Larry Busacca/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Photos Of Beyonce's Mom Haircut Will Have You Grabbing For The Scissors Yourself

Ad failed to load

There’s no better time than the start of a new year to refresh your look. It can give you a sense of renewal and a boost of confidence, which are both ideal things to have on your side while chasing your resolutions. So when photos of Beyoncé's mom haircut hit the internet yesterday, it felt like a sign from the hair gods saying, “Queen Bey went for the lob for 2018, and you should too.” Or at the very least, “Queen Bey knows the power of a new look, so get on yours stat."

Indeed, the photos, which first appeared on Beyoncé's personal website, show the artist looking more fierce and confident than ever which, for Beyoncé, is saying a lot. The post is entitled “CHICHI GET THE LLELLO PART 2”, and features images of Beyoncé rocking a chin-length crop and vintage looking sunnies. Some of the snaps were taken in Miami, where Bey and Jay-Z went yachting with the fam (Blue Ivy makes an appearance in one of these shots), and others were taken backstage at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The photos all have a retro tinge to them, and feature an impeccably dressed Bey (my dream Gucci bag makes repeat appearances.)

Ad failed to load

But back to the haircut. As I mentioned, it’s a chin-length bob with no noticeable layers and a curly, full texture. It frames Beyoncé’s face perfectly, as do the honey highlights painted on some of the front strands. It’s a dramatic departure from hairstyles in recent photos Beyoncé has posted to her Instagram as of late, in which her hair is pulled back into a super long and sleek ponytail, or piled on top of her hair in a gorgeous messy bun. If you’re thinking that this bob looks familiar on Beyoncé, you’re right; in 2014 the singer went for a similar cut after wrapping her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

Ad failed to load

I’ve been debating cutting my long hair to just below my jawline and I must say, this makes the case for the lob. Granted, I’m not Beyoncé, who looks good with literally any style, but still. I have wavy/curly hair (it corkscrews underneath and looks mermaid-y on top) and have always been hesitant about cutting my hair too short in fear that it wouldn’t lay right, but Beyoncé has put all of my worries to rest.

The internet has been quick to point out that others, however, might not be so excited about the cut, namely Bey’s mom, Tina Knowles. Although she hasn’t said anything about her daughter’s new look directly, she posted a photo to her Instagram account earlier this month of Beyoncé sporting a super long and straight ponytail. The caption read, “INCHES!!!! So happy my baby’s hair grew back !! She is going to get me,” which seemingly indicates that Tina is a big fan of Bey with long locks.

Ad failed to load

Regardless, we’re sure that Tina, aka the most supportive mom ever, doesn’t really care too much either way. Both Beyoncé and Solange have rocked every hairstyle known to mankind, from bleach blonde pixie cuts to long cascading curls over the courses of their careers.

Plus, as we’ve mentioned before, it seems that buttery lobs are the style of the season, with Selena Gomez and Katy Perry both having recently stepped out in variations of the look.

Ad failed to load

Considering Beyoncé is known for serving new style after new style, this cut might not even last that long. Maybe she’ll return to the infamous pixie that she briefly sported in 2013, or maybe she’ll do something so unexpected that it will break the internet. Because if anyone’s hair has the power to cause a site to crash, it’s Beyoncé's.

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here & Your World Is About To Be Filled With Sunshine

If you've had enough of the sleepy and heavy feeling associated with Taurus season, prepare yourself for a replenishing rush of fresh energy. As of May 20, the sun has officially moved into Gemini, and the weight on your shoulders will finally start …
By Roya Backlund

13 Must-Have Experiences You Should Buy In Your 20s, Instead Of A New Couch

Life is one big experience. When you hit your 20s, though, you start getting pulled in the direction of your responsibilities. It isn't totally a bad thing, but you don't want to get so wrapped into adulting that you forget life's zest. Amazing exper…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

I Tried Kim Kardashian's Weird Beauty Obsession & I Can't Stop Taking Selfies

You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but …
By Stephanie Montes

Where You Should Vacation This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Summer is so much more than just sweating in 90 degree weather and enjoying a long, lazy break from school (if you're lucky enough to still be in school). It's a time for making exciting new plans, falling madly and hopelessly in love, opening your m…
By Roya Backlund

