Beyonce is the latest star to try out the ever-popular 'pixie' look, as the singer has chopped off her once flowing locks in favour of a much easier to handle look. The star uploaded a trio of images showing off her new look to her Instagram page yesterday (8 August) and since then it has been awash with comments from fans and onlookers, with some praising the new look as a revelation, whilst other think it is a major fashion misstep.

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Beyonce showed off her new look on Instagram this week

The 'Crazy In Love' pop diva debuted the look on her Instagram, posting three un-captioned images of herself, but what is it about this new look that means so much? Usually when a star chops off their locks, it is done in a bid to reinvent themselves and cast off a previous image - ala Rihanna and Emma Watson - so is this new look a nod in the direction of her alter ego Sasha Fierce, or is this a new persona emerging from Bey? Maybe it has nothing to do with a statement at all, and after her near miss with an electric fan during a recent Toronto show, perhaps Bey just fancied something different when se last visited her hairdresser.

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Do you think the new look is a good one?

Whilst her fans are in disagreement over the hair, one person who is wholeheartedly opposed to the new look is her stylist Kim Kimble, who feels a little betrayed by the new look. The stylist recently told People; "I got a little teary eyed! '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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Or is it a fashion faux-pas?

Beyonce of course isn't the first major star to chop off her locks in favour of the more boyish look, as the singer has joined a rather elite group of star who have pulled off the risque look. Audrey Hepburn is still probably to most famous star to rock the pixie look, with Mia Farrow, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams among some of the many other stars to successfully work the look.

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Bey with her more familiar locks of hair