Pop superstar Beyonce has followed in the footsteps of Miley Cyrus by chopping off her hair in a drastic image makeover.

The Irreplaceable singer is now sporting a short, pixie crop and she showed off her new look in a series of shots posted on her Instagram.com page.

Beyonce is seen stroking her short, blonde-streaked hair while looking into a mirror.

The pictures were uploaded on Wednesday (07Aug13), just days after the singer completed the North American leg of her Mrs Carter Show World Tour in New York City.

It is not known if Beyonce's image overhaul is related to an incident last month (Jul13) when her flowing tresses were mangled by the blades of an industrial fan as she performed a show in Montreal, Canada.

Cyrus surprised her followers last year (12) by having her hair cut into a short, punky style, but has since revealed she received a barrage of online abuse over the cut, saying, "The names I've been called since I cut my hair... Everyone said I was a lesbian but I'm like, 'Being a lesbian isn't a bad thing. So if you think I look like I'm a lesbian, I'm not offended. You can call me much worse.' I've been called much worse. Being a lesbian is a compliment more than what else they call me."