Beyoncé is one of the most talked about style icons around. Her stage presence and performances are legendary but last week she made one of the most powerful statements of her career by cutting off her hair. The Times spoke to Nicky Clarke to get his opinion on short hair.

“It’s the summer, when you have a great face and you are comfortable in your own skin, then a shorter look will be much more comfortable in the heat. People with longer hair tend to tie it up much more in the summer so specially for holidays and racing back and forth for meetings in August, shorter hair is far easier to work with,” said Nicky Clarke.

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