Zooey Deschanel looks so much like Matilda with her new super short haircut

Our beloved Zooey Deschanel is instantly recognizable. Between her bright blue eyes, porcelain complexion, and long, dark tresses, the New Girl actress can easily be picked out of a crowd. Well…perhaps not anymore. Mere hours ago, Zooey posted an Instagram photo revealing that she chopped her hair — weeks ago, no less — and it looks dang amazing!

"Meant to post this weeks ago: thanks @mararoszak for my big time hair cut!" Zooey captioned her cute Insta pic.

It honestly took us a minute to remember the last time Zooey sported a short ‘do. But then, there was Elf. In 2003, Zooey not only sported short hair for her role as Jovie — she was also blonde at the time. Before that, Zooey had short hair in films such as Abandon, The New Guy, and Big Trouble. And who could forget the actress’s stint in Jimmy Fallon’s “Idiot Boyfriend” music video?

Now, it looks like Zooey has returned to her early 2000s roots (literally).


When it comes to all things hair, we can’t imagine Zooey not looking amazing. However, we are partial to this new short look (which her hairstylist describes as a “’60s bob”), and will be bookmarking it for our next appointment at the hair salon. Also, she’s kind of giving us Matilda vibes, no? Love.

And even though Zooey went to celebrity hairstyle Mara Roszak for her chop, she does have some solid hair care advice of her own. During an interview with PopSugar, Zooey stated,

"Get a haircut that suits your face and keep your hair healthy, it'll be easier to style...I had to fight for years to have [my fringe]."

Simple, yet significant. We’ll be sure to follow Zooey’s advice…after we copy her chic new style.

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