comments are SPOT on — well put:)

Barbara
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Stomping around and flipping hair.” ——-ROTFL

lala
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Camel likes his hump sportin’ weaves « LMAOOOOOOOOOO

annnsow
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lol this flawless comment.

Nancy
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& the weave is back! Shorter but it’s back.

Sophie
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Hmmmm. I guess.

Atiya
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Folks need to leave Bey alone. I am not a fan of hers but so what she cut her hair? Alot of us have done that too. Who cares why? Hopefully she feels empowered by her courage to cut most of it off. Hopefully she feels just as much a woman with or without all that hair. That is what these sites were created for… for us to be confident with what we have. So what she jumped on board a little late… Stop empowering yourselves by de-powering and hating on her. smh…

Amma Mama
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She didn’t want to hide behind her hair in real life. I’m so happy because the extensions give women the wrong expectation of what their hair should look like — it’s great for onstage, but everyday women shouldn’t have or want to have five pounds of hair on their head, This hair is more natural, more realistic.” — So true, hiding who you are is never a good thing.

'Quel
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Um, please do not lie and act like this girl had tons of her OWN hair growin out her damn head. If she wanted to set a realistic expectation of hair, then yeah, wear your own hair, Bey’. I mean, why chop it all off?? Could it be because it was so damaged and thin from them 5lbs of weave in yo head? Or from all that color? Dude, Beyonce is the fakest of the fake. Not wearin a lace front wig or extensions etc. will not change that fact. On to some actual news please…
Believe me
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Please y’all Beyonce has hair this will stop everyone from talking look at her hair when she was a child the girl got HAIR.

Her mother had long hair and she is of black French decent.

For the record black girls even though with coarse hair when you straighten it it is extremely long.

Check your facts weaves and hair pieces were used in old Hollywood even White Actresses.

So stop.

Peary
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Wait…did you just imply that she has hair because she is mixed with French?

You don’t belong on this site.

Believe me
Guest

No what i stated was she had hair.
No the fact that she has French ancestry in creole Lin my encounters have very long hair.

But ccertainly I have relatives my sister has long hair and I am black and when our hair us pressed people think we have weaves.

So my point is Its only hair and if you want to add more length or volume whatever and you want a weave so what.

You don’t need to be on a site if you can’t be respectful of other opinions.

stephanieb
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You took the words right out of my mouth ‘Quel!! LMBO!!!!

Blink
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Hair is a personal choice, like choosing our makeup. Although it is expensive to maintain short to long true African American hair, we need to keep the money in America and not in China.
[img]http://blackgirllonghair.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2013080195121718.jpg[/img]

Ajah
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It’s funny to me how women sit and bash other women. It’s disgusting! Wether her hair is natural , relaxed , weave or wig does it really matter ? Just because your ” natural ” means your better then everybody now? Last time I checked we are all GROWN women . Please act like it !

Shahidah
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le f’ing sigh!!! At the end of the day we will find any reason to hate one another. I always say one thing white people can ALWAYS depend on is our distrust, envy, hatred, and lack of loyalty to us. Here I thought many of us who have cut our hair at life changing points in our life, natural or not, to start all over would understand her a bit but of course not…its all about analyzing every syllable, verb, noun to change the meaning to what we want it to mean and for whatever reason its ALWAYS negative. le… Read more »
Zuri
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I think its Cute 🙂

cocokitten
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Kinda funny how this is one of few…very few photos on someone wit relaxed hair and ppl take offence an want it taken off.Im relaxed and dont want to go natural an enjoy coming to this site. it does say Black Girl with Long Hair…even if its not long…its still hair. Why SOME ppl with natural hair think that they should continue to segregate themselves under the guise of ‘oh, the whole WORLD hates my hair an the one place I go to get some peace & love my hair has a relaxed chick on it? Im already fed up,… Read more »
Maia
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I like the cut. Hope she keeps it this way for a while.

Clara
Guest

I knew I was gonna enjoy reading the comments LOL!!

Newisky
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I thought i would learn something from this blog but the focus on celebrities and the annoying & judgemental comments from the subscribers is pathetic. And on that note i shall hit unsubscribe button

Nicole D
Guest

I just wanted to say that Beyonce’s texture is just like mine and yours.
[img]http://blackgirllonghair.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/beyoncewithkinkyhair.jpg[/img]

stephanieb
Guest

You can tell here too just how much she has lightened her skin too!!

Jasmine
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I don’t think she lightens her skin. Saw a baby pic of her and she was hella light, with barely any brown to her skin. There are light skinned people who tan or use bronzers. Also, photoshop and lighting may play a role.

