Alicia Keys’ new ‘do is all the inspiration you need to go shorter

Alicia Keys' new bob

It’s official: Short hair isn’t going anywhere!

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / July 23 2018

Umm, have you seen Alicia Keys’ new hair?! It’s serious short hair goals and it’s about to give you all the inspiration you need to head to the hairdresser and finally get the cut you’ve umm’d and ahh’d over for ages.

The singer recently posted a stunning snap on Instagram, showing off a new ear-grazing, asymmetrical ‘do - and we (along with 385,000+ others) are utterly OBSESSED. She left us hanging with no caption or context – just an enviable new hairstyle that’s giving us some major short hair inspo.

Check it out below.

Unlike so many short hair cuts we’ve seen lately that favour a safe jawline-length, Alicia’s new hair is actually super short and we are loving the daring length. And did you notice she’s also sporting a bold red hue? This is one total bombshell hair transformation and she looks SO damn cool.

And fans were quick to give their tick of approval. One wrote, “I dunno what’s going on here, but I’m SUCH a fan.” While another wrote, “So fierce and elegant.” 

While the star is known for rocking her signature long braids or natural texture, her new cut and colour are a bold combo and completely different from anything we’ve ever seen from her – she almost looks unrecognsiable! 

Yet, she pulls this new short hair look off effortlessly - the style is sleek, edgy and fresh, and it simply just works. The short cut frames her face and the deep part accentuates those to-die-for cheekbones.

Given Alicia has naturally curly hair, we are super curious to know how high-maintenance this short cut will be, but can’t wait to see the many ways she chooses to style it. #shorthairinspo coming soon!

If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and trying a bob hairstyle, check out four things to consider before getting a bob and these must-read tips for styling a shorter ‘do.

What do you think of Alicia’s short hair? Would you copy this hairstyle? Let us know in the comment section below.

Main image credit: Getty

Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.