Lena Waithe is sporting a new look!

The Chi creator debuted a fresh cut on Instagram this weeend, having shaved off her signature locs.

“New tings,” she captioned the photo on Instagram.

New tings. Cut by : @barberdolltheslayer

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The Emmy award-winning television writer, producer, and actor still had her locs when she hit the 2018 ESSENCE Festival to discuss her commitment to building a diverse writers’ community in Hollywood.

 “It’s important to create opportunities for people who have a voice,” she said. “The problem is really access.”

Waithe also talked about how seriously she takes her visibility in Hollywood, particularly because of how it helps the LGBTQIA community.

“I’m happy to be the light at the end of the tunnel for some young brown queer kid,” she said. “I want to show them that I wouldn’t have an Emmy if I wasn’t a gay black woman because I wouldn’t have a story to tell about coming out to my mom.”

We love the new look!