from bleached blonde to brown

From Hermione to Belle, Emma Watson’s hairstyle has changed as much as her characters. (Getty Pictures)

Twelve years ago, Emma Watson cut her hair in her first cut. Maybe out of defiance to have had the same hair for as long as a third of the heroes of Harry Potter, maybe she just wanted a change.

Now, the 32-year-old actor has brought back his old pixie cut, with a modern twist.

The Harry Potter star made his debut in Prada’s latest fragrance campaign, of which Watson is the new face.

Images released by the Italian fashion house show Watson’s newly shorn hair for the collaboration, complete with dangling Prada earrings and a dramatic eyeliner moment.

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The Prada campaign also marks her directorial debut for the brand.

“Prada has always exceeded traditional patterns and archetypes of engineered beauty and is famous for a femininity that defies convention,” Watson said in a press release.

“It’s a pleasure to create a campaign and portray a fragrance with such a deep philosophical concept and sustainability initiatives in a way that feels genuinely real and relevant,” she added.

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Having been in the limelight for over 20 years, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen a few changes in Emma Watson’s hairstyles over the years; from child actor to fashion face and United Nations ambassador, the star has gone through several styles and colors in her time in the spotlight.

As she rediscovers her pixie cut, take a look back at how Emma Watson’s hairstyle has evolved over the years.

2000

Emma Watson during a photocall to present the new cast of the Harry Potter films in 2000

Emma Watson at a photocall to introduce the new cast of the Harry Potter films in 2000. (Getty Images)

Before she was a household name, Emma Watson was a normal 10-year-old and with her, she had the normal haircut of a 10-year-old: natural light brown hair with straight bangs and her natural curls that stood out.

2002

Emma Watson at the Los Angeles Premiere

Emma Watson at the Los Angeles Premiere Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2002. (Getty Images)

The actor grew out his hair and bangs over the next few years, pushing his bangs to the side and adding a few extra layers to his locks.

2004

Emma Watson on the red carpet at the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban premiere in New York in 2004

Emma Watson on the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Red carpet premiere in New York in 2004. (Getty Images)

A fresh cut and some golden highlights came out in 2004, where Watson embraced her curly hair on the red carpet.

2005

Emma Watson at the New York premiere of Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire in 2005. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005. (Getty Images)

The then-appropriate side-swept bangs stayed with Watson for a few years and became her go-to style.

2006

Emma Watson at the Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards in 2006. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards in 2006. (Getty Images)

2006 saw Watson adopt a Noughties take on ’90s “The Rachel” haircut, complete with multiple layers.

2007

Emma Watson at the European premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the European Premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007. (Getty Images)

The Harry Potter star has played with lighter golden tones as he got older.

2008

Emma Watson at the Vue West End in London, UK.  (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)

Emma Watson at the Vue West End in London, UK. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)

The actress got her 10-year-old hairstyle back by cutting new bangs into her golden locks.

2010

Emma Watson at the reception to celebrate the new Warner Brothers Leavesden studios at Claridge's in 2010. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the reception to celebrate the new Warner Brothers Leavesden studios at Claridge’s in 2010. (Getty Images)

New hair who is it? After finally wrapping up filming all of the Harry Potter movies (where she had to keep her hair more or less the same as Hermione’s), Watson mixed things up with a new pixie cut and darker shade.

2011

Emma Watson at the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards. (Getty Images)

She opted for a lighter, butterier golden hue as she rocked the pixie cut.

2011

Emma Watson at the Late Show with David Letterman in 2011 in New York.  (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at Late show with David Letterman in 2011 in New York. (Getty Images)

Watson returned to a darker shade as she pushed the cropped style.

2012

Emma Watson at the MTV Movie Awards in 2012. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the MTV Movie Awards in 2012. (Getty Images)

The pixie cut reached bob length in 2012, and Watson’s hair color reverted to a more natural light brown with golden highlights.

2014

Emma Watson at the Madrid premiere of Noah in 2014. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the Madrid premiere of Noah in 2014. (Getty Images)

Watson returned to the dark side in 2014 and wore her hair in a dramatic side sweep for the premiere of Noah in Madrid, Spain.

2016

Emma Watson at the premiere of Colonia Dignidad - Es Gibt Kein Zurueck in Berlin in 2016. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the premiere of Colonia Dignidad – Es Gibt Kein Zurueck in Berlin in 2016. (Getty Images)

Watson returned to bangs in 2016, but this time opting for softer, curtain-style bangs instead of straight bangs.

2018

Emma Watson at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. (Getty Images)

The Harry Potter star took it a step further in 2018 and had super short bangs cut in her brunette locks.

2021

Emma Watson at the Earthshot Prize 2021 at Alexandra Palace in 2021. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the Earthshot Prize 2021 at Alexandra Palace in 2021. (Getty Images)

The actor returned to a side-swept brown bob in 2021.

2022

Emma Watson at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2022 Spice.  (Getty Images)

Emma Watson at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2022 Spice. (Getty Images)

Either Watson has a very quick regrowth, or she added extensions for the BAFTA awards in 2022, with a neutralizing gray toner to the look of things as well.

2022

Emma Watson during Paris Fashion Week, Haute Couture in 2022. (Getty Images)

Emma Watson during Paris Fashion Week, Haute Couture in 2022. (Getty Images)

Watson went for the chop again in 2022, this time sporting a modern, soft cut with layered layers and bottleneck bangs in the front.

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