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

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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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