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Harry Potter Star Emma Watson's Spell-Binding New Hair Style


Aug. 5 2010, Published 12:05 p.m. ET

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Harry Potter star Emma Watson is celebrating her new-found freedom from the franchise with a magical style transformation, and has details on her dramatic new look.

With both her role as Hogwarts school-girl Hermione Granger completed and her modeling contract as the face of Burberry on hold, the 20-year-old English rose finally had the chance to take control of her looks and rebelled by chopping her long hair off into an extreme pixie cut.

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While the style is definitely shocking to some, the actress has no regrets about taking the plunge. 

“Yes, I cut my hair off a few days ago! I love it- feels incredible. Hope you like it!” she wrote on her Twitter page.

Currently in New York promoting the seventh film in the famous series, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Watson got her edgy new ‘do from celebrity stylist Rodney Cutler, who tipped his fans off about it on Facebook page, “Rodney cut Emma Watson's hair, stay tuned for the results... you will be amazed!!!”

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The child model’s obligations to fashion house Burberry have been put on hold but not stopped for good, despite her being replaced by Transformer’s 3 star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the fashion house’s autumn and winter commercials.

"Emma is a big part of the Burberry family and is also a wonderful friend….I have huge admiration for her both personally and professionally and everything she's achieved. We've worked with Emma on various projects and campaigns and will continue to collaborate together,” Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer told

Watson was catapulted to fame in 2001 when she won the role of the main non-magical Muggle in the wizard franchise and since then has had to stick to the same signature look.

Currently attending Brown University, Emma is now enjoying acting like a typically normal college kid instead of a movie star by playing with different fashion statements.

The film adaptation of the J.K. Rowling’s final book of the series has been split into two films, Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows Parts I and II, to be released in November 2010 and July 2011.


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