Ciara is a hair chameleon. One day she’s wearing thirty-inch extensions and a towering topknot the next. In the same fashion, she switched out her curly ponytail for a new hairdo, but this one might shock you.

At Monday’s Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards in New York City, the Beauty Mark singer ’s short pixie cut made a red carpet debut. Her short crop shocked fans on social media, and us too. Following the annual awards ceremony where Ciara was presented with the ACE Style Icon Award, the mom of two took to Instagram to show off her new ‘do.

While we’ve seen the face-framing crop on countless celebrities including icons like Toni Braxton, Angela Bassett, and Halle Berry, no one was prepared to see it on CiCi.

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Chop it awf ☺️😘…

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“No, please be a wig,” one fan on Instagram commented.

“@ciara you just had a big curly ponytail on your Insta[gram] story how you go to a short cut that FAST! Woww,” another added.

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Wuddup #NY. #SetLife ✌🏽

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While the world is wondering how she did it, we’re chalking Ciara’s quick change up to the power of a great wig and #BlackGirlMagic.

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