Emma Watson's radical new hair cut

Friday August 6, 2010

After having famously played the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films with her trademark long and curly hair, it came as a bit of a shock to see Emma Watson out and about in New York sporting a drastic new pixie-style hair cut.

The 20-year-old was barely recognisable as she was snapped catching a cab in New York's West Village with friends.

Having finished shooting the two final Harry Potter movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts I and II, it is clear that Emma is keen to make a fresh start.

And apparently her dramatic new hairdo is making her feel magical: "Dear all. Cut my hair off a few days ago…feels incredible. I love it," she wrote on her Facebook page.

"I've been wanting to do this for years and years; it's the most liberating thing ever. Hope you like," she added.

The former Burberry model has now returned to New York to study at Ivy League institution Brown University.

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