Actress Emma Watson looks to the crowd at the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 at Trafalgar Square in London July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
British actress Emma Watson has been recognized as having the most influential haircut of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), for the second year in a row.
The WSJ picked the young actress, who has taken to sporting short hair styles, was restricted from cutting her long tresses for as long as she was filming the Harry Potter film series. Once the series was over, however, Watson went for the pixie cut, calling it the most liberating thing ever.
The actress, who played Hermione Granger to Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter, has earned herself the status of a style icon.
Scroll down to see the actress' different hair styles through the years.
British actress Emma Watson blows a kiss at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Emma Watson poses at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity in New York May 3, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Actress Emma Watson arrives for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in New York July 9, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
British actress Emma Watson arrives for the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince at Leicester Square in London July 7, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Cast member Emma Watson poses at the premiere of the movie The Tale of Despereaux at the Arclight theatre in Hollywood, California Dec. 7, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Emma Watson wins the award for Best Performance - Female at the first ever National Movie Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London Sept. 28, 2007. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
British actress Emma Watson who plays Hermione in the forthcoming film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire attends a photocall in London, Oct. 25, 2005. REUTERS/Toby Melville
British actress Emma Watson arrives at the British premiere of her new movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in London July 3, 2007 REUTERS/James Boardman
Actress Emma Watson poses at the premiere of the film Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire in New York Nov. 12, 2005. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
Actress Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, arrives at the European premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, May 30, 2004. REUTERS/David Bebber