The star rocks a new short do

By Alex Apatoff
Updated February 12, 2014 03:05 AM

Courtesy Taylor Swift

There aren’t many people for whom a haircut merits a rousing round of applause from a roomful of admiring onlookers. But Taylor Swift is not your average person — and a haircut, for her, is not just an everyday occurrence.

You can see the weight she (and the cheering crowd) assigns to this momentous occasion in the video she posted to Instagram (below), which she captioned, simply, “Haircut.” In the video, she says, “We don’t do anything without an audience, do we?” (P.S. In the comments, Taylor fans claim ex-boyfriend Harry Styles, with whom she has had a contentious relationship, can be spotted in the room. Thoughts?)

After posting the teaser video, Swift followed up with a Polaroid-style photo of herself with singer Ellie Goulding and the caption “London, I could never thank you enough. See you next time! PS: short hair, don’t care. (!!!)”

We imagine the exclamation points are to convey the enthusiasm of someone whose last big hair change was getting bangs several years ago — and loves to toss those famously long locks onstage. She’ll just have to bring the drama another way — a duet with Mr. Styles, perhaps?

Plus, check out the mid-haircut pics posted by pal Cara Delevingne — and a post-chop shot with Goulding!

What do you think of Swift with short hair? Should she go even shorter? Weigh in below!

–Alex Apatoff