Beyonce has debuted a new haircut -- gone are her long, wavy tresses, replaced by a short, pixie cut.
Queen Bey, who kept her dyed blonde hair color, posted three pictures of her new 'do, parted on the side, on her Instagram page (check out all of them here), drawing more than 326,000 "likes" for one.
This marks the shortest haircut the 31-year-old pop star has ever been seen in publicly.
UPDATE: Beyonce's colorist, Rita Hazan, told USA Today that the singer had her hair cut on Tuesday and dyed on Wednesday, adding: "Her hair was long and went down her back. She'd been thinking about it for a while and she wanted to go for it and cut it. It was a moment that she had."
Beyonce's stylist, Kim Kimble, told People magazine she had planned to give her a "retro '50s-type" of hairstyle and that she got "a little teary-eyed" after seeing her client's Instagram photos.
"She had great, thick long hair, which she cut off because she's ready to make a statement," she said. "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."
The singer posted the photos two days after performing in New York City as part of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. She is currently on a break and is set to resume touring on Aug. 17, when she heads over to the United Kingdom for two concerts. The tour is set to end in late December.
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