Jasmine
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Nicole D
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Oh yea, and Beyonce has never ever mentioned her hair or the texture of it anywhere. She knew she wore a weave. We all knew-well maybe not white people-she wore a weave. But this whole mess with her hair started with us. We have issues with our texture. Some of us are learning how to love and take care of it, and some of us are still in the “I don’t think my hair will look like that if I go natural thing.” But we are the ones faulting Beyonce for not being real. She never said she was real.… Read more »
taylor
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beyonce is rocking that hair.i wonder is that her real hair?yep i think so!

On
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I’m glad she let go of all that extra hair. As a mom of a very young child I’m sure that it was getting to be a bit much dealing with all that hair on her head PLUS her schedule & family. All I’d like to know is if her BC was made to help with the health of her hair like her stylist says, why is her hair dyed and seemingly permed?

Blink
Guest

Everyone likes to change it up every now and then. She can afford to wear her for whatever mood she’s in. Short blonde hair today, long red/blue hair tomorrow.
Dissociation or splitting personalities is another story.

Blink
Guest

Oops! wear her hair

Blink
Guest

I knew it! She’s feeling lonely so now there’s a long extension in the front today. The whole short cut is probably a wig, now with extensions. Girl do your thang. You’re still beautiful no matter what else is going on.

Danielle
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I think she got tired of her younger sister getting attention lol. I’ll be more impressed with Beyonce when she ditches the relaxer, and maybe the blonde hair too. Glad she took the weave out though. I wondered if she wore that stuff in her personal life too, like has jay ever seen her hair, you know. she’ll be saving a lot of time to spend with her baby by not having to do her hair so much.

Hiba
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Have you ever considered ainddg more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I’m more of a visual learner,I found that to be more helpful well let me know how it turns out! I love what you guys are always up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the great works guys I’ve added you guys to my blogroll. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information.. I will visit your blog regularly for… Read more »
Nancy
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& look, that lasted a half day, she is in a bob today. All this foolishness about liberating & unrealistic expectations! Couldn’t live a week without the crutch?…What annoys me is that no one sees past It’s ridiculous.

Maria V.
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I can’t be mad at the fact that Beyonce rocked a longer wig right after she cut her hair. A few years ago when I cut my hair I loved it for all of 2 seconds before I started regretting it.

Beyonce’s whole persona is based on her hair so I would imagine that she’s struggling a bit right now. That’s normal! She’s beautiful both ways, so whatever she chooses GOOD FOR HER!

Salister
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Beyoncé cut her hair because it got caught in a fan on stage and they had to cut her hair out that fan. She never would had cut her hair for on other reason.

kinkyroots
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Sooo you really think the hair they cut was her natural hair?? Lol, the hair they cut was off the wig she wears for every show. And ma’am its Beyonce she can afford a fresh new blonde wig if she wanted to. She cut her hair simply because she wanted to. A new look. Change.

Fairy
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The hair that got caught in the fan was a WIG!!! I doubt it had anything to do with her cutting her hair. Plus who’s to say her natural hair was long to begin with? I believe that short cut is a wig just like the so called natural short hair Rihanna is rocking. Sooner or later Beyonce was gonna throw the long Malaysian weave back in. Hell her weave is half her performance. She can’t be on stage with flipping that dry crusty blonde wig every witchaway!!!

Ki
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It was breaking off from the platinum blonde, straightening, and constant weaving. My guess is she cut it out of necessity, but it’s cute and gives a better message to young girls.

maralondon
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There was a photographic book out about 10 or so years ago featuring celebs in their natural state. Beyoncé had her portrait featured sans make up and natural hair. That was the freshest most natural image I have ever seen(except as a child)of her. Her hair was a mass of ringlets which framed her face nicely. I wish I knew the name of the book. I see this move as a positive one as I’ve come across too many black females doning hair weaves/wigs and wearing make up 10 shades lighter than their own complexions in order to look like… Read more »
Believe me
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Why is it so hard to admit Beyonce is attractive with or without makeup and she has a lot of hair ad a child so AGAIN the girl got a lot of hair, just look at her pictures when she was 9 she got hair. I will admit she has extensions to enhance her style Judy like when people buy hair for braiding. So what abd she is naturally fair that is also evident as a child. I don’t see no one on this site taking about Alicia Keys while very attractive has very short hair and Halle Berry has… Read more »
Blink
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Which hair style or texture is more accepted in the social world today? It has an impact on all areas and aspects of our lives. Being accepted by the right crowd or making a good impression for the right guy are some examples. It’s a problem when we loose our identity, for example being black and looking white. Seeking therapy may help but can’t change the expectations of the mind and the image we see daily in magazines.

Luce
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Probable reason for this hair cut: post partum shedding.

Air Curler
Guest

Beyonce’s latest style does seem to be generating a good bit of attention. Thanks for the post.

Sade
Guest

I’m a little confused. She doesn’t want to hide behind her hair anymore, but the week after she cut it, she put weave in it again???

