Beyonce’s Hairstylist Confirms She Really Cut Her Hair Off: “She Was Feeling Empowered!”
It’s official! Beyonce may have once rocked fake wigs and weaves, but her latest pixie cut is the real deal. The 31-year-old singer made headlines last week when she debuted a blond pixie cut on Instagram, a far departure from her long wild mane. And while many wondered if the new do was really just a lace-front wig, colorist Rita Hazan revealed the authenticity of Beyonce’s bold new style.
“I was shocked,” Hazan told Us Weekly. “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. [Dyeing] it took some time to do—like four hours—because we wanted to keep her natural color at the root so it would grow out well. We made it a champagne blonde—it’s very old Hollywood, like a Marilyn Monroe blonde.”
Despite her initial surprise, Hazan hopes the new look will help woman embrace their natural hair. “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,” she tells Us. “This hair is more natural, more realistic. This shade shows women of every color that they can wear this shade. Just make sure that it’s healthy—healthy hair will keep the color longer. My personal thought is that every woman can be blonde as long as it’s the right shade of blonde for your skin color. And Beyonce pulls it off!”
- “First, I took Beyonce back to her natural color, so in a sense we were starting fresh.”
- “Then I highlighted her strands one small area at a time. I was very precise in how I placed the highlights and wanted the color to be soft and sexy.”
- “I chose to highlight her hair with champagne and summer blonde tones. By strategically highlighting her whole head in very tiny sections, we achieved the perfect look.”
Another person who thinks King Bey nails her new look is her Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland.”Beyonce can have a STRAND of hair on her head,” Kelly told TMZ, “and still be fine.”
Press play on the video below to find out what else she had to say. Are you into Beyonce’s short cut?