In order to celebrate the beginning of the 48th year of her life, Pop queen Madonna, who in the past has tried a number of hair styles and colours, has undergone yet another hair reinvention.
The 48-year-old singer, who has earlier tried everything from strawberry blonde to the permed look, is now sporting an all-new platinum blonde bob.
While the shade is reminiscent of her 1990s Material Girl heyday, the blunt-edge cut is different to anything she has ever previously had.
"Madonna wanted to do something spectacular to mark turning 48 last month," the Daily Mail quoted a source close to the star, as saying.
"There is no way she is going to grow old gracefully,” the source added.
"The cut had been planned for quite a while and was by no means a spontaneous decision. Madonna knows she is in as good a shape as ever and facially barely looks a day older than she did when she first started out.”
The Material Girl, who is on the final leg of her Confessions world tour, recently showed off her new look at the X-Static Process photography exhibition at the Louis Vuitton store in Tokyo.