Believe Me
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When will we as “Sisters” stop attacking and assuming the worst of other’s choices. If Beyoncé wants to chop, go bald, or choose a weave, so what! It’s America and it’s her choice. Everyone has there own insecurity blanket in some way shape of form, whether it’s intellect, shyness, to be liked, it’s something. Also, I am so tired of people taking about weaves as if it is a bad thing, or wigs; both have been around way before Beyoncé. White actresses on the current tv shows and in the old shows, were extensions, those of us of a certain… Read more »
Blink
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Celebrities are public figures and they put it all out there, so we have a right to express our opinions via negative or positive. That’s how PUBLICITY works, thru us the public. Hair, religion and politics are very personal touchy subjects.

Lizzie
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Its funny how many of you hold the oppinnion that she had to be wearing a weave. Its also interesting to note how many of you see black women like yourselves with long hair and automatically think “weave”. Well I’m here to tell you that black women rock long hair too. And yes our hair can grow. And yes more than shoulder length. Up untill my mom was 13 her hair was approx. 16–18 inches long. It was when she started using chemicals on her hair that it started to damamge. My cousins as well. Although at times they wear… Read more »
Believe me
Guest

I am so glad you confirmed what I have been saying all along.

Everyone with long hair does not have to have a wig and if they use extensions it’s to creative a style.

You are exactly right we accept it if they are white because we assume its their hair and its never questioned.

Glad you made such a good point.

Joy
Guest

I wonder why people keep on judging others in wat they do especially black female with hair issues about weave or being natural, if beyonce feels like she needs a new look then its fine and a gud thing for her either it weave or not, its no ones business, as long as she feels gud with it,

Blink
Guest

I agree, but the stylist shouldn’t have presented misguided us into thinking it was going to be a permanent thing, and how shocking it was to her. We do what we gotta do to make us happy and if it’s buying hair or being natural for a day so be it. She shouldn’t fake the lines to make it, a big deal.

Pluheze
Guest

Would it have made a difference? Misguided? It’s her hair! She can wear weave right? It’s a protective style.

jazzy
Guest

Paaaaaaleeeeeeeeez come to south africa with your weave or no weave we love you all togther #pretty B.

Blink
Guest

Do whatever you like.

LoveHer
Guest

I love that she had the guts to do it!

Kelly
Guest

Lol a week later it was back in, black men constantly running off to be with natural (non black women). Wear weave if you want non blacks do it. Why is it a crucifixion if black women do it?

susie
Guest

because it shows how much have sold our culture to non black people… Simple as that. We call it “protective style” just to hide some embarrassment but no one has the guts to admit it. My grandmother, even my mother, didnt need protective style back in the days, or they would braid their hair. We are failing in building our identity and it’s important (and brave) that Bey, who is a true icon, did this. It will show the way to all the little black girls ashamed of their nature because of standards some arsehole created.….

angela
Guest

Do what makes you happy. Die your hair orange. And gold. as long as YOU r happy. THAT’S WHAT COUNTS

Veronikka
Guest

Glad my own hair is long, thick, wavy and beautiful.

shock inglyfrank
Guest

Who asked you about your hair tho?

Tiff
Guest

Not sure why this was voted down. Why can’t she be happy with herself?

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Chocolatecurls
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Anyways… do what makes you happy and shut up about it…peace

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Uli
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They are lying their asses off lmao.They no damn well Beyonce did not cut her hair!!!

Nicole D
Guest

Too bad she slapped a weave on it like three days later. Poor girl.

Ritalita
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THANK YOU!! They released a statement explaining how uncomfortable she was with the hair 48 hours after she cut it…this article is giving her too much credit.

Victoria
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Zaza
Guest

Forgive me if I’m wrong but the Beyoncé we see was pretty much always weaved/wigged up no? I wasn’t aware that we have really seen her real hair as she has put the wigs straight back on again. I’m confused :s

Tanell L.
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Ready to make a statement? Tired of hiding behind hair? Um I only saw this short cut for like a week (max) then it was back to weave.

I mean do w.e you like, but you don’t need to make up an inspiring story for every reason you make.

debs
Guest

She had great, thick long hair, which she cut off because she’s ready to make a statement.’ Beyonce had long thick hair??? in what world? Beyonce’s natural hair was just about shoulder length and its fine hair… not as if there’s anything wrong with that, i have fine hair too. but whats it with all the BS?
[img]http://blackgirllonghair.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BeyonceRealHair2.jpg[/img]

tahila
Guest

Lies thats a damn lace wig

Yannick St-Gérard
Guest

I would like to see her natural curl pattern and hair color

Cosita
Guest

So you are telling me She had great long thick hair she cut off to make a “statement” yet but in a weave 10 seconds later. GTFOH. That mess was cut for being fried dyed laid to the side.

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