Check Out Leighton Meester's New (Way Shorter!) Hairdo

10/26/2012 at 12:15 PM ET

Leighton MeesterJustin Campbell/Startraks

So long, Blair Waldorf! It took less than one week from the Gossip Girl wrap party for Leighton Meester to begin distancing herself from her character. How she did it? By cutting her hair. (And ditching those headbands, of course.)

The actress showed off her choppy above-the-shoulder bob at a Flaunt Magazine party in West Hollywood, Calif. on Thursday.

Last month, the star hinted to The Cut that she might do away with her character’s signature long, wavy locks after the show finished filming. “I haven’t really been able to change my hair for six years — and I used to do it all the time,” she said. “So I think if the mood strikes me, I’ll cut my hair or dye it or try different things.”

We wonder if a new hair color is up next? Maybe she’ll go back to her roots: she is a natural blonde, after all. Tell us: What do you think of Meester’s short new ‘do?

–Jennifer Cress

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Eli on

Are you sure she didn’t pin it up in back to make it look like a bob? Because her hair is a lot thicker than that. It looks like the front is just layered and the back is pinned.

Jester on

Sorry, but I think it looks like a mess. It doesn’t even appear to be cut evenly.

Michele on

It looks like a sloppy cut job, or it might just be styles to look this way. I am all for short haircuts but this one doesn’t look nice. I understand her wanting to chop it off, I remember Emma Watson cutting her hair very short after Harry Potter finished as well. It can be a very psychologically freeing experience.

just saying on

really? way shorter?

JeanE on

I hope she didn’t pay anyone for that haircut, I could’ve done a better job for free on her than that hack job!!!

BBB on

That hair is tragic, sorry Leighton. I’m a fan but not of her hairstylist.

Allie on

Does it really matter if stars get short hair? They have extensions put in after a week or say anyway!!

Just Jasmine on

Ruuhhh roohhhhh. This is not a good look et al. She needs to distance herself from whatever “Hair Stylist” committed this foolery on her hair. OM-Leighton.

Kim on

I think she needs to go back and let them actually finish the cut. This is a hot mess.

Summer on

The cut itself may be good, but it’s hard to tell because it’s not styled right.

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