02/21/2012 10:26 EST | Updated 02/21/2012 10:26 EST

Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus: Celebs Embrace Short Hair, Transform Their Look (PHOTOS, POLL)

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Everyone's doing it: from Emma Watson (who basically embraced the crop-top trend years ago) to Miley Cyrus and Cameron Diaz. Celebs everywhere are chopping their locks in favour of a shorter more manageable shift.

It's been identified as a must, ahem, 'do trend for 2012, and people like Jennifer Aniston have said they lobed off their locks because hair extensions ruined their natural mane.

So imagine our surprise when we read on one of our favourite style sites, Styleite, that Emma Watson was once asked if she was a lesbian because of her famous pixie cut. Yes, that apparently happened.

As the actress, who is also the face of Lancôme, says in her piece via The Independent: "That haircut did make me realise how subjective everyone's opinion is. Some people were crazy for it and some people just thought I'd lost my shit. All I can do is follow my instincts, because I'll never please everyone."

Which has us asking: what's wrong with chopping off your locks to give yourself a whole new look? It's not like Emma's the only one to have done it...

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