Princess Emma Watson dyed her hair dark, and it’s the perfect transition to winter

We love a good cold-weather ‘do, and Emma Watson’s new dark hair is giving us serious strand envy. The Beauty and the Beast princess stepped out for the Museum of Modern Art’s tribute to Tom Hanks in New York this week sporting locks darker than we’ve seen them in months — and completely owned the look.

Emma’s been keeping her long hair a rich shade of brown while shooting Beauty over the last few months, but she definitely loves to switch things up — sometimes rocking a pixie, sometimes wearing a bob, and always changing up the color. So we weren’t surprised to see her reinvent her ‘do once again!


Here she is just a few days earlier, leaving books on the subway platform in New York, rocking much lighter strands.

And this is what her hair will look like in Beauty and the Beast — much longer and definitely a few shades lighter than it was on Tuesday night.

Though she’s been wearing her hair long while shooting Beauty and the Beast, Emma has said in the past that she loves short styles. Talking to Glamour in 2012 about her pixie cut, she said, “If I had it my way, I would have just kept it short forever.”

"Of course, men like long hair. There's no two ways about it. The majority of the boys around me were like, 'Why did you do that? That's such an error.' And I was like, 'Well, honestly, I don't really care what you think!' I've never felt so confident as I did with short hair — I felt really good in my own skin."

We love to see young women own their looks and their identities, and we’re totally cheering Emma on!