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Shay Mitchell Just Got Her Biggest Hair Makeover in Years

Shay Mitchell is known for being sly as a fox with her hair transformations over the years. Back in August of 2016, the Pretty Little Liars actor had us all fooled after sharing a photo of her new lob that wasn’t actually what it seemed to be. “It’s all an illusion,” Chris Appleton, Mitchell’s hairstylist at the time, previously told Allure. “I braided away the underneath [section] of Shay’s hair and used a half-head [hair extension] in the back.” One month prior, in July of 2016, the actor also had us all convinced that she wanted to have more fun by becoming a blonde. It turned out that Mitchell’s time as a blonde was a one-night-only deal by way of a wig.

Since it’s no secret that Mitchell likes to “fake it ’til you make it” with her “haircuts,” we’re wondering if the actor’s latest hair transformation actually even involved a pair of scissors. Mitchell took to TikTok to debut her new bob in a five-second video on January 15. In addition to the short new cut, Mitchell also ushered in the new with some short bangs and waves. Even the color appeared to be a lighter shade of brunette.

Mitchell’s video cultivated a debate of sorts in her video’s comments section, which was certainly prompted by her TikTok’s caption: “Long or short?” The comments section was divided on the matter, but one TikTok user remained firm on their partiality towards Mitchell’s long hair during her stint as Emily Fields in Pretty Little Liars, writing in response to another TikToker, “I like it a lot but I’m too still emotionally attached to Emily Fields for this amount of change.”

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For now, we’re airing on the side of caution and, until we see more evidence, we will assume that Mitchell is just up to her old — and awesome — hair pranks again. 


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