Depends on your definition of beauty.
I don't regard a flawless skin and long hair as the essence of beauty.
The shock about the short hair in THAT colour originates from my admiration for her gorgous hair so far - true.
But she herself is nevertheless beautiful. Because of her grace, her intellect, her generous, giving personality. For the way she radiates energy and kindness, and the way she kept such an open mind.
In this way she certainly didn't hurtle away from perfection.
And I hope it will last for a very very long time.