Wander or Bust: The Amalfi Coast May Just Be The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever See

Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They'll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink, a…
By Kaylin Pound

6 Brutally Honest Phases Of Life After A Breakup, Because You Will Survive 

If you've ever been through a bad breakup, you know that the struggle is real. For the weeks (or possibly months, if it was a really bad one) that follow, life can be rough, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Don't believe me? Just l…
By Rachel Shatto

Here's How You Can Find Out What Your Aura Color Is

Do you remember that movie Almost Famous? More specifically, the scene where William is trying to have a phone call with his mom, but a clairvoyant Band-Aid keeps shouting "Your aura is purple!" in his face? Well, that was the first time I had ever h…
By Roya Backlund

9 Women In Their 20s Reflect On The Advice They Wish They Had At Graduation

Graduating college can feel seriously scary. You've spent your entire life in school, working and preparing for the moment you enter the real world, but what happens when you get there? What if things don't go totally according to plan? You may have …
By Brittney Morgan

3 Early Signs You Are Going To Have Undeniable Chemistry With Your Crush

I don't know if there's anything better than the excitement of having a new crush — especially when that feeling's reciprocated. The butterflies that rush through your stomach as soon as they enter a room. The electricity that zips through your veins…
By Genevieve Wheeler

A Dentist Reveals The Best Times To Brush Your Teeth & It's Actually So Surprising

Do you brush your teeth twice a day? If you do, you're already way ahead of me, since I usually forget about brushing my teeth before bed at least three out of seven days of the week. I'm so bad about remembering to brush my teeth before bed, that I'…
By Caroline Burke

Emoji Pool Floats Are Here To Match Every Mood You’re In This Summer

Searching for the perfect poolside accessory to lounge around in this summer? This year’s hottest warm weather water trend isn’t a big floppy hat or designer sunglasses — it’s an emoji pool float. That’s right: Your favorite little digital expression…
By Rachel Murphy

Here's How Your Mood & Your Favorite Music Are Secretly Connected, According To Science

If you're someone who's likely to be found with ear buds in her ears at all times, you might not realize just how often you listen to music, or the ways in which it's really affecting you. From your morning commute to the tunes you blast while you co…
By Caroline Burke

This Is How Long It Takes For A Partner To Really Trust You, According To Experts

Trust is easily one of the most important parts of a healthy relationship, but typically, it's not something that's fully there from the start because it takes some time to build. How long it takes for a partner to trust you is a question that doesn'…
By Tayi Sanusi

7 Things You Forgot To Thank Your High School Friends For & Should ASAP

Friends are a dime a dozen, but a solid, genuine group of girlfriends can be difficult to come by. When you find your tribe, you need to stick with them until the end. For some lucky people, your high school friends have been your besties since day o…
By Rachel Chapman

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week, So Bask In The Glory

It's officially the second week of May, and the warmth of spring has finally arrived. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the bright weather is allowing everyone to finally break out their favorite pair of shorts. If you think the gorgeou…
By Roya Backlund

7 Men Reveal What Attracted Them To Their Last Crush & They'll Make You Swoon

He reminded me of Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl. That's legitimately what I found appealing about my most recent crush. Sorry, but it doesn't get any deeper than that. In other instances though, when I'm not trying to live out my lustful, adolescen…
By Sydnee Lyons

A Relationship Expert Reveals His Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide

"Long-distance relationships are extremely relaxing and easy to navigate," said no one in a long-distance relationship ever. Whether you are bicoastal babes or a quick two-hour train ride apart, distance makes the heart grow fonder, but it also makes…
By Kimmy Foskett

How To Start Reading Tarot When You Have No Clue Where To Begin

I've been practicing tarot almost daily as part of my self-care routine for years. My favorite part of the day is putting on a face mask, pouring myself a blushing mimosa or some coffee, busting out a few crystals, and sitting down to spend a little …
By Minerva Siegel

7 Questions You Should Be Able To Answer About Your Life By The Time You Hit 30

Nobody has all of the answers in life, but you're probably pretty proud of yourself for how far you've come. Somewhere along the way, some of us got the hang of adulting and began to appreciate the unexpected things that come with being 20-something.…
By Marisa Casciano