Emma Watson is bringing back her signature pixie cut, at least for a while.
On August 16, Prada announced Watson as the new face of Prada Beauty on Instagram, sharing a photo of the actor in an orange ensemble with his hair styled into an artfully tousled pixie with baby bangs. For Watson’s beauty look, her skin appeared relatively untouched, with rosy cheeks, subtle soapy eyebrows, a glossy nude lip, and pointed winged liner on the outer and inner corners of her eyes. “The British actor, activist and artist embodies the essence of a multidimensional Prada woman,” the brand wrote in the caption. (See photo here.)
“PIXIE CUT IS BACK,” a fan replied to Prada’s post, referencing Watson’s much-hyped (and highly Googled) post-Hermione Granger chop from 2010. “I’ve wanted to do this since I was about 16 years old, and when Harry Potterr ended in June, I just needed a change,” Watson said Marie Claire at the time. “It was quite symbolic for me. It’s very short; it was buzzed around the back and the sides. And it’s really liberating to be able to walk out without thinking about it.
On Emma Watson’s Instagram, the actor shared sneak peek footage of her seemingly pixie-free directorial debut for Prada’s latest fragrance campaign. “When Prada asked me to be the face of their new fragrance campaign, I asked if I could direct it,” Watson wrote in the caption. “Months later, and I’m able to share the results of the faith they shared in me, with all of you. I can’t wait to share this piece of art and hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it (See here.)
She continued, “I could never have done this without my incredible team of collaborators. Thank you for your time, your commitment, your talent and your passion. My directorial debut and Prada’s new refillable fragrance, coming soon. We can’t wait to see it!