Emma Watson makes a gorgeous hair change

Can you guess the Disney princess that inspired her look?

Emma Watson has been a beauty icon for years. For almost 15 years since she first graced our screens as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, she has been the definition of brow goals. Now she’s back to being the name on everyone’s lips with the upcoming release of the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, in which she plays the coveted role of Belle, and this time around, it's her hair that has caught our attention.

For the last few years, Emma has switched between warm honey and caramel coloured hair, opting for a fairly blonde shade while she grew out her pixie cut back in 2011. But despite these mini hair transformations, she’s generally kept her hair colour pretty consistent and not too far from her natural hue (unlike these celebs who have opted for more drastic hair makeovers).

MTV Movie Awards 2011

Paris Fashion Week 2014

Costume Institute Gala 2016

Recently the actress stepped out at an event in New York with freshly coloured hair, which, while still a shade of brunette and not too drastic a change, greatly excited us. The deeper, glossy colour was styled into a gorgeous loose updo with soft ringlets framing her face, and we couldn’t help but notice the real life resemblance to her Disney princess character. 

Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit 2016

Strategic colour choice to promote her movie, or just a coincidental change for the European and Northern American winter? It's hard to tell, but either way, we love the brunette hue, and predict the warm, rich colour will be a popular choice for those looking to tweak their ombre hair.

If Emma’s hair change has inspired you to embrace a darker hue, see our tips for keeping brown hair vibrant and glossy.

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