While Taylor Swift‘s new haircut isn’t quite as short as the ubiquitous pixies that have taken over Hollywood lately, her new slightly-below-chin-length style is certainly the shortest we’ve ever seen on her.
In a Polaroid she recently Instagrammed, Taylor poses with singer Ellie Goulding while hanging out in London. She also tweeted the photo with the caption, "London, I could never thank you enough. See you next time! PS: short hair, don’t care. (!!!)"
We couldn’t help but notice the subtle similarity between her new look and that of another famous curly-haired star who recently passed, Shirley Temple. And as it turns out, earlier in the day she confided to her Twitter followers that while "sitting backstage at the O2 in London, [she was] thinking about what an impressive and extraordinary life Shirley Temple led. Thanks for the memories."
Whether or not her haircut was the result of nostalgia or just the need for something new, she made sure the occasion didn’t happen without her entire crew present. She posted an Instagram video (See below!) right before the big reveal that showed a room full of hair party people watching the major event. "This is how many people are watching me get a haircut right now," she said. "We don’t do anything without an audience, do we?"
UPDATE: Taylor’s new bestie, model Cara Delevingne, was there to document the action as well. She snapped a photo of the singer mid-chop and then regrammed a photo from Ellie Goulding of the three ladies posing post-haircut. Click through above to see how the whole thing went down!