Beyonce Lops the Locks, Trends on Twitter

Beyonce has had the chop.

For the first time in recent memory, the pop superstar’s long tresses have been replaced with a shorter, blonder hairstyle. Bey shared her new Pixie look with a string of pictures on Instagram. Almost immediately her new do began trending on Twitter.

Perhaps her haircut was a "damage limitation" exercise. Late last month, Beyonce's hair got tangled in a fan during her Montreal show of The Mrs. Carter Show world tour.

She’s not the only female R&B artist to visit the hairdresser with an extreme plan in mind. Just days earlier, Rihanna ditched her blonde look in favor of boldy going grey.