Why Emma Watson Cut Her Hair Off

Harry Potter beauty Emma Watson sent shockwaves across the Internet yesterday when she debuted her new, dramatically short haircut. And while the verdict is still out among the general public, don’t expect Watson to go running for hair extensions in a fit of regret anytime soon. The 20-year-old tells EW.com that she’s been liberated by her close-cropped coif:

“Oh my God, it was the most liberating thing! The stylist just grabbed the back of my hair and took a whole ponytail of hair out. It felt amazing. I love it.”

So what inspired Watson to go with the short cut, which was provided by appropriately named New York stylist Rodney Cutler of Cutler Salon? Says Watson,

“I missed all that experimentation that most teenagers go through. I’ve wanted to do this since I was about 16, so as soon as I had the chance I was like, ‘Right. This is it.’”

Was Watson’s experiment successful? Render your verdict in the comments section—after examining the evidence in closer detail, of course.

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