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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