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*The woman partially responsible for Beyonce’s new look spoke to Billboard about her role in the transformation.

Rita Hazan, colorist to music’s biggest names — among them: Katy Perry and Britney Spears — not only colored Bey’s pixie cut, but got to choose the color. “When I saw her cut, I knew the color had to be soft but powerful,” Hazan told Billboard. “She wanted to keep her natural color as a grown out look with roots to give it an edge. Thankfully, she allows me creative freedom, which is amazing for a colorist. And she lets me get to the end result in my own way, which in this case ended up a beautiful champagne blonde.”

The warm blonde color is a great and gentle way to ease into a new edgy cut and complements the singer’s stunning facial features and completion. The hairstylist broke down the process of creating Bey’s look below:

1. “First, I took Beyonce back to her natural color, so in a sense we were starting fresh.”

2. “Then I highlighted her strands one small area at a time. I was very precise in how I placed the highlights and wanted the color to be soft and sexy.”

3. “I chose to highlight her hair with champagne and summer blonde tones. By strategically highlighting her whole head in very tiny sections, we achieved the perfect look.”