Long hair has been part of Britney Spears‘s signature look for… well, a long time. Her thick, blonde, loose waves have reached her mid-back for years now. But it seemed the pop icon was ready to enter 2021 with a fresh, new look.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 16, Spears popped up on Instagram to share with followers that she cut her hair — and it’s way more than just a little trim.
“Cut my hair 💇🏼♀️ !!!! You know what they say …. out with the old …. in with the new !!!!!” she wrote in the caption of the first of three photos. “Now let us pray 😉💋🙂✨ !!!!”
It appears that Spears now has a layered, shoulder-length shag that gels so well with the cute, messy curtain bangs she’s been rocking for a while — the ones she says make her feel “protected.” The rest of her go-to look appears untouched: Her hair is still a light golden blonde shade, and the bold black eyeliner she’s known for wearing in nearly every photo is still surrounding her eyes.
Needless to say, fans are loving the chop. “THIS IS SO CHIC WOWW,” one fan exclaimed. “YESSSSSSSS love the hair and the new floral,” another wrote, referring to her adorable top. Yet another commenter echoed what many said, writing, “Oh my GOD IT LOOKS SO GOOD!!”
It’s been a while since Britney made a hair change this major — 15 months, to be exact. It was in September 2019 that she went brunette, but not for long. Only a month later, she was back to blonde. Luckily, if she misses her length as much as she missed her go-to color, she can snag some extensions. But like her fans on Instagran, we think she looks awesome with this new shoulder-grazing style.
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