Credit: Instagram Photo: Taylor Swift and Ellie Goulding in London

We’d like to take a moment of silence in remembrance of Taylor Swift’s fabulous long hair. As of last night, right before Taylor left London, she took it upon herself to chop off her hair just above her shoulders — as her friends, family, and bandmates looked on — and kindly shared the footage with us on Instagram.

Okay, let’s face it: the long blonde locks we know and love have been gone for awhile. Little by little, Taylor has spent the last few months trimming away her hair into a less shocking — but totally adorable — shoulder length cut. We didn’t know if we’d like the shorter cut on her at first, but once we got used to it, we were experiencing some serious hair envy.

We suspect the same will happen this time, but for now, we’re experiencing a period of mourning. Kind of like how we felt when Taylor traded in her signature curls for a straightened, sleeker look — and bangs. The kind that look good on Taylor, Zooey Deschanel, and no one else.

Post-haircut, Taylor hung out with her pal Ellie Goulding — who joined her onstage at the O2 Arena to perform her single, “Burn.” Amazing much?

We can all agree that Taylor could shave her head and still look fabulous. Just, um, please don’t.

Source: Instagram