Beyonce’s Haircut Joins An Honored Tradition Of Shocking Celeb Chop Jobs

OK, so today isn’t the first time we’ve seen Beyonce with short hair. Doesn’t anyone remember Cadillac Records? (Us neither.) Anyway, making headlines with a drastic crop is one of the oldest tricks in the book, and one that’s still guaranteed to make us take notice.

Here is a chronological account of the most headline-worthy celeb cuts:

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  • Sigourney Weaver

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  • James Hetfield

  • Demi Moore

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

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  • Keri Russell

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  • Natalie Portman

  • Britney Spears

  • Carey Mulligan

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  • Katie Holmes

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  • Solange

  • Ginnifer Goodwin

  • Michelle Williams

  • Janet Jackson

  • Hayden Panettiere

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  • Emma Watson

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  • Ashlee Simpson

  • Justin Bieber

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  • Evan Rachel Wood

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  • Vanessa Hudgens

  • Robert Pattinson

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  • Rihanna

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  • Cynthia Nixon

  • Willow Smith

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  • Anne Hathaway

  • Charlize Theron

  • Miley Cyrus

  • Kellie Pickler

  • Lena Dunham

  • Tia Mowry

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  • Jessie J

  • Beyonce

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From Justin Bieber to Robert Pattinson, Keri Russell to Miley Cyrus, James Hetfield to Rihanna, celebs certainly love to blow our minds with their new ’dos. Sometimes it’s for a role, like Charlize Theron’s, Cynthia Nixon’s and Natalie Portman’s bald looks. Sometimes, like in the case of Emma Watson, it’s a stylish symbol of a new era in their lives. Sometimes — ahem, Britney Spears — it’s a sign of disaster to come.

As a short-hair girl myself, I’m usually a fan of these scissor statements, but how about you?

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