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Why did Jennifer Lawrence lose her long hair? Is she preparing for a role as Natalie Portman circa 2005?

jennifer lawrence hair Jennifer Lawrence unveiled her new hairdo on Facebook on her way to a "Hunger Games" event.
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Jennifer Lawrence made waves this week by chopping off her own waves. Her long, usually blonde-occasionally brunette locks are gone, replaced with an asymmetrical and very short bob.

So why did the once and future Katniss lose her long hair? Is she preparing for a role as Natalie Portman circa 2005? Nope — Hollywood's down-to-earth darling got a drastic cut for the same reason most of us do. She was sick of her style.

"I don’t know, I cut it earlier, and it was just kind of like [shoulder-length] and it grew to that awkward, gross length, and I just kept putting it back in a bun, and I said, ‘Well I don’t want to do this,’ so I just cut it off," she told Yahoo. "It just couldn't get any uglier."

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Of course it could get uglier. She could bleach it haphazardly in the gym showers and then color it pink with fabric dye. I did that when I was 14 and itreally couldn't get any uglier. But I respect her need for a change, and the bob is adorable.

 
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