Well, it looks like another celebrity has chopped off her long locks in favor of the pixie cut. The newest celeb (or should we say royal) to have made the chop is non other than Beyonce (a.k.a. Queen Bey) herself. We’re so used to seeing Beyonce flipping her hair around during her out of this world mega-performances that at first, we were a little sad to say goodbye to these locks:

Beyonce Knowles at Chime For Change Concert(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Gucci)

But alas, as one door closes another one opens as they say!

Beyonce looks AMAZE (read: amazing) with her new chopped do. But, let’s be real, if anyone can pull it off, she can! She shared her new look via Instagram, and needless to say she received all the lovin’ any one person could possibly get. How much love, exactly? About 60,000 likes in the first 15 minutes of posting. You can count us as number 60,001.

How many likes are there now? About 300,000 likes per picture. Girl sure has some devoted fans!

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But, why the cut? Some have speculated that it might have had something to do with her recent hair fiasco on stage. While the singer was performing, her hair actually ended up getting caught in a wind-blowing fan mid-lyric. Like a true diva, she did not stop and was able to get the situation under control (partly in thanks to her diligent bodyguards).

However, we doubt this slight blip on the radar had anything to do with it. If there’s anything we’ve learned about Beyonce, it’s that these menial things probably don’t phase her. She probably just wanted to change up her look and we applaud her for taking that bold step! (I know I couldn’t…)

Even though reports have been comparing her to Miley Cyrus, we don’t think she deserves the credit of being Beyonce’s inspiration. Scary. If anything, we think her blonde, short cut reminds us more of Etta James or even Emma Watson due to it’s more demure and subdued nature.

In any case, our final verdict? We love it. The color, the cut; It all compliments her. We’re excited to see whether this bold new do will influence her style in the coming months.

Would you consider getting a pixie cut like Beyonce?