Beyoncé's Platinum Blonde Hair Just Got So Much Better

She has choppy, face-framing layers now.

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After what felt like forever without some good Beyoncé content, we are being absolutely spoiled. First, the superstar made the choice to go bleach blonde, premiering long platinum strands at her RENAISSANCE movie premiere in November. Now, she's changing things up even further with a face-framing cut.

On Thursday, December 7, the 42-year-old shared a series of photos on Instagram showing off the new chop. Significantly shorter than her hair has been (in our first sighting of bleach blonde Beyoncé, her locks reached well past her waist), the big draw of the new cut is its heavy face framing layers. The shortest layer extends just past the Grammy winner's cheekbone, with the longest falling well past her shoulders. Styled sleek and straight, each and every expert snip was visible in the photos—this cut looks fresh.

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"You better layer that hair cousin," commented wig artist Alonzo Arnold on the "ALIEN SUPERSTAR" singer's Instagram post. "And a little dark roots to shut them up," added cosmetologist Janel Sealy, referencing the star's perfectly blended, minimalist shadow root.

Although her hair has been the center of attention the past few days (how could it not be?), the Dreamgirls star's makeup deserves its moment in the spotlight, too. Her face beat features airbrushed skin, a peachy brown lip, and a touch of glitter in the eyeshadow.

Bookmark this page, because this hair and makeup is perfect for every and any holiday party this month.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.