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Celebrity stylist Kiyah Wright spoke to about Ciara’s new short hairdo and the inspiration behind the chic short style:

Ciara’s known for having amazingly long, voluminous hair. This is a big change for her.

Yeah, of course it’s partially extensions, but her hair is long anyway. She’s in LA for the Summer and wanted something lighter, something different.

Her new style is a hair piece, right?

Yes, it’s a hair piece. She still has really long hair — this look is just for the Summer.

How did you come up with it?

Ciara has such a little, petite, cute face, and she told me that she wanted to go short. She wanted to do the Halle Berry, but I thought “We need a little sexy, we need a little swagger in front, so let’s just give it a little bit of lift.” But I didn’t want it to look like Rihanna’s cut, either, so I cut all of it with thinning sheers and kept it tight on the sides, then added a swoop bang and gave her a reddish-auburn highlight in the front, just to break up the black a little bit.

We’re kind of glad she didn’t chop off all her locks afterall. Ciara is cute both ways but we definitely love the long hair too! Click here for the rest of the interview with Kiyah Wright where she talks more about the inspiration for the cut.

Did Ciara refuse to pay for her hair pieces??

Click here to see more photos of Ciara’s new look

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